Gunta Ponganalu/Pongadalu/Paddu

This is the Rayalaseema special breakfast.This can prepared with left over Dosa batter.Normally i will prepare dosa batter which is sufficient for two days.The first day i will prepare dosa and the second day i will prepare these Gunta ponganalu.The coconut chutney or peanut chutney is the perfect combination for these Ponganalu.

Specially my daughter prefers to eat with putnala podi or pappula podi.we can prepare this break fast with very less effort.

Now coming into the recipe.

Gunta Ponganalu

Gunta Ponganalu

Ingredients:

  • Left Over Dosa Batter: 2 cups.
  • Green chilli paste:1 tsp.
  • Cumin seeds:1/4 tsp.
  • Chana dal:2 tbsp.
  • Coriander leaves(chopped):4 tbsp.
  • Curry leaves(chopped):3 tbsp.
  • Onion(chopped):1 (Big sized).
  • Salt:as required.
  • Ginger(chopped):1 tbsp(optional).
  • Cooking soda:1 pinch.
  • oil:to fry.

Procedure:

  • Add little amount of water to the dosa batter.
  • Now add salt,Cooking soda and mix well.
  • Now add Chopped onions,chopped coriander leaves,chopped curry leaves,chana dal,cumin seeds,Green chilli paste,Chopped ginger and mix well with the batter.
  • Now there is a special cooking skillet to make ponganalu usually called as gunta ponganalu penam.In this penam there are small depressions.
  • Now in each depression pour few drops of oil and keep in high flame.
  • Now pour the batter in each depression only upto 3/4 th because after cooking it will increase the size.
  • Now decrease the flame from high to low or medium and pour some more few drops of oil on it to cook easily.
  • Now let it roast in medium flame until it turns light golden brown in color.
  • Now after two or three min with help of fork flip to another side and allow to  cook for 2 min.
  • Now remove them on to the absorbent paper.
  • Now the tasty,yummy,easy ponganalu are ready.
  • Serve them hot with the chutney.

Note:

  • You can use grated carrot into the batter.
  • Soak the chana dal before 30 min.
  • You can also use spring onions.
  • Do not use more water in water or don’t use less water because if we use less water these will not cook properly.
  • Use non stick penam/skillet for easy maintenance.

Please leave your  valuable comments below to improvise my posts.

Advertisements

How to prepare Tomato pulao/Tomato Rice

I usually prepare Tomato rice in two ways.One is pulao and another one tomato Baath which is prepared by leftover rice.

Normally these two recipes are very easy to prepare and which can be easily prepared as lunch box recipes.This dish is mostly prepared in south India.

Now i am posting Tomato Pulao recipe which is a bit spicier than tomato Baath.

Spicy tomato pulao

Spicy tomato pulao

Ingredients:

  • Basmati Rice:1 cup.
  • Tomatoes:4(Riped).
  • Onion:2 (Medium sized).
  • Cloves:2.
  • Ginger-garlic paste:1 tsp.
  • Cinnamon stick:1 inch.
  • Mint leaves:1/2 cup.
  • Green chillies:2-3.
  • Red chillipowder:1 tsp(adjust to your spice level).
  • oil:1 1/2 tbsp.
  • salt:adjust to taste.
  • coriander powder:1/2 tsp.

Procedure:

  • Soak Basmati rice for 20 min.
  • Cut the onion into thin slices and cut the tomato into small pieces.
  • Now heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add cloves,Cinnamon stick and fry for 1/2 min.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste and fry until raw smell goes.
  • Now add Mint leaves until it decreases the volume.
  • Now add Green chillies and onion and fry until they turn into translucent.
  • Now add soaked rice and fry for 1 min.
  • Now add 2 cups of water and salt,red chilli powder and close the lid of pressure cooker.
  • Now the cooker starts whistling(3 whistles) and simmer for 3-4 min and turn off the flame.
  • After cooker cools down add chopped coriander on top of it.

Note:

  • You can use Ghee instead of oil.
  • If you use full ripe juicy tomatoes gives more taste.
  • We can use only Green chillies with out using Red chilli powder but the color will not be good.so,instead of using artificial colors i used red chilli powder.

Please leave your comments below to improvise my posts

How to make Ridge gourd payasam/Beerakaya payasam.

This is very easy recipe which will take less time to prepare.Specially this can be prepared for neivedhyam  during festivals.usally i will variety of payasam recipes when ever i am wishing to have a sweet .As payasam recipes are done very fast i love to prepare these recipes.So,this time i tried with ridge gourd it gave an amazing taste.so,i am posting this for you.For the first time when i prepared with a simple mistake it did not come properly so at that time i did not post it.Again after few months i tried it came very perfectly.

