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Breakfast/ Dinner, Upma

Red Spinach / Chuvanna Cheera Upma

Ingredients: 1 cup roasted rava (semolina)1 small onion, finely chopped 1/2 tsp ginger, finely chopped 2 green chillies, finely chopped1/2-3/4 cup red spinach / chuvanna cheera, finely chopped3-4 curry leaves2 1/2 cup water1 tsp mustard seeds1/2 tsp urad dal salt to taste1 tbsp ghee Preparation: Heat ghee in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and fry […]

Chicken, Food, Non Veg

Murgh Makhani / Butter Chicken

Ingredients: 1 1/2 kg chicken4 medium tomatoes1 tbsp garlic paste1 tbsp ginger paste2 tbsp chilli powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder1 1/4 tsp garam masala1/2 tsp chaat masala4 tbsp less sour thick yoghurt50 gm cashew nuts1 1/2 tbsp oil2-3 tbsp butter3/4 tsp kasuri methi, powdered1-1 1/2 tbsp sugar1/2 cup fresh cream2-3 tbsp chopped coriander leavessalt to taste […]

Popsicles, Summer Specials

Nectarine Popsicles

Ingredients: 4 nectarines, pitted and chopped3-4 tbsp sugar ( or as required)water, as required Preparation: In a blender, add the chopped nectarines and sugar and blend well adding water ( about 1 cup) until smooth. Strain the mixture through a strainer and pour into popsicle moulds and freeze for 8 hours or overnight. To release […]

Pudding, Summer Specials

Raspberry Pudding

Ingredients: 300 gm fresh raspberries1 cup milk3 tsp gelatin1 1/2 cup whipping cream3/4-1 cup sugar ( adjust to your sweetness)1 tsp vanilla essence Preparation: In a blender, add the raspberries and blend until smooth. Then strain the puree through strainer to remove the seeds and keep it aside. In a sauce pan, add the milk […]

Kerala Dishes, Malabar Recipes, Non Veg, Prawns, Seafood

Vellarikka – Chemmeen Curry / Yellow Cucumber – Prawns Curry

Ingredients: 1 medium vellarikka / yellow cucumber ( 2 cups)1 cup prawns, cleaned1 big tomato, cubed 2 green chillies1 1/4 cup grated coconut1/2-1 tsp chilli powder1/2 tsp coriander powder3/4 tsp turmeric powder6-7 shallots2 tbsp tamarind juice2 sprig curry leaves1-2 dry red chillies1/2 tsp mustard seeds1/4 tsp fenugreek seedssalt to taste1 1/2 tbsp oil Preparation: Peel […]

Cakes & Bakes, Muffins/ Cupcakes

Lamington Cupcakes

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups self raising flour200 gm unsalted butter, softened1 cup caster sugar3 eggs1/2 cup milk1 tsp vanilla essence1 cup desiccated coconut For Chocolate Icing: 2 1/2 cup icing sugar2 tbsp cocoa powder2-3 tbsp milk ( or add more if required) Preparation: Preheat oven to 180 degree celcius. Line two 12- hole muffin pans […]

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

Green Tomato / Pacha Thakkali Pachadi

Ingredients: 2 green tomatoes2 green chillies, chopped1/2 cup grated coconut3/4 -1 cup yoghurt1/2 tsp cumin seeds1 tsp mustard seeds1 sprig curry leaves2 dry red chilliessalt to taste2 tsp oil Preparation: Chop green tomatoes into small pieces and cook it in a pan adding green chillies, salt and 1/4 cup of water for about 4-5 minutes until […]

Chicken, Kerala Dishes, Malabar Recipes, Non Veg

Nadan Chicken Curry

Ingredients: 1 1/2 kg chicken3 big onions, thinly sliced1 1/2 tbsp ginger paste1 1/2 tbsp garlic paste2 green chillies, slit2 sprig curry leaves2 tomatoes, chopped2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes1 1/2-2 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder1 heaped tbsp coriander powder3/4 tsp turmeric powder3/4 tsp garam masalasalt to taste2-3 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Clean and […]

Drinks, Summer Specials

Sharjah Shake

Ingredients: 2 cups chilled / frozen milk2 small / 1 large ripe bananas2 tbsp horlicks1-2 tsp sugar, or to taste5-6 cashew nuts Preparation: In a blender, add the milk, banana, horlicks, sugar and cashew nuts and blend well till smooth. Pour into a serving glass and serve immediately… Instead of horlicks, you can also use […]

Chicken, Kabsa /Majboos, Non Veg, Rice / Pasta

Chicken Machboos / Whole Chicken Majboos

Ingredients: 600 gm whole chicken, cleaned2 cups basmati rice1 onion, sliced1 tbsp crushed ginger-garlic6 green chillies, chopped1/2 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp pepper powder1 tsp tomato sauce1 cup chicken stock1 1/2 tsp majboos masala2-3 tbsp carrot, grated6 cardamoms1 small piece cinnamon4 cloves1 tsp fennel seeds1/2 tsp pepper corns1 dried lemonsalt to tasteoil as required Preparation: Soak […]