Skip to main content


Showing posts from March, 2016

Tuna Fish Patties

Tuna Fish Patties Tuna fish patties is tasty and filling appetizer. You can use fresh tuna or canned ones to make these patties. Tuna patties can be served on their own or used as a sandwich. Try this you will surely love it. Ingredients Tuna- 1/2 lb Potato boiled- 1 medium Onion chopped- 3 tbs Garlic minced- 1 tbs Eggs-2 Bread crumbs- 1/2 cup Dijon mustard- 1 tsp Mayonnaise- 1 tsp Paprika- 1/2 tsp  Chopped parsley- 2 tbs salt and pepper to taste oil Cut tuna into small pieces, add salt and pepper and 3-4 tbs of water and cook in a low medium flame till it is soft and cooked. Drain off excess water if any. If you are using the canned ones, drain and use. In a bowl add the cooked tuna and mash with a fork. Peel boiled potatoes and mash it and add to the tuna. Add the rest of the ingredients, beaten egg, bread crumbs, chopped parsley ,minced garlic,onion, Dijon mustard, mayo, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix all the ingredients well till it is well combined a

Honey Bourbon Chicken

Honey Bourbon Chicken Honey Bourbon Chicken is sweet, salty and spicy chicken and is served over rice. This crispy, sticky glazed chicken is  delicious and quite filling. This is a home made version of a  popular dish in Chinese restaurants. Ingredients Chicken boneless- 1 lb Eggs-1 Corn starch- 4 tbs All purpose flour- 1 tbs Baking powder-  a pinch Pepper powder- 1/4 tsp Salt a pinch For the sauce Honey- 2 tbs Bourbon- 3 tbs Dark soya sauce- 1 tsp Light soya sauce- 3 tbs Oyster sauce- 1/2 tsp Garlic- 3 cloves Pepper powder- 1/4 tsp Brown sugar- 1 tsp Chilly garlic sauce- 1 tbs Sesame oil- 1 tbs Chicken stock- 1/3 cup Corn starch- 1 tsp (optional) Onion cubed- 1/2 Spring onions for garnish Cut chicken into thin strips or bite size peices. Make a thick batter of corn starch, flour, baking powder, egg , pepper powder, salt and half cup of water. Mix the chicken with this batter and set aside for five minutes. Deep fry this in oil till it is cri

Quick and Easy Ivy Gourd Fry- Kovakka Fry

Quick and Easy Ivy Gourd Fry- Kovakka Fry Today's recipe is a quick and easy vegetable fry with kovakkai/tindora/ivy gourd. Do you love ivy gourd? If you are new to this veggie, you should give it a try. Small, tender fresh ivy gourd tastes delicious, and there are so many ways you can enjoy this vegetable. It has a mild flavor and can be curried, fried, stuffed, or pickled. Fried Tindora can be paired with steamed rice and rasam or with chapati. It makes for a delicious and quick vegetarian dinner. Ivy gourd is a healthy vegetable, and when stir-fried it is still juicy and crunchy to taste. You'd be surprised at how simple and delicious this stir fry can be. It is subtly spiced with turmeric and chilly powder. The flavor of ginger, curry leaves, and coconut oil is a must for an authentic Kerala taste. Ivy gourd is popular in India and is known as tindora,tendli, dondakaya, kovakkai, etc. It grows on vines and is also known for medicinal purposes. Back home, tindora vin

Chena Thenga Aracha Curry/Yam Coconut Curry

Chena Thenga Aracha Curry/Yam Coconut Curry Chena/Yam curry is a healthy and yummy curry that can be served over rice.It is a coconut based mildly spiced and tangy curry.   You can also add dried prawns and convert this dish into  non-vegetarian. Serve this with steamed rice, vegetable stir fry and fish fry to make a complete Kerala style lunch. Ingredients Chena/Yam- 250 grams Green chilly-4-5 Chilly powder-1/2 tsp Tomato- 1  Tamarind pulp- small ball Chopped ginger- 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp Salt to taste To make the paste Shredded Coconut- 1 cup pearl onion- 4-5 (or a small piece of onion) Garlic -2 cloves Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp For tempering Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp Coconut shredded- 2 tbs Dry red chilly-2 Curry leaves- a few Cut yam into cubes.Cook this along with tamarind pulp,green chilly, turmeric,chilly powder,chopped ginger,salt and half cup of water.. When the yam is almost done add cubed tomato. Cook till toma

Orange Sesame Chicken and Noodles

Orange Sesame Chicken and Noodles Orange chicken is an absolute comfort in my house. My kid love this crispy,sticky and mildly sweet chicken. This is a slight different version of orange chicken that I posted earlier in this blog. I served this with noodles,but you can also pair with steamed rice or fried rice.This is a super easy weekend meal, that is filling and tasty. Ingredients Chicken boneless- 1 lb Eggs-1 Corn starch- 4 tbs All purpose flour- 1 tbs Baking powder- - a pinch Ice cold water- 1/4 cup Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp Salt a pinch For the sauce Orange juice- 3/4 cup Garlic- 3 cloves Ginger chopped- 1 tsp Brown sugar or molasses- 2 tbs Soya sauce-3 tsp Pepper powder-1/4 tsp Sesame oil- 1 tbs Sesame seeds-11/2 tsp Rice vinegar- 1 tsp Chicken stock- 1/3 cup Corn starch- 1 tsp For the Noodles Noodles- 8 oz. Onion- 1 small Garlic - pods Thinly sliced carrot- 1 cup Spring onion chopped- a hand full Soya sauce- 1 tsp Oyster sauce- 1/2 tsp

