Sunday, 14 October 2012

Aloo Paratha

Aloo Paratha :- Popular North Indian Breakfast

Ingredients for aloo paratha:-

  • Four boiled potatoes
  • Coriander leaves(finely chopped)
  • Green chilly : 3-4(finely chopped)
  • Whole-wheat flour (Atta)
  • Butter
  • Cumin seeds


  • Add salt to the atta, combine, slowly add water to form a soft yet slightly firm dough.Let it rest for 10 minutes.Get the stuffing ready in the mean time.
  • For the stuffing combine mashed potato,green chillies,salt,cumin seeds & coriander leaves.

  • Pinch a large lemon sized ball of dough and roll to form a 3″ diameter circle. Place some stuffing and take the edges of the dough and cover the stuffing. Prepare with rest of dough. 
  • Dust the working surface with some atta and roll out the stuffed dough to form 5″-6″ diameter circles.
  • Heat a iron pan and place the paratha and let it cook for 15-20 secs. Flip the paratha and let it cook for a few more secs. Once light brown spots appear, drizzle some oil or ghee and roast to a golden shade on both sides. Use a spatula to press the puffed areas as the paratha gets roasted.

  • Serve hot with butter,chutney or lessi or curry of your choice.

"I think careful cooking is love, don't you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who's close to you is about as nice a valentine as you can give..."

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Quick Peda (Milk Fudge)

Hi all,

After a long time I started writing blogs...:) :) :)

For a new start ...for a new journey....will start with a sweet recipe....A quick Peda recipe.

The main ingredients for milk peda are ;

                   1.  Khoa

                   2.  Sugar : 1 cup
                   3. Milk Powder : 1 cup
                   4. Butter : 2 Tsp (Unsalted)
                   5. Pistachio : 20
                   6. Milk : 1 cup
                   7. Cardamom : 6 (Powder)


  • Melt the butter in a heavy bottom vessel.
  • Add milk powder,kyoa & milk and mix it well.Cook on low to medium flame,stir constantly ,till it becomes a thick paste.
  • Turn off heat and allow it cool till you can handle the mixture with your hand.

  • Add sugar and cardamom powder into the mixture and mix it well with your hand.
  • Mix it well at least for 10-15 minutes and shape the mixture into small balls and flatten them slightly.

  • Now we can decorate the small balls with pistachio nuts or any other nuts of your choice.
  • Store it in air tight container and keep it in refrigerator for an hour.

  • Our delicious pedas are now ready to serve ;)
The cardemom smell itself will tempt you....:)
My mom loved it much...I'm sure your family members also love the home made prepare it in your own kitchen. Leave your comments & suggestions...:)

:) :)

Friday, 10 June 2011

Idichakka Thoran (Kerala Style)/Tender Young Green Jack Fruit Thoran

We can prepare a very different recipe,ie Idichakka Thoran / Tender Green jack Fruit Thoran.

Ingredients :
Tender Jack Fruit (Idichakka) : 1/2 kg(Chopped into fine pieces)
Green Chillies : 10 no.
Turmeric Powder :  1/2 tsp
Salt : As reqd.
Garlic : 3-4 no
Grated Coconut : 1/2 Cup
Mustard Seeds : 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds : 1/4 tsp
Dry Red Chilies : 3-4 no

Preparation of Idichakka Thoran :-
  • Grind the coconut with green chillies,turmeric powder,garlic,cumin seeds.
  • Cook the jack fruit(it will take max. 10 to 15 min) and mash the pieces.
  • Heat oil in a a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds,when it splutter,add red chillies & curry leaves.
  • Add the mashed jack fruit and the ground coconut mixture,mix it well.
  • Cover the pan and allow it to cook for 15 min.(Remember the jack fruit is already cooked)
  • Serve it with rice.
Everybody pl  try to prepare the delicious recipe..

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Mouthwatering Strawberry Pudding

Summer came after the horrible windy winter."WOW",now we can celebrate our hottest days with ice creams/puddings.

Don't you just love strawberries???I could eat them each n everyday!!! :)
Strawberries are naturally high in fibre,vitamin C,Potassium & antioxidants.If it isn't just for enjoyment,now you have lot of reasons to love & eat strawberries.

Strawberry : 1 cup
Sugar : 1 cup(to taste)
Whipping cream : 1 cup
Egg white : 2
Jalatine : 1 Tsp
Hot Water : 4/3 cup
Cold water : 1/4 cup


  • Clean & crush the berries.
  • Add sugar into the crushed strawberries and mix it well.Don't forget to keep it in the fridge.
  • Add cold water into the jalatine and wait for at least 5 - 10 min.later add hot water into it.
  • Take the strawberry mixture from the fridge and add jalatine into it and mix it well,again keep it in the fridge for 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Now its the time to use whipping cream(frozen/powder:mix with water).I used frozen whipping cream (whip the cream for 1-2 minutes)
  • Now we can add the strawberry mixture into the whipping cream and mix it well.It looks light pink in colour.

  • Finally,whip the egg whites and mix it the above mixture(mix it for 10 minutes).
  • Keep it in the freezer for 30 minutes/fridge for 2-3 hours.
  • Now our pudding is ready,you can decorate as your wish.

