Sunday, February 26, 2012

Nenthrapazham/Ethapazham sweet fry


Nenthrapazham - 2nos (cut into round)

Jaggery powder - 1/4cup*

Ghee - 2tsp

Grated coconut - 2tsp

Cardamom powder - 1/2tsp


Heat a pan, add 1tsp of ghee, pazham and fry till colour changes

Add jaggery and mix them well

Then add coconut, cardamom pwd, ghee and saute for few mins

Serve hot with tea

*Jaggery u can adjusted to ur taste

Monday, February 20, 2012

Broccoli Pachadi


Broccoli - 1small bunch
Curd - 1/2cup
Ginger - small piece
Oil - 1tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2tsp
Red chilly - 1no
Salt - to taste


Cut the broccoli into small piece and put them into boiling water, cook them for 2mins and drain the water and keep aside

Heat a kadai, add oil,add mustard seeds after splutters, add finely chopped broccoli and ginger with salt fry till it becomes soft and off the flame  

Whisk the curd with salt and add it to the broccoli and mix them well

Broccoli pachadi is ready to serve..Goes well with briyani rice and fried rice.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Aloo Mutter


Boiled potatoes - 3nos 
Peas - 1/2cup (frozen)
Onion - 2nos
Tomato - 3nos
Ginger&garlic paste - 1tsp
Kashmiri chilli powder - 1tsp
Tumeric pwd - 1/2tsp
Coriander pwd - 1tsp
Gram masala pwd - 1/2tsp
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Cloves - 2nos
Oil - 3tsp
Coriander leaves - few
Lime juice - 1tsp
Kasturi methi - 1tsp
Coriander leaves - for garnishing

1)Heat a kadai, add 1tsp oil and put boiled potatoes and fry  for few mins...drain and keep aside(this process is optional)

2)In the same kadai, add onion and cloves, cumin seeds, tomatoes, ginger&garlic, saute them till tomatoes mashes well

3)Then add  tumeric pwd,chilly pwd and coriander pwd cook for 3-4mins and off the flame, after it cools grind them into fine paste

4)In same kadai, add the paste, gram masala, kasturi methi, little water, cover it and cook till oil separates

5) Add peas and pototoes, cook for 5-6mins. Finally add lime juice and garinish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with chapathi, naan and pulao.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Jam Milkshake

       First time i am tried this milkshake, long back i saw this recipe in the tv. It is very simple and tasty...surely kids will like it. My hubby gave this Beautiful Rose for V'day.


Jam - 2tsp (mixed fruit jam)

Milk - 1cup

Sugar - as required

Vanilla icecream - 1tsp (optional)



Blend all the ingredients finely and keep it in fridge and serve chill.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Rava Dosa


Rava - 1cup
Onion - 1no1
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Green chilly - 2nos(chopped)
Ginger - 1 tsp (chopped)
Pepper - 1/2tsp
Rice flour - 1 tsp
Curry & coriander leaves - few
Salt - to taste
Oil - to sprinkle


In a vessel, put rava, thinly sliced onion, pepper(whole),ginger, cumin seeds, salt, rice flour and curry n coriander leaves and add 3/4cup water. * batter should be watery.

Heat a tawa, (the tawa should be very hot). Take the batter in a small glass or bowl, jus pour the batter on the hot tawa and sprinkle oil.

Cook the dosa till crispy and light brown. 
(if u want u can turn the dosa and cook for few mins)

Onion rava dosa is ready to serve hot with coriander chutney or your desire side dish.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Chicken Kurma

Chicken - 1/2kg
Onion - 3nos
Tomato - 2nos
Chilly powder - 1tsp
Coriander pwd - 2tsp
Tumeric pwd - 1/2tsp
Cloves - 2nos
Cinnamon - small piece
Salt - to taste
Oil - 3tsp
Curry n coriander leaves - to garnish

To Grind:
Coconut - 1/2cup
Fennel seeds - 1/4tsp
Green chilly - 2nos(small)
Ginger - small piece
Garlic - 2flakes
Cashewnuts - 3nos


1)Grind coconut, ginger n garlic,chilly,fennel seeds and cashewnuts into fine pase and keep aside

2)Heat a kadai, add oil, when its hot add cloves and cinnamon,then add onion fry till brown

3)Add tomatoes and saute till it mashes well

4)Then add chicken pieces,tumeric pwd,chilly and coriander, mix well and close the lid and cook till it turns soft  

5)Add coconut paste, adjust salt and cook till raw smell goes and garnish with curry n coriander leaves

Serve hot with plain rice, chapathi or briyani.


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