Ari Unda/ Rice Ladoo

Ari Unda/ Rice Ladoo Today's recipe is a humble sweet/ladoo made with rice. There is another version of ari unda/ avalose unda that,I posted earlier.Rice ladoos/ari unda  is a traditional sweet of Kerala with very little ingredients, rice, coconut,and jaggery. It has the beautiful aroma of roasted rice,  cardamon and cumin. This is my mother- in -laws recipe and it tastes yummy. Try this, you will surely love it. Ingredients Red rice/matta rice/parboiled rice- 2 cup Jaggery powdered- 1  1/2cup Coconut grated- 1 cup Ghee- 1 tsp Cardamon powder- 1/2 tsp Cumin powder- a pinch Wash rice and drain, spread on a cloth or towel to get dry.  Heat a pan and add the rice. Dry roast the rice in medium heat for 10-12 minutes. The rice will change color,and there will be popping sound. Switch off the flame and allow this to cool a bit. Add  the rice into the mixer and make it into a fine powder. Add grated coconut, powdered jaggery, cardamom powder, cumin powder,ghee a

Amritsari Fish Fry

Amritsari Fish Fry Amritsari fish fry is a popular street food. These crispy batter fried fish can be served as an appetizer/ starter.  You can use any type of fish for this recipe. Cut it into thin slices or into strips if you like it   crispy. Ingredients Fish- 1 lb Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder- a pinch Cumin powder- a pinch Ginger garlic paste- 1 1/2 tsp Malt vinegar- 1 tbs Chat masala -1/2 tsp Kasuri methi- a pinch Salt to taste For the batter Besan/ chickpeas flour- 1 cup Rice flour- 1 tbs Yogurt- 1 tbs Egg white- 1 (optional) Ajwain - a pinch Chilly powder-  1/4 tsp Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp salt to taste Oil for frying  Clean and cut fish into desired shape. Make a paste of chilly powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder,ginger garlic paste, kasuri methi, salt and malt vinegar. Marinate the fish with this paste and set aside for half an hour. Make a thick batter with besan flour, rice flour, yogurt, chilly powder, turmeric powder and a

Egg Fried Rice

Egg Fried Rice Egg fried rice is simple and quick meal with egg and left over rice. Egg fried rice is usually served as breakfast and is minimal yet tasty and filling. Try this you will surely love it. Ingredients Cooked rice- 2 cup Egg-3 Minced garlic- 1 tsp Spring onions- 1/2 cup chopped Crushed chilly- 1/8 tsp (optional) Soya sauce- 1 tsp Pepper and salt to taste Sesame oil- 1 tbs In a pan add few drops of oil and add one beaten egg. Quickly scramble it and stir fry for a minute till it gets dry. Add pinch of salt and pepper and set this aside. This step is optional, this can be used later to garnish along with chopped spring onions. In the same pan add oil. When hot add the crushed red chilly flakes and minced garlic. Immediately add cooked rice and stir fry for a minute. Beat eggs in a bowl and pour over the rice. Mix quickly till the rice coats with the egg and stir fry in medium for two to three minutes. Finally add soya sauce, pepper powder,  salt and

Ethakka Beef Ularthiyathu/ Beef and Plantain Ularthu

 Ethakka Beef Ularthiyathu/ Beef and Plantain Ularthu  Ethakka beef ularthiyathu is a spicy beef and plantain stir fry. It can be served as a side dish for rice. Ingredients Beef - 1/2 Kg Raw plantain- 2 medium Shallots- 1 cup Chopped onions-1 medium Crushed ginger and garlic- 2 tbs Vinegar- 1 tbs Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp Chilly powder-1/2 tsp Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp Coriander powder 1 tsp Pepper powder- 1 1/4  tsp Fennel powder- 1 tsp Cloves -3-4 Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp Curry leaves- a few Coconut oil- 3 tsp Clean and cut  beef into small pieces. Marinate with crushed ginger, garlic, pepper powder,turmeric powder, vinegar and salt. Set this aside for half an hour. Cook beef in pressure cooker. Add the marinated beef, crushed shallots and 1/2 cup of water. Cook in medium flame till 3 whistles, reduce the flame and continue cooking  for another 5-6 minutes and switch off the flame. Allow it to cool down a bit.Remove lid and add chopped plantai

Rigo Jancsi Cake

Rigo Jancsi Cake Baking partners challenge for February was the famous pastry cake Rigo Jancsi. This is one of Hungary's most famous dessert, a rich chocolate mousse cake. It has two layers of sponge cake with a thick layer of whipped chocolate cream . Finally the cake is topped with chocolate glaze. This recipe is shared by Swathi . Swathi adapted this recipe from  Joe Pastry . This recipe is also inspired from Greg Patent's book " A Baker's Odyssey ". The cake is named after a violinist Johnny Rigo and his scandalous love affair with the wife of Belgian Duke of Chimay. This cake was a big hit in my house. It is a dessert perfect for special occasions. The filling can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. This cake is laborious, but it is definitely worth the time. Try this, you will surely love it.   Ingredients  For the sponge cake: Butter- 6 tbs Cocoa powder- 1 tbs Egg- 5 separated Flour- 1/2 cup Salt- a pinch Semi sweet ch