Monday, January 27, 2014

Banana Oreo Smoothie

Banana – 1
Oreo biscuits – 2
Honey – 1 Tsp
Milk – 1 cup
Vanilla ice cream – 1 scoop
Almonds, pista for garnishing

  1. In a blender add all ingredients except ice cream and blend well.
  2. While serving add ice cream and chopped dry fruits.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Orange Peel Candies

Adapted from here 

Orange Peels - 2 medium fruits
Sugar - 2 1/2 cups
Water - 2 cups for syrup + more for boiling
Sugar powder - 1 cup

  1. Wash and pat dry the oranges. Cut the top and bottom of the fruit.
  2. Slice the outside peel into four pieces. Using the knife, peel the white part from the fruit.
  3. Cut the peel into thin strips. Add water to the pan and bring it to boil.
  4. Add the peels to a pan. Boil for 5 mins, then drain and rinse well.
  5. Repeat this process for 2 more times. Drain the peel and rinse well.
  6. Now add sugar and 2 cups water to the pan and bring it to boil, stir well.
  7. When the sugar dissolves, reduce the flame. Add the orange peels.  Reduce the flame and leave for 1 to 1 1/2  hour. Stir occasionally.
  8. Remove the orange peels from the syrup and Spread on a plate.
  9. Now sprinkle the powdered sugar. Toss until evenly coated. Leave on a sheet for 24 hrs.  

Note: If you like lemon peels. Do the same process. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Horse Gram Powder / Uluvala podi

Horse gram / Uluvalu - 1/2 cup
Red chillies dry / yendu mirchi - 7
Curry leaves / karivepaku- 2 strings
Hing a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 to 3 drops

  1. In a pan dry roast the horse gram until aroma comes out. Transfer it to a plate.
  2. To the same pan add chillies with oil dry for 1 mins. Transfer it to the same plate.
  3. Turn off the flame, add curry leaves and mix well. Transfer it to the same plate. Cool it.
  4. After cooling completely, add all roasted ingredients, hing to the mixi jar and make it as rough powder.
  5. Serve with idli or dosa.
Linking to:

Gayathri's WTML event

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Mango Puree Fruits Salad Without Custard

Milk – 3 cups
Heavy whipping cream – 4 tsp
Mango puree – 1 cup
Chopped dry fruits – ½ cup
Chopped grapes
Chopped orange
Chopped apple
Chopped strawberry
Chopped banana
Honey - optional


  1.  Boil milk in a vessel. Let them to cool. 
  2.  Whip the cream. Add cream, mango puree to the milk. Mix well. 
  3.  Add chopped dry fruits and fruits. Keep the salad in refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Serve.
Note: Add fruits according to your taste.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Okra & Broccoli Stir Fry / Bendakaya Broccoli Vepudu

Okra / Bendakaya – ½ kg
Broccoli florets – 2 cups
Ginger chopped -5
Chopped onion – ½ cup
Chopped green chilli – 6
Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
Peanut powder – 1 tsp
Red chilli powder – 2 tsp
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Salt to taste

For tempering
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 string
Dry red chillies – 3
Hing – a pinch
Oil – 3 tsp

  1) Heat oil in a pan and temper it. Add onion, chillies and saute for 3 mins.

  2) Add ginger garlic paste and mix for 3 mins. Add okra, broccoli and cook until soft. Don’t cover   

       with lid.
  3) Add chilli powder, peanut powder, cumin powder, salt and mix well.  Leave it for 5 mins.     
  4) Serve with rotis.