Basic Brownie

This is the first item I ever learned to bake and that would tell you how simple this recipe is. You cannot go wrong with it. I have tried baking this in the microwave also and it comes out just as well. Just 15-20 mins in the microwave and you got yourself some delicious brownies. […]

Gobi/Cauliflower Manchurian

IngredientsGobi/Cauliflower (large) – 1 no(broken to large florets)Onion (large) – 1 no(julienned and made into individual leaves)Onion (medium) – 2 nos (finely chopped)Capsicum – 1 no (diced to 1 inch pieces)Ginger – 1” piece (finely chopped)Garlic pods – 10 nos (finely chopped)Green chillies – 2 nos (thinly chopped)Green chilly sauce – 1 tspRed chilly sauce […]

Potato-Soya Chunk Fry

Ingredients• Potatoes – 3 nos(boiled & mashed)• Soya chunks(meal maker) – 10 nos• Onion(large) – 1 no(finely chopped)• Tomato(chopped) – 1 no• Green chillies(slit) – 3 nos• Garlic pods – 4 nos(mashed along with skin)• Curry leaves – 10 – 12 nos• Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp• Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp• Salt – As […]

Moru Curry

Ingredients• Sour curd – 1 1/2 cups (beaten)• Vazhakkai/Big cucumber/White pumpkin (chopped to medium sized pieces) – 1 cup• Grated coconut – 1 cup• Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp• Curry leaves – 1 sprig• Chili powder – 1 1/2 tsp• Pepper – 1 tsp• Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp• Dry red chillies – 2 nos• […]

Colacacia Fry

Ingredients• Colacacia – 1/4 kg• Chilly powder – 1 tsp• Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp• Salt – As reqd• Oil for frying Preparation Method• Wash well and boil the colacacia.• Peel the skin off and cut into medium sized pieces.• Heat oil in a pan.• Add the boiled colacacia.• Add the chilly powder, turmeric powder […]

Udipi Sambar

Ingredients• Thoor dhal – 1/2 cup(cook with a pinch of turmeric and a tsp of castor oil to get a well mashed dhal)• Vegetables of choice – 1/4 kg (Drumsticks/Brinjal/Chow chow/Yam)(diced)• Sambar onions(shallots) – 6 – 10 nos(peel but do not chop)• Ripe tomato – 1 no(diced to large pieces)• Green chillies(slit) – 2 nos• […]

Uppu Curry (Biriyani of the poor)

Ingredients• Rice – 1 kg• Mutton – 1 kg• Sambar onions – 1/2 kg• Dry red chillies – 25 nos• Tomato – 1/4 kg• Cumin seeds – 3 tsp• Curry leaves – 4 sprigs• Oil – 3 tbsp• Salt – As reqd Preparation Method• Soak rice for about half an hour.:- Usually poor people use […]

Devil Chicken

Ingredients• Bone/boneless chicken/chicken drumstick/ chicken lollypop – 6 pieces• Garlic(chopped) – 1 tsp• Tomato – 1 no(chopped)• Onion – 1 no(finely chopped)• Onion(large) – 1 no(diced)• Green capsicum(large) – 1 no(diced)• Red capsicum(large) – 1 no(diced)• Chilly flakes* – 1 tsp• Pepper powder – 1 tsp• Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp• Tomato sauce – 2 […]

Pork Vindaloo

Ingredients• Boneless pork – 1/2 kg(cleaned and chopped to 2 inch pieces)• Onion – 3 nos(finely sliced)• Tomato – 4 nos(chopped)• Garlic pods – 4 nos(crushed)• Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp• Green chillies(slit) – 2 nos• Vinegar – 1 tbsp• Salt – As reqd• Sugar – 1/2 tsp• Oil for frying For grinding into a […]