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MOONG DAAL CHUTNEY

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PESARAPAPPU PACHHADI:
Pesara pappu/moong dal chutney is a simple dish which can be prepared in 5 min of time.When there are no  veg handy/fridge,then this can be prepared as a side dish..
Pesarapappu 1/2 cup
washed well and soaked for atleast half an hour.
Red chillies 3 to 4 nos
according to ur taste
Salt
Oil 1 tbsp
Jeera 1 tsp
Hing a pinch
Method:
Place a pan and add 1 tbsp of oil,then add redchillies,hing and jeera after it is heated.When they splutter and pop up switch off the stove.Wet grind the redchillies,hing and soaked pesarapappu in to a paste.Beware very less water is required for grinding the chutney.Add salt and mix once.
Then transfer in to a bowl.Some people sprinkle a few lime juice drops in to the chutney.Its left to ur choice.Garnish with jeera seasoning and serve.
Instantly within min of time this can be prepared..  Serve with hot rice with a dallop of ghee.

SABUDANA KHICHDI

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SAGGU BIYYAM KHICHDI:
Materials:
Sabudana-2 cups
Washed well and soaked in water for 3 hours
Aloo 2 nos large size
Wased and peeled, cut in to pieces
Groundnuts-roasted
Grated  raw coconut1/2 cup
Lime juice 1 spoon
Jeera 1 tsp
Green chilli (slits )6 nos
Corriander  leaves a few
Sugar a pinch
Salt
Oil 2 tbsp
Method:
Place a pan on the stove,add oil to it.After the oil is heated,add jeera,green chilli slits, chopped aloo pieces one by one.Fry in low flame till aloo pieces are soft,next add soaked sabudana,sugar,salt,and saute well in the same low flame..Lastly add roasted ground nuts and grated raw coconut,and mix well.
Swich off after 3 mins,and sprinkle lime juice on it and mix well.Here i didnt had raw coconut at that particular time,so i didnt add.But it will be tasty if raw coconut is added.Serve hot with kothmeer garnishing.
Avery light tiffin without onion or garlic,very well suited for saturdays..

AAKAKARAKAYA PULUSU

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AAKAKARA KAYA PULUSU
Aakakarakaya /Taesel gourd, found in the months between july to november ,is a tasty vegetable,and is also called as Adavi kakarakaya in some places .We can make varieties with this veggie.Aakarakaya pulusu is one variety as such made in Andhra..
Materials:
Aakakarakaya pieces 2 cups
Chopped in to large pieces
Onion pieces (chopped) 1 cup
Green chillie slits of-  6 to 8 nos
Salt
Tamarind juice 6 cups
Made with a big lime sized tamarind
Jaggery or salt 2 tbsp
Rice flour  2 to 3 tbsp
For tampering:
Oil 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Methi seeds a pinch
Red chilli slits of 4 nos
Method:
Place a kadai on the stove,add 2 tbsp of oil to it.
After the oil is heated add mustard seeds ,methi seeds,redchilli slits,and after they pop up ,add aakakarakaya pieces and onion pieces together and saute well..After they are fried to a little brown and onion pieces turn transculent,
then add the prepared tamarind juice in the same kadai. .Add
green chilli slits,jaggery or sugar,and let a…

TOMATO BAJJI

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TOMATO BAJJI
For tomato bajji the recipe is the same as we do it for normal bajji.But instead of aratikaya or aloo slices i used the whole tomato .And moreover the batter we use for this tomato bajji should be thicker than we use for aratikaya bajji.
A  half tsp of chilli powder can be added to the batter.
Besan powder 1 cup
Rice flour 1/4 cup
salt
redchilli powder 1 tsp
soda bi carb a pinch
Tomatoes should be firm and well washed
Mix all these materials in a bowl and add water in low quantities.The bajji batter should be thick just like idli batter.If reqd add 1 tbsp more,water.
Now place oil in a kadai for deep frying,after the oil gets hot, and ready for deep frying.Then dip tomatoes one by one in the batter,and place in the kadai of hot oil slowly.Deep fry till brown in med heat,and slowly place on a tissue paper.
After preparing tomato bajjis,let them cool a bit,and slowly cut into half with the ends intact,and slowly stuff chopped onion mixture.
For stuffing onion pieces ,chop fi…

