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Saucy Chicken Fry

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Saucy Chicken Fry

Ingredients
Serving Size: 4

2 large red onions chopped
1 medium tomato chopped
3 garlic cloves minced
sprig of curry leaves
1/2tsp mustard seeds
2tbsp tomato sauce
1tbsp chilli sauce
1tsp light soy sauce
1/4tsp dark soy sauce
1tsp chillie powder
2tbsp finely chopped mint leaves

Marinate for the chicken:
1lb chopped chicken
1/2tsp turmeric powder
1tbsp chilli powder
1tsp grama masala
1tbsp chillie flakes
juice of half lemon
1tsp salt
1tbsp chicken masala powder

Marinate the chicken with all the spice powder in a large bowl overnight and cove with a plastic wrap in fridge.

Preparation Methods:
Leave the marinate chicken in room temperature. Pre-heat the oven to 450°C. Grease a oven-proof tray with butter and grilled the marinate chicken for 15 minutes to get the golden crust on them. Remove and keep aside.

Coat a non-stick skillet with 2tbsp oil and once heat add the mustard seeds-as it starts to splutter add the curry leaves,mint,garlic,c and onions. Saute till the onions turned slightly bro…

Lunch For 4

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Lunch For 4
If you are running out of ideas what to prepare for lunch...here's a few dishes try- to have a excellent lunch. Prepare some steam rice cooked with mong dhal and fry some crispy pappadam.Make your favorite rasam and curd to enjoy this meal with your loved ones.

Ingredients:
Serving Size: 4
For Kovaikai Kottu:
1 cup kovaikai cut into halves
1 cup mongdhal
4 garlic crushed
1 large onion chopped
2 tomatoes chopped
2 whole chillies
4 curry leaves
1/2 cup of tamarind juice
2tbsp of sambar powder
1/4tsp of chillie powder
1/4tsp of turmeric powder
1tsp of hing powder
1tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp of cumin seeds
chopped coriander leaves
1/4tsp of castor oil
Salt to taste

Preparation Method:
Wash the mongdhal well in warm water. In a pressure cooker add the dhal with 2 cup of water,2 crushed garlic.half of the chopped onion and tomatoes,tamarind juice,1/4tsp of turmeric powder,1tbsp of sambar powder,salt and the castor oil. Bring to boil at three whistle and keep aside.Coat a wok with 1tbsp oil and saut…

Stir-Fried Ladies Fingers

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Stir-Fried Ladies Fingers
While visiting my close friend Dana I taste her crispy okra fries..it was so good and my hubby like it some much. I prepared it few time at home and it was excellent, crispy and crunchy without a drop of oil..healthy too. then I was wondering how it will taste if i stir-fried it with onions just like normal vegetables. I got some fresh okra I got from the Indian store and gave it a shot..It was very good and here I am sharing that recipe with you. A big thanks to you Dana for sharing the recipe with me..and thanks to me for my creativity hehehhe..

Ingredients
Serving Size: 4

Marinate For Ladies Finger:
15 medium size ladies finger halved
1tsp garam masala
1tsp chillie powder
1/4tsp turmeric powder
1tsp curry masala
a pinch hing powder
1tbsp oil
salt and pepper to taste

Marinate the ladies finger with all the spices and leave it for 2 hours or overnight.

1 large onions sliced thinly
1/2tsp cumin seeds
1/2tsp mustard seeds
3 garlic clove minced
a sprig of curry leaves
1tbsp fine…

Channa Masala

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Channa Masala

Ingredients
Serving Size: 4

For the Masala Paste:
1 tomato chopped
3 garlic cloves crushed
a small ginger root
5 shallots
1tsp chillie powder
1tbsp channa masala powder
1/4tsp turmeric powder
1/4tsp garam masala
2tbsp tamarind juice
1tbsp coconut powder
3 dried chillies
some chopped mint and coriander leaves
salt

Pulsed all the ingredient into a fine paste and keep aside

2 cups boiled channa
1 red onion chopped
1 tomato
1tsp chillies flakes
1/2tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp cumin seeds
Whole spice like cardamon,cloves,cinnamon and bay leaf
chopped coriander leaves
salt and pepper to taste

Preparation Methods:

First finely chopped the tomato and then add the chillie flakes and a little salt and mash them finely using the back of the knife. Heat a skillet on medium flame and splutter all seasoning ingredients and the whole spices followed by the chopped onions and minced tomatoes. Saute them till the onions turned brown and add the pulsed paste. Take half the boiled channa and make a paste and add to the …

Minced Turkey Egg Puffs

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Minced Turkey Egg Puffs

Ingredients
Serving Size: 5

1 cup minced turkey
1 chopped onions
2 chopped tomatoes
3 garlic cloves minced
1 green chillie minced
1tsp garammasala
1tsp chillie powder
1/2tsp turmeric powder
1/2tsp mustard and cumin seeds each
1tsp chillie flakes
juice of half lemon
salt and pepper to taste
1tbsp minced mint leaves
5 hard boiled eggs halves
1 pack of frozen puff pastry
chopped coriander leaves

Preparation Methods:

Heat a non-stick skillet with 2tbsp oil on medium flame. Once it's heat add the mustard seed and cumin seeds. When it starts to splutter add the chille flakes. minced garlic,green chillie and chopped onions. As the onions turn browned add the chopped tomatoes and all the spice powder. Once the raw smell of the spices are removed add the minced turkey ,lime juice, chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves with some salt and pepper. Saute the mixture till the minced turkey are tender enough-adjust the level of salt and keep aside.

