Monday, September 3, 2012


Beans, I mean to say Green beans, which are available commonly in vegetable markets in India is also but less frequently available in united states. Whenever I make Chapatis to pack for lunch, I would also be busy with breakfast and both should get over by 8. Thats the high time in Kitchen I spend and I found beans masala could be very easy and quick, well tasted with rotis and if you have hot cooked rice along with clarified butter (Ghee), I must assure that you will go for second round of filling up your plate.
Here is the recipe and plz try and comment with your feed back.

You need, 
Beans- 300 grams, cut into small pieces
Chilli powder- 3 tb sp.
tamarind paste- 2 tb sp.
Jaggaery or Sugar- 2 tb sp.
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves
Oil and mustard seeds
Coconut powder- to garnish
Curry leaves (optional)

How to cook
Cook beans with pinch of salt in pressure cooker for 3 whistles or cook in a closed pan for 20 minutes. Keep aside
In to a hot pan add oil and mustard seeds to sputter. add red chili powder, salt, jaggery, tamarind and bring it to boil (this will take 5 minutes). throw coriander leaves. I prefer to add coriander leaves prior to beans so that the coriander flavor gets into chili powder.
Now add beans and close the pan with a lid for10 minutes. Taste for salt and garnish with coconut powder.

Serves- 4 with chapatis
Time taken- 25 minutes


Saturday, September 1, 2012


Typical north Karnataka dish served with onions and green chilies. I am so happy that after trying for 3-4 times I could prepare jolad roti. Every time I tried, it used to break at edges and it was disappointing and decided I am not going to try anymore. This time I made it nice. I loved jola roti.
Jola roti can be called as one of the multi vitamin, protein food, healthier and delicious. Its also known as bhakri eaten along with vegetable fry or any curry. I always say, every dish is very easy to make when you enjoy cooking :)
Here is how I tried...

Jawar/ Jola/ Sorgham flour- 1 cup
All purpose flour- 5 tb sp. (if all purpose flour is not available, it can be replaced with wheat flour)
Spring onions- 1-2
Small onions- 5-6, chopped
Jeera/Cumin- 1 tb sp.
Chilli powder - 1 tb sp.
Salt to taste

1. Mix all ingredients and make it to thick dough using hot or warm water, cover it for 5 minutes with a muslin cloth. Later divide dough into equal sized balls.
2. On a plastic sheet, add oil and make flat round rotis by rolling it or pressing along sides
3. Heat it on a tawa or a thin pan until roti becomes slightly brownish color and add ghee if required.
4. Serve hot with any curry or vegetable fry or with onions and green chilli. I served with hot beans palya and onions with green chilli. hmmmm it was so so good !!!!

Serves- 2, cooking time 10 minutes