Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Pori Urundai for Karthikai Deepam

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Desserts, Indian Festival, Slideshow, Cooking Videos, Diwali Recipes | 1 comment

Happy Karthikai Deepam to all our readers… Karthikai Deepam is a festival observed in India in the month of Karthikai (tamil month). Temples, houses and streets are lit with rows of oil lamps or agal vilakku and  the sky is lit with fireworks. This festival is grandly celebrated in Thiruvannamalai, located in Tamilnadu. It is celebrated for 10 days and on the 10th day Mahadeepam (a huge lamp) is lit on top of the Annamalai hill which is said to be visible around a radius of 40 km. This is perhaps the oldest festival in the history of Tamilnadu. On this day, we make Pori Urundai or Puffed Rice Balls, appam, Neyyappam and share it with our family and friends. A grand feast is also prepared on this day which includes rice, sambar, rasam, kootu, kurry, vada, payasam, appalam,...

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Malai Sandwich/Chop

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012 in Desserts, Cooking Videos, Diwali Recipes | 7 comments

It is Diwali time and on this festive occasion we prepare a lot of sweets and savories and celebrate with our family and friends. Malai Sandwich or Malai Chop is a Bengali dessert made from Paneer/Chenna/Cottage cheese. I have also prepared khoa which serves as a patty. I have used an easy and quick method to prepare khoa. First we make flattened rasgullas, slit them into two halves and make the sandwich with khoa. Enjoy making this sweet for Diwali or any occasion. Preparation time: 2 and 1/2 hours Cooking time: 12 minutes Yield: 15 to 18 sandwiches Ingredients:  Freshly made Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) – 2 cups Sugar – 1 cup Water – 5 cups Cardamom pods – 4 Saffron – 5 to 6 strings Rose flavored essence – 1 tsp Food color – red and yellow For Khoa: Butter – 1 tbsp Milk – 1 cup (whole...

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Introducing Cooking Videos in ST

Posted by on Oct 14, 2012 in Misc, How to??, Cooking Videos | 0 comments

You would have probably seen our teaser video announcing the addition of a video section in SpicyTasty. Well, the time has come. We have been working hard in getting these videos ready. For recipe videos, you can watch the “SpicyTasty Cooking Video” section. We are planning on adding recipe videos for our most viewed recipes as time progresses. We would like to invite you to take a look at the videos next time you want to make these dishes. Also, we would like your input on what recipe videos you’d like to see next . Thank you so much for your encouragement. Here is our first three Cooking Videos, Egg Curry: Mutton Dum Biryani: Gobi...

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Mutton Dum Biryani

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Mutton Dishes, Chicken dishes, Slideshow, Cooking Videos | 16 comments

Whenever I make it, be it for my husband or for a party, it always turns out great. It takes such a short time to make it but the results are fabulous. Full credit goes to my friend Kathija who shared this recipe with me. Preparation Time : 90 minutes No of servings : 3-4 Spice Level : 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Mutton or chicken : 1 kg Rice : 4cups (Rice cooker cup) Oil : 250 g (or) 1 cup (Rice cooker cup) Butter : 1/4 piece (or) Ghee : 3 tblsp Onion : 250g (chopped) Tomato : 250g (chopped) Ginger paste : 3tbsp Garlic paste : 2tbsp Curd : 1cup salt : 2tbsp (the reason for this much salt is when u mix the korma with rice it will be even) Red chili powder : 1...

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Diwali Sweet Jhangri

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in Desserts, Featured, Indian Festival, Cooking Videos, Diwali Recipes | 10 comments

Jangiri or Jhangri is a dessert from India. It is famous in all parts of India and generally served after a meal. It is one of the popular desserts or sweets in wedding and special occasions such as Diwali. In our house, there is no store bought sweets or snacks. My mom is an awesome cook and she loves to prepare all the sweets and savories at home for us. Whenever she makes Jangiri, she feeds me right from the hot sugar syrup. OMG! I still remember the taste…mouthwatering and just melts in my mouth. Okay! Coming back to the present, I am going to share this easy and yummy Jangiri recipe with you today. Try it at home for this Diwali and enjoy. Here you go… Preparation time: 3 hours (including soaking time) No. of servings: 30 to...

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Egg Curry

Posted by on Mar 19, 2010 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Featured, Best of ST, Egg Dishes, Cooking Videos | 26 comments

Egg is a versatile cooking ingredient. Many people who dont eat meat like eggs.  Eggs can be cooked in many ways.  This time I  have made Egg curry which goes well with chappathi or rice. Preparation time: 30 minutes No of Servings: 3 Spice level: 4 out of 5 Ingredients: Eggs : 4 Onion : 1(finely chopped) Tomatoes : 2(chopped) Ginger garlic paste : 2 tsp Cumin seeds : 1 tsp Red chilli powder : 2 tsp Coriander powder : 1 tsp Cumin powder : 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder : 1/2 tsp Chicken masala powder : 1/2 tsp(optional) Oil : 1 tbsp Salt : to taste Coriander leaves : 3 strings Method of Preparation Boil the eggs for 15 to 20 min. Peel the shells and cut them vertically into two halves. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin...

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Gobi Manchurian dry – Cauliflower Manchurian dry

Posted by on Mar 25, 2008 in Veggie Entrees & Sides, Appetizers, Cooking Videos | 65 comments

Gobi Manchurian or Cauliflower Manchurian is a popular Indo-Chinese appetizer. Cauliflower florets are dipped in corn flour and maida (all purpose flour) batter and fried. It is then sauted in a spicy, sweet and tangy sauce. You can serve it as an appetizer or can be served with fried rice or roti. Ingredients I (Preparation of Sauce): Chopped onion – 1 cup Green chilly – 2 Green onions – 1/4 cup Half green bell pepper, chopped Finely chopped garlic or garlic paste – 2 tsp Finely chopped ginger – 1 tsp Red chilly powder – 1 tsp Soy sauce – 2 tbsp Green chilly sauce – 1 tbsp Red chili sauce – 1 tbsp Sweet and sour sauce – 1 tbsp Vinegar – 1 tbsp Tomato sauce – 3 tbsp Oil – 1 tbsp Salt to taste Cilantro or...

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