Uggani (Spicy Puffed Rice)


Uggani is a famous breakfast of Rayalseema region of Andhra Pradesh and typically served along with Mirchi Bajji(Chilli Fritters). Uggani is a variation of regular Upma(spicy semolina breakfast) made with Puffed Rice. Puffed rice is also know as Borugulu, mur-murey in parts of india. 
We use THICK puffed rice variety, as when we soak it in water it won't become mushy. This THICK puffed rice will spring back when you squeeze water out of it.

You may also like check other breakfast recipes like



Level: Easy 
Prep and Cook time: 20-30 mins.
Serves: 2-3

Ingredients

Puffed Rice: 8 cups
Tomato: 1 medium
Mustard Seeds: 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds: 1/2 teaspoon
Curry Leaves: 1 stalk
Onion: 1/2 medium
Turmeric powder: 1/4 teaspoon
Ginger garlic paste: 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Chilli Powder to taste
Roasted Chana Dal (putnalu/puthaney): 1/4 cup
Oil : 2 tablespoon

Directions

Preparation:
Soak the puffed rice for 10 mins, squeeze and remove the excess water.
Blend the roasted chana dal to fine powder.

Steps:
In a pan add oil and once oil add mustard seeds. Once mustard seeds crackles add cumin seeds, curry leaves.
Add onion and cook for a minute add ginger garlic paste.Fry for another minute and add turmeric powder,salt and tomatoes.Fry till tomatoes are cooked. 
Add soaked puffed rice, Roasted Chana dal powder and mix well until well combined. Add chopped fresh coriander and cook for another minute and its done. 
Serve hot with Mirchi bajji or any other fritters as a snack or breakfast.

Tips:
Soak the puffed rice and start cooking rest of the process, by the time your tomatoes are cooked your puffed rice are soaked well and you can use it.
You can add green chillies also for extra flavour.
You can also add fried peanuts for crunchy texture.



Wanna try....let set go....
Read More »

Tricolor Smoothie - Celebrating Indian Republic Day



Each year Indians celebrate Republic Day (26 Jan) and this Republic Day honors the date on which the Constitution of India came into force on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India.The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, and came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country's transition towards becoming an independent republic. 26 January was chosen as the Republic day because it was on this day in 1930 when the Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj) was proclaimed by the Indian National Congress as opposed to the Dominion status offered by the British Regime.
Celebrating republic day with great respect and enjoying this with a healthy smoothie with goodness of fruits and yogurt.




Level: easy
Total time: 60 min
Serves: 1-2
Cup: 250ml

Ingredients

Orange Layer
Mango Pulp: 1/4 cup
Yogurt: 2 tablespoons
Honey to taste

White Layer
Banana: 1 
Yogurt: 2 tablespoons

Honey to taste

Green Layer
Kiwi: 1
Yogurt: 4 tablespoons
Pistachios : 4-5 

Honey to taste

Directions

Blend the green layer ingredients and divide in 2 serving bowls and freeze for 20 mins.
Blend the white layer ingredients and carefully place it on the green layer and freeze for 20 mins.
Blend the Orange layer ingredients and carefully place it on white layer and serve.

Wanna try....let set go....
Tricolour Smoothie is going to be part of #foodiemonday #tricolour #bloghop #smoothie
Read More »

Mum's Bhindi Fry (Okra Fry) - Video Recipe


One of my favourite veggie is Bhindi (Okra) and i eat this veggie in any form (fry,curry and sambar). Today's fry recipe is my favourite which mom used to cook it occasionally, as it is deep fried in oil. This Bhindi fry is super crunchy and nutty and tastes delicious and goes very well hot Rice and Rasam.
Bhindi fry is easiest thing to cook as you fry all the ingredients one by one and mix it at the end.

Enjoy the making of Bhindi Fry



You may also like to check other vegetarian Indian curries
Shahi Bhindi(Royal Style Okra Curry)
Easy Potato Curry
Tindora Coconut Fry
Courgette Lentils Tangy Curry
Paneer Butter Masala
Spinach And Black Eyed Bean Curry



Level: Easy 
Prep and Cook time: 30 mins.
Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

Okra/Bhindi/Bendakaya: 500 gm
Peanuts: 1/4 cup
cashews: 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds: 1/2 teaspoon
Curry Leaves: 1 stalk
Dry Red Chillies: 2 broken
Turmeric powder: 1/4 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Chilli Powder to taste
Oil for deep frying

Directions

Preparation:
Wash the okra, pat dry and chop and place on the cloth to remove excess water.

