Full meal in 30 minutes

Meal will be made within 10 to 30 minutes. I think most of the time it happens in 30 minutes if planned; half work is done or spending little time previous day.

But without idea giving just half an hour and a kitchen with stove ,microwave oven for cooking. It will be real fun if you made a proper meal right from beginning.

Firstlythere are some raw eaten vegetable which made cooking easier I took cabbage and chopped finely to get 2 cups within 2 mins.Wash 2 cups of basmati rice and keep aside.

Heat a heavy bottomed kadai with oil or ghee side by side.

Then add thejpatta/bayleaves ,cloves ,and cinnamon stick and cumin seed,slit green chillies till it turns golden brown, add cabbage and stir for a min.

Add 2 heaped teaspoon garam masala(I used my mom's homemade masala) stir add 4 to 5 cups water . I used water heater in a min u will get boiling water.

Then add rice and salt stir,simmer and cover it with a lid .15 to 20 minutes it will be done. Gobi masala bhath is ready.

Take 4 0r 5 medium sized Potato cut it half , cover it with a kitchen towel keep it high for 8 minutes.

Take 2 Carrot and sieve it.I had a desicated coconut 1/4 cup and 2 green chillies grind it in a mixie.Take the potato and put it in the water for 2 min.

Take a tempering vessel or a little pan heat oil and add mustard seed and asafoetida and curry leaves.Take a bowl and mix the sieved carrot ,coconut mixture and half of the seasoning and 1 tblspn curd and bit salt.Carrot pachadi is ready.

Peel off the skin and cut it in medium sized.In the seasoned kadai put the potato ,salt ,1/2 tsp corriander powder,pinch or 1/3 tsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp red chilli powder stir for 2 mins.Potato curry is ready.

Now time to serve .It takes extra 5 mins for serving and garnishing masalabhath with corriander leaves and desicated coconut and taking a snap .

Some other Express meal in my kitchen are
With some Semimade products
With some Leftovers
With some Batter

This is my entry to mallugirl in her malluspiceand also for JFI-Rice in Sharmi's Neivedhyam.

Hot Air Balloon
When Anita announced to celebrate party for Independence day.I would like to join in her puri party.This week its turned to be a mad puri party.
Its true,in many Indians family from kids to elder, they gone mad of this puri bhaji.
  • Atta/Wheat flour -1 cup
  • Rawa -1 tblspn
  • Salt
  • Sugar - pinch(optional)
  • Water to knead
  • Oil for frying

Take a bowl and mix wheat flour,rawa,salt and water to knead the dough.

Make it like a snake and divide into equal parts.

Roll it into a circular disc.Keep a kadai with oil for frying.

When oil became too hot, simmer the stove in the middle for a couple of minutes and fry a batch and again turn the knob into high.

Fry both the sides and take it out.Serve it hot with Potato bhaji or masal as you call it.

My husband and son enjoyed b'coz the day start with puri bhaji.I will make puri once in a month both of them love poori.

Here is my Tamilnadu's puri masal /puri Kilangu or serve with Maharastrian

Batatyachi Bhaji.

Toddler's Tricolour flag
As I said earlier,my kid is a toddler,fun playing with him teaching something,sometimes it happens vice versa.August 15th is our independence day, in SUN tv they broadcasted the National Anthem sung by the great Singers and played instruments and showed our national flag every half an hour.He liked that and he asked me to listen the anthem and see the flag everytime.

By seeing the flag on TV, he made a flag with his little fingers and of course I helped him making asokha chakra blue wheel with 24 spokes.

Click here to see about the Indian National Symbols.

We had a tricolour chutney with a staple dish Idli in South india.Many of the south Indian families starts their day with these dishes as a breakfast or as supper in evening or as a tiffen box for afternoon(I carried most of the day when I was doing schooling)

Parboiled Rice -3 cups
Raw Rice -1 cup
Urid dhal -1 cup
Fenugreek seed -1/4 tsp
Soak both Rice and dhal 6 to 8 hours.
Then grind it pouring water little by little for around 40 minutes in the grinder and finally add salt and keep it for ferment.
I used microwave Idli mould, apply oil on it ,pour batter and keep it in microwave for 8 minutes.Idly is ready.Tricolour chutney will be updated soon.This is my entry for JFI-Rice hosted by Sharmi in her blog Neivedhyam.
Besan Ladoo(Gram Flour sweet ball)
Besan is Gram flour/kichererbsen mehl in German.Ladoo is referring a round and ball shaped sweet.It is prepared during festivals like Diwali or household events like wedding,birthdays.There are many varities in Ladoo.For more details about ladoo see wiki

  • Gram flour -1 cup
  • Powdered sugar -3/4 to 1 cup as per taste
  • Ghee/clarified butter -1/2 cup
  • Raisins/sultana -10(optional)
  • Cashew nuts -6 broken(optional)

Heat a non stick or thick bottom vessel.
Pour ghee and add 2 or 3 cloves and mix gram flour and stir till becomes reddish colour or untill raw smell goes off.If its too hard to stir add 1 or 2 tsp ghee.
Take off from the stove and allow to cool.
Mix powdered sugar and add fried cashew and raisins in ghee and mix it with gramflour and sugar mixture.
Roll the mixture into a small or medium sized ball using hands.

