Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Besan flour-1cup
Chilly powder-1tsp
Salt-to taste
Baking soda-a pinch
Fenugreek leaves (chopped)-1/2cup
Oil-for frying

Mix all the ingredients.
Take a small portion and drop it in hot oil.
Fry till golden brown.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Baby-Corn Manchurian

1.Baby corn-20 nos(small square pieces)
   Maida -1/2 cup
   Corn flour- 1/4 cup
   Kashmiri red chilly powder- 1/2tsp
   Ginger garlic paste - 2tsp
3.Onion (sliced) -1
   Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
   Red or green capsicum (sliced/chopped) - 1 medium
   Green chilly -2
4.Tomato sauce -2tbsp
   Chilly sauce-1tsp
   Soya sauce- 1tsp
5.Spring onion(chopped)-2 springs
7.Salt to taste

  • Make a slightly thick batter with corn flour and maida dissolved in water.Add a tsp of the ginger garlic paste,1/2tsp red chilly powder & salt.
  • Coat the baby corn pieces with the batter and then deep fry until golden brown.

  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan.Add 1 tsp of ginger-garlic paste and fry till light brown.Add the onions ,chopped green chilies and capsicum . Saute till onions turn translucent and shiny(do not brown the onions).
  • Add 1/2tsp red chilly powder ,chopped spring onion ,tomato sauce , Soya sauce and chilly sauce.
  • Add 1tbsp corn flour dissolved in 1/2 cup water.Add the fried baby corn pieces and mix well (If you would like the baby corn manchurian with a little gravy ,you can add some more corn flour dissolved in water).

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cabbage Stir Fry (microwave)

Green chilly-5
Turmeric powder-1tsp
Salt-to taste
Oil-1 tbsp

  • Mix all the ingredients.
  • Microwave on 100%power for 16 minutes.
  • Stir 4-6 times during cooking

Monday, December 7, 2009

CHICKEN KURMA(microwave)


Bay leaf-1
Fennel seeds-1tsp

Ginger-1 piece
Green chilly-3
Onion (chopped)-1
Tomato (chopped)-1 small
Cashew nuts-10
Grated coconut-1/2cup
Coriander leaves (chopped)-3tbsp
Salt-to taste

1) Wash and cut chicken into desired size and keep aside.

2) Grind green chillies along with ginger and garlic to make a thick paste.
3) Grind coconut and cashews with little water to make a thick paste and keep aside too.
4) Heat butter in a microwave safe casserole on 100% power for1.30 minutes.
5) Add spices and microwave on 100% power for 30 seconds.
6) Add ginger-garlic-green chilly paste and microwave on 100% power for 1 minute.

7) Add onion and microwave on 100% power for 5 minutes.stir 2 times during cooking.
8) Add chopped tomato and microwave for 2 minutes.
9) Add chicken, 1/2 of coriander leaves, salt and ½ cup of water.

10) Mix well and microwave covered on 100% power for 10 minutes.
11) Remove the lid and add coconut paste.
12) Microwave on 80% power for 3 minutes.
13) Garnish with coriander leaves.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Ginger-garlic pasre-1tbsp
Chilly powder-1tsp
Garam masala powder-1,4tsp
Salt-to taste
Cumin seeds-1tsp

1.Wash the cauliflower and cut into small florets and boil for 2 minutes with pinch of salt. Drain the water and keep it aside.
2.The cauliflower is marinated with ginger-garlic paste, chilly powder ,garam masala powder, yoghurt and salt for an hour
3.Make a slightly thick batter with corn flour and refined flour dissolved in water, add cumin seeds and salt.
4. Coat the florets with the batter and then deep fry till it turns golden brown

Cheera Aviyal (microwave method)

1.Red Spinach(chopped)-2cups
   Green chilly-3
2.Grated coconut-3/4 cup
   Cumin seed-1/2tsp
   Pearl onion-3
   Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
   Chilly powder-1 tsp
Grind the above ingredients to a thick paste.

  • In a large microwave safe bowl,mix ground paste,chopped spinach,green chilly,tomato,salt and 1/2 cup water.
  • Cover and cook on 100% power for 6 minutes.
  • Add coconut oil and mix well.
  • Serve hot with rice.

CARROT-BEETROOT FRY (microwave method)

Chilly powder-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Salt-to taste
Oil-1 tbsp

  • Mix all the ingredients.
  • Microwave on 100%power for 12 minutes.
  • Stir 4-6 times during cooking.
  • Serve with rice.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Sausage (grated)-2
Onion (chopped)-1
Green chilly (chopped)-2
Coriander leaves (chopped)-2tbsp
Bread crumbs-1/2cup
Meat masala-1 tsp
Salt-to taste

1) Mix all the ingredients.
2) Make balls and roll it in desired shape.
3) Dip cutlets in maida and deep fry till golden brown.


Boneless chicken (cut into small pieces)-250gms
Chilly powder-1tbsp
Soya sauce-1tsp
Salt- to taste,
Green chilies -3
Onions -2
Tomato sauce-3 tbsp
Hot chilli  sauce-1tbsp
Soya sauce-1tbsp
Spring onion(chopped)-2tbsp
Salt to taste,

1) Marinates chicken pieces with chilly powder,soya sauce and salt for an hour.

2) Heat 1 tbsp refined oil in a pan and fry the chicken pieces for 10 minutes.

3) Add onion, capsicum, ginger, garlic and green chilly.
4) They become translucent, add sauces, spring onion and mix well.
5) Add, 1tsp cornflour dissolved in 1/4 cup water.If you would like 'Chilli Chicken' with a little gravy,you can add some more cornflour dissolved in water
6)Remove from heat after 2-3 minutes.