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Onion Chutney

Hello friends,

Today I prepared onion chutney. It is the simplest recipe available I presume. :) It goes along with rice really well and also with idlis and dosas.

The recipe goes as follows.

Ingredients: (For three people)

3 medium sized onions

5-6 Dry red chillies

¾ tsp tamarind paste

Salt to taste


Vegetable oil (For seasoning and shallow frying)

½ tsp Mustard seeds

½ tsp Cumin seeds

½ tsp Urad dal

1 Red chilly

Few curry leaves


Chop the onions. Heat oil in a vessel and add the red chillies and chopped onions. Fry them until they become soft. Don’t let them become brown, or else it’ll taste bitter. Remove from heat and let it cool.

Grind the onion and chilly mixture with tamarind and salt to a fine paste.

Now, prepare the seasoning. Heat 2 tsp of oil. Add urad dal, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chilly and curry leaves. Allow the mustard seeds to pop. As it stops popping pour the seasoning over the chutney.

Serve with rice, dosas or idlis :)

Do try this simple recipe and relish it :)

Till then Happy cooking :)

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Cabbage Vada

Hello friends,

I'm more then glad to be trying out new dishes. Although much of the food found in my blog has been a common thing in every household. But still I'm glad that I'm learning these recipes on my own :) This Sunday was a roller coaster ride for mother since there was no power at home and she required to grind a chutney out of Ridge Gourd ("Heere Kai" in Kannada and "Peere Kai" in Tulu)

It wasn't possible for her so I decided I'll prepare something in substitute. I prepared cabbage vada :) Thanks to KEB for disconnecting the power supply :)

Well, you'll need to follow the procedure for preparing cabbage vada.

Ingredients: (For three people)

Around 5-6 Cabbage Leaves
1 tbsp Rice flour
3 tbsp Gram flour
2 Chopped Green chillies (You can add more)
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2 tsp Red chily powder (You can add more)
½ tsp Haldi
½ tsp Garam masala
Oil (for deep frying)
Water (for making the batter)
Salt to taste


Wash the Cabbage leaves and chop them as I've shown in the picture below. You just need to roll the leaves and chop them into thin strips.

Mix Red chilly powder, Gram flour, Rice flour, cumin seeds, haldi, garam masala, green chillies, salt and make a thick batter by adding little water (less than quarter cup) See that you don't make the batter thin. Now add the chopped cabbage leaves and bind everything together. Keep it aside for 10 minutes.

Heat oil in a dish sufficient for deep frying.

Make vadas of any shape (I gave it a spherical shape. You can also make flattened vadas too.) and put it into the oil for deep frying. When it gains a reddish brown color, remove it off the oil.

Serve hot with anything that goes with it :) (chutney, sauce etc)

PS: Any vada can taste extremely good with curd rice. It’s my favorite combination. :)

Do try this out :) Starters can easily do this :)

Till then, Happy cooking :)

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This week's venture

Hi all,

On 7th of this month I prepared cabbage vada and today I prepared Onion chutney. Both went well although I was afraid of onion chutney because I had never tried it before, but then later I was successful in preserving the taste and it was liked by Mom and Dad :)

I'll be posting the recipes in my next post. Till then happy cooking and eating :)

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Potato side dish

Before I start off, I wish you all a Happy Holi. Today I just prepared a potato side dish for lunch. Mother had prepared a sambar of beans for lunch, so I made an addition to it which took me only 15 minutes. Infact this is one of the recipes that I tried on my own. :) As potatoes are liked by all, and there are hardly any people who dislike it, I think this recipe will be liked by most of you all. Well I’ll directly share with you how I prepared it.


2 medium sized potatoes
4 green Chillies
1½ tsp Sugar
2 tsp Red chilly powder
½ tsp Garam masala
½ tsp Turmeric powder
5 tsp Water
Salt to taste

2 tsp Vegetable oil
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Urad dal
Few curry leaves


Wash, peal and dice the potatoes. Chop the green chillies.

Heat oil in a dish.

Once that’s done, add urad dal, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Let the mustard seeds start popping.

After this add the potatoes and green chillies.

Add sugar, red chilly powder, garam masala, turmeric powder and mix them well. I know some of you may not like the addition of sugar here. But it actually tastes good if you do add sugar :)

Now add around 5 tsp of water and keep the dish closed and let it boil on a low flame for 10 minutes.

After it is boiled add salt to taste and mix well.

Serve hot with rice, curd rice.

PS: I prefer having it with curd rice. Tastes really good. :)

Do Try out this and give me a feedback.

Till then take care and happy cooking :)

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