Ragi Idli / Finger Millet Idli


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Ragi Idli is a very healthy food to diabetics, people with low hemoglobin and for all age groups as well, including kids. It’s a great source of fiber as well.

Ingredients:

  • Urad Dal – 50 grams
  • Idli Rava – 100 grams
  • Ragi Flour – 50 grams
  • Salt – as required
  • Curd – 2 spoons
  • Oil

Procedure:

  • Soak Urad Dal for 4-5 hours and grind into a batter of soft consistent paste. add water to make sure, batter won’t become too hard.
  • wash idli rava and press it hard to remove excess water.
  • now, mix idli rava, ragi flour and little salt to the urad dal batter and mix nicely.
  • the batter should be soft and not so thick and watery, keep mixing ingredients accordingly.
  • leave this batter overnight to ferment nicely.
  • now, take idli making trays and apply oil on them.
  • pour the batter on it and allow idlis to steam cook for sometime.
  • serve hot with sambar or ground nut chutney.
  • healthy nutrient rich breakfast is ready to start your day !!! 😉
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Ivy Gourd Gravy/Tindora Ka Salan/Dondakaya Gravy/Kovaikai Kuzhambu


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This recipe is known with multiple names, like Ivy Gourd Gravy/Tindora Ka Salan/Dondakaya Gravy/Kovaikai Kuzhambu.

Ingredients :

  • Dondakaya/Tindora– 250 grams
  • Ginger – small piece
  • Garlic – few
  • Onion – 2 or 3
  • Tomato – 2 or 3
  • Salt – as required
  • Turmeric Powder- as required
  • Chilli Powder- as required
  • Tadka
  • Ground Nuts – 50 grams

 

Procedure :

  • Dry roast ground nuts in a pan and make it to powder using mixer grinder.
  • Cut ginger, garlic,onions and tomato into small pieces and put in a mixer grinder and make it to a paste.
  • add ground powder, Salt, Turmeric Powder, Chilli Powder to the above paste.
  • now, make cuts to the dondakaya and insert this paste inside those cuts.
  • Now, add oil to pan and prepare tadka.
  • now, add stuffed dondakaya to the oil and let them cook in sim for 5-10 minutes.
  • Then add water for gravy let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • Yummy dondakaya gravy  curry is  ready 🙂

 

Ladies Finger Soup ( Bendakaya Pulusu )


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Ingredients :

  • Ladies Finger/ Bendakaya – 250-300 grams
  • Oil
  • Onions – 2 or 3
  • Salt
  • Ginger Garlic paste -1 spoon
  • Tadka ( How to prepare Tadka (పోపు) )
  • Curry leaves
  • coriander
  • Turmeric powder
  • Chilli Powder
  • tamarind Juice

Procedure :

  • heat oil in a pan and add cut onions,and stir until onions become golden brown.
  • wash ladies finger and wipe with dry cloth and then cut into pieces.
  • add ginger garlic paste and let it fry for another 2 minutes.
  • prepare tadka and add the onions, ginger garlic paste, chilli powder,turmeric to it.
  • add cut chillis, tamarind juice, water, salt and let them cook for sometime.
  • now put the ladies finger pieces in the gravy and cook in low flame for 10 minutes.
  • then add coriander leaves on top for garnishing.
  • yummy Bendakaya Pulusu ( Ladies Finger Soup) is ready 🙂

Undrallu


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Ingredients:

  • Rice Flour – 200 grams
  • Jaggery – 200 grams
  • Grated Coconut – 100 grams
  • Moong Dal – 50 grams
  • Milk – 50 ml
  • Elaichi – few
  • Salt
  • Dry Fruits

Procedure:

  • Take a glass of water and boil it, once boiled, add rice flour to it and mix nicely to avoid forming lumps.
  • now, make them into small balls ans keep it aside.
  • fry moong dal and then boil them.
  • now, take a brass kadai on stove and add water, jaggery, grated coconut, and then let it cook and add the balls prepared above along with moong dal.
  • once it is boiled for 5-10mins, mix rice flour in milk,salt,elaichi and stir and add to the contents in brass kadai.
  • switch off stove after 2-3 minutes to avoid overcooking.
  • garnish with dry fruits.
  • yummy undrallu is ready 🙂

 

Janthikalu – Andhra Snack


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Ingredients:

  • Besan Flour/ Chick Pea Flour – 2 cups
  • Rice Flour – 2 cups
  • Ajwain – 5 grams
  • Ginger Garlic Paste
  • Salt
  • Chilli Powder
  • Oil

Procedure:

  • mix ajwain, ginger garlic paste, little water and then make it to a paste using mixer grinder. now, filter the liquid portion of this paste and keep it aside. you need only the liquid portion, please make a note.
  • now, take a bowl and mix rice flour, besan flour, salt, chilli powder, water and mix nicely and prepare dough.
  • now, add the liquid portion extracted in step 1.
  • Take the janthikalu maker or murukku press. This can be purchased from Amazon. (http://www.amazon.in/Sonyca-Stainless-Steel-Kitchen-Muruku/dp/B016N6CB9C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1503462441&sr=8-1&keywords=janthikalu+maker )
  • now, put the dough in it and press it so that, the dough falls in oil in various shapes as per the disc used.
  • deep fry them, until golden brown, but don’t roast them 😉
  • yummy and tasty Janthikalu/ Murukku is ready 🙂

 

Radish Chutney


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Ingredients:

  • Radish – 2
  • Ground Nuts – 2 spoon ful
  • Red Chillis – 3
  • Green Chillis – 2
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Ginger
  • Tamarind Juice- 1/2 spoon
  • Tadka ( How to prepare Tadka (పోపు) )
  • Jaggery – 1/2 spoon

Procedure:

  • Wash Radish and peel the skin off and then cut nicely into small pieces.
  • fry those radish pieces in a pan and keep aside.
  • in the same pan, add red and green chillis, ginger, ground nuts and fry them a little and then let it cool.
  • now, make it to paste using mixer grinder.
  • add radish pieces, tamarind and jaggery also to the contents in mixer grinder and grind again.
  • now, put tadka ( ( How to prepare Tadka (పోపు) ) on it .
  • quick, yummy and healthy radish chutney is ready 🙂
  • this is a tasty combination with rice and dosa as well 🙂

 

Hyderabadi Style Prawn Gravy


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Ingredients:

  • Prawns – 250 grams
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Ginger Garlic Paste
  • Turmeric
  • Salt
  • Chilli Powder
  • Curd
  • Oil
  • Coriander Leaves and Powder

Procedure:

  • Wash and clean prawns well.
  • marinate prawns with salt, turmeric, ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, curd for 30 minutes.
  • Chop Onions and Tomatoes finely and make it to a puree using mixer grinder.
  • take a kadai and add oil and let it become hot. saute the marinated prawns in it. keep it aside.
  • take another kadai and add oil, chopped onions, green chilli and let them fry until the onions become golden brown.
  • mix the puree prepared above to the frying onions and add salt, turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder and cook on low flame for 10 minutes.
  • now, add the prawns to it and add 1/2 glass water also. allow it to cook for 5 minutes.
  • don’t overcook the prawns.
  • yummy hyderabadi prawns gravy curry is ready 😉