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Monday, April 30, 2012

Naan Recipe / Butter Naan / Step by Step

Naan Recipe / Butter Naan


All purpose flour / Maida - 2 1/2 cups
Yeast - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1 pinch
Butter - As required
Sugar - 1 tsp
Water - 3/4 cup , Luke warm
Oil - 2 tbsp
Yogurt - 2 1/2 tbsp

Additional Ingredient:

All purpose flour - 1/4 cup , For Rolling


Sieve the flour, add baking soda, salt and sugar .Set aside .
Dissolve the yeast in Luke warm water .Set aside for 10 min till it becomes frothy.
Now add the yogurt and oil to the flour and whisk.
Add the yeast mixture to the flour and mix well to make a soft dough.The dough will be sticky.
Apply oil to the dough and set aside in a warm place for 3 -  4hrs .

Cover the dough with a muslin cloth.
The dough would have risen to double the size.Give a gentle knead.

Apply oil in the fingers, and divide the dough to equal parts.

Dust the rolling surface with all purpose flour and using a rolling pin roll out the dough

 Make it in to a oval shape

 Heat the tawa or a iron pan / Skillet or a griddle to high temperature.
Transfer the rolled naan to the griddle, and cover it with the lid and allow it to cook..

 Remove the lid and check for bubbles, and flip it over to the other side.

Cook on both sides till there dark brown spots appear on the surface .

 Remove from the pan and brush the surface with the melted butter .

Serve hot.

They can be cooked and stacked.Cool them and freeze them and use as required.

Sending this recipe to yeastspotting, tutorial tuesday .

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tofu Fried rice

Tofu Fried rice
cooked Basmathi rice or any raw rice - 2 1/2 cups
Tofu - 250 gms
Vegetables (carrot+beans) - 1/4 cup , chopped (Optional )
Garlic - 6pods
Oil - 4 tsp
Soy sauce - 1 tsp
Ajina motto - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
salt - to taste
Red chilli - 4 nos

In a kadai , heat 2 tsp oil, add the whole red chilli and fry it in low flame till the colour of red chilli, turns brown.Filter the oil and keep it aside
Chop the garlic in to very small pieces.

Cut the tofu in to rectangular pieces, add a drop of oil in griddle, and fry them in a tawa / griddle  till they turn golden brown in colour.

In another kadai, add 2 tsp oil, add the minced garlic and fry for a minute.
Now add the chopped vegetables, salt,pepper powder and stir
cook till the vegetables turn crunchy.
Now add the cooked rice to the vegetables , add soy sauce, ajina motto,  filtered oil and give a gentle stir.
Add the fried tofu, check for salt .

Serve hot with chilli sauce and tomato sauce.

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Mutton Potato Biryani / Aloo Goat Biryani

Mutton Potato Biryani / Aloo Murgh Biryani


Lamb or Goat Pieces250 gms ( Cleaned and chopped )
Ghee / Oil50 gms
Onion 150 gms
Mint leavesA handful,Chopped
Coriander leavesA handful,Chopped
Cinnamon Stick1
Cumin seeds1/4 tsp
Black cardamon1 nos
Fennel seeds1/4 tsp
Red Chilli powder1/2 tsp
Green Chilli2 nos slit
Curd1/4 cup
Lemon juice1/2 tsp
Tomatoes 60 gm
Ginger Garlic paste50 gm
Basmathi rice
300 gm
Turmeric powder1/4 tsp
potato2 no, diced

Procedure :

In a shallow bowl, Marinate goat / Lamb pieces  with a pinch of  turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp of  red chilli powder, a spoon of ginger garlic paste, salt and 2 tsp of yogurt.Set aside for an hour.
Pressure cook the marinated goat / lamb pieces with 1.5 cups of water.
Cook till the mutton pieces become tender. Filter the mutton pieces  from water. Save the remaining water.
Soak the basmathi rice for half an hour.
Heat the pressure cooker, Add oil.
Add the spices like cinnamon, cloves , Black cardamom, Cumin seeds , fennel seeds and fry for a minute.
Now add the chopped onions, Mint leaves , corriander leaves, slit green chilli and fry till the onions become translucent.
Now add the tomatoes and cook till they become mushy.
Add the ginger garlic paste, stir till raw smell goes away.
Add the potatoes , cooked mutton pieces , remaining yogurt,  and salt .
For 1 cup of basmathi rice add 1 1/2 cup of water. Add the water we saved earlier ,Similar way add the required water to boil the rice.
Add the soaked rice , lemon juice and cover the pressure cooker with the lid.
Pressure cook for only 1 whistle.
Turn off and allow it to stay for 5 minutes.

