2020/04/08

CHICKEN CURRY - MY DAUGHTER'S FAV...


INGREDIENTS : 


Chicken - 1 kg

Onion - 2 big ; sliced

Tomato - 3 medium

Coconut milk - 1 cup

Curry leaves

Salt to taste

Chicken masala -  2 tsps

Turmeric powder - 1 tsp


TO GRIND : 


Fennel seeds - 1 tsp

Coriander seeds - 1 tsp

Kuskus - 1/2 tsp

Pepper / Jeera - 1 tsp each

Garlic cloves - 4

Ginger - small piece


METHOD OF PREPARATION :


1) Mariante chicken with chilli powder , turmeric powder , salt , coriander powder and a spoon of curd for 1 hour.

2) Heat oil in a kadai . Once hot , saute onion and tomato till tender. Wait till the masala leaves oil out. Add curry leaves followed by chicken .

3) Cook till chicken leaves some water . Add all the powders , grinded paste and coconut milk . Add sufficient water and cover the kadai with a lid. Cook in medium flame for 15 to 20 minutes, till the chicken is cooked well and oil separates out . Remove from the flame. 


Once done , garnish with coriander leaves . Serve hot with rice /Roti.


2020/04/06

HEALTHY NUTS MILK MIX

Let our children start their day fresh with a nutrients packed Healthy Nuts Milk. Cashews, Walnuts, Almond, Pistachio are good sources of proteins , vitamins, high fibre and minerals. Some children may not be interested to eat any of the nuts regularly. Children has a regular habit of drinking milk for breakfast. Add just 1 tsp of the mix with honey to the hot milk, they will slurp it out in few minutes.

This healthy nuts mix can be prepared in no time. 




INGREDIENTS :

Cashews - 100 gms
Pistachio - 100 gms
Walnut - 100 gms
Almond - 100 gms
Honey
Hot milk


METHOD OF PREPARATION :


1) Dry roast all the nuts in a heavy bottomed kadai. Roast them little by little for getting roasted properly depending upon the size of your kadai.

2) Once done, remove from the flame and cool them completely. 




3) Then grind them in a blender finely. Healthy nut milk mix is ready to use. Store it in an airtight container.



2020/03/29

FRIED CHICKEN



INGREDIENTS :

Chicken (chopped in small pieces) - 300 gms
Chilli powder - 2 tsps
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
Chicken masala - 1 tsp
Lemon juice - 2 tsps
Rice bran oil required for deep frying.
Salt to taste


METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Clean the chicken with turmeric powder well in water

2) Marinate the chicken with all the spice powders, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice and refrigerate for 1 hour.

3) Heat oil in a heavy pan. Once hot, deep fry them till golden brown.

Serve hot.

2020/03/24

SENAI KILANGU VARUVAL (ELEPHANT YAM FRY)

Hi,

Today, I am sharing a simple yet authentic recipe in all the households of Tamilnadu. Elephant Yam or Senai Kilangu( Tamil) is a tuber crop, rich in minerals. Few people may be allergic to it's peel, it may cause itching. To avoid itching, before peeling, use disposable or reusable gloves or just rub your palms well with Coconut oil. The Yam is rich in fibre, hence recommended for Diabetes diet.





INGREDIENTS :

Yam - 1 medium size or 300gms
Chilli powder - 1 1/2 tsps
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - 1 tsp
Salt to taste


METHOD OF PREPARATION:

1) Peal the yam and clean it well. Finely, chop it in small cubes.





2) Heat oil in a heavy bottomed kadai. Meanwhile, mix all the spices and salt to the cubed yam and mix well. Once hot, add yam and cover with a lid , leave it half open and cook till the yam is cooked roasted but not burnt. Cook in slow flame. Stir it, once 2 to 3 minutes. Once fried well, remove from the flame.



Serve hot with Rice.


