Request a recipe !

Please use the comments section of this post as a place to request new recipes. Just fill in the box with your request and click on the  “Submit comment” button below.

Also meanwhile here is a conveniently viewable list of all recipes on this blog so far.

P.S: You may of course continue to use the comments section on any of the recipe posts for this purpose but having all your requests in some place means that you can see what others have requested and vice versa.

328 thoughts on “Request a recipe !

    […] Request a recipe: One place for you to request recipes […]

      Vishy said:
      November 8, 2009 at 2:26 pm

      Dear Mrs. Prathiba,
      My wife and I are very impressed with you variety of idlis. However we would like to learn from you the recipe to make Idlis with yeast as made by Mangalorian Christians. It is generally eaten with Non- vegetarian curry. Thank you

    hema said:
    September 22, 2008 at 3:23 am

    Can you put up any cake recipes you have tried ?

      Pooja said:
      February 23, 2010 at 3:16 pm

      Hi Hema
      Here are some of Delicious Cake Recipes…..
      Click on the link below:

        Madhavi said:
        September 2, 2020 at 2:34 am

        Prathibha aunty,
        Love your website and yor collection of recipes. Can you please post a recipe for sabsige paratha.

    prathibalrao responded:
    September 23, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Hi Hema,

    I will surely put up some cake recipes shortly. But i require some time.

    Dr.Pallavi Prabhu said:
    September 28, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Aunty, I am eager to see the recipe of “Jilebi” which is the king of sweets..on your blog..

    prathibalrao responded:
    September 29, 2008 at 5:42 am

    Hi Pallavi,

    I will surely put up your request. I need a couple of week’s time.

      bhagyashree sarda said:
      August 29, 2010 at 7:41 pm

      plz send me recepie of handwa and masala bhaat…
      ur recepies r gr8…

      mili chadha said:
      September 8, 2011 at 7:13 pm

      hey!!!!!!!!!!! plssssssss anyone can tell me delicious malai kofta recipe………. plsssssssssssssss

    Tejaswini said:
    September 30, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Hello Prathiba ji
    Please post some bottle gourd and ridge gourd recipes.

    Amitha said:
    October 3, 2008 at 7:07 pm


    Can you please post more rice recipes/one pot meals? I tried your methi pulav it was yummy.

    prathibalrao responded:
    October 4, 2008 at 1:40 am

    Tejaswini, Amitha,

    Thanks for your suggestions. Will attend to them in the coming days.

    Btw, as must have noticed already I just put up Ghee Rice !

    Amitha said:
    October 7, 2008 at 1:09 am


    thanks for all the rice recipes. wanted to know which brand of garam masala powder you used for vegetable kurma. there are a lot of brands available in the market and each one tastes different and due to it the taste of the dish changes considerably.

    prathibalrao responded:
    October 7, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Hi Amitha,
    I powder the garam masala items at home and i use that powder only. If needed i will put up the G.Masala powder recipe shortly.

    Sripriya said:
    October 8, 2008 at 2:01 am

    Hi Prathiba aunty

    I wanted a request a recipe for dharwad pedha. I know it is difficult get but if u get it i would be very thankful. I am 5 month pregnant that is only craving that cannot be satisfied since i stay in usa.

    prathibalrao responded:
    October 8, 2008 at 2:07 am

    Hi Sripriya,

    I will try and if possible will surely put it up.

    Rita said:
    October 15, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Hello Aunty,

    When mentioning the qty of ingredients could you please post the quantities in cups/pounds instead of in grams (for ex in gram rava laddoo). Here in US it is very difficult to convert grams into ounces since most of the measuring cups have only ounces. The best ways is to mention in standard measuring cups. Thanks in advance

    prathibalrao responded:
    October 15, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Hi Rita,

    I think i am following the mehod of mentioning the ingredients in cups since june2008. For which recipe do you want me to mention the measurement right now? I will help u out.

    Rita said:
    October 16, 2008 at 3:58 pm


    Most of the recipes from last year like Besan-Atta-Rava laddu, Rava Idli, Peanut chikki etc.

    prathibalrao responded:
    October 16, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Hi Rita,

    I will put up the ingredients of these recipes in cups in a couple of days & mail you. I hope i am clear.

    Rashmi said:
    October 17, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Hello Aunty,

    I just loved most of the Konkani recipes.Can you pls post the recipe of Churmundo? 🙂

    prathibalrao responded:
    October 17, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Hi Rashmi,

    Thanks, I am happy you liked them.

    Btw, is this not what you were looking for ?

    ASHA said:
    October 20, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Hi Prathibalrao,
    Your site was very helpful specially with the dates for sankashti and moonrise time, I hope u continue to put them up.I have one more request the tomato chutney south indian style which they serve with idlis is it possible for you to send me the recipe.I would appreciate it.

    prathibalrao responded:
    October 21, 2008 at 2:35 am

    Hi Asha,

    I am busy with the diwali preparation and also postings. I think i can post the recipe after diwali.

    prathibalrao responded:
    October 21, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Hi Rita,

    As requested by u , i have updated the ingredients of the items in terms of cup measurements approximately.

    Rashmi said:
    October 22, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Hello Aunty,
    Not Exactly .. am looking for the Churmundo, authentically made in konkani households. Though i think the ingredients might be the same.

    ASHA said:
    October 23, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Hi Prathibalrao,
    Thank you very much will look forward for the recipe

    jyothi said:
    October 28, 2008 at 6:26 am

    can u pls show us how to make small boondi ladoo and samosa


    prathibalrao responded:
    October 28, 2008 at 9:20 am

    Hi Jyothi,

    I will surely put up samosa recipe in a while. But for boondi laddu it may take time.

    Vidya Pai said:
    November 9, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Hi Prathib Mai,

    In your Recipe Type, could you add a category for ‘Konkani’ recipes. I usually search for Konkani recipes. It would be easy to look up some authentic konakni recipe, through a category just for it.



    prathibalrao responded:
    November 9, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Hi Vidya,

    I would surely add up as you suggested.

    Rajani Rayudu said:
    November 14, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Hi Prathibal,

    Recently discovered your blog, the moment I saw I can’t stop reading your blog. Nice recipes from Karnataka, keep up the good work in sharing with all of us.

    My request would be your coconut chutney I see in lot of pictures your bright green coconut chutney, can you please share it with us with tips in buying coconut too.

    I have linked you in my blog.


    prathibalrao responded:
    November 15, 2008 at 4:43 am

    Hi Rajani,

    I normally don’t Tamarind in any of the chutneys. I only add Bilimbi to it instead. The reason being that it is a tangy vegetabble used here in down south in most of the houses. But in the rainy season i do use Tamarind itself. The coconut is from my garden. To buy you make sure it should be neither too ripe nor too tender. Add fresh green chily and also cilantro. Also Curry leaves is from my garden , hence the freshness and the colour.

    ashwini said:
    December 9, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Hello Mrs Rao….