ALOO BESAN CHHAPATHI CURRY

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ALOO-BESAN CHHAPPATHI CURRY
The easiest chhappathi ki sabji,which even children like to have with chhappathi or puri,is given here.
Materials:
Besan powder 1/2 cup
Chopped aloo 2 nos
Chopped onion 1/2 cup
Salt
Oil 2 spoons
Mustard  seeds 1/2 tsp
Jeera 1/2 tsp
Red chilli 1
Green chilli 2 nos
Curry leaves
Haldhi a pinch
Method:
Place a pan on the stove ,add oil to it.
After heating,add mustard seeds and jeera,after spluttering add red and green chilli pieces ,curry leaves , then onion pieces ,lastly aloo pieces,saute it .
Now add water(1 cup),let it cook for 5 mins.
Then after 5 mins, add water (2  cups) to 1/2 cup besan powder,and  mix well.
Ilike the consistancy of the curry to be soft and loosen thats why i add 2 cups.
Then add the besan water to the aloo mixture and cook in low flame.
See that the bottom of the curry wont turn black,stir it for every 3 mins.
Like wise cook till the aloo piece is cooked.Lastly add salt.Transfer in to a serving bowl,and serve hot with rotis,phulkas or…

COOKED RICE -PAKODAS

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PAKODAS WITH COOKED RICE
When cooked rice is left over,then u can plan this variety of dishes which is damn easier..And these pakodas are crispy and tasty ,no body can make it out that these are made with cooked rice until unless u tell them.
Materials..

Cooked rice-1 cupBesan powder-1 cupOnion (chopped finely)1/2 cupGinger paste-1 tsp or ginger chopped pieces 1 tspAmchur 1 tspSaltChilli powder1 tspGaram masala powder 1/2 tspHaldhiCorriander leaves a fewGreen chilli 1/2 tsp small slits or pasteAloo 1/2 cup mashed/Aloo 2 nos finely choppedOil for deep frying

Method:
Place all the materials in a bowl.Mix well,if it is tight and not soft add a little a few tsp of water and mix well in to a paste.Make rounds of medium size,and press a little with the fingers like wada.Place in the oil and deep fry till brown.Serve hot with ginger chutney or tomato sauce..

CAPSICUM ALOO TOMATO CURRY

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CAPSICUM ALOO TOMATO CURRY
Again this is a curry ideal for rotis and chhappathis.
Materials:
Capsicum chopped pieces 1 cup
Aloo peeled and chopped into pieces1 cup
Tomato pieces 1 cup
Onion chopped pieces 1 cup
Dhania jeera powder 1 tsp
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Green chilli 2 nos .slits.
Salt
Corn flour 2 tsp
Kothmeer
Seasoning:
Oil 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Channa & urad daals 1/2 tsp each
Jeera 1/4 th tsp
Red chilli .1 no. slits.
Method:
Place a pan on the stove add 2 tbsp oil,and after heating add channa,urad daals,mustard and jeera,redchilli slits and saute well.
Then add onion pieces fry till transculent next add chopped pieces of aloo, tomato,capsicum ,and cook in a low temp.If u want u can add 1/2 cup of water,and when it is half cooked add chilli and dhania jeera powder,and lastly salt.Finally add 2 tbsp of corn flour to which 1/2 cup of water is added,its used to bind well.Mix well,switch off after it is done.Garnish with kothmeer before serving with rotis or chhappathis…

NIMMAKAYA UPPUDU PINDI-PULIHORA

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NIMMAKAYA  UPPUDU PINDI -PULIHORA
This is also a very simple and easy dish made during fastings ,saturdays etc.
Materials:
Rice ravva -2 cups
Salt
Water-4 cups
Lime juice of 2 limes
or
Citric acid crystals 1/2 tsp
(dissolve 1/2 tsp citric acid
crystals in 2 tbsp of water)
Seasoning:
3 to 4 tbsp oil
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
urad daal 1/2 tsp
Channa daal 1 spoon
Ground nuts 1/4 cup
Jeera a pinch
Red chillies 2 nos(slits)
Green chillies 4 nos(slits)
Hing a pinch
Haldhi 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves a few
Method:
Place a pan on the stove ,add water and let it boil.After the boiling starts add 1/2 tsp and salt to the water.Turn the stove to low flame.Next add 2 cups of  the rice ravva slowly to the water without forming lumps.Then cover the pan  with a lid.Stir atleast 2 to 3 times in between.After 2 to 3 min switch off the stove.Let it cool and settle atleast for half an hour.
Next place a kadai on the stove, add 3 tbsp oil to it.After it is heated,turn the stove to med heat and  add channa daal, u…

SEMYA -UPMARAVVA-PAYASAM..FOR DIA

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Semya Upmaravva -Payasam

For festive seasons or fasting seasons this recipe gives immense and instant energy by eating such prasadam after the fasting..

Materials..


Semya-1 glassSuji Upma Ravva-3/4 th glassSugar -1 to 1 1/2 glassMilk -1 1/2 glass to 2 glassesWater 2 1/2 glassesGhee-1/2 glass
If u r not diet conscious u can use upto 1 glass

Elaichi powder a pinchCashews ,raisins -a few
Should be fried till brown in a tsp of ghee.

