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Dear Viewers

Congratulations to me I guess. I finally fulfilled my desire of having my own domain.

I got my blog a new domain name

After a few days my blog will be automatically redirected to my new domain name.

Thank you for all your encouragement.

Looking forward to adding new recipes.

-Vanamala Hebbar

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PaNeeR WraP

I have tasted on one of the resturant in NY. So i thought it is very simple. Easy to pack and carry everywhere when you are traveling.

For wrap leftover Chapati or fresh Chapatis, phulkas or Tortillas. I think the tortillas are easily available in all grocery shops. Bachelors can use ready made chapatis or tortillas if they cant make chapatis.

Just make Paneer Masala. Kids will also love this...not too spicy. Paneer is good for growing kids.

  • Tortillas / Chapati / Phulkas
For Marinated Paneer Filling

  • 1 Cup Paneer cubes 
  • 1/4 Cup Capsicum / Bell peppers ( Mixed - Red & Green)
  • 1/4 Tomato cubes 
  • 1/4 Onion, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Kasoori Methi
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Besan / Gram flour 
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 Curds / Yogurt
  • A pinch of Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger + Garlic paste
  • Mix all the above ingredients and marinate them about 15 minutes. Drain out any excess liquid 
  • Heat the pan / griddle, grease the olive oil 
  • Add marinated Masala into the pan and fry for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove and cool
  • Take a each chapati / tortilla spread one portion of the filling  in the centre and roll up tightly.
  • Serve hot or When you want to serve, microwave the rolls for 1 minute.
PS : Other way you can use microwave  +  grill . If your microwave does not have the grill option, microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes.

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Misal Paav

Is a very famous Maharastrain snack. Long time since i have made this at home. So prepared especially for my husband. He likes all Maharastrain and few Andhra dishes.
Misal paav is nothing like karnataka's (kaalu saru) sprouts sambar. Just a little bit of change the masala and adding onions into the misal, You can have it along with buns (paav) butter fried. I have used the Maharashtrian Goda Masala for this.
For Goda Masala, i have borrowed the recipe from Trupti's Blog. For Misal recipe i have used the recipe from Mumbai Masala as a guideline but I have changed the method.

Ingredients for Usal & Kat (curry)
  • Moth / Matki Beans - 2 cups (Sprouts)
  • Goda Masala / Garam Masala - 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Jaggery - 1 tsp or small piece
  • Potatoes cubes - 1/4 cup
  • Onion, chopped - 1/2 cup
  • Tamarind pulp - 1 tsp
  • 5 tsp Oil
For Garnishing
  • Farsaan (Mixed spicy mixture) / Any spicy mixture
  • Onion, chopped
  • Coriander leaves, chopped
Method for curry / kat
  •  Soak moth /matki beans overnight. Drained out the water and cover it tightly and leave them to sprout for one day
  • Cook the sprout in the pressure cooker till 2 or 3 whistle.
  • Take a pan heat oil and add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds allow to splutter, add hing / asafoetida, add turmeric a pinch.
  • Add chopped onions and fry till get pink color
  • Add Potato cubes fry and add 1/4 cup of water & boil till potatoes tender
  • Add cooked sprouted beans add 1 cup of water
  • Add salt , goda masala, chilli powder, tamarind & jaggery, add one by one
  • Bring to boil for 5 to 8 minutes till semi thick.
To Serve
  • Take a plate pour ladle full of curry
  • On top of it spread onions
  • Sprinkle farsaan or any mixture and sprinkle coriander leaves
  • Serve with hot butter fried buns / paav

Recipe Source : Mumbai Masala

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Sakkarai Poosankai / Pumpkin Sweet

Pumpkin is nothing but squash. There are varieties of squash/pumpkin. In india normally uses only white & yellow pumpkins. Today my dish is made of yellow squash in tamil (iyengar word) it is known as "Sarkkarai Poosankai". In kannada it is called "Sihi Kumbalakai". Pumpkin seeds also we used for few of dishes. These seeds have many healthy benefits. Various kinds of dishes can be made using this like sweet, kadag puli, simple curry etc., 

This is a sweet, simple and delicious dish which does not need much time and it cooks in a minute. This pumpkin is already full of sweetness, it cooks fast and not a lot of water is needed for cooking. After making the sweet and before serving add a dash of homemade ghee on top to give it some flavour. But this you can have it hot too.

Check out the recipe below

  • Yellow Squash / Pumpkin - 1/2 kg
  • Jaggery, grated - 1/2 cup
  • Coconut, grated - 1/4 cup
  • Homemade Ghee - 2 tsp
  • Chop the pumpkin into small pieces
  • Take a heavy bottom pan. Add pumpkin and sprinkle water cover the pan and cook on low flame
  • Add coconut and jaggery. Saute well till jaggery gets melt & thick
  • Remove and serve hot on top of the ghee

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