Showing posts with label Breakfast and Tiffins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Breakfast and Tiffins. Show all posts

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Pancake with Carmelised Apples

Baking powder-1tsp
Zest of orange-1tsp
Butter/oil for frying

Mix everything like a dosa batter consistency.
Heat a non stick pan,add 1 or 2tsp of sunflower oil.
Pour 2tbsp of batter and allow to spread itself.
Cook on both sides until golden brown.

Carmelised Apples
Apples-2,thinnly sliced
Light brown sugar(muscavado)-2tbsp
Cinnamon powder-1/2tsp

Heat a pan add butter when it melts add sliced apples and sugar,
mix well closed the lid and on a low medium flame.
When apples becomes nearly soft and brownish,take out from the flame.
serve warm on pancakes.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Majjige Kodubale

Majjige kodubale is similar to  peragu poori of  Andra. This can be served as breakfast as well as snacks.They are crispy and yummy...Lovely served with coconut chutney.This is  dish popular of vyshya community of karnataka.


Rice flour -1cup
Sour buttermilk(Huli majjige)-2cups
Onion-1 small,finely chopped
Green chillies-2-3,finely chopped
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Curry leaves-1 sprig,finely chopped
Chopped coriander-2tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

Take buttermilk in a sauce pan,add  all the ingredients to buttermilk except rice flour,mix well.
Put the  pan on a heat and bring the buttermilk to boil,now add rice flour part by part with stirring cook until 
all the dough come together,take out from the heat,leave it to cool for a while (not too cool).When the dough is still warm Knead the dough with little oil until it becomes smooth.Now take lemon size ball and roll a tube evenly  and join the ends like ring(Kodubale or bangle shape),follow the same for the rest of the dough.
Heat a  oil in a kadai and deep fry the kodubale's on a medium flame.Drain excess oil on  paper towel.
Serve hot with coconut chutney.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Pav Bhaji with More Awards!!

Potatoes,(boiled,peeled and mashed)-1big
Boiled peas,carrots,cauliflower each- 1 cup
Onion-1,finely chopped
Tomatoes-4-5 big ripen ones
Capsicum-1,finely chopped
Gingergarlic paste-2tsp
Red chilli powder to taste(optional)
Tomato puree-1tbsp(for color and flavour)

To serve:
Chopped onions as required
Lemon wedges
Chopped fresh coriander
Pav bread  or any bread as required(i have used white baps)

Heat a butter/oil in a pan,add chopped onions fry until they are translucent.
Now add capsicum and ginger garlic paste saute until capsicum becomes little soft.
Add boiled vegetables, boiled potatoes, tomato puree,pav bhaji masala,chilli powder
and salt,close the lid and  cook on a low flame for 5minutes.
Add little water if necessary, with a masher mash the gravy gently,so that all the
veggies gets mashed up to form a smooth gravy.
At this stage you can add little dollop of butter which is totally optional.simmer for 2-3minutes.
Serve with chopped onions,coriander on top of bhaji,along toasted pav bread and lemon wedges.
Note:you can use butter for toasting pav breads as chaatwaala's does,but it doesn't make any diiference to taste without it.
For healthier option serve with wholemeal bread/brown bread,omit butter.


Friday, 26 March 2010


Paddu or Gundpongalu or Appe as it is called in Kannada,these are in between version of  dosa and idli',they have a shape of small idli's but  crispy and taste's like dosa.You will forget the count when eating with thick  coconut chutney for sure...:).This  is my mother's recipe,you can also add grated carrots and other veggies to make it more tasty and colourful...ENJOY!


Fenugreek seeds/methi-1tsp
Salt to taste
Soda bicarb-1/2tsp

Onion,finely chopped-1
Green chillies-2 or 3
Coriander,finely chopped
Cumin seeds-1tsp


Wash and soak rice and dal seperately for 5-6 hours,soak avallaki only an hour before grinding.

Grind rice, dal and avallaki seperatley into a fine paste and with hands mix nicely and keep 
the batter in the warm place to ferment for 7-8 hours(overnight is better).

Heat a oil in a pan add mustard seeds and cumin seeds wait until it splutters,add this tempering
to the batter along with chopped onions,green chillies,coriander,soda and salt mix well.

