Saturday, February 26, 2011

Saggubiyyam Dosa ~ Sabudana Dosa

Pancake prepared using Pearl Sago.It's preparing is easy and tastes good.


  • 1-2 cups Sago/Sabudana/Saggubiyyam
  • 1-2 cups Riceflour/Biyyampindi
  • 1-2 cups Yogurt/Curd
  • 1-2 Green chilies
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 Curry Leaves
  • 10-12 Strands of Corinader Leaves
  • 1/2 '' ginger 2tsp Grated Carrot
  • 1tsp Grated Coconut
  • 1tsp Cumin seeds-Optional
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil/Ghee
  • Soak Sago in water for about 3-4 hrs.Wash them properly twice in water and drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Chop Onion,Green Chillies,Ginger in to small pieces as shown in the picture.

  • Take a bowl and put the soaked Sago,Curd ,Salt and Rice flour.
  • Mix with the Chopped onion,green chillies,ginger pieces,grated carrot and coconut,Coriander leaves,Curry leaves .
  • Add required amount of water and mix them well .The Consistency of the batter should be like that of thick milk.

  • Heat the tava.Pour a laddle full of batter and spread in a concentric circle.

  • Add oil and close with a lid and let it cook for a minute in alow flame.

  • Open the lid and flip the dosa and cook again.

  • Serve hot with Pickle or Chutney.

  • You Can also soak the Sago in the Curd and Make Dosa's.
I am sending this recipe to ARS event E2 Anouncement " B For Breakfast"

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tomato Dal ~ Tomato Pappu

The Tomato dal is my first choice ,I 'd opt for.This simple yet tasty flavour dal goes well with the steamed rice with a Ghee  or Roti's accompanied with Potato fry any other Vegetable fries or chips.

  • Kandipappu/Toor dal-1cup
  • Tomatoes-3to 4 cut in to pieces
  • Green chilies-4 slit in lengthwise
  • Tamarind-1''
  • Turmeric- a pinch
  • Onion-1 no chopped
  • Redchillipowder-3/4tsp
  • Water-3cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Kothimeer leaves to garnish
  • Oil-2tbsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
  • Redchilies-3 breaks
  • Curry leaves -few
  • Hing- a pinch (optional)
  • Garlic-2 cloves(crushed)(optional)
  • Take a Pressure cooker ,add the dal and clean it under water and drain all the water.
  • Now add 3 cups of water,turmeric,onion,green chillies,tomato pieces and finally place the tamarind and close the lid by placing the Weight on top.
  • Allow to cook up to 4 whistles.
  • Mean While,take a hard bottomed vessel for the seasoning .
  • Heat oil in it,add the mustard seeds,cumin seeds,red chillies and curry leaves and roast it.
  • Add the hing and garlic and let it roast for few seconds and turn off the flame and keep it aside.
  • Now remove the cooker lid and check the dal and mash it well with the back of a laddle.
  • Place it on a stove and add salt ,red chilipowder and cook for few minutes till it absorbs the chilipowder and bubbles out.
  • Now add the seasoning and let it cook for 1minute and mix well.
  • Remove from the flame and garnish with the kothimeer leaves.
  • Serve it along with Rice or Roti.

    Monday, February 21, 2011

    Lovely Blog Award

    Hi Friends,I have participated for the Event Alphabet Recipes A-Appetizers Conducted by Charitha by sending two appetizers .Those are Poha Rolls & the Veggie Lollipops.For my participation in this event ,I recieved "A Lovely Blog Award" from Charitha.I feel very happy for this & I Thank You so Much Charitha.

    • You Can also look here for the" A for Appetizers" round up entries .

