Spicy Mixture Recipe -- How to make Spicy Mixture

Hi, Good Morning. Thank you, friends and viewers. Today I will post how to make spicy mixture recipe.
Mixture is an Indian snack item, to be served with a cup of tea. We make different varieties of mixtures. It can be made with dry fruits, simple boondi, poha, and with murmura also. We get this kind of spicy mixture in shops. Some call it simply mixture and some call it Kerala mixture. I really don't know what exactly it is called as. Whatever may be the name given to it, it is tasty and my daughter Sahiti loves very much. She always wants me to make it for her. She even packs it for her snack box also. And she wants me to make spicier added with chat masala and more chilli powder. But I always skip adding chat masala because not everyone in the house did not like the taste.
Easy and simple recipe to make. We have to make two varieties of murukku for this so we can have three different varieties of snacks at a time in the house to serve. The mixture, two varieties of murukku, one thick and one thin, and boondi also. I made 1 Kg of the mixture, but you can increase or decrease accordingly. We can add green peas also in it, I did not add because my people don't like it.
This recipe I picked it from one of my old friend, Jyothi. She makes it in large quantity.

Tawa Idli Recipe -- How to make Tawa Idli

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Tawa idli is a spicy snack item. It can be made with leftover idlis. I usually make idli upma with them, but this time got the idea of making it. We make tawa pulao, in the same way, tried this. It was awesome, kids liked it very much. When they saw this on the dining table, they thought that I made something with paneer. They asked is it chilli paneer, I said no. Asked them to guess what it is, without allowing them to touch it. They could guess it only after I served them. :) A small quiz for them, of course, both of us enjoyed.
It is very simple and easy to make. Just saute them along with some spices, sprinkle little lemon juice and serve it. I too liked it very much, so thought of preserve it in my blog.

Peanut Powder Recipe -- How to make Peanut Powder for Rice

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Peanut powder or palli podi is another variety of powder. We Telugu people love powders to substitute chutneys with rice. Spicy, tangy powder along with a drop of oil or ghee is really awesome to enjoy the night dinner. Whenever we feel like not cooking anything these powders are really helpful.
Of course, nowadays nobody is coming to other's houses without notice, but in my childhood days, it was like that. People use to come home without notice and join us for lunch or dinner accordingly. And sometimes people used to come in the evening and stay up till dinner, so my mom's slogan was that if you have kandi podi and rasam in the pantry you can feed any number of people. So any podi or powder come handy in such hard times.
We have a collection of podis in the blog, you check here for them also.
It is yet another simple and easy dish to make. Serve it with hot piping rice and a drop of ghee.

Eggless Date Cake Recipe -- How to make Eggless Date Cake

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This cake recipe, I have learned it from my aunt Usha Angara. Whenever we have a family gathering, Usha atta used to bring this cake as part of her share of goodies to kids. We all love the gesture and of course the cake too. Almost all the family members irrespective of elders and youngsters used to savour it.
When we bought our LG MC-7880PSR Convection model oven, the first recipe I tried on it is this cake. I used to make it as regularly as possible. The main idea behind making it is, it contains no egg, so MIL can also enjoy it.
It is very easy to make and takes very less time to bake. I baked it for 25 mins at 180 degrees celsius. All put together it took 45 mins to make it ready. As I already told, all ovens are not the same. So we have to hang around it get the proper knowledge of it. First time when I bake it in my oven I baked it for 45 mins, as my aunt told me to do so. But it has become crumbly and tasteless. I tried in different ways like reducing the temperature and increasing the time and vice versa. Finally, it came perfectly only when I set the time for 25 mins and the temperature at 180 degrees celsius. I normally leave it in the oven itself for two to three minutes, so that the little moisture inside the dish will also set.

Masala Mulla Murukku Recipe -- How to make Masala Mulla Murukku

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Masala Mulla Murukku
Mulla murukku can be made in two different ways, one with masala and the other without masala. I got it from one of my friends and it is with masala. This is the first time I am making these murukkus and they turn fantastic. All of the family liked it.
These murukkus and any snacks are made during the festival season. I keep them available even in normal days also as my kids love to have such kind snacks in their school box also. I also like to munch them with any leafy vegetable dal.
We use rice flour for this murukku. We can get rice flour from store and use it. If we can get it done in flour mill, that is always advisable.