Heat a poddu tawa,smear oil in each holes,pour tbsp of batter into each hole,cook on both sides
until golden brown,add little oil if it is sticking.

serve with coconut chutney.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Chappati Masala Upma


Left over chapaties- 3-4
Green chillis-1
Curry leaves-1sprig
Oil- 2tsp
Lemon juice-1tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
Urad dal-1tsp
Cumin powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste


Cut the left over chapaties with hand into small pieces,sprinkle
little water over torn chappatis and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds,when they begin to pop
Add dals sliced fry and then add onions,tomato,curry leaves and chillies fry till golden brown.
Add all powders,salt and little water and cook for 2-3minutes.
After that add the torn chapaties and stir well till it is soft,close the lid and cook on low flame
for 2-3minutes.Serve hot.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009


Pesarattu is a dosa prepared with whole green gram/haramoong in hindi /hesarukaalu in kannada,which gives it light green colour to dosa."pesaru" means greencolour in telgu.It is a native dish of Andrapradesh.

Whole hara moong/hesarukalu- 1 1/2 cup
Ginger - 2 inch piece
Green chillies - 4
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Salt to taste
Soda bicarbonate-1/2tsp

For Topping

Finely chopped onions -1cup
Finely cut green chillies -2
Finely chopped coriander

Oil for frying


Soak hesarukalu and rice together for 8hours in water.
Grind with cumin, ginger and green chillies into fine paste.
Add salt,soda and sugar,mixwell.No need to ferment.
Heat a tava,pour ladleful of batter on tava, spread evenly as thin as possible.
Sprinkle tbsp of toppings and oil around the dosa.Cook evenly on both sides.
Fold and serve with coconut chutney or chutney pudi.

Masala Dosa

Masala dosa.. is one of the famous dosa variety which has gain more popularity than compared to other dosa's. Because of its unique taste combined with spice potato filling(allugade palya.. as we call in kannada)and red chutney makes it heavenly tasty.The comination of south indian dosa and north indian aloo bhaji made it famous not only in India but throughout the world.I must say masala dosa is a national integration dish...And it is one of my favourite dosa,here i tried it my way..


Urad dal-3/4cup




Plainflour or maida-2tbsp



Salt to taste

Ghee or oil for frying


Wash and soak rice,dals and methi in water for 6-7hours.
Grind the soaked rice and dals into fine paste and
keep the batter to ferment for 7-8hours in warm place.
One hour before preparing dosa mix rava,maida,soda,sugar and salt with hands througly.
Heat a tava pour ladleful of batter over tava and spread it evenly as thin as possible.
Drizzle a tsp of oil or ghee over dosa,apply red chutney on dosa.
No need to turn dosa if it is very thin,when dosa becomes crisp put a tbsp of
alugadde palya and fold the dosa and serve hot with coconut chutney.

Apply red chutney and place a tbsp of alugadde palya..

Fold dosa in hotel style..

Now dosa is ready to serve...........


Red Chutney


Red chillies -10(byadgi menasinakayi or any mild variety)

Puff channa-2tbsp



Tandoori colour-1/4tsp(optional)

Garlic cloves-2

Salt to taste

Pepper corns-10



Fry the chillies,peppercorns,jeera and channa with little oil and
grind along with other ingredients into fine paste adding little water.

NOTE:When applying on dosa's add water and make it thinner.

Coconut Chutney


Coconut,grated -1cup

Greenchillies -3





Salt to taste


Grind all the above ingredients into fine paste.Serve with dosa.

Potato Palya/Alugadde Palya


Potatoes-4,boiled and mashed






Urad dal-1tsp




Salt to taste


Heat oil in a frying pan, add mustard when it splutters add dals and fry until slightly brown.

Add onion, chillies and curry leaves fry until onions become soft.Add salt to taste.

Now add mashed potatoes fry for a minute and sprinkle little water and

close the lid and cook in a low flame for 5-6 minutes.Garnish with fresh coriander.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Tomato and Mozzarella Sandwich


Plum tomatoes-2

Fresh mozzarella ball-1

Brown bread slices-6

Olive oil-2tbsp

Mixed dried herbs-1/2tsp

Garlic clove-1,finely chopped

Black pepper-1/2tsp

Red chilli flakes-1/2tsp

Salt to taste


Lightly toast the bread slice in a toaster.

In a small bowl mix olive oil,herbs,garlic,chilliflakes,salt and pepper.

Thinly slice tomatoes and mozzarella cheese into roundels.

Arrange tomato and mozzarella slices on bread slices,drizzle herb oil on top.

Close with other slice.Arrange the sandwiches on the baking tray.

Bake in a oven at 180'C for 8-10 minutes or until cheese melts.Serve hot.

Churmuri Dosa



Puffed rice(kadlepuri or mandakki)-2cups

Salt to taste

For sprinkling on dosa(optional)

Carrot grated-1

Onion chopped-1



Oil for frying


Wash and soak rice for 4-5 hours.grind rice along with puffed rice into a fine paste.

