Saturday, September 17, 2016

How to clean ceramic electric stoves

I guess, one of the tedious tasks in kitchen is to clean the ceramic electric stoves. Especially if we spill the sugared milk/tea on the hot stove, it is almost impossible to remove the hard stains. I thought the same, before I got to know about the VSR cleaning set introduced by an electrical technician. I thought, sharing the details would help many of the kitchen lovers and here it is.

Materials needed:
# VSR cleaning set( includes powder, knife, polishing liquid)available in amazon
# Microfiber towel
# Kitchen tissues

# Wipe the stove with a wet sponge to remove bigger loose particles
# Sprinkle some VSR powder and spread it once with a wet kitchen tissue paper
# Clean hard stains with the knife
# Then wipe again with a clean wet kitchen tissue paper
# Use polishing liquid and spread it with a kitchen tissue paper
# After cleaning with a dry kitchen tissue paper use a microfiber towel to polish the surface
# A thin layer of polishing liquid provides a protective surface for the future

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Ragi Wheat Dosa

Here is a simple and tasty instant dosa recipe. Fermenting is not needed.


Ragi flour (millet flour) - 1 cup
Wheat flour - 2 cups
Rava - 2 tablespoon
Butter(preheated) - 1 tablespoon
Oil/ Ghee  

Mix all the ingredients except oil/Ghee.

Mix water to bring it into dosa batter consistency.

Add oil/ ghee to make it into crispy dosas. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Masal Vadai / Amai vadai / Paruppu vadai

  • Channa Dal-1 cup
  • Toor Dal - 1 cup
  • Raw Rice- 1 tablespoon(optional)
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch
  • Red chilli - 2
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Onion-2
  • Green chilli-2
  • grated coconut - 3 table spoon
  • Curry leaves
  • Sunflower Oil for deep frying
  • Salt

  • Soak the (toor & channa) dals and rice together for about 3-4 hours.
  • Grind the red chillies, cumin seeds, and ginger into a thick paste using your mixer.
  • Add the soaked dals to the mixture and grind it thick and coarse.
  • Sprinkle water while grinding, only if needed. Don't add too much of water.
  • Don't grind it into a smooth paste. It should be really coarse. 
  • (Alternative: Keep 1/4 cup of the soaked dal mixture aside before grinding and then add it later.)
  • Add finely chopped onions, green chillies, curry leaves, grated coconut, salt to the mixture.
  • Make small circular shapes with the mixture.
  • Deep fry in oil with a medium flame(heat), till it turns crispy golden brown.
  • Tastes so good with coconut chutney.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Zucchini poriyal

  • Zucchini - 2
  • Tomato mark  paste - 1 teaspoon
  • grated Coconut - 3 tablespoon 
  • Turmeric powder -1/4 teaspoon
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • crushed pepper - 1/4 teaspoon(optional)
  • Salt.

For seasoning:
Mustard seeds, Urad dhal, curry leaves, Oil(1 tablespoon)

  • Slice the zucchini into small thin pieces. Dont cut the pieces into square blocks.
  • Heat oil in pan and add all the seasoning items. Wait till you hear the crackling sounds.
  • Add the cut Zucchini to the pan.
  • Cook the Zucchini under closed lid. 
  • Add salt when they are half cooked. 
  • Sprinkle water in between , if needed.
  • Dont overcook this vegetable, because it will reduce the taste.
  • Cook for 5-7 minutes in medium heat. 
  • Add turmeric powder, chilli powder and Allow it for another 2 minutes .
  • Now add tomato mark paste and grated coconut .Zucchini poriyal is ready to serve.
  • This vegetable is a perfect combination for all rice and dosa varieties.

Mutton Chukka

List 1:

  • mutton - 400 gms
  • onions(small) -20
  • garlic -6
  • ginger - 1 1/2 inch
  • turmeric powder- 1/4 teaspoon
  • chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • coriander powder -1/2 teaspoon
  • green chilli - 2
  • salt

List 2 :
  • small onion - 10
  • curry leaves
  • red chilli - 2
  • oil - 3 tablespoon
  • grated coconut - 1 1/2 tablespoon
  • roasted gram powder - 1 1/2 tablespoon

  • Add 2- 2 1/2 cups of water and cook the items in List 1 in a pressure cooker.(Dont use excess water)
  • Leave it for 3-4 whistles according to your cooker model.
  • Drain the excess water if needed.( The excess water can be used in soups :-D)
  • Heat oil in a pan and add curry leaves and red chillies.
  • Add onions and a pinch of salt and cook it till golden brown.
  • Once onions are cooked , add grated coconut and all the cooked ingredients and cook it for a minute till it becomes dry.
  • Finally sprinkle some roasted gram powder to the mixture and stir it well.
  • Once the pieces are seen well seperated , the chukka is ready to serve.
  • Mutton chukka is a wonderful combination with all type of indian rice recipes,chappathi, parotta, idli, and dosa.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Spinach casserole

My first casserole luckily turned out to be delicious..So before I forget , I registered here immediately...My new new-year recipe..Happy New year 2012..

(For 2 persons)


  • creamed spinach - 450 gms( 1 packet Rahmspinat)
  • Noodles/ Macaroni -100 gms
  • onions - 2
  • Oil -4 teaspoon
  • Egg-2
  • chopped garlic -5 ( or garlic powder -1 1/2 teaspoon )
  • Ghee/ Butter for greasing
  • crated cheese
  • Salt


  • Cook the noodles( I used rice noodles)/ macaroni in salted water for 7-8 mins.
  • Beat the eggs in a seperate bowl.
  • Heat 2 teaspoon oil in a pan.
  • Drain the excess water and add the cooked noodles and beated eggs to the pan.
  • Mix it evenly and cook it for 2 mins. Add salt if needed and keep it aside.
  • Cook the spinach with a tablespoon of cream (or rahmspinat without cream) and salt and keep it aside.
  • Heat the remaining oil in pan and fry the onions and chopped garlic. Add salt and pepper.
  • Grease the casserole pan with butter /oil / ghee
  • Spread the cooked onion garlic mixture first and then layer it with noodle egg mixture.
  • Finally add the cooked spinach layer and spread the crated cheese on the top of it.
  • Cook the casserole in oven under 180-200 °C for about 20 -22 mins.
  • Cut into pieces and serve it hot.. hmmhmm.. yummy yummy...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Egg - Paprika noodles


  • Whole Grain Noodles (Dont use maggi Noodles)
  • Butter - 1 Tablespoon
  • Oil 2 teaspoon
  • Egg-3Paprika - 1/2
  • Dried Basil - 1 teaspoon
  • Black Pepper - 1 Teaspoon
  • Cumin Seed - 1 TeaspoonSalt
  • Salt


  • Cook the noodles in salted water for 8-10 mins depending upon the type used.
  • Drain the noodles and add it to slightly heated butter. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a seperate pan and add egg to it.
  • Stir the egg so that it becomes small clumps.
  • Once the egg is cooked add salt , dried basil leaf coarse powder, semi-crushed pepper and cumin powder .
  • Add finally sliced paprika pieces and cook it for few seconds(Dont overcook).
  • Stir the mixture with the noodles and serve it hot with some kind of ready made or home made pasta side dish.