June 23, 2009

Dhokla - A Healthy version
The Dhokla I have made for this week entree is quite healthy. It has tonnes of protein content in it. Well, when you search for Dhokla recipes online, you have lots of recipes that include besan flour ,rawa,soybean flour and what not?? But this is a recipe, I found in one of my old cookbooks. I have almost used the same ingredients , but I have changed the seasoning to suit the Upma I have made out of this Dhokla...Yes it is Dhokla Upma.....Hmmm........One who reads this might wonder Why? Well the reason is , Dhokla is not my husband's favourite and hence I made an alteration and gave an uplift to the regular Dhokla. Well I have made this upma today and I hope he likes it, and hope whoever reads this also gives it a try. Chao!! Please do give a try to this recipe and leave your sincere comments!!!

A 1/4 cup measurement of all the below items

toor dhal
moong dhal
black gram or channa dhal
dehusked bengal gram or urad dhal
raw rice
par boiled rice


  1. Soak rice and the dhals together for 2 hrs tops.
  2. Grind to rawa consistency.
  3. Allow to ferment well. Keep thin type of Idli and steam.
  4. Once dhokla cools powder it without big lumps.
  5. Heat oil and add mustard,cumin,green chillies(3),turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt. Now add powdered dhokla pieces and mix.
  6. Garnish with coriander and fresh coconut .

June 14, 2009

Mushroom Curry

I have been out of touch with my blog for quite some time. But there are amazing bloggers out there who are doing a wonderful job with their blog. I would love to give a big shout out to all the bloggers who have motivated me to come back and start posting . Thank You Guys!!!!

Anyway for this week entree, I have made a simple curry that would suit mushrooms or any other vegetable . This is a recipe that my husband came across the Internet and it's definitely a keeper.

Sorry for not posting a picture of this creation ,but my future posts will certainly have its share of pics. Anyway please do try this recipe and post your comments.

Onion-1(cut finely)
Tomato-1(cut finely)
Green chilli-1(cut finely)
ginger /garlic paste- 1 inch piece/2 cloves
button mushrooms- 225 gms
fennel - a tsp

Dry Powder
cashewnuts- 7
turmeric pdr-1/4 tsp
red chilly pdr - 1/2 tsp
dhania pdr-1 1/2 tsp
garam masala pdr - 1/2 tsp


  1. Cook mushrooms separately without water and add little salt.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add fennel seeds.
  3. Add onions.Fry till golden brown.
  4. Add gg paste and finely cut green chilli. Fry nicely.
  5. Now add tomatoes and fry till oil comes out.
  6. Now add the ground powder and fry till raw smell goes.
  7. Add mushrooms along with required salt. Fry well. Curry is ready.