Open the pressure cooker , give a stir and Transfer it to another container.

Serve hot with Onion raitha .

Friday, April 27, 2012

Bonda recipe / Urad dhal Bonda / போண்டா

Bonda is one of the popular snack of Tamil Nadu . The Bonda is made from urad dhal , which is very healthy . My mom often says this urad dhal is very good for girls as it has plenty of health Benefits .

Bonda recipe / Urad dhal Bonda  / போண்டா


  • Urad dhal - 1 cup ,Soaked
  • Pepper corns - 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 spring , chopped
  • Sliced Coconut - 1 tbsp , chopped
  • Corriander leaves - a fistful , chopped
  • Oil - For Frying
  • Salt - to taste
  • Rice flour - 2 tsp
  • Green chilli - 1 no , Chopped ( Optional )
  • Hing - 1 pinch
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Bonda recipe / Urad dhal Bonda  / போண்டா


Soak the urad dhal in water for 30 minutes.Filter the water .Set aside the dhal.

Transfer the urad dhal to mixer, add salt and sprinkle little water and run in to a paste.

Take the heaped urad dhal in a bowl . Add pepper corns, curry leaves, coconut , coriander leaves ,  , rice flour , green chilli , hing and cumin seeds and give a mix.

Heat oil in a shallow pan , Make small balls of the heaped mixture and drop them in oil and fry till they turn golden brown in colour.

Drain on a paper towel .Serve hot with cocounut chutney


Yummy Bondas are ready to serve .

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Indo Chinese Chicken soup

Indo Chinese Chicken soup


Boneless Chicken Pieces - As required

Garlic- 2 pods, crushed
Oil-1 tsp
Salt-to taste
Ajinamotto- 1/2 tsp
Pepper- to taste
Corn flour- 1 tsp
Spring onions


Chicken Stock:

In a  sauce pan, bring the water to boil, add the boneless chicken pieces and bring it to boil
Cook till the water is reduced to 1/4th the volume of the added water .
Squeeze out the water from the chicken and filter the stock using a strainer.

This is the Chicken stock.
Cut the boneless chicken in to very small pieces

To make Soup :

Heat oil, add the crushed garlic pods, the chopped chicken pieces, salt, Ajinamoto, pepper and stir fry till them.
Add the chicken stock and bring it to boil.
Mix the  a tablespoon of cornflour in 3 tablespoon of water.
Add this to the chicken soup.
As the soup become thicker, turn off the stove.
Garnish with spring onions

Serve hot .

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Orange Cake

Orange Cake
My daughter wanted cakes last night, My husband sometimes turns out to be a great cook and he surprised us with this cake.It was prepared in 30 minutes.


All purpose flour - 3/4 cup
Oil - 1/4 cup
Egg - 1 no
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Orange juice - 1/4 cup (Fresh or Store bought)
Vanilla Extract - 1 drop
Baking powder - 1 pinch
Salt - 1 pinch
Grated Orange skin  / Orange zest - 1 tsp


Squeeze out the oranges to Extract the orange juice or use the ready made juice available in the market .
In a large shallow bowl blend the dry ingredients like the All purpose flour , salt and baking soda.Set aside
 In a large mixing bowl , add the egg and sugar and beat them for about 3 minutes on high speed till they turn yellow in colour .
Turn the beater to low speed and add the flour . And the oil alternately beginning and ending with the flour.
Add the orange zest and orange juice and beat them, until all the ingredients are uniformly mixed .
Grease the baking pan with oil and dust them with flour.
Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Pour the batter to the greased pan  .
Bake for 26 - 30 minutes.

Allow the cake to cool down for 15 minutes  and make them in to slices.

Serve..Yummy cake is ready. My kids absolutely Loved this..

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Award time

Thanks to lavanya from tickle your taste buds for sharing the versatile blog award and thanks to Dhivya from youtoocancookindianfood  for sharing me the Lovely blogger award.

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I love blogging, Cooking,traveling , tasting different cuisine, exploring and last but not the least i love my family and friends.