    Friday, February 18, 2011

    Veggie Lollipops

    • Potato-1 no medium
    • Onion- 1/3 cup chopped
    • Green beans-3 no chopped
    • Carrot-1 no chopped
    • Peas- few frozen or soaked & boiled one
    • Capsicum-1/4 cup chopped
    • Kothimeer-few leaves
    • Cabbage-1/4 cup chopped
    • Salt to taste
    • Red chili powder-1/2tsp
    • GaramMasala - a pinch
    • Oil for frying
    • Tomato Ketchup
    • Bread slices - 2 powdered for binding
    • Corn flour-2tbsp
    • Ice-Cream sticks-few
    • Take a Vessel or pressure cooker add little water and salt .
    • Shift the Cabbage,Green beans,Peas,Carrot,Potato,Capsicum and cook well .(2 whistles in the Pressure Cooker)
    • Now take a bowl add the kothimeer leaves,onions,salt to taste ,red chilli powder,garam masala.
    • Now drain all the water from the cooked vegetables and place it in a bowl.
    • Add corn flour and mix well and make like a dough.
    • Heat oil in a pan.
    • Now make balls from the mixture and roll them in the bread powder and drop them in the hot oil.
    • Fry them well until they turn in to golden color .
    • Remove from the oil and insert the Ice-Cream stick to each fried ball.
    • Serve them in to a plate with Tomato Ketchup and Yummy....Yummy......Veggie Candies are ready to enjoy!!
    • If you use frozen peas ,place them in a hot water for 10 minutes and add it to the mixture.
    • Don't make to boil veggies with more water.It makes very loose while mixing.
    This recipe goes to the event

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011

    Let's Start With Alphabet Recipes A- Appetizers

    Hi friends ,this is an event conducting by Charitha Kollipara.This event is open to all of you (Bloggers & Non -Bloggers) and can send your recipe .So hurry up friends and make the event Exciting with your entries and All the Best!!

    Check out the details below.

    Poha Rolls

    • Poha-1/3 cup
    • Bread slices- 4 no
    • Water- little
    • Salt -required to taste
    • Green chillies - 2 no chopped (or) Chilipowder-1tsp
    • Carrot- 1 no grated
    • Onion- 1no chopped
    • Sooji ravva/Bombay ravva- little for binding
    • Kothimeer for garnishing
    • Oil for frying
    • Take a vessel or a bowl,add the poha,grated carrot,green chillies or red chilipowder ,onion and salt.
    • Now dip the bread slices in the water and press with the hands to remove the water.
    • Add this bread in to the bowl and mix well.(Water not required)
    • Heat the pan with oil.
    • Now take a small mixture from the bowl and roll it and just roll it on a plate with Sooji.
    • Dip them slowly in to the hot oil and fry them well til they turn in to golden color.
    • Place them on a plate with a tissue paper to absorb any excess oil.
    • Serve them on a plate by garnishing with kothimeer,Onion & Tomatoes.
    • Yummy....Yummy Poha rolls are ready to taste with Tomato Ketchup!!!

      Wednesday, February 9, 2011

      Ratha Saptami

      Ratha Saptami is one of the biggest festivals observed during Magh month. It is celebrated on Magh Shukla Saptami. Ratha Saptami 2011 date is February 10. Ratha Saptami festival is dedicated to Surya bhagwan and the Lord is worshipped for better health and wellbeing. Ratha Saptami is also known as Surya Jayanthi. It is believed that on this day, Surya Bhagwan was born on this day. Surya Bhagwan is worshipped on Surya Jayanti or Rath Saptami for better health and prosperity of their family. This festival is also called as Maha Saptami, Jaya Saptami or Jayanthi Saptami.It falls on the second day after Vasant Panchami or Sri Panchami or Madana Panchami.Other major festivals dedicated to Surya Bhagwan are Bhanu Saptami (Ashada Shukla Saptami), Mitra Saptami (Margasira Sapthami), Surya Sashti (Bhadrapad Shukla Sashti), and Chhat Puja or Dala Chhat Vrat.

