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Cauliflower Crisps

Cauliflower Crisps


Cauliflower florets of 1 cauliflower

For Batter

Corn flour – 5-6 tbsps

Plain flour/Maida – 1/2 cup

Salt to taste

Pepper powder – 1/4tsp

Red chilli powder/Cayenne – 1/2 tsp

Ginger garlic paste – 1/4tsp

Water to mix – 1/4 cup

Need oil for deep fry


1.Prepare cauliflower into florets and wash.

2.Heat a vessel with enough water and add a tsp of salt and parboil cauliflower florets for 3-4 mins and drain.

3. prepare batter and add the florets to the batter and let coat well .

4. Heat oil in a pan and drop the cauliflower florets one by one,fry in batches.Do not crowd altogether to avoid sticking together.

5. Fry till golden brown and drain onto paper towels.

Serve hot if you like more crispy or keep covered to have soft ones

Serve with your favourite lunch or dinner as side dish or as appetizers….prepare this dish as its the highly available season of cauliflowers.

Cauliflower Crisps served along with spring onions


Microwaved Aubergine Slices

Microwaved Aubergine Slices

 Got an idea of preparing large aubergine  slices in microwave with simple spice powders and chopped onions with olive oil and done in just 5 mins.


Aubergine/Brinjal – 1 large wash and cut into roundels of 1 cm thick

Salt – to taste

Olive Oil

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Garam masala – 1/4 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/6 tsp

Onion – 1 finely chopped

Fresh coriander – 2 tbsp chopped


Place the aubergine slices on a glass or any microwavable plate and sprinkle salt first and place the place in the oven for 2 mins on high and then remove the plate and turn the slices with tongs as they are hot.

Now sprinkle salt and the other spice powders also on the pieces and place few onion chopped on each slice and fresh coriander.Drizzle olive oil over the slices and place this plate again in the microwave and  cook again for 3 mins on high.

Slices placed inside the microwave

Check for doneness if necessary continue cooking 1 more min again and remove.

Be careful while handling,as microwave cooking is done within few mins with high heat generated through microwaves. Microwavable dishes or plates do not get hot ,only the food gets cooked and is very hot .


Never use metal plates or Foil paper in Microwaves as they may cause Arcs and result in fire.

Serve as a side dish with your meal.

Microwaved Aubergine Slices

Chukka Greens Chutney/Chukkakoora Pachhadi

Chukkakoora Pachhadi

 This chutney/Pachhadi is also of three main ingredients as Gongura Pachhadi,but I used garlic here instead of onion and green chillies…Its a simple and easy tangy chutney.


Chukka greens,Garlic and Green chillies

 Chukka greens/Chukkakoora – 2 small bunches wash and chop

Green chillies – 6-7

Garlic cloves – 1 large sliced

Oil – 2 tsps

Salt to taste


Prepare the leaves by trimming of the edges, washing and chopping.

Heat oil in a small pan and fry green chillies just 1 min,as they turn the colour remove and fry the greens as the chukka leaves gets wilted easily it doesn’t take much time so remove as these too gets pale and soft.

Take the mortar and pestle and crush the raw garlic and green chillies with salt first and then add the leaves.These greens can be added and even mashed with a spoon and mixed.

Remove into a serving bowl.

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