Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Red Lentils Pokoda/Masoor dali Pokoda/Pokodi

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time:20 minutes
Total Time:50 minutes

Red Lentils Pokoda/Masoor dali Pokoda/Pokodi
The word pakoṛā is derived from Sanskrit पक्ववट pakvavaṭa, a compound of pakva ('cooked') and vaṭa ('a small lump') or its derivative vaṭaka, 'a round cake made of pulse fried in ghee or vegetable oil.
The red lentils or the Masoor Dal are in great demand in an Indian kitchen as it forms one of the staple diets that is consumed on a daily basis. These small red-colored lentils are packed with immense health benefits.
The red lentils are associated for reducing the risk of cancer. The anti-cancer properties of the Masoor Dal are due to the high content of fiber and folate in its composition. When the red lentils are consumed on a daily basis, this can reduce the risk of several types of cancer including breast, colon, lung and bowel cancer.
The Masoor Dal has a low glycemic index that makes it an effective food item for those suffering from diabetes. In addition to this, the red lentils are also loaded with fiber that is not digested easily. Therefore, it prevents the sudden spikes in the blood sugar level and thus balances the medical condition of the diabetic patients.
I have came with my Version of Red Lentils Pokoda/Masoor dali Pokoda/Pokodi.Delicious,Easy, simple version.Hope you all will like it.


  • Massor dal/Red Lentil- 1 cup
  •  Onion (1/4 cup Finely chopped)
  •  Green Chilli (2 Nos Finely chopped )
  • Coriander Powder 1tsp 
  • Cumin Powder 1tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder 1tsp
  •  Red chilli powde r1/2 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • oil for deep fry(2 cup)
  •  Soak Masoor dal/red lentil for 20 minutes
  • Mean time Place a heavy bottom pan or kadhai put the oil and let the oil for heating.
  • Place soaked masoor dal/red lentil, criander powder,cumin powder,garam masala into mixie jar and put little water and  grind to paste(batter should be like thick not runny).
  • Now pour the pasate in mixing bowl 
  • Now add  chopped onion, green chilli and salt and give a good mix.
  • Now check the oil is heat
  • Now drop the batter in very small shapes 
  • Fry till the pokoda turns golden brown and srispy(don't burn it).
  • Repeat the step with rest of batter.
  • Serve hot with your favourite chutney.
Thank you all for showing your interest in my blog!!!
Will be back soon with a more healthy fusion with my twist!!!
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Chenna Tadiya- Authentic sweet delicacy from Puri(Jagganth Dhaam)!

Chenna Tadiya- Authentic sweet delicacy from Puri(Jagganth Dhaam)!

Preparation Time:30 Minutes
Cooking Time:20 Minutes
Total Preparation Time:50 Minutes

Holi is on our door step!!!.Let me share some why we celebrate holi with you all.The festival is celebrated until Rangpanchmi in commemoration of the divine love of Radha for Krishna. The festivities officially usher in spring,th Holi celebrated as a festival of love.

Holi is one of the most popular Hindu festivals, and it's celebrated by people both young and old. From lighting the Holika bonfire, to playing colors, to visiting with friends and family, Holi is a wonderful celebration to bring the community together and celebrate the triumph of good over evil.
 A great way to celebrate Holi is with delicious traditional Indian meals. There are many different traditional meals for Holi depending on what region you are in, but here are some popular foods and drinks you can try.
Here I came with our state delicacy called as Chena Tadiya/cheese cottage fried dumplings in sugar syrup!!

Course: Dessert(Vegan/Vegetarian)
Cuisine: East India
Servings :6 persons
  • 1cup crumbled paneer/cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp cup all purpose flour
  •  6nos Cardamom
  • Salt 1 pinch
  • Water/Milk 1/4cup Approx required to make dough
  • 1cup sugar 
  • 1 cup Oil/ghee for frying
  • In a mixing bowl add crumbled paneer and maida/all purpose flour and salt 
  • And mix all ingridents nicely
  • Now transfer the mixture on flat surface and knead it 
  • Add some water/milk  to make a soft dough till you feel oil on your palm and keep it aside 
  • Now take sauce pan add water and sugar and bring to boil
  • Now add some 4 Cardamom to it
  • Boil til one string consistency
  • Heat ghee for frying
  • Now add crushed Cardamom to your dough and knead for 5min more
  • Make a Pattie with help of hand and take small cap/cookie cutter cut from centre 
  • Repeat the procedure for rest of batches
  • To make sugar syrup
  • Now soak in the warm sugar syrup till it's soft and serve hot or cold!