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Capsicum Curry is a simple Curry that is made with bell peppers cooked in Tamarind juice with other spices . This curry goes well with the steamed rice and a vegetable side as per your choice . Off to today's post Capsicum  Curry Recipe now .

Capsicum Curry Recipe


  • Bell Peppers ( Capsicum ) - 1 number  , Chopped
  • Onion - 1 number , Chopped
  • Tomato - 1 number , Chopped
  • Curry powder - 1 tablespoon ( Click here for the recipe )
  • Oil - 1 tea spoon
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tea spoon
  • Methi Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon 
  •  Salt - To taste 
  • Tamarind juice - 1/2 Cup

Check out the other Capsicum Recipes in the blog below . 

Click here to find all the list of Curries in the blog .


Kodaimilagai Puli Kulambu
Capsicum Curry / KodaiMilagai Puli Kulambu


  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan . Add the mustard seed and allow it to pop . Now add the methi seeds and fry for few seconds . Add the onion and cook till they become soft . Now add the tomatoes and cook till they become mushy .Now add the , Turmeric powder , Curry powder , salt and mix .( If  you don't have curry powder Red chilli powder and coriander powder could be used in the ratio 1: 1 ie 1/2 tablespoon Red chilli powder and 1/2 tablespoon of coriander powder .)  
  • Add the chopped Capsicum and mix .

  • Add the  tamarind juice and bring the contents to a boil .

  • Cook till the  oil separates out from the gravy.

  • Garnish with cilantro and serve with steamed rice.

  • Yummy Capsicum Curry ( Bell Peppers Curry ) is ready to serve .This curry is served with Steamed rice and a Vegetable of your choice . Click here to find a sides that goes with the curry .

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Keerai Poriyal | கீரை பொறியல் | Spinach Recipes

Keerai Poriyal Recipe
 Spinach Stir Fry / Spinach poriyal / கீரை பொறியல்


  • Spinach - 1 bunch , chopped ( Frozen Spinach could be used too )
  • Onion - 1 no , chopped
  • Red chilli - 1 no
  • Salt - to taste
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Grated Coconut - 2 tsp


Heat oil in a shallow pan.
Add the mustard seeds , Urad dhal  and allow it to splutter. Add the red chilli .
Add the onions and cook till it becomes translucent.

Add the chopped spinach , salt , sprinkle little water and cook till it becomes soft. ( I used Frozen spinach for this recipe )

Add the grated Coconut and Stir .

Serve hot with steamed rice .

Spinach Stir fry

Check out similar spinach recipes ,

 Dhal Palak

Spinach curry

Sunday, April 22, 2012


Mutton Curry , Lamb curry Or ( Aatu kari Kulambu ) is a famous recipe in South India that is made in an authentic way with freshly ground spices .  So now off to today's post Mutton Curry .

Mutton Curry , Lamb Curry , Aatu Kari Kulambu Recipe


  • Mutton -  250 gm ,cut in small pieces
  • Onion  -  1 number , chopped
  •  oil - 2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt - to taste

To Grind:

  • Red chilli -6  numbers
  • Coriander seeds -3 teaspoon
  • Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup

    Mutton Curry , Lamb curry , Aatu Kari Kulambu recipe
    Mutton Curry / Lamb Curry / Aatu Kari Kulambu

Check out the entire list of Mutton Recipes in my blog by clicking here ..Off to Today's Post Mutton Salna !

Check out the  Some of the Mutton Recipes in my blog below :

Off to today's post Mutton Curry .


  • In a small pan, drizzle 2 drops of oil, add the whole red chills,coriander seeds and dry roast in oil for 3- 4 minutes. Now add the grated coconut to it and stir for 1 minute and allow it to cool.Grind the contents to a paste by adding little water. Set aside .

  • Clean the Mutton and add the turmeric powder to it , mix well and set aside for 30minutes.
  • In a pressure cooker add oil, and add the onions and cook till it becomes soft.
  • Now add the Mutton to it, add salt and mix .

  • Add the ground masala from the mixer to the pressure cooker ,add little water and check for consistency,it should not be too watery or too thick.Allow it to boil together till the raw smell goes away.
  •  Now close the pressure cooker and cook for till the mutton becomes tender .It takes around 15 minutes for the mutton to become tender.
  •  Open the pressure cooker and cook  in low flame till the oil separates out from the curry . Yummy Mutton curry is ready to serve .

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