Method:

Place a pan on the stove add 1 tsp of ghee and roast semya till brown,remove the semya in to one bowl.Next again place the pan add 1tsp of ghee and roast ravva till a little brown,then remove in to another dish..Now place the same pan on the stove and add water,when it starts boiling then add semya to the water and cook slowly in low temp,after it is cooked for 10 to 15 mins in low temp,then add the milk to this semya mixture.Coz semya needs more time to be cooked.When it starts boiling slowly add roasted ravva and mix well.While mixing add sugar,and let…

ARATIKAYA BAJJI

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ARATIKAYA BAJJI:
Aratikaya bajji,is also a favourite snack of most of the people .It is a safe snack when prepared occassionally in home,which is liked by children very much..Moreover being a rainy season every body crave for some hot snack at tea time..

Materials:
Besan flour 1 cup
Rice flour 2 tbsp
Salt
Eating soda a pinch
Aratikaya (round thin slices)
(Raw banana is peeled off and sliced
in to thin rounds as we do for chips)
Oil for deep frying
Method:
Mix besan powder along with rice flour ,salt and soda .Now pour water in the
mixture and mix well ,the batter should be thick in consistancy.
Place a pan with oil on the stove,and after the oil is heated,now dip the banana slices in the batter ,and place them in the hot oil one by one.At a time 6 to 8 bajjis can be fried depending on the size of the pan.Deep fry till brown colour and remove them and place on a tissue paper.
If u like u can eat away with some chutney or tomato sauce.Where as if u want to stuff onion just like the baj…

POTLAKAYA PERUGU PACHHADI

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POTLA KAYA /SNAKE -GOURD PERUGU PACHHADI...


Materials:


Potlakaya ..finely chopped pieces..  1 cup

Curds ..2 cups
Salt..To taste Seasoning:

Oil.. 1 to 2 tbspMustard seeds ..1 tspMethi seeds ..a pinchRed chillies ..2 nos..make slitsGreen chillies.. 4 to 5 nos...slitsCurry leaves..Chopped.Hing... a pinch
Method:

Chop potlakaya...(snake gourd) into small pieces .Place a pan on the stove add 1/2 tbsp of oil and after heating add chopped potlakaya pieces and saute well in  low temp with a lid on it .It will take above 10 mins to cook itself  in water vapour.After the vegetable  pieces are cooked and become tender switch off the stove and keep them aside.Next place a pan with remaining oil for seasoning , and add mustard seeds,methi and redchilli slits ,hing ,and haldhi ,saute well.Next add green chilli slits and curry leaves ,mix well,switch off the stove after it is done.Let it cool.After it is cooled,add the seasoning and the vegetable potlakaya mixture in the curds.Mix well,and add kothmeer …

MOKKAJONNA VADA

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MOKKAJONNA VADA

Materials:
Corn 1 cup
(mokka jonna ginjalu)
Chopped onion 1/2 cup
Green chilli & ginger paste  1tsp
Kothmeer chopped 2 tbsp
Curry leaves chopped 1 tbsp
Jeera 1/4 tsp
Redchilli powder 1/2 tsp
Dhania powder 1/2 tsp
Corn flour 1 tbsp
Salt
Oil for deep frying
Method:
Soak corn in hot water for 4 hrs.Then after 4 hrs wash well and grind it in to a coarse paste.Next add chopped onion,green chilli paste,salt,redchilli powder,chopped karvepaku and kothmeer,jeera dhania powder,and corn flour.Mix all the ingredients well.Add a little water and mix in to a dough.
Make small to med size rounds and press a little like wada.
Place a pan with oil,and after heating ,place 5 to 6 vadas at a time in the oil and deep fry till brown. Serve hot with any chutney or u can eat like them as it is.Wow..a nice aroma while eating..

PAANI PURI

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PAANI PURI:
Every one like this recipe much,in the evenings when we see near chatbhandars,they are overcrowded by people eating paani puris etc etc..I like the dish,but donno how safe is the paani he gives with the puris.Thanks all TV relaying stations who are relaying cookery related half an hour programmes ,relaying new varieties and various dishes by chefs,competitively..So this is the recipe i got it from the tv..Just try it,its yummy surely u will have a hygenical and safe paani puri at tea time..
Materials :

For puris:
1 cup maidha
3/4 cup upma ravva
salt
oil 1 tsp
Add water and knead the dough as for we do for chhappathis and set aside..
For deep  frying puris Oil 200 gms

