Friday, April 8, 2016

Thaaravu (Duck) Curry


Ingredients:
  • Duck : 1 kg
  • Onion : 6 big
  • Ginger : ¼ cup
  • Garlic : ¼ cup
  • Green chilly :  10
  • Corriander pdr : 4 Tbsp
  • Turmeric pdr : 1 Tsp
  • Garam masala : 1½ Tsp
  • Pepper pdr : ½ Tsp
  • Vinegar : 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Thin coconut milk : 2 cup
  • Mustard seeds : 1 Tsp
  • Salt : as required
  • Coconut oil : as required


Clean and cut the duck into medium pieces. Mix the masala powders into a thick paste using a little water and keep it aside. Heat coconut oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it sputters, add the sliced onion, garlic, ginger, curry leaves and splitted green chilly into this. Add required amount of salt and stir it well in medium flame till it becomes golden colour. Reduce the heat and put the masala paste in it. Roast it in low flame. When it becomes darker in colour and the oil starts to separate from the side, add the duck pieces and vinegar. Combine all properly. Cover and cook it in high flame for 10 minutes. Then, reduce the flame and cook. (If required, pour a little hot water into it and cook.) Then reduce the flame and pour the thin coconut milk and heat it for a couple of minutes.

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Nellai Chicken Roast

Ingredients:

  • For marination:
  • Chilly powder : 1 Tsp
  • Corriander powder : ½ Tsp
  • Turmeric powder : ½ Tsp
  • Ginger paste : ½ Tsp
  • Garlic paste : ½ Tsp
  • Salt : as rqd
  • Egg : 1

Marinate 1 kg chicken with the above ingredients  for 1 hour. Then, fry it and keep it aside.

For Masala :
  • Onion : 3 big
  • Curry leaves : few
  • Chopped ginger : 1 Tbsp
  • Kashmiri chilly powder : 1 Tbsp
  • Turmeric powder : ½ Tsp
  • Garam masala : 1 Tsp
  • Tomato :  2 (as paste)
  • Fresh cream : ½ to ¾ cup 
  • Capsicum : 1 medium
  • Coriander leaves: ¼ cup
  • Salt : as rqd
  • Water :
  • Oil
Heat oil in a kadai and add sliced onion. Saute till it turns transluscent. Then, add curry leaves and chopped ginger and saute it for couple of minutes. Reduce the flame and add chilly pdr, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt. Roast it till it is void of its raw smell. Pour the grounded tomato into it and cook well. When oil starts to separate from the sides, add the fried chicken and little water. Mix well with the masala and cook it for a few minutes. Then, pour the fresh cream and heat it well. Finally, add the capsicum and coriander leaves.

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Green Peas Masala


Ingredients:
Green peas : 2 Cup
Onion : 2 medium
Ginger paste : 1 Tsp
Garlic paste : 1 Tp
Green chilly : 5
Curry leaves : few
Corriander powder : 1 Tbsp
Garam masala : 1 Tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/2 Tsp
Salt : as rqd
Tomato : 1 big
Semi thick coconut milk : 1 .5 Cup
Thick coconut milk : ½ Cup
Oil : as rqd



Heat oil in a kadai and add sliced onion, green chilly and curry leaves. Add little salt and saute till its turns light brown. Add ginger garlic paste and stir well. Then, put corriander powder, turmeric powder and garam masala into it. Roast it in low flame and when it is void of its raw smell, add the chopped tomato and cook. When it turns soft and the oil starts separating from the sides, put fresh green peas into it and mix with the masala. Add little water and required amount of salt into it and cook. Then, pour semithick coconut milk and boil it in low flame for few minutes. Finally, add the thick coconut milk and mix well. Remove it from fire.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Vegetable Stew


Ingredients:

  • Potato : 2 medium cubed
  • Carrot : 1 cubed
  • Beans : 1 cup
  • Onion : 1 big
  • Ginger : 2 Tsp
  • Green chilly : 5
  • Curry leaves
  • Cinnamon : 1 big piece
  • Cloves : 3
  • Cardamom : 3
  • Thick coconut milk : ¾ cup
  • Thin coconut milk : 1½ cup
  • Maida : 1 Tbsp
  • Coconut oil : 2 Tbsp
  • Salt

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a kadai and add the whole spices and saute it for a couple of minutes. When its splutters and the aroma comes, add the cubed potatoes, carrot, beans, sliced onion , ginger, green chilly and curry leaves into it. Sprinkle the required amount of salt and cook it well. Keep it aside. Saute 1 tbsp of maida in the rest of oil. Put the above cooked vegetables into maida and mix. Pour thin coconut milk and heat it for a few minutes in low flame. Then pour the thick coconut milk and stir it well. Do not boil it after adding the thick coconut milk. Add few curry leaves and remove it from fire. Serve it hot with palappam or idiyappam.

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Red Velvet Cake



  • Cake flour : 2½ cups
  • Salt : ½ Tsp
  • Cocoa pdr : 2 Tbsp
  • Butter : ½ cup
  • Sugar : 1½ cups
  • Egg : 2
  • Vanilla extract : 1 Tsp
  • Buttermilk : 1 cup ( 240 ml )
  • Food colour : 2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar : 1 Tsp
  • Baking soda : 1Tsp

Cake flour : For 1 cup of cake flour, mix 2 table spoon of cornflour with ¾ cup of all purpose flour. Sieve it well. Sift the flour, salt and cocoa powder together twice. Beat the butter and sugar till it turns light and fluffy. Add the eggs one by one into the butter and beat well after each addition. Scrape the side of the bowl. Add vanilla and mix. Whisk the buttermilk with colour and keep it aside. Then, alternately add the flour and buttermilk mix into the butter (begining and ending with flour) and combine well. Combine vinegar and baking soda into a small cup and allow it to fizz. Then, quickly add it into the batter and mix well. Pour it into the greased pan and bake it for 25 to 30 minutes.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Carrot cake



  • Walnut : 1 cup
  • Carrot : 2½ cup grated
  • Flour : 2 cup
  • Baking soda : 1 Tsp
  • Baking powder : 1½ Tsp
  • Salt : ½ Tsp
  • Ground cinnamon : 1½ Tsp
  • Egg : 4
  • Sugar : 1½ cup
  • Vegetable oil : 1 cup
  • Vanilla : 2 Tsp


Toast the walnut for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool and chop it. Sift flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon twice. Then beat the eggs one by one for a few minutes. Add sugar into it and again beat it until it turns thick and light creamy.  Pour oil and vanilla essence into it and mix well. Slowly add flour into it in three batches. Then fold in the grated carrot and toasted nuts. Combine all the ingredients properly. Pour it into a greased cake pan and bake it for 25 to 30 minutes at 180° C.

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

No Butter Banana Cake



Ingredients:
  • Flour : 1 cup
  • Oil : 1/3 cup
  • Powdered sugar : ¾ cup
  • Egg : 2
  • Baking powder : 1 Tsp
  • Baking soda : ½ Tsp
  • Salt : ¼ Tsp
  • Vanilla : 1 Tbsp
  • Banana : 2 large


Sieve the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt twice. Keep it aside. Mash the ripe banana and combine with sugar and egg well. Add oil, essence, salt and the flour mix into the above mixture. Mix all the ingredients and pour it into the baking pan and bake it for 30 to 35 min at 180° C.

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