Actually I'm not too fond of cooking always stick to easy recipes.(If I can do them,anyone can!!!)Try it and share your feedback.
Enjoy the strawberry recipe!!! :)

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Stuffed Potato Patties

Hi friends,
I felt bored today,so thought of trying a new recipe.Like any other educated person I did 'Gooling' He He!!! I found some nice recipes,and at last I selected a patties among them.I did prepare the recipe ,trust me it has lips licking taste. Now I will explain how to make 'STUFFED POTATO PATTIES'.It's a non veg snack.I have used non veg filling for the patties.But vegetarians can use veg filling instead of this non veg filling.
Ingredients for patties:-
Potato : 2 no
Egg : 1 no
Plain Flour : 1/2 to 4/3 cup
Salt : As reqd.
Pepper Pwdr : 4/3 tsp

Ingredients for stuffing:
Beef : 1cup(minced & roasted)
Onion : 1 no(sliced)
Oil : 1/4 cup
Garlic : 1 Tsp(sliced)
Tomato ketchup/Tomato sauce : 1-2 Tsp
Garam masala Pwdr : 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder : 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder : 1 tsp 
Coriander powder : 4/3 tsp
Coriander leaves : 2 Tsp
Salt : As reqd
Plain Flour : 1 cup

  • Peel & slice the potatoes,cook them in a boiling water till they are soft.Mash them and add egg,salt & pepper(4/3 tsp) into it and mix it.
  • Add plain four into the above mixture and mix it well.
  • When the oil is hot add ginger,sliced onion (after 2 min),one cup of beef,chilli powder,pepper powder,coriander powder & garam masala mix it for 2- 3 min.Add tomato ketchup,salt & coriander leaves into the mixture Coriander leaves makes the mixture colourful.cook it for max.5 min.
  • Take 1 or 2 Tsp of mashed potato mixture and put into your hand,and make a cup with the mashed potato.
  • Now take 1 or 2 tsp of meat mixture and pat it down into the cup & close it.Keep it like a ball.
  • Roll the balls in the plain flour & flatten them slightly.Allow it to set for 10 to 15 min.
  • Fry(shallow fry) the patties in hot oil,but only turn them over  once because they do tend to fall apart.fry it till both the sides of the patties look brown.
The spicy stuffed potato patties is now ready to serve.
It's a good evening snack with coffee/tea :) :)

Monday, 16 May 2011

Hyderabadi Chicken Biriyani

Biriyani is the most popular dish in hyderabad.Hyderabadi biriyani is cooked in air tight pot on very low flame so it called as Dum biriyani.
Chicken : 1kg (With bone)
Basmathi rice : 3 cup
Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder : 5 tsp
Green Chillies : 4 no.
Yogurt : 1/2 cup
Big Lemon : 2 no (take the juice)
Salt : 2 1/2 tsp
Ginger & garlic paste : 3 tsp
Garam Masala : 2 tsp
Coriander leaves : 5 no.
Red orange colour : 1/2 tsp
Mix all the above ingredients and marinate the chicken for 2-3 hours.
Thin sliced onion : 4 no
Cashew nuts : 100 gm
Cloves : 4 -5 no
Pepper : 6-7 no
cardamom : 5-6 no
Saffron : 2-3
  • Heat about 100 ml of oil and roast cloves,cardamom,mint leaves.Add sliced onion and wait till the onion turns brown colour,now add marinated chicken into it and cook it for 15 to 20 minutes.The chicken should not cook fully(max 1/2 / 3/4 cooked).
  • We can cook the biriyani rice meantime.Add water & 2 spoons of salt into it.The amount of water depends on the kind of rice which you have taken for the preparation of biriyani.take the half boiled rice and drain it and keep it in a plate.
  • Heat oil/butter and fry the cashew nuts.
  • Take a heavy wok and ghee.Make a layer of rice at the bottom and above that 1/4 of the chicken.Sprinkle coriander leaves,roasted cashew nuts & lime juice.
  • Make such 2-3 layers of rice followed by chicken mixture.Top layer should be of a rice.
  • Sprinkle saffron milk on the top of it.
  • Cover the wok tightly and cook on a low flame it for 20-30 minutes till the rice is done.Let it set for 10 to 15 minutes before opening it.
  • Serve it with hot raita/salad/pickle.
Everybody try it & lemme know your cooking experience.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Chicken Ularthiyathu (Chicken Stir-Fry)

Hi friends,
Chicken Ularthiyathu is a kerala special preparation with coconut and various spices.Enjoy cooking...
Boned Chicken : 1 1/2kg
Onion : 5no(Sliced)
Grated Coconut : 1 cup
Ginger : 5 medium pieces
Garlic : 20 no
Coriander Powder : 4tsp
Chilli powder : 6Tsp
Garam Masala : 3tsp 
Black pepper powder : 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1/2tsp
Fenugreek Powder : 1 pinch
Salt : As reqd.

Preparation :
Marinate the chicken with 4tsp chilli powder,2tsp coriander powder,1/2tsp turmeric powder,1 pinch fenugreek powder,11/2 tsp garam masala & salt,for min.30 minutes.

Mix grated coconut,onions,ginger,garlic,chilli powder,coriander powder,pepper powder,garam masala & salt in a bowl.Transfer this to a blender and pulse it for 3 - 4 times(It should not be ground to a paste,we want everything to just blend to finer form).Add this to the chicken and mix well.
Heat 2Tsp oil in a heavy bottomed pan and add the marinated chicken mix and cook this in a medium heat covered until the chicken start to ooze out water.Add 2-3 tsp oil and roast the chicken until it fetches a reddish brown to dark brown colour.Stir in between and this will take about 45 - 50 minutes.Once they have attained the colour,switch off the flame.

Serve it with rice/chappathi/nan.
Hope all enjoy the spicy non-veg recipe...:) :)