For paani:
1/2 litre filtered water
Tamarind- size of a big lime
Salt
Red chilli powder 1/2 to 3/4 tsp
Chaat masaala 1 tsp
Finely chopped onion 1/2 cup
Pepper powder 1/2 tsp
Jaggery or sugar
as per your sweetness
Mint,green chilli,corriander leaves paste 3/4 tbsp
to 1 tbsp
Finely chopped tomato1/2 cup

For cur…

BABY CORN FRIED RICE

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BABY CORN FRIED RICE:
A dish which can be made easily within miutes,and served.
Materials:
Oil 3 tbsp
Finely chopped onions 1/2 cup
Green mirchi( slits) 2 nos
Garlic 5 nos finely chopped
Green peas 1/2 cup
Carrot slits 1/2 cup
Capsicum 1/2 cup finely chopped
Boiled baby corn pieces 1/2 cup
(chop baby corn ,green peas,carrot slits
& boil a little till tender)
Salt
Ajinamoto a pinch
White pepper 1/4 th  tsp
Chilli sauce 1/2 tspto 1 tsp
as per ur choice
Tomato sauce 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp
Vinegar 1/2 tsp
Soya sauce only 1/2 tsp
Food colour optional
Method:
Cooked basmathi rice 1 cup
Place a pan on the stove, add 3 tbsp oil to it,after heating ,add onion pieces and fry,then add 2 red mirchi (slits),2 green chilli(slits),and garlic and saute well for 3 mins .Then add boiled green peas,carrot slits,boiled baby corn pieces,salt and ajinamoto,and chopped capsicum pieces and  fry well.Then add white pepper,
chilli sauce,,tomato sauce,vinegar,soyasauce,and food colour(optional).This is fried in…

MOOD-DISORDERS

MOODS-DISTURBANCES When you are disturbed and out of moods ,a bit of change in your routine is required..Coz mental happiness increases the physical beauty in a person.
Minimise starchy foods ,carbohydrates in your intake of food.Start body exercise.Go for a dayout with your family and children.Eat your favourite  foods and your choice of menu from your near and dear.Listen to your favourite music and start reading  your favourite bookGo for a picnic or short vacationSee your family  photo album and recollect the memoriesHave a chat with your friends.Purchase a dress which you are longing to purchase and wear it.Try to have a full sleep of 7  hrs without any disturbances. BE HAPPY
Donot worry over the past and think about the future,be in present.Try to help others.Helping those who  are in need gives mental happiness.Daily do exercise,keeping body in fit not only gives health but also increase mental peace.Practise meditation and breathing techniques.Pray god daily ,this improves ment…

VISHNU SAHASRAM IN DAY TO DAY LIFE-- CONTINUATION

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SRI VISHNUA SAHASRA NAMA STHOTHRAM IN DAY TO DAY LIFE-
CONTINUATION:
This is the continuation for sri vishnu sahasram slokas in day to day life--
11...To prevent bad dreams---
Utharano dushkritiha punyoo duswapna nashanaha|
Veeraha rakshana santho jeevanam paryavasthithaha|| (99 sloka)

12...To eradicate papams-----
Athmayoni swayam jaatho vaikhaana ssamagayanaha|
Devakee nandanaha srashtaa kshiteeshah  papa nashanaha||(106 sloka)

13...For auspiciousness-----
Sana thsanathanathamaha kapilaha kapirvyaha|
Svasthidah swasthikrith swasthi swasthibhuk swasthidakshinaha||(96 sloka)

14...To conquer the fear of the death-----
Vaikuntah purushaha  pranah pranadah  pranavah prithuhu|
Hiranya gharbha sshathrugno vyaptho vayuradhoshajhaha||(44 sloka)

15...To attain mokshah------
Sadgathih satkrithih sathha sadbhoothi satparaayanaha |
Suraseno yadhushreshtah sannivasa ssuyamunaha||(75 sloka)

16...To excell in studies------
Sarvaga sarvavidhbhanuh vishvakseno janardhanaha|
Vedo vedavidhavyango vedaa…

GODHUMA NUKA PRASADAM..WHEAT RAVVA PRASADAM

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GODHUMA NUKA PRASADAM..WHEAT RAVVA PRASADAM .  Materials:
Cracked Wheat ravva 1 cup
Ghee 1 1/2 cup
Jaggery 1 1/2 cups
Milk 2 cups
Water 4 cups
Cardamon
Cashew nuts a few
Almonds a few
Raisins a few
Method:
Place a pan on the stove and add 1 tbsp of ghee and fry almonds,raisins and cashews seperately one by one and keep aside.
Fry wheat ravva in 1 tbsp ghee in a low temp.
Add  water ,and milk and boil them along with ravva,stirring continuosly for every 3 to 4 mins.
Cook it until it is cooked
Meanwhile add jaggery and 1/2 cup water and prepare a syrup.
The consistancy of the syrup should be low to medium.
Then mix both syrup and the ravva mixture,and cook in a low temp.
Slowly add ghee continuosly stirring it in a low temp and simmer it..
Add fried raisins and cashews now.
The cooked prasadam will leave the sides.
Then switch off.
Avery rich food full of ghee.
Beware of this high caloried sweet, for those who are Calorie conscious .

