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

Shrimp and Eggplant Curry

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Shrimp Dishes | Comments Off on Shrimp and Eggplant Curry

Recently I tried Shrimp curry with eggplant and it tasted really delicious. Since then I have been wanting to share this recipe. Since my husband is not a big lover of eggplant I didn’t want to cook this dish only for me. I waited for a good occasion and we had a party at our home recently. So I made this delicious Eggplant and Shrimp Curry on that day. It came out really good and tasty. I just love the flavor of eggplant in shrimp curry. And to my big surprise my husband loved it too. It’s definitely an easy recipe with a rich flavor.  After that I’ve made this curry couple of times for few friends and it always turned out to be sooper hit. Try this easy and delisious shrimp and Eggplant Curry and let me know...

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Crab Curry

Posted by on Mar 15, 2009 in Best of ST, Featured, Meat & Seafood Entrees | 10 comments

 Crab is one of my most favorite non vegetarian dishes. Growing up in a town close to the Bay of Bengal, we had no shortage of fresh seafood. In fact, my mom used to make crab atleast once in every 2 weeks.Crab can be made into delightful dishes in various forms and recipes. Crab Curry has to rank amongst the top contenders there. And this is another one of my sister’s (Suja) recipe and as usual it turned out to be a mind blowing entree. If you have a love for crab meat, I welcome you to try this recipe and let me know how it turned out. If you made your own modifications to it, also share it with me. After all cooking is part experimentation + part personalization (kai pakkuvam in Tamil). Ingredients: Crab : 2...

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Spicy Shrimp Spaghetti

Posted by on Feb 8, 2008 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Shrimp Dishes | 15 comments

I am a big fan of Rachel Ray and love her 30 Minute Meals show a lot. She shows simple ways to make complex-looking entrees that too in 30 minutes. I love her cooking shows very much . If you have a very short time to make something nice, this Shrimp Spaghetti recipe will be an excellent choice for you. I have adapted this from Rachel Ray’s recipe and have a made it taste a little different and a bit more spicy. Trust me, it tastes really good! Preparation Time: 30 minutes No of servings: 3-4 Spice Level: 2 out of 5 Ingredients: Shrimp : 1 lb (Raw Shrimp – peeled ) Spaghetti : 1/2 lb (cooked) Garlic : 5 to 6 (finely chopped) Red pepper flakes : 1tbsp onion : 1 (medium) (finely chopped) Tomatoes : 3 (finely...

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Shredded Fish curry – Fish Puttu Kuzhambhu

Posted by on Jan 31, 2008 in Meat & Seafood Entrees | 14 comments

  We usually see fish made as a curry and meen (fish in English) kuzhambu is a favorite of many south Indians. I learnt this unique seafood recipe from my mom’s Kitchen and she tells me it’s a Chettinad specialty. It is made with shredded fish instead of whole fish and it tastes excellent. It is well known that fish kuzhumbu usually tastes the best next day with all the spices and gravy soaking in. With the fish in shredded form, the spices soak in faster and it tastes great right from day 1. Do I need to say it is one of my favorites? Preparation Time: 40 minutes No of servings: 4-5 Spice Level: 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Fish : 2 lb(King Fish or Tilapia) Coconut oil : 2 tbsp Pearl onions : 1/2 cup Tomato :...

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Foodie Rendezvous – 2

Posted by on Jan 14, 2008 in Rendezvous | 1 comment has a great new look! It is with great pleasure, we are releasing this new look to our readers. As much as we loved our old look the design elements in it restricted us from doing a few things we wanted to. The new theme offers more freedom and a fresh new look to our fast growing blog. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we are excited about it. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and comments. Your suggestions & comments will definitely help us improve and serve your needs a little better. Now, lets take a look at our second in the Foodie Rendezvous series. Mushroom Dome – Happy Cook of My Kitchen Treasures A soup perfect for a great visual effect and for a surprise factor in parties. Spicy Sardine Fish Gravy...

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Foodie Rendezvous – 1

Posted by on Jan 7, 2008 in Rendezvous | 4 comments

Food tastes its best when we enjoy it with others. In a blog all about food, what could be better than to showcase recipes from my fellow foodie bloggers? We are going to bring a few recipes every week to the limelight here. We encourage you to visit their blogs and leave them a comment or two to show our appreciation for the effort they put into sharing their recipes with us. RCI-Chakka-Kumbil Appam/ Steamed Jack fruit dumplings – Bharathy of Spicy Chilly An exotic dish made from jackfruit. Very nice! Fruit Cake – Sailus Kitchen Just check out the pictures of this fruit cake and you’ll want to make this yourself. Madras Shrimp Curry – Shankari of Stream of Consciousness Hailing from Chennai, how can I not like this recipe? 😉 Potato and Eggplant Gravy – Archana’s kitchen...

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Sesame Prawn Toast

Posted by on Nov 27, 2007 in Appetizers | Comments Off on Sesame Prawn Toast

Preparation Time : 40 minutes No of servings : 3-4 Spice Level : 2 out of 5 Ingredients: Bread slices : 6 Raw Prawns : 1 cup Egg : 1 Spring onions (Finely chopped) Ginger grated : 1 tsp Soya Sauce : 2tsp Corn Flour : 1tsp Fine Spice powder: 1/2 tsp Roasted Sesame Seeds : 1/2 cup oil to Deep- fry Method of Preparation: Place the prawns ,egg,spring,onions,ginger,cornflour,soy sauce in a food processor to make paste .keep aside . Cut the crust of the bread. Cut each bread into 4 triangles. Apply prepared prawn paste evenly on one side of the bread slices. Sprinkle sesame seeds on the paste and press them to stick. Heat oil , deep fry the bread slices, the filling side down. Fry till crisp and golden. Serve hot with a chilli dipping sauce....

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Achari Prawn Masala

Posted by on Nov 14, 2007 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Shrimp Dishes | 1 comment

Preparation time: 45 mins No. of Servings: 4-5 Spice level: 4 out of 5 Ingredients Shrimp : 15 (number) Onion : 3/4 big(chopped finely) Tomato : 1 (big) (chopped finely) Green chili : 1 (slit into four) Cumin seeds : 1/4tsp Fennel seeds : 1/4 tsp Mustard : 1/4 tsp Coriander Powder : 1/4 tsp Red chili powder : 1tsp (or according to your spice level) Ginger paste : 1/2 tsp Garlic paste :1/2 tsp Turmeric powder : a pinch Vinegar : 1tsp Oil : 50ml Salt : to taste Method of Preparation Heat oil add mustard seeds,allow mustard to crack ,add cumin seeds,fennel seeds,fry lightly. Add onion fry until light brown,add ginger paste and garlic paste fry until oil separates. Add turmeric,red chili powder,coriander powder,green chili strip, and tomato , saute for 10 minutes.add salt to taste. Add...

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