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

Stuffed Kuzhi Paniyaram / Stuffed Rice Doughnut

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 in Breakfast Menu | 4 comments

Usually I will make Kuzhipaniyaram in a simple way. I got this recipe from my friend Sowmiya and I tried this recently. This simple twist makes the Kuzhi Paniyaram more tasty. Since it has potato stuffing, it will be very good with coconut chutney. Time of Preparation : 30 minutes Spice level : 3 Ingredients: Idly Batter – As required Oil – 1/4 cup Green chillies – 1 (finely chopped) Onions – 1/4 cup (finely chopped) Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp Potatoes – 2 (boiled and peeled) Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp Ginger – 1/2 tsp (grated) Salt – to taste Coriander leaves – 2 tsp (finely chopped) Method of Preparation: Heat 1tsp of oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. When they splutter, add the green chillies followed by the...

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Oats Cutlet

Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Healthy Eats, Snacks | 5 comments

Now a days I want to try many recipes with oats. This is my first recipe with oats. I got this idea from my friend Jayanthi and I liked it. It is very easy to make and it is tasty to. It is very healthy too when compared to most of the snacks. Time of Preparation : 30 minutes Spice level : 3 out of 5 No of Pieces : 11 Ingredients: Oats – 1/2 cup Onions – 1 cup (finely chopped) Green Chillies – 6 (finely chopped) Ginger – 1 tsp (grated) Potatoes (boiled and mashed) – 2 (I have used 2 large go;den yellow potatoes) Peas – 1/3 cup (boiled) Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp Sambar Powder – 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp Garam masala – 1/4 tsp Salt – to taste Bread crumbs...

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Potato Salad

Posted by on Jan 19, 2013 in Multi Cuisine, Salads | 0 comments

Potato Salad is a hearty and flavorful dish and it is served cold. It is perfect for a cold lunch pack when you don’t get to heat your food. My husband has to work outside sometimes where he cannot reheat his food. So I started preparing food that are filling and needs no reheating. I make a lot of cold salads and sandwiches and pack it along with cut fruits and a bottle of juice. Potato Salad is his favorite and it is very easy to make. You can make it ahead and refrigerate it for the next day lunch or for a party. The dressing that I have used is adapted from Food Network but I skipped a few ingredients and replaced it with what I had on hand. So if you do not have any ingredient such...

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Potato Bread Toast

Posted by on Oct 17, 2012 in Breakfast Menu, Sandwiches | 2 comments

I usually make Potato Sandwich for breakfast. I wanted to try something different this time and I tried this Potato Bread Toast. It  tasted really good and here is the recipe for this simple and tasty bread toast.. Time of Preparation : 20 minutes Spice level : 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Bread Slices – 10 to 12 Butter – to toast Green Chutney – 1/3 cup Potato Spread For Potato Spread: Potato (medium size) – 2 (boiled and mashed) Onion (small size) – 1 (finely chopped) Green Chillies – 2 (finely chopped) Sambar powder – 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp Salt – to taste Oil – 1 tbsp Method of Preparation: Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped onions. Add some salt and fry till they become translucent. Add the green chillies and fry...

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Samosa ( Stuffed Potato Indian Snack )

Posted by on Mar 29, 2012 in Appetizers, Snacks | 7 comments

Samosa is a potato stuffed, deep fried snack which is very popular in India. I am a huge fan of samosa and I wanted to make proper punjabi samosa for a long time. The secret ingredients for making a proper punjabi samosa are coriander seeds, dry pomegranate seeds and fennel seeds. Samosas came out really good and I am so excited to share the recipe. Time of Preparation : 1 hr Spice level : 3 No of servings : 20 (medium size) Ingredients: For Outer Layer: Maida / All Purpose Flour – 2 cups Carom seeds (Ajwain seeds) – 1 tsp Salt – 1 tsp (adjust according to taste) Ghee – 2 tbsp Water – as required For Stuffing: Oil – 2 tbsp Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Green Chillies – 2 (very finely chopped) Ginger (grated) – 1...

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Mashed Potatoes

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in Thanksgiving Recipes | 5 comments

Mashed Potatoes is a simple and tasty Thanksgiving dish. We can give variation by adding different seasoning such as garlic, cheese, sour cream, spring onion or by adding different herbs such as parsley, rosemary, wasabi.. Time of Preparation : 20 minutes Spice Level – 1 No of Servings – 2 Ingredients: Potatoes – 4 Half and half – 1/3 cup Butter – 2 tbsp Salt – to taste Pepper – 1/4 tsp (freshly ground) Method of Preparation: We can pressure cook the potatoes for 2 whistles or we can peel the skin and cut the potatoes and boil by covering them until they become soft. If boiled in water drain the excess water completely. Warm the butter and half and half. Mash the potatoes without any lumps and mix them with the half and half. Add the salt and...

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Potato Stew

Posted by on May 5, 2010 in Veggie Entrees & Sides, Breakfast Menu, Featured, Best of ST | 20 comments

Potato stew is a typical Keralite dish and it is very easy to make.  It will be very tasty and it goes well with Aapam and Idiyappam. In a typical stew, they wont add tomatoes.  My husband is not a big fan of stew. So I tried making the stew by adding tomatoes. It came out well and now he likes to have it. Preparation time: 15 minutes No of Servings : 3-4 Spice level: 2 out of 5 Ingredients: Coconut milk-1 1/2 cup Potato-1(boiled) Green chillies-5(according to spice level) Garlic-6 cloves Onion-1(finely chopped) Tomato(small size)-1(finely chopped)(optional) Cinnamon-1/2″ Cloves-2 Curry leaves Oil-2 tsp Salt-to taste Method of Preparation: Heat oil in a pan and add cinnamon, cloves,curry leaves, garlic, green chillies followed by the chopped onions and salt. Fry them till they become translucent and add the chopped tomatoes....

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Dum Aloo

Posted by on Mar 5, 2008 in Veggie Entrees & Sides | 69 comments

Its one of the popular north Indian recipes. Its usually cooked under pressure so the potatoes get soaked in the gravy and so the name Dum (pressure in Hindi) in dum aloo. This is the first time I am making this recipe and it came out very good. I used to make chapathi alternate days so today when I was thinking of making it I was out of side dish ideas. I find it pretty hard to make different variety of side dishes for chapathi. I love potatoes in any form and I had lot of small potatoes sitting in my pantry, which has to be the easy to cook vegetable and finally made up my mind to make dum aloo. This recipe goes to Sia of Monsoonspice for her Ode to Potato Event. Ingredients: Small red potatoes :...

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