Friday, July 29, 2011

Pepper Chicken BBQ(Chettinad Style)

Couple of days back I was talking with my mom and she was telling me about these ready made masala packets we get here in US. The minute she told me the recipe i thought i must try it out before Ramdan comes.


1 whole chicken-8 to 10 pieces
Dhaniya/Coriander powder-3tbspn
Red chili powder-according to taste
Garam Masala-2tbspn
Pepper powder(freshly ground)-according to taste
Turmeric powder-1tbspn
Lemon-1 or 2
Kitchen King Masala(Badshaa,Everest)-2tbspn


Marinate the chicken with above ingredients for 5hrs. Then put it in the grill.

Conventional Oven:- 350 degree Fahrenheit for 30mins or until the chicken is done.

Sizzling Fish Fry

I was talking to my cousin about Fish and she suggested me this recipe when I heard this recipe I wanted to do it.


Fish-Tilapia filet or White/Black Pomperft-2lbs
Tomato Puree-1/2 of the small tin
Tomato ketchup-2 cups
Lemon juice-little
Jeera Powder-according to taste
Coriander powder-according to taste
Red color-little
Red Chili powder-according to taste
Turmeric powder-1 tspn
Ginger-garlic paste-1 tspn
Maida/all purpose flour-2 cups
Spring onion,Cilantro-1 bunch


1) Wash the fish and drain all the water.

2)To that add lemon juice,red color,ginger garlic paste,red chili powder and SALT. Marinate it for few hrs(2hrs)

3) In a plate mix maida/all purpose flour & SALT. Dust the fish with maida & SALT and shallow fry the fish.

4) In a empty pan arrange the fish.

5) In a separate bowl add tomato puree,tomato ketchup,lemon juice,jeera powder,coriander powder,red chili powder,turmeric powder and ginger-garlic paste and let it stand for 30mins,now drain this by adding little water.

6)Now heat the pan in which the fish is arranged when it's hot add the drained liquid.

7)Garnish with spring onions and cilantro.

NOTE:- We can use the same method to do with chicken and shrimp

Kayal Kanji

Kayalpattinam is famous for many things one among them is their traditional food. Kanji is made during the month of Ramadan,as Ramadan is fast approaching i tried my hands on this dish.


Basmati rice-2 cups
Moong Dal-1 cup
Carrot-1 big
oats-1 handful
Chicken boneless-1/2 lbs or Beef stew-1/2 lbs
Yogurt-1 cup
SALT-to taste
Red chili powder-as per taste
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Coconut milk-1/2 can

For Tampering:-

Cinnamon,Cardamon(elachi) & Clove-few
Curry leaves-few
Ginger-garlic paste-1tspn
Cilantro for garnish


1) In a pressure cooker put oil when the oil is hot add curry leaves,onions and saute until the onions becomes little brownish color,then add Ginger garlic paste saute until the smell goes off.

2) Now add the veggies and cook for few minutes.

3) Add the chicken,red chili powder,yogurt,coconut milk & SALT.Pressure cook for 3 whistles.When the pressure is gone keep this separately.

4) In the same pressure cooker,cook basmati rice & moong dal with some water. Pressure cook for 4 whistles.

5) Now blend the cooked moong dal and basmati rice,constantly adding water.

6) Remove the chicken piece & blend the veggies separately and add it to the blended ingredients.

7) Smash the chicken pieces with hand and add to the blended ingredients.

8)Keep it in slow fire when the Kanji is boiling add cilantro and mint.

9) Now tamper with cinnamon,cardamon,clove,curry leaves & onion.

10) Add the tampering into hot Kanji.