Idli Manchurian

Preparation time: 15 minutes                               Cooking time : 15 minutes

Serves : 2


Left over idlis 7-8 ( cut into small pieces)

One big onion ( big pieces)

one green pepper medium( chopped big pieces)

one green chili (chopped,small pieces, more as per your taste)

5-6 cloves of cloves finely chopped

few shreds of ginger chopped

1 tablespoon of thick Soy sauce

1 tablespoon vinegar.

1 tablespoon of thai sweet chili sauce

1 tsp of thai hot chili sauce ( Preferably sriracha)

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/2  teaspoon pepper powder

1 teaspoon salt.

1 tablespoon ketchup.

Corn flour (2 tablespoon)

sesame seeds for garnishing.

Directions :

Add oil to the wok, once heated ,add ginger garlic and chili pieces first.Saute them.


Once,done add the onion pieces and saute them until they become a bit transparent.


Add the green pepper at end,since they cook faster and they should not be too soft, a bit crunchy taste better in curry.


Now,add soy sauce,salt ,pepper,chili powder, thai chili sauce and vinegar.

IMG_7028Add about 100 ml of water into the wok  and add one chopped garlic clove, let it come to a boil.

IMG_7030Take 2 tablespoon of cornflour, mix in 50 ml water , and add to the wok.


Stir the sauce until you see it become thick.

check the salt and spice level. You can add more as per your taste.

Now add a tablespoon of ketchup to give it a bit sweet taste.You can skip it as well if you don’t like sweet taste in your food.

Add the idli pieces to the sauce   toss, cover , put on low flame for 3-4 mins.

For garnishing add sesame seeds on top and eat it like a starter or maincourse.



Try these Homemade Burgers :-)


Bored of eating Mcdonald’s , Burger king and those processed meat patties inside ?

why not make our own burgers at home fresh and tasty .

It doesn’t take much time and taste so much better!


  Preparation Time: 15 mins         Cooking time :30- 40 mins

   Serves – 2 


Tomato  slices (few ) to put inside burgers .

Onion slices   , few (optional)

Green pepper ( few slices)

Burger bread(4)

Cheese slices (4)

Omelette (2 eggs) To put as layer inside Burger.

You can add lettuce leaves as well, I didn’t have so didnt put.

for the patties:

Minced meat (250 gms)

1 egg

chopped Green chili -1 (optional)

chopped onion – 10-15 gm ( finely chop one slice of onion)

Salt -1 teaspoon

Pepper-1/2 teaspoon

Garlic Powder-1/2 teaspoon

chili powder-1/2 teaspoon

Chopped Persil ( 7-8 leaves)

Olive oil for shallow frying

Directions :

We will prepare the patties first , Add the spices, chopped onion,chili, fresh persil and one egg into the minced meat .

Mix it well and prepare round balls , flatten them with fingers softly and do the same to prepare remaining patties.

Now we will shallow fry them, until they turn brown both sides.

Okay so our patties are done, let’s prepare our burgers!

We will prepare the omelette to put inside the burger as layer, cut into piece to add to 4 burgers.


Put the omelette on lower bread, place the patty over omelette .Add the sliced onion,tomatoes,pepper and cheese slice on top and  put the top cover bread.


We will bake the burger for few mins in oven, till our cheese melts.


We enjoyed our homemade burgers with some homemade french fries!



Frittes Omelettes


Another recipe from my husband , quite similar to Tortilla spanish omelette,  It is quite easy and do try it out when you are bored of normal omelette.


Here is the recipe

Preparation time: 10 minutes                   Cooking time : 15 minutes

Serves : 2


2 big potatoes

2 eggs.

3 tablespoon of milk.

Some shredded cheese for topping and 2 cheese portions.

To Sprinkle (pepper powder,garlic powder, salt,chili powder as per your taste)

Fresh chopped parsley or coriander.

One spring onion chopped( white part)

half chopped  yellow pepper

2 tablespoon of oil.


Directions :

Add oil to wok and start frying the potatoes on medium flame. Cover on low flame for 3-4 mins till they become soft.


Meanwhile beat the eggs with chopped onion , pepper and spices. Add milk to the eggs.


Check the potatoes if they are soft.


Now add the egg mixture to the potatoes ,


Do not move the beaten eggs mix in pan,  let it cook on low flame , add the portion cheese , chopped  parsley and cover with  shredded cheese .

Once you see the eggs  looked cooked and cheese is melted, turn off the flame.


You can eat it like this or with bread as you prefer.



What about these Cheesy Balls in this boring weather ?

I had a craving for  cheese balls from  past few weeks and last week we had  them at a fast food joint here but they were so pathetic  😦

After last weekend’s  disappointment, my husband surprised me with some nice cheese bombs today  ,haha too big to call them balls 😀

I loved them , hope you will like them too .


Here is the recipe

Preparation time: 25 minutes                               Cooking time : 15 minutes

Serves : 2


3 big potatoes

4 -5 tablespoon all purpose flour.

2 eggs.

4-5 tablespoon of bread crumb powder.

4-5  Gouda cheese slices and cut  into small squares ( You can use other cheese as well that you prefer like mozzarella )

1/4  teaspoon pepper powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder.

1/4rth  teaspoon salt.

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon salt.

Fresh chopped persil .

One spring onion chopped( white part)

half grated green chili (  used moroccan chili, they are big and not so hot)


Directions :

Boil the potatoes  in a pressure cooker for 10 minutes and  then mash them .


Chop the persil,onion .


Add  them to the mashed potatoes along with spices .IMG_7450

Now Add the chili to the paste.


Now make flat  round patties  of the mixture and add cheese in center,


fold into a ball ,keep aside and make balls similarly with remaining paste.


Heat the oil for frying in vessel.

You now have the dip the ball in egg first, then  flour and lastly in bread crumb powder.

Add to the oil and start frying the balls until they become golden brown .



Enjoy with your favorite sauce.