Bread Burji

Hmm, today I came up with very simple recipe, which could be even easy for bachelors to prepare as weekend breakfasts. Do no worry about big list of ingredients, as all of them are easy to process :)
6 Bread Slices (I prefer wheat bread with no grains)
2 potatoes
5 Thai Green Chillies
1 big Onion
3 Egg whites (reduces cholesterol. U can add yolks if u like)
Oil for saute
Cilantro few leaves
½  tbsp  Kasoori Methi
Salt to taste.
1 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Corriander Powder
Tempering Ingredients (urad dal, cumins, mustard seeds)
Mint few leaves

  • Cut the bread slices into small pieces and toast them with little amount of oil. Let them turn golden brown.
  • Extract egg whites, add entire required salt, whisk it thoroughly and keep it aside. (PS: remember do not add any more salt to the recipe)
  • Take oil in a pan and put tempering. Add green chillies, Kasoori Methi, Mint leaves, black pepper.
  • Add chopped potatoes; Let them half done, then add chopped onions. Let the onions become tender.Add corriander powder.
  • Now add egg whites, stir it until it becomes scrambled egg.
  • Now add toasted bread slices to the above scramble and let it cook for 5 mins or till the bread slices absorb the flavor.
  • Finally add cilantro and serve it hot with Hot n Sweet Sauce.

Aloo and Besan Stuffed Karela

Method 1:
Aloo Stuffing :
We need 4 medium potatoes; 1 medium onion; salt to taste; 1/4 tsp red chilli powder; masala powders of your taste [i used corriander powder and homemade peanut powder]
Potato stuffed Bitter guard

Procedure :
Boil  washed/peeled potatoes in a pot for 12 to 15 mins.
Drain away all the water and let the potatoes cool down completely and set them aside; chop onion set it aside.
Meanwhile, wash bitter guard, peel off its ridges if you don't like them.
Make slits for each bitter guard and set them aside.
In a pan, take oil enough for saute, let it heat up for just couple of mins, not too much as you will close the lid and cook.
Add the slitted bitter guards to the oil, add some salt, close the lid and let all the bitter guard cook for 10 mins.
Open the lid, flip over all the bitter guard to the other side as well, close the lid and cook again for another 10 mins.
Now, when they are ready [should look almost black as shown in the picture], take out all the bitter guard from oil, set them aside.
Now, in a bowl, take boiled potatoes, mash them to paste [u can just smash with hand], add salt, red chilli powder, masalas of your taste [corriander powder and homemade peanut powder in my recipe].
Mix all the ingredients together 
Now, in the same pan as u sauteed bitter guard, saute chopped onions as well and add the potato paste to sauteed onions.
Take it out of oil, let it cool down a bit, and stuff the mixture in all the bitter guards.
You can sprinkle some cilantro if you like.

Other way of doing this is :  stuff mashed potato masala mixture in raw bitter guards and saute them altogether along with the bitter guards. i don't prefer this one since, the mixture comes out for me when i flip over each bitter guard and my entire pan and oil becomes too messy. If this works out for you, you can go ahead and proceed. In fact, this one is very easy.

Method 2 :
Besan Stuffing :

Bitter guard                              7
Besan Flour(Gram Flour)          1 cup
Salt                                          as required
Red Chilli Powder                     2 tbsp
Garlic                                       3 cloves
Corriander Powder                    1 tbsp
Oil                                           4 tbsp (for stuffing) 1 oz for saute

Besan Stuffed Bitter guard

First peel off the garlic cloves and crush them finely.
Take all the ingredients (except bitter guard), crushed garlic and mix them altogether. This is your besan mixture.

Now, take off the heads/tails of bitter guard and peel off their ridges with peeler (reduces the bitterness) and wash them off.
Cut the bitter guards vertically and provide some slots. Be careful, do not cut them into halves. Just make some gap to put stuffing.
Now, pop in the above besan mixture into each of the bitter guard slots.
Take 1 oz of oil into a pan and let it heat up. Place all the stuffed bitter guards in the oil, sprinkle little bit of salt on top of all the karelas, put the stove on medium flame, and let them cook for atleast 15-20 mins.
Flip over the karelas occasionally so that, they all will be fried evenly.
That’s it, ur stuffed karela is ready.

