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Monday, January 30, 2012

Eggless Bakwan!

Bakwan is an Chinese starter available in Singapore. I wanted to eat many times but has eggs. My friend did for me without egg and brought it. So, this snack recipe is from my friend. Thanks Alika:-) My son loved it, as this is not spicy.

Sweet Corn - 1 can/tin
Carrot - 1/4 cup grated
Cabbage - 1 cup grated
Onion - 1 no thin slices
APF - 1/2 cup ( as required)
Garlic - 1 no
Spring onion - 1/2 cup
White pepper - 1/2 tspn(As per your taste)
Oil for deep frying
Corn flour - 2 tspns(My edition for crispness)

Preparation Method
Heat oil in low flame for deep frying.
In a bowl, add all vegetables, add salt and flour. Mix well. Sprinkle little water and mix well. Add white pepper.
Take small portions flat it by hand and slowly drop in oil and deep fry till golden brown.
Remove on a tissue paper.

Eggless Bakwan is ready to serve. Serve hot with Tomato Ketchup.

This recipe is going to an event Flavours of Singapore by Nayna.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Murungaillai | Carrot |Beans Poriyal!

I had Murungaillai brought from Little India, the quantity was more. So thought of trying it with veggie. Murungaillai/ Carrot/Beans Curry is a simple and healthy curry. I have already posted Beans Curry here, this is slightly different version and tasted good.

This was also for Republic Day!

This bowl is gift given by my best friend Rekha. Thanks a lot dear.

Carrot - 2 nos(Big)
Beans -  20 nos

Murungaillai (Tender) - 1 cup
Onion - 2 nos
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup

Bengal gram - 1 tspn
Mustard - 1 tspn
Asafotida(hing) - 1 pinch
Turmeric - 1/2 tspn

Green chilli - 2nos
Curry leaves - 6 nos

Oil - 2tspns
Salt to taste

Preparation Method
Wash, clean and pat dry veggie.
Chop it into small pieces.

Heat a pan, put oil add mustard once it splutters add asafotida.
Add Bengal gram, curry leaves, green chillies and wait till dal is brown.
Add the chopped onions and saute till its transparant. Add Murungaillai and saute for a min.

Add Carrot and Beans.
Add salt, turmeric and water.
Cook under low flame once its cooked with no water left add coconut.
Mix well and cook for 5mins.

Now its ready to serve.

Its a good combination for steamed rice, chapathi, Sambar, rasam and curd rice.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Cooking with Love - Grandmom Event Announcement!

Dear Friends,

From long time I was thinking of a series event and now I am very excited in hosting Cooking with Love series. As you all know my grandmom passed away on Jan 12th, I miss her a lot and my family members as we stayed in a joint family with 25 members for over 25yrs. This means a lot to me, words cannot speak at this time. So I am dedicating this event to my family members. I have chosen "Grandmom" as the person this month. You can post any vegetarian recipe, it can be a traditional prepared and learnt from your grandmom or her favourite dishes.

This will be a family series event. If anyone is interested to host the event do drop an email at

Inviting you all to participate in this event and send in your yummy entries.

Logo will be updated soon.


1. Post any vegetarian recipe from starter to desserts between Jan 20th to Feb 29 2012 with this event announcement.
2. Please link your entries below, and if you have any problem do drop in an email at with your entry.
3. Non-bloggers too can participate in this event, send in your recipe by email to me with a photograph.
4. Archived entries are accepted only if you repost with this event announcement. Multiple entries are accepted.

Feel free to leave your comment. Hope you enjoy the participation @ Sara's Corner.
Looking forward for your support and participation.

Saraswathi Iyer

Friday, January 13, 2012

Murungaillai | Drumstick leaves Pakoda(Medhu/Soft version)

Again this recipe was for my son to feed him Murungaillai/Drumstick leaves which is very rich in iron. This was very tasty and delicious.

Gram flour(Besan) - 2 cups
Onion - 2 cups(chopped)
Tender Murugaillai/Drumstick leaves - 1  cup
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tspn or Green chilli - 2nos
Curry leaves - few
Ginger - 1 tspn(chopped)
Jeera/Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tspn
Cooking Oil for deep frying
Salt as required
Preparation Method
In a bowl put gram flour, red chilli powder, salt and mix well.
Add chopped onion, drumstick leaves and curry leaves and mix.
Sprinkle little water and make a slight thin batter.
Heat oil in pan for deep frying.
Take small portions in a spoon and drop in hot oil carefully in med-low heat.
Slowly and deep fry on all sides.
Remove it on absorbant paper when its turning light golden brown.

Serve hot Murungaillai Pakoda as it is or with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Avarekalu Masala Uppitu | Mochakka | Field Bean Upma!!

Wish all my readers a very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2012.

I am back after a vacation and this is my first post of the year. This year beginning was a sad day, as my closest uncle passed away and its a great loss to my family. I sincerely pray may his soul rest in peace.

This recipe is from my Aunt who is a teacher by profession and I was impressed with this flavourful Upma. This season is of Avarekalu and I had many dishes with these.

Rava/Sooji - 2 cups
Water -  5 cups
Tender Avarekalu/Mochai - 2 cups
Pudina - 1cup
Coriander - 1 cup
Green chilli - 2 nos(As per your taste)
Ginger - 2" piece
Onion -  1 no
Garlic -(Optional)
Grated Coconut - (Optional while grinding)
Spices - Cinamon 1 small piece
Oil - 1 small cup
Mustard - 1 tspn
Ghee - 1 tspn

Preparation Method

Dry Roast the Rava till its slightly brown and smells good. Keep aside.
In a kadai, put pudina, coriander, green chilli, ginger, cinamon and fry till raw smell goes. Allow it to cool and grind to fine paste.
In a wide kadai,  add oil and mustard wait till it splutters. Add chopped onion and fry till transparant.
Add the grounded paste and fry for 5mins.
Add water, salt mix and allow it to boil. Add Avarakalu/Mochai and allow it to cook.
Once the water is boiling reduce the flame and start adding rava and mix well without forming lumps.
Close a lid and allow it to cook. Off the stove.
Add 1 tspn of ghee and mix.

Serve hot as it is or with Chutney.

Notes - You can also remove the skin of Avarekalu/Mochai, by soaking in water for sometime.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Recipe Request!

Dear Friends/Readers,

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Incase you did not find any recipe in my blog while browsing, feel free to write to me which recipe you are looking for. I will post the recipe soon. only vegetarian recipes. Also you can mail me at

Thanks & Regards
Saraswathi Iyer


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