Chegodilu – South Indian Snack recipe

_DSC0040Chegodilu is a traditional south Indian snack recipe. This is made with rice flour and few other spices. Chegodilu have a cute ring shape which makes them popular among kids specially.






Makes – 4 Cups of Chegodilu
Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 30 mins

  • Rice Flour – 1 Cup
  • Water – 1 CUp
  • Moong Dal (wash, soak in 1/4 Cup of water for 1 hr) – 1 Tbsp
  • White Sesame Seeds – 1 Tbsp
  • Oil – for deep frying + 1 tsp for making dough
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp or to taste
  • Salt – to taste
  • Asafoetida (hing) – generous pinch
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp


  1. Into a pan add water and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the falme.
  3. Add oil,moong dal,cumin seeds,asafoetida, sesame seeds, red chilli powder, salt.
  4. Add the rice flour gardually and mix well into the water. Make sure to break all the lumps.
  5. Take it off the pan and cover the pan with a lid.
  6. Rest until cool completely.
  7. Smoothen the dough ball.
  8. Take a small portion of the dough. Shape into 3 inch long and 1/4 inch thick cylinder.
  9. Join the both ends and make a circle (ring).
  10. Make a batch of rings similarly. Keep the remaining dough covered.
  11. Heat the oil for deep frying.
  12. Drop these rings one by one carefully into the oil.
  13. Fry them until they are golden and crispy.
  14. Follow step 8 to step 13 until all the dough is finished.


Lemon Rice

Every household has their own Lemon Rice recipe but trust me and make this one, you will definitely fall in love with this dish. This is my family recipe that I had it almost on many festivals since my childhood. Very yummy and really easy to make dish that everybody can make.


Serves – 2
Preparation time – 10 mins
Cooking time – 40 mins

  • Oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Split urid dal (skinless) – 2 tsp
  • Dry Red Chilli Whole – 2 no
  • Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
  • Cashew nuts – 5 no
  • Potato (med, chopped) – 1 no
  • Baby eggplants (washed and remove the stems, sliced) – 2 no (I didn’t use in the recipe but tastes awesome if used, add the eggplant to the 50 % cooked potato so that everything will be evenly cooked)
  • Cilantro – 3 Tbsp
  • Green Chillies – to taste
  • Fresh or frozen coconut – 2 Tbsp
  • Rice – 1 Cup (pressure cook until 1 whistle with 2 cups of water, and simmer for ten mins to get perfect rice)

Procedure :

Heat a pan, add oil, once it is hot, add mustard seeds and allow to pop, then add cumin seeds, urid dal, red chilli whole, cashewnuts and fry till the cashews change into golden color. Add int the curry leaves and stir them along with the seasoning.

Add in the potato, pinch of salt and mix well, cover and cook on low to medium till potao is nice and soft but retain their natural color and shape.

Meanwhile blend green chillies, coconut, cilantro to a coarse paste and add it to the cooked potato mixture and cook with the potato on low heat for just 2 mins.

Remove from the pan and mix carefully with the cooked rice. Serve with papad.

Dahi Puri

Dahi Puri is a special chat recipe which has crispy and puffy puris filled with sweet and sour chutney, spicy potato, colorful green chutney, crispy thin savory noodles.  Try this recipe and enjoy it with your family.





Serves – 2
Preparation time – 10 mins
Cooking time – 10 mins

For Potato masala:

  • Potato (boiled and mashed) – 2 no
  • Red Chilli Powder – to taste
  • Roasted Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger (grated) – 2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Cilantro (chopped) – 2 Tbsp

For serving with puris:

  • Onion (finely chopped) – as required
  • Cilantro (finely chopped) – as required
  • Green chutney – as required
  • Tamarind chutney – as required
  • Yogurt – as required
  • Thin Sev – as required

Procedure :

For potato masala mix all the ingredients under the potato masala section snd set it aside.

Arrange the puris on a plate in a circle, fill each of the puri with potato masala, onion, green chutney, tamarind chutney, yogurt, sev. Again top with some more chutneys, yogurt and sev. Serve these crispy, spicy, sweet and sour puris immediately.





Bananas Foster

_DSC0309Super quick and YUMMY dessert recipe. Serve Bananas Foster  warm with vanilla ice cream :)








Serves – 4
Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 2 mins

  • Banana – 1 semi ripe
  • Butter – 1 Tbsp
  • Salt – pinch
  • Light Brown Sugar – 1/4 Cup
  • Cinnamon Powder – generous pinch
  • Heavy Cream – 1/3 Cup
  • Walnuts (Chopped) – 1 Tbsp
  • Vanilla Extract – 1/4 tsp


  1. Into a pan add heavy cream, butter, cinnamon powder, salt, light brown sugar and allow it to bubble.
  2. Chop the banana and add directly to the syrup.
  3. Cook the banana for a min or until tender. (it takes a min)
  4. Add vanilla extract, walnuts.
  5. Serve it with Vanilla Ice cream immediately.

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream (Smooth and Creamy Ice Cream Recipe)

Vanilla Ice CreamNothing would be better than having an ice Cream on a hot summer day. Here is the basic evergreen Vanilla Ice Cream recipe that we all love. It is incredibly smooth and just melts in mouth and light on your tummy.







Serves: 4
Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 10 mins
Waiting time – 2 hrs min

  • Heavy Cream – 1 1/2 Cups
  • Whole Milk – 1 1/2 Cups
  • Corn Starch – 2 Tbsp
  • Sugar – 5 Tbsp
  • Pure Vanilla Extract – 2 tsp


  • Make a smooth paste by mixing 2 Tbsp of Milk with the Corn Starch. Keep it aside.
  • In a medium sauce pan, add bring the milk to boil on medium heat. Then slowly add in the corn starch and milk paste stirring all the time.
  • Keep stirring and add heavy cream and cook it further for 3 more mins stirring all the time.
  • Pass the cooked cream and milk mixture through the sieve to remove any lumps. Discard all the lumps.
  • Add in Vanilla Extract. Allow the remaining smooth cream and milk mixture to come to room temperature. Cover the mixture with cling wrap such that it touches the surface of the cream mixture.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hr atleast or overnight would be even better.
  • Then remove the bowl from the refrigerator, transfer into the ice cream bowl. Place the churner and turn it ON.
  • Your Ice Cream will be done in 20 – 25 mins. Serve it immediately to enjoy soft serve Ice Cream.
  • If not put in air tight container and freeze until ready to use. 5 mins before serving get the container out from the freezer to make the scoopable.
  • Serve it as it is or with any sauce or fruits of your choice. Enjoy!


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