Monday, February 28, 2011


Ponganalu is very tast snack.I have learnt this from my Mom-Inlaw.It can be made either with dosa batter or idly batter. I usually make ponganalu with idly batter.Idly is like a boon to us.With Idly batter one can make many tiffins.
1. Idly
2. Idly Upma
3. Ponganalu
4. Uttapam

This is how Ponganalu pan/Skillet looks like

Once the batter is ready i use it for 4 days in my house.Preparing different items,everyone is happy!!!.Its easily comes to 2-4days.It depends on the quantity though.

There is no precise amounts of ingredients.It all depends on the quantity of batter you take.

Procedure for the batter:

Take the idly batter add salt,pinch turmeric,cumin seeds,finely chopped onions,finely sliced green chillies,finely chopped coriander,grated carrot peas,grates fresh coconut,.You can add any kind of vegetables.Even grated coconut gives good taste.
Mix all the ingredients and keep aside.

Ponganalu Batter

1. Heat oil in the ponganalu pan,

2. Pour the batter in the ponganalu pan/skillet

3. Cover it with a lid for 2-3mins.
4. Turn one and see, if it is golden brown then turn all of them to the other side.
and let it be on medium flame for about 3-4mins.

5. Hot and spicy ponganalu are ready to eat.

* You can have it with coconut chutney or any other chutneys according to your taste.
* You can also add tadka or popu to the batter.
* You can add grated vegetables like cabbage, capsicum,carrot.It depends on what u like to add

Dahi Vada

Dahi vada was on my to-do list for a very long time.Just got the thought of making and here they are yum yum dahi vadas ready.Very very easy to make.If i can do it i bet anybody can do it :). I have gone through websites which helped me in making the shape and importantly a hole in the vada. Thanks a lot to the video that helped me. So get going and treat your loved ones.

Ingredients :

1. Urad dal - 1
2. Curd - 500gms
3. oil - Sufficient amount to deep fry vadas
4. Mustard powder - 1tsp
5. Grated Ginger - 1tsp
6. Mustard seeds - 1tsp
7. coriander leaves - 2 tbsp

1 Take 1 cup of minapappu/urad dal and soak for 3-4 hours
2. Make a batter.Batter must be thick
3. Add little salt to the batter.
4. If you take a spoon and try to drop the batter, it should fall down but
slowly.That should be the consistency
5. Take a pan and take sufficient oil to deep fry the vadas.
6. Take a plastic cover, apply some water,and wet your hands too so that the batter
dont stick to your hands.
7. With a spoon drop small lump on the cover.Now with wet hands.pat it slightly and
make hole in the middle.
8. Lift the vada from the cover.
9. Slighlty drop it in your hands and slide into the oil.
10. Since you apply water to the cover it easily comes to your hand.
since your hands are wet, it easily skids into the oil.
11. Huh!!your job of dropping the vada is done.
12. Now in the medium flame fry the vadas on 2 sides till it is golden color
take the vadas immerse in water for 2mins
13. Take it out and sqeeze water from the vada and keep it aside

For dahi :
14. Take 500gm of curd dilute it to an extent, add coriander,ginger grated,salt,1
spoon mustard powder and salt.
15. Keep the vadas in a bowl and pour curd.
add popu/tadka whenever you eat.

Mindblowing Chilled Dahi Vadas are ready to gulp