Monday, April 6, 2009

Mango Milk Shake

Mango is my favorite among the fruits.Mango can be found only during summer season in India.


Kesar Mango pulp(Sweetened)-500ml
Vanilla Ice cream-3scoops
Saffron-1 pinch(optional)
Ice cubes
Walnuts & Almonds-for garnish


1)In a blender blend all the ingredients.
2)Pour in a glass and add a dollop of Vanilla ice-cream(1 scoop) and garnish with nuts...

Tomato Chutney

Chutney is common dish among the Indians(South).It goes well with idili and Dosa...


Onions(medium)-1/2 diced
Tomato(medium)-4 diced
Urad dhal-3tsp
Mustard Seeds-3tsp
Red Chili powder-3tbspn
Curry Leaves-2-3
SALT-to taste
Cilantro-for garnish


1)In a pan add oil and fry the onions until it becomes translucent.
2)Then add the tomato and nicely cook until onions and tomato becomes soft.Add red chili powder.
3)Let it cool.In a mixer,nicely blend the onions and tomato.
4)In another pan add little oil and sputter mustard seeds,curry leaves and urad dhal.Then add this to the blended mixture.
5)Garnish with cilantro...

Serve hot with Idili or Dosa...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Beef Paya


Shaan Beef paya mix-1 packet
Onions(medium)-1/2 diced
Tomato(medium)-1/2 diced
Ginger-garlic paste-3tspn
Red Chili powder-2tbspn
Turmeric powder-1tspn
Cinnamon,cardamon,clove-1 each
SALT-to taste
Cilantro/Coriander-to garnish


1)In a pressure cooker cook the paya with water for 6 whistle.Remove frm the pressure cooker.Don't drain the water.
2)In another pressure cooker add the oil,then add cinnamon,cardamon and clove.Then saute the onion until golden brown.Then add ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes.
3)To that add the red chili powder,turmeric powder,shaan paya masala,yogurt and little SALT.Nice mix and make it into masala.
4)Add the paya to the above mixture with the water.
5)Pressure cook it for 5 whistle or until the paya is done.
6)When done garnish with Cilantro.Sever hot with roti or rice...

Chicken Soup from leftover chicken

This is a simple soup form left over chicken curry.


Knor soup packet(here i used Asparagus and chicken noodle)-1 packet
Maggi Chicken stock-1 cube
Peas-1 cup
Cilantro/Coriander -to garnish
SALT-to taste
Oil- to saute
Left over chicken curry


1)In a pan add 2cups of water and chicken stock.Let the chicken stock evaporate.
2)In a bowl mix the contents of the soup packets with the remaining water(2 cups).No lumps must be formed.
3)In a pan,sputter the peas and add it to the boiling water.
4)To this add the remaining 2 cups of water. Bring it to boil..
5)When the soup is boiling,separate the left over chicken and gravy.Add the gravy to the boiling soup and mash the chicken and add it to the soup.
6)If the soup is really thick,then add little water.
7)Add little SALT.Garnish with Cilantro.

Soup is ready and can make a great dinner...

Chicken Charga

Charga is normally done in clay oven,that's the traditional style of making charga.Here it's made in Oven...


Whole chicken-1
Red chili powder-4tbspn
Ginger-garlic paste-3tspn
Lemon squeezed-little


1)Wash the skin and remove the extra fat from the chicken.Drain the water.
2)In a bowl mix the above ingredients(Red chili powder,ginger-garlic paste,vinegar,lemon and yogurt).
3)Then to that add the chicken and oil,mix well.Marinate it for 6hrs atleast.
4)Pre heat the oven for 10 mins...
5)Bake it in oven in 320 degree for 45mins.In between checking the chicken.


1)Can use Shaan masala packets also.I used Tandoori chicken BBQ masala.(Then with the above ingredients add this packet also).
2)Can broil the chicken also.

Chicken Bhajji

Bhaji is very common dish in India and sold on beaches and roadside.Today from my kitchen I made Chicken Bhajji..


Chicken boneless-1lbs(cut into cubes)
Ginger-Garlic paste-1tspn
Red Chili powder-2tbspn or according to taste
Gram flour-6tbspn
Baking Soda-1tspn
Red color-little
SALT-to taste
Oil-to fry


1)Nicely wash the boneless chicken and drain the water.
2)To that add ginger-garlic paste,red chili powder and SALT.Marinate for 20mins
3)Then add oil in a pan and shallow fry the chicken,until it becomes soft.
4)In a bowl,mix 6 tbspn of Gram Flour with water until u get a thick consistency.Then add baking soda and red color...
5)Dip the chicken into the batter and then fry it in a kadai...

