April 6, 2020

CHICKEN NUGGETS


Chicken Nuggets is an easy snack recipe which is enjoyed and relished by kids and adults alike. Best served with green chutney, this chicken recipe is apt for pot luck and kitty parties. If you happen to be a chicken lover, then this easy Chicken Nugget recipe is perfect for you.


INGREDIENTS :

  1. Minced chicken - 300 gms
  2. Bread slices - 2 nos
  3. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  4. Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Soy sauce - 1 tbsp
  7. Oil for frying
  8. Egg - 1 no
  9. Milk - 1/4 cup
  10. Bread crumbs - 1 cup
METHOD :


1.  Trim the corner of the bread.  Slice the bread & grind them to fine powder.

2.  Mix together minced chicken, grounded bread, ginger garlic paste, chilly powder, salt & soy sauce.  Keep aside.

3.  Heat oil in the pan.

4.  Take a small dollop of minced chicken mix & dip them in the egg mixture first.  Then dip them in the bread crumbs.  Shape the patties & set aside.

5.  Deep fry the patties in the oil till golden brown on all side. 

6.  Instead of frying, fry the patties in the air fryer @ 200 C for 15 mins. 


Serve warm.

April 2, 2020

Pineapple Salsa as a Dip or Salad


This easy pineapple salsa is SO good that I could just sit and eat it out of the bowl. It’s really simple and extremely versatile. You can use this to top chicken, fish, burritos, quesadillas, salads… the sky is the limit. It should stay good in the refrigerator for 3-4 days but chances are it won’t last that long!


Ingredients :

  1. Pineapples, chopped - 1 cup
  2. Onion, chopped - 2 tbsp
  3. Tomato, chopped - 1 tbsp
  4. Green chillies, chopped
  5. Mint leaves / Coriander leaves, chopped
  6. Shredded ginger - 1/2 tsp
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Black salt - 1/2 tsp
  9. Cumin powder  - 1/2 tsp
  10. Peanuts - 1 tbsp
In Tamil



In English

Mix all the ingredients together.  


Serve chill or immediately.


March 29, 2020

CURD SEMIYA | THAYIR SEMIYA | SEMIYA BAGALA BATH


Curd semiya | Thayir semiya is a simple recipe prepared with vermicelli | semiya.  Serve this curd semiya as the last course meal during a party or simply serve it as a comfort dish for lunch or dinner.  The cooling effect of curd/yoghurt and the perfectly cooked vermicelli gives a smoothing effect to your stomach & rejuvenate your taste buds.


Ingredients :

  1. Water - 2 cups
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Oil - 2 tsp
  4. Roasted seminal - 1/2 cup
  5. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  6. A pinch of hing
  7. Ginger, chopped - 1/2 tsp
  8. Green chillies, slit - 2 nos
  9. Onion, chopped - 1 tsp
  10. Cahewnuts - 4 nos
  11. Curd - 3/4 cup
  12. Milk - 1/4 cup
  13. Cucumber, chopped - 1 tsp
  14. Raisins - 1 tsp
  15. Coriander leaves for garnishing

Method :
In Tamil 

In English


1.  Boil water, salt & oil.  Add roasted semiya & cook until done (Around 2 to 3 mins).

2.  Drain the water & bring the semiya to room temperature. 

3.  In a separate pan, add oil, mustard seeds, hing, green chillies, ginger pieces, cashew nuts & chopped onion.  Roast & keep the seasoning aside.

4.  In a large bowl, mix together cooked semiya, curd, milk, salt, seasoning, cucumber, raisins, & coriander leaves.


Enjoy.

March 23, 2020

Garlic flavoured Masala Pori


Masala kara pori is a perfect tea time snack.  Easy, quick & healthy snacks which melts in our mouth.  Simple spices are added to enhance the taste of pori.  Use freshly bought pori for making a good crunch kara pori. 


Ingredients :

  1. Oil - 1 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  3. Green chillies - 4 to 5 nos
  4. Roasted gram dal - 2 tbsp
  5. Cashewnuts - 1 tbsp
  6. Peanuts - 1 tbsp
  7. Curry leaves 
  8. Garlic, crushed with skin - 4 nos
  9. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  10. Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  11. Hing
  12. Salt to taste
  13. Puffed rice - 5 cups

Method :

In English 

1.  Heat oil in the pan.  Add mustard seeds.

2.  Once the mustard seeds splutters, add green chillies, roasted gram dal, cashew nuts & peanuts.  Mix well.

3.  Add crushed garlic pods, curry leaves & hing.

In Tamil :



4.  Add turmeric powder, chilly powder & salt to taste.  Mix altogether over the low heat.

5.  Add puffed rice.  Toss them well & switch off the flame.

6.  Bring it to room temperature & store it in air tight container.


Enjoy with tea.


