Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Crunchy Cut Cakes


Maida  flour - 1cup

Egg - 1no

Cardamom - 2no

Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup

Vanilla essence - 1/2tsp

Baking powder - a pinch

Oil - to fry


1)In a bowl, add maida, egg, powdered sugar, vanilla essence and powdered cardamom. Mix them well and make a dough

2)Close the dough with lid for 15mins

3)After 15mins make small balls and spread them round(not too thick nor thin) Then make any shapes  

4)Heat a kadai, add oil deep fry the shapes.

Note: cake should be crunchy, not to be fried dark brown then it will become hard

Friday, December 25, 2009

Butter Cake and Merry Christmas!!


Butter - 50g

All purpose flour - 1 cup

Milk - 1/2 cup

Baking powder - 1/2 tsp

Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup

Egg - 1 no

Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp


Beat the butter nicely and make it smooth (please have it in room temp before beating)

To it add egg, vanilla essence, sugar, baking powder, milk ( all items at room temp)

Add flour to it and mix it into a smooth batter

Pre heat the oven for 15minutes at 150 C.

Pour the batter in a tray and heat the tray for 30 minutes.

The cake is ready to be served.

Now comes...AWARD...from dear Aruna of Veggie paradise. Thank u so much. I like to pass it to all my blogger friends.

This Butter cake is going for Cakes & cookies Event and Show me your cake

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Coconut Cookies And Gift


All purpose Flour - 1 cup

Baking Powder - 1  pinch

Coconut Powder - 1/2 cup

Salt - to taste 

Sugar powdered- 1/4 cup

Butter - 25gms (beat well)

Honey - 1  tsp

Water/Milk - 3 tsp

Vanilla - 1 tsp


Beat the butter nicely and make it smooth

To it add vanilla,honey,salt, sugar, baking powder, coconut powder and water/milk

Add flour to it and mix it into a smooth dough.

Pre heat the oven for 10 minutes at 150 C.

Make round balls of the dough and flatten it on a butter paper and place it in the oven.

Heat the dough for 15 minutes and the cookies is ready to serve. 

Now comes...

My dear friend priya of priya's recipes has gifted me these. Thank u so much.

Coconut cookies is going for cakes & cookies Event

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Prawn Fry


Prawns - 500 gms

Onion - 2 nos

Tomato - 2 nos

Green chilly - 2 nos 

Fennel seeds - 1 tsp

Ginger Garlic paste - 2tsp

Turmeric powder - 1 tsp

Chilly powder - 1 tsp

Coriander powder - 1 1/2 tsp

Salt - to taste

Oil - 4tsp

Curry & coriander leaves - as required


1)Boil the prawn prawn for 10 minutes with turmeric powder and salt to taste.

2)Heat a kadai, add  oil, fennel seeds, then add onion saute till the onion is transparent in colour,  and next add ginger garlic paste and green chillies fry them till raw smell goes well

3)Then add tomatoes, salt and turmeric powder fry well till the raw smell goes.

4)Add red chilly powder and coriander powder stir well and add prawns..close the lid

5)Fry prawns till the oil separates

6) Finally garnish with curry & coriander leaves

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Peas Rice


Frozen Peas - 1cup

Boiled Rice - 2cups

Onion chopped - 2nos

Tomato Chopped - 2nos

Green chilly - 3nos

Ginger Garlic paste - 1tsp

Cloves = 2nos

Patta - 1 medium size

Fennel seeds - 1/2tsp

Oil - 3tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Salt - to taste


1)Heat a kadai, add oil, fennel seeds, cloves and patta saute them and  then add chopped onions fry till it turns transparent

2)Add Tomatoes, tumerice powder, green chillies and salt mix them and close the lid...cook till oil separates

3)Then add peas and again close the lid. After peas cooks well, finally add boiled rice and mix them evenly and adjust salt.