Batter should be little thick.Add salt mix well and immediately dosa's can be prepared.

Heat a tava pour ladleful of batter on tava and spread evenly as set dosa's.

Sprinkle carrot,onion and greenchillies mixture on top of dosa.

Drizzle little oil on dosa cook evenly on both sides.

Serve hot with coconut chutney.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Avarekaalu uppittu


Rava or sooji- 1cup

Water- 2 cups

Onion- 1big (sliced)

Green chillies-4

dry red chillies-2

Curry leaves-10


Avarekaalu (vaalbeans)-1cup


Mustard seeds-1/2tsp

Cumin seeds-1/2tsp

Channa dal-1tsp

Urad dal-1tsp

Fresh coriander for garnish

Lemon juice-1tbsp

Salt to taste


First fry the rava until slightly brown and aromatic and keep it aside.
In a pressure cooker, cook avarekaalu(vaalbeans) and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan add musturd,cumin seeds when they begin to splutter
add channa and urad dal fry about 2 minutes until light brown now add onion,
curryleaves,green chillies and dry red chillies,fry until onions become soft.
Add boiled avarekaalu,2 cups of water,add salt to taste.
When water begins to boil add rava with continously stirring.
Stir until all the water is gone,Add lemon juice.
Reduce the flame and close the lid for 8 to 10 minutes.
garnish with coriander and serve hot.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Onion uttapam/ Eruli dose


2Cup- Par boiled rice
2Cup-Raw rice
1/2Cup- Urad dal (uddinabele)
1/2Tsp Methi seeds
1/4Cup-Avalakki(rice flakes)
Salt to taste
1/4 Tsp- Cooking soda

For toppings:

2 Big-onions,finely chopped
1-Tomato,finely chopped
4-Green chillies,finely chopped
1 Sprig-Curryleaves,finely chopped

Oil for cooking as required


Wash and soak rice,dals and methiseeds for 6-8hours in water.

Soak avalakki seperatly for 1hour before grinding.

Grind rice, dals and avalakki into fine paste.Add salt and soda bicarbonate mixwell.

Leave it overnight to ferment in a warm place.

Mix chopped onions,tomato,chillies,jeera and curryleaves in a bowl.

Heat tava,take a ladleful of dosa batter,spread evenly to your desired size,but slightly thicker.

Sprinkle onion mixture over the dosa,drizzle 1tsp oil over dosa.

Turn and cook well on the another side. Serve hot with any chutney or palya.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Tomato and cheese bruschetta


3-Tomatoes(ripen but firm),finely chopped

1 Clove of garlic,finely chopped

1/4Cup-Grated cheddar cheese

1Tsp- Dried basil

1Tsp-Black pepper

1Tbsp-Olive oil

Salt to taste

8-French bread slices or any crusty bread


Preheat the oven to 180'c.

Mix chopped tomatoes,garlic,grated cheese, basil, black pepper and salt to taste.

Spoon the mixture on the bread slices,drizzle olive oil on the top.

Place the bread slices on a baking tray, bake for 5 minutes and serve hot.

Garlic Bread


16-French bread slices or any crusty bread

For Galic butter:

100g-Unsalted butter

3-4Cloves of Garlic,finely chopped

1Tsp-Dried mixed herb

1/2 Tsp-Black pepper powder


Salt to taste


Melt the butter slightly till it reaches a softer consistency.

Add the chopped garlic,herbs,blackpepper,chilliflakes and salt.

Gently whisk everything untill the butter is smooth and the herbs and garlic are mixed well.

Lightly toast all the bread slices on one side only.

Apply the garlic butter on all the slices on the untoasted side.

Place in a moderately hot oven, and toast the slices till crisp and golden brown.Serve warm.

NOTE: You can prepare this butter in advance and keep in the fridge in an airtight container.

It will last for 1 week.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Spicy Bread Pudding


6-Slices whole wheat bread with crust removed

1tbsp-Polyunsaturated margarine/butter

1-Green capsicum,halved and seeded

1-Yellow capsicum, halved and seeded


1-Red onion, finely chopped

2-Greenchillies,finely chopped

1/2cup-Low fat cheddar cheese,grated


2cups-Skimmed milk

1tsp-Dried mixed herbs

Ground black pepper to taste

Salt to taste


1. Spread bread with the margarine and cut each slice into four triangles.
Place capsicum on a rack and broil for 10minutes under the grill until slightly blackened.
Place the capsicums in a polythene bag with tongs, seal and let cool.peel the skins and discard.
Slice the capsicum into thin strips.

