Green chutney

 Green chutney  Ingredients Coriander leaves a bunch Mint leaves a handfull Peanuts 50 gram Lemon juice 2 tablespoon Green chillies 5 nos Sugar 1 teaspoon Salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients to a fine paste in a mixer grinder. Continue reading Green chutney

Zucchini Risotto

Ingredients Risotto rice 300 gram Zucchini 300 gram Onion (red) 1 nos Garlic cloves 1 nos Olive oil 4 tablespoons White wine 100 ml Vegetable stock 800 ml Green peas 100 gram Parmesan cheese 100 grams Butter 1 tablespoon Almond flakes 2 tablespoon Salt and pepper to taste. Preparation Clean and chop the onion. Slice the garlic finely. Wash and clean the zucchinis and peel thin ribbon like pieces using a vegetable peeler. Slice the rest of the zucchinis into small pieces. Heat oil in a pan, add the chopped onions and garlic to the pan and saute well. Add … Continue reading Zucchini Risotto

Potato Croquettes

Potato croquettes are a simple and delicious snack which can be served as a side dish of the main menu also. Ingredients Potatoes (easy cooking or floury) 500 grams Egg yolks 2 nos Eggs whole 2 nos Butter 2 tablespoons Hard cheese grated 2 tablespoons All purpose flour 2 tablespoons Bread crumbs 3 tablespoons Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil 1 tablespoon Preparation Wash, clean, peel and cut the potatoes into medium sized pieces. Boil 2 litres of water in a large pan, add salt and cook the potato pieces fully submerged in water and simmering for about 10-15 … Continue reading Potato Croquettes

Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry.

Ingredients Sweet potato 250 grams Chickpeas 400 grams (Cooked from the tin) Coconut milk 1 cup Onion finely chopped 1 nos Garlic 3 cloves Ginger finely chopped 1 nos Curry powder 1 teaspoon Cumin powder 1 teaspoon Cinnamon powder 1/2 teaspoon Carrots peeled and diced 2 nos Bell pepper cleaned, deseeded and diced 1 cup Cherry tomatoes sliced into two 10 nos Pepper as per taste Salt to taste Preparation Heat oil in a thick-bottomed pan on medium flame and add the chopped onion and saute for a few minute. Add the chopped garlic and ginger and saute till the … Continue reading Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry.

Broken Wheat Vegetable Upma

Broken wheat has better nutritional values as (semolina) refined wheat products.  It has more fibres and due to its low GI index its use is better for reducing diabetic risks than using refined wheat products.Ingredients for Broken wheat – vegetable Upma.Broken wheat 250 gm.Onion chopped a large oneGreen chillies 2 nos.Beans 50 gms.Brokoli 50 gm.Bengal gram (split) 1 tbsp.Coriander leaves (chopped) 1 tbspMustard seeds ¼ tsp.Curry leaves 1 sprigSalt to tasteVegetable oil 1 tbsp.Preparation of Broken wheat-vegetable UpmaWash and soak broken wheat in water for at least 2-3 hours and drain it (Strain). Heat oil in a thick-bottomed skillet, add the mustard … Continue reading Broken Wheat Vegetable Upma

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

Boiled Potatoes with Dill

Boiled potatoes with dill is a simple and basic recipe which can be served along with side dishes. It can be prepared with minimum effort and is satiating. Ingredients Potatoes (hard cooking) 3/4 kilograms. Dill chopped for garnishing Olive oil 2 teaspoons Salt to taste Preparation Wash, dry, peel and cut the potatoes into small pieces. Boil 3 litres of water in a deep pot and add the potato pieces and 1/2 teaspoons of salt. Boil for 10-15 minutes till the potato pieces become tender. Drain the water using a colander and transfer the drained potato pieces to the pot. … Continue reading Boiled Potatoes with Dill

Beef Fry Travancore style

Ingredients Beef 500 grams Mild red chilli powder 1 teaspoon Coriander powder 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon Cumins powder 1/4 teaspoon Pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon powder 1/4 teaspoon Cloves a few Cinnamon crushed 1 nos Onion sliced 1 nos Garlic minced 1 teaspoon Ginger chopped 1 tablespoon Coconut chunks 1/4 cup Vinegar 1 teaspoon Salt to taste Vegetable oil 4 tablespoons Mustard seeds Curry leaves 1 sprig Preparation Cut the beef into bite sized pieces. Mix red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, cumin powder, cinnamon powder and one teaspoon salt with enough water to a … Continue reading Beef Fry Travancore style

Mashed Potatoes the traditional way

Mashed potatoes is a simple and delicious recipe which can be relished with a wide variety of side dishes. It can be enjoyed at any time of the day and is a favourite of young and old alike. Here we go for the simplest mashed potato recipe. Ingredients Potatoes (Baking potatoes) 500 gram Garlic 3-4 cloves Milk 1 cup Butter 2 tablespoons Pepper powder as per your taste Salt to taste Preparation Peel the potatoes and cut them into medium sized pieces. Peel the garlic cloves. Boil water in a deep pan, add some salt, and add the potato pieces … Continue reading Mashed Potatoes the traditional way