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Monday, 31 October 2011

Dried prawns egg dry curry (chennanguni muttai thokku)

Ingredients
Boiled egg 3
Cleaned dried prawns 100 gms
Onion chopped 2
Tomato chopped 1
Garlic chopped 10
Mustard ½ tsp
Fenugreek seeds ½ tsp
Fennel seeds 1 tsp
Minced small onion 5
Curry leaf 2 sprigs
Green chilli 3
Tamarind extract 1 cup
Turmeric  powder ½ tsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Oil and salt as required
Preparation
1.      In a pan add oil,mustard seeds,fenugreek seeds,fennel seeds,curry leaf and minced small onions
2.      Saute it and add green chilli,onion and garlic.saute it well
3.      Add tomatoes and cook till it blends
4.      Add tamarind extract,salt,turmeric powder and chilli powder
5.      Add a cup of water ,when it starts boiling add dried prawns and cook till it is done
6.      Make pricks on the boiled egg and add this  to the boiling gravy
7.      Cook till the gravy dries up well
Serve with rice

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Thirupathur bone soup(Elumbu rasam)


Ingredients
Bones 150 gms
Tomato 1
Onion 1
Garlic 6 pods
Pepper corns 1  tbsp
Cumin seeds 1 tbsp
Dry red chilli 4
Curry leaf 2 sprigs
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Salt and oil as required
Preparation
1.      Grind onions,garlic,pepper corns,dry red chilli and cumin seeds together
2.      In a pressure cooker add oil and saute the bones well in it
3.      Add tomatoes and cury leaf and mash the tomatoes well
4.      Add the ground masala,turmeric powder and salt
5.      Add required water  and cook till 6 -7 whistles
6.      Serve hot

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Nawabi Fish fry


Ingredients
Fish 250 gms
Vinegar 1 tbsp or lemon juice
Onion 1
Tomato 1
Ginger 1 nch
Garlic 10
Cashew 10(soak in water for 30 minutes)
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Garam masala ½ tsp
Cumin powder 1 tsp
Salt and oil as required
Preparation
1.      Clean the fish pieces well with vinegar
2.      Grind onion,tomato,ginger,garlic and soaked cashew to a fine paste
3.      To it add chilli powder,coriander powder,cumin powder,garam masala and salt
4.      Marinate fish with this paste for 1 hr
5.      Deep  fry in oil
Serve hot

Friday, 28 October 2011

Country chicken curry(Madurai style)


Ingredients
Country chicken ½ kg
Ginger 1 inch
Onion 1
Small onion 20
Tomato 2
Curry leaf 2 sprigs
Coriander leaves 3 tbsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Fennel seeds ½ tsp
Cinnamon 4
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 2 tsp
Garam masala 1 tsp
Salt and oil as required
Preparation
1.      Grind onion and ginger to a fine paste
2.      Marinate the chicken with this paste
3.      Pressure cook the marinated chicken with turmeric powder and keep aside
4.      In a pan add oil,cumin seeds,fennel seeds,cinnamon and small onion.saute it
5.      Add tomatoes and cook till it blends
6.      Add curry leaf and coriander leaf
7.      Add the cooked chicken and toss well
8.      Add chilli powder,coriander powder,garam masala  and salt
9.      Add required water and allow it to boil
Serve with rice

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Green chilli chicken fry(andhra style)

Ingredients
Chicken 500 gms
Onion big 1
Garlic 10 pods chopped
Garlic chopped 1 inch
Green chillies 8 chopped
Salt and oil as required
To grind
Cinnamon 2
Cloves 4
Coriander seeds 1 tbsp
Fenugreek seeds ¼ tsp
Cumin seeds ½ tsp
Fennel seeds ½ tsp
Grind together to a coarse powder
Preparation
1.      In a pan add oil and onions.saute well
2.      Add chicken and green chilli .toss well till the water oozes out of chicken dries up
3.      Add chopped ginger and garlic.toss well
4.      Once the chicken is done add salt and ground powder.toss well
Serve hot with rice

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Country chicken fry(Naatu kozhi varuval)


Ingredients
Country chicken ½ kg
Onion ½ chopped finely
Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 2 tsp
Garam masala ½ tsp
Mustard seeds ½ tsp
Curry leaves 2 sprigs
Salt and oil as required
Preparation
1.      In a pan add oil,mustard seeds,curry leaves,onion,ginger garlic paste and saute well
2.      Add salt and turmeric powder.toss once
3.      Add chicken and ½ half of water
4.      Close the pan lid and cook in low medium heat for 15 minutes
5.      Once it is done and dries up,add chilli powder,coriander powder and garam masala
6.      Once everything blends well and dries up turn off the flame
7.      Garnish if necessary
Serve wuth rice,rotis,briyani..goes well with sambar rice 

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

cuddalore prawn curry


Ingredients
Prawn cleaned 300 gms
Coarsely ground fennel seeds 1 tsp
Onion chopped 1
Tomato 1
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Green chilli 2
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Garam masala ½ tsp
Coriander powder 2 tsp
Curry leaf and coriander leaves chopped 2 tbsp
Salt and oil as required
Preparation
1.      In a pan add oil,ground fennel seeds,onion, slit green chillies and ginger garlic paste.saute well
2.      Add chilli powder,tomatoes and saute well
3.      Add salt,coriander powder and garam masala.toss well
4.      Add little water about 2 tbsp and add cleaned prawns
5.      Cook till prawn is done
6.      Finally add coriander and curry leaves .toss once and turn off the flame
Serve with rice or briyani

