Friday, September 29, 2006


I'm back.......but first I am posting only Gokulastmi pictures. The reason that I am not yet putting up the GOLU pictures is that I don't want my friends to see it on the web before they come home. There has to be some surprises na.....

So here are some pictures for you...

I have one more special picture for you. Can you guess what this is?

YES....ur absolutely right, it's RAVA DOSA. This is Prema Sundar's recipe and is a must try. It really is mouth-watering. Thanks Prema for sharing this with us.
I made Vanamalaka chutney to go with it. Vanamalaka means dry red chilly. This is a versatile chutney which goes very well with anything. Here's my mom's recipe:

2 small onions
a few sprigs of coriander leaves
1" piece of ginger
3-4 cloves of garlic (optional)
2 ripe tomatoes
a pinch of turmeric
1/2 tsp of dhania seeds
3-4 dry red chillies or according to spice desired
salt to taste
oil for seasoning
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp jeera
a pinch of heeng

Take a tbs of oil in a kadai, fry dhania seeds, red chillies, onions, ginger, garlic, tomatoes, and coriander leaves till onions turn transparant and a nice aroma picks up. Add a pinch of turmeric and salt to taste. Grind this mixture into a paste without adding water since onions and tomatoes give out their juices. Incase you feel the chutney is too thick, go ahead a add little water. Take a tsp of oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, jeera and heeng. When it splutters, add this paste and fry till oil separates. Check for salt and add a pinch of sugar at the end. Enjoy this chutney with steaming hot idlis, dosas, pongal or even rice.


Prema Sundar said...

Hi Sangeetha,
Just now came from Asha's blog where she had tried my tindora masala and here I see my rava dosa.
Thanks for trying it and really happy that you liked it. Iam really proud that iam a blogger now...
Chutney combo with rava dosa looks great and iam going to try this chutney for rava dosa next time.
I usually make sambar for rava dosa and Iam bored with it. Thanks again for the chutney recipe.

Prema Sundar said...

Hey One more thing.. The colour of the rava dosa is perfect.. My husband always complains that I take the rava dosa very quickly from the tawa and the colour is very light. Urs look crispy and nice.

Foodie's Hope said...

Nice pics, Saakshi!!I love Prema's cooking too! I love your rava dosa chutney combo!! Thanks!!
Glad you are free at last!!:))

Vani said...

Lovely pics! The rangoli is so beautiful. It is wonderful to see festivals being celebrated and decorations done exactly as they would be in India. I tend to make-do with what's available but I'm now inspired to do better! :-)
Can't wait to see the golu pix.