April 3, 2015

Friday 17th Guest Post by Gayathri Anand | Chettinad Masala Seeyam | South Indian Deep Fried Veg Fritters | Urad dal Vada | Minapa Garelu

It`s friday again..So,It`s time for guest post time.How quickly days are passing??..Till now MLH Introduced 16 bloggers with wonderful guest posts and this is 17th one.Hope I continues this guest post series every week like this.By the way today we are going to meet Gayathri anand..
I met her through fb recently an she is a cool blogger of Kavi`s Kitchen who shares traditional recipes with neat and simple pictures.It`s a nice feeling if a co blogger reacts positively when you ask to write a guest post..Even,Gayathri also accepted my request and sent recipe last few weeks back.. Iam happy to tell that I blessed with so many good friends who cares and spends some time for me really..Thanks to all dearies. So,let`s check out the recipe and chit chat with Gayathri..

First, Thanks MLH to give me opportunity to share my recipe in your lovely space ..Happy to be a part of your guest post series . Here are few questions Usha asked us to answer , Hope I have done justice.. :)

1.Few words about u/some thing special which we don`t know??

This is what kavitha says about me :
loves to experiment cooking, though she does n`t get much chances for it ;),very very friendly,loves to blog,loves music, loves and never hesitates to learn new stuff, no ego what ever,will tune to any place

2. 3 Food photography tips or 3 useful kitchen tips??

I am not an expert to give photography tips but like simple food images.

Kitchen tips :

When making beetroot curry , grating it saves more time than chopping it finely and to cook it ..or you can cut it into chunks and pressure cook it and then it will be easy to chop it finely .

3. How to improve fans n followers for food blog n food bog face BOOK page??

I think sharing the recipes in blog is a record for ourselves , I would have tried recipe which was shown in some cookery programm or given by my family / friends and it will be easy to refer the recipe again later .. and I just post recipes and post it in few food groups , step wise pictures also helps...

4.How food blog changed ur life?How many recipes your posting in a month approximately and your memorable moments which related to blog??

Kavi`s kitchen was started by my dear good friend Kavitha , and I was sharing few recipes with her and off late it became a passion for me and this helps me in learning many new recipes and I got lot of new friends ..Previously we were very much active last year both of us where held up with personal work so couldn't blog that much ...as of now I am trying very hard to keep up our blog alive ..so I try to post at least 2 recipe each week .

5.Finally,tell me few words abt MLH??

About MLH, as the name suggests it is a lovely space / home where you get to know lot of good recipes and as far as I knew Usha is a very good baker and she gives good tips and she interacts well with all her friends and followers .

Coming to the recipe , Happy to share with you all Chettinad Masala Seeyam :

Ingredients needed :

Idli rice/para boiled rice - 1/2 cup
Urad dhal - 1/2 cup
Hing - 2-3 pinches
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Jeera/cumin - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 medium size
Green chili -1
Ginger -1 small piece
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves -few
Salt-to taste
Oil-for deep fry


Soak rice and urid dhal for 2 hours and then grind it into thick smooth consistency paste. 

Chop onions, green chili,ginger, curry leaves, coriander leaves and set aside.

Take a kadai add oil + mustard seeds + onion + green chili + ginger and fry for few mins. 

Once done allow it cool a bit and add it to the batter along with salt + jeera + curry leaves + coriander leaves+hing powder and mix it well

Heat a kadai and add oil for deep frying , in medium heat drop take little batter and drop it in oil and cook it till done . Serve hot with spicy tomato onion chutney.

We call it vada or garelu in telugu. It`s a very good snack to enjoy in rainy times with a cup of chai.Even i have been planing to make these vadas from long time..THat`s very good recipe actually..Thanks gayathri for sharing such a simple but popular snack with us and for the short n sweet answers..:)

O.k...Friends..I hope you all enjoyed today`s guest post and lovely chit chat with Gayathri..try Mahaslovelyhome recipes and share the pictures with us if possible. Don`t miss following Mahaslovelyhome regularly for easy,wonderful recipes..happy weekend :)


  1. perfect guest guest.. Love snack time.. this is perfect combo

  2. lovelly guest post dear.. great work gals

  3. such a delicious looking snack...

  4. Nice guest Post Maha. I would like to do one for you. Let me know if I could :)

    My email - nupurs.kitchen@gmail.com


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