March 14, 2020

Rajma Masala - Perfect healthy side dish


Rajma masala is the most popular north indian dish served with plain rice or with rotis & parathas.  This is spicy, flavourful, aromatic & nutricious signature dish made by pressure cooking the kidney beans and mixed with masala.  It taste simply out of the world :)


Ingredients :

  1. Red kidney beans - 1 cup
  2. Oil - 1 tbsp
  3. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  4. Onion, chopped - 1 cup
  5. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  6. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  7. Tomato puree - 1 cup
  8. Potato - 2 medium sized, cubed
  9. Garam masala - 1 tsp
  10. Chilly powder to taste
  11. Kasturi methi - 1 tbsp
  12. Butter - 1 tbsp
  13. Corriander leaves for garnishing

Method :

In Tamil:



1.   Soak the red kidney beans overnight and pressure cook it in the salted water.

2.   Heat oil in the pan, add cumin seeds & chopped onions. Saute.

In English :

3.   Add turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, potatoes  & tomato puree.

4.   Add chilly powder, garam masala, kasturi methi & cooked kidney beans. Pressure cook the masala for one more whistle. 

5.    Finally, add butter & coriander leaves for garnishing.


Serve warm.

March 4, 2020

Old Fashioned South Indian Style Chicken Curry


Old fashioned South Indian style chicken curry is, without doubt, one of our most favourite dish.  The spices are warm & comforting and so very satisfying.  You just have to taste the dish to understand how delicious it is.  And it makes the perfect side dish for rice, chapatti, roti, puri, idly & idiyapam. 


Ingredients :

For Spice paste:
  1. Cardamom - 3 nos
  2. Cloves - 4 nos
  3. Black pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
  4. Curry leaves
  5. Star anise - small sized
  6. Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
  7. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  8. Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  9. White poppy seeds - 1 tsp
  10. Onion - 1 large sized
  11. Freshly grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Others:
  1. Oil - 2 tbsp
  2. Onion, chopped - 1/2 cup
  3. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  4. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  5. Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  6. Curry leaves 
  7. Tomato puree - 1/4 cup
  8. Chicken - 500 gms
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Coriander leaves, for garnishing


Method :


In Tamil



1.  Clean & cut the chicken.

2.  Dry roast the all the spices & ground them to smooth paste using little water.

3.  In a non-stick pan, add oil & finely chopped onions.  Saute till tender.

4.  Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder & salt to taste.  Saute.

                                           In English



5.  Add grounded spice paste & tomato puree .  Cover & cook for 5 mins.

6.  Add cleaned chicken pieces & curry leaves.

7.  Add chilly powder & adjust the salt.  Cover & cook over medium flame for 15 mins or until cooked.

8.  Garnish it with coriander leaves.



Ready to enjoy.

February 20, 2020

PAN GRILLED LAMB - SUPER EASY & DELICIOUS


The lamb is so tender that it lends itself perfectly to this quick and simple cooking method.  The two marinades used in this recipe give a subtle flavour that manages not to overwhelm the quality of the meat.  


Ingredients :
  1. 6 lamb pieces
  2. Oil
For the first marinade :
  1. Ginger paste - 1 tbsp
  2. Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  3. Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  4. Salt - 1 tsp
  5. Juice of 1 lemon
  6. Garam masala - 1 tsp
For the second marinade :
  1. Fried cashew paste - 1 tbsp
  2. Fried onion paste - 2 tbsp
  3. Yoghurt - 1 tbsp

Method :
In Tamil



1.   Mix together all the ingredients for the first marinade, rub them over the lamb and set aside for 30 mins.   Then mix together the ingredients for the second marinade and apply to the lamb pieces.  Leave for another 20 mins.

2.   In a grilling pan, roast the lamb pieces over medium heat until done.  This process took me around 25 mins.


In English



Serve with your favourite sauce.


February 15, 2020

BULGUR WHEAT SALAD - TRY TO KEEP YOURSELF FIT

This salad is another one, I love to have in the summertime as it pairs well with grilled meats or can stand alone as a filling and healthy meal by itself.


Ingredients :

  1. Bulgur wheat - 1 cup
  2. Water - 2 cups
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Oil - 4 tsp
  5. Cherry tomatoes - 15 nos
  6. Capsicum (red/yellow/green) 
  7. Cucumber, diced
  8. Spring onions, chopped
  9. Lemon juice - 1 medium sized
  10. Dried parsley - 1 tsp (or) fresh parsley - handful
  11. Walnuts - 5 nos, chopped

Method :

In Tamil :


1.  Clean the bulgur wheat.

2.  Boil 2 cups of water along with salt & 2 tsp of oil.

3.  Add bulgur wheat to the boiling water.  Cover & cook over medium flame for 5 to 10 mins or until  cooked thoroughly.  Allow it cool down completely.

4.  Add chopped vegetables, spring onion, lemon juice, dried parsley, walnuts, 2 tsp of oil & add necessary salt.  Mix well.

                                            In English 

5.  Finally add chopped walnuts.  Toss well.


Serve.

February 12, 2020

Ambur Style Chicken Biryani - Home style !!


Ambur is a place in South India where they make this spicy & flavourful biryani.  Traditionally, seeraga samba rice is used for this dish (I used basmati rice).  Chicken is cooked with all spices which makes this dish unique. This can be cooked with mutton too.  Perfect menu for good Sunday afternoon.