Peas rice is ready to serve.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Freezed Banana Milk Shake


Boiled Milk/Pasteurised milk - 1 glass

Banana - 2 nos

Cashwnets - 4 to 5 nos

Sugar - 1/2 cup


1)Boil the milk, cool it and keep in the freezer for 1 hour

2)Take out the freezed milk, grind it  with banana, cashwnets and sugar

Freezed banana  milk shake is ready to serve

Friday, December 11, 2009

Tandoori chicken


Chicken leg - 3 or 4 pieces

Kashmiri chilly powder - 3tsp

Cloves - 2nos

Cardomam - 2nos

Patta -1 medium piece

Coriander seeds - 2tsp

Ginger  - small piece 

garlic - 4 to 5 flakes

Thick curd - 2tsp

Oil - 3tsp


1) Wash the chicken legs and grind kashmiri chilly powder,ginger garlic, cloves, patta, coriander seeds, cardomam into fine paste

2) add grinded paste, curd and oil to chicken legs and Marinate them for 4 to 5 hour in refridgerator

3)Remove the marinated chicken from refridgerator and bring it to the room temperature.Preheat the oven for 15mins at 250'C, then place marinated chicken in the rod and cook them for 25 -35mins.

Hot tandoori chicken is ready to serve with biryani/fried rice. This is supposed to  be one of india's delicious food item.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Curd Rice


Boiled rice - 2cups

Curd - 1/2cup

Gatted Carrot - 1/2 cup 

Mustard seeds - 1tsp

Urad dal - 1tsp

Bengalgram dal = 1tsp

Curry & coriander leaves

Hing = 1/2tsp

Salt - to taste

Oil - 2tsp


1)Boil the rice and finely smash them and keep aside

2)Heat a kadai, add oil,mustardafter it splutters, add urad, bengalgram dal,curry leaves, hing,salt and add gratted carrot, off the flame

3)Finally add curd, saute them well and add it to the rice and mix them 

4)Garnish with coriander leaves

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Toor Dal Dosa


Tiffin rice/Raw rice - 1cup

Toor dal - 1/4 cup

Urad dal - 1/4 cup

Fenugreek - 1tsp

Oil - for sprinkle

Salt - to taste


1)Wash the rice, toor dal, urad dal and fenugreek and soak in water for 3 to 4 hours

2)Then grind them finely in mixer or grinder...keep batter over night for seasoning

3)Next day add salt and mix them well...Heat a tawa, pour the batter and spread them roundly

4)Sprinkle oil and heat both sides for 2mins

Serve toor dal dosa with coconut chutney, its a delicious food to eat.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gulab Jamun


Instant gulab jamun mix flour- 2cups
Water - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 4cups
Cardamom - 2nos
Oil/Ghee - for deep frying


1)Take a thick bottom vessel, add sugar(4cups) and water( 1/2cup) bring it to boil. When it becomes thick syrup, add cardamom and off the flame
2) Take a bowl put instant gulab jamun mix flour into it..add Water little by little (1/2cup)
3) Mix them smoothly and make small balls without applying much force
4)Heat a kadai, add ghee/oil..then fry the balls till it turns brown in a low flame
5)Put the fried balls into sugar syrup

Instant gulab jamun is ready to eat, serve it with ice cream.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Green Coconut Chutney


Coconut gratted - 1cup

Green chilly - 2nos

Ginger - small piece

Coriander leaves - 1/2cup

Mint leaves - 4 to 5 leaves

Salt - to taste

For seasoning:

Mustard seeds - 1tsp

Curry leaves - as required

Oil - 2tsp


1)Put the coconut, coriander leaves, mint leaves, ginger, salt and green chilly into mixie jar and grind them into fine paste

2)Transfer the paste to a bowl

3)Heat a kadai, add oil, mustard seeds after it splutters then add curry leaves and add it to the paste

Green chutney is now ready to serve. It goes well with Dosa and idly.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Veg. Paneer Pulav and Award

This award from my dear friend priya of priya recipes. thank u priya, like to pass it to

Now comes my recipe....


