Friday, March 31, 2006


Hariyali Tikki

I came across this recipe from the Indian magazine Woman’s era. I happened to get this magazine while I was returning to the US. After two years I am reading this magazine and I noticed it has lot of contribution towards cooking. There were around 10 pages concentrating on Indian snack items. I am going to try one by one and share it with you all. So here is the first recipe I am sharing with you all “Hariyali Tikki”.


  • 1 cup boiled mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1 tsp whole coriander seeds broken
  • 1 tsp paste of ginger and green chilies
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tsp besan
  • Oil for frying and salt to taste


  • Mix all the ingredients nicely without water. Take a small portion in your hand and make into round shapes and press it. Make all the tikkis in round shapes and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the tikkis till it becomes crispy.
  • Serve hot with chutney or tomato sauce

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


I am back!!

Hello all, I got back last week and still recovering from jet lag. I think I should be better in few days. I sleep in day hours and most of the time awake during the night. I am happy to see many cooking blogs which has come up in the last two months. My hours on reading blogs are more than spending time on something else. My visit to India was great! It was more of a reunion towards my family. Me and karthik went to kovalam and visited few temples in kerala and Trichy. I was able to do a 7 day course on art of living which is related to yoga and meditation. Overall the trip was fun with happy memories. Pictures of the place we visited.

Meenmutty Falls at Kallar, Trivandrum

Padmanabhapuram Palace Trivandrum

Sankhumugham Beach Trivandrum

Veli Lake Trivandrum


Adjacent to the Vivekananda memorial stands a 133ft statue of Thiruvalluvar

In a rocky island, stands a memorial dedicated to Swami Vivekananda

Cauvery river- Trichy

Bragatheeswarar Temple- Tanjore