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Mar 31, 2011

Egg Kothu Parota / Mutta Kothu Parota - Recipes using Leftover Parota

Kothu Parotta
Kothu parotta is the famous street food item over here.I love this dish so much..It is a dish that you want to prepare when you have leftover parotta last night.Just tear those,add some onions and stuffs,crack open two egss mix it up and eat it(Don’t forget the spices).If you have ever seen on those street shops they will prepare like the above method,but they will pour a little of that lovely salna in it,it will give a unique taste to this dish.You could also add any chicken curry to this.If you want chicken kothu parotta just add sliced up chicken after frying the onions and continue the process from that on.You could also make your own parotta,check this link for recipe.And if you want to try that typical street food salna just check this link .So Hope you all give this a try and tell me how it came out.

Mar 30, 2011

Creamy Egg Curry Recipe


Curries are one of the essential part of indian cooking.Indian food is not completely finshed with out a bowl full of Curry and Rice.Curries are basically made with chicken,vegetables or anything that are cooked in Cocount milk or Coconut paste..But Coconut is must in making any sort of curry.The curry I tried is with eggs,I made it entirely based on Coconut milk,It was so creamy and absolutely delicious.I will highly recommend everyone to try this once.I was a great party dish too,It goes well with anything,But it will great with appam or idiyappam…

Mar 29, 2011

Chettinad Potatoes / Potatoes Cooked in Chettinad Spices


Chettinad is a well known for its Cuisine.This cuisine is usually Spicy and flavourful.They usually don’t use Spices which are already ground,They prepare their fresh spices everyday by grinding whole spices.This dish is a simple potato preparation.The spices which are given is really upto taste,you can increase or decrease as per taste.But more the spice more the taste will be..So please give it a try and let me know what you think.

Basic South Indian Dal

Dal
A.W.E.D  is going to explore Indian Cuisine this month..This month's Host is the Taste of Pearl City.The theme is Indian Cuisine.This Basic dal recipe and the Potato Chettinad(check link) recipe goes for that.

Mar 28, 2011

Simple Potato Sandwich

Potato Sandwich
Hope you all had a great weekend.I have three good news for you.First one is Last Thursday I celebrated my Birthday in office..OH MY GOD it was amazing…My collegues had prepared a entire PPT about me.How cool is that….When I reached home my family had a surprise for me…They have prepared cakes for me to cut and my sister made a cool greeting card for me,It was so Touching….This Birthday was a unforgettable one for me.

Mar 24, 2011

Meatball Burger

Meatball Burger


This is my second Burger Recipe.This recipe is from The Pioneer Woman..Have you ever heard of Ree Drummond,She is a American blogger and a food writer….The food she makes are mind blowing.In this recipe she used pork and beef,but I used chicken and also she served it on the top of spaghetti,but I put it in between burgers…I changed this recipe and gave a little indian touch to it.It was so good,So please give it a try and leave comments.

Mar 23, 2011

Garlic Bread Recipe

Garlic Bread
If you are a Garlic lover like me,you would definitely love this dish.Long Before one of my friend brought this dish to our office,oh god it was so good. I grabbed the recipe from her and from that day onwards I started making garlic bread every now and then(Nameeta ...Thanks for the recipe).I added some extra ingrediants to make it super delicious.Pair this Garlic bread with Italian pasta(Don’t forget to check the recipe ) and Enjoy.

Penne Pasta(Italian style)

Italian Pasta
Today we are moving back to Italy…There is nothing more to say about Italy than a light Pasta dish and Garlic bread.It is possibly the cutest combinations in food.So today I am posting two recipes don’t forget to check out Garlic bread recipe too...This is a simple pasta dish with lot of colourful vegetables and Olives.I am lucky to get diffrent colours of capsicum here in Lynns,But if you cant find those you could make this dish with the usual green colour capsicum(but please try to get all).Unlike other other pasta it is not dunked with lots of tomato sauce,this is a simple light pasta dish with good olive oil.This recipe is inspired from Showmethecurry.com,But I made little modifications as I do.So give it a go and let me know what you think.

