Friday, April 20, 2012

Mango Chutney

Mango chutney can be done in a variety of ways. In this post I have presented the one with mango and peanuts.


Peanuts - 1 bowl
Raw Mango - 1 (peeled and cut into pieces)
Fenugreek seeds -  1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 2 tsp
Red Chillies - 6 to 7
Jaggery - 1/4 bowl
Asafoetida -  1 pinch
Salt to taste
Oil  -  2 tsp


Heat a tsp of oil in a pan and roast the peanuts and red chillies separately one after the other. Also shallow fry the fenugreek seeds till they turn brown and one tsp of mustard seeds till they splutter.

Grind the red chillies and peanuts and then add mango pieces and rest of the ingredients. Grind into a smooth paste.

Heat a tsp of oil and add mustard seeds. Once they start to splutter add a pinch of asafoetida. Add this to the chutney.

The chutney is ready to be served.


1. If the mango is too sour, you can add more peanuts and jaggery.
2. Add more red chillies if you like it more spicy.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Gojju Avalakki

Avalakki is commonly called as Beaten Rice (English) or Poha (in Noth India).
This recipe is a variation of Poha using Tamarind Paste. So its more tangy in taste.


Avalakki -  4 cups
Tamarind - 1 lemon size
Jaggery (Powdered) - 1/2 cup
Sambar Masala - 2 tsp

Oil - 2 to 3 tsp
Mustard seeds - 2 tsp
Channa dal - 1 tsp
Black gram - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 3
Groundnuts - 1/4 bowl
Coriander chopped - 2 tsp
Curry Leaves -  8-10
Salt to taste


Soak the Tamarind in enough water to make a thick paste. Add Jaggery and Sambar Masala to it.

Wash the Avalakki and soak it in water for 10 mins. Take oil in a pan and heat it. Add mustard seeds.
Once the mustard seeds begin to splutter, add channa dal and urad dal (black gram). Now add the groundnuts and the chillies. Once they are done add turmeric and curry leaves.

Strain the water from Avalakki and add it to the pan. Also add the Tamarind mix to the pan and mix well. Let it cook for 5 more minutes on low flame. Garnish it with coriander and serve.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Delicious Lemon Ice Cream

           Twenty fifth blog post has to be something special and there is no better way to celebrate it than with a home made ice cream.
           Ice creams are always delicious and what's more awesome is when you can make them at home. This lemon ice cream is very easy to make and tastes simply superb !!!


Milk - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Lemon Juice - 4 tsp
Lemon Yellow food colour - a pinch
Whipped cream - 2 cups
Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp


Heat milk in a pan till it is about to boil. Add sugar to this and mix well. Let it cool completely.

One bowl of cream should be whipped until soft peaks are formed. A properly whipped cream should not fall when you invert the bowl.

Add the vanilla extract to the cream and mix softly.

Once the milk is cooled completely, add the lemon juice to it. Add this mix to the cream and vanilla extract. Also add the food colour and mix.

Spread it in a flat dish and keep it in the freezer for around four hours or until it if firm. Remove from the refrigerator before serving.

Delicious home made lemon ice cream is ready to be gulped in this hot summer.