Basmati rice - 1 cup

Carrot - 1 nos

Beans -4 nos

Paneer - 1cup(chopped into cubes)

Onion - 2 nosGreen chilly - 2nos

Ginger & garlic paste - 1tsp

Cloves - 3nos Patta - 1no

Bay leaves - 1no

Fennel seeds (sombu)- 1Tsp

Mint leaves - 1/2cup

Ghee - 2tsp

Salt - to taste

Oil - 2tsp


1)Heat a kadai, add oil fry the paneer cubes till it turns light brown and keep aside
2)In a pressure cooker heat ghee add fennel seeds, cloves, patta and bay leaves fry for 2mins

3)Add onion, fry till it turns brown and add green chillies, ginger and garlic paste

4)After the ginger & garlic paste cooks well...add carrot chopped, beans chopped, salt and saute for few mins

5)Then add basmati rice and add 2 cups of water,add mint leaves, fried paneer cubes and close the pressure cooker with whistle and let it cook for 2 whistles.

6) Ones cooked the paneer pulav is ready for serving
This Veg paneer pulav is participating in EFM event

Monday, November 9, 2009

Hi friends, I am backkkkk!!!!....with Pan cake


Maida flour - 1 cup

Sugar - 1/4 cup (powdered sugar)

egg - 2 nos

Banking soda - a pinch


1) Take 1cup of maida flour in a bowl, then add sugar, eggs and banking soda.

2)Mix them till it becomes fine batter then heat a tawa pour the batter(dont spread) and cook it in a closed lid.

3) Heat both sides for 3mins and serve it with honey.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Break and Awards!!!!

Hi friends,

My dear friend priya of priya's recipes has gifted me with these awards. Thanks a lot priya. And im taking a break for a month going to india. Take care and bye friends.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Semiya kesari(Vermicelli)


Vermecilli / Semiya - 1 cup

Sugar - 1 cup

Ghee - 2 tsp

Water - 2 cups

Cardomom powder - 1/4 tsp

Cashew nuts - 5 nos

Kesari colour - a pinch


1)In a pan, heat ghee and roast the cashew nuts remove it and keep aside.

2)Roast the semiya till it turns brown and keep it aside.

3)In the same pan, Pour 2cups of water and bring it to boil. Add the Vermecilli and cook  till it absorbs water.

4)Then add the sugar, kesari colour, cardomom powder and sim for 10mins.

5)Finally garnish it with cashew nuts.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sunday's special - Nadan fish fry


Butter fish(sankara meen) - 1/2kg

Small onion - 5-6nos

Red chilly powder - 1tsp

Pepper corns - 7-8nos

Ginger - 1tsp(chopped)

Oil - as required

Turmeric powder - 1/2tsp


1)Grind the small onions, red chilly powder, pepper corns,ginger, salt and turmeric powder all together into fine paste

2)Marinet fish with the above paste for 1/2hr

3)Heat oil in a tawa and fry the marinated fish for 10-15mins.

Nadan fish fry is ready to serve.It is a delicious food.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Beetroot pachadi and Award time


Beetroot - 1no medium size

Gratted coconut - 1/2cup

Curd - 1/2 cup

Cumin - 1tsp

Small onion - 10 -12 nos

Curry leaves - for seasoning

Red chilly - 3nos

Mustard seed - 1tsp

Oil - 2tsp

Salt - to taste


1) Chop the beetroot and add little water with salt ,cook them and keep aside

2) Grind coconut, small onion and cumin seeds into fine paste and add to the beetroot, cook for 10-15mins

3) Then add curd and off the flame(after adding curd should not heat it)

4) For seasoning, heat a kadai, add oil, mustard seeds, red chilly and curry leaves and add it to the beetroot pachadi.

The beetroot pachadi is ready to serve.

Award time!!!!!

MyDear friend priya of priyas recipes and sarah naveen of vazhayila gifted me these two beautiful awards. 

