Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Jowar / great millet flour - 125 grams
Kambu / pearl millet flour - 50 grams
Butter (at romtemperature)- 125 gram
Cottage cheese / soft paneer - 125 grams
Yoghurt - 2 tbsp
Eggs - 2
Sugar - 100 gram
Salt - a pinch
Baking powder - 1 tbsp
Vanilla sugar / vanilla extract - 1 tsp

Pre-heat oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
Cream together butter, cheese / paneer, salt and sugar.

Add eggs one by one and beat well.

Mix jowar flour, kambu flour and baking powder together.

Add little by little to the batter and beat well. Finally add 2 tbsp yoghurt and beat again.

Grease and dust a 18 cm cake pan and bake for 40 - 45 minutes.

Soft millets cheese cake isready to serve plainly with tea or with fresh cream.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


French beans (cut into small pieces) - 1/2 cup
Oil/ghee - 1 tsp
Dosa batter - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Oil/ghee to prepare dosas

Saute beans in oil for about 5 minutes till the raw odor is removed.

Grind in a mixer with little batter to a smooth paste. Don't add water. If necessary add little more batter.

Mix with the rest of the batter and add salt to taste.

Let the batter sit for about 30 minutes.

Now prepare mini dosas. Drizzle few drops of oil / ghee to the sides.

Serve with any gravy or chutney.

Mostly kids don't eat beans. In this recipe they get the benefits of beans with the main dish.

Thursday, November 3, 2016


Thoor dal / yellow lentil - 1/2 cup
Small onion - 5 pieces
Green chili - 1 or 2
Dried red chili - 1
Asafoetida - 1 small piece or 1/4 tsp powder
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Tamarind - 1 small piece
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Tomato - 1 small or 1/2 big
Coconut scrapping - 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - optional
Salt to taste
Oil for seasoning

Pressure cook dal with green chili, onion, tomato and asafoetida for 3 minutes after first whistle.

Crush coconut, cumin seeds, tamarind and turmeric powder without water in a mixer grinder or in a stone grinder.

Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add red chili and roast for a second. Immediately pour pressure cooked dal. Add crushed coconut mix and salt to taste. Allow to boil for 5 minutes.

Season with curry leaves and serve with rice. As I currently live in Germany and i did not get curry leaves, I omitted curry leaves.