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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Semiya Lemon Bath / Vermicelli Lemon Bath

Simple and yummy tiffin to have for breakfast or Dinner. It can also be a lunchbox special...


  • Semiya - 1 cup
  • Mustard seeds -1 tsp
  • Gram dal - 1 tsp
  • Peanuts - 3 tsp
  • Lemon - 1
  • Green chilly - 2
  • Red chilly - 2
  • Salt
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoedita
  • Curry leaves
  • Oil
  • Onion - 1 Cut lengthwise
  • Coriander leaves


  •  Dry roast semiya and boil it in water. Allow the boiled semiya to run through the cold water. Keep it aside
  • In a pan, heat oil, season mustard seeds,gram dal, peanuts, curry leaves, green chilles, red chillies, asafoedita.
  • Add turmeric powder. Add the onion and fry till brown.
  • Add the semiya and required salt and mix well.
  • Squeeze lemon and mix well.
  •  Finally garnish with Coriander leaves. 

Serve it with Achar!

 Sending this to Valentine's Day Recipe Contest  @ Priya's Versatile Recipes.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Chicken Kothu Parotta

One of our facorite dishes is Kothu Parotta.. try this simple and yummy chicken kothu parotta.


  • Parotta - 5
  • Chicken kurma  with pieces  - one cup kurma
  • Egg - 2
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala
  • Salt
  • Onion - 1 cut lengthwise
  • Chilly - 2


  • Heat oil in a pan, Splutter fennel seeds and curry leaves.
  • Add onions and chillies and saute them well.
  • Add the eggs to it. Add some salt.
  • When the eggs are boiled, add the kurma t it. Make the chicken pieces into small pieces like shredded pieces.
  • Add it to the mixture. Stir well.
  • Tear the parotta into small pieces. add it to the mixture. Keep stirring it.
  • Add garam masala and coriander leaves. 

 Super yummy Kothu Parotta is ready.

 Sending this to Valentine's Day Recipe Contest  @ Priya's Versatile Recipes.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Kheema Noodles using Maggi

Such a wonderful dish to taste. If you have not tried it , try it today. Feel like having it anytime. I just trie the other day with chicken kheema. I liked it so much. 

Here it is:


  • Noodles - 3 pkts
  • Chicken kheema - 250 gms
  • Onion - 1 chopped
  • Oil
  • Water
  • Tastemakers - 3 ( I used curry flavour)
  • Salt very little
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp


  • Initially , boil the noodles and run through the cold water and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add the onions, fry them well. 
  • Add the gg paste and saute for two minutes.
  • Add the washed and drained chicken kheema. Add little salt. Saute for 3 mins.
  • Add the tastemakers to it. Mix them well.
  • Close and cook for 3 mins till the chicken is cooked. Stir again.
  • Finally add the boiled noodles and mix well.

Relish the aroma of chicken!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Palakkottai Stirfry


Palakkottai/ jackfruit seed - 10
Sambar powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds
Coconut grated - 3 tsp
Curry leaves


Boil the jackfruit in pressure cooker for 4 whistles. Cut them into half lengthwise.
Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds and curry leaves.
Add the cut seeds, sambar powder,turmeric powder, salt. Sprinkle little water.
Close and cook for 5 mins.
Finally add the coconut and stir it for 2 mins.

 Sending this to Valentine's Day Recipe Contest  @ Priya's Versatile Recipes.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Masala Puri Chaat

Masala puri chaat is very popular in Bangalore.. My hubby loves it. Almost all days he eats chaat there. So I thought let me give a try on this chaat. It was a great hit. He loved it a lot. I was very happy to do it. Gals, Do try this simple,yummy chaat.


  • Pani puri shells - 10-12
  • Sev
  • Coriander leaves
  • Carrot - grated
  • Onion - 1 chopped fine

Green chutney:

  • Coriander leaves
  • Green chilly - 1
  • Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp

  • Grind it in a mixer using water.

To dry roast and grind:

  • Cloves - 4-5
  • Cinnamon - 1"
  • Cardamom pods - 2
  • Marati moggu - 1
  • Coconut - 6 tsp grated
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds - 2 tsp


  • Dry roast all the above ingredients and grind it using water.

For masala:

  • Peas -soaked and boiled - 1 cup
  • Toor dal - 1/4 cup
  • Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • Tamarind paste - 1 tsp
  • Jaggery - small piece

  • Boil peas for about 2-3 whistles.
  • Boil Toor dal with turmeric powder for about 5 whistles.
  • Grind the boiled toor dal with the dry roasted spices powder.
  • Heat a pan, add the ground paste, add all the dry powders  ( chilly powder, garam masala)
  •  Add salt and required water. Add the green chutney , tamarind paste and jaggery to it. 
  • Close and cook for 5 mins.
  • Add the boiled peas and allow it to boil once. The masala is ready.

Final Chaat:

  • In a plate, place 5-6 puri shells and break it.

  • Add the masala on top of it.
  • Garnish it with the onion, carrot and sev.

Super delicious Masala Puri Chaat !

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Chicken pakoda

Its an authentic starter , you will definitely love it. Try it today!