Thank u soooooo much priya and sarah for passing these awards to me

I like to pass these awards to some of my friends:









Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ada Prathaman - 50th Post


Rice ada - 1cup

Jaggery - 250 gms

Coconut milk - 1 1/2cups

Water - 2glass

Ghee - 2tsp

Cardamom - 2nos

Cashwnets - 5-6nos


1) Boil the ada with water till it becomes soft

2) Then dissolve the jaggery in water and add it to the ada and allow them to boil till it turns thick

3)Add cocount milk and keep in flow flame and heat it for 10mins and stir well

4)Heat ghee in a pan and put the cashwnets, fry them till brown and add it to the prathamam

5) Finally add the cardamom to it. Ada prathamam is ready to serve.

I am sending this recipe to sweets and sovouries event hosted by saraswathi

Now comes award:

I must thank the person who gave me the award and list their blog and link it

I must list 10 honest things about myself

I must put a copy of The Honest Scrap Logo on my blog.

I must select at least 7 other worthy bloggers & list their links

I must notify the bloggers of the award and hopefully they will follow the above three

requirements also.

Thanks Priya,Sarah naveen and padma for sharing this With me! Its really encouraging!

My honest things:

1.I love to travel
2.I love to go back to my childhood days
3. I love to eat
4.I love to try new recipes
5. I love my family
6. I love to keep my home clean 
7.I love to be with my best friend archana
8.I love pets very much
 9.Short temper 

I like to share with:








Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Happy Onam To All

Onam pookallam and onam sadya

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tag and Awards!!!

Thanks  to Sarah and sireesha for passing on these two wonderful awards to me and 

My dear friend priya has tagged me..thanks dear!

The Rules:

1. Link the person who tagged you.

2. Post the rules on your blog.

3. Share the ABCs of you.

4. Tag 4 people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.

5. Let the 4 tagged people know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

6. Do not tag the same person repeatedly but try to tag different people, so that there is a big network of bloggers doing this tag.

The Tag:

1. A – Available/Single? Married 

2. B – Best friend? Archana

3. C – Cake or Pie? Cake

4. D – Drink of choice? Coffee

5. E – Essential item you use every day?  computer  

6. F – Favorite color?blue and black

7. G – Gummy Bears Or Worms? worms

8. H – Hometown? God's own country (kerala)

9. I – Indulgence? Chocolates and sweets 

10. J – January or February? February(my little angel's birthday)

11. K – Kids & their names? 1 Daughter - Krishya

12. L – Life is incomplete without? Family

13. M – Marriage date?July 02nd,2006

14. N – Number of siblings?None

 15. O – Oranges or Apples? Apple

16. P – Phobias/Fears? Fears

17. Q – Quote for today? B Happy always:-)

18. R – Reason to smile? My Family

19. S – Season? Winter

20. T – Tag 4 People?

21. U – Unknown fact about me?unknown

22. V – Vegetable you don't like? Beans

23. W – Worst habit? forgetting things and Anger

24. X – X-rays you've had? 1time

25. Y – Your favorite food? chicken fry 

26. Z – Zodiac sign?sagittarius

I have tagged 4 blogger friends





Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Spicy Chettinad chicken


Chicken -  500gms

Onion - 1no

Tomato - 1no

Ginger&garlic paste - 1tsp

Mustard seeds - 1tsp

Coriander & curry leaves - to garnish

Salt - to taste

Oil -3tsp

To grind:

Cloves - 2nos

Funnel seeds - 1tsp

Pepper corns - 1tsp

Red chilly - 4 nos

Patta - medium size

Cumin - 1tsp

Coriander seeds - 1tsp

Poppy seeds - 1/2tsp

Heat a kadai without oil, fry the above ingredients..after it cool,  grind them into fine powder


1)Heat oil in a Kadai, add mustard seeds then add onion  and add ginger&garlic paste saute them for few mins till raw smell goes

2)Add tomato fry till oil separates

3)Then add the grinded masala powder to it and add little water boil them for 3-4mins 

4)Add chicken to it and cooks them for 10-15mins(if u need u can also add coconut milk after chicken becomes soft)

5)Finally garnish with coriander & curry leaves

This food item goes well with: chappathi,rice and naan


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