    Would be great if you could post recipes of Atras(Anarasa, in Marathi) and Patti laddoo(thin chapatis of maida crumbled and bound into laddoos with sugar syrup)…Still remember relishing these delicacies made by my grandma when I was a child..Unfortunately the next generation has not been very successful in keeping up with her culinary skills :-)…thanks…

    Mohan said:
    December 16, 2008 at 1:48 am

    Hi Pratibhaji,
    Can you post the exact procedure of making the soft rice modaks. I tried a couple of times from the recipe of other sites. But somehow, the modaks become hard.

    prathibalrao responded:
    December 16, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Hi Mohan,

    I will post ur request in a couple of weeks time.

    suba said:
    December 19, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    namaste madam

    i am suba from singapore. is the katsambar rice in kannada is same as rosematta rice of kerala. can u pl enlighten me . i am using rosematta rice every day for lunch.

    can u pl post the recipes for sambar powder

    than you



    prathibalrao responded:
    December 19, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Hi Suba,

    The rice is actually not similar to that of the one which u use for ur everyday lunch. This particular rice is ofwhite in colour and not the rosematta rice. It is par-boilde rice as it is called in Bangalore. It is not the red boiled rice. I hope i am clear. I will post sambar recipe soon.

    suba said:
    December 21, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    namaste madam

    thanks for ur reply. i have once more doubt, in singapore we usually get the thai brend fresh crop long grain rice. i prepared dosa using the rice but he dosa is very sticky, can u pl enlighten me how to use the fresh crop rice for cooking .



    prathibalrao responded:
    December 22, 2008 at 1:47 am

    Hi Suba,

    Always new rice from fresh crop turns rice to sticky. The solution for the same buy old(last year’s) rice or if not available please cook it with 1 cup rice with 1 cup water only or even less. It is only trial and error method. For old rice we add 1 for 2 or 3 cups of water for 1 cup rice. For the dosa to turn out sticky may be dal is also not of a good quality or the batter would have turned watery.

    suba said:
    December 26, 2008 at 10:19 am


    i want to prepare instant lime pickle, which is usually done in south indian marriage. can u pl tell me the method .


    Dipti said:
    January 1, 2009 at 12:06 am

    hello aunty,
    was just browsing through blogs and came across your recipe blogs…they are awesome…aunty, can you please post sambar powder recipe?
    once again thanks a lot for sharing such yummy and authentic recipes and giving those precious cooking tips.looking forward to many more of your recipes..
    Wish U A Happy New year!!!

    prathibalrao responded:
    January 1, 2009 at 2:22 am

    Hi Dipti,

    At the outset lemme wish u a very happy New year.As per ur request i will post the sambar powder recipe in a couple of weeks.A request from my side –Please pass on the link to ur friends.

    Vidya Pai said:
    January 16, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Could you please post the recipe of dates payasa served at kannada wedding dinners in south canara. Thanks.

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 16, 2009 at 3:03 pm

      Hi Vidya,
      There are many requests but surely will put up in the coming days !

    Vidya Pai said:
    January 28, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Do you know to recipe of homemeade tomato jam? My mother used to make it. But now she has forgotten the tomato-sugar proportion. Would be great if you can help me out on this. We can’t get ready made tomato jam, have to make at home. Meanwhile, I’ll try your tomato burfi, probably its taste is somewhat like the jam I’m craving.

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 28, 2009 at 4:14 pm

      Hi Vidya,

      I know even my mom was preparing the same . Will surely put up by next week.

      doug butler said:
      March 29, 2011 at 4:45 am

      I need Chicken curry recipe

        prathibalrao responded:
        March 29, 2011 at 7:15 pm


        I am a vegetarian and hence i am sorry .

    leena said:
    February 2, 2009 at 6:54 am

    hello Aunty,
    Aap muje suwali ki recipe bata sakate ho kya.
    i need it urgently

    prathibalrao responded:
    February 2, 2009 at 8:53 am

    Hi Leena,

    Actually i didn’t get you. Please put an appropriate english word for the same.

    vikram said:
    February 3, 2009 at 2:51 pm


    I seached for south canara style vegitable pulav but i could not find the same. Please put up a receipe on veg.pulav pls

    Sumaiyah said:
    March 3, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    would you have the recipe for alsi ke ladoo.
    thank you

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 27, 2011 at 2:48 am

      Hi Sumaiyah,

      Sorry for the delayed reply. Actually I was unaware of recipes using alsi, and only recently came to know of them and tried and tested some. I have put up Alsi Chutney Powder now, and hope to put up the recipe for alsi laddoos soon. I realize that they are very nutritious and healthy, so greater the incentive to use them.

    hema said:
    March 9, 2009 at 8:56 am

    cud u give me ingredients reqd to prepare masala dosas and sambar,chutney for 100 nos

    suba said:
    March 10, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    namaste mam

    ur using the chilli powder in the garlic dry chutney powder preparation, pl may i know the amount of dry chilli to be use in the above preparation . because i prefer to use roast the dry chilli. just give the approximate quantity. thank u. iam eargly awaiting for ur sambar powder.



    Dr.Pallavi Prabhu said:
    March 31, 2009 at 9:03 am

    We want to see Wada paw and Paw bhaji on our favourite blog..Aunty, please..

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 31, 2009 at 2:57 pm

      Hi Pallavi

      Sure. Will put it up.

    Rekha Rao said:
    March 31, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Hello Mrs.Rao,
    I am so impressed with your blog site.I made the paper masala dosa recipe and it was a big hit.Now am able to eat hotel style Masala Dosa without leaving my house.Can you blog some raw jackfruit kootu/sambar recipe?Some of my relatives are from North Canara and I love the jackfruit kootu they used to make at home.It will be good if you can blog any jackfruit based savoury dishes.
    thank you

    prathibalrao responded:
    April 1, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Hi Rekha,

    The season has started and will put up at the earliest.

    suba said:
    April 14, 2009 at 7:16 am

    namaste . thank u for sambar powder recipes.



    prathibalrao responded:
    April 14, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Hi Suba,

    Thanx for ur comments. But sorry for the delay.

    suparna nayak said:
    April 17, 2009 at 6:18 am

    Hi,could you please post the recepies for daal fry and any north indian dishes..

    prathibalrao responded:
    April 17, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Hi Suparna ,

    Please refer to my post dated 27/09/2008, under the category North indian dishes. You can find it there. Prepare it and lemme know.

    suparna nayak said:
    April 23, 2009 at 10:20 am

    hi aunty,
    Thank you.i willtry it and surely let u kne.i tried ur recipe for almond burfi and i had just one small problem tat was the burfi mix became a bit powder like so i cldnt exactly cut it into pieces like a burfi should be cut.could u plz tell me y it bcame like that? otherwise it was just great.Thanks for this easy recipe.also i wanted 2 knw if kaju burfi is prepared in the same manner?

    prathibalrao responded:
    April 23, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Hi Suparna,

    The reason for the burfi to powder would be either the Almonds are old or it is over done. If the Almonds are old use 2 Teaspoons of more ghee when it is about to be done.

    Dinkar said:
    April 26, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Just a comment – the Recipe index does not seem to show the complete list for me (the ones you posted in April 2009 dont seem to show up)… Does anyone else the problem?

    prathibalrao responded:
    April 27, 2009 at 2:37 am

    Thanks Dinkar for your alert. You should see them all now. I will try to keep that page up to date in the future 🙂

      Dinkar said:
      April 30, 2009 at 4:23 am

      Thank you, Pratibha.. Now I can see it, and get to all the yummy recipes easily 🙂

    prathibalrao responded:
    April 30, 2009 at 5:56 am

    Hi Dinkar,

    Thax for ur expert comments.

    shubha said:
    May 5, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    I recently had a dry chutney powder from Konkan… red chilly powder, mixed with coconut and garlic and some other ingredients. Can you tell me what this is called and how it can be made?

      prathibalrao responded:
      May 5, 2009 at 3:33 pm

      Hi Shubha,

      I have also put up dry Garlic chutney powder on this blog. Just go thru it .This powder can be used to spread it as masala for masala dosa , in place of the wet garlic chutney!!!! Please check.

    vidya said:
    May 11, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    namaskara pratibaji,

    this is a great site and is really very very helpful site. thankyou. could you please give me the recipe for ‘ biscuit roti’ a typical udupi snack. i would love to make it for my get togethers where usually north indian and gujrati snacks are made. i am at a loss when asked about konkani snacks or farsaans….

    thank you


    prathibalrao responded:
    May 12, 2009 at 1:45 am

    Hi Vidya,

    I will surely put it up in a couple of weeks.

