Thursday, October 24, 2019

GONGURA PULUSU...Red Sorel leaves stew

Gongura pulusu..Red sorell leaves stew...

A tangy one .. Gongura pulusu /Red Sorel leaves stew famous especially for its taste and then  nutrition,in Telugu people..


  • Gongura leaf.. 2 cups                                          Cleaned and washed 
  • Onion chop..Of 1 medium size
  • Garlic flakes 4..Chopped 
  • Green chillies..6 to 8 made in to slits
  • Red Chilli powder..1 to 1 & 1/2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder..1/4 tsp
  • Salt..To taste
  • Sesame seeds..1/2 cup(50 gms).                          Roasted on low flame with 2 red chillies and made in to powder
  • Water...1/2 litre                                               For Tadka...
  • Oil..2 to 3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds..1 tsp
  • Jeera seeds..1 tsp
  • Fenugreek/metho seeds..1/4 tdp
  • Red chillies.. 6 to 8 no.s made in to slits                                  Method...
  • Place gongura leaf in a pan..with a cup of water..And boil ..cook until tender in low flame..Keep it aside..
  • Place kadai on the stove..Add 2 tbsp oil..After the oil is heated..Add mustard, jeera and methi seeds and red chilli slits, let them splutter..
  • Next add onion chop and fry..after 2 minutes add garlic chop and fry..Till onions are transculent..
  • Now..Add the grinded gongura paste to the kadai....And add 2 cups of water..
  • Cook in low temp for 5 minutes..Add chilli powder and turmeric powder,and salt..
  • After boiling for a few minutes add sesame powder..And 1/2 cup more water..
  • Check and adjust spicy and salt levels..After 2 more minutes boiling switch off the stove..
  • Garnish with freshly prepared tadka if you want.
  • A variety and sour taste stew rich in iron and calicium..can prepare it easily..on stove top in less than 30 mins..
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019



Chole/Sindhi Channa masala, is a north indian recipe suitable with chapathis/rotis and also steamed  rice is very famous among indians.

  • Chole(soaked for above 6 hours and boiled)-1 cup
         Mash the boiled chana a little bit with a mash spadle. 
  • Chana boiled water,stored and kept aside
  • Onion slices-3/4 cup
  • Tomato 1 large..chopped and grinder into a paste
  • Tej Patta..1 made into 3 pieces   
  • Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
  • Dhania powder 1tbsp,jeera powder half teaspoon
  • Chole masala or garam masala -1 tsp
  • Cloves 2 nos
  • Dalchini 1/2 inch
  • Oil 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Chilli powder 1/2 tsp..adjust to your choice.
  • Salt to taste

  • Place a kadai on the stove,and add oil to it.

  • Once the oil is hot, add cloves, dalchini, chopped onion slices and fry till onions turn translucent.

  • Add ginger garlic paste and after frying it for a minute,add  tomato paste and fry until the raw smell goes.

  • Add chole masala powder, chilli powder and fry for 1 minute.

  • Lastly add boiled channa/chole and chana boiled water too, salt and let it cook until done.

  • Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with rotis/rice.
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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..



Vegetable Biryani ..a one-pot vegetarian meal is made of pressure cooking rice and vegetables with onion and spices with in half an hour time..


  • Rice grains..1 cup
  • Vegetables chopped in to small cubes..potatoes
  • Frozen vegetables 1 cup
  • Onion...1 big sliced  
  • Green chillies..4 to 5 no.s 
  • Corriander handful 
  •  Jeera..1tsp
  •  Cardmom..cloves.. a few each up to 10 no.s
  • Cinnamon..1 inch stick
  •  Ginger garlic paste..1 to 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder..1/ 2 tsp
  •  Chilli powder..1 tsp
  • taste 
  • Garam masala powder..1 and 1/4 tsp..depending on spice eating levels.
  • Yoghurt..2 tbsp 
  • Lemon juice..1 tsp
  •  Water.. 1 & 3/4 cup( same measuring cup for rice and water)

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  • Add oil 4 tbsp and 1 tbsp ghee.. to the Instapot pan..turn saute..wait till the display reads "Hot".
  • Add  jeera..cardmoms..cloves and cinnamon spices to the ip pan and fry for half minute.
  • Next add onion slices and saute  till transculent.. 
  • Next add potato cubes and fry..after 2 minutes add frozen vegetables and green chillies..
  • Add ginger garlic paste and mix well..
  •  Next add turmeric powder,and chilli powder and garam Masala powder, salt and fry..
  • Next add handful corriander leaves and saute. 
  •  Add 2 tbsp curds/ yoghurt and saute well.
  • Add washed rice and mix well. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Next add water.. My Rice water ratio is 1: 1& 3/4..                                 but ideal is 1:1&1/2..
  • Lastly add 1 tsp of lemon juice to the IP pan. 
  • Mix well..turn off..cancel saute now..
  • And.. turn to ..manual for 8 minutes in high pressure.  

  • After done..5 minutes after the beep..Quick release the extra pressure and open the lid..Mix gently..Serve Hot with onion yoghurt chutney.. 

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...