Serve hot.It's good for any occasion...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Murgh Malai Kabob

Murgh Malai Kabob is one of my favorite dish back home in India.This dish has lots of cheese in it.Here is the recipe for that.


Boneless chicken(cut into cubes)-2lbs
White pepper powder-4tsp(or)according to taste
Black pepper powder-4tsp(or)according to taste
Ginger-garlic paste-2tsp
Meat tenderizer-little
SALT-according to taste,
Green Chilies-3-4 cut into thin pieces
Mozzarella cheese or any shredded cheese-2cups
Yogurt-2cups(blend the yogurt and keep)


1st Marination:

1)Nicely wash the chicken and drain all the water.There must be no moist in the chicken.
2)Marinate the chicken with Meat tenderizer,Ginger garlic paste,white and black pepper powder,SALT for 1/2 hr.

2nd Marination:

1)In a blender nicely grind the Green Chilies.
2)In a separate bowl nicely mash the
Mozzarella cheese.
3)Then to that add the blended yogurt.
4)Mix these ingredients with the 1st marination.
5)Then add the oil.Even Extra Virgin Olive Oil can be added.Then add SALT.Then keep it aside for 1hr.
6)Put the chicken pieces into the skewers.Set the oven to 400 degree and bake it for 30mins...

Yummy Murgh Malai Kabob is ready...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ragada Pattice

Ragada Pattice is common evening snacks in Mumbai,India.I got this recipe from a friend who is from Mumbai...

Ingredients :

For Ragada :
Yellow chick peas - 1 1/2 cups.. soaked overnight and pressure cooked for 4 whistles
Onions - 1 medium diced
Tomato - 1/2 diced
Garlic paste - 1 tbspoon
Garam masala powder - 4 tspoon
Red chili powder - 2 tspoon
Salt - as per ur taste
Water - as per ur requirement

Pattice :
Potatoes - 5-6 medium boiled and peeled, smashed
Chat masala - 2 tspoon
Peas - 1/4 cup depending on ur potatoe(optional,I didn't add)
Salt - as per ur taste
Rice flour - 2 tbspoon
Bread crumbs - half a plate (this is for coating the pattice before shallow frying it )

Garnishing :
Onions - 1 diced
coriander leaves - 1 small bunch diced
Green chutney - any brand from Indian grocery store..mix of coriander & mint leaves chutney is best..
Tamarind date chutney - any brand fromIndian grocery store
Thin sev - 3 tbspoon

Method -
For Ragada :
1) Boil yellow chick peas in cooker for 4 whistles.
2)In a vessel, put oil, add diced onions,stir for couple of secs.. now add garlic paste. Stir nicely.
3)When onions turn transparent.. add diced tomatoes. Stir nicely.
4)When oil starts separately from onion, tomatoes and when they both r done.. add garam masala, Red chilli powder, salt and stir nicely.
5)Now add boiled chick peas and water and give it a nice stir.
6)Let them cook for sometime and thats it.. Ragada is ready.

For Pattice :
1) Boil potatoes, peel and smash them nicely
2)To this potatoes add peas, rice flour, chat masala, salt and mix nicely.
3)Take a small round and pat with both ur hands.
4) Coat both the sides with bread crumbs
5)take a griddle/tawa.. put some oil.. and put this pattice..
6)let them cook.. keep turning..
7)once u get a brown color on both the sides.. remove them from the griddle.

Take some pattice in a plate.. Pour some ragada over them, put green chutney, tamarind chutney, sev, onions, coriander leaves.And now Ragada Pattice is ready to eat.. enjoy

Friday, March 6, 2009

Kuthu Parotta

Kuthu parotta is something which is common in road side in Tamil Nadu.Here is the recipe for the Kuthu Parotta..


Curry leaves-little
Green Chili-2(cut into slits)
Pepper-according to taste
Red Chili powder-4tbsp
Cilantro-1 bunch
SALT-according to taste


1)Make the parotta(here i used hand made parotta),then shred it into small pieces and blend in mixer(just pulse).

2)In a bowl beat the eggs and red chili powder,green chilies,SALT,pepper powder and cilantro,and beat nicely..

3)In a pan add oil and saute the onions until translucent.Then add little ginger-garlic paste.Once the smell of the onions go,add tomato and mix well with the onions to a smooth mixture.

4)Then add the beat egg ingredients.Mix nicely and all the mixture must be smooth.

5)Now add the parotta and nicely mix with the above mixture.YUMMY kuthu parotta is ready.Can be served with Sauce....