Hope you will enjoy both of my stuffings.
Happy Stuffing :)


Masala Vada

Chana Dal      2 cups
Green Chillies  5 thai
Onion             1 medium
Ginger        small piece
Min leaves     few
Corriander powder 1 tbsp
Salt        to taste
Oil         to deep fry


  • Soak Chana dal for atleast 3 hrs; drain away excess water; keep 1/2 cup soaked chana in a separate bowl.
  • Blend the remaining chana as coarse powder.
  • Now, add the 1/2 cup chana kept aside to this coarse powder.
  • Add green chillies, finely chopped onions, corriander powder, Cilantro, finely chopped ginger, chopped mint leaves, Salt and mix altogether.
  • Take oil in a deep frying pan and let it heat up.
  • Now, take a bowl with some water and a ziploc to make vadas.
  • Make ur palm little bit wet and rub the ziploc with ur wet hand.
  • Now take the chana mixture and make it as dumplings and press them on the ziploc as patties. You can even make pattis on ur palm itself.
  • Drop these pattis in the heated oil one by one and let them turn golden brown.
  • thats it, delicious masala vada is ready.

Corn Flour Halwa

It’s  very easy and tasty. Corn Flour Halwa also has been one of the favourite dish of my husband and my family members.

1 cup of Corn flour
1½ cup of Sugar or (according to your taste)
½ litre of Full Cream Milk (whole milk)
½ cup of grated Carrot (optional)
6 Sweet Cherries for garnishing (cut 1 cherry into two pieces)
4 tablespoons of Ghee

Heat Stove in a low flame and Pour Milk in a bowl and boil it.
After milk is boiled add Sugar and stir it well till the sugar dissolves.
If you are using Carrot then add it now and stir.
Take Corn flour in a separate bowl, pour some water and mix it well.
(it should look like Corn flour water)
Now Pour Corn flour water in the above milk bowl.
And also add 3 spoons of Ghee and stir constantly.
Stir it well till it becomes thick.
Now apply 1 spoon of ghee to a Plate.
Pour this mix in that Plate spreading evenly all over the plate and leave it for 10 mins Now, cut it into diamond shape pieces.
Now garnish the Halwa pieces with sliced Sweet Cherries.
(you can also use Cashews/Almonds and Raisins).

---- by Suneetha

Bread Manchuria

It’s a dam easy and a delicious dish to make while friends or guests are at ur door-step. We can also eat Bread Manchuria as a snack or with rotis.

8 Bread Slices
4 Green Chillies
1 Big Onion
2 Garlic Cloves
½ Bunch of Fresh Cilantro
2 tbsps of Soy Sauce
1 tsp of Ajinomoto
1 tsp of Vinegar (optional)
4 tsps of Green Chilli Sauce
1 tbsp of Tomato Sauce (optional)
Salt as per taste
Oil for deep fry
Cut bread slices into small pieces.
Sprinkle little-bit water and salt on it, add 2 green chillies and mix it well.

Make small balls of the above mix and deep fry it till the balls turn golden brown.
Now finely chop onion, 2 green chillies, coriander leaves and garlic (grated).
Take 2 tbsps of Oil in a pan, fry grated garlic, chillies and onions finely.
Then add Soy sauce, Chilli sauce, Tomato sauce, Vinegar and stir it.
Now add ¼ cup of water and add Ajinomoto to it and bring to boil.
Now add the above fried bread balls, coriander leaves and stir slowly till it looks dry.
Serve it hot as a Snack.

Wet Manchuria :

If you like to eat Manchuria with Rotis then take 1 cup of water and add 2 tbsps of Corn Flour, mix it well and pour this water in the above pan and stir it well and take it from stove and serve it hot with Rotis or Pulkas.

-----By Suneetha.

Meeta Moong Rolls

Hi friends, today, my sweet sister suneetha contributed this sweet recipe. Please enjoy
½ Cup of Moong Dal (Soak in water over night)
1 Cup of Sugar
1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
1 Cup of  Rice flour
Oil for deep fry

Blend the soaked Moong Dal in a Mixer.
Pour this batter into 2 Idli Plates and Steam it for 20 min.
Take 1 cup of sugar in a bowl, pour some water, cardamom powder and keep it on
stove till the sugar dissolves.
Now again Blend the above Moong Dal Idlies and sugar syrup.

(note : if the mix looks soft instead of hard, then put the mix in stove for 10min. and
let it become hard.)

Now make batter of  Rice flour :  add water to the rice flour and make it consistent like the dosa batter.

Heat oil in a frying pan/vessel.
Take above Moong Dal mix and make it small dumplings; dip the dumplings in batter and fry
them in Oil.