    Gayathri Raghunathan said:
    May 12, 2009 at 7:51 am

    Pls give us the receipe for Rasagulla.

    ASHA said:
    May 12, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Hello i had requested the tomato chutney recipe that is served with idli but i do not see it as yet can u pls put it up and send me the link

    prathibalrao responded:
    May 12, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Hi Asha,

    Please lend me some time and i think in a week’s time it should be there!!!!(Tomato chutney)

    prathibalrao responded:
    May 12, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Hi Gayathri,

    I will put it up in a couple of weeks time. Please lend me some more time.

    Pallavi said:
    July 20, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Could you post the recipe for Bitter Gourd gojju.


      prathibalrao responded:
      July 20, 2009 at 4:47 pm

      Hi Pallavi,

      I will surely post ur request recipe soon.

    Malini said:
    August 1, 2009 at 9:15 am


    can u mail the recipes to my personal id.

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 1, 2009 at 11:12 am

      Hi Malini,

      Ofcourse i can for sure.

    vidya said:
    August 10, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    dear pratibha ji, namaskara, i am vidya. i visit your site regularly and it is like a real guideline. am still waiting eagerly for the biscuit roti recipe. also could you please post the recipes for ‘nippat’ and ‘dusshana’ ie sweet idly made with rice sooji, jaggery and curd (with coconut )….


      prathibalrao responded:
      August 10, 2009 at 3:13 pm

      Hi Vidya,

      Thanx a lot for ur comments. I have posted Nippat on this blog dated 4th January 2009. Please check it up. I will surely post ur reques for Biscuit rotti soon. Please lend me a little more time , since i will post Janmashtami laddu in a couple of days. Later i will surely post ur request recipe. Sorry for the delay.

        vidya said:
        August 11, 2009 at 8:02 am

        hello prathibaji, thank you for the prompt reply. yes, Janmashtami ladddu will be a real help. Checked out the nippattu recipe. will try itout and let you know.
        thank you once again.


        prathibalrao responded:
        August 11, 2009 at 9:12 am

        Hi Vidya,

        Ur request for “Dudsann ” will also be posted soon (My be before Ganesh chathurthi. Thanx a lot. tc.

        vidya said:
        August 16, 2009 at 2:42 pm

        happy independence day !! the janmasthami laddoos look real yum !! and also the ‘oobat’ have to try it out !! the parwal subzi came out great ( i made it with padval kai)

        thank you !!

        prathibalrao responded:
        August 16, 2009 at 4:11 pm

        Hi Vidya,

        Good that u tried with the snake guard(Padvalkai) I did’t get you what is that oobat?????????? Happy independence day to u as well!!!!!!! Tc

        prathibalrao responded:
        November 13, 2009 at 7:02 am

        Hi Brenda,

        I checked out , will try it out and put it up some time later, but surely before christmas 🙂 . Thanx a lot 4 da information.

        Madhuri said:
        October 29, 2009 at 1:26 am

        YES and Thank You for your quick reply.
        I just love your site and Thanks for your sons who is making this possible.


    vidya said:
    August 17, 2009 at 9:52 am

    i am sorry , by ‘oobat’ i meant ‘holige’ . bangaloreans refer to holige as oobat. and we konkanis say ‘oonbatti’

    vidya said:
    August 17, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    hi !! ‘oobat’ is holige… bangaloreans call it ‘oobat’ and we konkanis call it ‘oobatti’ !!!


      prathibalrao responded:
      August 17, 2009 at 3:49 pm

      Hi Vidya,

      Holige recipe is also long over due. It is also a request recipe. I will surely put it up. But i need some time.

    banu said:
    September 7, 2009 at 4:18 am

    All your receipes are awesome. The ingredients used are readily available and easy to prepare. Mam can you tell us where we get the tawa which you are using to cook dosas.

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 8, 2009 at 2:16 am

      Hi Banu,

      The tawa which i use for Dosas is made of Cast iron and is available in North Karnataka. Places like Sagar, Shimaga, Sirsi, and even Bijapur etc., It is really helpful!!!!

    seema said:
    September 12, 2009 at 6:01 am

    please send me recipe of rice cooked with sugarcane juice.

    Chaitra said:
    September 15, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Could you please post the reciepe of Godi uri ittu. This is a sweet powder type of dish made of Wheat atta and jaggery. very famous in north karnataka and hubli side. I have heard this is very good for health and very good for kids. They also make unde(balls) out of this.
    And also please post the receipes of various unde’s(sweet balls) like shenga unde(groundnut sweet ball) yellunde(sesame balls) which are made out of jaggery and good for health.

    shilpa said:
    October 19, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Hi Pratibha,

    Thanks for the mouth watering recipes u share wid us. I would like to request for some microwave recipes, specially cooking vegetables.

    If u have some in ur jukebox pls do share wid us.


    Sangeeta Joardar said:
    October 20, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Dear Pratibhaji,

    Can you post some simple yet tasty pasta and noodles recipes? Would appreciate it…


    best regards,
    Sangeeta Joardar

    mahesh said:
    October 22, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    can u post of gujrati items receipe. like as dakor gota,chakli,
    and also curd cake,,dry

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 23, 2009 at 12:12 pm

      Hi Mahesh,

      i have already put up varieties of chakli, dhokla, sukhdi, maida-sujee burfi etc., Surely will post ur request recipes soon

    Madhuri said:
    October 28, 2009 at 2:12 am

    Hi Mrs Rao,

    I like trying new recipes and Iam going to try okra dosa which I never heard.
    Can you please post the recipe for traditional Baigan(Badenekai Palaya) curry which goes well with Jawar roti.


      prathibalrao responded:
      October 28, 2009 at 6:58 am

      Hi Maddhuri,

      Did you mean it to be engai???????which is the best combo with jwari roti. If that is the one will surely post soon.

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 21, 2011 at 8:14 pm

      Hi Madhuri,

      Following up on the previous reply – did you mean Yengai when you asked for badenekai palaya? If you, I hope this recipe was meet your request –

      I am in the process of following up on old requests, if this was not the recipe you wanted, can you be more specific or give me more context?

      Happy Diwali.

    Anjali said:
    October 29, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Hi pratibha aunty,
    Can you pls put up the recipe on dry jamun and tomato pickle for me? i think your blog lacks a few pickle recipes right? I tried the churmi laddoos for diwali this time,it was just great,everybody liked it back home.

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 29, 2009 at 11:00 pm

      Hi Anjali,

      I will surely put up your request for the tomato pickle recipe soon. But for dry jamoon recipe it could take some time. Thanx for ur feed back on Churmi laddoos. One more thing i have not put up any recipes of pickles at all till now as you said.

    Brenda said:
    November 11, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Hi Prathiba

    As I have mentioned before, I really like you recipes because you give full details and tips to ensuring it works!

