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

Chicken Drumstick Fry

Posted by on Dec 23, 2007 in Chicken dishes, Meat & Seafood Entrees | 1 comment

It’s a simple chicken side dish easy to prepare and goes well with Chicken Briyani. Preparation Time: 45 minutes No of servings: 4-5 Spice Level: 3.5 out of 5 Ingredients: Chicken drumsticks :6 cloves : 2 Onion : 1 White Vinegar : 1tsp Oil : 3tbsp Yogurt : 2tbsp Ginger and garlic paste : tbsp Curry leaves : 6 to 8 springs Green chili : 3(slit lengthwise) Red chili powder : 2tsp Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp Salt : required to taste Method of preparation: Marinade the chicken drumsticks (leg pieces) with ginger and garlic paste , Red chili powder, Yogurt, turmeric powder, and Vinegar. When you marinade this make a slit in the meat so the spices can soak in. Marinade this mixture for at least an hour. After an hour heat oil in a kadai add cloves...

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Veggie Cutlet

Posted by on Nov 30, 2007 in Appetizers | 2 comments

Preparation Time : 50 minutes No of servings : 10-11 Spice Level : 2 out of 5 Ingredients: Potatoes : 2(medium)(boiled and mashed) Carrot : 1(finely chopped)(Boiled) Green peas : 1/2 cup(frozen or boiled) Onions :1(medium)finely chopped Red chili powder :2 tsp Green chili : 3(finely chopped) Ginger and Garlic paste : 1 tsp Coriander Leaves : 2tbsp Cashew nuts : 1 tsp Garam Masala : 2tsp Ghee : 1tbsp Egg white : 1 Breadcrumbs : 1 cup Salt to Taste oil for frying Method Of Preparation: Heat oil in a pan add onion and green chillies fry for few minutes and add ginger &garlic paste,fry for 3 minutes in low heat. Then add carrot and green peas which is boiled already.Mix it with ginger and garlic paste. Add red chili powder and garam masala powder and fry for...

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Potato Vada

Posted by on Nov 14, 2007 in Appetizers | Comments Off on Potato Vada

Preparation time: 50 mins No. of Servings: 4-5 Spice level: 2 out of 5 Ingredients: Potato (Peeled and grated) – 1/2 cup Urad dal – 1 cup Raw rice – 1/4 cup Red chillis – 8 Asafoetida powder – 1 pinch Green chillis – 5 Curry leaves – little Cilantro – little Ginger – 1 piece Salt to taste Oil to fry Preparation: Soak rice and urad dal separately in water. Drain the water and grind rice, urad dal with red chillies and asafoetida powder. Chop ginger, green chillies, curry leaves and cilantro finely and mix with the ground mixture. Add the grated potatoes, salt and mix well. Heat oil in a kadai. Make small patties of the mixture and fry them in...

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Cauliflower 65

Posted by on Nov 14, 2007 in Appetizers | Comments Off on Cauliflower 65

Preparation time: 1 hr No. of Servings: 4-5 Spice level: 3.5 out of 5 Ingredients: Cauliflower – 1 medium size Curry Powder or Kuzhambu Masala Powder – 1 1/2 tsp Ginger – a small piece Garlic – 4 cloves Green Chilli – 1 Corn flour – 1 tsp Rice flour – 1/2 tsp Salt – 1/4 tsp Oil Lemon juice – 1/2 tsp Cilantro for garnish Preparation: Separate cauliflower into small pieces. Immerse the cauliflower florets in hot water with some salt. Cut ginger, garlic and green chilli into small pieces. Mix corn flour, rice flour, chilli powder, curry powder/kuzhambu masala powder, lemon juice, salt, green chillies, ginger and garlic to form a smooth paste. Remove the cauliflower florets from hot water. Dip the cauliflower florets into the paste to get an even coating. Fry them in oil. Garnish...

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Potato Fry

Posted by on Nov 14, 2007 in Veggie Entrees & Sides | 1 comment

Preparation time: 50 mins No. of Servings: 4-5 Spice level: 3.5 out of 5 Ingredients: Potato ½ lb Red Chilli powder ½ tsp Corn flour 1 tsp Rice flour 1 tsp Sounf powder 1 pinch Oil Salt to taste Preparation: Peel the potatoes and cut them into small pieces. Put the cut potatoes into boiling water and remove immediately. Add corn flour, red chilli powder, rice flour, sounf powder and salt to the potatoes and mix them well to form a even coating on the potatoes. Heat oil in a pan and fry the potato mixture. Serve hot and...

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Szechuan Fried Rice

Posted by on Nov 13, 2007 in Indo-Chinese | 1 comment

Preparation time: 45 mins No. of Servings: 4-5 Spice level: 3.5 out of 5 Ingredients oil-3tbsp Butter-1tbsp Cloves-2nos Bay leaves-1 no Basmati Rice -2 cups Carrot -1(washed , peeled and long cut) French Beans – 1/4 cup(long cut) Green peas -1/3cup(Frozen or already soaked peas) Mushroom-1/3 cup(washed and chopped or tinned mushroom )(optional) onion-1(sliced) Green onions -3 (chopped) Bell Pepper-1(de-seeded,cut into cube size) Green chillies-2 nos(chopped or sliced lenghtwise) Ginger and garlic paste-1tbsp Garlic-3 nos(finely chopped ) Red chili powder-1/2 tbsp Szechuan stir fry sauce-1tbsp cooking soy sauce-2 tbsp Red chili sauce-1 tbsp(according to your spice level) Ajinomoto -1/2 tbsp(optional) Tomato sauce -1tbsp Vinegar-1 tbsp Salt to taste Method of Preparation Gravy Boil the vegetables (carrot ,beans,green peas) with a little salt . Heat oil in a pan and add the sliced onions fry for few minutes , then...

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