Monday, 24 October 2011

Chicken chettinad gravy


Ingredients
Chicken ½ kg
Onion 1
Tomato 1
Gingergarlic paste 1 tsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Coconut milk ½ cup
Cinnamon 1
Cloves 2
Bay leaf 1
Dry red chilli 2
Salt and oil as required
For special chettinad masala
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Fennel seeds 1 tsp
Curry leaf 2 sprigs
Peppe corns 1 tsp
Coriander seeds 1 tsp
Dry red chilli 2
Cinnamon 1
Cardamom 2
Cloves 2
Dry roast the above ingredients and powder it
Preparation
1.      In a pan add oil,bay leaf,cinnamon,cloves and dry red chilli
2.      Add onion,ginger garlic paste and tomato
3.      Add chilli powder,coriander powder,ground powder,salt and chicken
4.      Saute well till the water oozes out of the chicken dries up
5.      Add ¼ cup water and bring it to boil
6.      Add coconut milk and simmer the flame
7.      Cook till the chicken is done
Serve with rice

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Honey chicken


Ingredients
Chicken 250 gms
Onion 1
Capsicum 1
Garlic 5
Green chilli 3
Soya sauce 1 tsp
honey 2 tbsp
for marination
egg 1
soya sauce 1 tsp
corn flour 2 tsp
preparation
1.      Marinate chicken piece with egg,salt,soya sauce and corn flour
2.      Deep fry it and keep aside
3.      In a pan add oil,chopped garlic,green chilli,onion,salt and soya sauce
4.      Add fried chicken and toss well
5.      Turn off the flame and top it with honey
Garnish with  roasted white sesame seeds on the top

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Hyderabad chicken


Ingredients
Chicken ½ kg
Onion cut lengthwise 1
Tomato 2
Gingergarlic paste 1 tbsp
Green chilli 4
Cinnamon 1
Cloves 4
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Garam masala 1 tsp
Coriander leaf ¼ cup
Oil ½ cup
Salt as required
Preparation
1.      In a bowl add chicken pieces,cut onion,cut tomato,slit green chilli,ginger garlic paste,cinnamon,cloves,salt,turmeric powder and chilli powder.
2.      Mix well and keep aside for 15 minutes
3.      In a pan add oil and add the chicken mix .saute well
4.      Add garam masala and coriander leaves
5.      Close the pan lid and cook till the chicken is done
6.      Stir occasionally. Cook in low flame,donot burn
 Serve with briyanis or roti

Friday, 21 October 2011

Pondy Scrambled dried seer fish(vanjiram karuvadu thokku)


Ingredients
Dried seer fish 100 gms
Onion chopped 1cup
Green chilli chopped 4
Ginger chopped 1 inch
Garlic chopped 15 pods
Curry leaves 2 sprigs
Coriander leaves chopped 2 tbsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder  ½  tsp
Mustard seeds ½ tsp
Urad dal ½ tsp
Salt and oil as required
Preparation
1.      Soak the dried fish in hot water for 10 minutes and clean it well
2.      Cut it into small cubes
3.      In a pan add oil,mustard seeds, urad dal,onions,ginger, garlic and curry leaves.saute well
4.      Add turmeric powder,chilli powder and green chillies.saute it
5.      Add the dried fish pieces and ¼ cup water
6.      Allow it to cook
7.      Once cooked check for salt
8.      If required add salt
9.      Finally add coriander leaves.toss once
Serve with rice.goes well with rasam rice

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

tharangampadi squid roast


Ingredients
Squid 250 gms
Onion chopped 1
Green chilli chopped 2
Dry red chilli chopped 1
Garlic Chopped 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Tamarind extract 2 tsp
Garam masala ½ tsp
Pepper powder 1 tsp
Salt and oil as required
Preparations
1.     Clean and marinate squid with turmeric powder,chilli powder,coriander powder,salt and tamarind extract for ½ hr
2.     In a pan add oil,curry leaf,onion,green chilli and dry red chilli.saute well
3.     Add garlic,marinated squid and saute well
4.     Cook till the squid is done
5.     Add garam masala and pepper powder and toss well
6.     Garnish with coriander leaves
Serve with rice,rotis or pulao

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Mughal Chicken ghee roast


Ingredients
Chicken ½ kg
Ghee 4 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste 4 tsp
Capsicum diced 2
Onion  1
Chilli powder 2 tsp
Tomato 1
Green chilli 2
Curry leaf 1 sprig
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
Cinnamon 1
Cloves 2
Cardamom 1
Lemon juice 1 tbsp
Salt and oil as required
Preparation
1.     Clean and marinate chicken pieces with lemon juice,2 tsp ginger garlic paste,1 tsp chilli powder,salt and 2 tbsp of ghee for ½ hour
2.     In a pan add 1 tbsp ghee and capsicum.saute well and keep aside
3.     In a pan add 1 tbsp of ghee,cinnamon,cardamom,cloves,onion,2 tsp ginger garlic paste ,Tomatoes and chilli powder
4.     Saute well and add  marinated chicken
5.     Cook till chicken is done
6.     Finally add slit green chilli,curry leaf,coriander leaves and sauteed capsicum
7.     Toss well
Serve with rotis ,parathas,pulao…..