  • Curd-few tsp
  • Chicken pieces - 250 kg
    Chilly powder - 11/2 tsp
  • Salt
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice - half lemon
  • Besan flour - required

  • Marinate the washed chicken with all the above ingredients except besan flour for 1 hr.
  •  Heat oil in a pan, In a plate add the besan flour. Take each piece of chicken and spread it on the besan flour. 
  • Apply the besan flour  generously on the chicken and fry it on all sides.
  • Strain it and have it as a starter.

Crispy and crunchy akodas are ready to crunch!

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Happy 3rd Blogiversary ! Happy Bday Jiya's Delicacy !

Today , my blog completes its 3rd year ! I am really glad to be a part of the blogging world. Unfortunately , I couldnt blog for an year, in between for I was busy with my personal life. I am happy to continue it after the big break though. I have made good blogger friends. Thanks for all your support and encouragement without which I wouldnt be able to continue my work. Thanks to my hubby for supporting me , tasting,testing, criticizing for my mistakes, appreciating for my good work. It definitely motivates me to try out new stuffs. 


Blogging is a wonderful experience. Continue to shower your support and comments in my blog, which would be helpful for me in the years to come! Thanks all!


Wishing all a very happy Pongal and Sankranthi !


Jillu Anand

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Gobhi Manchurian with Tangy sauce

My previous post of gobhi manchurian was totally a dry starter. This is not a gravy. The fry with a tangy sauce coated around. A Chinese flavor is given. Try this out ! It tastes really great.


  • Cauliflower florets - 1 cup
  • Ajinomotto - a pinch
  • Soya sauce - 1- 2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - half lemon
  • Chilly powder - half tsp
  • Gg paste -1 tsp
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Corn flour - required
 For tangy sauce:

  • Capsicum or spring onions - little finely chopped
  • Soya sauce - 2-3 tsp
  • Chilli sauce - 2 tsp
  • Tamato sauce - 4-5 tsp


  • Heat water in a vessel, add the cauliflower florets into the warm water. Drain it and keep it.
  • Marinate with all the above ingredients except oil, capsicum and corn flour.
  • Refrigerate it for 5 hrs.
  • Before frying, add the corn flour to the cauliflower.
  • Heat oil in a pan, deep fry the cauliflower florets till golden brown.
  • Finally, saute the capsicum or spring onions in a little oil and garnish on top of the fried gobhi manchurian.
  • For the sauce, heat little oil in a pan, fry the capsicum for few mins. Add salt to it.
  • Add all the sauces and saute for 2 mins.
  • Add the fried gobhi into it and stir well. The sauce is well coated on the gobhi. It woud be still crispy and crunchy. 

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Pani poori Shells

Simple Pani poori shells. Easy to make at home.


Rava/ Sooji - 1 small cup
Maida - little 1 - 2 tsp
Warm water


  • Take the Sooji in a vessel, add salt and warm water little to it and knead it. It will absorb the warm water.
  • Add the one tsp of maida to the sooji, for it to combine as a flour. Add little more if needed. add water is needed to make it as a soft dough.
  • After 5 mins, add 2 tsp of oil and knead it again. It wont be a soft dough. It will be little tight dough.
  • Keep it for 15-20 mins.
  • Heat oil in a Pan, Make thin chapathies from dough, cut it into small round shapes with a cutter.
  • Fry those pooris in medium flame.

  • It would Puff up immediately.
  • Strain the oil and store it in a container for making Chaats.

Enjoy all your favorite chaats with these pooris !

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Shrimp coconut masala


Mouthwatering rich masala, perfect for rice,rotis , dosas. Try this out.

  • Onion: 2 minced
  • Prawns -  500 gms
  • Tomato: 1 big minced
  • Coriander powder - 2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder: 1tsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Grated coconut - half cup
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt 

  • Heat oil in a pan, once heated add the minced onion, Curry leaves, ginger garlic paste and saute well.
  • Once it is translucent add the minced tomato and mix well, until it is smooth.
  • Add turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder and mix well.
  • Add the prawns, required water and salt
  • Fry them well. Add the cumin seeds powder and fennel powder and pepper powder.Cook till oil separated.
  • Add the grated coconut and mix well.

 Serve it with hot rice !!

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Walnut Vanilla cake

 I made this cake for  this new year. It tasted really good, but since i made it in cooker, it did not puff up much. I made a small mistake while closing. Try this in ove for better result and taste !!

  • 200 g sweetened condensed milk
  • 200 g All purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 75 ml melted butter or 75 ml margarine
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • Few tsp water
  • Green color 
  • Walnut - broken into small pieces 1 cup
  • Raisins - little

  • Method:

    • Place the cooker plate at the bottom of the cooker and preheat the cooker for 10 mins on high flame. Meanwhile sieve all the dry ingredients together.
    • Sieve the flour, baking powder and baking soda together.
    • Beat the egg well for about 5 mins.
    • Mix the flour mixture, condensed milk, melted butter, essence, egg and beat well.
    • Add the walnuts and raisins to the mixure.
    • Split the batter into two, add the food color to one portion.
    • Grease the aluminium tray with butter and flour.
    • Pour the plain Batter into the greased pan and on top of it pour the green colored flour.
    • Reduce the flame into low flame and place the pan inside the preheated cooker and allow it to bake for 30-35 mins.
    • Insert a knife or a tooth pick. If nothing is stuck on it, its fully done.

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