    Xmas is coming up – do you have a recipe for kulkuls


      prathibalrao responded:
      November 12, 2009 at 7:41 am

      Hi Brenda,

      I didn’t get you at all. What do you mean by kulkuls?????Please either lemme know the other name for it or the ingredients for it as a clue for the recipe.

        Brenda said:
        November 12, 2009 at 11:49 pm

        Hi Prathiba

        There is no other name for it 🙂 It is a popular Goan Xmas sweet…made with flour, eggs, coconut milk. Small balls of dough are flattened and rolled on a fork (or kulkul form) to get the spiral effect and then deep fried.


    Sangeeta said:
    December 7, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    hello pratibhaji

    i see a lot of Indian recipes, can u also add some continental recipes using pasta or noodles?

    radha said:
    December 14, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Some requests for recipes ( sorry if there are quite a few!)
    Sanne idli ( Coorgi recipe), Surnali ( sweet and the spicy one), in mango season – ambe gozzu, and one more dish they make with mango,pineapple – sasam.

    Shubha said:
    December 23, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Hi Prathibha
    Could you please post the recipe for Srikhand when you get chance?
    Thanks in advance

      prathibalrao responded:
      December 23, 2009 at 7:41 am

      Hi Shubha,

      I will surely post ur request recipe soon.

    rajani said:
    January 13, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    hi prathiba mam,
    can u pls put the rcpy of veg kholapuri…

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 19, 2010 at 10:46 pm

      Hi Rajani,

      Will surely but lend me some time please.

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 19, 2010 at 10:47 pm

      Hi Rajani,

      I will surely put it up. Please lend me some more time.

    sri said:
    January 27, 2010 at 11:45 am

    hi…i am in need of receipe for the preparation of pasta…..

    AMANDEEP said:
    February 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    HELLO Mrs. Prathiba,

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 2, 2010 at 7:49 am

      Hi Amamdeep,

      I have already put it up on this blog. The link being 14/05/2008 onion uthappam. just check recipe index on this blog.

    DR.SUMA said:
    February 10, 2010 at 11:41 am



      prathibalrao responded:
      February 10, 2010 at 6:59 pm

      Hi Dr.Suma,

      Will surely put up da recipe in a couple of days.

    chandrika said:
    February 12, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    please send the recipe of the indian chaats like masala puri, pani puri, etc.,

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 13, 2010 at 8:26 pm

      Hi Chandrika,

      Please lend me some time, since there are so many request recipes i really fine it very difficult to promise the time limlt. I will surely put up ur request soon!!!!

    vidya said:
    February 13, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    i think vishy was talking about sanna (which is usually made with toddy or yeast). that recipe would definitely be a great help.

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 15, 2010 at 10:31 am

      Hi Vidya,
      Is it Sanna polo or Sanna khotto???????Please do clear it.

        vidya said:
        February 16, 2010 at 8:24 am

        no it is plain sanna .. made like idly… a goan recipe i think… i had it once long ago. made with rice coconut and yeast (authentically toddy is used )… if possible do post the recipe. thanks…

    Anjali said:
    February 16, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    And when r u posting that tomato pickle recipe that i had asked a couple of months back?

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 16, 2010 at 3:43 pm

      Hi Anjali,

      That Masalawali picke with little vinegar etc., no????????Isn’t it that???????? I will post in a couple of week and mail u.

    Gulrukh said:
    February 25, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    i would like to have methi thepla recepi

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 1, 2010 at 7:22 am

      Hi Gulrukh,

      Methi thepla recipe is already put up on the blog. Please refer to recipe index.

    pradeepa sathishkumar said:
    March 3, 2010 at 10:13 am

    dear mrs prathibha i am from tamil nadu. my favourite is aloo paratha. i tried ur recipe. it came out nicely. i want to know how to make chennai special vada kari with set dosa. thank you.

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 8, 2010 at 8:49 pm

      Hi Pradeep satishkumar,
      I have already put up Set Dosa recipe on this blog. Please go thru the recipe index.

    madhavi said:
    March 17, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    how to prepare Appe Huli ?

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 17, 2010 at 8:42 pm

      Hi Madhavi,

      I will surely put up ur request at the earliest since the season of raw Mango starts now.

    Rekha Kamath said:
    March 18, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    hi pratibha mai
    happy ugadi!!!
    u have a lovely blog with all the amchigelele recipes.
    thankyou for posting the dates for sankashti .
    all ur recipes remind me of my moms cooking. i have a request ….is it possible for u to post a recipe drumstick pakoda or bhajo as they say in konkani??
    thank you and my regards to u and ur family.

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 18, 2010 at 6:03 pm

      Hi Rekha kamath,

      Thanx for visiting my blog . I will surely post ur request recipe for which i need some time.

    vanitha said:
    March 20, 2010 at 9:55 am

    HI Pratibha,
    My husband likeed your burfi recipes a lott..
    Im newly married and I have been using store bought huli pudi and sambar powder which both of us(me & husband) are not cherishing.
    I would like to learn huli pudi and samabr pudi from you.
    I tried you vangibath pudi recipe and it came out well…
    please post huli pudi and sambar pudi recipe interms of cups measurement(if the recipe is interms of cups and gms together ,it would be difficult to follow)

    thanks a lot in advance..
    looking forward for your reply and recipe..


      prathibalrao responded:
      March 20, 2010 at 12:07 pm

      Hi Vanitha,

      I have already put up Sambar powder recipe with cup measurements. I have put up Avrekai Melogara recipe (Which is nothing but huli)I will shortly put up Huli powder recipe of ur request.

        vanitha said:
        March 27, 2010 at 5:33 pm

        thank you very much for your very Quick response pratibha maam.
        Very sorry for my late response:(.

    dr meenakshi said:
    April 3, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    i wanted to know the recepie of mayolu

    Brenda said:
    April 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Hi Prathiba

    Do you have a recipe for ‘sannas’ – preferrably made with yeast and not toddy (which we cannot get here)


      prathibalrao responded:
      April 13, 2010 at 10:23 am

      Hi Brenda,

      Its long time i have heard fom u at all. I didn’t get your reques for the recipe the word “Sannas” at all. Please explain in detail.

        Brenda said:
        April 13, 2010 at 8:09 pm

        Hi Prathiba

        It is a Goan/Manglorean preparation of idlis – without urid dal but with coconut and yeast/toddy


        prathibalrao responded:
        April 14, 2010 at 7:22 am

        Hi Brenda,

        I will surely put it up but i need some time. Bye for now. Tc.


    Brenda said:
    April 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Hi Prathiba

    Do you have an recipe for ‘sannas’ – preferrably made with yeast (and not toddy, which we cannot get here)


    sangeeta said:
    April 24, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    hi can u post carrot chutney receipe plz…

    pradeepa sathishkumar said:
    May 10, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    hi aunty. will u please put in ur blog how to make veg spring rolls wit less oil.its my favourite….. please

    Maya said:
    June 7, 2010 at 7:01 pm


    Can you post recipe of raw mango thambuli? I tried Raagi manni and it came out very well. Everyone at home finished it off in no time 🙂 Thanks a lot


      prathibalrao responded:
      June 7, 2010 at 8:53 pm

      Hi Maya,

      Thanx for ur feed back which is always welcome. Thanx a lot once again. I will surely post the recipe soon if i get raw mango now since the season is coming to a close.

