Month: February 2015

Cakes, Food

Funfetti Cake/ 1 Shaped Birthday Cake

                  My little Shayaan turned one today. His sisters wanted me to prepare a colourful 1 shaped Birthday Cake. So I prepared a cake with sprinkles – Funfetti Cake covered with Ready-to-Roll Icing/ Fondant… Ingredients: For Cake: 1 and 2/3 cup (210 g) all purpose flour / […]

Chicken, Food, Kerala Dishes

Chicken Mappas

Ingredients: 3/4 kg chicken, cut into medium pieces 2 onions, thinly sliced 1 1/2 inch piece ginger, chopped 8 garlic cloves, chopped 4-5 green chillies, slit 1 medium tomato, chopped 3/4 tsp turmeric powder 1 1/2 tsp pepper powder 1 1/4 tsp garam masala 1- 1 1/2 tbsp coriander powder 1/4 tsp fennel seeds 1/4 […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Food, Kerala Dishes

Broken Rice/ Podiyari Upma

Ingredients: 1/2 cup broken rice/ podiyari 2 cup water 1/4 cup carrot, finely chopped 3 green chillies, finely chopped 1 tsp mustard seeds few curry leaves salt 2 tbsp oil Preparation: Soak broken rice in water for 30 minutes. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add curry leaves, chopped carrot , green […]

Food, Jams

Strawberry Jam

Ingredients: 2 cups strawberries, washed and chopped 1/2 cup sugar 1 tbsp lime juice Preparation: In a saucepan, add chopped strawberries, sugar and lime juice and bring to boil on medium flame. Reduce the flame to low and continuously stir till the strawberries become pulpy and soft. Keep cooking till the mixture thickens and when […]

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

Carrot and Spring Onion Thoran

Ingredients: 1 cup spring onions, finely chopped 1 medium carrot, grated 1 onion, finely chopped 4 green chillies, chopped 1/2 cup grated coconut 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp mustard seeds few curry leaves salt oil Preparation: In a bowl, add chopped spring onions, carrot, onion, green chillies, turmeric powder, grated coconut and salt and […]

Food, Paneer, Vegetarian

Dry Paneer Manchurian

Ingredients: 250 gm paneer cubes 1/4 cup plain flour/ maida 1/4 cup cornflour 1 tsp chilli powder red colour (optional) 1/2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste 1 onion, cubed 1 small capsicum, chopped 1 tsp soy sauce 2 tsp chilli sauce 4 tsp tomato sauce few coriander leaves salt oil Preparation: In a bowl, mix plain flour, […]

Drinks, Food

Yellow Watermelon Juice

Ingredients: 2 cups chilled yellow watermelon, cubed 2 tsp lemon juice (optional) 2-3 tsp sugar Preparation: Cut the watermelon and remove its seeds. In a blender, add the cubed watermelon, lemon juice and sugar and blend it to a smooth mixture. Strain the juice and serve it in a tall glass….

Food, Malabar Recipes, Mutton

Malabar Mutton Kuruma/ Korma

Ingredients: 1/2 kg mutton, cut into pieces 4 onion, chopped 2 tomatoes, chopped 1 tsp ginger, crushed 1 tsp garlic, crushed 6-8 green chillies, chopped 4 cloves 1 ” piece cinnamon 2 cardamoms 1 tbsp coriander powder 1 tbsp chilli powder 1/2 cup grated coconut 10 cashew nuts, soaked in little water few coriander leaves, […]

Food, Popsicles

Cucumber Popsicles

Ingredients: 1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped 1 cup cold water 1 1/2-2 tbsp lemon juice 4-5 tbsp sugar (adjust to your taste) Preparation: In a blender, add the chopped cucumber, lemon juice, sugar and water and blend well until smooth. Pour this into popsicle mould and freeze it for 5-6 hours or overnight.. To […]