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Monday, October 21, 2019


Tomato Rice/Pulao..

Yummy Tomato rice can be cooked in half an hour in IP..
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  • Tomatoes chop..Medium size..6 no.s
  • Onion chop..1 big one chopped
  • Peas ..200 gms
  • Coriander /kothmeer leaves..2 handfuls
  • Ginger garlic paste..1 tbsp
  • Chilli powder..1 to 1 &  1/2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder..1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder..1 tbsp..(less or more optional..
  • Salt..To taste
  • Oil ..3 tbsp
  • Ghee..1 tbsp
  • Jeera..1 tsp
  • Cloves..9no.s
  • Cardamoms.. 5 no.s
  • Cinnamon..1 inch made in to slits
  • Rice..1 cup.. Washed well 

  • Keep all the materials ready..And
  • Turn IP to  saute..When Hot..
  • Add oil and ghee..To the IP..
  •  Next add jeera..And add spices cloves..Cardamoms..And cinnamon.. and saute
  •  Add onion chop and fry until transculent.
  • Next add cashews and fry..After 2 minutes..Add  coriander leaves and peas and saute.. 
  • Then add .. tomato chop and fry until mushy..
  •  Add turmeric..Chilli powders and saute..Next add garam masala powder and salt.. and mix well.
  •  Now add washed rice and fry  for 2 minutes..
  • Lastly add water and mix well..The rice and water ratio i followed is 1: 1 &3/4..
  • Even one can use up to 1: 1&1/2.. 
  •  Turn off IP to cancel.. Switch off..And 
  • Turn IP  to manual to 8 minutes thru pressure cooking..
  • 5 minutes after beeping,Quick Release the remaining pressure and open the IP lid.. 

  • Gently mix the Tomato rice .. Transfer to serving bowl after a few minutes..Serve hot with onion yoghurt raitha..

Compared to other one pot meals tomato rice consumes more chilli powder and garam masala powder..

Friday, October 18, 2019



Lima beans..Done in IP is easy way ,posted this in 2010 stove top method.. Included the link of stove top method..Where as this IP way method  is Very Simple and done in below 20 minutes of time..
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  • Lima beans..1 cup of 200 ml
  • Onion chop..1 large one
  • Tomato chop..5 to 6 medium size
  • Ginger garlic paste..1 Tsp
  • Coriander /Dhania powder..1 tbsp full
  • Jeera powder..1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder..1 tsp to 2 tsp..(depends on individuals spice eating levels)
  • Salt..To taste
  • Oil ..3 to 4 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds..1 tsp
  • Jeera..1/4 tsp

  • Turn Instapot to Saute.. After On..Add oil to it..Let's heat..
  • After Hot..Add mustard and jeera seeds and saute..
  • Add onion chop and fry until transculent.
  • Next add  garlic ginger paste and fry..After a few.. say 3 minutes add tomato chop ,and saute until Mushy..
  • Now add the coriander,jeera and chilli powders,saute for a minute..
  • Add washed, frozen lima beans and mix well..Add 1/2 cup of water.
  • Now cancel the saute.. Switch off..
  • Now again turn manual ..for 3 minutes pressure cooking.. in normal temperature.
  • 3 to 4 minutes after beeping.. Quick Release the extra pressure and open the lid..
  • Add salt and turn saute..Stir for every 2 minutes..
  • After 1 minute..Turn cancel the Ip switch.. Lima beans are done..
  • Transfer into serving bowl after 20 minutes after it turns warm..Ready to serve with rotis and naans..

Wednesday, October 16, 2019


Magaya perugu pachhadi.. Magaya Mango pickle yoghurt chutney..

Magaya pachhadi...A tangy chutney made from  pickle.. usually saves a lot of time ,and also it's a  variation from soft daily chutneys..


  • Magaya..Fresh one or of  past years..3 tbsp
  • Coriander/mother leaves..One handful
  • Curds/yoghurt..1/ 2 cup
  • Green chilli slits..Made from 3 no.s for grinding
  • For Tadka..
  • Oil..2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds.. jeera seeds..Each 1 tsp
  • Green chilli slits.. of 2 no.s for frying
  • Hing..1 pinch
  • Curry leaves..Chopped
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  • Add magaya mango pickle 3 tbsp to the mixie jar..Along with coriander leaves..And curds and green chilli slits.. Grind it into a paste.. 
  •  Transfer chutney with a spoon to a small bowl.
  • Meanwhile prepare tadka with heating oil and mustard ,meeda seeds ..hing and green chilli slits and curry leaves chop..
  • Add the tadka to the chutney done and mix well..Preserve in fridge..Stays well till a week..
  • Goes well with dosa and idlis as a variety with tangy touch..

Monday, October 14, 2019



View video.. a stew made with various kinds of vegetables..the important vegetables are yellow pumpkin ,bottle gourd , bhendi, sweet potato ,drumsticks etc. This stew is made in vegetarian marriage functions and religious sat sanghs get togethers etc.We are presenting how to  make the stew here ..