    THANU said:
    June 11, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Hi Aunty,
    I wanted the recipe for potato finger chips. I tried doing it as explained in other blogs. But ended up with soft ones.. it was not crispy. 😦 Can you please tell me how to make crispy finger chips?

    swati dehnuwala said:
    June 14, 2010 at 2:12 am

    Hi, I was checking your website. i like your oat idli. i dont understand one thing. what is bombay sujee? can you pls. tell me .


      prathibalrao responded:
      June 14, 2010 at 8:33 am

      Hi Swati,

      Bombay sujee is the normal upma sujee. It is called by different names in different places like we call it Bombay sujee and in Bangalore-Mysore people call it local sujee. We also have another sujee which is Kesari sujee and we call it by the name Bansi sujee(wheat sujee which is yellow in colour) Any way i have shown it in the pictorial of “Oat idly” no, i hope i am clear.

    Shilpa Rao said:
    June 14, 2010 at 11:26 am

    HI PAchi,

    Could you put up recipe of Batata Vaagu? One served at Konkani weddings?



      prathibalrao responded:
      June 14, 2010 at 4:48 pm

      Hi Shilpa,

      I will surely put it up in a few days from now.

    Parvathy Ravikumar said:
    June 17, 2010 at 8:43 am

    hi aunty,

    I studied in Manipal and worked in Blore for a long time. now we live in sydney. I have been missing those Udupi Magalorian dishes for a long time ..we just dont get that regional dishes elsewhere. I am making your palak paratha tonight and I love the way the blog is set up with ample illustrations in each step.

    many thanks for the blog

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 17, 2010 at 4:54 pm

      Hi Parvathy Ravikumar,

      Thanx a lot for your comments. Do try out some of them of your choice and send me the feed back please.

    S.BANUMATHI. said:
    July 1, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Mam, I have tried many of your recipes. Everything was a hit. Mam please post the recipe for onion samosa which is very famous during Ramzan in Bangalore.

    S.BANUMATHI. said:
    July 2, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Mam please post the recipe for Akki Roti and Kodubelle with pictures.

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 2, 2010 at 10:03 am

      Hi Banumathi ,

      I have posted Akki roti long back and few like the capsicum roti, Avrekalu roti, carrot roti, Jwari roti have been posted. Please check.

    Aparna said:
    July 2, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    hello mam,I have tried few recipesof yours and they have come out well.I want you to share the recipe of pineapple maenasu (as they say in konkani)and in kannada they say mudhuli ,which is served during weddings.Some add grapes or mango instead of pineapple depending upon the season. Eagerly waiting for the recipe from you.

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 2, 2010 at 8:38 pm

      Hi Aparna,

      I have put up the same recipe dated 27/02/2009. You may refer to the recipe index.I have used raw wild mangoes instead of Grapes, pineapple etc..,

    Sandeep Deshpande said:
    July 5, 2010 at 5:45 pm


    Please let me know how to prepare tasty “Tomato Soup” .

    Thanks in advance,

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 6, 2010 at 8:09 am

      Hi Sandeep,

      I will surely put up your request soon

    parvati said:
    July 9, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    hi aunty

    i need receipe of tasty channa masala pls.. help me.

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 9, 2010 at 5:33 pm

      Hi Parvathy,

      Please check the recipe index. I have posted this chole masala on 2007/11/07.

    savitha said:
    July 21, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I was in need of recipies of pav bhaji nd paneer ghee roast prathibha akka!!! your recipies r vry nice!!! nd ur measurements r also exact!! so i usually refer dis website to pepare smthng in my house !!! veenamai told me abt dis website!! hey did u cm to know who m i??? I m daughter of submam, jayakka’s bro !!! pls can u add those recipies here??

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 21, 2010 at 2:37 pm

      Hi Savitha,

      Do lend me some time to put up your recies please. I will surely but in a while.

    Kamayani Pant said:
    July 27, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Dear Pratibha jee…
    Could you please put up Uttapam recipe. I love them and want to try them at home
    Haldwani (Uttarakhand)

    sandhya bhat said:
    August 29, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    i am really thankful to u for this wonderful site, which is a treasure traditional konkani food….i really love this site !!! pratibha maayi, can u plz post recipe for karate kismuri and surna taambude

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 29, 2010 at 6:55 pm

      Hi Sandhya bhat,

      I have posted it as Bitter gourd kosambari. The link is
      http/…2008/03/11 Bitter- gourd- kosambari -fried mmasala mixture.

    sana said:
    August 31, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    hi how are you. plz show how to make potao bonda, plain dosa, your recipe is ymmm.I like so much.thank you

    banisha said:
    October 21, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    sweet dhokla

    ASHOK said:
    November 3, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    have been looking all over for the red sambar receipe that we get with MASALA DOSA in the BANGALORE hotels !!

    would be very grateful if you could help me out


    srilakshmi.h said:
    November 4, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    hello.. madam..
    Iam srilakshmi from eenadu-etv group hyderabad. we have a special recepie column every week in our womens page. if you are interested you csn contribute to us.. the recepie and the photograph. if you are interested you can call me.
    thank u. my numbre is: 8008554001

    ASHOK said:
    November 4, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Would you have a receipe of the red sambar that we get in Bangalore hotels along with Masala dosa/ Idlies ?

    Thanx and rgds

    Ramya said:
    November 11, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Hi, could you try and post any of the chat recipes. Pani pui, masala puri , bhel puri or dahi puri. I would love to try them at home.

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 11, 2010 at 8:36 pm

      Hi Ramya,

      I alo love chats. I would love to put it up. Please lend me some time. I think i am a little busy now.

    marlene said:
    November 24, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    My request is a strange one as I do not know the offical name… my local spice shop sells little bags of these very salty, sweet and sour (chinese)? fruit in its juice. The fruit is like a small dried prune which has a stone (pip) inside. The fruit marinates in this salty, sweet sour juice and is a very tangy and delicious snack to suck on. Please help me.

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 6, 2011 at 8:10 am

      Firstly, apologies for an extremely delayed reply. Somehow, I just missed seeing some of the comments on this page.
      I’m not sure of what you’re talking, there could be many varieties that are stored as pickled fruits and vegetables. Maybe a photograph would help.

    shabana said:
    November 30, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    how to prpare set dosa … soft and fluffy ones..thanq and waiting for u r replay..

      prathibalrao responded:
      December 2, 2010 at 10:22 pm

      Hi Shabana,

      I have already put up ur request recipe. Here is the link for the same. Set Dosa(Mushti polo)

        shabana said:
        December 5, 2010 at 4:33 pm

        Thanq soooo much for the recipe link of my request set dosa … i m new to this site i’ll check all the recipes and i find itt very informative step by step information is very useful once again thanq so much..

    amy said:
    November 30, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    hey, could you try to post recipe for Navratan Korma plz

      prathibalrao responded:
      December 2, 2010 at 10:23 pm

      Hi Amy,

      Since i am a little busy, please lend me a little time. I will put it up shortly.

    shabana said:
    December 6, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Hi i love this website…. its really very useful..will you please send the recipe of soth indian coconut chutney exactly like KAMAT or UDUPI style .. i always prepare chutney with coconut.. garlic chilli and fried gram daal.. and some times pudina but the taste of hotel chutney is very different… do u knw the recipe????? waiting for u r reply…

      prathibalrao responded:
      December 7, 2010 at 6:56 am

      Hi Shabana,

      I have put up a variety of wet chutneys. You may please go thru the same by clicking wet chutney in the search box. I hope i am clear.

    shabana said:
    December 7, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Hi i am very much impressed with your blog…. i daily check u r recipes… as i told u earlier i am new to this site.. few days back only i got to knw abt itt and i want to go through each and every recipe of urs.. how can i view all the recipes … pls advise..

      prathibalrao responded:
      December 9, 2010 at 7:53 am

      Hi Shabana,

      Once you enter the blog you can click on each item on the right hand side of the blog under the heading Recipe type you can click on any item and you wil reach whatever you wish to c.

