Friday, 5 December 2014

Vendakka Khichadi

Khichadi is a traditional South Indian dish which finds its place in any sadya, be it Onam, a marriage or a birthday. It is an easy to prepare curry and requires very little ingredients.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Chicken Varattiyathu

Chicken curry needs no introduction. Non-vegetarians always like to try different varieties of chicken preparations ranging from fry, roast, chinese, north-indian or a South Indian. Today, I am posting an easy chicken curry prepared in a South Indian style.
Basic info about the recipe
Cuisine                                                      - South Indian
Serves                                                       - 4-5 people.
  1. Chicken                                                - 1 kg
  2. Onion                                                   - 4 medium
  3. Tomato                                                 - 3 medium
  4. Ginger-garlic paste                                - 2-3 tsp
  5. Curry leaves                                         - 15-20 nos
6.     Turmeric powder                                   - ½ tsp
  1. Kashmiri red chilli powder                      - 4 tsp
  2. Coriander powder                                  - 3 tsp
  3. Chicken masala                                     - 3 tsp
  4. Fennel powder                                      - 2 tsp
  5. Oil                                                        - 2 tbsp
  6. Salt                                                      - to taste.
Method: Clean the chicken pieces and wash them with turmeric powder added to the water.
After washing strain the excess water and add turmeric, red chilli, coriander powder and salt and keep aside for half an hour.
Heat oil in a pan and fry the ginger garlic paste till golden brown. Add sliced onions to it and fry till brown
Add sliced tomatoes and cook for 5 mts covering the pan with a lid.
Make sure that the onions and tomatoes have form a thick paste.
Add curry leaves, chicken masala and fennel powder and fry till the masalas cook.
Add salt required for the masala.
Mix the marinated chicken to the cooked masala and stir for 5 minutes.
Transfer all the contents to a pressure cooker and give 2 whistles.
Open the cooker immediately and transfer back to the pan.
(Check if the chicken pieces are cooked well. Otherwise you can cook the rest in pan covering with a lid for another 10 minutes.)
Cook on high flame for 5 minutes stirring in between so that you get the right consistency for your curry.
Add some curry leaves and serve hot.


Thursday, 20 November 2014

Amla Pickle

Amla or the Gooseberry Pickle is a very common pickle made all over India. Amla is rich in vitamin-C, minerals, nutrients and anti-oxidants. Eventhough, the ingredients for the pickle are almost same, the cooking method adopted in different places do differ. This recipe which I am posting is my Mother’s recipe. I have tried my best to make it the same way.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Chicken 65

Chicken 65 is a very popular starter item. It is a much demanded item in restaurants.
It is easy to prepare and require very less ingredients

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Cauli Flower Varutharacha Curry

Its winter time and the cauliflower is available in plenty. So many dishes, including snacks can be made out of this. So, why not a curry in a South Indian style to go with rotis and rice. This can be had even with idli, dosa, puttu or idiappam.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Tomato Pachadi

Tomato pachadi is a traditional South Indian curry which is made of coconut and tomato and is served with rice. It is very easy to make and can be prepared in less than 10 minutes time. It is an important side dish for a traditional sadya which is prepared for Onam or marriage.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Microwave Banana Peanut Cake

Microwave cakes are easy to make. It takes just 10 minutes and your cake is ready. I have already posted a sponge cake and a dark chocolate cake. Today, I thought of trying a different one. As the name suggests, it is a banana peanut butter cake.