Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Athidhi Devo Bava

Athidhi Devo Bava means guest is equivalent to god.

Today in Athidhi post, I am welcoming Vijaya Vanapalli. She has cute daughter Geethika. One day I am checking my mails and there she was posting few recipes for me and you to try it out. It felt so good that with out asking she is passing on to me. Thanks Vijju.......

In her own words: "my name is vijaya vanapalli . Actually I am from visakhapatnam but presently living in U.K

Before I used to work, so I had no time to cook it regular. Now I am on maternity leave from last 6 months. My parents came for delivery and stayed for 6 mon and went back now I am alone looking my child so I have more time, getting bore - normally from my childhood I am interested in
cooking, painting,
interior decoration and traveling............

About my amma she is very good cook . she is very good at making pickles, chutneys and non-veg"


1 st Stage:

10 Eggs

Boil all eggs and cut the eggs into half with the help of thread

2nd stage:

3 cups basmati rice

Whole garam Masala : {5 Cloves, 2 Cardamom, 1 inch Cinnamon stick, 1 Star anise}

Now cook the rice by adding above whole masala, salt to taste and cook until rice is cooked 3/4, and drain the water out in a strainer, and spread it on plate or pallem.

3 rd stage:

Onions - 3 no.
Oil - as required

Now in a pan fry onions until brown colour and keep it aside

4 th stage:

2 bunch mint leaves
2 lemons 
garam masala1 spoon
ginger - garlic paste 2 spoons
red chilli powder

Then in the same above pan, add oil and fry mint leaves in that add ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder 1/2 spoon, turmeric, salt and 1/2 spoon masala powder and fry. Add eggs and fry and keep aside.

Final stage:

Now take Deep flat non stick pan or a pressure cooker, in that add ghee, smear it all around and bottom of the dish,

1) then put 1 layer rice,

2) layer egg+mint leaves fry

3) add a layer of fried onions

4) repeat the layers until you finish it off,

5) lastly add lemon juice on top, ghee 2 spoons, orange food color mixed in little milk, Keep it covered tightly with lid and wrap it with squeezed hot towel, keep it on tawa and cook until remaining 1/4 th rice is done.


Please leave comments if you tried her dish or for any doubts. I haven't tried it yet, but will sure make it. Thanks...............

© 2009 by Rajani Rayudu

Monday, June 08, 2009

Kaarjam Vepudu/ Liver Fry


Chicken Liver - 350 g (wash it well, remove any odd bits, sliced thinly)
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tsp
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Water - 1/4 cup

Cook these in daaka/ utensil on medium-low heat for 15 mins, keep it covered.

Rice-bran Oil - 6 tbsp

Curry leaves - 2 sprigs (preferably nice fresh ones)
Bay leaves - 2 no.
Green chillies - 4 (sliced lengthways)

Shallots - 2 large (sliced thinly)

Salt - to taste

Home-made Masala Powder - (scroll down to see)
Coriander leaves - handful (chopped finely)


1) Heat oil in a medium deep flat nonstick pan on medium heat, once heated add bay leaves, green chillies and curry leaves fry for few mins or until green chillies are nicely fried.

2) Add shallots and fry until golden brown.

3) Add cooked liver pieces along with the liquid and salt to taste, fry until all liquid gets evaporated.

4) Add masala powder and coriander leaves and fry for 5 mins and switch off.

Serve with Sambhar or Bellam Charu and Plain white Rice.

Home-made Masala powder:

Coriander seeds - 2 tsp, Poppy seeds - 1 tsp, Whole cloves - 3, Cardamom - 3, Cinnamon - 3 small pieces, Black Pepper Corns - 1 tsp - Grind these in coffee grinder and use all the masala powder for above dish.

© 2009 by Rajani Rayudu