For a varutharacha kozhi curry, a naadan chicken meat will be the best tasting one than the broiler chicken. Naadan chicken needs more cooking time than broiler chicken. I was not aware of the different breeds /types of chicken, other than broiler and naadan /desi chicken. Now there is something called english chicken, where the meat is more like naadan chicken meat and need more cooking time and this meat is really good for making a curry like this.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I popped some pop corn and thought of sharing it here with all of you. Smeared with some utterly, butterly delicious butter and seasoned with salt, it's good to go. Now you can flavor the pop corn as to your taste. Add chili powder to make it spicy, sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese to make it cheesy. Whatever it is, there is one ingredient, that add a lot of flavor to the pop corn and that is the coconut oil. I remember watching food network channel, where they mentioned to use coconut oil to get the same taste to the pop corn that is made at the movies.
1/2 cup - Corn Kernels
3 to 4 tbsp - Coconut oil
2 to 3 tbsp - Butter
Salt to taste
1 ) Use a cooker or a heavy bottom utensil with tight lid to make the pop corn. Heat coconut oil in the cooker. Let the oil heat up on medium- high heat. To test if the oil is hot enough for the kernels to pop, add 2-3 kernels to the oil and once it pops, the oil is ready.
2 ) Add the kernels to the cooker and close with a tight lid. Once the kernels starts popping, shake the cooker back and forth to evenly pop the kernels. Once the popping slows down, turn off the stove. Transfer the pop corn to another big enough utensil. Melt butter and pour over the pop corn, toss, sprinkle salt to taste. Toss well to get the butter and salt evenly on all corns.
Now enjoy this home made pop corn.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Having an omelet or scrambled eggs with toast or bread is a quick breakfast to fix. Now add some potatoes and scramble the eggs for a difference. You will get a more hearty breakfast, that is delicious and filling.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
My kitchen is filled with this enticing aroma of freshly pounded spices, that i sprinkle into the pan of fried prawns and coconut milk. It's a winning combination of ingredients, that is flavorful and delicious.
Serve with basmati rice or appam.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Some in my house will not eat anything bitter, where in i just go for it. Methi with it's characteristic bitterness, when cooked with dal /lentil will reduce the bitterness and balance the taste. Adding coconut oil enhanced the flavors to this simple dish.
5 big - garlic, crushed & chopped
4 ) Now pour in the cooked dal to the kadai. Stir and mix, adjust salt to taste. Simmer and cook for a minute. Take off the stove and serve.
Monday, August 02, 2010
Navratan meaning 'nine gems' is the name given to this mughlai korma dish, that is a mixed combination of vegetables, paneer, fruit & nuts. Add in your choice of vegetables to make this korma. This will make a good side dish with naan, roti or pulao.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Sevai / rice noodles is a popular southern indian dish that is steamed cooked and then seasoned. Different varieties of sevai's are prepared. Like the plain sevai, tamarind sevai, lime sevai, the yummy tasting coconut sevai.To make rice sevai from scratch will be time consuming for a person like me. So i went in for the ready to cook rice sevai available in the market.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
A flavorful dosa with spring onions. Rice and different dals is the base of this dosa, with a ratio of 2 :1. Dals should measure all together to one cup, where you can increase any one dal proportion a little bit. More of Channa dal or toor dal will make the dosa crisp and also adds flavor. More of moong dal will make the dosa soft. So you can increase the measure of any of the dals as to what you desire the dosa to turn out to be like.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Going out to have Chinese is something we do often, unless it can be created at home. Fried prawns cooked in hot garlic sauce is delightful in taste and will make a great side dish with Chinese fried rice, noodles or just plain steamed jasmine rice.
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
If you love sweet and sour dishes and also love to cook with ripe mangoes, then go for this Chinese sweet and sour dish, Chili Mango. It has the balanced sweet and sour taste, once the dish has cooled down a bit and the flavors have settled in. This will be a good side dish along with chinese fried rice or noodles. But then i just ate the chili mango and didn't need anything to go along with it. Try it and you might also like it.
Serve as a side dish with chinese fried rice or noodles.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
In kerala a drumstick tree in the backyard of a house is a common sight. There is one our back yard too. This gives a good supply of drumsticks and leaves to cook when ever you desire for a dish made out of it. Now to make this drumstick leaves upperi / thoran, pick on young drumstick leaves. Older leaves tend to be more bitter. Pick just the leaves off the stem and then clean them well.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Monday, June 07, 2010
Kali dal is yet another delicious Punjabi dish, that is wholesome and rich in taste. Whole black urad dal with skin is used for making this dish. Earlier i had posted 'Dal Makhani' recipe, cooked in slow cooker. This dish also can be cooked in a slow cooker to get the creamy texture for the dish. But now this a pressure cooker recipe, which is equally good.
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Laal Maas, is popular Rajasthani meat dish, that is cooked with a lot of red chilies to give a very deep red color to the meat curry. This red meat curry usually prepared with goat /lamb meat and is served with roti. Rajasthani roti's are made from bajra, maize or besan.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 03, 2010
1 ) Making oil less Pappad in Microwave - Place one pappad on the turn table and microwave. In less than 30 seconds pappad will get cooked. Watch the pappad, when it's getting microwaved. Stop the microwave as soon as the whole pappad is cooked.
Monday, April 26, 2010
A soya nuggets / chunks curry with potato tastes more or less like a mutton curry. This gravy curry will be good with rice or roti. Also if the curry rests for an hour or so, it will taste even better with all the flavors settling in. Good amount of onion and oil is used for this recipe to get good results.