Author: Shabbu

Breakfast/ Dinner, Dosa

Cauliflower Masala Dosa

Ingredients: 2 cups of dosa batter 1 1/2 cup cauliflower, cut into small florets1 big onion, finely chopped2 small tomatoes, finely chopped1 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste1/4 tsp turmeric powder1 1/2 tsp chilli powder1 tsp coriander powder1/2 tsp garam masala2 tbsp coriander leaves, choppedsalt to taste2 tbsp oil Preparation: Heat oil in a pan and add the […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Pancakes

Mango Pancake

Ingredients: 2 cup plain flour1/2 cup mango puree1 tsp baking powder1/4 cup sugar1/4 tsp salt1 cup milk2 eggs Preparation: In a blender, add milk and eggs and blend until well mixed. Add plain flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into this and pulse until batter is well blended. Transfer the batter to a mixing bowl […]

Cakes, Cakes & Bakes

Open Book Cake / Chocolate Mud Cake

Last month was my little one Shayaan‘s 6th birthday. He enjoys collecting and reading books. So for this year’s birthday cake we chose ” open book” as the theme… Ingredients: For Chocolate Mud Cake: 2 cups plain flour1/2 cup cocoa powder2 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt3/4 cup water250 gm unsalted butter, at […]

Chicken, Non Veg

Saucy Chicken Curry

Ingredients: 3/4 kg chicken, cut into pieces2 tomatoes, chopped8-10 dry kashmiri chillies3 garlic cloves1 tbsp tomato sauce1 tbsp chilli sauce1 tbsp soy sauce1 tbsp ginger, chopped1 tbsp ginger chopped2 green chillies, chopped2 big onions, chopped1 tbsp chilli powder1 tsp pepper powder1/2 tsp sugarsalt to taste2 tbsp oil2-3 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped Preparation: In a sauce […]

Rice / Choru, Rice / Pasta

Nellikka / Gooseberry Rice

Ingredients: 1 cup basmati rice5-6 big gooseberry, grated2-3 green chillies, chopped1/2 tsp ginger, finely chopped10 cashew nuts 1/2 tsp mustard seeds1 tsp urad dal1 tsp chana dal1/4 tsp asafoetida1/4 tsp turmeric powder1 sprig curry leavessalt to taste1-1 1/2 tbsp oil Preparation: In a large pan, boil 4-5 cups of water and cook the rice with […]

Desserts & Sweets

Umm Ali ( Egyptian Dessert)

Ingredients: 5-6 croissants2- 2 1/2 cups milk1/2 + 1/4 cup condensed milk1/4 cup + 3 tbsp sugar1/4 tsp vanilla essence300 ml fresh cream1/4 cup almond flakes1/4 cup pistachios, sliced1/4 cup raisins3 tbsp shredded coconut Preparation: Cut / break the croissants into small pieces and spread it evenly in a glass dish greased with butter. Sprinkle […]

Paneer, Vegetarian

Paneer Jalfrezi

Ingredients: 250 gm paneer cubes1 onion, thinly sliced2 garlic cloves, finely chopped1 medium capsicum, thinly sliced1 tomato, sliced1″ piece ginger, chopped1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder1 tsp coriander powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder1 tbsp lemon juice1 tsp cumin seedssalt to taste2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped2 tbsp oil Preparation: Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan and add […]

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

Red Spinach / Chuvanna Cheera Thoran

Ingredients: 2 cups ( 1 bunch ) red spinach / chuvanna cheera / red amaranth, finely chopped5 shallots, sliced2-3 green chillies, chopped1 garlic clove, crushed1/4 tsp turmeric powder4-5 tbsp grated coconut1 sprig curry leaves1/2 tsp mustard seedssalt to taste2 tsp oil Preparation: Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add sliced shallots, curry […]

Desserts & Sweets

Sizzling Brownie

Ingredients: brownie, cut into squaresvanilla ice cream, as requiredchocolate sauce ( store bought or homemade) Preparation: Prepare the brownie and cut into large squares. Heat the sizzler plate at medium flame for 5 minutes. Once hot, put it back in the wooden stand / tray. Place 1 piece of brownie in the centre and pour […]