Monday, February 18, 2013

Flax Seed Burfi

This is a very tasty and healthy burfi from Manjula's KitchenIt is super easy to make and will be instantly liked by all. You can indulge into it without feeling guilty!

  • 1/2 cup golden flax seed powder or meal
  • 1/2 cup coarsely ground walnut
  • 1/2 cup coarsely ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup coarsely ground cashews
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Paruppu Vada

Another easy recipe from my mother's treasure chest with only very little ingredients and the best part is, the vada stays very crisp even when it is not hot. 

  • 1/2 cup Toor Dal
  • 1/2 cup Channa dal
  • 2 tsp Urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1/4" piece of Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Salt (Adjust to taste)
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • Oil to deep fry
  1. Soak all the dals for 30 min.
  2. Coarsely grind the dals along with green chillies, ginger, salt and asafoetida with just enough water. The batter should be thick.
  3. Mix the chopped Coriander leaves to the batter.
  4. Heat oil in a kadai and when the oil is hot, make small patties in the palm of your hand and drop it in the oil carefully. When the vada turns golden brown flip it and remove it with a slotted spoon and drain the excess oil on a paper tissue.
  5. Serve crisp vadas hot or cold.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Dill Pulao

Dill is my favorite and I wanted to try this dill in pulao and it was a big hit especially with my daughter who is a very fussy eater. The veggies are optional but I feel guilty to make any dish without the veggies, so I have added whatever my family likes. You may add the veggies of your choice and if there is none available you can even skip the veggies and make the pulao with just the dill leaves. This is a very flavorful and healthy one pot meal.


  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1 bunch Dill leaves (cleaned and chopped)
  • 3 cups chopped Vegetables (Cauliflower, Potato, Lima beans, Carrots)
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1" piece Cinnamon
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp Oil (Olive Oil preferably)
  • 3 Green chillies (Adjust to your taste)
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp All Spice Powder (Optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp Salt (Adjust to your taste)


  1. Heat oil in a cooker and when the oil is hot enough add the cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf, asafoetida, cumin seeds, all spice powder(if adding), green chillies and ginger.
  2. Add the Dill leaves and saute for a few minutes. Then add the vegetables and mix well.
  3. Wash and add the basmati rice and mix well. Add 1.5 cups of water and salt and close the cooker and cook on low heat for around 15 min or till the rice is cooked.
  4. Serve Dill pulao hot with a raita of your choice.

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Paneer Butter Masala
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