Steps:
In a pan add oil and once oil is hot fry cashews till golden brown. Remove cashews and then add peanuts. Fry till it changes color. Remove peanuts and now curry leaves, red chillies and remove.
Add chopped Okra and fry till they are crispy (approx 10 mins).
Remove excess oil and take 1 teaspoon of oil and add cumin seeds once splutters add all the fried ingredients.
Add chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste. Stir for 1 min and Enjoy hot with Rasam and boiled rice.

Tips:
You can shallow fry the ingredients but it takes bit longer.

Wanna try....let set go....
Read More »

Bedmi Poori | How to make Poori Recipe

Bedmi poori is one of the popular breakfast in Uttar Pradesh, India. These poori's(flat bread) can be made with either Urad Dal or Moong dal and served with Dubki waley Aloo (Aloo gravy curry). Bedmi Poori's are similar to poori's but these are little spicy and tastes totally different from poori's. 
Level: Easy 
Soaking time: 5-6hr or overnight.
Prep and Cook time: 30 mins.
Serves: 3
Source : here
Ingredients
Split Black Gram (Urad Dal)- 1/3 cup 
Whole Wheat flour- 2 cup
Semolina- 1/3 cup
Oil- 2 tablespoon
Salt- As per your taste
Ginger- 1 inch piece, finely grated or made into a paste.
Turmeric (Haldi) Powder- 1/4 teaspoon
Red Chili Powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Garam Masala- 1/4 teaspoon
Cumin (Jeera) Powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Fennel (Saunf Powder)- 1/2 teaspoon
Carrom Seeds (Ajwain)- 1/2 teaspoon
Asafoetida (Hing) a pinch
Directions
Wash urad dal and soak for 5-6 hr or overnight. Drain water and blend to fine paste.
In a bowl add all the ingredients along with urad dal paste. Add 2 or 3 tablespoons of water and make a firm dough.
Rest for 10 mins covered and make small portions and roll out small poori's or you can make a big poori and divide in shapes just as the fig below. Heat oil and when hot fry the poori's on both sides.
Enjoy poori's hot with Potato curry.
Tips:
Put a wood spoon in the middle of the oil, if  bubbles comes up means that oil is hot enough for frying poori's.


Read More »

Moist Orange Cake with Orange Syrup


Happy New Year to one and all. May god bless us with happiness  and success. Todays recipe is something sweet and my favourite tea time cake. This is spongy,moist and full of orange flavour with orange syrup on it which is optional. This is one of the best tea cake to bake and its so yummy that when i baked this it took no time to wipe the plate, even my little princess was so excited to have a piece.
You may also like other Cake recipes
Stove top Swiss roll , Basbousa Semolina Cake , Eggless Vanilla Cake ,  Whole Wheat Banana Bread , Custard Powder Lava Cake , Vanilla Cake , Chocolate Cake

Level: Easy
Total Time: 60 mins

Makes: 1 8" round or 1 loaf

Ingredients

Cake
Big Orange Zest
Orange juice: 90ml

Butter:170gm

Sugar:165gm (3/4 cup)

Milk: 180ml
Self Rising Flour: 265gm(1  3/4 cup) or [265gm plain flour+1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder]
Egg: 3

Syrup
Big Orange Juice (don't strain it) : 1 cup
Sugar: 1/3 cup

Directions

Prepare the cake tin by greasing and flouring or use parchment paper.Preheat the oven at 180c or 350f
Cream butter and sugar until they are light and fluffy.

Beat in eggs one at time until combined.
Add half of flour,milk and juice and beat on low speed and then add remaining half of flour,milk and juice. Continue to beat until well combined.

Fold in the zest and pour the batter in the prepared pan and bake for 35-45 or tooth pick inserted should come out clean.


Syrup
In a pan add juice, sugar and bring it to boil and lower the flame and cook for 5mins.

Once the cake is cool then pour the syrup on it. And now your yummy delicious orange cake is done.



Yummy...Wanna try....let set go...

Read More »