2020/03/11

PEARL MILLET PORRIDGE / KAMBU KOOZH





Hi readers,

Today, I am sharing a simple yet healthy authentic recipe of every household in Tamilnadu, Kambu Koozh. Kambu/ Pearl millet is rich in proteins and vitamins and can be consumed all through the seasons. 




INGREDIENTS:

Kambu maavu / Pearl Millet flour - 5 ladles
Jaggery/ Karupaati - 250 gms
Whole spices - Elachi, Cloves, Cinnamon sticks- handful
Grated Coconut - 100 to 150 gms
Sufficient water.

METHOD OF PREPARATION:

1) Take 5 ladles of Pearl millet flour in a large bowl.




2) Add sufficient water and mix well to get a very thin batter without lumps.








3) Boil 5 cups of water in a heavy bottomed vessel.

  

4) Meanwhile, prepare jaggery syrup. 


5) Once the water boils, slowly mix the batter in the boiling water without any lumps as seen in the video. Continuous stirring is needed.




6) Cook in slow flame, once we feel the thickening consistency, add the jaggery syrup to the porridge and mix well.

7) Meanwhile, take the grated coconut and the spices.




8) Add the grated coconut with the spices to the porridge and cook till the consistency of porridge is reached. The Consistency shouldn't be watery or too thick, It has to be a bit thin consistency without any lumps.














2020/01/23

MIXED VEGETABLES RAVA DOSAI

Today, am sharing a yummy crispy healthy dosa. Children would definitely love it. 




INGREDIENTS :

For Dosa batter:

Rava / Semolina - 1 cup
Red rice flour - 1/2 cup
Maida - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste.

For Vegetable mix:

Mixed vegetables - 1 cup
Tomato sauce - 2tbsps
Green chillies - 2
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp


PREPARATION TIME : 20 MINUTES

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Mix all the ingredients for the batter in a vessel with sufficient water for 20 minutes. The Consistency should little watery without lumps.




2) Keeping it aside, boil mixed vegetables of your choice with little water, turmeric powder in a pan. Cover with a lid and cook for 5 minutes in slow flame.





3) Once the vegetable is cooked and water is drained out, add tomato sauce and chilli powder. Sauce it well to get thick gravy.




4) Once done, remove from the flame and mix it with the batter. Check for salt taste.



5) Now the batter is ready to make dosa. Heat dosa pan, once hot a spoon of oil and rub it off well with a sliced onion for even spreading of the batter. Hold the Tawa , take a ladle of the batter and start pouring the batter from a little height and spread it by slightly rotating the Tawa. Fill the large gaps with the batter. Spray a spoon of oil around the dosa. Cover with the lid for 2 minutes and then flip to its side. Once crispy, remove from the flame .

Ready to serve. Tastes good with any spicy chutney or thokku.




2020/01/20

RICE PATTIES / CUTLETS


Hi ,

Today, I am sharing a healthy evening snack. When children or hubby is back home after coming from school and office, they will enter the kitchen to find their snacks for the evening. Especially during winters or in rainy days, we generally crave for hot and spicy food.

Rice patties is easy to cook in less than 20 minutes. Let's see, how to prepare the Rice Cutlets or Patties.




Cooking time : 20 minutes.
Preparation time : 10 minutes.

INGREDIENTS :

For Cutlet:

Cooked Rice : 1 cup
Sweet corn - 1 cup
Green pepper - 1
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Butter and Cheese as required.
Bread crumps (I used fresh multi seeded bread)




COOKING PROCESS :

1) Take a large mixing bowl. Mix rice, sweet corn, finely chopped pepper, cumin seeds and salt.
2) Mash them well with a ladle or grind in mixer for 1 minutes. Grate some cheese over it (if preferred).
3) Roll balls of the mixture flatten it. Roll the cutler over crumps. 
4) Meanwhile, heat pan in the medium flame. Once hot, add 2-3 tbsps of butter and fry the cutlets, flip to its side and fry till golden brown. (You can shallow fry them as well.) Once golden brown, remove and Serve hot with sauce.  






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