Ribbon Pakoda Recipe -- How to make Ribbon Pakoda

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Ribbon Pakoda
Ribbon pakoda or ribbon murukku is another teatime snack item. These can be store for a week or more. There are different varieties of murukku we make. Janthikalu, chekkalu, murukku, butter murukku etc., They can be store for a week or more. We use different flours and taste may vary but almost all of them make in the same process. It all depend on the place and region we live in.
The basic and main ingredients in them are besan, urad dal flour and rice flour. We can get them done in the neibouring flour mill or we can get them from ggrocery store. I nomally have both, some from the stores and some I get it done in the mill.
Now a days we are getting fine quality flours in the grocery stores also, but earlier people used to get them done in mills. During my childhood days, me and my brothers used to go the flour mills and get them done so my mother can prepare such kind of snacks in the home.
Though they may not contain oil in them, people think that they are not good for health. They are deep fried in the oil so they may think like that. But we at home use fresh oil and we take very little of them so they are harmless. So we can enjoy them happily without any hesitation.
Some more teatime snacks like Janthikalu, pappu chekkalu,

Bhel Puri Recipe -- How to make Bhel Puri

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Bhel Puri
I am fascinated by certain names like pav bhaji, paneer, masala dosa, uttappam, irani chai(very famous in Hyderabad) with osmania biscuits, falooda,bhel puri and the list goes on.. Somehow it drools in my mouth when I heard these names. Some I have them regularly and some very rarely.
Bhel puri is the most common street food in India. It is a mixture of veggies, spices and chutneys with lot of puffed rice. It has to be consumed immediately. Mostly it is served in cities with beaches like Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkatta and Vizag in India. Authentic bhel puri is served in Mumbai.
A very simple and tasty street food. But we need to prepare well in advance. We have to have chutneys like green chutney, sweet chutney. for chat we need to prepare sev and papdi. We can get them from store also. I make papdi and buy sev from the store, so that it will become easy for me to make bhelpuri. Chutneys anyhow will be there in the refrigerator.
I have links to green chutney and papdi, so I am giving them here. But sweet chutney notes will be given in the text itself.

Bitter Gourd stuffed with Onion Masala Recipe -- How to make Kakarakaya Ullikaram

Hi, Good Morning. Thank you, friends and viewers. Today I will post how to make stuffed karela with onion masala recipe.
Bitter gourd or karela is bitter in taste, but when cooked with spicy masala it tastes awesome. It is not liked by many though a very healthy vegetable. I too do not like it much but for health reasons consume it once in a while.
Stuffed karela is the best way to make family members have it. Whenever I get small karela, wish to make stuffed curry. Stuffed Karela with dry masala is one way of making stuffed curry and the other is the one I am presenting. I picked it from my MIL.
To prefer using less oil, I pressure cooked and then make a slit to stuff masala. But we can stuff the masala without pressure cooking also, but it takes lot of oil. You can cook either way, according to out preferences.

Banana Bread Recipe -- How to make Banana Bread

Hi, Good Morning. Thank you, friends and viewers. Today I will post how to make banana bread recipe.
Thanks to my blogger friends #HariChandanaPonnaluri for her valuable tips on baking. She inspired me and gave me simple but very valuable tips for baking. From then onwards I am able to bake cakes, muffins and banana bread without fail. Earlier whenever I bake either they are soggy or half-baked or sometimes turns out to be full crust.
This is my first ever baking recipe. I hope to post it with full detail and if possible detailed photographs. My kids love this dish very much. I make it regularly. Now I am expert in making it :P
Baking is not as easy as cooking on stove top. I love baking but a little bit scary about the end result. All ovens are not the same. We should keep ourselves hang around to learn it completely. Each and every oven varies in temperature and functionality.
I have a LG MC-7880PSR Convection model oven. It has got 27 autocook methods. Here in the recipe, I am giving the temperatures and time I set in my oven. But you change accordingly.

Ridge Gourd Curry Recipe -- How to make Ridge Gourd Curry

Hi, Good Morning, Thank you, friends and viewers. Today I will post on how to make Ridge Gourd Curry recipe.
Ridge gourd, though not liked by many but is a healthy vegetable. It has a lot of fibers in it. It is another recipe which is very easy to make. It may take a little more time to cook as the vegetable contains water in it. Whenever I have to cook a curry without onion and garlic it also preferred among the others.
A very simple curry which needs very less ingredients. If the cumin seed powder is readily available in the pantry then making this curry becomes more easy. That is also one reason I am not posting step by step pics for this recipe. We can use store bought cumin seed powder or we can prepare it instantly by just grinding a spoonful of cumin seeds along with red chilli powder.


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