Mar 22, 2011

Chicken 65 - Version 1

Chicken 65

Chicken 65 is a spicy dish that can be served as appetizer,snacks,Side dish etc.Do you guys know how this dish got its name…There are many stories behind this dish…Some people say that to make this dish perfect we have to use 65 ingrediants and some say that the chicken that are used in this dish is 65 days old..blah blah blah…The original thing is this dish originated in a military canteen in Chennai and as most of the soldiers, officers were from various parts of the country, to avoid language problems, they actually used a unique numbering system in the menu card/board. and this particular dish was the 65th item on that menu. so it became chicken 65..I served this dish with Egg briyani(check link for recipe).ok give this a try and let me know what you think.

Mar 21, 2011

Egg Biryani Made in Pressure Cooker

Egg briyani
Hai Everyone…Hope everyone had a great weekend.I had a calming weekend,because I spend my whole day at home…I slept and relaxed and watched my favorite shows on TV and also tried out so many good dishes….I tried Italian Pasta and Garlic bread last night(I will update recipe soon),It is possibly one of the cutest combinations in food and it cameout pretty good.Ok then coming back to todays recipe….I made this one for Saturday Lunch... As you know eggs are the one of the most versatile ingrediant in the world.You can make it in any form…Fried,Curries,Omlete,Scrambled…..But this dish is one of the exclusive menu for parties.I served this with Chicken 65(Will put recipe soon) and Onion Tomato raita(Check link for recipe)…It was absolutely delicious.So please try it out and let me know what you think.

Mar 18, 2011

Chilli Chicken ( Gravy Version)

Chilli Chicken
Ok I am posting Chilli chicken as I promised yesterday…………..Chilli chicken is another one popular indo chinese recipe.Traditionally the chicken in this recipe is deep fried and then added in to the sauce.I made it a little different.I didn deep fry the chicken,I just sauted in some oil till they are brown and then added it into the sauce.It tasted pretty awesome.I served it with chinese fried rice(Check link for recipe)So please try it out and please please please leave comments.

Mar 17, 2011

Chinese Style Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice
 Fried Rice is a most popular dish in Chinese Cuisine.Traditionally Fried rice is made with Left over rice of the previous Day.Dont use hot rice for this because every thing will clump together while Mixing.if you want the best result cook some rice the previous day and refrigerate it and make fried rice the next day it make s the perfect fried rice or else you could do as I made.While making this fried rice just taste as you go and add more sauces or peppar as per your taste.You could make this fried rice with prawn also,then you will get prawn fried rice.If you want to make it vegetarian you could leave the eggs and chicken and make it entirely vegetarian.I served this fried Rice with Chilli chicken,I will update the recipe tomorrow.So please give it a go and let me no what you think.

Mar 16, 2011

Spicy Egg Masala Recipe


Egg are such a versatile ingredients, when you have them on hand, you can whip up any delicious meal in just minutes.This is a Dish that you can make within 10 mins. It has onions, tomatoes and few spice powders in it and the dish turns out so yummy..

Mar 14, 2011

Channa Masala

Channa Masala
Hello everyone..Hope everyone had a great Weekend.For me this weekend was really a kind of boring one.I didn do anything useful..Of course I cooked…...I made the most amazing "No Bake Cheese Cake"(One of Nigella's Recipe),But I forgot to take Photos of it,Will make it another one time and will update the recipe for you or if you are so curious of knowing the recipe,check out this link.I also cooked a few more dishes(will update the week).One of the dish which I made is this Delicious Channa Masala.I served it with Puri.Channa masala is one of the delicacy of North india.The Secret behind their channa masala is they add kasuri methi leaves,So please try to add that ingrediant(here,you can get in Lynns) it gives you the real flavour of Channa masala.So please try it and tell me how it came.

