Archive for October, 2007

Semi Homemade Kalakand

Inspired by Indira of Mahanandi’s Kalakand ,I tried my own version making it semi home made with ready made ingredients like condensed milk and paneer.After tasting this semi home made version of kalakand and it is just too good and ‘ perfect ‘is what I could only say.It took around 20 Min’s to make this one. In a sturdy,heavy bottomed pan,I added 1 can of sweetened condensed milk and once milk started forming bubbles,I added grated paneer(I used half of store bought paneer cube – ‘Nanak’ paneer).Stir in together for 10 Min’s or more until it form to a thick sturdy mass.Spread this onto a greased plate and garnish with choice of nuts and cut into desired shapes after a while. Tasty ,fresh,semi homemade kalakand is ready in Min’s.

October 23, 2007 at 6:44 pm 15 comments

Tindora with Coconut

Dondakaya is one of my favourite vegetable and one vegetable ,I specifically go to shop in Indian stores. As my blog here mostly showcases some of the delicacies cooked and cherished everyday in my home,I am here today sharing one more such kind of recipe. to make this curry,slit tindora.

In a pan,add and toast popu, add tindora/dondakaya pieces and let cook till tender and soft.If necessary sprinkle water in between. Meanwhile grind grated coconut,jeera(1/4 tsp).green chillies(as desired) and add this to the cooked tindora and stir. Let this cook for 2-3 Min’s. Remove from heat and serve with rice.
Some more dondakya recipes from my blog:
Dondakaya with kura karam
Stuffed tindora

October 23, 2007 at 6:29 pm 4 comments

Coconut – Yogurt Chutney(Kobbari perugu pachchadi)

This subtle,yet tasty kobbari perugu pachchadi is some of our everyday cherished dishes for lunches,dinners and also sometimes as accompaniment’s.
To do this,just mix,desired quantity of fresh or defrosted frozen coconut with yogurt and season it with popu,salt and green chillies as desired. My mother used to add 1/4 th teaspoon of ground mustard paste for some extra flavour and exquisite taste. I skip this step sometimes .

October 22, 2007 at 7:05 pm 1 comment

Bread Pinwheels

I tried this snack in a fun healthy way. I used


1 boiled potato
1 big carrot grated
1/2 cup green peas,
1/4 onion chopped
1/4 bunch cilantro chopped
1 tsp chat masala
1/2 tsp cumin powder
a pinch of pepper
1 tsp oil
3 slices of white bread for each roll

or mix grated panner/tofu,grated carrot,beetroot,green peas cilantro,chat masala and season wtih salt and pepper for a colour filling.


I made curry by sauteing onion in very little oil till cooked,then added mashed potato,grated carrot,green peas and chat masala,cumin powder ,pepper and finally seasoned with salt.
Alternately,for the second kind of stuffing just mix grated paneer boiled mashed potato,chopped onions,grated carrot,beet root and green peas with chat masala and season with salt and pepper and this way you can make it even healthier omitting potato if desired and replacing paneer with tofu.As everything is baked,that itself provides good taste and there by avoiding even 1 tsp oil also

Take 3 slices of white bread ,trim the edges and now dip the slice edges in a cup of water and gently squeeze off water if any . Line a small sheet of tin foil and lay the slice on foil.Dip the second slice same as first one and lay it on the edge of first one vertically. Repeat the third one.Gently press on the joints to ensure the slices stick together like a sheet. Now spread the curry ( after it is cooled completely) all over the sheet and start rolling from one end to the other end.Once rolled completely gently roll the whole thing in the lined tin foil and seal the foil ends and refrigerate in the freezer for at least 10 Min’s. WIth this quantity of curry I could make 3 such kind of rolls. After 10 Min’s,take out the roll and cut into pinwheels,brush them with melted butter and bake in the oven at 375F for 20 Min’s or until the bread is golden brown.

October 2, 2007 at 2:25 am 8 comments

Veggie Spring Rolls

Spring rolls have been my family favourite all the time. So,I decided to give a try.I chose to make my own version of shape because firstly I was not comfortable making those nice looking rolls,secondly,these shapes occupy less space to fry.

All I did to make this spring rolls was

For the filling -> Saute finely chopped onions,then add finely chopped cabbage,carrot and beans and stir fry until cooked. Add boiled and drained noodles if desired(I skipped this step). Add one teaspoon soy sauce and season with salt and pepper

For the outer roll -> I used 1.5 cups of all purpose flour 1 tbsp corn starch or suji,salt,1tbsp each of milk and curd,1/4 tsp salt. To make the dough,sift flour along with salt into a bowl.Add suji/corn starch,add,milk and curd. Knead into a pliable dough adding water as needed to form a stiff dough.
I made small balls out of the dough and rolled them out into thin chapatis and using a tumbler cut into small circles,stuffed with a little stuffing and folded all the edges towards the centre to look like onion and gave a twist and deep fried in oil. The best part I found with this shape was ,it was easy to fry and perfect to eat too.

October 1, 2007 at 10:34 pm 5 comments

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