Friday, April 19, 2013

Potato Masala / Poori Kilangu

Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serves            : 2

Poori is one of the rich breakfast which is loved by all age groups esp Kids. This Potato Masala is a very good combo for puffed up Pooris. I used Roasted Gram powder to get a good flavor. Do try this Masala and enjoy with puffed Pooris.


Boiled Potato1 - Big Size
Grated Carrot1 tsp
Turmeric Powder1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds1/4 tsp
Dried Red Chillies
Green Chillies1
AsafoetidaA Pinch
Ginger1/4" - Finely chopped
Roasted Gram 2 tsp
Curry LeavesAs Required
Coriander LeavesAs Required - Optional
SaltTo Taste
Oil2 tsp

  1. Remove the skin of boiled potatoes and mash it well. Grind the Roasted Gram and keep aside.
  2. In a pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add Asafoetida, Cumin Seeds, Green Chillies, Red Chillies, Ginger and Curry Leaves one by one. 
  3. Add onion and fry till golden brown. Add the mashed Potato and stir well. 
  4. Add Turmeric Powder and stir well. Add some water, salt and let it boil for 2 mins. Add Grated carrot, Roasted Gram Flour and keep in simmer for 5 mins. Let the Masala gets thickened to a required consistency and remove from the flame. Garnish with Coriander leaves. 

  • Roasted Gram Flour helps to thicken the Masala and give a good taste.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Porikadalai urundai / Roasted gram Laddu - Another Version

Preparation time : 20 mins
Yield                 : 15 laddus

This Laddu is very popular in my mom's home and in my mother-in-law home. It is loved by my family very much. My mom adds grated coconut and less ghee in this laddu . I have already posted this version. Please check here. My mother does not add coconut, but more ghee. I have tried this version. Additionally I added Oats as well. This laddu will be the kids favorite. Do try this.


Roasted Grams /Fried Grams (Porikadalai)250 gms
Sugar  1 Cup
Oats1/4 cup
Coconut WaterAs Required
Milk1/4 cup
Ghee3 tbsp

  1. Grind the Roasted grams, Oats and Sugar in the mixer and keep aside in a deep bowl.
  2. In a pan, heat 2 tbsp Ghee and add to Roasted grams. Add milk.
  3. Add Coconut water little by little to the Roasted grams mixture till it binds and make round balls. Repeat the same step to the rest of the mixture.

  • Add Sugar according to your taste.
  • If you have fresh coconut water, you can use it to bind the mixture. It gives very good taste. If you don't have coconut water, go for water.
  • you can add roasted cashews also.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Dahi Vada / Thayir Vada/Curd Vada - South Indian Style

Today I prepared Medhu Vadas for Breakfast and had leftover batter. So thought of preparing Dahi Vada with them. I have made this in South Indian Style. Here, the fried Vadas are soaked in the flavoured yoghurt sauce. It is a perfect summer snack.


Medhu Vada5
Thick Curd1 Cup
Green Chillies4
Ginger1/2 "
Cumin Seeds1/4 tsp
Asafoetidaa pinch
Carrot (Grated)To Garnish
Coriander LeavesTo Garnish
Boondi/SevTo Garnish
SaltTo Taste


  1. For the Medhu Vada recipe, Click here. Grind the green chillies,Ginger, Salt, Cumin Seeds and Asafoetida with 2 tbsp of Curd. Again use the remaining Curd and grind. If required you can add little water. 
  2. Take the Medhu Vadas and keep it in a wide bowl. Soak the Vadas with the curd from step 1 for atleast 30 mins. 
  3. How to Serve: At the time of serving, Garnish with Carrot, Coriander Leaves and Boondi.
  • Don't use sour curd. Use thick curd.
  • While serving, you can temper with Mustard seeds and curry leaves. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Masala Vada

Masala Vada is a Simple crispy vada that is very popular in tea shops. It is raining heavily here every evenings.. Would like to have some crispy crunchy snack and so thought of preparing Vada. I usually make this vada so often at my home. Recently, I tasted this Masala Vada at my friend's home. The taste was too good and I loved it very much.  I asked her about the ingredients.  The special ingredient that made the vada too flavourful is Crushed Garlic. So, In this version, I added Crushed garlic and it turned out very well. Vada serves as a good snack along with Tea/Coffee. It tastes best when served hot.


Channa dal1 cup
Raw Rice1 tbsp
Onion1 - Finely Chopped
Green Chillies5
Curry LeavesAs Required
Fennel Seeds1 tsp
Cumin Seeds1 tsp
Crushed Garlic4 pods
Coriander LeavesAs Required
SaltTo Taste
OilTo Fry

  1. Soak Channa Dal and Rice for atleast 2 hrs. Drain the water completely and grind to a coarse paste. Mix all the other ingredients  except oil and keep aside. 
  2. In a deep bottomed pan, heat oil and take the small amount of batter and flatten it to a thin round shape and drop it carefully. Fry vada till it turns golden brown. 

  • If you have forgotten to add Rice while soaking, Add 2 tsp Rice Flour. This will make the vada so crispy.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Tofu Stir Fry - Guest Post

Dear Friends,
I am so happy to do my 3rd Guest Post on one of my favorite blog - Priya's Food Lovers.. She is an active blogger with a very good collection of Recipes. She is organizing an event know as Friday Chat with Bloggers  where the fellow bloggers are invited to do a guest post on her page with an interesting chat.  I have posted the recipe of Tofu Stir Fry on her blog. Do visit her blog to know more. I have received the participation certificate as well.