      People worship the sun in the early morning and recite the Surya Sahasranama. Good actions done on this day give manifold results. Brahmins become celestials if they fast on this day and worship God; Kshatriyas, that is, people of the warrior caste, become Brahmins; Vaishyas, the merchants, become Kshatriyas: and Sudras or men of the servant caste, become Vaishyas. If women fast on this day, they attain knowledge and derive virtues. If widows fast on this day, they get rid of widowhood from the next birth onwards. Even the sin of slaying a Brahmin is expiated by the power of fasting on this day. He who takes a bath at the time of sunrise is purified like Mother Ganges. He can never become a poor man.

       The sun is imagined to be a chariot drawn by seven horses, which represent the seven colours of the rainbow. The charioteer, Arun, has his feet deformed. Arunoday means the dawn. On this day some people go to take bath in the river before dawn carrying a lamp on their head. Then in the courtyard in front of the house the sun is worshipped. A picture of the chariot and the seven horses is drawn on the ground. During Ratha Saptami, women draw rangoli or kolam or muggu in front of their houses to welcome the healthy and pleasant rays of Sun God. The Rangolis are drawn in a chariot shape signifying seven horses of Surya bhagwan. On the four sides “rangoli” is made (designs made with powders) and in the centre cow dung is burnt. Then on the stove milk is boiled in earthen vessels while facing the sun. When the milk boils it is believed it reaches the sun.

      Then an offering of “kheer” made of wheat is shown to the sun. In the “sup” (basket for sifting corn) twelve heaps of grain are offered to the sun, the number corresponding to the twelve constellations through which the sun goes. Grain is offered to the brahmins.Some people show their respect to the sun by bowing twelve times every day to the sun, repeating every time one of the twelve names of the sun. These twelve names are: Mitra, Ravi, Surya, Ahanu, Khag, Pushan, Hirnyagarbha, Marichi, Aditya, Savita, Arka, and Bhaskar. On this day a new season begins, the sun sitting on his chariot sets out on his journey.

      Rath Saptami Vrat Katha ~ Ratha Saptami Pooja Story:

      In the country of Kamboj there was a king named Yashovarma. He was a religious minded ruler, arid happiness prevailed in his kingdom. But the king had become old and had no children. He prayed to God to give him a son. Finally God heard his prayer and the king got a son. But the son was very sickly. All remedies were tried but the boy would not be cured.

      One day a Muni named Vinit came to the palace. He was a very learned Muni and knew the three times (“tricalgnani”), which means that he knew the past, the present, and the future. So the king asked the Muni when his son would get alright. Muni Vinit remained with his eyes closed for a while. Then he said to the king, “Your son is sick because in his previous life he was very rich, but never gave any alms and used his wealth for himself only.”

      King Yashovarma asked, “If he was a sinner, how is it that he was born the son of a king?”

      Muni Vinit replied, “Yes, he was a sinner in his previous life. But once with his eyes he saw the “puja” (worship) of Rath Saptami. With this he acquired the merit needed to be born of a royal family.”

      “So, will not his sickness disappear by a similar act of merit?” King Yashovarma eagerly asked.

      “Yes, make him observe the vow of ‘Rath Saptami’ and his sickness will completely disappear.”

      Then Muni Vinit gave the king information about Rath Saptami and by the merit of this vow the King’s son was liberated from his disease.

      The Gayatri Mantra

      From ancient times men have attributed divinity to the sun. For the “munj” (thread) ceremony the boy is made to stand facing the sun, and the priest makes the following prayer, “Oh Sun, this is your student. Protect him, and give him a long life.” After the “munj” ceremony every day in the evening the Gayatri mantra must be recited. This mantra is given great importance:

      “God is the mover of this world. The shining brilliance of God is the most exalted and the most difficult to describe. This brilliance is liked by everybody. We meditate upon such brilliance. We bring it to our mind. May this God, who is the sun, inspire our intellect and our devotional medita-tion and may the recitation of this gayatri illumine our intellect

      Fast on this day. Observe the vow of silence. Remain in a solitary place. Do Japa. Practise intense meditation with faith and devotion; are sure to attain God-realisation on this very day!!