    Caroline said:
    January 9, 2011 at 5:00 am

    Hello Aunty!

    Just wanted to thank you on the fabulous blog you have put together! Extremely useful for Mangalorean students like me who are out of their hometown for studies. I came across your blog when I was searching for an orientation on the different type of dals. Could you please put up a small orientation about the different types of masalas that are commonly used in your recipes.

    Thank you

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 9, 2011 at 2:30 pm

      Hi Caroline,

      Thanx a lot 4 ur comments. I will post it soon.

    Karen said:
    January 24, 2011 at 1:35 am

    Hello! we are hoping you can help us – My daughter just studied India in her 6th grade Social studies class, and they are looking to create an Indian feast this coming Friday. Do you know of any quick, easy recipes for Indian food – I’m thinking maybe Indian street food, that can be made ahead and brought to class? We’re already planning to bring in a chai tea drink, but need something else –
    Thank you so much in advance!!

      Brenda said:
      January 27, 2011 at 9:29 pm

      Hi Karen

      Hope Prathiba doesn’t mind me butting in like this 🙂 Some ideas: at the local Indian Grocery store you can pick up prepackaged Indian snacks – they should be able to tell you which ones are not spicy. They would also be able to tell you where you can pick up ‘Samosas’ which are always a hit in N.America. Also ask about Indian ‘Mithai’, i.e. sweets/desserts that are bite sized (like petit fours) – one suggestion is ‘boondi ladoo’.

      Hope this helps


    Thanya said:
    February 11, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Hi Aunty,
    Can you please give me the recipe for potato finger chips.

    Joyce Koshy said:
    February 21, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Could you please give me the recipe for “Pepper Chicken”

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 22, 2011 at 10:50 am

      Hi Joyce Koshy,

      Thanx for ur suggestion. However being a vegetarian i prefer to put up some veg-recipes i think.

    Haru said:
    March 4, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Hi Ma,
    This is not really a recipe request. As I am getting introduced to Konkani cooking, I hear all these names being bandied about – Bhuthi, Sukkhe, Sagle, Gashi, and the like. Is it possible for you to put up a post detailing the attributes of these dishes and the differences between them. I believe it has something to do with coriander seeds, methi seeds (fenugreek) and other ingredients in the masala. Will really look forward to a note from you about this.

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 4, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      Hi Haru dear,

      For Ambat – Ingredients of Wet Masala : Fresh grated coconut, Red chilly, Tamarind(a pinch)or Bilimbi, Turmeric powder (south canara style) an addition of coriander seeds fried in oil to be added to the masala(north casnara style)

      For Bhuthi – Ingredients of Wet Masala : Fresh grated coconut, Tamarind or (Bilimbi)and Raw coriander seeds and Turmeric powder, Red chilly,

      For Sagle – ingredients of Wet Masala: Fresh grated coconut, Turmeric powder, Red chilly, coriander seeds and and few Fenugreek seeds(fried in oil), Tamarind or Bilimbi

      For Sukkhe – Ingredients of Wet masala : Fresh grated coconut, Tamarind or Bilimbi, Turmeric powder, coriander seeds and fried Black gram dal(fried in oil)

      For Ghashi : Ingredients of wet Masala: Fresh grated coconut, Turmweic power, Tamarind or Bilimbi and Season it with Mustard seeds, Fenugreek seeds(say 5in number) and curry leaves.or onmion seasoning.

      For Kodhel: Ingredients of Wet masala : Fresh grated coconut, more of Red chilli, Tamarind and turmeric powder. Seasoning with Garlic will be a better option. This dish is always spicy(A monsoon delight)

      Harini i hope i have made you clear and if any doubt please lemme know and i will surely clarify.

    preethi said:
    March 12, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    hi prathibalrao,
    hi,thank u ,i prepared oat idli, my hubby loved it.can i get reciepe for bele hobbattu and saaru.


      prathibalrao responded:
      March 12, 2011 at 1:13 pm

      Hi Preeti,

      I will surely ur reques recipe very soon. Thanx a lot 4 ur feed back.

    zee said:
    March 25, 2011 at 1:10 am

    Could someone give me a recipe for Sanna’s without using toddy (since i am working in the Middle East, no toddy available here)

    Sarah said:
    May 4, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Great blog! I am trying to make a sort of chex mix recipe that calls for hurigadale or puffed chickpeas. Do you know where I could find that? or another name for it?

    Also, I would love some suggestions for other chex mix type recipes.

    Thank you!

    Sadhana said:
    May 19, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Fantastic easy step by step receipes. Breakfast is always a problem. Upma, idlis, etc are the common ones. Can you give us a variety in breakfast.


      prathibalrao responded:
      May 20, 2011 at 7:42 am

      Hi Sadhana,

      You find on the right hand side of the blog under the heading “Recipe types” varies categories mentioned and you may click on the Breakfast items and you get the answer . Please check it up.

    Andrew said:
    May 23, 2011 at 10:01 am


    Years ago in England, I used to frequent an excellent Indian restaurant that served, as a house specialty, a chicken dish called murug surur. ‘Murug’ referred to the chicken, I guess, and I believe that the word ‘suroor’ means something along the lines of passion, and true to it’s word I absolutely adored it! But try as I might, I’ve never tracked down the recipe. Can you help, or is this perhaps an individual chef’s secret?

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 6, 2011 at 8:06 am

      Hello Andrew,

      Murg refers to chicken and that’s all I can offer. I am a vegetarian and my repertoire only includes vegetarian dishes. There are many other websites on Indian non-vegetarian cooking, I’m sure you’ll find something close to your favourite craving.

    sruja said:
    May 28, 2011 at 10:27 am

    hi prathibaji

    Please post some non veg items also

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 6, 2011 at 8:04 am

      Hi Sruja,

      I am a vegetarian and only know to cook vegetarian dishes. Hope you enjoy the dishes here, but you will have to look elsewhere for the non-vegetarian recipes.

    Aman said:
    June 8, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Your blog is wonderful! Exactly the kind of cooking instruction for which I’ve searched for years! Simple Indian food, 1 or 2 main ingredients, a couple spices and clear easy instructions. Finally, cooking help for people who can’t cook! Thank you so much!!!

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 24, 2011 at 1:00 pm

      Hi Aman ,

      Thanx a lot for appreciating.

    Namrata Kini said:
    June 22, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Pratibha Pacchi,
    Superb recipes.
    Can you post some recipes without using coconut for Kalvan. I always have problems preparing kalvan, Dalitoi, Saru, Sambar, Gashi, Ambot, etc then what is the question always.
    Your recipes are mind blowing. I know some of them others will definately try.


    Akshara said:
    June 28, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I’ll be happy if you post “how to make Vegetable Biryani”.I never succeed in making the dish successfully.Please help….

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 28, 2011 at 10:08 pm

      Hi Akshra,

      I will post your request recipe in a couple of weeks.

        Akshara said:
        June 30, 2011 at 11:48 am

        thanks ma….

