Sunday, February 26, 2012

Prawns Fry

( Mom's recipe)

Ingredients for the paste:
  • 2 cup dry red chili
  • 50 grams ginger
  • 50 grams garlic
  • 1 lime size tamarind
 Method for the paste: 

Boil all the ingredients in 1 cup of water.
Grind with salt to a fine paste.
One can preserve this paste for few days in the refrigerator.

For the fry:

  1. 2 tbsp of chili paste
  2. 250 grams of prawns de veined and cleaned
  3. a spring of curry leaves

Marinate the prawns with chili paste and refrigerate for one hour.
In a kadai heat oil , add curry leaves and 1/2 tsp of crushed garlic.
Then add prawns , cook n fry till it becomes dry.

Mango Chutney


  • 1/2 Mango
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • curry leave 3-4
  • salt to taste


Chop the mango without the skin.
Add all the ingredients to the mixer.
Grind to a coarse paste.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Caramel Pudding....

Recipe source:Mom's recipe

I could say one of the first puddings  I tasted or remembers or the one which I tried is "Condensed milk pudding " this is what I  call it ....:) Each one of us have different ways of making it. The best part is the tin of nestle condensed milk  still remains the same shape , may be even the design ...only that  changes are the photos's for the taste it still is one of best pudding....!!


  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • 1 tin water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp sugar + 3 tbsp for  caramelizing

Method :

Mix condensed milk tin ,water eggs and 2 tbsp sugar .
Beat with a hand beater for 5 minutes.
Caramelize the sugar till golden brown ,in a deep round pan.
Pour the mixture into the pan. ( or small moulds )
Steam in a steamer until it is cooked or when a knife come out clean.
Let it cool.
Invert onto a serving platter.

One can serve warm or chilled. I would prefer chilled...!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Green Beans and Sprouted lentils Thoran


  • 250grams Green beans (Green beans is also know as french beans.)
  • 250 grams sprouted lentils
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomtoe chopped
  • 1 tbsp sambar powder
  • salt to taste
  • curry leaves
  • mustard seeds
  • oil

Clean the beans and cut them to 1 inch long.
Wash spouted lentils well in water and drain it.
Heat oil in wok and add mustard seeds.
When they pop add onion and tomatoe and fry for 2 minutes.
Add samabar powder and fry for few minutes.
Add green beans,sprouted lentils, salt and mix well.
Add 1/2 cup water.
Cook it covered until it is dry and beans are cooked.
Serve warm with rice.

Recipe source: My recipe.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Easy chicken fry

from : own recipe

  • 1/2 chicken
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp crushed coriander
  • 3 tbsp curd
  • 2 to 3 tbsp chilly powder
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • salt
  • Oil for frying

Marinate the chicken with all the ingredients.
Cover and let it marinate in the fridge overnight or 6 hours.
Heat oil and deep fry the chicken .

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Cabbage Thoran

Hope u are all doing fine...!!

I was lost in my own world.... not willing to come back to my routine... and the weather makes you more lazy...!!

Cabbage thoran is something u can hav with rice and curry.

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cabbage of small one  
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 green chillie
  • 2 tbsp coconut  
  • Mustard seeds
  • Curry leaves
  • salt

Clean and slice the cabbage.
Chop the onions and green chillies.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds when the oil is hot.
When they pop up add curry leaves and onion. 
Saute for a minute.
Add cabbage, coconut and salt and mix well.
Add 1/2 cup of water , mix and cook till the water is absorbed.
Serve warm with rice.


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