Friday, October 29, 2010

Kadala Curry

Kadala Curry the famous dish of Kerala has been on my to do list from a very long time , everytime i soak the black chana and boil them we all finish them up as a snack. So when i decided to make chapathi i made my mind not to finish the chana and we succeeded , here is the delicious Kadala Curry we enjoyed with hot hot chapathi's.

Black Chana- 1 nd half cup (soaked for 5 hrs and boiled with salt)
Onion - 1 big finely chopped
Tomato - 1 big
Coconut - 3tbsp
Curry Leaves- few sprigs
Oil- 2 tbsp
Jeera - 1tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1tbsp
Coriander Powder- 1tsp
Red Chilli Powder- 1 tsp
Garam Masala- 1 tsp
Haldi- 1/4th tsp
Salt- acc to taste
- Make a fine paste of tomato and coconut.
-Heat oil , add the jeera and curry leaves, now add the ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 min till the raw smell goes.
-Add onions and cook for 5 min till the onions turn lite brown , add salt and haldi cook for another 2-3 min , if the mixture becomes dry add a few spoons of water.
-Add tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes are well done.
-Add the remaining powders and cook for another 3-4 min till they blend well.
-Add boiled chana and mix well. Wait for 5 min and add 3 cups of water and cook till a desired consistency is acquired.
-Serve hot with chapathi.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Gulab Jamun

Follow the recipe behind the MTR Gulab Jamun mix to get these soft and mouth watering gulab jamuns.

Picture Courtesy: Google

Egg Capsicum Curry

We were served this dish at one of our relatives house , we were surprised as we didnt know we can add capsicum to an egg curry , so tried it out and it turned out nice and tasty.

Egg- 3 hard boil and make few slits
Onion - 1 large, finely chopped
Tomato - 1 medium, finely chopped
Capsicum - 1 large , chopped into medium chunks
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tbsp
Oil - 2tbsp
Jeera - 1tsp
Salt- acc to taste
Haldi - 1/4th tsp
Garam masala powder - 1tbsp
Red chillie powder - 1/2 tsp

-Heat oil add the jeera and fry for 1 min , now add the ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 min till raw smell goes.
-Now add the onions , tomato salt and haldi and fry till you get a nice thick gravy ,will take about 5-10min.
-Add the garam masala powder and red chilli powder and cook for another 3-4 min.
-Now add the eggs and fry for 5min , add few spoons of water if the gravy startes to stick tothe bottom.
- After 5 min add 1/2 cup of water closethe lid and cook till all the water evaporates.
-Now add the chopped capsicum, close the lid and cook for 2 min.
-See to it that the capsicum dont loose their crunchyness.
-Serve hot with rice.

Kadhai Paneer

Another recipe from Sailu of Sailus Food. Had this yummy dish with hot hot phulkha's. Thanks once again Sailu for such amazing recipes.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Gobi Fry

A simple stir fry of Gobi that goes great with rasam or sambar. It is so quick that its ready in less than 10min excluding the chopping ;)

Gobi - cut into medium size florets and washed in salt water 2 cups
Oil- 2 tbsp
Green Chillies- 2 slit
Jeera- 1tsp
Curry Leaves- 2sprigs
Salt- acc to taste
Haldi - 1/4th tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tbp
Dhania powder - 1/2 tbsp
Coriander- 1/2 bunch finely chopped

-Heat oil , add the jeera and let them splutter.
-Now add the curry leaves , gobi, green chillies ,salt and haldi.
-Place a lid and leave it for 2-3 min. Open the lid and cook till all the water evaporates.
-After all theliquid has gone add the red chilli powder , dhania powder and stir, cook for 2-3 more min.
-Switch off the stove add the chopped coriander and serve with rice.

Thotakura (Amaranth Leaves) Curry

Leafy vegetables are so innovative , we can make dal , pulusu , curry and even ad them with chicken or mutton. Today i made a simple curry with fresh thotakura that i got from a vendor who comes in the morning with loads of fresh greens everyday.


Thotakura - cleaned and chopped 3 cups packed
Onion - 1 medium finely chopped
Green Chillies - 3-4 sliced (acc to your taste you can adjust the number)
Curry Leaves - 2 sprigs
Milk - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups
Oil- 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Garlic - 2 cloved crushed
Haldi powder - a little
Salt - acc to taste

-Heat oil add the garlic and fry till it turns brown , now add the mustard seeds , jeera and red chillies , fry for 2 min.
-Add the curry leaves , green chillies and onions and fry till the onion just start to brown.
-Now add the thotakura and stir well and coo for 10 min till the water evaporates.
-Add turmeric and salt and cook for another 2 min.
-Mix 2 cups of water in the milk and add to the curry.
-Cover with lid and cook till all the liquid evaporates and a nice thick gravy is left.
-Serve with Rice.

With the same procedure we can also make Spinach Curry.