If sugar is added instead of jaggery,then the colou…

INSTANT CRISPY VADA

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CRISPY VADA
A dish which can be prepared in 15 minutes.
Materials:
Rice flour 2 cups
Maidha 1 tbsp
Salt
Green chilli paste 1/2 tsp
Ginger paste 1/2 tsp
Finely chopped onion 2 tbsp
Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves chopped a few
Corriander leaves a few
Oil for deep frying
Method:
Mix 2 cups of rice flour, with maidha,salt,grrenchillie ,ginger pastes, onion pieces, red chilli powder, a few crushed curry and corriander leaves.
Mix all the ingredients well add luke warm  water in small quantities ,and mix like chappathi flour.
Make small rounds and press each round a little just like vada.
Deep fry in the oil till brown,and place them in a tissue paper.
Then serve them hot with tomato sauce or any chutney.
Crispy and healthy ..

BEAUTY-MONSOON

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MONSOON-BEAUTY Monsoon -a wet season,to cope up with wet season  cheerfully and well  glowing follow these tips.
Wear right type of clothes.They should  not soak up water easily,and even if they are soaked they should dry up very soon without loosing their shape.Denims are not for monsoons.Buy light weight,capri pants and three fourths.Keep your cool cottons and organdis inside ,store them for sunny days.Synthetic clothes and nylons are ideal as they are lighter and dry  up fast  and they regain their original shape when they are dry.White and light colours go muddy,wear bright colours ,to beat the rainy days. Buy a good bright coloured rain coat and a matching umbrella to suit with it.Wear rubber or plastic shoes to prevent your feet from getting wet in this season.Remove wet shoes and change your wet dress  in to a dry dress as soon as u reach home.Never wear wet shoes until unless they are dry ,otherwise you will be a host of health problems from common cold to pneumonia.Avoid stor…

CAPSICUM RICE

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CAPSICUM RICE
Materials:
Basmathi rice-1 cup
Oil-50 gms

Cloves
Cinnamon
according to ur choice
Biryani leaf
Green peas 1/2 cup
Carrot slices 1 cup
Aloo 2 nos
Green mirchi 4 nos
Ginger paste 1 tsp
Dhania jeera powder 1 tsp
Chopped capsicum pieces 2 cups
Chopped onion pieces 1 cup
Onion paste 2 tbsp
Pudina leaves
Salt
Method:
Place a pan on the stove,add oil to it.After heating,add chopped onion then saute for a while,after the onion pieces turn brown add aloo,green peas, carrots, then add biryani leaf,cloves ,cinnamon,onion paste,ginger paste,green chillies and dhania jeera powder,and fry in low temp.Lastly add chopped capsicum and fry for 2 mins.Now  add washed basmathi rice and fry for a moment,then add water and salt and cook till done.After it is half cooked add mint and corriander leaves and mix well.
Serve hot with raitha or mixed veg curry.Iexperimented this with a very few alterations after listening it from one of my friend..

VISHNU SAHASRAM SLOKAS-IN DAY TO DAY LIFE

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SLOKAS:
In vishnu sahasranamam there are a few slokas which can be read daily to attain a few solutions to the problems.Daily after bath ,pooja,recite vishnu sahasranamam once,then recite the sloka according to your needs and problems,  for 108 times.Or you can recite this even in evening time .

---1.To attain imperishable wealth:------
Vistharaha sthavara sthannuhu pramanam beejamavyayam|
Arthonartho mahakosho maha bhogho mahar dhanaha||
(46 th sloka of vishnu sahasram)

---2.To get rid of danger:------
Sahasrarchi ssapthajihvaha ssapthaidha ssaptha vahanaha|
Amoorthiranagho chinthyo bhayakrith bhaya nashanaha||
(89 th sloka)

---3. For higher promotions and positions in job:------
Vyavasaayo vyavasthana samsthana sthanadho dhruvaha|
Parardhi hi paramasprushtaha thushtaha ppushtashubbekshanaha||
(42 sloka)

---4. For emotional upliftment:-----
Vedhyo vaidhya ssadha yogi veeraha madhavo madhuhu|
Athindriyo mahamayo mahotsaho mahabalaha ||
(18 th sloka)