The mistake what i did for the first time is in this recipe we must add rice flour paste to the payasam very slowly  .while adding we must continuously stir but with out doing that first i added rice flour paste and after few seconds i started stirring.Due the gap the rice flour paste turned into lumps.So,for the second time i did not do this mistake.

So,coming into the recipe.

Delicious Payasam

Delicious Payasam.

Ingredients:

  • Ridge gourd/Beerakaya : 1/4 kg.
  • Milk :1/2 ltr.
  • Ghee : 1 1/2 tbsp.
  • Basmati Rice:5 tbsp.
  • Sugar:100 gms.
  • pista:1 tbsp.
  • Badam:1 tbsp.

Procedure:

  • Peel out the Ridge gourd skin and grate it nicely.
  • Remove the water from the grated ridge gourd and keep the grated ridge gourd aside.
  •  Soak the basmati rice in water for 10 min.
  • Now boil the milk in a vessel and add grated ridge gourd to it and let it boil for another 10 min.
  • Now grind the basmathi rice to a fine paste by adding required amount of water into a fine paste.
  • Now add the basmati rice paste slowly by continuously stirring  and let it boil until it become thick .
  • Now reduce the flame and add sugar,cardamon powder and give a nice stir.
  • Now switch off the flame and add ghee,roasted badam,pista to it.
  • Now the delicious payasam is ready.
  • Serve it hot/cold.

I love eating when it is hot.

 

How to prepare Tomato curry

Its easy to prepare and takes less time.If we prepare
it in the right way it will be superb in taste.

Tasty Tomato curry

Tasty Tomato curry

Tomatoes are very rich in vitamin c.They are low in calories and that too fat free.They also contain vitamin A,K,potassium.To say simply they contain all vitamins and minerals which are necessary for a good health.They are very good for females because they build strong bones .

Tomatoes make your skin great.they will protect skin from sun damage.

 

Ingredients:

onion: 1 medium sized.
Tomatoes:4 medium sized(prefer ripen tomatoes).
Turmeric powder:half tsp.
salt:adjust to taste.
garlic pods: 3
coriander powder:1tbsp.
Red chilly powder:2 tbsp.
coconut powder:3tbsp.
Ghee:2 tbsp.
Bay leaves:5.
mustard and jeera :half tsp.

To Grind:

Take garlic and coconut to grind.

Procedure:

Heat the oil in a pan.
Now Crackle mustard seeds,jeera and add bay leaves.
Add onion and fry it until it changes the color to
light brown and now add turmeric powder ,salt,red
chilly powder,coriander powder and fry for half a
minute.
Now add that ground powder (garlic and coconut) and
fry for few seconds.
Now add tomato pieces and close the lid and cook for
five minutes .
If it is not cooked cook for another few minutes.
Now add ghee and remove the pan from heat.
Now garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
Now the tasty tomato curry is ready.

Please leave your comments below to improvise my posts

Brinjal and potato curry(Egg plant curry)

Brinjal is one of the outstanding vegetable.If we prepare anything out of brinjal it will give excellent taste. Here comes the procedure how to make egg plant curry with potato combination.

This gives a good combo with chapatis or hot rice and ghee.

As this curry will comes in gravy type it is a good combination for chapatis,roti’s or rice.

Tasty vankaya curry

Tasty vankaya curry

Ingredients:

  • Egg Plants:4(medium and tender)
  • Potatoes:2.
  • Onion:1 (medium sized).
  • Tomato:1(medium sized).
  • Garlic cloves:5-6.
  • Dry grated coconut:3-4 tbsp.
  • Red chilli powder:2 tsp.(adjust to your spice level).
  • Salt:as required.
  • Mustard seeds:1 /2 tsp.
  • Jeera seeds:1/2 tsp.
  • Curry leaves:5-6 leaves.
  • Turmeric powder:1 pinch.
  • Coriander powder:1 tsp.
  • oil:2 tbsp.
  • Ghee:1 tbsp.
  • Coriander leaves(chopped):2 tbsp.
  • Red chillies:2 (slit).

