Monday, August 26, 2013

Chicken Chapali Kabab

Posted by sandhya at 8/26/2013 07:51:00 AM
Chicken Chapali Kabab is a mouth watering tasty chicken recipe.  

Ingredients :

1 kg Chicken mince
1 cup Corn meal
1 bunch Mint leaves
1 Onion chopped
3 Eggs
4 Green chilies
4 Tomato
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Whole black pepper
1 tbsp Crushed red pepper
2 tbsp Pomegranate seeds
2 tbsp Whole coriander
to taste Salt

Method :

  1. Chop 1 kg chicken mince well.Beat 3 eggs well and fry like omelet. Keep aside.
  2. Grind together 2 tbsp whole coriander, 1 tsp black pepper and 1 tsp cumin seeds.
  3. In a bowl put together chicken mince, 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds, salt to taste, fried eggs, ground mixture of black pepper, 4 chopped tomatoes, 4 chopped green chilies, 1 chopped onion, 1 bunch of chopped mint leaves, 1 tbsp crushed red pepper and 1 cup corn meal. 
  4. Mix well and keep aside for few minutes.
  5. Make Pattie and fry in a frying pan with ghee or oil as required.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Baked Lemon Chicken

Posted by sandhya at 8/24/2013 07:20:00 AM


 4 Chicken Breasts (boneless and skinless) 
 1 cup Lemon Juice (freshly-squeezed) 
 1 cup All-Purpose Flour 
 1/2 cup Chicken Broth 
 2 tbsp Olive Oil 
 1 tsp Kosher Salt 
 1 tbsp Brown Sugar 
 1 tbsp Cornstarch


  1. To prepare marinade, mix lemon juice, olive oil, kosher salt and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.
  2. Place chicken breasts in a large container and pour marinade over it.
  3. Coat the chicken breasts completely with it and refrigerate, covered, 20 to 40 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Place flour in a shallow dish. Using tongs, remove chicken pieces from marinade and coat in flour.
  6. Transfer chicken breasts to a 9 x 13 glass baking dish.
  7. Combine brown sugar and cornstarch together in a bowl and add this to 1/2 cup chicken broth.
  8. Stir until the cornstarch is completely dissolved.
  9. Pour the mixture over the chicken breasts.
  10. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
  11. Serve with freshly prepared rice.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Cauliflower Peas Masala

Posted by sandhya at 8/23/2013 06:55:00 AM
Cauliflower Peas Masala is a very popular Kerala recipe. Cauliflower Peas Masala is a semi gravy side dish. This is a good combination of vegetables with basic spices. It tastes good with Chapathi, Naan, Roti or any other Bread.

Ingredients :

Oil - 2 Tbsp
Cauliflower cut into florets - 1
Green Peas fresh or frozen - ¼ Cup
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Ginger grated - 1 tsp
Garlic grated or paste - 1 tsp
Water - 400 ml
Salt to taste - 2
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Tomato Puree - 2 Tbsp
Garam Masala Powder - ½ tsp
Amchoor Powder/Dry Mango Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Leaves chopped - a handful


  1. Heat Oil in a pan, add Cumin Seeds. Then add the Ginger, Garlic, Red Chilli Powder, Coriander Powder. Fry for few seconds.
  2. Then add the Cauliflower and Peas along with some Salt, Tomato Puree and water.
  3. Cover and cook until tender. Take care not to over cook as it might become paste.
  4. Then add the Garam Masala and Amchoor Powder. Mix well and take it off from heat.
  5. Garnish with Coriander Leaves / Cilantro.
  6. Serve hot with choice of your bread.

Friday, August 16, 2013


Posted by sandhya at 8/16/2013 04:19:00 AM
Sheerannam is a very traditional recipe in many parts of south India. This is a creamy and rich dessert. The mace flavor make this as a unique dessert.

Ingredients :

Rice - 1/2 cup
Milk - 5 cups
Sugar Candy - 1/2 cup(broken into small pieces)
Nutmeg powder - 1/8 teaspoon
Mace powder - 1/8 teaspoon
Saffron - 1/4 teaspoon(soaked in 2 tablespoon of warm milk)
Ghee - 2 tablespoon
Cashew nuts - few
Pistachio - few
Slivered almonds - few

Method :
  1. Cook the rice in milk either on stove top in a heavy bottom pan or in the rice cooker.(I did it in the rice cooker)
  2. After the rice is cooked well, add the sugar candy and stir well till the sugar candy is completed melted. Now add the saffron and milk mixture. 
  3. Next add the nutmeg powder and mace powder and stir well. Heat the ghee and fry the cashew nuts and add it to the pongal. Remove from heat and decorate it with pistachio and slivered almonds while serving.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Posted by sandhya at 8/14/2013 06:28:00 AM


1 tbsp Ginger Powder
1 tbsp Fennel seeds
1 tbsp Shahjeera
6 Garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp Pepper, red powder
2 Cinnamon sticks
6 Cardamoms
6 Cloves
1 Bay leaf
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Saffron
1 c Yogurt plain
1 tbsp Paprika
1 piece Pure hing
4 tbsp Ghee
2 lbs Lamb, cut int large cubes


  1. Grind together the spices.
  2. Soak saffron in yogurt.
  3. Heat ghee and fry the lump of hing
  4. Add meat and sear on all sides, frying until well browned.
  5. Pour in the yogurt and fry until liquid is absorbed.
  6. Add a glassful of water and the spices.
  7. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, until tender.
  8. Remove cover and cook until liquid is gone.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Prawn and Potato Curry

Posted by sandhya at 8/11/2013 07:57:00 AM
Prawn and Potato Curry is a tasty delightful recipe. 


