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Cherry Turnovers

Cherry Turnovers
Turnovers are buttery pastries with a sweet and tart filling. Cherry turnovers is a classic one that you will never get tired of eating.Imagine biting into layers upon layers of buttery goodness, with a sweet and tart fruit filling. This delectable fruit treat that is perfect tea time snack.You can sprinkle some sugar on the top or drizzle some glaze if you want it extra sweet. Cherry turnover is my personal favorite but you can use apples, strawberries or whatever your heart desires.

I made these turnovers last weekend.I brought a package of puff pasty sheet to make some spicy puffs that is so popular in Kerala. Indian bakery puffs is a spice version of  turnovers with meat,vegetable or egg filling.Some people have a sweet tooth, so blame mine for this sudden change of mind. But I am glad I tried this. I made the cherry filling  and mixed a little cornstarch. Berries have high water content, so adding starch will  help to thicken up the filling, so that it does not …
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Victoria Sandwich

Victoria Sandwich
Today's recipe is my first post of 2018. Happy New Year to all my friends and readers. Wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year!

Victoria Sandwich or the Victoria sponge is a very traditional cake .There is a nothing fashionable about recipe,it is a simple sandwich cake.But if you can make this basic sponge cake than you can make hundreds of adaptions and it is perfect for parties or picnics.These sandwiches are popular English teatime treats.Spongecake's are sliced and sandwiched with jam and topped with another layer of butter cream,vanilla cream or whipped cream and sprinkled with sugar .This tea time sandwich is named after Queen Victoria and reminds us of the era of tea parties and the practice of inviting friends to come over for tea in the afternoon.

This recipe calls for equal proportion of egg,butter, sugar and flour. The egg and baking powder gives it the light airy texture. The key to this recipe is to not over mix and over bake. I reduc…

Indian Spice Roasted Cornish Hen

Indian Spice Roasted Cornish Hen
Roasted Cornish hen can be a perfect recipe for any occasion or small  parties. Roasting cornish hen doesn't need to be intimidating . I have this about whole chicken and turkey, so I tried this one. This is a very basic recipe for Cornish hen  . This is a yummy roast hen with spicy Indian marinade.I tried this recipe for Christmas and it can out perfectly cooked.It is spicy and crispy outside and juicy in the center. This recipe is delicious and easy to make with wonderful flavor of aromatic earthy spices, garlic and the spice kick from dry red chilly. Try this, you will surely love it.

Ingredients
Cornish hen- 2
Ginger garlic paste- 2 1/2 tsp
Butter- 2 tsp
Kashmiri chilly powder- 2 tsp
(Add as per your tolerance )  Dry red chilly- 2 Coriander seeds- 1/2 tsp  Black pepper- 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp Garam Masala powder- 1 tsp Lemon juice- a few drops Oil- 1 tsp Lemon wedges-3-4 slices Garlic pods- 4 Salt to taste


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Coconut Pudding

Coconut Pudding
Coconut lovers will surely love this creamy, rich and delicious pudding.If you are obsessed with coconut just like me, try this delicious coconut pudding.Each scoop of this delightfully tender coconut pudding will transports you back to tropical paradise.Coconut pudding is a simple but tastes exotic. Take a look at the list of ingredients,it will make you wonder- tender coconut,tender coconut water, fresh coconut milk, coconut cream,crispy toasted sweet coconut-all in one bowl. You can't get more coconut crazy than this!

There is no special time to make this pudding,but it is perfect for summer time. If you want to make a special dinner try this comforting after dinner treat,your guest will surely love it. In addition to coconut milk this recipe also calls for tender coconut meat.Tender coconut has a sweet and refreshing taste. It also adds to the texture of the pudding.To get the pudding consistency I used gelatin, but you can substitute it with agar-agar or chin…

Beef Vegetable Cutlet

Beef Vegetable Cutlet
Cutlet is a very popular snack in Kerala.This recipe is made with beef and vegetables. Also check my earlier posts of chicken cutlet, fish cutlet and vegetarian version of beetroot and mushroom cutlet. Cutlet is a tempting snack and party-pleasing appetizer. The meat and vegetables are cooked in aromatic spices, breaded and deep fried to make this crispy snack.Beef cutlets is a must have in most Christian wedding parties and also found in restaurants and road side tea stalls. You can make this in advance in bigger batches and it freezes well.So whenever you need cutlet just thaw them and fry. Serve this with ketchup and onion salad and enjoy with a cup of tea.

Ingredients
Beef- 1/2 kg
Potato large-1
Green peas- 1/2 cup
Chopped carrot- 1/2 cup
Chopped beans and bell pepper- 1/4 cup Onion- 1 medium
Green chilly-1 Ginger Garlic paste- 1 tsp Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp Pepper powder-3/4 tsp Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Tomato ketchup- 1 tsp (optional) Meat masala- 1 tbs Chopp…

Kada/ Quail Roast

Kada/ Quail Roast
Kada /Quail is a small sized bird,and its meat in delicious and succulent.Quail meat roasted with earthy spices and can be served for holiday meal. Earlier I shared a Kerala style spicy Kada/quail fry. This recipe is taking the fried quail to the next level-roasting it also with caramelized onion and spices and coconut. It is flavorful and absolutely delicious. Spicy Kerala quail roast has very little gravy and is a semi dry version.It can be paired with rice, chapathi or fried rice.Try this recipe,you will surely love it

Ingredients
Kada/ quail- 4
Chilly powder -1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/3 tsp
Ginger garlic paste- 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For the Masala
Thinly sliced Onion- 2 medium Tomato-1 Crushed shallots- 1/2 cup
Ginger- 2 inch thick piece Garlic- 5-6 pods
Green chilly- 2
Kashmiri Chilly powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Curry leaves - a few Sliced coconut- 2 tbs
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
oil
Roast and make a powder Coriander seeds- 3/4 tsp Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp Cl…

Pineapple Sweet Chili Sauce

Pineapple  Sweet Chili Sauce
Today's recipe is a home made sweet and spicy pineapple chili sauce made with simple ingredients. It has a right balance of flavor,sweetness and the chilies add a kick of spice. It is a perfect condiment and is an addictive dipping sauce.You can also pair it with fried rice, spring rolls or grilled meat or fish.Numerous variations exist for this condiment which is easy to make can be customized.Try this, you will surely love it.

Recipe adapted from: Cooks Southeast Asian by James McNair

Ingredients
Pineapple juice- 2 cup
Finely chopped pineapple- 1 tbs
Bird eye chilly finely chopped- 1 tbs
Chilly flakes- 1 tbs
Minced garlic- 2 tsp
Sugar - 1 1/2 cup
Distilled vinegar- 1/2 cup
Water- 1/2 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp




Into a sauce pan add strained pineapple juice, chopped pineapple,water and sugar and bring it to a boil. Add vinegar,minced garlic, chopped bird eye chili  and dry chilly flakes and salt and stir. Reduce the flame to low and simmer, stirring occasi…
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