Month: April 2012

Desserts & Sweets, Food, Summer Specials

Creamy Fruit Salad

                Delicious fruit salad with milk and fresh cream. Ingredients: 1 cup milk 1/2 cup milk powder 1/2 cup fresh cream 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla essence chopped fruits (of your choice, here I used mangoes, apples, grapes, pineapple, strawberries and  banana) dry fruits Preparation: In a […]

Chicken, Food, Non Veg

Chilli Chicken

                Recipe,thanks to my dear friend Thahseen from USA. Ingredients: 400 gms boneless chicken, cut into small pieces 5-8 green chillies,chopped 2 1/2 tbsp cornflour 1/2 tsp black peppercorns, crushed 1 egg 2 tbsp dark soy sauce 8-10 garlic cloves, chopped 2 medium onion, chopped 2 medium green capsicums, seeded cut into thick strips 2 […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Food, Kerala Dishes, Malabar Recipes

Rava Upma (Semolina Upma)

                        Easy to prepare and healthy breakfast… Ingredients: 1 cup roasted rava (semolina) 1 small onion chopped  1/4 tsp chopped ginger 1/2 tsp chopped green chilly 1 finely chopped carrot curry leaves 2 cup water 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp urad dal (black gram dal) salt oil/ghee Preparation: Heat oil/ghee in a pan ,splutter […]

Chicken, Food, Kerala Dishes, Malabar Recipes, Non Veg, Ramadan/ Iftar Recipes

Chicken Stew

                                     Ingredients: 500 gm chicken 3 big onion, thinly sliced 1 tsp ginger, finely chopped 1 tsp garlic, finely chopped 4-5 green chillies 1 carrot chopped into small pieces 4-5 small pieces of cinnamon 4 cloves 2 cardamons 7 whole black pepper 1 3/4 -2 cup thin coconut milk 1 cup thick coconut milk […]

Food, Veg - Gravy Side Dish, Vegetarian

Chilli Mushroom

                       Ingredients: 250 gm mushroom 1 egg 1 tsp pepper powder 4 tbsp plain flour ( maida) 2 big onion, finely chopped 3 green chilly, chopped into small pieces 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste 1 small capsicum few curry leaves 1 tsp soy sauce 1-2 tsp chilli sauce 2 tsp cornflour 2 -2 1/2 tsp tomato […]

Food, Malabar Recipes, Ramadan/ Iftar Recipes, Snacks, Sweet Snacks

Kums / Mutta Pola

                                 ‘ Kums’ is a soft and spongy textured cake prepared using eggs and plain flour with cardamon flavour. It is very popular in  Malabar area.Can be served as a tea-time snack. My brother Sabi’s favourite. Ingredients: 4 eggs 9-10 tbsp sugar  8 tbsp plain flour (maida) 1/2 tsp cardamon powder ghee for greasing the […]

Food, Kerala Dishes, Thoran / Stir Fry- Veg, Veg - Stir Fry / Dry Curries, Vegetarian

Silverbeet Thoran (Stir fry)

                              Silverbeet is one of the easily available vegetable in New Zealand. It is available in both red and green stems. In other places it is called Swiss Chard. Ingredients:  1 bunch silverbeet, finely chopped 1/4 cup grated coconut 2 cloves garlic crushed or chopped 1 onion chopped 4-5 green chillies chopped 1 tsp mustard […]

Drinks, Food, Summer Specials

Avocado Shake

                      A refreshing and healthy drink for a warm day. Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado 1 cup chilled milk 1/4 cup crushed ice 3-4 tbsp sugar (or more,depending on your taste) 1/2 -1 tsp vanilla essence (or 2 scoop of ice cream) Preparation: Cut avocado into half and scoop out the flesh. Blend this with crushed […]

Food, Snacks, Spicy/Savory Snacks

Stuffed Tomatoes

                       This is an impressive dinner-party dish which can be served as a starter. Large and firm tomatoes are used to fill the minced meat filling. Recipe source: Quick and Easy Simple Indian Cookbook Ingredients: 5-6 large,firm tomatoes 40-50 g unsalted butter 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 tsp fresh ginger , finely chopped 1 […]

Desserts & Sweets, Food, Ice cream, Summer Specials

Jelly Belly Ice cream

                                                             Jelly Belly Ice cream is a homemade vanilla ice cream served with strawberry jelly. An ideal dish as a dessert. Ingredients: 1 cup strawberry jelly 1 cup milk 1 cup milk powder 1 cup fresh cream 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla essence Preparation: Place the strawberry jelly crystals in a pan,add […]