2 tbsp oil
1 large onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2cm ginger, chopped
3 large tomatoes, chopped
3 large kipfler potatoes, quarters
300g de-shelled prawns
3 tbsp curry powder
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp chilli powder
1 tsp paprika powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp turmeric
1 can light coconut milk
Juice from half a lemon
2 sprigs coriander, chopped
1 cup water
salt to taste

 Method :

  1. Heat oil in a pan in medium heat. Fry prawns till cooked.
  2. Remove cooked prawns and keep aside.
  3. Add oil in pan and heat it. Fry cumin for 1 minute then fry garlic till aromatic.
  4. Fry onions till transparent.
  5. Add in ginger and mix.
  6. Add curry powder, chilli powder, paprika powder, garam masala and turmeric.
  7. Add coconut milk and one cup of water and blend the mixture well.
  8. Add salt to taste.
  9. Add cooked prawns, potatoes and tomatoes.
  10. Let the curry simmer for 15 minutes.
  11. Add lemon juice and allow mixture to simmer on low heat for at least an hour.
  12. Add coriander before serving.     

Tip: Cook the potatoes in the microwave for 5 minutes to ensure the potatoes were soft enough after they were mixed in the simmered curry. This short-cut method works for stem vegetables in gravy that is not simmered for long hours and ensures that the vegetables are cooked just right at the time of being served.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Cucumber Salad

Posted by sandhya at 8/10/2013 07:37:00 AM
Cucumber Salad is a very healthy salad recipe especially in summer times. 


 Large cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
 3/4 Cup sugar
 Dash red hot pepper
 Dash basil
 1 tsp Salt
 Dash black pepper
 Dash dried parsley
 3/4 Cup water
 1 Cup white vinegar


  1. Except cucumbers mix all ingredients and heat till sugar melts. Pour over cucumbers.
  2. In an airtight container; store well.
  3. Cucumber salad can be taken at any time.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Banana Nut Smoothie

Posted by sandhya at 8/08/2013 03:27:00 AM
Banana Nut Smoothie is a very delicious drink. Learn how to make/prepare Banana Nut Smoothie by following this easy recipe.


• 1 cup Milk 
• 1 cup Vanilla Yogurt 
• 1 large Banana 
• 1/4 cup Pistachio Nuts 

How to make Banana Nut Smoothie:

• Blend all the ingredients until smooth.
• Transfer it into two tall glasses.
• Enjoy it chilled.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Badam Katli

Posted by sandhya at 8/06/2013 07:28:00 AM
Badam Katli is a delicious Indian sweet prepared on festive occasions. Learn how to make/prepare Badaam Katli by following this easy recipe.


• 1 kg Almonds 
• 900 gm Sugar 
• 1/4 cup Boiled Milk

How to make Badam Katli:

• Soak almonds in water for 12 hours.
• Drain and change the water of almonds.
• Peel them and keep aside.
• Add little milk and grind it finely.
• Mix ground badam and sugar in a large skillet.
• Cook this mixture, stirring constantly.
• Make a thick paste.
• Make a roti of the thick mixture when cool.
• Now cut it into pieces.
• Almond Katli is ready to serve. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Grilled Pepper Chicken

Posted by sandhya at 8/05/2013 07:06:00 AM
Grilled Pepper Chicken is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make Indian Grilled Pepper Chicken by following this simple & easy recipe.


• 1.5 kg Chicken Breast (boneless, cubed) 
• 10-12 cloves Garlic (minced) 
• 1 tbsp Ginger (grated) 
• 1 tbsp Black Peppercorns (crushed) 
• 1.5 tbsp Dijon Mustard 
• 1 tbsp Lemon Juice 
• 1 tbsp Honey 
• 4 Red Chilies (chopped) 
• 1 tsp Sugar 
• 2 tbsp Olive oil 
• 2 medium Onions (sliced) 
• Salt to taste

How to make Grilled Pepper Chicken:

• Combine together garlic, ginger, peppercorns, mustard paste, lemon juice and salt in a large bowl. Add honey and mix again.
• Add chicken to this mixture and marinate for 30 minutes.
• Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.
• Combine red chilies, sugar, salt and oil in a small bowl.
• Remove the chicken from marinade and spread the chili mixture evenly on it.
• Arrange it on a greased baking sheet with sliced onion on the base.
• Pour the remaining marinade and chili mixture over the chicken, reserving little for further use.
• Grill in the oven for 20-25 minutes, basting with remaining marinade and chili mixture.
• Let it cool in the oven for 8 minutes.
• Remove and serve.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Angel White Cake

Posted by sandhya at 8/01/2013 04:45:00 AM
Angel White Cake is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Angel White Cake by following this easy recipe.


• 1½ cups Maida 
• ½ tbsp Baking Powder 
• ¼ tsp Salt 
• ¾ cup Sugar 
• ¼ cup Butter 
• 3 Egg Whites 
• ½ tsp Vanilla Essence 
• ½ cup Milk

How to make Angel White Cake:

• Preheat oven to 350 °C.
• Grease a baking pan with little butter and flour.
• Sift flour with baking powder and salt in a bowl. Keep aside.
• Whisk sugar with butter in a separate bowl until light and creamy.
• Add egg whites, one at a time, and beat after each addition.
• Stir in vanilla essence and continue whipping at low speed.
• Mix in flour and milk, one at a time, and whip until well blended.
• Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
• Bake for 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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