Enjoy the new taste of laddos :)

Oatmeal Dosa - Broccoli Curry

I have tried this oatmeal dosa, it tastes good, and healthy too.
Required Ingredients are:
Oats (old fashioned quaker oats)    -  1 cup
Semolina                                     1/2 cup
Rice flour                                     1/2 cup
Wheat flour                                 1/2 cup
Ginger          small piece
Cilantro        few leaves
Green chillies                    4 thai
Jeera (cumins)                  2 tbsp
Yogurt                             3/4 cup
Salt             to taste
Oil              required for pouring dosa.

Put all the above ingredients one-by-one into a bowl.
Pour 4 cups of water into the bowl and mix the batter well without any lumps.
Soak the batter for atleast 30 mins.
Now pour the batter on the pan as big crepes/dosas.
Let the dosa turn golden brown, flip over and let it roast on the other side too.
You can enjoy the dosas with chutneys or with curries. I enjoyed it with tomato dal :-)

Broccoli curry
Ingredients :
Broccoli    -  2 florets
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt    as required
Oil    4 tbsp
Corriander powder -  1 tsp
Cilantro     few leaves
Tempering ingredients : urad dal, jeera, mustard seeds, red chillies - 2 cnt

Method :
Wash the florets and cut off the stems retaining the florets (u can preserve stems and use them in sambar.)
Now make the florets as tiny florets by plucking them off into smaller ones.
take a pan and let the oil heat up. Now add the tempering ingredients, let them turn golden brown and then add the florets.
Add salt, close lid and let it saute for 15 mins or until the florets become tender under medium flame.
Add red chilli powder, corriander powder, cilantro, mix it altogether, switch off the flame and serve it hot.

Pineapple Delight

2 -  20 oz Crushed Pineapple cans  
1 - 14 oz Condensed milk
1 - 4 oz  Sour cream
1 - 12 oz Cool whip

Mix last three ingredients and whisk the mixture thoroughly until it starts bubbling.
Now, drain away excess water from crushed pineapple cans and add it to whipping cream mixture.
Keep it refrigerated atleast 3 hrs before eating.
that's it, serve it cool.

Tofu Fried Rice

Hmm, At last i made something delicious with tofu :) here, i would like to share my yummy recipe. Can be prepared as weekend specials or even on friday nights :)
Tofu 1 Extra Firm
Rice 2 cups
Onions 1 medium
Potatoes 2 cnt
Spinach 1/4 bunch
Red Bell pepper 1
Mixed Vegetables 3/4th cup (frozen)
Green Chillies 10 thai
Eggs 5
Kasuri Methi 2 tbsp
Oil for saute in a wide pan and for deepfry in deepfry pan
Cashews few
Mustard seeds 2 tbsp
Black Pepper 1/4 tsp
Corriander powder 2 tsp
Cilantro few
Salt as required
Red Chillies 3 cnt
Turmeric 1 tbsp
Soy sauce 2 tbsp
(looks like long list? don't worry easy to prepare & worth it; atleast better than eating outside ;) )

Draining and Frying Tofu :

  • Drain out the excess water from tofu.
  • Place tofu on a wide pan or plate, place couple of paper napkins on top of tofu.
  • Put some weight(to remove all the water from tofu) on top of the napkins. Stack of vessels would work. keep this weight for atleast 30 mins.
  • Chop the drained tofu into small cubes and deep fry them and keep them aside.


  1. Thaw frozen vegetables for atleast 20 mins.
  2. Cook rice and keep it aside.
  3. Take 5 egg whites and 1 egg with yolk, whisk it thoroughly and keep it aside.
  4. In the meanwhile, chop onions, potatoes, spinach, green chillies, bell pepper, cilantro and keep it aside.
  5. Take oil in a wide pan for saute.
  6. Add all the ingredients(except soy sauce)one by one, close the lid and let them saute for atleast 15-20 mins on medium-high flame.Add whisked egg whites too. Do not let the ingredients burn down.
  7. Now, add the fried tofu to the sauteed vegetables, close the lid again and let it cook for another 5 mins (tofu will absorb all the flavours and tastes good).
  8. Add cooked rice to the sauted mixture and stir it altogether and let it cook for 5-10 mins on med-low flame. Switch off the flame and add soy sauce and mix it well.

Last but not least, add some chopped cilantro and serve it hot with lemons or even it tastes good with 'Hot n sweet' sauce.