Mar 11, 2011

Chilli Paratha

Spicy Chilli Paratha
In Nagercoil there is a Hotel called Arya Bhavan,it is a Vegetarian Hotel..And they serve a Wonderful Chilli Paratha.I always order that dish when I go to that Hotel.I have tried to make that dish a couple of times but it didn workout well,but Later I found the Secret of that recipe through a show that I watched in TV.The Thing is,they deep fry the paratha dipped in a batter of maida and other spices.When I made this first time,I was amazed,it tasted like that Arya Bhavan Chilli Paratha.So please try it and please leave comments.

Nigella’s Icecream Cake with Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce

Icecream Cake with Chocolate peanut butter sauce

This is one of Nigella’s Recipe. But She makes this with some entirely different ingrediants.I changed the recipe with the available ingrediants over here.The original recipe calls for Honey Roasted peanuts and Chocolate Peanut Butter morsels(WOW),I cant find those amazing things here.So I changed it with Crushed Peanut chikki and chopped Dairy Milk.And she served it with a drizzle of Butterscotch sauce,I did with Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce(Awesome).Peanut Butter are Quite Expensive,So I made a Homemade Peanut Butter,YES HOMEMADE...It taste great than the real ones.If any of you need the recipe of Homemade Peanut Butter,Please check out this link. The Coolness of the Icecream with the Warm Sauce was Heavenly.

Mar 10, 2011

Egg Noodles

Egg noodles

After posting vegetable fried rice recipe,I thought of making another popular Indochinese Dish called as Egg Noodles.This Recipe is for my crazy friend Nameeta,She asked me to post this Recipe,So Nameeta please try it tell me how it turned out.The Noodles which I used is not the maggi or any other noodles,it is plain noodles…You can get it in super markets it is very cheap.It is also called as Egg Noodles.You could add some mushroom,Tofu and any vegetable of your choice.I didn have those vegetables when I made this dish,So I didn use those..Ok Try it…And let me know what you think…

Gobi 65 ( Fried Spiced Cauliflower )


Cauliflower is one my favorite vegetable.I like it in anyform Briyani,Korma,Curries etc….But especially this Gobi 65..”I LOVE IT”.


You can have this as a Snack or even it goes extremely well with a simple Rasam Rice.Try it and let me know how it turned out.

Mar 9, 2011

Spicy Chicken Biryani + Tips to Avoid Whole Spices Catching in Mouth


 Last weekend I made Briyani with Chicken…I have tried making briyani many times,Each time there will be something missing in it.But last time I made the perfect briyani,After I finished making it I was so proud of myself,Yes ...the Briyani Aroma filled my house.That should happen only when you make the perfect briyani.I wrapped the Whole garam masala ingrediants in a cheese cloth so that you will get the flavours of it but wont get a bite into it (which was awful).I mixed the rice along with the masala so that the Briyani was so flavourful.I served it with Onion Tomato Raita(for recipe check this link)So please give it a try and let me know how it turned out.

Onion and Tomato Raita

Onion and Tomato Raita
 This is a simple,refreshing and cooling side dish for any Briyani’s and any Rice dishes.I don’t like the raw taste of onions in any raita,It makes raita a disaster...So I do a little trick,I steep the onion in some vinegar or Lemon Juice.It takes away the sharp taste of onion and make it milder.You could use this method in any salad preparations that calls for raw onions.Make it and enjoy it with Your Spicy Chicken Briyani(For recipe check this link )

Mar 8, 2011

Flaky Paratha / Parota / Easy Malabar Parota

Flaky Paratha with Vegetable Korma
Paratha is usually called as parota over here.Here in Nagercoil there are so many parota shop,They usually serve parota  with a lovely salna,it will be so nice to have  on a rainy day.The Parata they make is entirely different there are so many methods in doing that,they will just throw the dough in air to make it thin but it doesn’t work for me.But this recipe is so simple and the parota even turns out so flaky and so soft.So every one can try it.I served it with Vegetable Korma(For recipe Check this Link ) but you could serve it with Chicken gravy  or Salna .I had even given Step by step instructions so it will be so helpful to you.So Just make it over this weekend and please let me know how it turned out.



