tomato salad

Simple n Quick tomato salad

Tomatoes            :  4, chopped
shredded coconut : 4-5 tbspn
green chillies          :2
sugar                    : 1 tbspn
salt                       : 1/2 tspn
coriander leaves   : few


  • Take all the ingredients in a bowl except tomatoes.
  • mix all properly with your fingers 
  • Lastly add the tomatoes and mix all

Ajwan leaf Bhajji

Ajwan leaf
Gram flour
Turmeric powder : a generous pinch
Soda                   : a pinch
water                  : to make the paste
Salt                     : as per taste
Oil                      : for deep frying


  • Wash the ajwan leaf and spread on a plate to dry
  • keep the oil for boiling
  • Take gram flour, haldi, soda and salt in a bowl
  • Add water little by little to make a lump free paste( paste consistency should neither be too thick nor too runny)
  • Add 2-3 spn of boiling oil into the paste and give a good mix quickly (be careful)

  • Dip 1 leaf or 2 at a time in the batter and leave in hot oil
  • fry on both sides till golden brown
  • prepare the bhajjis just before having it, else it turns soggy

Corn Methi Pulao

Basmati rice              : 1 cup
pepper corns            : 4-6
cinnamon                  : 1 inch
cloves                       : 4
green cardamom pods: 4
onion sliced               : 1
methi/fenugreek laeves, chopped: 1 cup
sweet corn kernels    : 1/2 cup
turmeric                    : 1/4 tspn
ghee                         : 1 tbspn
oil                            : 1 tbspn
salt                           : to taste


  • Wash rice n keep aside
  • put 2 cups of water to boil
  • heat oil in a pressure cooker, add pepper corns, cinnamon , cloves, cardamom. Let these sizzle 
  • Then add onion n fry for some time
  • add in the fenugreek leaves, corn kernels and turmeric. stir for a few seconds
  • finally add rice n 2 cups of hot water along with salt n pressure cook for 1 whistle
  • allow the steam to escape before opening. Add a tbspn of ghee and gently fluff the pulao with a fork to loosen the rice grains
  • serve hot with fresh curds

Sweet Coconut milk/ Kai halu

coconut shredded  -1 half
jaggery      - 1/2 cup
water         - 1 cup
Cardamom - 5


  • Heat and dissolve jaggery in a cup of water. Bring to boil. 
  • grind together coconut and cardamom to super fine paste. ( or else replace with store brought coconut milk )
  • pour the paste into the cooled jaggery syrup
  • add pinch of salt and mix
  • It is served cold

  • makes a great combo with Idlis
  • Serves 4

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