Friday, August 29, 2008

Meethi Moong

Everyone in my family enjoys eating methi and though we make it in quite some ways... aalo methi, gajar methi, methi-palak toor dal, methi paneer... we had got kind of bored with all this and thus I put my thinking cap and tried to get something different... the result was very good and all at home loved it :) Its an simple and extremely healthy dish... do try it our


2 cups fresh chopped methi leaves
3/4 cup moong dal
2 medium onions chopped
1 large tomato chopped
3-4 dry red chillies
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp dhaniya powder
1 tsp tava fry masala (u can make it at home also but easier way is to get MDH tava fry masala)
1 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
chilli powder if u want it spicy (i was like my food spicy)
2 tsp oil

1. Wash and soak moong dal for about 15 mins and then keep it for boiling in a pan with abt 1 cup of water, boil for about 5 mins or till tender and drain the water... they should just be boiled and not sticking to each other

2. Heat oil in a kadai and add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds to eat... after the cumin becomes brown add the dry chillies and fry for 1/2 minute

3. Add the onions and fry till they start becoming golden brown

4. Add the tomatoes and fry till it leaves oil

5. Add all dry masalas and fry for another 1/2 minute
6. Now add the methi leaves
7. Fry for about 4-5 minutes till they become tender and then add the boiled and drained moong dal

8. Fry for another 3-4 minutes and then bingo its ready...... enjoy.......

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Dahi Walla Bread Upma

I got a mail on Aug 26th ..
Recpie to contribute to the blog... my first one... :) also let me know how to contribute further
Monika , sorry for the late post. Sending you an invite to this blog so that you can write directly here , instead of depending on me :)

Guys , go read , cook and enjoy the upma :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Wheat Flour Cheela

Kheer Cheela is one of the loved occasional weekend brunch at my in laws place. Occasional because its high in calories and loved because we all love sweets. Its nothing but rice kheer served with two kinds of cheelas.To all my south indian friends , cheela is nothing but small dosa.

Of the two kinds of cheela served , one is salty moong dal cheela. I did share the recipe here , the only difference is that instead of moong sprouts , moong dal is used.

Other one is the sweet wheet flour cheela. This post concentrates on this cheela , because Aryan loved it and I now make it often just for him , without kheer , as evening snack.


Wheat Flour - 1 Cup

Sugar - 1/2 Cup

Cardomom powdered - 1 pinch

Water - 1 glass

1. Mix water in flour , to make a smooth paste.

2. Add sugar and cardomon powder and leave for 10 minutes for sugar to dissolve.

3. Mix well. The paste should be of dripping consistency.

4. Spread like a dosa on a non stick tava and roast using little ghee.

Bad Picture Quality ..Sorry!

Thats my plate ..SLURP !!

To add to variety , coriander chutney and Potato gravy is also served along , but I did not make potato gravy and rather served another gravy from previous night.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Cheese Toast


  1. Cheese - 250 gm
  2. Milk - 1/2 cup (may need more while preparing paste)
  3. Italian seasoning that you get with pizza
  4. Black pepper powder
  5. 1 -2 capsicum
  6. 1-2 tomatoes
  7. 1-2 onions
  8. 1 cup of corn pearls
  9. White/brown bread slices
  10. Pizza sauce or simple tomato ketchup
  1. Put cheese, milk and Italian seasoning and make a smooth thick paste. If you make it too thin, it will pour out while baking fro the slices to the baking tray.
  2. Dice all the vegetables finely.
  3. Spread bread slices on the baking tray.
  4. Put pasta sauce or tomato ketchup on the slices.
  5. Put the diced vegetables.
  6. Put the cheese-milk sauce.
  7. Bake it for about 10-12 min in the oven at 200° C
  8. Let it cool before digging your teeth into it as the cheese paste is VERY hot! :)
1. You can make it with plain cheese-milk paste.
2. You can add mushrooms and olives as well.