Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Parippu And Muringa Curry


1. Toor Dhal - 1/2 cup

2. Drumsticks -8

3. Onion -1

4. green chillies -3 or 4

5. curry leaves

6. Ground coconut - 1/2 cup

7. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

8. Salt to taste

9. Mustard seeds 1tsp

10. Red chilly - 3 no
11.Cumin seed -1/4 tsp


Pressure cook Dhal adding chopped onions along with it.

Add drumsticks, green chillies,turmeric powder and salt to dhal and cook for 10 minutes or until done.

Finally add the ground coconut and cumin seed.

when it starts to boiling turn off the fire.

Heat oil in a pan and sputter mustard seeds,add red chillies and curry leaves to it and add to the curry.

Best with rice.

Chicken Chukka


Chicken -1 kg
Finely sliced onions -3
Ginger/Garlic paste -1 tsp
Green Chilli cut lengthwise -3
Coriander leaf finely chopped
Curry leaves -1 stem
Tomatoes pureed 2-3
Oil -4 tbsp

For Masala:

Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2tsp
Peppar powder-1 /2tsp
Chicken masala -1 tsp
Red food colour 1/4 of tsp
Salt as reqd


• Wash the chicken thoroughly.
• Heat oil, add ginger, garlic, onions and salt fry till golden brown.
• Once above is done add all the masalas except food colour. Fry it with above for few seconds .
• Add tomatoes puree, green chillies. Fry till all the masalas is mixed well
• Add chicken & mix with masala for about 5-6 minutes
• Let the chicken cook till tender. See that the water is completely dried.Now add food colour and cook for 2 minutes.
• Garnish it with green coriander leaves and curry leaves.
• Serve hot.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Fish(Ayala) Cutlet


Fish : 3/4gmsOnion chopped : 3nos.
Green chillies chopped: 4nos
Garlic chopped finely : 5 nos. (bigger size)
Ginger chopped finely : 1 medium size
Potatoes boiled & smashed : 3nos
Pepper powder : 1 teaspoon
Coriander leaves : as per your taste
Garam masala: 1/2 teaspoon.
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Chilly powder-1/4 tsp
Oil : 4 table spoon.
Bread crumbs: 1/2 cup
Egg: 2nos
Oil for deep frying : 2 cups


1.Boil fish with little salt,turmeric powder, chilly powder, Ginger, Garlic till they are cooked.

2.Pour oil in a pan, as the oil becomes hot put onion, ginger, garlic & green chillies and half fry. . You have to stir it continously.

3. Now add pepper powder & garam masalas. Fry well.Add smashed potatoes & mix well .Turn off the gas &spread some coriander leaves. if u need salt u can add as per the taste.

4.Now add fish to it & mix well. Dont add water to it. Make this mixture dry.5.Let it be cool for some time then make small round balls . Make any shape of ur choose.

6.Take a bowl beat the eggs and in another plate take bread crumbs. Dip this balls in the egg mixture & then put bread crumbs on both sides of the cutlet.

7.Now deep fry the cutlets in oil.

8.Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

Upma Recipe ( Hubby Special)


1- cup rava / semolina
1- onion, finely chopped
1/4 - cup chopped carrots
2 green chillies, chopped
1" piece ginger, grated
A few curry leaves
1/2 - tsp urad dal /uzhunnu parippu
1/4 -tsp mustard seeds / kaduku
2 -tsp oil
3 -tsp dalda ghee
Salt to taste


1.Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds let it splutter,

2.Now add urad dal and curry leaves. When the dal turns golden brown add the onions, green chillies and ginger. Fry for 1 mins.

3. Now add the chopped carrots. Mix well. Add about 3 cups water and cook until the vegetables turn soft.Add dalda also.

4.Add salt and mix well. Then lower fire to sim and add the rava little at a time, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Continue to cook and stir for another 5 mins.

5. Remove and serve hot.