---5.  For karya sidhhi:---
Assankhy…

LIFE-A BEAUTIFUL COMMEDY

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WHY CANT WE MAKE OUR LIFE A HAPPY COMIC SERIAL . Whether you are a man or woman, simply love your selves and accept yourself as you are.This belief is a foundation stone,be happy and content with what you have and what you are.Try to improve if you can in additional,and mould yourself as a perfect human.Dont leave the chances to get improved,because chances do come very rarely,and u have to take the oppurtunity of this...Very tough..But  we can try.Accept others as they are.Let how may others  be,take good out of them..Nobody in the universe is happy without problems.Daily make it a habbit to exercise,or walking or yoga,and meditate,breathing techniques.Have a pleasant bath,be clean,and clean habbits...Habituate to lead a healthy life .Say no to smoking,drinking,playing cards,and drugs.Leave bad habbits like anger,jealousy,quarelling,spitting, etc etc..Think it's hard..But we can try.Follow discipline,while eating food,sleeping,talking,viewing TVs and cinemas.Dont sleep more than …

FRAGRANCES - KITCHEN

Monsoon period,Every one should take care in  this season.A wet season,the moisture ,rains make hell in the kitchen with inconvenient and intolerable smell.But by following some precautions we can avoid them.
The kitchen platform should be cleaned by a towel dipped in soap water,or else the oil and greasy marks will  be left there itself.Then the flies and mosquitoes problem will also be solved  .Wash the napkins used in kitchen in hot soapy water frequently.The sink in the kitchen should be cleaned daily without fail.Kitchen  windows and almirahs ,should also be cleaned with a cloth.They should be cleaned thoroughly and out of moisture.The oven ,fridge, grinder etc electric appliances should be cleaned with a dry cloth.Open the windoors and doors of the kitchen for sometime in the morning time,fresh air passes through the room. Tips to be followed:
When fries and spicy items are prepared ,and the kitchen is full of smoke and spicy odour,then place  pieces of apple and pour a few drops…

TAVVA CAPSICUM ALOO CURRY

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TAVVA CAPSICUM ALOO CURRY
TAVVA CAPSICUM ALOO CURRY:
This is a curry made of capsicum in a tawa,very well goes with naans, rotis,phulks,puris and also bread toasts.I t takes hardly 15 min to complete the curry.Chopped capsicum-2 to 3 cups
(Here i used 1 yellow capsicum and
1 green capsicum)

Boiled aloo- 2 nos
Aloo should be boiled ,peeled & mashed


Green mirchi 3 nosDhania powder 1 tspJeera powder 1/2 tspRed chilli powder-1 tspAmchur-powder 1 tspJeera a pinchHaldhi a pinchCorriander leaves a few
Method:


Place a TAWA on the stove add 2 tbsp oil to it.After the oil is heated add jeera and haldhi,then add chopped capsicum pieces, keep the stove in low flame,saute well ,and cover the tawa with a lid.After 3 min remove lid,mix well add salt,and again cover the lid.Again after 3 min remove the lid ,and saute,now add mashed aloo,green mirchi slits,a little water and mix well.After 5 min add dhaniya powder ,jeera powder,chilli powder and amchur powder,and kothmeer and mix well.Now cover with l…

CABBAGE ,SCRAPPED COCONUTCURRY

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Cabbage curry in a very simple and easy way,a recipe from traditional background without garlic and spices,its done in both my mothers house and inlaws house. Even children eat this without doing fuss as it is a curry without spices.Acidic persons and also old family members opt this as it is not hot and spicy .After a hot and spicy dished meals in week ends the tummy can be given rest with simple curry as such. Materials: Chopped cabbage 4 cups Salt Haldhi a pinch Seasoning: Urad dal 1 tsp Channa daal 1 tsp Red chillies 2 nos Green chillies 2 to 3 nos Hing Curry leaves a few Grated raw coconut 1/2 cup Method: Boil  the chopped cabbage with water ,add salt ,after it is cooked,drain all  the excess water and keep aside. Place a pan on the stove,add oil to it,and add seasoning,urad and channa daals,green and redchillies slits,hing and curry leaves,saute well,after they pop,add the boiled & drained cabbage pieces,and mix well. Swich off the stove,and after cooling sprinkle the grate…

KANDHI PAPPU PACHHADI...TUR DAAL CHUTNEY..

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KANDI PAPPU PACHHADI:
A favourite of Telugu people,Kandi pappu pachhadi is a tasty one.. Rich in proteins turdaal can be had in this way also,and one can avoid eating  plain daal daily,and this is a substitute ,it will be very tasty in hot rice with a dallop of ghee.



