Chicken 65

Preparation Blend the ingredients of the masala to a fine paste. Mix the yogurt, lemon juice, rice flour, salt and two tablespoons oil into the ground masala paste. Coat the chicken with the masala paste and marinate for 1-2 hour in a refrigerator. Heat the remaining oil in a thick-bottomed kadai; add the chicken pieces…

Chatpata Chicken – Hot and Sour Chicken

Preparation Wash the chicken and cut into medium size pieces. Drain the water completely. In a deep saucepan or kadai, heat the butter (1/2). Add sliced onion & green chillies. Shallow fry for 4-5 mins in low flame. Add ginger garlic paste, cloves, black pepper,  bay leaf, cinnamon, 1tsp coriander leaves and a pinch of…

Kingfish (surmai/arka) Varutharacha Curry

Cut the fish into medium size and wash it carefully. Marinate with 1/2 tsp turmeric and a pinch of salt. Prepare the masala: In a saucepan, dry fry cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, black pepper corns &, coriander powder, red chili powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder & bay leaf for around 3-4 mins in low heat. Add…

Aavoli Fry (Black Pomfret Fried)

Preparation Cut the fish into medium sized pieces and clean it with fresh water. Blend onion, garlic cloves, black pepper corns, turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt. Prepare a fine paste. Marinate the fish with this paste and keep aside for 15-20 mins. In a deep fry-pan heat oil. Place the fish one by one…

Aloo Ajwaini (Baby potato cooked in spicy carom seeds & coconut)

Preparation Dry fry Jeera, Coriander, Dal-Chini, Kali Mirch, Lal Mirch, Laung & Ajwain for around 3-4 mins in low heat. In an another saucepan dry fry shredded coconut, and garlic cloves for 2-3 mins. Blend the masala, coconut and cloves to make a smooth paste. Heat oil in a deep saucepan, shallow fry chopped onion. Add the masala and…

Dahi Aloo (Baby Potato in a tangy creamy curd gravy)

Preparation Blend tomato and onion to make a fine paste. Heat oil in a deep saucepan, add ginger garlic paste. Fry it for 1-2 minutes. Add blended tomato-onion puree. Cook it in low flame, till the oil is starting coming out. Add Dhaniya Powder, Chlli Powder,  & Turmeric Powder. Cook it for another 1-2 minutes. Add water,…

Cherupayar Curry / Mung Dal Curry (Green Gram Curry)

Preparation Soak cherupayar (green gram) 3-4 hours in water. Drain the water and boil it with fresh water in a pressure cooker adding salt and turmeric. Heat oil in a deep saucepan. Add onion, garlic cook it for 1-2 minutes. Add chopped ginger and green chilies.  Stir well and add boiled Cherupayar (Green Gram). Seasoning…

Pairu Melkushyam / Lobia Recipe (Black Eyed Beans Curry)

Preparation Soak beans overnight in water to cover generously. Drain the water and boil it with fresh water in a pressure cooker adding salt and turmeric. Heat oil in a deep saucepan. Add onion, garlic cook it for 1-2 minutes. Add ginger, green chilies, tomato, cumin powder, red chilly powder, and coriander powder.  Stir well…

Chena (Sooran/Jimikand) Moru Curry

Preparation Grind the Coconut, Cumins seeds and Green Chilies into a fine paste. Mash the Yogurt (Curd) and mix with the paste well and keep it aside. Peel and cut the Chena (Jimikand) into medium size cubes. Boil it in a pressure cooker with Turmeric Powder, Red Chilly Powder and Salt in 1 cup water….

Muttar Masala Pulav

Prepare the masala: Heat the oil in a kadai, add chopped onions ad saute for 5 mins on low heat. Add turmeric, coriander, red-chilli & black pepper powder. Stir well for another 2-minutes. Add garam masala powder, chopped green chillies, tomato and ginger. Deep fry this till the oil is coming out. Now wash the…