Monday, May 24, 2010

Beef Shish Kabob


Beef chunks-2lbs
Shaan Shish Kabob packet-1/2packet(Optional)
Whole red chili-few
Oregano leaves-1/2tspn
Pepper powder-2tbspn
Red Chili powder-3tbspn
SALT-to taste


1)Nicely was the beef & drain the water for about 3hrs.

2)In a food processor add the beef chunks,whole red chili & nicely grind it.

3)Then in a bowl add the grinded meat with SALT,pepper powder,red chili powder,Oregano leaves,egg & oil.

4)Mix them well.

5)Wash the bamboo sticks.Take water in a bowl.Dip your hand in that water & take the minced meat & put it in bamboo sticks..

6)Grill it until done..

Yum!! it's ready..

Note:Can be done with Boneless chicken also...

Melazhu(Pepper) Curry


Lamb leg/lamb shoulder-2lbs or Beef with bones-2lbs
Whole Pepper-2 1/2 tbspn
Whole Jeera-2tbspn
Whole Sunuf-1tbspn
Whole Coriander-4tspn
Khas-Khas(poppy seeds)Whole-2tspn
Turmeric powder-2tbspn
Yogurt-more than 1/2 cup
SALT-to taste
Cinnamon,cardamon & clove-according to taste
Onion-1 big
Cilantro & mint-Little
Ginger-garlic paste


1)In a pan add pepper,jeera,sunuf,coriander,Khas-khas(whole) & fry without oil.
2)Blend the above ingredients & make it into powder.Then add water & blend again.
3)Blend the Khas-Khas(powder) & cashew with water & keep aside.
4)Wash the meat & drain the water.To that add SALT,turmeric powder & yogurt,marinate it for 20mins.
5)In oil add cinnamon,cardamon & clove.Then add the onions & saute nicely.In a small bowl mix ginger-garlic paste with little cilantro & mint.Add this to the sauteed onions.
6)Add the meat in the oil & nicely fry it for some time.
7)Now add the blended ingredients.
8)Pressure cook it until the meat is tender.

Melazhu curry is ready to be served with Roti,naan or Ghee rice....

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Shrimp in Coconut Curry


Shrimp-2lbs(cleaned & divined)
Coconut Milk-1/2 tin
Turmeric powder-2tspn or according to taste
Red chili powder-2tspn or according to taste
Onions-1 small
Tomato-1 small
Curry leaves
Green Chilies-2 small or according to taste
Ginger-garlic paste-1/2tspn
Lemon juice
Cilantro/Coriander leaves


1)Nicely was the shrimp & drain the water.To that add little SALT,red chili & turmeric.

2)In a kadai add oil,then sputter the curry leaves.Then add the onions.

3)Fry the onions until it turns pinkish to that add little ginger garlic paste.

4)Then add the chopped tomato.Let the onions & tomato nicely mix together.

5)In a separate bowl add coconut milk with water(little) & red chili powder,SALT & turmeric powder,mixing it nicely that no lumps are formed.

6)Add this to the tomato & onions mixture.If wanted can add little more water.

7)Close the lid & bring it to boil.

8)Now add the shrimp to the boil,slow down the fire & cook until the shrimp is done.

9)Before turning off the stove add lemon juice(1 1/2tbspn) & garnish with cilantro.

Serve with Ghee rice,roti or plain rice...

Monday, February 22, 2010



1. Vanilla Ice cream 2. Cut fruits 3. Chopped nuts like cashews, soaked almonds(or flakes) pista, walnuts 4. Jelly(preferably strawberry) = prepare as per packet instructions 5. Milk(chilled) 6. Falooda sev(these are corn starch noodles, which u get in Indian stores) = prepare as per packet instructions 7. Falooda seeds(also called Tukmaria) = soak 1 tbspn in water (u can get them in Indian stores, they look exactly like black sesame seeds) 8. Rose syrup


1)In a tall glass,start by pouring some rose syrup
2)Followed by milk,
3)Then falooda seeds, then falooa sev
4)cut fruits
5)chopped nuts
7)Top it with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream & serve with a long spoon & a straw

Mix it all from the bottom of the glass & enjoy!!