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Vadala Pulusu ~ Masala Vada / Chana Dal Fritters in Tangy Gravy

This recipe was on my to do list for quite some time. Whenever I make Masala Vada i think of saving some to make this delicious curry which my mom used to make quite often. This Diwali I made sure to make some extra vada  and save them for next day to prepare this tangy and sweet dish. Finally I made this curry.

For day 2 under " Cooking for one", am here to give you the recipe for Vadala Pulusu which is prepared  mostly in Andhra, Southern part of India. This dish goes well with steamed rice or Naan, roti or parata. Here goes the recipe......


Masala Vada 4
Small onion 1
Small Tomato 1
Tamarind pulp 1/2 spoon
Turmeric powder 1/4 spoon
Salt to taste
Chili powder 1/2 spoon
Curry leaf 3
Mustard  and Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Fenugreek seeds 4
Jaggery 1 spoon (grated)
Chopped cilantro 1 spoon


Heat oil in a sauce pan or flat pan.
Add Mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
Once the mustard seeds crackle add curry leaves, fenugreek seeds.
Saute for few seconds and add chopped onions.

Rasawala Aloo aur Poori ~ Potato Gravy with Poori

Today we are starting with 4th week of BM 70, and my theme for this week is " Cooking for One". You will be seeing single serving recipes for next 3 days. It was very difficult for me to find single serving recipes as most of the time I am  used to cook for 2 or more at home. There were very few situation when I was alone and hubby dear was travelling for work.  Only thing on my mind was to make maggi which was quick and easy to make in few minutes. If at all I had to make some other dish they turned out to be served for more than 2 people. Was new to cooking and didn't know how much quantity of ingredients I was supposed to take to cook for single serving. 

Now as the time changed,  tastes changed and have experience in cooking for single person to 30 people, I am here with a recipe made with Potatoes. Rasawala Aloo, Rasawala means gravy, Aloo means Potato. This delicious gravy can be served with any Indian bread. Here goes the recipe..........


Potato  1 mediu…

Nutella French Toast Roll Ups

These are quick and easy to make Nutella French Toast Roll Ups. Its a great breakfast treat or after school snack or  can be packed in a lunch box.  My kids LOVE Nutella, but they do not like french toast. This is the best way to feed picky eaters like mine with their favorite chocolate spread inside the roll ups. 

This recipe goes to  day 3 of Week 2, under the theme "Cooking on Tawa". If you like you can even chop some strawberries / raspberries / banana or any other fruit and place the fruit slices on top of nutella and then roll the bread before cooking on tawa / skillet. So that your family gets some of  those extra nutrients from fruits and eggs.  Here goes the recipe.......


Bread slices 4
Egg 1
Milk 4 spoons
Sugar 4 spoons
Cinnamon powder 1 spoon
Nutella 1/2 cup


Cut the edges of the bread slices and keep aside.
Using rolling pin roll each bread slices to become thinner.
Now spread nutella on each bread slice and roll it.
Break down  egg in a bowl, …

Parata Pizza

My kids are on for Pizza anytime of the day. I have tried making pizza at home with regular pizza dough and also with bread as a quick snack. To make them eat paratha not with any sabzi / curry, I made them paratha pizza with some veggies and grated mozzarella. They loved it so much, real quick and takes very few minutes to make it. I have used store  bought Malabar paratha here as I didn't have fresh paratha made at home. You can use any left over chapati / paratha too. 

As my theme for this weeks BM 70 is "Cooking on Tawa", I have  made paratha  pizza on for day 2. Here goes the recipe....


Malabar Paratha 2
Pasta / Pizza sauce 4 spoons
Grated mozzarella cheese  1/2 cup
Chopped spinach 2 spoons
Sliced onions 2 spoons
Sliced tomato 1/2 tomato


Heat tawa / skillet / shallow pan and cook paratha on both the sides till its half done.
Meanwhile add  tomato and onion slices in a bowl and microwave for 45 seconds, just to cook them a bit.
Remove the paratha  and p…

Hara Bhara Kabab

Hara Bhara Kabab is one of the  healthy and  delicious Indian Vegetarian snack. It is made with peas and spinach, to give a nice binding to it I added boiled and mashed potato. Perfect for school lunch boxes and after school snack.  Great way to feed kids who are  picky eaters like mine.
Today we are starting with 2nd week of 70th edition of Blogging Marathon. For this week am here with 3 dishes which are made on Tawa / Skillet.  You might have already understood that today recipes is about Hara Bhara Kabab. A healthy and delicious snack for kids and grown ups. Here goes the recipe.........


Spinach 2 cups
Frozen / fresh peas 1 cup Potatoes 2 medium Chat  Masala 1 spoon Salt to taste Green chili and ginger paste  1 1/2 spoon Oil for shallow frying Plain Bread crumbs 4 spoons


Blanch spinach and squeeze the excess water. Presser cook peas and potato. Drain the water and mash them together. Add chopped spinach to mashed potatoes and peas. Also add salt to taste, chat masala, br…