    Rajini said:
    July 8, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Hello, can I use flattened ( beaten ) rice instead of parboiled rice in your recipes? Thanks!

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 8, 2011 at 6:00 pm

      Hi Rajini,
      You can not replace beaten rice for Par-boiled rice please. Why is not available at your place????

    Rajini said:
    July 8, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    You have so many wonderful recipes…..Is it possible to organize the recipes in some order ( main ingredient-wise? )as this would help when searching for a recipe? Thanks

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 11, 2011 at 2:45 am

      Thank you for the suggestion. I will try to do something about it in the near future.

    Akshara said:
    July 9, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Waiting for Vegetable Biryani ma…..

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 9, 2011 at 5:01 pm

      Hi Akshara,

      I think you should lend me some more time but will surely put it up.

        Akshara said:
        August 5, 2011 at 4:03 pm

        Please try to put it up by the end of August because I have guests coming from France in the first week of September…..

        prathibalrao responded:
        August 5, 2011 at 8:27 pm

        Hi Akshara,

        I will surely put up ur recipe in a couple of weeks as requested.

    shruti baliga said:
    July 14, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    pratibha mhave!..:)…plssss put up the recipe for kachori na!! 😀 ASAP :P…thanks…ur dear niece! 😉

    Chandra said:
    July 16, 2011 at 2:37 am

    Hi Prathiba,
    Hi Prathiba,
    Great job. Excellent recipes. Keep up your good work.
    I have a question, what is the difference between baking soda, soda bicarb, and cooking soda? If there is any difference when should we use baking soda, and when should we use soda bicarb. and cooking soda? Please let me know.


      Laavanya ballal said:
      August 6, 2011 at 2:29 am

      Hi Chandra, I’m not sure if you got a response from Pratibha ji, as I guess, she must be extremely busy with the site related work. Meanwhile, I hope, she wouldn’t mind me butting in too. To get answers for your doubts pertained to leavening agents you have mentioned , please, do visit the sites I have linked below;

    Sumithra Devi said:
    July 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Hi Prathiba Ji,

    Can you give me a toddler recipe more please? I have a daughter (16 months old).


    Geetha said:
    July 28, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    I want to know how to prepare vegetable fried rice…

    Divya said:
    July 28, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Can you please assist me the recipe of typical south indian sambar..?

    I want to know how to cook Alsi ki Pindyian(Ladoo). said:
    August 1, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    I want to know how to cook Alsi ki Pindyian(Ladoo).

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 2, 2011 at 7:58 am

      Hi ,

      I will surely put up ur request recipe in a couple of weeks.

    Ujwala said:
    August 13, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Can you make Malabar biryani?

    Radha G.Rao said:
    August 17, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Hi Prathiba,

    I tried the vegetable kurma, really its vry super.. Yummy, please put me a recipe on goongara chutney without using the garlic.

    Radha G.Rao

    mmakoday said:
    September 1, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Pl. send me recipe for making rice ladoo

    vandy said:
    September 6, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    just saw your blog, looks creative and beautiful. I wanted a step by step recipe of kachoris. If you could post that, it would be great. Thanks.

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 6, 2011 at 11:28 pm

      Hi Vandy,

      Thanks for stopping by. Here’s a recipe for moong dal kachori –

      I am planning to try out a baked version of kachoris sometime soon too!

        prathibalrao responded:
        September 8, 2011 at 8:14 am

        Hi Vandy,

        The link for kachori is http//:cuisineindia.wordpress.com2011/05/24 Moong-dal-kachori. Please do mail me your version of the recipe.

    Benita said:
    September 9, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Hello Pratibha Aunty, I’m a young girl and learning to cook through all your reciepes here. I have tried some in the past and they have come out so tasty. Thank you so much and i would like to ask you to kindly post me a plain carrot bhaji reciepe with pepper powder. I would appreciate it a lot. Also, on this website of yours the “search” tool has somehow dissaperead and i find it hard to search for particular reciepes that i need. Could you pls. get it back so that searching reciepes would be much more easier. Thanks again

    Nancy said:
    September 20, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    how to make sannas without toddy as we do not get it in the Middle East

    Sumithra Devi said:
    October 5, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Hi Prathiba,

    Yesterday I prepared your South Indian Sambhar. It came out well. It really tastes good without any sambar powder. Thanks for ur recipe


      prathibalrao responded:
      October 5, 2011 at 9:25 pm

      Hi Sumithra devi,

      Actually one need not add Sambar powder once you add the ground masala. Thanx for ur feed back.

    Dinkar said:
    October 6, 2011 at 7:31 am


    Would it possible to provide one or two photos of your best food pictures for a Konkani function ad? Once done, I will send you a copy to you too. Thank you.


      prathibalrao responded:
      October 6, 2011 at 5:15 pm

      Hi Dinkar,

      I am definitely agreeable to sending photographs to you. However I need some time, as I’m busy tending to other pressing matters currently. When do you need the photographs by? I will need a few days – upto one week to be able to focus on this matter.


        Dinkar said:
        October 9, 2011 at 8:20 am

        Hi Pratibha:

        If you can get it by next Saturday (October 14th or Oct. 15th) – that will be great.


    Ramya Parthasarathy Narayanan said:
    October 21, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Dear Auntie,

    I absolutely love your blog and refer very often to it. The semiya laddoo is going to be my diwali sweet this year, its so simple to make and looks delicious.
    I was wondering if you could post a recipe for stuffed karela, that is easy to make. Thank you in advance 🙂
    Happy Diwali to you and uncle!

    PS: The blog looks lovely in the new avatar!

    Swetha said:
    November 16, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Hello Auntie..

    I happened to see your blog while i was searching for some recipes.. Really a very nice blog & soo very useful for learners like me 🙂 . Thanks for spending your time on this & publishing it.

    I would like to know recipes for preparing “Raagi Mudde”, the mysore, mandya style.. Though i can find many links for this on net, I would like to refer you blog before i do it for my husband the first time 🙂 . Please let me know.


    soumya said:
    November 24, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Hi, I hv been following ur recipes and and methods given are very easy to follow.. can u please give the recipe for Uchellu chutney and Uchellu chutney pudi. Thankyou in advance.

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 25, 2011 at 5:24 pm

      Hi Soumya,

      You have options like the dry powders etc and many others on the right hand side of the blog. There if you click you get the recipes of all the dry chutney powders. The link for uchellu chutney powder is https://cuisineindia.wordpress.com2009/04/19uchellu chutney powder.

        soumya said:
        November 28, 2011 at 11:04 am

        Hi, thanks for the reply. I saw the uchellu chutney powder on the right hand side of the blog. But I wanted to know if there is a difference between uchellu chutney and uchellu chutney powder. Thanks once again.

        prathibalrao responded:
        November 28, 2011 at 2:45 pm

        Hi Sowmya,

        Thanx a lot for your confirmation and the reciprocation .

    Rajani Bhat said:
    December 29, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Dear Pratibha Aunty,
    I need some recipe on muskmelon(kharbuj)I tried your methi jhunka came out well.Thank You.

