Sunday, February 18, 2018

Kuzhi Paniyaram

Idily batter - 1 1/1 cup
Onion medium size - 1 chopped
Carrot finally chopped - 2 Tbs
Green chili - 1 chopped
Curry leaves - 2 string chopped
Coriander leaves - 3 Tbs finally chopped
Oil - for making paniyaram
Coconut oil / any other oil - 2 Tbs
Salt to taste

Method :
*Heat a pan or kadai and add oil,now add finally chopped onion and salt to taste.
*Saute for 1 minute and add carrot followed by green chili.Now cook till the carrots are well cooked.when done switch of the flame and remove from fire and let it cool down.
*Mix this with idily batter.Add salt to taste,curry leaves and coriander leaves and combine well.
*Heat a kuzhi paniyaram pan and add 1/2 or 1 tsp of oil in each and wait till it gets heated.
*Now add 1 Tbs of batter in each.Cover  and cook in low flame.
*Flip when the other side gets golden brown in colour.
*Cook for other 1 minute in low flame.
*Remove from fire when done.

Watch how to make Kuzhi Paniyaram

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Oats dill leaves paratha

Onion : 1 medium size chopped
Green chilli ; 1 chopped
Dill leaves : 1/4 cup finally chopped
Oats : 1 cup
Potato : 1 medium size boiled and mashed.
Wheat flour : 1/4 cup
Oil : 1 Tbs

*Heat a non stick pan and add oil,when oil gets heated add chopped onion and green chilli.
*Now add dill leaves Saute for 1 minute and add oats.Add salt to taste mix well .
*Switch off the flame and set aside.Let it cool down completely.
*Transfer this mix to a deep bowel and add cooked potato.
*Mix well all together and kneed.Add 1or2 Tbs water if required.
*Now kneed to a soft dough.
*Make small balls and roll it using with a chappathi roller.
*Heat a tawa and cook the paratha on low flame by applying 1 tsp of oil on each side.
*Cook till parathas are well cooked.

Watch how to make Oats dill leaves paratha

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Whole Wheat Choco chips cookies

Whole wheat flour : 1 cup
Backing powder : 1/2 Tsp
Salt :  two pinch
Egg : 1
Butter (melted) : 50g
Oil : 5Tbs
Vanilla essence : 1Tsp
Sugar (powdered) : 1/2 cup
Milk : 1-2 Tbs
Choco chips : 1/4 cup

*Pre heat the oven at 180 degree.
*Add wheat flour,backing powder and salt to a sieve.Mix well and sift the flour.Stir to blend for 1 minutes or   shift for 2 or 3 times.Keep this aside.
*Crack egg to a deep bowel and beat tiill fluffy.
*Add butter,oil,vanilla essence and sugar.Now beat till fluffy.
*Add the flour by 2 or 3 batches and fold slowly.
*If the mixture is crumbly add milk and combain well.
*Now add choco chops and mix well.
*Grease the backing tin with some oil and drop about 1Tsp about 2 inch apart.
*Press the dough slightly and flatten it.
*Back in 180 degree for 15 minutes.Back till the cookies changes its colour or as per your oven temperature.
*After backing cool them in a wire rack.

Watch how to make choco chips cookies

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Falafel / An arabic snack

Chickpeas : 1 cup
Parsley leaves chopped : 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves chopped : 1/4 cup
Onion small size chopped : 1
Garlic cloves : 2-3
Cumin powder : 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder : 1/2 Tsp
Corn flour : 2 Tbs
Backing powder : 1/2 Tsp
Salt to taste

*Soak the chickpeas 5-6 hour.For better result soak over night .
*Wash,drain and transfer to

a blender.close the lid and pulse until they start to break down.
*Now add parsley,Coriander leaves,garlic,onion,cumin powder and corn flour.
*Close the lid and pulse until rough,course meal forms.
*Transfer this to a bowl.Add backing powder and salt to taste.Mix well
*Form the mixture into small patties.
*Place a pan or kadai, heat oil for deep frying.
*Fry the falafels.Fry until golden brown.
*Remove from oil to a paper towel.

