Beetroot and Bottle gourd with Lentils

This is one of my goto vegetable dishes. It needs a lentil, I used yellow Mung beans. a gourd, I used bottle gourd. a sturdy vegetable, I used beetroot. aromatics, I used onions, garlic, chilly and so on. a healthy fat, everyone must use ghee. some spices like cumin, fennel etc. Soak the lentils inContinue reading “Beetroot and Bottle gourd with Lentils”

Ragi-Jowar Roti

A simple and easy, nutritious roti. The key ingredients are equal parts of ragi (Finger Millet) and jowar (sorghum). To these flours add in chopped onion, chopped green chilies, chopped fresh coriander, cumin seeds, turmeric powder and salt. Blend in hot water using a spatula till a soft dough is formed. Let it rest forContinue reading “Ragi-Jowar Roti”

Chicken with Kaffir Lime

Kaffir Lime has a strong and very distinct flavor. The leaves are also a little thick. You can either cook with them whole and remove before serving or cut them very thin and add into the marinade. I used the latter approach. Prepared a marinade with thinly sliced kaffir lime leaves, thin strips of ginger,Continue reading “Chicken with Kaffir Lime”

Garlicky Pomfret Fish Fry

I find people who don’t like fish as being very fishy…in other words, my cat does not like them. Take a whole garlic. Remove all the pods. Pulse them in a mixie and you have this wet paste that smells awesome. But you can’t really fry anything in it. So we start a balancing act.Continue reading “Garlicky Pomfret Fish Fry”

Red Mullet Grilled

Fishes come in all colors and shapes. But one of the prettiest fishes is the Red Mullet. Its called Nagarai Meen in Tamil. It has a lovely color and soft white meat. It does have quite a few bones but they are manageable. With fishes that have such delicate flavors, I prefer using minimal spices.Continue reading “Red Mullet Grilled”

Crispy Fried Chicken (Video)

Chicken Thighs marinated in a mix of ginger garlic paste, curd, lemon juice, chilly powder, turmeric, salt and some butter milk. Remove pieces and let the excess liquid drain out before frying. Dip the chicken in corn flour, then in seasoned and beaten eggs, panko bread crumbs. Deep fry for about 12 minutes or soContinue reading “Crispy Fried Chicken (Video)”

Chicken Roast

This is a video recipe, you can check it out here: The Recipe:Just marinate whole birds in ginger garlic paste chilly powder paprika lemon juice turmeric salt. Couple of large chopped onions. Put the dish on a stove and drizzle some ghee on it. Cook covered for 40 minutes. Coat ghee on a girdle panContinue reading “Chicken Roast”

Tengra in Mustard Sauce

Tengra is a fresh water catfish. This is a simple recipe with loads of freshly ground yellow mustard seeds. Tengra Fish. Cleaned. About 300 grams. Yellow Mustard seeds, 3 tablespoons. Fresh Chilies. Garlic. Coconut. Turmeric Powder. Chilly Powder. Tomato puree, about 1/2 a cup. Garam Masala Powder. Fresh coriander, chopped. Mustard oil. Salt Get waterContinue reading “Tengra in Mustard Sauce”

Chicken Liver Fry

Chicken Liver has a weird texture. It also has a very distinct taste. As with most organ meat, you either love it or you hate it. I belong to the “Love It” group. Liver is loaded with nutrients especially the Vitamin B12. It also cooks really fast and hence special care must be taken toContinue reading “Chicken Liver Fry”