Sanoli's Kitchen

Sunday, May 19, 2013


Recipe Source & Acknowledgement: Homely Food
'Rava Kesari' is an easy, basic and flavoursome Indian sweet dish. If you have unexpected guests, do this quick fix dessert, it is really mouth-melting.

1 Cup Semolina (sooji/rava)
1/2 Cup Sugar
1&1/2 Cup Water
A pinch of Orange Food Colour
1/3 Cup Clarified Butter (ghee)
6-7 Strands of Saffron
1 tsp Cardamom Powder
Dry Fruits for Garnishing

Boil the water and add the food colour in it. In another pan, heat 1 tbsp clarified butter, slightly fry the dry fruits and keep aside. Heat 3 tbsps clarified butter in the same pan, add semolina in it. Fry for few minutes, till it changes slight colour.

Add boiled water little by little and stirring the semolina same time, there should not be any lumps.

Add sugar now, keep stirring continuously. Add little clarified butter this time, sugar melts and semolina leaves the side of the pan.

Finally, add saffron and cardamom powder, fold nicely.

Serve garnished with dry fruits.
Sending to: Homely Food Event / Giveaway; Jagruti's Mom's event- Food She Loved; Authentic Indian Sweets @ Nivedhanam


Recipe Source & Acknowledment: Homely Food
An absolutely delcious rice dish, if you have leftover soup or instant tomato soup, try out this yummilicious recipe. Surely you will love it. Thanks Meenu, my family and my mom relished this flavorful pulao a lot. 

1 Cup Kalo Jeera Rice or Basmati Rice (washed and soaked in water for 30 minutes)
1 Cup Tomato Soup
Mixed Vegetables (I used 1 potato, 5-6 florets cauliflower, 1/2 green bell pepper, 1/2 carrot and hand full of green peas)
1 Onion (sliced)
1" Cinnamom
3 Cloves
2 Green Cardamoms (broken)
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
2 tbsps Clarified Butter (ghee)
3/4 cup + 1 Cup Water

In a wok or pan, heat 1 tbsp clarified butter. Add cumin seeds, once it splutters, add onion in it. Saute till onion turns pink.

Add cinnamon, cardamom and cloves, saute for a minute. Pour mix vegetables in it. Add salt, stir for 2-3 minutes.

Pour 3/4 cup water in it. Cover and cook them for 10 minutes on medium heat, or till all vegetables are tender.

Add red chilli powder and garam masala in it. Fry for a minute or two.

It should be dry, not watery. Set is aside.

I prepared 1 cup of  instant 'Knorr' tomato soup.

In another pan, heat 1 tbsp clarified butter. Add rice and salt in it. Fry for 3-4 minutes on medium heat.

Add tomato soup and 1 cup of water in it. Fold nicely. When it starts to boil, lower the heat and cover the lid. Cook exactly 15 minutes, then turn off the heat.

Pour cooked vegetables to rice. Cover the lid and shake well, so that rice and vegetables are incorporated well.

Your tomato soup pulao is ready now. Serve hot with boondi raita.
Sending to: Homely Food Event / Giveaway


Recipe Source & Acknowledgement: Homely Food
Here is a simple delicious pulao recipe, ready within few minutes. Trust me, it is so flavourful and tasty rice dish, if you try it once, will surely love it.

1 Cup Kalo Jeera Rice (or use basmati rice)
1/2 Cup Coriander Mint Chutney
Handful of Green Peas (frozen)o
1 Green Capsicum (cut into small cubes)
1 Small Carrot, Cut into thin slices
1 Onion, thinly sliced
7-8 Green Beans, Cut into small pieces
2 pods Green Cardamoms
3 cloves
1" Cinnamon
2 tbsps Clarified Butter
1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
Salt to taste
Water as required


Wash and soak rice for 30 mins. Drain waer completely and set aside. In a large pan, heat clarified butter. Add cumin seeds, cloves, green cardamoms and cinnamon. Let cumin splutters. Add onion in it.

Fry onion till it turns golden. Add all chopped vegetables now. Keep stirring for 3 minutes.

Pour rice and salt in it. Fold well.

Add chutney in it. Stir for another a minute.

Pour 2 cups warm water in it. When it starts to boil, cover the pan and lower the heat. Cook exactly for 15 mins. Turn off the heat now.

Delicious pulao is now ready to serve.

Serve hot wih any raita.
For Green Chutney (mint-coriander chutney) Click Here

Sending to: Homely Food Event / Giveaway

Sending to: Jagruti's Mom's event- Food She Loved

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Recipe Source & Acknowledgement: Homely Food
Today I am going to share a mouthwatering chaat item "Dahi Vada", which also known as dahi bhalla, perugu vada, thayir vada or doi bora. A mouthwatering and yummilicious chaat item, is popular through out India. This recipe I inherited from my 'Ma', she is really a wonderful cook. In summer days, she oftenly made this delicious chat patta dish for our evening snacks. This is an all times favourite cold appetizer or starter.
1 Cup Urad Dal
1 tbsp Mung Dal
3 Cups Plain Yogurt/Curd/Dahi
Red Chilli Powder (as per taste)
Roasted Cumin Powder (as per taste)
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves (chopped)
10-12 Curry Leaves
2 Green Chillies
A Pinch of Asafoetida
Sweet Tamarind chutney, green chutney & sev for garnishing
Oil to deep fry

Soak urad dal along with mung dal for overnight. Drain it completely. 

Grind it in mixer along with curry leaves, green chillies and little water, till make a smooth paste. 

Mix addasafoetida, cumin powder, red chilli powder and salt with the pounded dal. Mix nicely.

Prepare butter milk with 1&1/2 Cups yogurt with salt, red chilli powder, cumin powder and set it aside. 

Heat oil on medium heat for deep frying. Wet your hand and take out 2 tbsps of batter and slight it very carefully in the hot oil. Deep fry vadas till golden brown. 

Drain oil and soak vadas in butter milk for 1-2 hours. Vadas absorbed maximum buttermilk.

Prepare yogurt mixture by adding little salt, cumin powder and red chilli powder. Mix nicely. Keep it in refrigerator till needed. Now place soaked vadas on a serving plate. Pour yogurt mixture on it. Sprinkle coriander leaves on the top. 

Add sev mixture and sprinkle cumin-red chilli powder, green chutney and sweet tamarind chutney on the top. Serve chilled. Enjoy this luscious & mouthwatering appetizer!
For Green Chutney CLICK HERE
For Sweet Tamarind Chutney CLICK HERE

Sending to:  Homely Food Event / Giveaway

Sending to: Jagruti's Mom's event- Food She Loved


Recipe Source & Acknowledgement: Homely Food
It's better not to say anything about aam ras. Litterally 'aam ras' means mango juice. It is more than a juice, a luscious, gorgeous, sweet and tasty mango delicacy, goes well with pooris.

2 Cups Mango Pulp (Alphonso)
1/2 Cup Sugar or as per sweetness of mango
1/2 Cup Milk
1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
A Pinch of Saffron (optional)

Combine mango pulp, sugar, saffron, cardamom powder and milk in a jar. Blend all together for 60 to 90 seconds.

Pour in Serving bowls, keep in refrigerator for 1-2 hours before serving. Served chilled with warm pooris.

Sending to: Jagruti's Mom's event- Food She Loved; Authentic Indian Sweets @ Nivedhanam