Materials: Turdaal ...2 small cups Tamarind paste... 1 to 2 table spoons or  Tamarind..lime size Salt..to taste
For seasoning: Urad daal.. 1 tsp Jeera ..1/2 tsp Red chillies..10 nos Reduce or increase as per your choice Curry leaves..optional Garlic ...a few pods..optional Oil.. 2 to 3 tbsp
Method:
Dry roast turdaal in a pan,till it is  medium brown in colour.Transfer it into  another bowl,and wash 3 to 4 times after cooling,keep it aside..In the meanwhile prepare seasoning, add 1 tbsp of oil in a pan... and add urad daal,redchillies,jeera and garlic pods.Switch off the fire after it is done.

Grind fried red chillies in a grinder,add tamarind to it and grind it,in to a paste..Next add roasted and  washed turdaal in to the g…

GREEN PEAS PANEER MASALA

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GREEN PEAS,PANEER MASALA: Materials: Green peas 1/2 cup  (boiled and made in to a paste ) Paneer small cubes 1cup ( fried till light brown in a little oil) Chopped onion2 cups (Half quantity should be made in to a paste) Tomato puree 1/2 cup or Amchur powder 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp or Ginger paste (If u r allergic to garlic smell) Cashewnuts,poppy seeds made in to paste-1/2 cup
Chilli powder 1 tsp Dhaniya jeera powder 1 tsp Garam masala 1 tsp Salt Oil 2 to 3  tbsp Method: Place a pan add 3 tbsp of oil,add 1 cup of chopped onion and fry in low temp.Then  after 3 min add  onion paste,and fry then add ginger garlic paste,and saute it,now add tomato puree and boiled green peas paste,and cashew poppy seeds paste,mix well and cook with 1/2 cup of water.Then add dhaniya, chilli , jeera powder ,garam masala powder and  saute well .Cook for 10  min. Lastly add paneer cubes mix well.Let it simmer with a lid for 5 min in low temp and switch off. Goes well with rotis ,naans,chhappathis a…

UTHAPPAM

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UTHHAPPAM-WITH GARLIC,GREEN CHILLIES
Materials:
Urad daal-1 cup
Rice-2 cups
Channa daal or Tur daal-1/4 th cup
Methi seeds-2 tsp
Salt
Method:Wash well and soak urad daal,channa or tur daal,in one bowl.Soak rice and methi seeds in another bowl.After 6 hours of soaking,wet grind the daals along with rice in to a paste.Add salt.Let it ferment for 6 to 8 hours.Store in fridge.
When u are preparing uthappams,Place tawa on the stove,after the tawa is heated add 2 tsp of oil and add 2 cups of flour.Do not spread the batter.It should be thick in size.Sprinkle jeera,ginger and green chilli slits.add 1 to 2 tsp oil.Let the flame be in medium heat,after it is done,turn back side,add another half tsp oil,and remove from tawa after 2 to 3 min.
Adjust the flame from low to med or med to low according to your expertisation in making dosa.Serve with chutney or tomato sauce.Or if u dont have chutney also,woh bina chutney bhi chalega,because of ginger and green chilli pieces.
This is a item i used to ea…

MAIN ENTRANCE-MAIN DOOR-FENGSHUI

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MAIN ENTRANCE..MAIN DOOR..
Main door or main entrance is given a top priority in fengshui,as this is considered as "The mouth of CHI" .If the main door is placed in exact position,good luck follows ,according to fengshui.There are a few points to be considered with main door in fengshui.
The size of the main door should be neither too big nor too small.The maindoor should be kept absolutely clean,without dust or cobwebs.It should be in a good condition without any breaks or damages,should be free of repairs.Try to avoid branches of trees or plants of nearby  passage,obstructing the path while passing by.It should be exposed to natural  day light and in the nights by switching artificial bulb lights.It should be  stronger ,and made of wood,and should be opened towards inside.The main door should have a protective  and safe roof on it.The main door should have two leaves and it should not be a single large door.It should not be under a bath  room or toilet.It should be in a pe…

CABBAGE CURRY

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CABBAGE CURRY...
Ingredients: Cabbage...Chop.. 2 large cups         Tomatoes...Finely chopped-2 no.s Salt..To taste  Dhania...Coriander powder..1 tbsp Chilli powder..1 tsp Ginger..Finely chopped..1 tsp Urad dal..1tsp Chana dal ..1 tsp Mustard..1/2 tsp Jeera..1/2 tsp Method.. Place a kadai on the stove and add 2 tbsp oil,after heating add urad dal,chana dal, mustard seeds, Jeera and Ginger. After spluttering,add  chopped cabbage and close the lid.Let it cook in low flame with a lid on it( Generally if you add salt to it and close the lid it will give out enough water to cook. You neednot add extra water.)After it is half cooked add dhania powder, jeera powder and chilli powder, tomato pieces.After tomato and cabbage is fully cooked, Open the lid and cook for 2 mins,so that extra water is evaporated. Switch it full when it is fully done. Very ideal for rotis and warm rice.

