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Snake gourd sambar is the today's special in our blog. This is the best accompaniment with hot steamed rice and ghee. The method is very simple as we do in other sambars. the only thing differet is the vegetable that is snake gourd. It gives wonderful taste to sambar.

How to make this yummy sambar? Let us check out..


Snake gourd one medium size
Toor dal or mazoor dal 100 gms
Mustard seeds one spoon
Cooking oil one table spoon
Shallots one cup
Sambar powder one tablespoon
curry leaves one sprig
Hing one pinch
fenugreek powder one pinch
Coriander leaves chopped one tablespoon
Tamarind extract two cups
Tomato one


Pressure cook the toor dal or cook mazoor dal in a wok with one spoon of turmeric and three drops of castor oil.

Wash the snake gourd and remove the central pulp and cut into half equal size lengthy bits.
Cut into half ring shaped pieces.
Peel off the shallots and chop longitudinally.
Heat the wok with any cooking oil and add mustard seeds.
Let us wait to splutter.
Add sha…


Corn Rava upma is an easy and nutritious breakfast, we can try. The method is the very same as we do cook all varieties of Upma. The only difference is the rava we used is Corn rava. It is appealing with yellow color. We make this meal with vegetables and green peas that is known as kitchadi.

How to make this upma?


Corn Rava 200 gms
Shallots or bellary onion half cup
Green chillies three split
Curry leaves half cup
Ginger grates one tablespoon
Mustard seeds one spoon
Cooking oil one tablespoon
Moong dal one tablespoon
Urad dal one tablespoon


Heat the pan with the cooking oil over a medium flame.
Add mustard seeds to splutter
Followed by chopped shallots or onion, green chillies and curry leaves, urad dal, moong dal and gram dal.
Saute for a while until the shallots become transparent.
Add Four cups of water and salt.
Allow to boil.
Check the taste of salt and adjust if it is less.
Then transfer the rava and stir swiftly.
Close the pan with lid and reduce the flame to low.
Allow to c…