How to make falafel

Monday, January 22, 2018

Mackerel / Ayala Cutlets

For cooking fish
Mackerel / Ayala : 2 medium size or about 150g (cut it into small size)
Potato :1 medium size (thinly sliced)
Turmeric powder : 1/2 Tsp
Chilli powder : 3/4 Tsp
Water for cooking the fish : 3/4 cup
Salt to taste

For the masala:
Onion : 1 medium size ( finally chopped)
Ginger : 1 Tsp ( finally chopped)
Garlic : 2 Tsp  ( finally chopped)
Green chilli : 1-2  ( finally chopped)
Turmeric powder : 1/4 Tsp
Garam masala : 3/4 Tsp
Coriander leaves : 2Tbs  ( finally chopped)
Salt to taste
Oil : 2 Tbs

For coating:
Egg : 1
Bread crumbs : 1/2 cup
Oil for deep frying

*Add the fish pieces, potato,Turmeric powder,Chilli powder and water to a wide bottom pan or a clay pot.
*Mix well and cook in low flame till the fish and potatos are well cooked.
*Water should be fully dried before switching off the flame.
*Remove from the fire and wait till it completely cooled down.
*Now remove the bones of fish and  mash the mash the potato.
*Now combain fish and potato together and set aside.
*Heat a kadai on low flame and add oil .Add chopped onion and salt to taste.saute till colour change.
*Add ginger,green chilli and garlic and saute till row smell goes off.
*Now add masalas like turmeric and garam masala ,also coriander leaves.Now cook for other one minutes.
*Now add fish and potato mix and combain altogether.switch off the flame and set aside.
*Once the mixture has cooled down roll into desired shapes.
* Crack egg and beat well.Now dip the in egg and roll it in bread crumbs.
*Deep fry in golden brown in low flame.

Watch how to make Mackerel / Ayala Cutlets

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Chicken mayo sandwich


Chicken breast : 150g
Pepper powder : 1Tsp
Salt to taste
Mayonnaise : 1 1/2 Tbs
Small size onion : 1chopped
Bread white or brown : 4 pieces

*Clean the chicken cut it into small pieces and cook by adding salt and pepper powder.
*Cook till the chicken are well cooked, remove from fire and wait till it cools down completely.
*Transfer this to a blender or u can shred with ur hands  and transfer to a wide bowl.
*Now add chopped onion and mayonnise and combine all together.Check the salt add if needed.
*Using a knife slice of the hard edge of the bread slices.
*Spread the prepared mixture on bread.
*Now place one piece of bread over the other.
*After spreading all the bread pieces heat a non stick pan and lightly toast the bread on both the sides.

Wach how to make Chicken mayo sandwich

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Oreo cheese balls

Oreo cookies : 12nos
Cream cheese softened : 60g
Semi sweet chocolate bar (optional)
Semi sweet white chocolate bar  (optional)
Melted butter : 1 Tbs
Milk : 2 Tbs

*Place the oreo on a foil paper or zip lock bag.
*Crush using wooden roller or in a blender.
*Roll until the oreos are fine crumbs.
*Transfer this to a bowel.
*Add softened cream cheese and mix until well blended.
*Rub some butter on the palm and roll in between palms to form into balls.
*Refrigerate or freeze the balls until firm.
*Melt both chocolate in mirowave.
*Add milk to the chocolate and mix well.
*Using a skewer dip the balls in chocolate ganache.
*Place them to foil paper or baking paper.
*Now decorate with some white chocolate.

Watch how to make Oreo cheese balls

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Payyoli chicken fry

Chicken : 1/2 kg(cut it into small pieces)
Ginger garlic paste : 1 Tbs
Salt to taste
Lemon juice : 1 Tbs
Kashmiri Chilli powder : 1 1/2 Tbs
Turmeric powder : 1/2 Tsp
Pepper powder : 1/2 Tsp
Corn flour : 2 Tbs
Shredded coconut : 1 cup
Curry leaves : 3 spring

Green chillis : 4
Oil for deep frying

*Wash the chicken using salt and lemon juice.
*Marinate the chicken using ginger garlic paste,salt,lemon juice,chilli powder,turmeric powder,pepper powder and corn flour.
*Marinate for 30 minutes or overnight.
*Heat a kadai with very low flame and deep fry the chicken pieces untile done.
*Remove from from fire when chicken are cooked.
*In same oil fry coconut,green chilli and curry leaves.
*Fry till coconut gets golden brown.
* Remove from oil and drain in a kitchen towel.
*Now mix this with fried chicken.
*Serve hot .