Ingredients :
  1. Seeraga samba rice / Basmati rice - 2 cups
  2. Chicken - 1 kg
  3. Oil - 2 tbsp
  4. Ghee - 4 tbsp
  5. Cloves - 4 nos
  6. Cinnamon stick
  7. Cardamom - 4 nos
  8. Bay leaf
  9. Start anise
  10. Black cardamom - 1 no
  11. Onion - 4 nos, medium sized
  12. Tomatoes - 4 nos, medium sized
  13. Garlic paste - 1/2 tbsp
  14. Ginger paste - 1/2 tbsp
  15. Chilly powder - 2 tsp (to spice taste)
  16. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  17. Curd - 1 cup
  18. Mint & coriander leaves 
  19. Green chillies - 3 nos
  20. Water - 1 cup
  21. Cashewnuts
  22. Salt to taste

Method :

In Tamil



1.   Heat oil & ghee in the pressure cooker, add clove, cinnamon, bay leaf, black cardamom, star anise and cardamom.   

2. Add sliced onions.  Saute till tender.

3.  Add green chillies, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder & salt.  Cook.

4.  Add chopped tomatoes & cook well.

5.  Add chopped mint & coriander leaves.

In English

6.  Meanwhile parboil the rice with salt and oil.  Drain the water from the rice and keep aside.

7.  Once the onion mixture is well cooked, add chicken pieces, chilly powder & a cup of water.

8.  Pressure cook the chicken for one whistle or until done.

9.  Once the chicken is cooked, add cashew nuts & mix gently the drained rice.

10. Drizzle some ghee on top.  Sprinkle some chopped mint & coriander leaves.  Cover & cook without whistle for 15 mins over medium flame or until done.


Serve warm with raita.

February 4, 2020

Bansi Rava Upma - Very Healthy food !


Bansi Rava or semolina is in between broken wheat and normal rava in texture. Bansi rava is made of wheat and tastes good, it is easy available in any grocery shop. Bansi rava upma is easy to prepare and tasty too.


Ingredients :


  1. Oil - 2 tbsp
  2. Cinnamon stick
  3. Cloves
  4. Cardamom
  5. Onion, sliced - 1 medium sized
  6. Green chillies, chopped - 3 to 4 nos (to taste)
  7. Water - 3 cups
  8. Vegetables (Carrot, beans, green peas, double beans, capsicum), chopped - 1 1/2 cups
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Ghee - 1 tsp
  11. Coriander leaves for garnishing

Method :



In Tamil



1.  Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom & finely sliced onion.  Saute till tender.

2.  Add finely chopped green chillies.  Saute.


3.  In a separate pan, add a cup of water, little salt & chopped vegetables.  Cook well.


4.  Add bansi rava to the onion & roast till golden brown.


5.  Add cooked vegetables to the bansi rava & 2 cups of hot water.  Adjust the salt.


6.  Add some ghee.  Cover & cook the upma till done.  


7.  Garnish it with coriander leaves.



Serve warm.

January 29, 2020

Tomato Pickle


Transform Simple meal into a Tasty Meal – That’s the power of a pickle.Tomato pickle tastes amazing when served with any breakfast items like upma,idli and dosa..

Tomato pickle is also very healthy & has major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene and helps in reducing the risk of heart diseases and cancer. Tomato pickle also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin K. So, there you go.. A tasty and yet healthy pickle. 

Ingredients :

  1. Tomatoes - 1 kg, washed and chopped finely
  2. Gingely Oil / Olive oil - 1/2 cup 
  3. Chilly powder -  3 tbsp
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  6. Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
  7. Vinegar - 1 tbsp


Method :
In Tamil


1.  Clean, chop & grind the tomatoes coarsely.

2.  In a non-stick pan, cook the tomato puree until dry. (Cook for 20 mins approximately)

3.  In a separate pan, add oil.  Once warm, add salt & chilly powder.  Mix well.

4.  Pour the oil to the tomato mixture & continue cooking for another 5 to 10 mins.

5.  In a separate pan, dry roast mustard seeds & fenugreek seeds.  Grind them to powder.

                                                               In English


6.  Add the grounded spice powder to the tomato pickle.  

7.  Allow the pickle to cool completely.

8.  Add vinegar to the pickle.  

9.  Store the pickle in clean & air tight container.

10.  Refrigerate the pickle for longer use.


Enjoy...

January 22, 2020

RAGI VERMICELLI PUTTU



Ragi Semiya Puttu is a quick and healthy recipe which can be prepared using instant Ragi semiya. It can be a good breakfast or evening tiffin .



Ingredients :
  1. Ragi vermicelli - 2 cups
  2. Water - 2 cups
  3. Salt - 1/2 tsp
  4. Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  5. Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  6. Sugar to taste

Method :




1.  Mix 2 cups of ragi vermicelli along with 2 cups of water & salt.  

2.  Soak the ragi vermicelli for 3 mins & squeeze the water thoroughly.


3.  Spread the vermicelli in the pan & steam cook for 10 mins.


4.  Before serving, add grated coconut, cardamom powder & sugar to taste.






Serve warm. The move 
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