MIXED VEGETABLE CURRY

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MIXED VEGETABLE CURRY
Ingredients:

Mixed Vegetables Packet(Carrots, peas, Beans, Cauliflower, Lima beans)- 1
Onion- 1
Potatoes- 3[Boil it seperately/ microwave for 10-15 mins and mash it]
Tomatoes-4
Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 spn
Cardamoms-3 no.s
Cinamon stick- 1 inch
Dhania powder- 2 Tb spn
Jeera powder- 1 1/2 Tb spn
Garam Masala powder- 2 Tb spn
Pepper- 1/4 Tb spn
Turmeric - 1/8 Tb spn
Amchur(Dry Mango powder)- 1/4 Tbspn(Optional)
Salt (As per taste)
Red chilli powder- 1/2 Tb spn
Sugar- 3/4 Tb spn
Coriander Leaves- For Garnishing
Lemon juice-1 Tbspn(optional)

Method:
Half boil the vegetables(either in microwave or outside on the gas) and keep it aside.Take some oil into the pan and fry cardmom, cinamon stick until you get nice aroma.Then put chopped onion into it fry for 3 mins and also add ginger garlic paste. Fry onions until they are translucent.Now add chopped tomatoes into it and cook until they are soft. And then add the vegetables and also add boiled and mashed potatoes into it. A…

ALOO-PALAK CURRY

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Ingredients:

Potato/Aloo- 5 no.s
Spinach - 1 Cup
Onion(Medium)-1 no.(Finely chopped)
Jeera- 1 Tbspn
Garlic- 2-3 pods(Finely chopped)
Ginger-2" piece(Finely chopped)
Salt
Red chilli powder-3/4 Tbspn
Dhania powder-3/4 Tbspn
Garam Masala powder-1/2 Tbspn
Sugar-1/4 Tbspn

Method:

First peel off potato skins cut into pieces and boil them and keep aside.Now take some oil into kadai and put jeera ,ginger & garlic pieces. When it is fried, add onions pieces and fry until it is golden brown. Now add spinach into it and cook with the closed lid.After it is almost cooked and the boiled potato pieces, and also add all the spices into it (Red chilli powder, dhania powder, garam masala powder,sugar,salt) and mix everything and let it cook for 5 more minutes.Switch off the stove when it is done.Now serve this curry with hot chappatis.
This recipe is quite new to me,and i got it from my daughter Rathnasris kitchen.

RED CAPSICUM CHUTNEY

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RED CAPSICUM CHUTNEY
Ingredients:

Red Capscicum-2 no.s
Onion- 1/2
Red Mirchi- 7 -8 no.s
Peanuts(/urad dal if health conscious)- 1 Handfull
Jeera-1 Tb spn
Dhaniya- 1 Tbspn
Tamarind- Small Lemon size
Salt to taste

Method:

Firstly roast peanuts and keep asideNow take some oil into the pan and add Jeera, Dhaniya, Red mirchi. After frying for 2 mins add onion pieces.Now add peanuts and red capscicum pieces(Don't add seeds of red capscicum) into it.Let it cook until soft(Keep the lid closed). Before switching off add the salt to taste and washed tamarind into it, So that tamarind will get soft for heat. Now let it cool down.After it is cooled, grind them and add little water for the desired consitency.Don't make it to watery. Adjust salt if needed.
Now enjoy the chutney with dosas, idlies, pesarrattu, bajjis.

BISI BILE BHATH...SAMBAR SADHAM

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BISI BILE BHATH....




BISI BILE BHATH....SAMBAR SADAM

Materials:
Rice-2 cups
Tur daal-1 cup
Carrots,Green peas-1 cup
Tamarind paste-2 tbsp
Dry coconut-1 tbsp
grated
Green chillies 2 nos
Cashew nuts-a few
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Bengal gram 1/2 tsp
Ghee 1 tbsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Curry leaves
Powder:
Red chillies 2 nos
Jeera a pinch
Methi seeds a pinch
Haldhi  a pinch
Cloves 4 nos
Cinnamon 1/2 "piece
Pepper 1/4 th tsp
Black urad daal 1 tbsp
Bengal gram daal 1 tbsp
Hing a pinch
Heat 1 tsp oil and roast all of the materials given above for powder.Dry grind them in to powder.

Method:Roast grated coconut into a little bit brown colour.Chop vegetables in to 1" long pieces.Wash the rice well and keep it aside.Boil 6 cups of water,add turdal which is washed and also add washed rice,and along with add vegetables.Cook for 3 whistles in a pressure pan.Then add the bissi bille bath powder,tamarind paste,salt,and roasted grated coconut,into the cooked daal and rice mixture,and keep for 5 min in low fl…