Idli Soft and Fluffy

Idlis are a special preparation using fermented lentils and rice batter. A very popular food item in south India it is supposed to be very healthy. Ingredients Rice 1 cup Black gram (urad dal) 1/2 cup Boiled rice 2 tablespoons Salt 1/2 teaspoon Preparation Wash and rinse the black gram in a bowl and allow them to soak in water overnight. Wash and rinse the rice and soak it in water overnight or at least 8 hours. After 8 hours drain the water from both rice and black gram. Add the soaked black gram along with the boiled rice and … Continue reading Idli Soft and Fluffy

Kadumanga Achar ( Unripe Mango Achar )

Ingredients. Unripe mangoes ½ kgChilli powder 2 tbspKashmir chilli powder 1 tbspAsafoetida (kayam) powder ½ tspTurmeric powder 1/tspFenugreek powder 1 tspMustard seeds 1 tspCurry leaves 5 springVinegar 250 mlSesame oil 250 ml Water 100 mlSalt to taste Preparation Wash the mangoes, slice them and cut it into small pieces of 3*4 mm size and set aside.Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and allow to pop, add curry leaves and fry. Add mango pieces, chilli powder, water, turmeric powder, salt and mix well. When it starts boiling add asafoetida powder, fenugreek powder and enough vinegar that all the mango … Continue reading Kadumanga Achar ( Unripe Mango Achar )

Chicken Marsala

You may think why it is called chicken marsala, and not chicken masala. The shortest answer is that this one is an Italian preparation. This special and delicious preparation derives its name from the delicate sauce the main ingredient of which is a special wine “Marsala” from the Marsala region of Italay. Ingredients for chicken Chicken breasts 500 gram Chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1/2 teaspoon All purpose flour 3 tablespoons Olive oil 3 tablespoons Ingredients for the Marsala sauce Mushrooms – 500 grams Butter 2 tablespoon Garlic sliced 1 teaspoon Chicken stock 1 cup Heavy cream 200 ml. Marsala … Continue reading Chicken Marsala

Potatoe Wedges

I remember the day very well. I was in London for a business trip, and I was craving for something to quench my hunger.  I happened to pass by a takeaway and saw the potato wedges on display and decided to buy some. I remember that it was a hot day, and I enjoyed my potato wedges on the banks of the great Thames. The taste of the potatoes, the saltiness of the sauce, and the crunch of the wedges all topped off my perfect day. Then back at home I tried to bake it for me and tried several … Continue reading Potatoe Wedges

Okra Fry / Bhindi Fry

Ingredients Okra 250 grams Onion 2 nos Green chillies 2 nos Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon Salt to taste Oil 1 tablespoon Preparation Wash, clean and cut the okras into 2 cm long pieces. Chop the onions into fine slices. Slit the green chillies. Heat oil in a pan and add the onion and salt and saute for two minutes. Now add the okra pieces, green chillies and turmeric powder and cook on medium flame closing the pan with a lid. The water from the onion and okra pieces is enough to cook the fry. Stir the ingredients now and then … Continue reading Okra Fry / Bhindi Fry

Amaranth Sweet-balls (Amaranth Laddu)

Amaranth Sweet Balls / Amaranth Laddu Now a days People are in search for healthy food, food full of fibers,  food that will quench your appetite for food and provide you with energy for a while. Then Amaranth is a good option.  The name amaranth comes from ancient Greece and means eternal living or without an end. Ingredients for Amaranth Laddu Amaranth (dry roasted) 200 gram Honey 50 ml Peanuts (dry roasted and crushed) 50 gram preparation. Keep 1 tablespoon of the dry roasted Amaranth for later use. Heat a thick bottomed pan and dry roast Amaranth and the crushed … Continue reading Amaranth Sweet-balls (Amaranth Laddu)

Arbi Gosht or Arvi Gosht

Arbi gosht or arvi gosht is a very delicious side dish with arbi roots, which is also known as arvi roots, taro roots or colocasia roots and goats meat as main ingredients. Taro root is one of the many useful and healthy food items that are fast forgotten in our fastfood living conditions. The delicious flavour of the taro roots in combination with the tenderness of goat meat or mutton is healthy and tasty. Ingredients Arbi (arvi) taro root or colocasia root 1 kg Mutton sliced 500 gram Green chillies sliced 4 nos Onion chopped 2 nos Garlic paste 1 … Continue reading Arbi Gosht or Arvi Gosht

Bell Pepper Curry with Red Lentils (Masoor Dal)

Bell Pepper Curry with Red Lentils (Masoor Dal) Masoor dal (red lentils) bell pepper curry is a tasty curry which can be prepared using a minimum of ingredients and without much effort. Ingredients Red lentils 1 cup Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon. Ginger chopped 1 tablespoon Salt 1/2 teaspoon Bell pepper Red, green and yellow 1 each Onion chopped 1 nos Green chillies chopped 2 nos. Olive oil 1 tablespoon. For tempering Mustard seeds 1 tablespoon Garlic chopped 3-4 cloves  Dried red chillies broken 2 nos Vegetable oil 1 tablespoon. Preparation Wash and drain the red lentils and cook it in … Continue reading Bell Pepper Curry with Red Lentils (Masoor Dal)