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Saturday, 31 March 2012

Dry fish fry(karuvadu varuval)


Ingredients
Dry fish ( vaalai karuvadu) cut into 2” pieces  5
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Salt and oil as required
Preparation
1.      Soak the dry fish pieces in warm water for 10 min
2.      Rub nicely to remove the dirt in it
3.      Wash it in water
4.      Marinate with chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt
5.      Be careful while adding salt
6.      Deep fry it in oil
Goes well with rasam, sambar or curd rice

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Chicken kofta


Ingredients
Minced chicken 250 Gms
Bengal gram 2 tbsp+ moong dal 2 tbsp (Dry roast it and grind it coarsely to powder)
Fennel seeds ¼ tsp
Curry leaf 2 sprigs
Onion 1
Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
Green chilli 2
Coriander leaves chopped ¼ cup
Salt and oil as required
Preparation
1.      In a bowl mix minced chicken, ground powder, fennel seeds, curry leaf, onion, ginger garlic paste, green chilli, coriander leaves and salt
2.      Make balls of this dough
3.      Deep fry it in oil
Serve hot

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Thanjavur Mutton dry fry(mutton sukka)



Ingredients
Mutton 250 gms
Ginger ½ inch piece chopped
Small onion chopped 10
Onion chopped 1
Coconut grated ¼ cup
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
Curry leaf 2 sprigs
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Green chilli chopped 1 tsp
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Coriander powder 2 tsp
Dry red chilli 2
Roasted Bengal gram powder ¼ cup
Oil and salt as required
Preparation
2.      Pressure cook for 4-5 whistles
3.      In a pan add oil, curry leaf, dry red chilli, small onion and grated coconut.saute well
4.      Add cooked mutton and cook till it dries up
5.      Finally add roasted Bengal gram powder
       Serve with rice

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Grilled chicken


Ingredients
Chicken thigh 1
Lemon juice 1 tbsp
Tandoori chicken masala  2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
Curd 2 tsp
Salt and oil as required
Preparation
1.      Make fine slits on chicken with a sharp knife
2.      Rub lemon juice and salt on it and keep aside for 15 min
3.      In a bowl mix ginger garlic paste, tandoori masala and curd to a thick paste
4.      Rub this paste to the chicken
5.      Marinate overnight in refrigerator or a minimum of 2 hours
6.      Preheat otg for 10 min
7.      In grilling pan apply oil
8.      Grill the chicken at 180 c for 30 min turning on the other side for every 10 min
Serve hot

Friday, 23 March 2012

Marthandam country chicken and egg curry


Ingredients
Country chicken 500 gms
Onion 1
Tomato 1
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
Curry leaf 2 sprigs
Boiled Eggs 4
Dry red chilli 2
Fennel seeds ½ tsp
Bay leaf 1
Cinnamon 1
Cloves 2
Coconut grated ¼ cup +fennel seeds ½ tsp( grind together to smooth paste)
Salt and oil as required
For marination 
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Chilli powder 2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Lemon juice 1 tbsp
Marinate chicken with the above items for 1 hour
To grind
Onion 1
Pepper corns 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Fennel seeds 1 tsp
Dry roast and grind to a smooth paste
Preparation
1.      In a pressure pan add oil, dry red chilli, fennel seeds, bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, curry leaf, onion and ginger garlic paste. Saute well
2.      Add marinated chicken and salt
3.      Add 1 cup water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles
4.      Once the pressure settles down add ground paste, tomato and coconut paste
5.      Allow it to boil
6.      Make small pricks on boiled eggs and add eggs to the boiling gravy
7.      Simmer the flame for 3 minutes
8.      Turn off the flame
9.      Keep aside for egg to absorb the masala
Serve with rice

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Parangipettai Anchovies kurma

Ingredients
Anchovies ¼ kg
Onion 1
Curry leaf 4 sprigs
Tomato 2
Green chilli 2
Tamarind extract 1 cup
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Coconut grated ½ cup
Peppercorns 2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds ½ tsp
Dry red chilli 6
Coriander seeds 3 tsp
Garlic 4 pods
Mustard seeds ½ tsp
Salt and oil as required
Preparation
1.      Dry roast coconut,garlic,pepper corns,cumin seeds,fenugreek seeds,dry red chilli,coriander seeds and grind it to a smooth paste by adding little water
2.      Grind onion and curry leaf to a fine paste
3.      In a pan add oil,mustard seeds,onion curry leaf paste,tomatoes and slit green chilli.saute well
4.      Add coconut paste,turmeric powder,tamarind extract and salt
5.       If needed add required water to make your desired consistency
6.      Once it starts boiling add anchovies and cook till it is done
Serve with rice,goes well with idlis

