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Banana Doc

BANANA Subject: FW: Bananas - Never put your banana in the refrigerator!!!
This is interesting. After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again. Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.  Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.  But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit.  It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.   Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your…

Egg Chat

Boiled eggs - 6 no.s
Onion - 1
Green chillies - 3
chilli powder - 1tsp
chat masala - 1tsp
tomato ketchup - 1/2cup
coriander leaves 
salt to taste
sweet and sour sauce - 2 tbsp


Finely chop onions, chillies and coriander leavesTo make sweet and sour sauce boil 1tbsp tamarind and 1 tsp jaggery with little water then sieve it.cut boiled eggs into four halvesMix all ingredients gently and serve.
ఎగ్ చాట్   కావలిసిన వస్తువులు: ఉడికించిన గుడ్లు - 6 ఉల్లిపాయ - 1 పచ్చి మిర్చి - 3 కారం - 1 tsp  చాట్ మాసాల - 1 tsp  టమాటో కెచప్ - 1/2 కప్  కొత్తిమీర - కొద్దిగా  ఉప్పు  స్వీట్ అండ్ సోర్ సాస్ - 2 tbsp
తయారీ: ఉల్లిపాయ, మిర్చి, కొత్తిమీర సన్నగా తరిగి పెట్టుకోవాలి. సాస్ కొరకు చింతపండు జ్యూస్ 1 tbsp, బెల్లం - 1 tsp, కొద్దిగా నీళ్లు కలిపి ఉడికించి వడ కట్టుకోవాలి. గుడ్డు నాలుగు ముక్కలుగా కోసుకోవాలి. ఒక గిన్నిలో గుడ్డు ముక్కలు మరియు మిగిలిన వస్తువులు అన్ని వేసి జాగ్రత్తగా కలిపి సర్వ్ చేసుకోవాలి.

Indian Burger

Burger bun - 2- 3
cooked rajma - 1cup
Potatoes - 2 boiled
Jeera powder - 1tbsp
red chilli powder - 1tsp
salt to taste
Besan - 3-4tbsp
oil for frying
coconut chutney - 4tbsp
Date and gur chutney - 4tbsp


peel and mash the potatoesmash into rajma and mix the masalas.divide into portions and shaped into tikkas, a little smaller than the size of the burger buns.Add water to the besan to make batter.Heat oil, dip tikkas into besan batter and deep fry till golden brown.   To assemble the burger: Cut the burger bun into 2 halvesOn one half spread coconut chutney and place the rajma tikki. Spread the date chutney on the other half of the burger and cover the tikki with this to form atasty burgerserve with mint green chutney.

Dahi Vada ( Perugu Garelu or Avadalu)

Vadas - 12 no.'s
curd - 1/2 ltr
Milk - 1/2ltr
onion - 2no.
green chillies - 4
salt to taste
For seasoning: oil - 2 tsp, Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp, curry leaves


Prepare vada's as mentioned in the earlier post.Soak vadas in warm milk for 5 mts.To the curd add finely chopped onion, chillies, salt , warm milk and soaked vadas. Add the seasoning and keep it aside for at least 3 to 4 hours till milk set to curd.Serve gently without breaking vadas 

Vada (Garelu)

Urad dal - 2 cups
green chillies - 6-7 
ginger - small piece
salt to taste
oil for deep fry


soak the urad dal for 4 hours. Drain well and grind dal and other ingredients to a fine paste without using water.Heat oil in a kadai.Wet hands with buttermilk or water and take a handful of batter.shape into vada with a hole in the middle and gently drop in oil.fry till it is golden brown.Serve hot with sambar and ginger chutney or coconut chutney.Note: We may add finely chopped cabbage or onion or coriander or thotakura to the batter. It will enhance the taste.

Poha Cutlets


Poha - 1cup
Nutri granules - 1/2cup
Onion - 1 no.
Maida - 2 tbsp
Grated Paneer - 2 tbsp
Garlic, ginger & chilli paste - 1tbsp
Potatoes - 2 no.'s
chilli powder - 1/2tsp
coriander powder - 1tsp
salt to taste
oil for deep fry


Boil and mash the potatoesSoak soya granules in hot water for 5 minutes then strain the water.Finely chop onionMix poha and other ingredients using very little water if neededMix well and make cutlets.Heat oil and fry the cutlets to golden brownServe hot with tomato ketchup        

Mixed Dal Vada

Urad Dal - 1 cup
Moong Dal - 1 cup
Chenna Dal  - 1 cup
Green Chillies - 8 no.'s
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Onions - 2 no.s
Coriander leaves
salt to taste
oil to deep fry


Soak the dals overnight and grind them by using very little water like vada paste.Add  green chilli, cumin seeds, salt paste to the batter.Cut onions, coriander into fine pieces and add to the batter.Heat the oilPrepare vada's with batter and deep fry till golden brown.Serve hot with coconut chutney or ketchup

Bottle Gourd Chutney

Bottle Gourd - 1/4th piece or 250 gms
Tomatoes  - 4 no.'s
Green Chilli - 8 to 10
Tamarind juice - 1tbsp
turmeric - 1/4tsp
oil - 1tbsp
garlic cloves - 4
jeera - 1 tsp
salt to taste


Wash and cut tomatoes, bottle gourd and chillies into pieces. Bottle gourd peels also cut and keep aside.Heat the oil and fry green chillies, tomatoes and bottlegourd peels.Boil bottlegourd pieces till tender.Cool and grind all the ingredients to make chutney.

Names of Indian Spices & Lentils in English & Telugu

Sl.No English Telugu 1 Green Ginger Allam(అల్లం) 2 Garlic Velluli (వెల్లులి) 3 Mustard seeds Aavalu (ఆవాలు) 4 Cumin Seeds Cumin Seeds (జీలకర్ర)  5 Poppy Seeds Gasagasalu (గసగసాలు)