    Ayodhya Ram said:
    January 3, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    How about Oats Dosa….m sure dis wl become of one the best dish in menus of ppl around here…So prathiba ji..

    deepika said:
    January 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    can u put north indian curry recipe using lassi not curd?

    deepika said:
    January 5, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    hi pratibha.i visited ur website 1st time.m impressed.its so easy to understand with images.can u plz put the north indian curry recipe using lassi not curd.

    pp said:
    January 17, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Could you pls put up the recipe of ‘kuven pitta dooddali’. It is one of those rare konkani recipes. So my wish to see it documented on your blog before it becomes extinct. If possible pls write a short introductionn to kuven peet. I still don’t know what grain it is made from.
    At a friends place in udupi I had eaten a sweet dish made of ‘mudgo’ for prasad. It was a bit like ‘god pohu’. never eaten it since. My mother from Mlore doesn’t even know what it is.. could you pls blog abt it if you know.

    Purnima said:
    February 5, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Vattanya GoLLo (green peas in green masala -coconut based) , would request you to post this recipe, whenever time permits. THanks a lot!

    Bandana said:
    March 7, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Can u lend mee with some gr8 chiken recipies…. which will impress everybodyy.

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 7, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      Dear Bandana,

      I’m a vegetarian and therefore you’ll only find vegetarian recipes on this blog.


    Sarbrinder Kaur said:
    March 14, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Dear All

    I need the eccipe of karare ladoo being sold on stations, bus stands , road side & streets in punjab

    Rajini said:
    May 5, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Love your recipes…. and hence this comment – A lighter background color would greatly help in reading your recipe index. Your recipes seem very unique and authentic and I love testing them out!

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    Madhavi Shenoy said:
    May 14, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Hello Prathimakka

    I just want to know how to prepare Bread Masla, Can u just post the recipe please ?

    Radha G.Rao said:
    June 1, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Hi Pratihba,

    Requesting you for the receipe of Pine apple Gojju, ASAP…..

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    usha kini bangalore said:
    June 19, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Hi Prathiba

    Could you please post the recipe for MANGALOREAN SOORNA KOOTA .

    Thank you

    usha kini

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 19, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      Hi Usha,

      I will post the recipe in a couple of weeks.

    Ss said:
    July 16, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Hi Prathiba
    Could u please post the recipe for Chena Murki popular Bengali sweet
    Thanks in advance

    sima said:
    July 25, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Hi Pratibha-
    I love your posts! Your pictures and posts are great for a beginner like me!
    Can you show me how to make the coconut chutney commonly eaten with dosas and a Swaminarayan-friendly version, if possible 🙂 (No garlic, onions, or hing)

    meenu said:
    October 26, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I want recipe of flaxseed ladoos, ur recipes are great.

    harshada said:
    November 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    i wanted to knwo the recepie for Chinese dishesh (veg.)

    Vastavika said:
    November 8, 2012 at 12:07 am

    I would like to know the recipe of shankarpali.

    anupumashree said:
    December 5, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    hi pratibha,
    i am anu frm udupi but nw settled in blore…..loved yr site with such details & step wise recipe…….i love exploring diff region foods…being vegetarian i like to do some experiments on foods…..i love chinese & italian food a lot…..i am looking for chilled creame pasta salad….cn u pls share the recipe of it…thanks a lot !!!!

    usha kini in Bangalore said:
    December 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Dear Pratibha,

    I avoid making cabbage sannapolo because the recipe calls for plenty of coconut to be added.And that’s not a healthy combination.In any case thats how my mother and m-i-law made the sannapolo. I tried out your recipe today and the outcome was superb.All around the table everyone were congratulating me.Of course I did tell them that I was only following the recipe on your website.

    Thank you



      prathibalrao responded:
      December 20, 2012 at 8:17 am

      Hi Usha,

      I always use minimum coconut to make the dosa crispy with lot of onions and chopped fine cabbage!!!!!!!!!!Thanx a lot for ur feed back. Do pass on the link of this blog among your friends community.

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    February 12, 2013 at 9:53 am

    hi mam i am suba from Singapore , i am looking for the homemade piluyogare powder recipes .

    lean body mass said:
    April 18, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Yes! Finally someone writes about vegetarian recipes.

    nammu said:
    April 29, 2013 at 9:48 am

    mami, ru done with adai dosa…? if so then plz let me know….

    Devi said:
    May 15, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Hi,,,i tried preparing paneer butter masala so many times..but i didnt get the exact receipe..can you let me know…i love it so much

    muktayi patil said:
    May 21, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Hello Pratibhaji
    Please post the reciepe of mysore pak.
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    Madhurima said:
    July 4, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Hi Pratibha,
    Please post recipe of Patole made in Turmeric Leaves.
    Also Raw Jackfruit Bhaaji.
    Thanks in advance:)

    jenifer kader deli said:
    July 12, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    can you please post the recipe for surti plaza. I once happened to taste it from food court but I could not find the recipe anywhere online. it is samosa like slightly sweet savoury. it is a type of surti farzan

    ravi said:
    July 22, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Plz tell me how to prepare engai….

    Sushmitha said:
    September 2, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Please post de recipe for karate (bitter gourd) ambaade ghashi

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 2, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      Hi Sushmitha,

      Will post it soon for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sushmitha said:
    September 4, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Thanks a lot mayee…. Your blog is too good

    shubha said:
    September 29, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    hi Prathibhaji could to pls tell me what are the recipes for the new mother?

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 29, 2013 at 5:47 pm

      Hi Shubha,

      You can make “Dinkache laddoo” for sure which is an ideal delicacy for the new mother i feel. Of course i have not yet put it up though i have it in my diary.

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    bhavana said:
    December 11, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Hi prathiba,

    wonderful blog, thanks, please could you tell me what do we call the “mustard dal” in kannada, that you added to pickles, and where can i get it?

      prathibalrao responded:
      December 12, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      Hi Bhavana,

      It is “Sasive bele”(uppina kayige hakodu) in kannada. It is available in any provision stores or super bazars as well. Please do pass on the link of this blog among your friends community. This blog has a face book page too!!!

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      prathibalrao responded:
      February 4, 2014 at 11:11 am

      Hi recetas de entrantes,

      Thanx a lot for your comments. Do pass on the link of this blog among your family & friends community.

    Brenda said:
    February 12, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Hi Prathiba

    On another site (Ayi’s recipes) you had given this hint for ‘Neer Dosa’: “i would like to share a hint to make crispy, pearly neer dosa with all. If you add a handful of sabudana (sabakki) to rice while grinding, you can make tasty, pearly dosa” Can you please clarify – do you soak the sabudana with the rice or just add it to the presoaked rice before grinding.


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    May 16, 2014 at 10:14 pm


    I have noticed in your photographs that your vegetables are diced so evenly and well. Do you use any kind of slicer for chopping your vegetables?If so, please, can you share a picture of the slicer. Thanks!


      prathibalrao responded:
      May 19, 2014 at 4:17 am

      Hi Savi,

      I use a kitchen veg cutter and is named as”Fantastique” by Anjali. I will put up the picture in a couple of days!!!!

    Ema S said:
    May 31, 2014 at 6:25 am

    Love your recipes. Thank you for providing step by step pics which really helps! Quick question – I want try your Crispy chana dal chivda/snack and am looking for the holed spatula to try the daal but can’t seem to find it. Please let me know where to purchase one.

    Thank you


      prathibalrao responded:
      May 31, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Hi Ema s,

      Actually if you are put up in india, it is available at any steel shops or even at super markets too!!!

      prathibalrao responded:
      May 31, 2014 at 9:01 am

      Hi Ema s,

      Please pass on the link of this blog among your friends community….

    Ema S said:
    May 31, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Thank you for your response. I am in the US. Are there any shops or online stores from where I may purchase the holed spatula?

    Thank you


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