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Crab dry curry(nandu thokku)


Ingredients
Crab 250 gms
Onion 2
Tomato 3
Green chilli chopped 4
Curry leaf 2 sprigs
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 2 tsp
Roasted cumin pepper powder 2 tsp(dry roast cumin seeds and pepper corns.grind it coarsely)
Salt and oil as required
Preparation
1.      In a pan add oil,onion,green chilli,ginger garlic paste and curry leaf
2.      Add turmeric powder,chilli powder,coriander powder and tomatoes.cook till it blends
3.      Add crab ,salt and water
4.      Cook till it is done and dries up well
5.      Finally add roasted powder and toss well
Serve with rice

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Kerala chicken curry(nadan kozhi thengapal curry)


Ingredients
Chicken 250 Gms
For marination
Ginger chopped 1 tsp
Garlic chopped 1 tsp
Curd 3 tbsp
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Marinate chicken with above ingredients and salt for 1 hour
In a tava grill the marinated chicken and keep aside
For curry
Small onion 10 chopped
Onion 1 chopped
Garlic chopped 1 tsp
Ginger chopped 1 tsp
Tomato 1
Potatoes 1(boil it and cut into cubes. Then fry it in oil)
Coconut milk 1 cup
Chicken stock ½ cup
Mustard seeds ½ tsp
Curry leaf 2 sprigs
Green chilli 2 slit
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Garam masala 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
Salt and oil as required
Preparation
1.      In a pan add oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves, garlic, ginger, onions and small onions. sauté well
2.      Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, chilli powder and salt.
3.      Add tomatoes and cook till they blends well with masala
4.      Add grilled chicken pieces, fried potatoes and chicken stock
5.      Allow it to boil and add coconut milk
6.      When it starts boiling turn off the flame and add coriander leaves
Serve with rice or rotis

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Kerala ayila fish curry (western kerala style)


Ingredients
Ayila (mackerel) 500 gms
Small onion 100 gms
Ginger chopped 1 tsp
Garlic chopped 1 tsp
Garlic 10 pods
Curry leaf 2 sprigs
Green chilli 2
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Chilli powder 2 tsp
Mustard seeds ½ tsp
Fenugreek seeds ½ tsp
Kudampuli 2 pieces (soak in ½ cup water for 10 minutes)
Salt and oil as required
Preparation
1.      Marinate fish with turmeric powder, chilli powder, ginger, garlic, green chilli and salt. Toss well and keep aside for ½ hour
2.      In a pan add oil, mustard seeds, feugreek seeds, onion ,garlic and curry leaf
3.      Add marinated fish and kudampuli with soaked water
4.      Add ½ cup water and simmer the flame
5.      Close the lid and allow to cook for 15 miutes with lid closed
6.      When the gravy thicken turn off the flame
Serve with rice

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Chapathi stuffed rolls


Ingredients
Chapathi 4
Ghee 2 tsp
Onion chopped 2
Cauliflower florets 10 (clean it and add salt to it. Keep it aside for 10 min.then wash it and boil it in water for 10 minutes. Strain the water and keep aside)
Egg 2
Tomato chopped 1
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2tsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Coriander leaves chopped 2 tbsp
Salt and oil as required
Preparation
1.      In a pan add ghee,onion,tomato,ginger garlic paste, cauliflower and salt
2.      Sauté well and add turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander leaves. Toss well
3.      Add eggs and sauté well.
4.      Make chapathis and stuff this mix while it is hot
5.      Fold it well on both ends


Sunday, 11 March 2012

Egg noodles italiana


Ingredients
Plain noodles 1 pack ( soak in hot boiling water for 10 minutes and drain the water. Wash in running cold water immediately after draining)
Egg 2
Cabbage chopped 1 cup
Onion chopped 1
Garlic chopped 1 tbsp
Green chilli 2
Italian herbs 2 tsp
Salt and oil as required
Preparation
1.      In a pan add oil, garlic, onion , green chilli and saute well
2.      Add egg and scramble it well
3.      Add cabbage, salt and 4 tbsp of water
4.      Cook till water dries up
5.      Add cooked noodles , italian herbs and toss well
Serve hot