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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Vegetable Stew

Posting on behalf of a non-blogger to link up with my ongoing event 'Bachelor Cooking' :)

Participant Name: AKSHU

Vegetable stew is a simple and easy to make side dish for Appams,chappatis and dosas.Being a keralite dish,it gives a real flavourful treat for all vegetarians.Cocunut milk used in this curry adds in the richness and make it creamy to 
taste.With all vegetables into it,this curry stands as a tri colored healthy and delicious to eat in our Independence day celebration.

Preparation & Cooking Time: 15 mins + 10mins. 
Servings: 3-4 persons


Potato (chopped) 1 cup (2 med. Size)
Carrot (chopped) ½ cup(1 small size)
Green peas (frozen) ½ cup
Curry leaves Hand full
Onion (sliced) 1 big
Green/Red chilli (slit) 4 nos small size
Ginger (sliced) 2 inch stick
Cocunut Milk 1 cup
Second Cocunut Milk 1 ½ cup 
Corrainder Leaves 1 tbsp chopped
Vinegar/Lemon juice 1 tbsp 
Cashew nuts 1 tbsp
Cocunut Oil and Ghee 2 tbsps and 1 tbsp
Pepper powder ½ tbsp
Garam Masala powder 1 tbsp
Salt To taste


To get ready with veggies ;
- Wash clean and cut the Potato & carrot into small cubes.Onion into thin slices.
- Cut the Ginger and redchillies into 1 inch thin stripes.

  1. Take a wide bottomed pan and heat 2 tbsps of oil. Add sliced Onion,ginger,redchillies and curry leaves into it.Saute it for 3minutes until colour changes to golden brown.
  2. Now add the pepper and garam masala powder into it and roast it well on a medium flame.
  3. Then add the chopped potatoes,carrot,green peas and salt required into the pan. Mix it well and cook the veggies with the steam keeping the lid closed for 5minutes.
  4. Once the vegetables are cooked in the oil and steam.Open the lid and mix it well.
  5. Now add the second cocunut milk into it and stir until it thickens.
  6. Later add first cocunut milk and stir well for 2 minutes.Add the vinegar or lemon juice and switch off the stove.
  7. In another pan heat 1tbsp of ghee and roast the cashewnuts until golden brown.
  8. Now add the roasted cashews into the curry along with chopped corrainder leaves.Mix it.
  9. Transfer the curry to a serving bowl.
  10. Serve it hot with Vellappams,chappaties or dosas.

Note :

  • Cook the vegetables in oil added itself as it gives a roasted flavour (no water needed).
  • Add the cocunut milk only when the vegetables are cooked. 
  • Vegetables like beans,cauliflower can also be included.
  • Always the quantity of potato should be more than other vegetables.
  • Thick cocunut milk when used will make the stew more rich and tasty.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tirangi Rava Idli

Posting on behalf of a non-blogger to link up with my ongoing event 'Bachelor Cooking' :)

Participant Name: ADITI UPADHYAY


Soaking Time:  10 min.
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 7 mins
Makes: 12 idlis


2 cups semolina (rava)
1.5 cups curd
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste
oil for greasing

1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp red chilly powder
2 green chillies , chopped
4 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1 tbsp oil


  1. Mix the semolina, curd, lime juice, oil and salt together in a bowl. Might add a little water to make the batter consistent, keep it aside for around 10 minutes.
  2. Separate the batter in three different bowls and add 1-2 drops of orange and green food colouring (might use chutneys instead)
  3. Prepare the tempering by heating oil and adding the cumin seeds, red chilly powder, green chillies and curry leaves. When the cumin seeds crackle, add the tempering to the semolina Batter.
  4. Pour the  batter from all bowls into greased idli moulds.
  5. Let it cook in the microwave oven for about 6-7 minutes.
  6. Serve hot with a chutney of your choice.
Linking this entry to INDEPENDENT INDIA event sponsored by, Hudson Canola :) 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Event Announcement: Soups with SS

I actually feel so excited when temperature begins to drop a little… Not full-fledged winter yet but still time has come when you start making a list of your “Feel-Good” food. And even if it’s not winter for you, there’s nothing wrong in making a list for the next season ;) Is there any way we can cut off the calories and still enjoy some satisfying meals? Absolutely you can… Get your soupy bowls out and warm up faster with some super-healthy, comforting, steaming soups in cold days!
While posting many of soup recipes recently, I found someone who’s quite like minded… Someone who loves soups & salads eternally! Not only that, she too is a vegetarian… A lovely blogger… And more than that, a very dear friend of mine :) Sonal (of SimplyVegetarian777) and I came up with an idea to build a collection of soups for quick-access & new-ideas and just for that, we planned to run an event for this month, which will bring many entries of fellow-bloggers too. No strict rules (we’re not crying babies) for the event… But expecting too much fun for sure :)
Here are some quick rules of the event :
  1. It’s a vegetarian event… Strictly no Non-Veg! Eggs are allowed.
  2. Event runs from 5th June to 5th July (US time) and it’s open for bloggers as well as non-bloggers.
  3. Non-bloggers send their entries to me:, which will be posted on my secondary blog and linked up here!!!
  4. Any number of fresh/archived entries is allowed.
  5. First, link to my announcement page (this one only) and Sonal’s announcement in your post and then use given linky tool to send your entry.
  6. One must like Cooking with SJ and SimplyVegetarian777 for a valid entry.
  7. Usage of logo is optional, but would be great if you add as it helps spread a word.
  8. It would be nice if you can mingle a bit. Visit the fellow bloggers entries and leave your comments or like their work.
Click on the link to start linking your entries for ‘Soups with SS’!!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

System Review: Food Panda

I'm back with a wonderful thing to share!!! Who doesn't love a system which offers the service of food ordering... without tiring process... even without credit/debit card? 

I found one such website: Food Panda... Running all across the globe and if you ask where particularly in India, then lemme tell you... they've covered all major cities out there! Isn't it great? 

Enter a website URL, select your country, your area and food you want to explore... And you'll find a long list of restaurants around you from where you can order plenty of dishes!!! That's all what you have to do... 

I was surprised when I found my favorite eating joint (considered to be quite small in the city) with their Egg Bhurji n Aloo Paratha listed ;)

Some features in detail (I know you must have planned to order something just now, but wait a min if you want to know more about this amazing system):
  • It’s not only for India! They’ve their system running in nearly 40 countries :) Isn’t it great?
  • More than 3000 restaurants of India are included in their database.
  • They cover all cuisines for you to pick your favorite from…
  • Even many restaurants offer special discounts too… Don’t miss to subscribe to stay updated with those deals!
  • Detailed information of all restaurants i.e. open hours, delivery charges (if any), delivery time, min. order etc.
  • Complete menu of a restaurant with price listing, which can be added to your order from there and then only.
  • User reviews are allowed for helping others to order!
  • Not only that, they accept the payments online or a wonderful ‘Cash on Delivery‘ option is offered too!

Check out this website: 

And wait a min... It has to be mobile everytime ;) You can download an android or iphone application and process via that too. Link to download:

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