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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Chettinad Fish Kulambu/Curry

Chettinad Cuisine is one the famous cuisine in Tamilnadu which is one of the spiciest and most aromatic cuisine in India. Its is famous for its wide variety of spices used like star aniseed, dried flower pods, bay leaf, cinnamon, whole red chillies, fennel seeds etc. They always use freshly ground spices/ masalas that makes the recipes hot and pungent. Also the cuisine is very famous for its non vegetarian food. And today recipe is fish kulambu from the chettinad region.
Chettinadu Style Fish Curry

Monday, August 27, 2012

Mushrooms and Potatoes with Garlic and Chilli Sauce

Hi Friends hope you all had a great weekend. Coming to the recipe today, i cooked up this dish a few days back when we have invited our friends over for dinner. I though of preparing mushroom manchurian but prepared this recipe instead,  as i don't want to serve deep fry for the dinner. And the result was very good, yummy and tasty. I served it with vegetable fried rice and noodles.
Mushroom and Potatoes

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Baby Corn Fritters

If it is monsoon then it has got to be corn. Yes its that time of the year again to relish some corn recipes.  Today post is baby corn fritters. I cooked up this dish over the weekend as a evening snack. A perfect appetizer that are crispy ,crunchy and they are simple to make and delectable to eat. In this recipe baby corn are cut into halves and are coated with flour and spice mixture and deep fried till they turn crispy and golden brown. I like to have with yogurt dip.Just mix salt and yogurt and serve. And also this can be served as tea / coffee time snack. Go ahead and cook yourself a corny treat this monsoon.
BabyCorn Fritters

Monday, August 13, 2012

Banana Raisin Bread

A cake like type bread that is made from fully ripen bananas and raisins. It is very moist, sweet and easy to make. Whenever you have any leftover overripe bananas..donot throw away...try this recipe...sure you will like it. Serve this bread slice lightly toasted with butter for a morning breakfast recipe or like a snack in the evening.
Banana bread

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Cumin Brown Rice ( Jeera Rice made using Brown Rice)

If you want to add more fibre to your diet, then include brown rice in your diet. Its a better substitute to the white rice. It helps in detoxification,lowering the cholesterol and blood sugar levels. and the best benefit of the brown rice is that it helps you in losing weight. Since it has a higher fibre content its actually pretty heavy on stomach even though you take less quantity and takes long time to chew so you end up eating less food. It is also more delicious than the white rice. With brown rice i have made the popular and  flavourful  recipe jeera rice. Gorge on brown rice and find yourself in the pink of health.
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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Tomato Thokku - side dish for Idli, Dosa and Rotis

This recipe is often served as a side dish for idli, dosa and chappathi. This is also called as thakkali thokku, tomato pickle and it is a famous delicacy from south indian cuisine. This is such a gloriously simple, easy to make recipe, need very few ingredients, a travel food, best part -can be prepared in bulk and stored in refrigerator. This can be kept for two days without refrigeration and more than two weeks under refrigeration. We all love this with dosa and I make this thakkali thokku more often. Whenever tomatoes are cheaper in the market, i used to buy lots of it and make this thokku and store in the refrigerator. It has got a very beautiful colour that makes everyone tempt to eat.
Tomato Thokku

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