Mackerel / Ayala Fry

Wash and clean fish pieces. Make sure to drain out water completely. Blend red chilli powder, black pepper corns, turmeric powder, shallots, garlic cloves and salt and make a thick paste without adding water. Create fine cuts on both sides of the fish to get the masala in. Marinate fish with this thick paste and…

Sardine (Mathi/Chala) Curry

Clean and cut the fish pieces. In deep saucepan/kadhai or kalchatti, add fish, sliced onions or shallots, slitted green chillies, ginger, curry leaves, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt, tamarind pulp and water. Bring to a boil and cover with a lid. Cook at medium flame. Add sliced tomato and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Cook…

Mathanga Payar Olan (Pumpkin-Lobia cooked in coconut milk)

Soak Lobia (Black eyed peas) for approx. 5-6 hours. Boil this with a pinch of salt and adequate water. Now cook pumpkin and green chillies in thin coconut milk till the vegetable becomes soft. Add boiled lobia & salt as required and cook it for another 1-2 minutes. Simmer and add thick coconut milk. Switch…

Noorani Mushroom Biriyani

Rinse the rice and then soak in water for 30 minutes. Soak mushrooms in boiled water for about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the mushrooms and carefully dry on a kitchen towel. Cut the mushrooms into half or even smaller pieces if necessary. Set aside. Ina deep suacepan on medium heat, and add 2 tablespoon…

Olan (Ash Gourd/Petha cooked in coconut milk)

Cook the ash gourd, green chillies in thin coconut milk adding enough water till the vegetables are soft. Simmer and add thick coconut milk. Switch off the flame and add a tsp of coconut oil on top and crushed curry leaves.

Avial

Wash all the vegetables and cut into 1 1/2 inch long pieces. Add required water, 1/2 turmeric powder and salt and cook. Grind grated coconut, shallots, green chilly, chilly powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder coarsely. Add this to the cooked vegetables. When cooked properly add curd and curry leaves and mix well. Add coconut oil…

Cheera or Palak (Red Spinach / Spinach) Curry

To prepare the masala blend grated coconut, cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, salt & black pepper corns. Boil the Arhar Dal (Pigeon Pea) with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder. In a deep saucepan or kadhai, heat oil. Add chopped shallots & garlic. Shallow fry this for around 4-5 mins in low heat….

Fiery Chicken (Hot & Spicy Chicken)

Masala Mix: Blend coriander, green chillies, ginger, pudhina leaves, black pepper corns & salt. Wash the chicken and marinate with turmeric and a pinch of salt. Coat with masala mix prepared earlier. Refrigerate for 1 hour (approx.). Place the chicken pieces on a microwave grill and on top add grated butter. Proceed to a preheated…

Aloo Gobi Recipe (Potato Cauliflower Recipe

Boil the potatoes & cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl with a pinch of salt and turmeric. Heat the oil over medium flame in a large, non-stick kadhai. When the oil is shimmering, add the cumin seed and let it sizzle for about 30 seconds. Add the green chilies, ginger and sauté for another 2-3…

Egg Masala Curry (Anda Masala Curry)

Masala Mix: Blend turmeric powder, chilli powder, black pepper powder, coriander powder, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, NutMeg, bay leaf with grated coconut. Add lukewarm water to get a nice thick gravy. Heat oil in a kadhai and add sliced onion and garlic. Stir well for 2-3 mins and add sliced green chillies, ginger, tomato & chopped…