Monday, 12 May 2014

Peanut Pulao with Sambar Powder/ Moongfali wala Pulao

Peanut Pulao with Sambar Powder/
Moongfali ka Pulao
Hi Friends,
Earlier for me peanuts were just a snack available in packet in the form of peanut masala/cracker. I never tried them in cooking. It is only after entering in blogging world first time i bought raw peanuts and used in the cooking. Initially i become addicted to roasted peanuts and but few months back i heard about the boiled peanuts and now i liked them in pulao very much, in any kind of pulao i add them. I love this combo. So yesterday i thought to make peanut pulao and everyone loved it so much,  that my sister once who took it for lunch, again requested to make it for her colleagues. It was liked and loved by all. 


Rice- 1 cup heaped (soaked  for 15-20 minutes)
Peanuts- 3 tbsp (you can roast them and peel the skin. i used with skin)
Potato- 1 medium chopped in small cubes
Onion- 1 medium chopped lengthwise
Tomato- 1 medium chopped lengthwise
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Sambar powder- 2 tsp heaped
Cooking Oil-1tbsp
Salt- as per your taste

Take all your ingredients

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a kadai

Crackle cumin seeds

add chopped potato 

let them turn brown a bit

add chopped onion 

saute for few seconds

then throw in tomato

saute for few seconds

now add main ingredient my favorite peanuts 

mix well

now soaked rice

mix well

spice them up with salt and sambar masala

mix well 

cover and cook for one minute


add water approximate 3 cups

boil and let them cook

done in 15 minutes

ready to serve

  1. You can increase or decrease the quantity of any ingredient you want.
  2. You can make this pulao without onion and tomato also.
  3. If you wish you can add 1 tsp chopped ginger and 1 tsp chopped garlic in it. 
  4. Sambar Powder will give a unique taste in it. So i don't recommend to skip it.
Hope you will like it

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Instant Mocha Coffee/ Coffee with Chocolate

Instant Mocha Coffee/
Coffee with Chocolate

Hi Friends,

I know its a season of summer and something chilled and cool is required to get some relief from this screechy heat. But sometimes a cup of hot coffee can do wonders when you are feeling low and need something to soothe. And a combo of coffee and chocolate can really uplift your mood at a swing. Actually i amde it for myself but by the time kids noticed something chocolaty in the mug they asked me to give a sip and afterwords a fight broke down between me and my both kids to finish the cup. It was so additive and believe me it took me hardly 10 minutes to make it as i didn't wanted to spend much time in kitchen. So friends its a shortcut to make a almost perfect Mocha Coffee. Hope you will try and like it. 


Coffee- 1 tsp 
Chocolate- 2 tsp or you can take 1 Rs.10 dairy milk
Sugar- 1 tsp
Milk - 1 cup

Take all your ingredients

Start heating milk

In a glass/mug put your coffee
and sugar

1 tsp milk

mix them

until creamy and foamy

Now add chocolate piece

one tsp hot milk

mix it

a pool of coffee sugar and chocolate

by the time its done milk wills tart boiling

pour boiling mil in the pool

stir for few seconds


enjoy the HOT CUPPA

  1. You can use less sugar if you want to feel the real taste of coffee and chocolate. 
  2. You can increase or decrease the quantity of chocolate as per you wish. 
  3. You can use drinking chocolate powder in case you don't get chocolate. 
  4. Keep chocolate at room temperature so that it would be very easy to mix it with coffee and sugar.
Hope you will like it