Watch how to make Payyoli chicken fry

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Hummus / Hummus using sesame seeds

Cook chickpeas : 1cup (200 g)
Garlic : 4 cloves
Reserved liquid from cooked chickpeas : 3/4 cup
Lemon juice : 1 Tbs
Olive oil : 3-4 Tbs
Oilve oil ; 1-2 Tbs for garnishing
Sesame seeds : 2Tbs
Sugar : less than 1/4 Tsp
Salt to taste

*Soak the chickpeas for 3 hour or overnight and cook untile soft.
*Add cooked chickpeas to a food processor followed by garlic,Reserved liquid from cooked chickpeas,salt,sugar,lemon juice and olive oil.close the lid and blend for 10 seconds.
*Open the lid and add sesame seeds and puree until smooth.
*Transfer to a bowl and garnish with oilve oil and some chickpeas.

Watch how to make hummus

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Fish Kabsa / മീൻ കബ്സ

Fish : 5 piece for frying and about 100g for gravy.
Rice (jeerakasala or basmati) : 1 cup
Onion : 1 large chopped
Tomato :2 (made puree using blender)
Green chilli : 3 (optional)
Ginger paste : 1 Tbs
Garlic paste : 1 1/2 Tbs
Dried lemon : 2
Oil : 3 Tbs(For frying fish)
Oil : 3 Tbs (For rice)
Turmeric powder : 1/4 Tsp
Arabic masala : 2Tbs
Hot water : 1 3/4 cup

For fish marination:
Salt to taste
Pepper powder : 1/2 Tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/2 Tsp
Chilli powder : 2 Tsp
Lemon juice : 1 Tsp

For garnishing
Chopped tomato
Chopped carrot
Chopped capsicum
Chopped coriander leaves

*Wash and soak the rice for 30 minute to 1 hour.
*Marinate the fish using the ingredients listed under marination.
*Marinate and keep aside for 30 minutes.
*Heat a pan and add oil for frying.Fry the fish and set aside.
*Heat a cooker and add oil,now add ginger garlic paste.saute till raw smell goes.
*Add green chillies and turmeric powder and saute well.
*Now add chopped onion and salt to taste.Saute till transparent.
*Add dried lemon, tomato puree and arabic masala.
*Saute till tomato gets cooked well.
*Check the salt add if needed.
*Add fish pieces and cook the fish.When fishes are cooked mash the fish well.
*Add hot water and when it starts boiling add washed and drained rice.mix well.
*Close the cooker and cook for 1 whistle on low flame.
*Do not open the cooker immediately after the whistle,wait for half an hour.
*Now open the lid and keep for 15 minutes.
*Mix the rice slowely and garnish with tomato,carrot,capsicum and coriander leaves.
*Place the fried fish pieces on the top of rice.

Watch how to make fish kabsa

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Bread Omelette

Egg medium size : 2 nos
Bread : 2 slices
Salt to taste
Pepper powder : 1/2 Tsp
Onion small size : 1 chopped
Tomato : Half of one tomato chopped
Coriander leaves chopped : 1 Tbs
Capsicum : 2-3 Tbs
Ghee : 1 Tbs

*Crack the egg, add salt and whisk well.
*Add chopped onion,tomato,coriander leaves,capsicum and pepper powder.
*Now mix well and set aside.
*Roughly tear the bread pieces and keep aside.
*Heat a non stick pan and add ghee.
*Pour half portion of egg batter, top of egg batter spread the bread pieces.
*Now pour the rest of the egg batter on the top of bread.
*Press the bread using a spoon,press the bread till it is soaked with the egg.
*Close the lid and cook on very low flame for 10 minutes.
*Flip using a plate.cook for other 5 minutes and remove from fire.