Procedure:

  • First cut the brinjal into small pieces and peel the potato skin and cut into small pieces and keep it in salt water because if we keep brinjal and potato pieces in salt water they may not turn black.
  • Cut the onion and tomato into small pieces.
  • Grind the grated coconut and garlic cloves into fine powder.
  • Heat the oil in a kadai and crackle mustard seeds.
  • Now add jeera and slitted red chillies into that oil.
  • Now add onion pieces and fry turn into translucent.
  • Now add ground coconut and gralic cloves and fry for 1/2 min.
  • Now add potato pieces and fry for 2-3 min.
  • Add brinjal pieces and fry for 2-3 min.
  • Now add  enough  water to boil ,salt,red chilli powder,coriander powder and close lid until it boil.
  • Now add ghee and close lid for 1-2 min.
  • Now add chopped coriander and remove from stove.
  • Now serve hot with chapatis or hot rice with ghee and papad.

Note:

  • Always select tender and fresh brinjals.
  • Don’t over boil the brinjal pieces because it will spoil the taste.

With in next few days i will post another brinjal varieties like vangi bhath,Gutti vankaya koora.

 

Please give your valuable comments below to improvise my blog.

How to prepare Egg Fry?

This dish  is very simple to prepare.Really, when i am feeling hungry and if i find eggs readily in my fridge definitely i will prepare this.This is a perfect combo with chapatis,but for me and my daughter even loves it with hot rice.

Now,here comes the procedure.

Tasty egg fry.

Tasty egg fry.

Ingredients:

  • Eggs:4.
  • Onions:3 medium sized.
  • Curry leaves:1 spring.
  • oil:2-3 tbsp.
  • Turmeric powder:a pinch.
  • Green chillies:3-4(adjust to your spice level).
  • Jeera:1/2 tsp.
  • Mustard seeds:1/2 tsp.
  • salt:adjust to taste.
  • Coriander leaves(chopped):3 tbsp.
  • Red chillies:2 (slit).
  • coriander powder:1/2 tsp.

Procedure:

  • Heat oil in a kadai and crackle mustard seeds and add jeera and curry leaves and red chillies.
  • Now cut the onion into small pieces  and grind the green chillies into paste.
  • Now add onion pieces and fry for 2-3 min.
  • Now add ground green chilly paste and salt,turmeric powder,coriander powder and fry until it turn translucent.
  • Now crack the eggs into it and fry until the eggs are cooked.
  • Now at last add coriander leaves .
  • Now,the hot spicy egg curry is ready.

Note:

  • Another method is with out grinding the green chilies we can slit into pieces.
  • Also instead of using green chilies we can use red chilly powder.

Please let me know your opinion and leave your comment  .
Philips HD4929 2100-Watt Induction Cooktop

How to prepare Bhendi Fry

This is way to prepare bhendi fry tastily.Bhendi also known as ladiesfinger or okra is rich in fiber which avoid obesity,cholestral and some type of cancer.

It also contain vitamins like vitamin -c,B1,B2,B6.A,K,E etc.Always use Okra that is tender and fresh and another cooking tip is wash and dry okra thoroughly before cutting,Adding spoonful of yogurt or butter milk helps dry out the slime while doing stir fries.

The other important point is do not cut the okra into very small pieces Cut with at least 1 inch long.

Tasty okra fry.

Tasty okra fry.

Ingredients:

  • Okra:1/4 kg.
  • Onion:1 big sized.
  • Oil:1 1/2 tbsp.
  • Mustard seeds:1/2 tsp.
  • Cumin seeds:1/2 tsp.
  • Dry grated coconut:2 tbsp.
  • garlic cloves:4-5.
  • Red chilli powder:1 1/2 tsp.( adjust according to your spice level).
  • Turmeric powder:a pinch.
  • Red chillies: 1.
  • Curry  leaves:5-6.
  • salt:as required.

Procedure:

  • First wash the okra and wipe it thoroughly with kitchen cloth or if necessary keep it aside for 15-20 min.
  • Cut the onion into thin slices.
  • Now grind the grated coconut and cloves into fine powder.
  • Now add oil in a kadai and crackle the mustard seeds.
  • Now add cumin seeds,curry leaves,red chillies ,onion and fry until the onion become translucent.
  • Now add turmeric powder,salt, red chilly powder and fry until it mix.
  • Now add bhendi pieces and fry for 3-4 min on a high flame.
  • Now reduce it to simmer and add teaspoon of buttermilk or lime juice so that it will dry out to slime.
  • Now allow it to cook until it become soft.It will take more time to cook because it is in sim.
  • Now add Ground coconut powder and close the lid for another 3-4 min.

Notes:

  • Instead of using grated coconut and garlic cloves we can use roasted gram(putnala pappu and garlic cloves powder)so,that it will give different taste.
  • We can keep okra in fridge after cutting into pieces.

Your opinion matters to me..So please put in your take on this post..Thank you :-)