Author: Shabbu

Cakes & Bakes, Muffins/ Cupcakes

Vanilla Sponge Muffins

Ingredients: 2 cups self-raising flour125 gm butter, softened3/4 cup caster sugar1 tsp vanilla essence3 large eggs1/4 cup milk Preparation: Preheat oven to 180 degree celcius. Line baking pan with paper cases. In a bowl, beat ingredients on low speed with electric mixer until ingredients are just combined. Increase speed to medium and beat for about […]

Kerala Dishes, Pachadi, Veg - Curries & Gravies, Vegetarian

Kondattam Mulaku / Thairu Mulaku (Curd Chilly) Pachadi

Ingredients: 6-8 curd chillies/ thairu mulaku / kondattam mulaku3/4-1 cup grated coconut1 cup yoghurt, beaten1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp mustard seeds1/2 tsp cumin seeds1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds1 sprig curry leavessalt to taste1 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Grind grated coconut, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and cumin seeds together to a thick smooth paste adding little water. […]

Egg, Non Veg

Palak Egg Curry

Ingredients: 5 hardboiled eggs4 cups palak / spinach leaves1 big onion, chopped1 1/2 tsp ginger paste1 1/2 tsp garlic paste2 tomatoes1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder2 tsp coriander powder1/2 tsp cumin powder1/2 tsp garam masala1 tbsp kasuri methi2 bay leaves1 cinnamon stick1/4-1/2 cup fresh creamsalt to taste2 tbsp oil Preparation: Remove the shells of boiled eggs […]

Pudding, Summer Specials

Lotus Biscoff Pudding

Ingredients: 250 gm lotus biscoff biscuits3/4-1 cup warm milk1 1/2 cup whipping cream1/2 cup fresh cream1/2 tsp vanilla essence1/4 cup condensed milk4-5 tbsp lotus biscoff spread Preparation: In a bowl, add warm milk and keep it aside. Melt lotus biscoff spread by heating in microwave for 20 seconds and keep it aside. In a deep […]

Veg - Dry Side Dish, Veg - Stir Fry / Dry Curries, Vegetarian

Cauliflower / Gobi Masala

Ingredients: 1 medium cauliflower2 onions, chopped1 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste1 big tomato, chopped1 sprig curry leaves1/2 tsp cumin seeds1 cardamom1 1/2 tsp chilli powder1 tsp coriander powder1/2 tsp cumin powder1/2 tsp garam masala1/4 tsp turmeric powder3/4 tsp pepper powdersalt to taste2-3 tbsp oil Preparation: Cut the cauliflower into florets and soak in hot water adding […]

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

Purple Cabbage – Cherupayar (Green Gram) Thoran

Ingredients: 1/4 cup green gram / cherupayar2 cups purple cabbage, shredded or chopped1 small onion, chopped3 green chillies, chopped1/2 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp mustard seeds1 dry red chilli1 sprig curry leavessalt to taste2-3 tsp oil Preparation: Soak green gram/ cherupayar in water overnight and pressure cook it adding a pinch of turmeric powder, salt and […]

Salads/ Condiments, Salads/ Raita

Shallot Raita

Ingredients: 6-8 shallots / cheriya ulli , chopped1 green chilli, cut into thin rounds1/4 tsp ginger, finely chopped3 tbsp tomato, finely chopped1/2 cup yogurt, beatensalt to taste1/8 tsp mustard seeds, crushed Preparation: In a bowl, add chopped shallots, green chilli, ginger, tomato and salt and mix well. Add beaten yogurt and crushed mustard seeds to […]

Pulav / Pulao, Rice / Choru, Rice / Pasta

Mint Rice / Mint Pulao

Ingredients: 1 cup basmati rice1 onion, chopped1 tomato, chopped1 cup mint leaves3 tbsp grated coconut3 green chillies1 tsp ginger1/4 tsp turmeric powder1 piece cinnamon2 cloves2 cardamoms1-1 1/2 tbsp oilsalt to taste Preparation: Wash the rice and cook in a deep pan adding enough water and salt till done. Drain the water and keep it aside […]

Cakes & Bakes, Chicken, Non Veg, Other Baked Goodies..

Chicken Mushroom Potato Bake

Ingredients: 3 medium potatoes200 gm mushrooms200 gm boneless chicken, cut into small pieces1 medium onion, chopped1 tsp garlic cloves, chopped1 tsp chilli flakes1 tsp oregano1/2 tsp rosemary2 tbsp unsalted butter2 tbsp plain flour1 1/2 cup milk1/2 cup fresh cream1/2 tsp pepper powdersalt to taste1/2 cup mozzarella cheese Preparation: Peel potatoes and cut into thin slices […]

Kerala Dishes, Pulissery, Veg - Curries & Gravies, Vegetarian

Silverbeet ( Swiss Chard ) Pulissery / Moru Curry

Ingredients: 200 gm silverbeet / swiss chard, finely chopped1 1/4 cup grated coconut1/2 tsp cumin seeds3 green chillies1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp chilli powder1 cup yoghurt, beaten1/2 tsp mustard seeds2 dry red chillies1 sprig curry leavessalt to taste1 tbsp oil Preparation: Wash the silverbeet and chop them into fine pieces and keep it aside. […]