In our house no one has a sweet tooth , we do sometimes indulge ourselves in ice creams but not sweets. I like Bengali Sweets like Rasgulla and Rasmalai. From a long time this sweet was on my to do list but today i decided to make it. This Rasgulla recipe is from Sailu of Sailus Food. Just followed it and they turned out so nice and yummy that i couldn't stop myself and ate a couple before they even cooled :)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Alphabet Dosa

My little girl wanted her dosa in different alphabet shapes at any cost today. She told me last night before going to bed " amma you said you will make alphabet dosa i want them tomorrow" didnt want to dissapoint her and i had the batter ready.
She was sooo happy seeing them within a few minutes the plate was empty.Kids are totally unpredictable....hehehe :)

Forgot about the batter part , its the regular dosa batter
1 cup urad dal
2 cups rice
1 tbsp methi seeds
all these washed and soaked for 6-7 hrs.
grind all these into a fine paste , when the batter is just done add washed poha to the batter and continue grinding till all the lumps dissapear.
ferment overnite and its ready.

Have a nice weekend.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tried Recipes

Its been really long since i posted anything on my blog , i was trying recipes from fello bloggers but didnt take any pictures as we all were busy in tasting and enjoying the yummy dishes.
Here is the list of all the dishes i tried out from different blog. I thank all the bloggers who posted such wonderful recipes for all of us to try and enjoy.

Cabbage Pepper Kootu by Vaishali of Earthvegan

Vegetable Rice by Srivalli of Cooking4allseasons

Chidambaram Gotsu by Laavanya of Cookery Corner

Chicken Roast by Kamala of Harish-Nandu

Masala Borugulu by Prasu of My Culinary World

Khasta Kachori Chaat by Sailu of Sailus Food (made this from store bought kachori's)

Allam Pachadi by NS of My Experiments with Food

Aloo Tamatar Sabzi by Srivalli of Cooking4allseasons

These are a few links for now. Will post more in my next post.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Oats Uttappam

All of us know about the benefits of eating oats , this oats utappam is an interesting recipe that i found from Pratibha of The Chef and Her Kitchen, we enjoyed it soo much that we decided to make oats utappam instead of the regular utappam. Made peanut chutney which complimented the utappam very well and was yummy. I followed the above recipe step-by-step from the source. Thank You Pratibha for the tasty recipe.

Makeover Over

This is my blog's new avatar friends , hope you all will like it :)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Makeover Time......

I think its time my blog get's a much needed makeover , so friends please bear with me as i experiment with different stuff till i find the perfect one for my blog :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Kachori Chaat

Peas(white or green) soaked and boiled - 2 cups
Kachori - 3-4 ( store bought)
Onion- 1 big finely chopped
Coriander - 1 bunch finely chopped
Sweet chutney - 1 cup ( i used bhel puri sauce which is sweet)
Green chutney - 1/2 cup
Red Chilli Powder - as required
Garam Masala Powder - as required
Salt - as required

- Heat the peas.
-Take a wide bowl , crush the kachori , add the hot peas , sweet chutney , green chutney , red chilli powder , garam masala and salt.
-Garnish with onion and coriander and serve.

Capsicum Fry

This recipe is very easy to make , it takes about 15 min from start to end , isin't it quick. It goes well as a side dish for rasam or sambar , so do try it.

Capsicum - 3 large
Oil - 2tsp
Jeera - 1tsp
Besan - 3tsp
Red Chillie Powder - 1tbsp
Haldi - 1tsp
Salt acc to taste

-Cut the capsicum into 1" pieces.
-Heat oil add jeera and curry leaves.
-Now add the capsicum and fry for 3-4 min , be careful not to loose the cruncyness of capsicum.
-Mix the dry ingredients well and add to the capsicum.
-Fry for 5 min till the raw smell goes.
-Serve as a side dish with rasam or sambar and rice.

Gongura Mutton

Sorry everyone i did not post anything on my blog from a long time , been extremely lazy in posting and thanks to the games in facebook that i got addicted to i spend most of the time playing them. But now i have decided its high time i should start posting recipes that have been pending from a very long time. So here i am staring off with a classic recipe of Gongura Mutton , the recipe is a combination of my cousin's recipe and sailu's recipe to make this yummy curry. Here is the recipe.

Mutton - 1 lb
Gongura - 2 cups
Onion - 1 large chopped
Curd - 1 cup
Green Chillies - 3-4
Dhania Powder - 1 tbsp
Haldi - 1/2 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tbsp
Oil - 5 Tbsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - 3 sprigs
Salt - acc to taste

-Heat water , add the gongura leaves , boil them for 2 min and keep aside.
-Take rest of the ingredients except oil , jeera and curry leaves to marinate mutton.
-Marinate mutton for 1/2 hr.
-Heat oil in a pressure cooker , add jeera and curry leaves let them splutter , now add the marinated mutton and cook for 15-20 min.
-After 20min add the boiled gongura leaves and cook for 5 min , add 2 cups of water , close the lid and cook for 4-5 whistles.
-Serve with white rice or pulao.

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