  • Chopped pumkin pieces..each 1/2 cup
  •  Chopped bottle gourd /lauki/anapakaya pieces
  • Chopped sweet potato
  • Chopped drumsticks
  • Chopped bhendi
  • Green chillies..4 to 5
  • Tamarind..big lime size                                      Add 2 cups water and squeeze fully the thick juice and throw the pulp..
  • Turmeric powder...1/4 tsp
  • Jaggery powder 2 to 3 tbsp.. if sweet liking people add a bit more jaggery
  • Corriander leaves..chopped 2 handfulls
  •  Curry leaves..chopped
  • taste
  • Rice flour..2 tbsp
For seasoning...
  • Oil...3to 4 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds..1tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds..1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida...a pinch
  • Red chillies..3 no.s make slits

  • Place a pan on the stove add 4 cups of water ,add pumpkin ,bottle gourd ,sweet potato ,drumsticks ,and boil for 5 minutes in medium flame.
  • After 5 minutes when it starts boiling,add green chilli slits ,and bhendi chop,and let it boil for another 5 min.
  • Now add prepared thick tamarind juice to the veggies and boil..add half quantity of corriander  and curry leaves.
  • Make Tadka with oil..and mustard and fenugreek seeds along with jeera ,asafoetida and red chilli a pan..keep aside.
  • By now,the vegetables  are add prepared Tadka, and also add jaggery , corriander and curry leaves chop..add Salt...and let it boil.
  • Lastly, add 1 to 2 table spoons rice flour ,in 1/2 cup of water..mix well ,add to the boiling stew.. let it boil for 5 minutes in low flame.
  • Lastly add corriander and curry leaves and switch off the stove.

A yummy stew/pulusu very soft and comforting dish for all.. goes well with warm rice and ghee...

Thursday, October 10, 2019



Another variety of dal with  cucumber and red sorell leaves..different combo easy to do with..presenting here..
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  • Cucumber/Dosakaya chop...2 cups
  • Red sorel leaves/Gongura chopped ..3 cups
  • Tur dal..200 gms..Washed well
  • Tamarind..Lime size or  paste..2 tbsp
  • Green chillies slits .. of 3 to 5 no.s
  • Salt..To taste
  • Water..500 ml
For tadka/seasoning..
  • Oil..3 to 4 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds..1 tsp
  • Jeera..1 tsp
  • Red chilli slits ..of 4 no.s
  • Turmeric powder..1/4 th tsp
  • Garlic finely chopped..2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves..

Insta pot method..
  • Place cucumber pieces along with chopped Red Sorel leaves and washed tur dal 200 ml and green chillies ,tamarind and 500 ml of water..In the instapot pan..And turn manual for 11 minutes..
  • After the completion and the IP beeping is done..Leave as it is for 10 minutes and Quick Release the pressure remaining..
  • Meanwhile prepare for tadka..seasoning..Add oil to the kadai on stove top..and add mustard,jeera,red chilli slits and fry ..

  • Next add Garlic flakes,fry well..and add curry leaves,lastly turmeric powder..switch off.
  • Add the prepared Tadka to the IP pan,along with add turmeric,red chilli powder and salt..and mix well.

  • Turn IP to manual for 2 minutes,final stage of cooking..after beeping is done leave for 5 minutes..then QR the pressure .
  • Open the lid,mix well ..and transfer in to another bowl after turning to warm..


Monday, October 7, 2019



Reposted post of 3/12/11 with step wise latest pictures now....
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A famous delicacy of south india,gongura rice is so easy to prepare and tastes delicious..can be prepared in minutes of time..

  • Gongura paste: 1 cup Sorrel leaves/gongura should be well washed,boiled and made in to paste.
  • Cooked rice: 1 and 1/2 cups

  • Nuvvula podi / sesame powder: 1/4 th cup

  • Seasoning items: 1 tsp  each of mustard seeds,urad daal, chana daal and jeera
  • Curry leaves : 2 tbsp
  • Red mirchi slits :of 2 nos
  • Green chilli slits of 2 nos

  • Cashews: optional

  • Garlic flakes :6 to 8 optional

  • Methi seeds :1/2 tsp
  • Salt
  • Oil 2 tbsp

  • Place a pan on the stove and add oil to it.
  • Add methi seeds,seasoning materials one by one.
  • Fry for 2 mins,next add red chilli,green chilli slits,curry leaves and garlic flakes.
  • Mix and fry well,for 2 to 3 minutes in low flame.
  • Next add gongura paste and mix well for 2 minutes,next add salt to it and mix well.

  • Then add cooked rice(rice should not be hot,it should be at room temp)

  • Mix well,lastly add sesame powder / nuvvula podi..and mix well.

  • Garnish with tadka chillies and serve hot..
PS..If finely chopped onion is sprinkled on the recipe,before eating,it enhances the taste of the gongura rice..Try it and see the taste..
Expecting your views in the form of comments whether you liked the recipe or does it need any more improvements in it..