Friday, July 11, 2008


Here are some of the dishes i tried from other blogs.I enjoyed making each and everyone of them. Click on the dish title to view the recipes.


We all love samosas!!But as much as i love them i just hated the fact that its fried.So was always on a lookout for a healthier version.Thats when Anu came to my rescue.She gave me her signature baked samosa recipe that was passed onto her mom by her roomate.
How much we enjoyed eating these baked triangular cuties.A baked samosa wont be as soft as a fried one but i can guarantee u the same flavor and taste.It's crunchy with a killer filling .One should definitely try this,its sure a crowd pleaser.Thank u so much anu .

Anu's recipe was for a big batch so i modified a bit to make for just 2 ppl.I also added some

cumin seeds which gave a nice flavor to the crust.Filling recipe is the same,nothing added just changed the quantity to make a small batch.

For the shell
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Butter - 3 - 4 tbsp ,melted
cumin seeds - 1 tsp
salt to taste

potato - 1 medium size
peas - 1/2 cup , cooked
amchur powder - 1/2 tsp
chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
garam masala - 1 tsp
salt, to taste

Roast & Grind:

saunf -1 tbsp
dhania - 1 tbsp
dried red chillies - 2-3
curry leaves - 1 sprig

Mix flour and butter and a little water to make a soft pliable dough. Take small amounts and roll out into circles, cut into halves and make cones.
Mix together all the filling ingredients and fill each cone. Bake @ 350 deg F for 25-30 mts.


As i am not very fond of curd i make very less dishes using it .But i do try and make something from it for my hubby as he loves itbut even then half of the yogurt ends up getting fungus.

He hadnt eaten Shrikhand before and so i thought of making it. I had seen suma's shrikhand recipe and was very tempted to make it as her instructions were very simple and it looked damn good.My hubby loved it so much that he asks me to make it everytime we get yogurt now .I am also happy to make it as nothings going waste now.Thank u so much suma.


I had some leftover grits from the Arusuvai that madhu sent me.I wanted to make something different out of it than the regular way americans prepare.When i saw madhu's grits and daal adai recipe,a very creative combination, i made up my mind to make it. I t was so crispy and delicious especially with some tangy onion chutney.Thank u so much madhu for the recipe.We really enjoyed eating it.

Changes i made :-Added some cumin seeds while grinding .


I have prepared vegetable cutlets many times but never even ones did i make aloo tikkis which are so much easier and less complicated and healthier in terms of oil.
I saw priyas tikkis and her photos were just enough to push me into making it.The taste was even better,I have to say one of the best i have eaten so far.Even my hubby agrees :).Thank u so much priya .

Changes i made :-I added some corn kernels along with peas and 1/2 tsp coriander pdr.

MORE TO COME.....stay tuned :)


Suma Rajesh said...

adding apples would increase its taste and presentation looks happy that u tried of the recipe r also gr8t and inviting....keep up ur gr8t work...hugs to u :)

Roopa said...

Great looking samosa, crisp cutlets and lovely srikhand:) good going ranji!

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

a great spread ranji! enjoyed reading abt each one of them. i should say that i am tempted to try each one of these now!! they all look delicious! the srikhand pic is awesome!!

Madhuram said...

The samosas look great Ranji. Now I also want to try it. The adai has also come out good, it looks so crispy. Thank you for trying it Ranji.

Purnima said...

Ranji, tks for u lovely comment, u seem to b cooking storm out there! THOSE baked samosas sure look fab ya..and TRUPTI'S sabudana laddos do deserve a try..they were fab!(am commenting frm mumbai ..wd b here for vacation till aug end..hee yet to lay my hands on street food which we die for) hv a gr8 wkend!

Cham said...

Sounds a feast in ur home ! Love all ur dishes , they are all perfect!

A&N said...

Baked Samosas? What a grand idea! I have to try this sometime soon. Thank you and Thank you Arundhati :)

Arundathi said...

So glad you tried it and liked it, Ranji! It looks fabulous!! :)

Madhavi said...

wow wat a feast, everything looks mouthwatering!!!!

Trupti said...

baked samosas looks delicious Ranji & love all other dishes too.

bhags said...

thats just too much to cook, all so yummy and mouth watering.

Loved those samosas

notyet100 said...

everythin looks good,..pecially the samosas,.

Uma said...

lovely recipes Ranji! Everything looks perfect and delicious.

Siri said...

those are some lovely array of dishes Ranji..:) loved them all.


Illatharasi said...

Perfect spread.... all look yummy:)

meeso said...

Lots of goodies here, everything looks awesome!


loved the baked samosas & aloo tikki ..

Maya said...

What a great spread here..Everything looks just great :)..

Swati Raman Garg said...

very nice post ranji.... u take d efforts haan... the samosas look so good