Vegetable Korma

Vegetable Korma
Vegetable korma is traditionally made in party or weddings over here.It is cooked in a Rich Cashew Sauce for a long time.But I had made it so simple and easy.I substituted Cashews with Poppy Seeds,it gives you the same silkyness that you get from Cashewnut with out worrying about the calories.Please don’t forget to add Raisans,because it gives you the sweetness which was perfect.I served it with Flaky Paratha(check out the recipe here )So please try it out and let me know what you think.

Mar 7, 2011

Chicken Burger

Chicken Burger
Last weekend we had a Burger party at Home,I made these chicken Burgers with French Fries and Onion Rings….It tasted Awesome..and the cheese sauce was divine…You could literally use any cheese but I used Amul cheese cubes.The Burger ended up so Juicy and Tender.The best thing is after you made those Burger pattice if you have any leftover,you could freeze them by wrapping it in some Clingfilm or any plastic wrap,So that when ever you want just defrost and you can have it.I forgot to mention one thing,this Burger is Finger Licking good because of the Cheese Sauce.It is great for a get together or a party.So Are you ready for the Burger party….Just make it and invite some friends and have FUN..So please try it and let me know what you think.

Nigella's Rocky Road Crunch Bars - Christmas Recipes

Crunchy Nutty Chocolate
Hope everyone had a Great weekend..I enjoyed this weekend by Cooking(ofcourse),had a Great Shopping and Slept a lot(Yes,tired of Shopping).Lets start this week with a Delicious Simple Chocolate.I know everyone loves chocolate.But I love it it anyform especially this one.I made this for my Sister, She was asking me to do this for such a long time for her friends.This week I thought of making it and I Made it.

Mar 4, 2011

Vegetable Rice

Vegetable Rice

This is one of the Dish I made this weekend.I served it with Butter chicken Masala.Its a kind of Healthy Dish,because it has lot of vegetables in it.Fried Rice is Traditionally a Chinese Dish,But I made it with an Indian Twist by adding  indian Spices…but the real chinese version does not include those garam masala ingrediants,Probably I will make that one day and post that too…Ok this is a Indian Style Fried Rice or IndoChinese Fried Rice,Just try it and let me know what you think... 

Mar 3, 2011

Butter Chicken Masala

Butter Chicken
Butter Chicken is my Favorite dish.Each one have their way to make Butter Chicken,The main thing is this recipe don’t need any onion in it,I know some people who use tons of onion and frying it …..for 30 min….till it gets brown….blah blah blah….No need for that…NO ONIONS…Only Tomatoes…Quick and Simple.The final result is DELICIOUS..and Please don’t forget to add Kasuri methi,It is the main flavoring of this dish.I made this dish in 15 mins…….That Quick...So please Try it and leave comments.

Mar 2, 2011

Potatoes in Creamy Yoghurt Sauce

Potatoes in creamy yoghurt sauce
This recipe is from Showmethecurry.com,.It is very tasty dish which goes well with anything…actually speaking my mom kept on eating all by its own.It was that tasty,it has a slight tang taste because of the tomatoes and curd and a little sweet from the sugar.Try to use a thick unsour curd,I used the curd that you get in a tub in departmental store.Every one should try this,because it was such an easy recipe to do.So please give it a try and please leave comments…..

Mar 1, 2011

Meen Molee(Fish cooked in Coconut Milk)

Meen Molee with Rice
Meen Molee is one of the typical keralan dish..not spicy at all..very mild ,succulent Dish..Extremely easy to cook.I usually don’t cook fish a lot.. I watched a show in TLC last week,I think it is Planet food,in that Top chef's host Padma Lakshmi made this dish..So I thought of making it one day and last week I made it....yipeee….And do you know,I spend my last weekend completely doing  cooking cooking and cooking.Altogether I made 7 dishes.YES... 7 new dishes.. I will update all that soon ...Hope you all Give it a go and let me know what you think...