Simple Recipes

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Kola Urundai


Kotthu kari (Minced mutton):-250 gms

Salt- To taste

To Grind:-

Shredded Coconut - 2tsp

Pottu kadalai(chana dal) - 2tsp

Small Onion - 4-5 nos

Garlic - 3-4 nos

Green Chilli - 2-3 nos

Coriander leaves - 4-5 twigs




Cashews - 10-15 pieces


1. In a dry pan fry the minced mutton and salt just to change its color.

2. Grind the above items without adding water.

3. Now add the minced mutton to the grounded mixture and grind it again.

4. Make balls really smooth without any cracks and deep fry it in oil.

5. Tasty and yummy kola urundai is ready.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Nuts Burfi(Cashew burfi)


Cashew-1 Cup

Almonds-1/4 Cup

Pista-1/4 Cup

Sugar-1 1/4 Cup

Ghee-1 Spoon


1.Grind  Cashews,Almonds and Pista  in a coarse form.

2.Fry Nuts mixture for 5 minutes and keep it aside.

3.Grease a plate with Ghee.

4.Prepare Sugar syrup to a thread consistency by adding water to Sugar and by boiling it.

5.Pour the sugar syrup to the nuts mixture and mix it well with a spatula.

6.Spread in the greased plate.

6.Wait for few minutes for the burfi to set and  make horizontal and vertical lines to make square shape.

7.Now the Burfi is ready.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Carrot Halwa


Grated Carrot-1 Cup

Milk-1/2 Cup

Ghee-1 Spoon

Cashews-5 pieces

Sugar-1/2 Cup


1.Peel the carrot and grate it for the quatity of 1 cup.

2.Heat the pan and pour the Ghee.

3.Fry the cashews.

4.Add the carrot and stir it for 1 min.

5.Pour the milk and add Sugar.

6.Cook the mixture for 5-6 mins.

7.Stir on low heat till the mixture collects in a soft ball or till the ghee oozes out.

8.Can be served either hot or cool.

Wintermelon(Ash gourd) Salad


WinterMelon(Vellai pusani)-2 to 3 Pieces

Yoghurt-1/2 Cup

Ginger paste or Grated Ginger-1/4Spoon

Capsicum-1/4 piece

Salt-to taste

For Seasoning:-

Oil-1 Spoon

Mustard seeds-1/4 spoon

Urad dal-1/4 spoon

Curry leaves-10-15 leaves

Green chilli-1(small & chopped)


1. Grate the Wintermelon in a bowl.

2.Mix Yoghurt and Salt with it.

3.Chop the Capsicum finely and mix it.

4.Heat the oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.

5.After it pops out add Urad dal,Curry leaves and Chilli.

6.Add this to the mixture and stir it well.


It is good for health and can be replaced with curd rice.Best for Onion haters.



All purpose flour-1/2 Cup

Wheat flour-1/4 Cup

Baking soda-1/4 Spoon

Sugar-1/2 Cup

Salt-2 pinch

Cinnamon powder-1/4 spoon


Oatmeal-2 Spoons(optional)

Raisins-30 pieces(optional)

Oil-2 spoons


1.In a bowl mix flours,baking soda,Cinnamon powder,Oatmeal and Raisins well.

2.Keep it aside.

3.In a large bowl beat the eggs.

4.Add Oil,Sugar and Salt to it and stir it well.

5.Now mix the flour mixture to the egg mixture and stir it until it is well combined.

6.Dough should be like Vada batter.

7.Preheat the oven to 325 deg.

8.Drop dough by spoon on a baking sheet.

9.Flatten slightly with your hand.

10.Bake it for 10 mins or until golden brown.

11.Wait till it cools down.

12.Now Cookie is ready.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Rava Cake


Rava-1 Cup

Sugar-1 Cup

Milk-2 Cups

Ghee-1 Spoon

Cashews-10 pieces

Raisins-10 -15 pieces


1.Roast Cashew and raisins in ghee and keep it aside.

2.Fry Rava in a pan till it starts to change the color.

3.Add Sugar and stir it well.

4.Mix the milk and roasted nuts.

5.Keep stiring until it is thick in consistency.

6.Pour this on a plate greased with Ghee.

7.Cut into pieces with knife.

8.Rava cake is ready to serve.


Tastes similar to Kesari.No need to serve in bowl.Can hold and eat.

Simple Chicken fry


Chicken-250 gms

Onion-1 (finely chopped)

Cumin seeds-1 Spoon

Turmeric powder-1/4 spoon

Dry red chillies-4 nos(break into small pieces)

Oil-3 Spoon

Salt-to taste


1.Heat oil in the pan and add the broken red chillies.

2.Saute onion till it turns to light brown color.

3.Add Cumin seeds and fry for few mins.

4.Bring Chicken to fry and mix turmeric powder.

5.Stir it occasionally till chicken cooks.

6.Fry it till the water evaporates.

7.Chicken is ready and goes well with Rasam rice.


Small onion gives good taste.