Once the frozen pastry are thaw, cut them…

Weekend Special Breakfast

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Weekend Special Breakfast
I was really running out of what to do everyday for breakfast and kinda of wake up really early -was puzzled what to be prepared for breakfast. When I opened my fridge a package of mustard greens has being laying there for a long time and decide to make chapatti with them with whole green gram fry and green salad.

Ingredients
Serving Size: 4

For the Green Mustard Paste:
1/4 cup chopped mustard greens
1/2 tomato chopped
2 garlic cloves
salt to taste
1/4tsp turmeric powder
1/4tsp garammasala
1/4tsp chillie powder
1/4tsp cumin seeds
1/4tsp fennel seeds
Micro-wave all the ingredients with some water on high for about 4 minutes and once cooled add 2tbsp fresh curd and pulse to a fine paste. add more salt if needed and keep aside.

For Making Chapatti:
2 cups of atta flour
salt to taste
a little oil

Preparation Method:

In a large bowl add the atta flour and a little salt. Make Make a well in middle of the flour and add the pulsed paste. Knead the mixture into a smooth dough adding en…

Kovaikai Pickles

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Kovaikai Pickles

Ingredients
Serving size: 10

1 cup chopped kovaikai
2 green chillie finely chopped
15 shallots cut in halves
8 garlic cloves sliced
1 tomato thinly chopped lengthwise
½ cup tamarind juice
5 dried chillies
3tbsp lemon juice
1tbsp vinegar
2tbsp chillie powder
1tsp cumin powder
1tsp pickle powder (combination of mustard and fenugreek seed dry roasted and powdered- ration 1:1)
1tsp mustard seeds
¼ cup oil
½ tsp hing powder
Salt to taste
5 curry leaves

Preparation Methods:

In a large bowl, add the chopped kovaikai,shallots,garlic cloves, tomato and chilies with salt lemon juice,vinegar and 1tbsp chilles powder, mix them well till they coated with the spices.Let it stand for about 2hours. Soak the dried chillies in the tamarind juice for 2 hours and blend into a smooth mixture.Coat a frying pan with ¼ cup of oil, add the mustard seeds. Once it starts to crack add the curry leaves and marinated mixture and saute well in the oil for about 15 minutes or until the are tender. Then add the chillie,…

Beetroot Chappati

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Beetroot chappati

Ingredients
Serving size: 4

For making the chappati
1 cup of wheat flour
1/2 cup of hot milk
1/4 cup of curd or yogurt
2tbsp of ghee
1/4tsp of sugar
1/4tsp of salt
hot water

For The Chutney:
1/2 cup shredded beetroot
3 garlic cloves
5 shallots
a small ginger
3tbsp tamarind juice
few curry leaves
3 dried chillies
salt to taste

Roast all the above ingredients with 2tbsp oil and pulse to a smooth mixture once cooled.

Preparation Method:

In a large bowl sift the wheat flour,sugar and salt. Make a well in middle of the flour and pour the milk,curd or yogurt and few spoonsful of the beetroot chutney. Knead the mixture into a smooth dough adding enough of hot water.Divide the dough into equal size balls, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Flatten the balls with a rolling pin into round discs approximately 6 inches in diameter.Heat a heavy based frying pan or griddle on a medium heat. Place the rolled chapati on the griddle.While on the girdle press the edges of the chapati with a paper towel . You…

Thenga Varutha Kozhi Kulambu

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Thenga Varutha Kozhi Kulambu

I got this yummy and delicious recipe from my friend Seema from CurryWorld.com blog. The taste of the recipe was very good and excellent flavor with tons of onions, shallots,coconut piece and saute in coconut oil. I feel that if I could add more ingredients to this dish- it will be more tasty. Therefore I remade it again with my twist accordingly to my taste .I pulsed the green chillies,garlic,ginger and shallots with 1tbsp of coconut and coconut powder instead of just crushing them as the original recipe from CurryWorld.com. I also have a whole spices like cloves,cinnamon,cardamom and bay leaf to get the nutty flavor in my curry.Wow it was out of the world..my hubby loved it so much and appreciated that my cooking skill has improved in past years. Well the credit goes to CurryWorld.com and my friend Seeem for sending me this recipe..Thank you so much. What are u guys waiting for: just grab your pots and pans and start cooking. Let the aroma of the curry i…

