Red Lentil And Drumstick Leaves Vada

Hello, and welcome to my blog again.Today I am going to share the recipe of Red lentil and Drumstick Leaves vada.It is a healthier version of fried vadas because it has drumstick leaves.I have added some dry red chillies and asafoetida to give it a special taste.It tastes great when had with spicy puffed rice.It is a tasty snack of my birthplace and my house too.It can be made with simple ingredients and is a quickie to prepare.So do try it out and let me know your experience of it.So let’s start with the making:-


Red Lentil-250 gms

Drumstick leaves-150 gms


Dry red chilly-2

Cumin-1/4 tsp

Asafoetida-A pinch

Cumin or coriander powder-1/2 tsp

Red chilly powder-1/2 tsp

Garam Masala-1 tsp

Dry Mango Powder-1 tsp

Salt-According to taste

Oil-For frying


Step 1
Wash,soak and grind the lentil corasely.Chop the onion finely.Wash the leaves properly.
Step 2

Take a bowl.Add the ground lentil,onion,dry red chillies,cumin,drumstick leaves,asafoetida,cumin or coriander powder,red chilly powder,garam masala,dry mango powder and salt and mix it up well.

Step 3
Take a karahi.Add oil.When it becomes quite hot take a ladleful of the batter and  slowly drop them in the oil.Fry still browned and crispy.Soak the extra oil on a tissue paper.Our Red Lentil And Drumstick Leaves Vada is ready.Serve it hot with crunchy,spicy puffed rice and onion rings.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback.Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking,happy living!!!


Sweet and tangy rice and ragi flour pancakes


Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner again.Sorry for the late post. I was travelling in this month to my son’s place in Mumbai.Today I am sharing a recipe of Sweet and tangy ragi and rice flour pancakes. It is an alternate version of salty pancakes that we regularly enjoy mostly in breakfast menu.We make pancakes in many ways and here I have made this recipe of ragi and rice flour pancakes with a sweet and tangy stuffing of potato and veggies which was quite satisfying.The dish is made quickly and I think it is a delicious,sumptuous and healthier too.So let’s start with the recipe:-
Ingredients for the sweet and tangy stuffing:-

  1. Potato-2
  2. Mixed vegetables(broccoli,carrot,peas)-150 gms
  3. Onions-2
  4. Green Chillies-2
  5. Peanuts-8
  6. Salt-According to taste
  7. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Red Chilly powder-1/2 tsp
  9. Coriander Powder-1/2 tsp
  10. Garam Masala-1/2 tsp
  11. Dry mango powder-1 tsp
  12. Sugar-1 tsp
  13. Oil-2 tbsp

For the rice and ragi flour pancakes:-

  1. Ragi Flour-200 gms
  2. Rice Flour-100 gms
  3. Salt-According to taste
  4. Water-To make the batter

For the tempering:-

  1. Black Mustard-1 tsp
  2. Curry Leaves-6
  3. Asafoetida-A pinch
  4. Oil-1 tbsp

Step 1

Wash, chop and blanch the green vegetables and potatoes. Chop the onions and green chilies. Take a bowl and add the given amounts of ragi flour and rice flour in it. Add some salt and water and make a dosa-like batter of moderate consistency.
Step 2

For the stuffing take a pan. Add the tempering ingredients. Next, add the chopped onions and green chilies. Now add the blanched veggies and spices namely, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder,coriander powder,garam masala, dry mango powder, peanuts and sugar and let it cook for a minute. Mix everything well. Let it cool.
Step 3

Take a dosa pan and heat it a little. Now with a ladleful of the above made pancake batter, spread it on the pan and let it cook. Add little bits of oil to avoid the sticking of the pancake in the pan. Cook it till brownish.
Step 4

Now time to serve the stuffed pancakes. For that, take a plate and pace the ragi pancake and put some of the filling made above in the middle of it. Fold it and you are good to go.

Our Sweet and tangy rice and ragi flour pancakes are done. Serve it with peanut or coconut chutney.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

Mutton Poha


Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner again guys. Poha is a staple breakfast recipe of every household. In my family also everyone enjoys eating pohas in the morning with a cup of tea. Poha can be made in many ways. We can make onion poha, potato poha, mixed vegetable poha, fruit poha, and the list can continue. In my earlier blogs, I have made chicken and fish poha, mutton liver poha, and noodle poha. Today I am going to share a similar recipe here but that of mutton poha. It is delicious and you can surely make it once in a while for a change from regular ideas. So let’s start with the making—


  1. Mutton-1/2 kg
  2. Thick beaten rice-300 gms
  3. Onions-4
  4. Crushed Ginger-Garlic -2 tbsp
  5. Yoghurt-3 tbsp
  6. Turmeric powder-1 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  8. Coriander Powder-2 tbsp
  9. Cumin Powder-1 tbsp
  10. Mutton masala or Garam Masala-1 tsp
  11. Salt-According to taste
  12. Bay Leaf-2
  13. Green Cardamom-1
  14. Butter-3 tbsp
  15. Sugar-A pinch

For garnish:-Freshly chopped cilantro


Step 1

B612_20200302_215425_006Take a pan. Add butter. Now add chopped onions. Add bay leaf, green cardamom. Fry for a minute. Now add ginger-garlic paste. Fry again. Now add the spices salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander and cumin powder, mutton masala or garam masala and fry again for half a minute. Add curd. Fry everything well.

Step 2

Cook the mutton completely and when the gravy thickens, add in the washed beaten rice, nuts and cook covered on a medium flame for three minutes. Add in a pinch of sugar, mix it up well and saute on a low flame.

Step 3

B612_20200302_215040_330Our Mutton Poha is done. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro. Serve hot. It is best had with curd or coconut chutney.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!