Sunday, September 28, 2014

Chana Dal Dum Biriyani / Hyderabadi Chana Dal Biriyani / Lentil Biriyani

Most of us have the experience of cooking and eating many kinds of Biriyanies like Chicken, Fish, Egg, Mutton, Vegetable Biriyanies? The list is endless!! But, ...

For cooking Dal:
(1) Chana Dal / Split Black Gram – ¾ cup
(2) Water – 1 ½ cup

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Nadan Moru Kachiyathu / Seasoned Buttermilk

This is Kerala’s essential and unavoidable dish / ozhichu koottan in almost every family, especially in every Christian home of Kerala.. It goes well with rice.

 Personally speaking I have very fond memories with regard to this curry. My dad is from Kuttanadu, Changanacherry of Kottayam district of Kerala, the southernmost state of India. Kuttanadans have the habit of eating every meal with at least one ozhichukootan and they use this basically towards..


Yogurt – 2 cups
Water – 1 cup
Coconut Oil – 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp

Friday, September 19, 2014

Chicken Fajitas

Fajita is a traditional Mexican Dish which is a very common in Mexican restaurants. The term refers to any grilled meat served wrapped in a tortilla. Fajitas are available in different types / many kinds including chicken, beef or shrimp fillings or only with vegetable fillings..

When I made this it was totally a different experience and I was so happy for the original and colourful look of Chicken Fajitas that I made. Doesn’t it it look like Chicken Shavarma? We both enjoyed it like anything and it was of course better than Chicken Shavarma  so you can also definitely make this restaurant quality Fajitas!!

Here is how to make a typical Chicken Fajita. 


(1)Tortillas – 4 
(2)Cheddar cheese (grated) – ½ cup (optional)
(3)Sour cream – 3 tbsp (optional)
(4)Tomato ketchup – to taste
(5)Cooking spray

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

French Beans Thoran with Split Bengal Gram

The word Thoran is often associated with South India. It’s a very common side dish during lunch and dinner along with rice in South Indian states. The very famous thorans from Kerala are Cabbage thoran, Carrot thoran and Beans thoran.. The list goes endless. This is the recipe of easy and filling Beans and split Bengal gram thoran. Have you heard about ‘Poor Man’s Meat? It is Beans, because it has a great source of Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium. Potassium, Magnesium and iron.

Try this thoran. I am sure that you will love it. I should say that the end product would be superb.

(1)Beans (chopped to small round pieces) – 250 grams
(2)Split Gram Peas – ¾ th cup
(3)Coconut (grated) – ½ cup
(4)Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Coriander Chutney

Coriander leaves, also known as cilantro or dhania is a rich source of minerals and vitamins, has many medicinal properties. It acts as an anti-inflammatory. It helps in lowering the blood sugar level and helps in digestion.

We use coriander leaves for garnishing in Indian cuisine. Its dark green colour makes it more attractive and has its unique taste. 

Preparation Time – 10 minutes
Total Tome – 10 minutes
Cuisine – Indian
Recipe type – Chutney (side dish)
Serves – 2 or 3
(1) Coriander leaves – one bunch
(2) Green chilly (chopped)– 2

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Baby Potato Stir Fry

Happy Thursday guys..

Potatoes are the most loved vegetable of almost all cuisines of the world. If that is the case with big potatoes, then who can ignore its baby ones? Potatoes are the favourite vegetable of our homes and I cook at least once in two weeks and sometimes once in a week.. J

Potatoes are a rich source of carbohydrate content. 

Baby Potatoes look so attractive. They are so sweet looking for our eyes. .. Isn’t it?  There is very little chance to go wrong with potato dishes. Baby potatoes transform to a delicious and irresistible one if we cook it either with other vegetables or with any other ingredients and spices. 


Baby Potatoes – ½ kg
Oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard – ¼ tsp
Curry Leaves – 2 sprigs
Ginger – 1 “piece