2. Layer the bread, peppers,tomatoes,onion,greenchillies and half of the cheese in a large ,shallow ovenproof dish.

3. Mix the eggs and milk together with herbs, salt and pepper to taste and pour over the bread.Allow to sit for 30minutes.

4. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the dish and season.

5. Bake in the oven at 160'c for 45minutes untill set and risen,serve hot.

NOTE: This can be prepared with leftover bread and vegetables

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Rava Idli

Rava idli is a speciality of the state of Karnataka in India and was invented by the popular restaurant chain, Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR) of Bangalore.[1] Rava-Idli translates to semolina-idli in the native Kannada language.

During World War II, when rice which is the staple item used in idli was in short supply, Mavalli Tiffin Rooms experimented in making idli using semolina and hence Rava Idli was invented.


Rava/sooji(course) -2cups
Dry redchilli-1
Broken cashewnut pieces-1tbsp
Eno salt-2tsp
Salt to taste
Sliced tomatoes ,grated coconut and coriander for garnishing


Heat the ghee in a kadai and add mustard seeds.

When they start popping, add hing, channa dal,uradal, dry
chillies,cashewnuts and allow them to splutter.

Reduce the heat,add rava fry until you get nice aroma.transfer the mixture to another bowl,leave it cool.

To the yoghurt add salt,greenchillies, coriander leaves, curryleaves and mix well,add this to rava mixture and add water to get right consistency.

Smear idli plates with oil.Place one tomato slice and sprinkle coconut and coriander to each cups on top of that pour the mixture to each cups.

Steam for 10-15 minutes in a pressure cooker (without whistle) like normal idli's.

Serve hot with coconut chutney.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Oats Upma

Oats has been cultivated for over 5,000 years. Over the centuries, oats were generally regarded to be fit only for animal feed. Oats is a field grain which is harvested in early summer.

The oils in oats cause them to become rancid, so they must be processed more quickly than other grains. Today, the primary use of oats is as animal feed. Still, with the pressure of advertising, we are all aware of the nutritional value of oats in our diet. Oats have a higher level of soluble fiber than all other grains. Among the benefits of oats in the diet, is the value that they have in lowering cholesterol, are soothing to the digestive process,

Oats are available in several forms. Oat groats are the whole seed with only the outer hull removed. Rolled oats are the familiar breakfast form. Steel cut oats are oats seed that have been chopped into pieces. Quick Oats are rolled steel cut oats, and instant oats are pre-cooked, dried and flattened steel cut oats. The finest form is as flour.

We are all acquainted with oats, which are very popular in granola, cookies, as well as a breakfast food.The traditional uppuma with rava is replaced by oats is a success with taste and texture as i want to share my version as follows..


Oats- 1cup

Water- 2 cups

Onion- 1big (sliced)


Green chillies-2

Curry leaves-10



Mustard seeds-1/2tsp

Cumin seeds-1/2tsp

Channa dal-1/2tsp

Urad dal-1/2tsp

Fresh coriander for garnish

Lemon juice-1tsp

Salt to taste

First slightly fry the oats and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan add musturd,cumin seeds when they begin to splutter, add channa and urad dal fry about 2 minutes until golden colour now add onion, curryleaves,green chillies and tomato, fry until they become soft.
Add 2cups of water,add salt to taste.When water begins to boil add oats with continously stirring.add lemon juice. Stir until all the water is gone.garnish with coriander and serve hot.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Ragi Dosa

Ragi flour – 2 cup
Urad dal – 1 cup
Methi seeds – 1 tsp
Onion – 1
Green chillies – 2
Grated coconut – 2 tbsp
Fresh coriander – 2 tbsp
Soda bicarbonate – ½ tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for making dosas

1. Soak urad dal and methi seeds for 4 hours, grind to a fine paste.
2. Add ragi flour, salt and soda in urad-methi seeds paste mix well, leave to ferment
3. Add finely chopped onion, green chillies, coriander and coconut to the batter, mix well
4. Heat tawa, take a ladle full of batter and spread evenly, sprinkle little oil over dosa.
5. Roast both sides of the dosa, serve with tomato chutney and ghee

Neer Dosa


Rice – 2 cups
Fresh grated coconut – 4 tbps
Salt to taste

1. Soak rice for 3 – 4 hours.
2. Grind soaked rice along with grated coconut to fine paste.
3. Add water to make thin as buttermilk consistency.
4. Add salt to taste, mix well.No need to ferment.
5. Heat tawa, take a ladle full of batter and sprinkle evenly, sprinkle little oil over dosa.
6. No need to cook both sides of the dosa, serve with vegetable saagu and ghee.