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Vegetable Cutlet/Vegetable chop!

Vegetable Cutlet/Vegetable chop!!

Preparation Time:10 Minutes
Cooking Time:30 Minutes
Total Preparation Time:40 Minutes

It's been a long time,I have posted any recipe.Was quite busy with so many thing's..😞.
This is one of  favourite snack of many people at our place (Bhubaneswar) and our favorite too!.
Was really having carves to have these for long time..So prepared in my way!!
Here we go..

For Cutlet

  • 2 medium size boiled potato
  • 1/2cup grated beet root
  • 1/4cup carrot finely chopped
  • 2tbsp Onion finely chopped 
  • 1 Green Chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masalap
  •  1/4tspb Chilli Powder
  • 1bread slice
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Maida/all purpose flour 
  • 1/2 cup Sooji/semolina 
  • Water required to make batter
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for frying


  • Take a fry pan put oil,once heated add onion to it and cook till it's translucent
  • Then add ginger garlic paste and green chilli and sauté till the raw smell goes off
  • Now add cumin powder,  powder, red Chilli powder and garam masala sauté for 2-3 minutes
  • Now add mashed potatoes and all veggies mix well and cook for 5 min
  • Now add salt and mix
  • Cook till the oil start coming from sides
  • Now add coriander leaves and mix well and keep the mixture aside to cool
  • In a mixing bowl add all purpose flour and little water ,to make thick consistency batter
  • On a flat surface Sprinkle the semolina
  • Once cool add bread slice into the mixture to get a good binding and roll into cylindrical shape
  • In the mean time, in the frying pan add oil for frying and let it heat 
  • Dip the the pattie in the batter and slowly roll it over semolina and make sure it coats all the sides
  • Once oil is heated,fry those pattie till it's crispy
  • Serve hot with chutney

Saturday, 10 February 2018

"Cheesy Sandwich appe/paddu/guliappa/gulittu/gundponglu/ponganalu/paniyaram"!!

"Cheesy Sandwich appe/paddu/guliappa/gulittu/gundponglu/ponganalu/paniyaram"!!

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time:20 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes

On eve of children's day...Tried something new!!
As children's like twist...So tried this paddu/appe with new look.Fusion recipe into my experiment basket..

So I named it as 
"Cheesy Sandwich appe/paddu/paniyaram"!!
 Paddu (Karnataka), Kuzhi paniyaram (Tamil Nadu) or  Gunta Ponganalu (Andhra Pradesh)or Paniyaram(Kerela) is an Indian dish made by steaming batter using a mould. The batter is made of black lentils/urad dal and rice and is similar in composition to the batter used to make idli and dosa. The dish can also be made sweet or spicy depending on the ingredients jaggery and chillies respectively. Paniyaram is made on a special pan that comes with multiple small fissures. It is known by various names in South India, including paddu, appe, guliappa, gulittu, gundponglu, ponganalu.

Course: Appetizer/Breakfast/Snacks
Cuisine: South India
Servings :4 persons
Ingredients For Cheesy Sandwich Appe/Paddu

Rice and Urad dal batter
Vegetable Oil-2-4 tbsp
Salt to taste
For stuffing

1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped tomoto
1/2 finely chopped capsicum
4 tbsp veg mayonnaise
1/2 grated processed chesse
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tbsp mixed herbs
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp chilli flakes
For Batter

1cup rice
Urad dal/Black lentil-1/4 cup 

Preparation of Batter:
  • Soaked for 2hrs and grind to find paste
  • Consistency should be not too thick nor too runny
  • Keep it aside at least for overnight
Preparation of Stuffing:

  • Take a mixing bowl
  •  Now add cut onion,tomatoes and capsicum with mayo n cheese cream 
  • Now add some herbs basil,mixed herbs,oregano and chilly flakes 
  • Now little tomato sauce and salt 
  •  Stuffing is ready.

Preparation of cheesy sandwich Appe/paddu
  • Place your paddu mould
  • Grease with little oil 
  • Now put batter with a spoon add little batter then add stuffing and grated cheese
  • Cover it with one more spoon of batter
  • Cook it for 5-10 minutes in simmer
  • And now turn it to other side cook for 10 mins
  • Repeat the for remaining batter in the same way.
  • Serve hot with your favorite sauce or chutneys
Thank you all for showing your interest in my blog!!!
Will be back soon with a more fusion recipes with my twist!!!