Ziel of Z veggies
Red radish leaves Raita (still in my archieves) and posted Rawa Idli.

Shallot Sambar

Turnip cabbage leaves Thuvayal

Urulaikilangu masal Utthappam

Vazhaikai Vadai

Watermelon Wadi

Yellow corn chivda and Yummy Yalebis(Jalebis in Germany J is pronounced as 'Yot')

This is my eleventh hour post for Z vegetables.I already posted Z receipe Zunka for Nupur's RCI not again for her A to Z vegetable series.This is a ending letter Z.Oh..its going to be end:(This time I came up with a Z array for lovely series.I really enjoyed every week with a favourite or with some new and creative dish that fits her theme.
In deutsch usuage of Z is more.Here I used a combination of Z vegetables. 'Ziel' means 'place' in deutsch.

  • Zwiebel(Onion) -1

  • Zucker mais(sweet corn)- 1

  • Zucker erbsen(snow peas)- 10 Nos

  • Zucchini - 1
  • Zitrone(citrone) - 1/2
  • Zaitoon ka tel (Olive oil in Hindi) -1 tblspn
  • Soya sauce -1 tsp

  • Salt and pepper as per taste.


Cut all the vegetables in medium size.

Heat a non stick pan and pour a spoon of Zaitoon ka tel and put zwiebel and stir for a minute.Then add one by one other vegetable.stir it without adding water for 5 minutes add soya sauceand stir and cover with a lid.Finally sprinkle salt and pepper and zitrone juice to your taste.
Have a colourful green and yellow,healthy vegetable receipe.

Known facts:Green and yellow veggies are good for eyesight.

Zanzanith Kohlapuri Thecha and Puli Milagai

Kohlapur is a city in Maharastra state famous for non-vegetarion foods and spicy food. As a Maharastrian and vegetarian to share for spicy food lovers since Nandita announced to host JFI-Chillies. My mom and kakku used to make kohlapuri thecha specially for my baba and kakka.They are big fan of chillies. My baba will have atleast chillies plainly for extra spice. Zhanzhanith is a marathi word for extra spice.

When I was a kid I will stay away from spicy food and had a sweet tooth.But my tastes bud changes when I become a Mom for a kid. Day won't set without chillies that too after reading benefits of chillies.I am so fond of it.


  • Red chilli powder-2 tblspn

  • Garlic pods -4

  • Salt to taste


Pound all the ingredients together in a motar pestle.I never used readymade redchilli powder in my kitchen.This is a homemade chilli powder from my mom.

Receipe is so simple but be careful with your eyes and faces.Maintain a distance while preparing or serving .Doctor will prescribe goli (tablet in marathi) before or after food.But this is a tablet you can have with your meal.This is for Dr.Nandita hosting a foodie event JFI-chillies in her Saffron trail and also for Nupur's A to Z Indian vegetables.

It will be too spicy and if you touched unnoticed it will burn for hours.Wash your hands immediately.I am not joking this is the serving size for a meal.

S...S.. S.....S

When 2 S square mingled,blended the result will defintely end with a yummy and mouth watering receipe .Its a Tamilnadu receipe Puli Milagai Puli means Tamarind and Milagai means Chilli in Tamil.Mostly we can have this as one of the side dish in special occasions.


  • Spicy green chillies-10

  • Sweet Jaggery-2 tblspn (adjust to taste)

  • Sour Tamarind pulp -1/2 cup

  • Salt -1/2 tsp adjust salt

For Seasoning

  • Oil -1tblspn

  • Mustard seeds -1/4 tsp

  • Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp

  • Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp

Heat a vessel pour the tamarind pulp , jaggery and salt to make a paste .Bring them to boil.

Then in another small kadai heat the oil leave mustard to splutter,add other ingredients and cut chillies stir till the chillies colour changes.

Mix chillies with the tamarind jaggery paste untill stir untill it blends with the paste.

Serving size is a spoon for a meal.I can go for another spoon sometimes even as curry.

If its not properly boil it won't last. keep refrigerated for a week.But within a day or two it will finish.