Sunday, January 27, 2013

Carrot Halwa

                                                                   I am posting this Carrot Halwa/Gajar ka halwa recipe specially for a blogger friend who has been a great support to me. Carrot Halwa is a very popular Punjabi Dessert ,especially in winter. My friend usually makes the dish with Delhi carrots, which are red in colour. Somehow, I prefer the normal carrots for their colour.
It is a simple recipe if you have the carrots shredded. It does not require much ghee nor there is frying involved, so you can really indulge in this sweet without feeling guilty. You can add some more nuts like Almonds or Pistachios, if you prefer.For a quicker version, people do add condensed milk or khoa. Whichever method you follow, it still tastes great !!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Mirchi Ka Salan

                                                                   Mirchi Ka Salan is a Hyderabadi Subzi served usually with Hyderabadi Biryani.I feel it is a combination  of north and south Indian taste.It is a little different from the usual north Indian subzis.It tastes good even with plain basmati rice.

My kids were hesitant to try this one because they think it is a subzi with chillies!!!!!later when they tried they quiet liked it.In the original recipe they use green chillies and they deep fry them!!!so if you want to you can try it too!!!!I would prefer the milder version so i have made this in the way below!!!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Easy Potato Fry

                                                     This is the most favourite curry(vegetable dish) of mine.From childhood i used to love it especially when my mom makes shallots vathakozhambu and this curry.It really comes in handy when you run out of green vegetables.
Today i madee brinjal curry and one of my kids does not like brinjal so i had to make a quick curry for her and i decided to make this "easy potato fry".It is really simple and gets done in few minutes and it is very tasty.It is a great side for any south Indian gravy.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Pasta In white sauce with Veggies

                                                         I think the upmas and usili's have today been replaced by pasta and noodles. For this, we need to give our thanks to globalization and the exposure to International food ! Our taste buds have gotten used to Pastas and pizzas.Not to blame the kids, but the pastas and macaronis have to be in the menu at regular intervals. Pasta is made in two different ways one with white sauce and the other with red sauce.Like I have mentioned in earlier recipes, I like in include lot of veggies in all the meals. So I made this one(pasta with white sauce)with certain veggies!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Paruppu Urundai Kozhambu

                                                           I have already posted Paruppu urundai in more kozhambu this is similar to that  one except the gravy is different.My mom used to make the more kozhambu one and my MIL makes the Tamarind gravy one.My husband used to feast on it on Sundays!!!Though i do not make either one often made it today and i thought will save the recipe and share it with every one.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Semolina Pudding/Rawa Payasam

                                                                  Wish you all a Very Happy New Year.I was planning to make a cake for the new years but was not able to because of time constraint.I thought let me start the new year with a little sweet and after seeing the lovely posts of different kinds of payasam(pudding,kheer)in all the other blogs i thought let me make this one at least. It was very yummy yet simple and fast to make!!