Monday, January 30, 2012

Shallow Fried Okra ( Lady's Finger )


Bhindi - 500 gms
Salt for taste
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Channa Dal - 1 tsp
Black gram dal - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp


Cut the ladies finger into small pieces and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds start to splutter, add channa dal, black gram dal and turmeric.

Now add the Bhindi and fry till they are roasted well and cooked. Add salt, chilli, coriander and jeera powder.

Garnish with coriander and serve.

Note: When frying, if the bhindi looks sticky, add 1/4 tsp lemon juice to it. This will remove the stickiness from it.

Yennegai (Eggplant Curry)

Do you know that Brinjal is a native vegetable of India. :):) and Yennegai cooked using Brinjal is a perfect combination for jawar roti/ chapathi. It is a very famous North Karnataka dish. You can use any variety of brinjal to cook yennegai. I have used here small and round green variety of eggplants. These are much quicker to cook and tastier too.


Brinjal (small) - 10
Groundnuts - 1 large bowl
Dry desiccated coconut - 3/4 bowl
Sambar Masala - 4 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for Garnishing
Oil - 2 to 3 tsp
Mustard seeds - 2 tsp
Channa dal - 1 tsp
Black gram - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1 tsp


Roast the groundnuts and add coconut. Also add Sambar Masala to this mix and grind.

Take the brinjals and make slits on them to form four divisions. Fill the groundnut mix powder in between the brinjals and keep aside. Also keep the left over powdered mixture. It is added for the gravy.

Take a large pan and heat oil in it. Temper it using Mustard Seeds, Channa dal and blackgram dal.Also add turmeric.

Add the stuffed Brinjals and fry for a min till they become soft. Cover the pan and cook on a low flame till the Brinjals are done. Now add the rest of the powder masala along with half glass of water and cook for another 5 mins till you get a fine gravy.

 Serve it with Chapathi or Jawar Roti.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Veggie Cheese Toast

A yummy recipe very easy to make and an ideal way to spend your cold evenings...


Grated Cheese - 1 cup
Bread Slices - 4
Salt to taste
Pepper - 1/2 tsp approx
Butter - 1/2 tsp

Grated Vegetables Used:

Carrot - 1 
Onion - 1 med
Capsicum - 1/2
Baby corn - 2 


Take the bread slices and trim their edges. You can give any shape to the slices.

Slightly rub butter onto the slices. Add the mixed grated vegetables on the top of the bread slices.

Now, place the grated cheese evenly on the slices and add salt and pepper to them for taste.

Microwave the bread slices on high heat for about 30 - 40 secs (till the cheese melts).

Note: If u need the bread slices to be more crispier, grill them for about 50 secs in the microwave after  applying the butter.

Have a happy and fun filled evening with this simple and easy to make recipe... 

Sending this recipe to Vegetarian Tastebuds and Foodelicious....

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Eggless Vanilla Cake with Cream Frosting

There is no better way than to celebrate your new year with a cake. Its more fun when you are baking the  cake at home. With beautiful encouragement from my husband and sister, it was a fun time doing it.

Vanilla Cake with Cream Frosting


Maida - 1 cup
Baking Powder - 1 tbsp
Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp
Curd - 1/2 cup
Butter - 3/4 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp

For Whipped Cream Frosting:

Heavy whipping cream - 1 cup
Vanilla Essence - 1/2 teaspoon 

Icing Sugar - 1/2 cup


For baking the cake please refer to my Egg less Chocolate Cake recipe. I have used the same ingredients except for the Choco Powder.

To make the icing, take a large bowl and place the whipping cream, vanilla extract, and sugar and mix well. Beat the mixture until stiff peaks form.

Refrigerate the icing for 30 mins. Use the icing to decorate your cake and serve.

Another cake which I baked for my sister's Birthday - I have used the same frosting and colours