Tomato Rice

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Tomato Rice

Ingredients
Serving Size: 4
2 cup raw rice
1 bay leaf
a small cinnamon stick
3 cardamon pods
3 cloves
1/2tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp cumin seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
1tsp salt
2tbsp ghee
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1 cup finely chopped onions
2tbsp ginger garlic paste
1tbsp tomato paste
2 green chillies finely minced
1tsp chillie powder
1tsp garammasala
1tbsp lemon juice
1tbsp finely chopped mint leaves
chopped coriander leaves

Preparation Methods:
In a non-stick skillet add the ghee add all the whole spice. Once they starts to splutter add the rice and salt. Saute for 5 minutes and transfer to the rice cooker. Pour in 3 cups of water and cook the rice. Once the rice is done pour them on a large plate and spread to cool it and keep aside.heat a heavy bottom wok with 2tbsp oil on medium flame and add mustard seeds. Once it starts to splutter add cumin seeds,curry leaves, ginger garlic paste,chopped onions and minced green chillies. Saute till the onions are tender and slightly brown..then add the c…

Tamil New Year 2009 Special Meal

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I cannot believe that I have reached peek of 200 post in my blog since I started my blog in September 2oo8 and Tamil New Year Special Meal will my 200th post....time really running fast..cannot image that a another year have come.

Healthy Grilled Chicken Mayo Sandwich

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Healthy Grilled Chicken Mayo Sandwich

Ingredients
Serving Size:4

1 cup mayonnaise
1/8tsp ground black pepper
1/8tsp garlic powder
1/8tsp celery salt
2 celery stalks, sliced
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 cup finely chopped lettuce leaves
1/4 cup fine chopped spring onions
1 ripe tomato, sliced (optional)
4 small loaf wheat focaccia bread

Marinate for the chicken breast:
4 slice chicken breast
1tsp salt
1tbsp pepper
1tbsp olive oil
1tsp garlic powder
1tsp all spice

Marinate the chicken breast with all the ingredients for about 1 hour or so.

Preparation Methods
Preheat the grill. Brush chicken breasts with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill chicken for 3 to 4 minutes or until they become tender.Whisk together 1 cup of mayonnaise, pepper, garlic powder, and celery salt until combined. Combine the chicken, celery , spring onions and chopped lettuce leaves in a large bowl. Pour the mayonnaise mixture over the chicken mixture and stir until evenly combined.Spread 1/2 tablespoon of mayonnaise onto the toas…

Macaroni in Creamy Mustard Green Sauce

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Elbow Macaroni
Source:Wikipedia
A short, curved semicircular tube of macaroni, most popular for macaroni and cheese and macaroni salad. With their short cooking time and familiar shape, elbows are a popular cut. They also are used in entrées, salads, soups and baked dishes in addition to macaroni and cheese. These pasta doesn't contain eggs.

Macaroni in Creamy Mustard Green Sauce

Ingredients
Serving Size:

1 cup dry small elbow macaroni
1 large onion finely chopped
1tbsp finely minced garlic cloves
1/4 cup grounded chicken
1/4 cup chopped carrots
1/4 cup chopped cauliflower
1/4 cup green peas
1tsp chillie flakes
1tsp chili powder
1tsp spice mix of any kind
chopped coriander leaves

For the Creamy Sauce:
1 cup chopped mustard greens
5 garlic cloves
1 small tomato chopped
1tsp salt
1tbsp tomato paste
1.5 cup hot milk

Blend all the above ingredients into a smooth mixture and keep aside.

Preparation Methods:
Cook macaroni in salted water in a medium saucepan for 8 to 10 minutes or until almost tender; drain and …

Mixed Vegetable Puli Kulambu

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Mixed Vegetable Puli Kulambu

Ingredients
Serving Size: 4

1 cup chopped valaikai (raw banana)
1/2 cup chopped avarakkai
1 cup murungakai
1/2 cup cubed carrots
1 big lemon sized tamarind
1tsp chilli powder
1tsp coriander powder
A pinch of turmeric powder
1/2tsp mustard seeds
1tbsp curry powder
1tsp cumin seeds
1/4tsp fenugreek seeds
1 cup chopped shallots
2 tomatoes chopped
10 garlic cloves
a few curry leaves
chopped coriander leaves

Preparation Methods:
Stir-fry each chopped vegetables with a 1tsp of oil separately until half tender and keep aside. Soak the tamarind in warm water for an hour . Prepare a thick liquid and strain the juice.In a kadai, add 3 teaspoonful of oil and heat it. Add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add cumin seeds,curry leaves,garlic cloves and fenugreek. Then fry the onions and tomatoes.When the onion and tomatoes mixture turns slightly brown add the all the vegetables and the spice powders. Saute till the raw smells of the spice powder are removed and the pour in the prepared tam…