Watch how to make bread omelette

Swiss roll / Jam roll on stove top

Egg : 2 medium size(Should be in room temperature)
Salt : 1 pinch
Backing powder : 1/4 Tsp
Vanilla essence : 1 Tsp
Flour / maida : 4 Tbs
Honey : 2 Tbs
Powdered sugar : 1 1/2 Tbs
Butter : 1 Tsp
Strawberry jam : 3-4 Tbs

*Crack the eggs.Beat until light and fluffy.
*Now add salt,backing powder,Vanilla essence,flour,honey and Powdered sugar.
*Now beat for one minute on medium speed.
*Heat a non stick pan add butter.
*Pour the prepared cake batter.
*Cover and cook on very low flame for 10 minutes.
*Cook on tawa top.
*After 10 minutes check with a skewer.If it cames out clean its cooked.
*Switch of the flame and remove the cake to a plate and wait till it gets cooled down.
*Now spread the jam on cake and roll it.
*Using a ciling wrap cover the jam roll and store in refrigerator for 1 hour.
*Now the jam roll is ready to slice and serve.

Watch how to make swiss roll

Monday, December 18, 2017

Goa rava fish fry

King fish / any other fleshy fish : 2 pieces
Lemon juice : 1 Tbs
Salt to taste
Kashmiri chilli powder : 1 1/2 Tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/2 Tsp
Pepper powder : 1/4 Tsp
Semolina / rava : 4-5 Tbs
Oil for frying : 3-4 Tbs

*Clean the fish using salt and lemon juice
*Marinate the fish by adding lemon juice,salt,chilli powder,turmeric powder and pepper powder.
*Marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
*Dip the marinated fish pieces in rava and coat well on both the sides.
*Heat a non stick pan and add oil,when hot add fish pieces.
*Shallow fry till golden colour in low flame.
*Flip the fish and cook the other side.
*Serve hot.

Watch how to make goa fish fry / Rava fish fry

Friday, December 15, 2017

Dill Leaves & Moong Dal Rice

Moong dal : 1/3 cup or 70g
Rice 1 cup ( jeerakasala / basmati) washed and soaked for 30 minutes.
Oil : 3 Tbs
Salt to taste
Garlic chopped : 1Tbs
Onion : 1 medium size
Tomato : 1/2 portion of one tomato
Chilli flakes : 1Tsp
Cinnomon stick : 1 inch length
Bay leaves : 1
Cloves : 3
Cumin powder : 1/4 Tsp
Garam masala : 1/2 Tsp
Hot water : 2 cup
Ghee : 1Tbs
Dil leaves : 3/4 cup chopped

*Wash andSoak the moong dal for 3-4 hours.
*Heat a cooker and add 2-3 tbs oil and add chopped garlic,saute it till brown colour.
*Add chopped onion and salt to taste,saute till golden brown.
*Add chilli flakes,clove,cinnomon stick,bay leaves,cumin powder and garam masala and saute for 1 minute.
*Add tomato and cook till tomato gets mashed.
*Now add moon dal and one and half cup of hot water mix well and close the lid and cook for one whistle in low flame.
*Wait for ten minutes and open the cooker and check the moong dal is cooked.
*Add half cup of hot water washed and drained rice also 1Tbs ghee.
*Add chopped dil leaves and mix well.
*Close the lid and cook for one whistle in low flame.After one whistle swich of the flame and wait for 15 minutes.
*Open and keep for 10 minutes then mix well.
*Serve with curd.

Watch how to make

Monday, December 11, 2017

Crispy Popcorn chicken / KFC style

Boneless chicken breast : 250g
Egg medium size : 1
Corn flour : 2 Tsp
All purpose flour/Maida : 1Tsp

Black Pepper : 1/2 Tsp
Chilli powder : 1Tsp
Oregano : 1/4Tsp
Lemon juice : 1Tbs
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

For coating
Bread crumbs : 1 cup
Chilli flakes : 1 to 2 Tsp

*Slice the chicken breast into cubes and add the item one by one for marination.
*Add salt to taste followed by chilli powder,Oregano, flour,Corn flour,Lemon juice and egg.
*Mix well and set aside for 2 to 6 hours.
*Mix chilli flakes with bread crumbs and coat all the chciken pieces with the bread crumbs.
*Heat a kadai with oil.Add the chicken piece,reduce the flame to very low and fry till golden brown.
*Remove from oil to a paper towel.

Watch how to make Crispy Popcorn chicken