June 29, 2010

Cracked wheat/Goduma ravva upma

Cracked wheat - 1 cup
chopped onion-1 small
Mixed vegetables(carrot,green peas,corn,tomato and green beans)
Green chillies-4
Curry leaves -4 to 5
Coriander leaves -1/4 cup
For Tempering:
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Urad dal,Channa dal -1/2 tsp
Peanuts-1 tsp
oil or ghee - 2tsp
cashews-1 tsp

Heat oil in a pan, add all the popu ingredients. Then add finely chopped onion , green chillies and
mixed vegetables you can add any vegetable that u like most. Fry it for 4-5 mins and add curry leaves , cracked wheat(I like my upma with roasted ravva) roast it for 3 mins on low flame.
In a separate bowl boil 2 1/2 cups of water ,1 tsp of salt and coriander leaves.
Add boiled water to roasted ravva ,stirr continously to prevent the lump formation.
Cook the upma on medium heat for 7 mins until all the water absorbed by ravva.
Serve hot with raita and pickle

June 16, 2010

Cabbage Onion Pakora

Serving --3-4 persons
Cooking time--20 mins
Shredded cabbage -1cup
Thinly Sliced onion -1 cup
Besan/Sengapindi -1 1/2 cup
Rice flour -2tbsp
Chili powder -1 tsp
salt --to taste
Curry leaves -8
coriander leaves -small bunch
Vaamu-1/2 tsp


  • Heat oil in a pan for deep frying pakoras.
  • Mix all items listed in ingredients section by adding little water(1/4 to 1/2 cup)
  • If you add more water the pakoras will absorb more oil.
  • Keep stove on medium heat. Drop batter little by little in oil.
  • Fry it for 2 mins on each side till it gets nice golden brown color.
  • Drain it on a paper towel to remove excess oil.

Andhra BachaliKura Pappu

Bachalikura leaves

Bachali kura--4 cups of leaves(wash&cut)
Tomatoes -2 small
Onion - small
Green chillies -8
Toor dal/kandi pappu - 1cup
Tamarind -lemon size

For Popu/Tadka:
Red chillies -2
Garlic cloves -4 crushed
Turmeric -1/2 tsp
Salt-1 tsp
Curry leaves -8
Cumin & mustard seeds-1/2 tsp


  • In a pressure cooker add all the ingredients and add 3 cups of water. Cook it for 4 whistles.
  • Heat oil in a pan add cumin , mustard ,red chillies, crushed garlic cook it for 1 min.
  • Add turmeric and curry leaves fry it for 1 more min.
  • Add this popu mix to pressure cooked dal and cook it on medium flame for 5 mins. Keep stirring otherwise bottom of the pan will get burn.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with Rice,Dosa or Chapati.