Thursday, 19 March 2015

Vegetable Fried Rice/Fried Rice [Indo –Chinese Fried Rice]

Today, I am going to share with you all very popular Vegetable Fried Rice with not much of introduction. I was thinking that I had posted Fried rice earlier, but realized that I have not posted it after one of my reader requested for it. Try out this delectable Vegetable Fried Rice and post your suggestions.

Here’s how to make Vegetable Fried Rice with step by step photos…


Saturday, 14 March 2015

Spinach Kofta Curry/Palak Kofta Curry- Healthy Microwave Spinach/Palak Kofta Curry

Today I am going to share a very healthy version of Spinach/Palak Kofta curry. The koftas are not fried in oil; rather they are cooked in microwave which reduces the calorie content. As the koftas are made in microwave, they retain the colour and also taste great. I came across this delicious and creamy recipe in Nisha Madhulikas, but I made some variations in the gravy and it was a big hit in my family. Feed your family with this healthy spinach kofta without any guilt. Do try out this kofta gravy and post your comments.

Here’s how to make Spinach Kofta Curry with step by step photos…


Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Bitter Gourd Fry/Pagarkai Poriyal

Bitter melon/Bitter gourd/Bitter squash/Pagarkai/Karela is an extremely bitter vegetable with numerous health benefits. This edible fruit widely grows in tropical places like Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Bitter gourd is loaded with vitamin B complex, folate, zinc, phosphorous and is an excellent source of fibre. It is rich in iron, contains high levels of beta-carotene, calcium and potassium. It has insulin like compound known as polypeptide P which has been suggested as insulin replacement in some diabetic patients (info from various websites).  Though I was not a great fan of Bitter gourd when I was a kid, things have changed a lot and I like to eat it once in a while because of its health benefits. But to my surprise my elder daughter loves bitter gourd in any form – touch wood for the same. This pagarkai poriyal is delectable and a perfect side dish for any meal of a day.

Here’s how to make Pagarkai Poriyal with step by step photos…

Monday, 9 March 2015

Karuvepillai Podi/Curry Leaves Powder/How to make Karuvepillai Podi

Karuvepillai podi/curry leaves powder is a boon to lot of bachelors living abroad and in hostels. I would say not just bachelors, when we are in no mood to cook and if we have karuvepillai podi handy, we can just pressure cook some white rice and enjoy the meals with chips or pappad. Karuvepillai podi, is available in most of the shops, but nothing can beat the fresh, homemade aromatic powder. Though I have shared the benefits of curry leaves several times earlier, I cannot stop myself from writing about it again. It is a nature’s gift to us right in our back yard, loaded with iron, calcium and vitamin A. Regular intake of curry leaves helps in preventing hair fall and greying of hair, not only that it also helps in the growth of healthy and beautiful hair. I think for now I will stop with this and let you know about another interesting recipe, I have shared earlier -  this instant  "Bachelor's Karuvepillai Kuzhambu” with this karuvepillai podi/curry leaves powder, which actually is a short cut and can be made in no time. I have also shared the regular karuvepillai kuzhambu where the curry leaves are ground freshly; do check it out in the corresponding links. I think it’s time now, I move on to the recipe. Do try out this karuvepillai podi friends and have a great day.  Do check out other South Indian Kuzhambu varieties here.

Here’s how to make Curry leaves Powder/Karuvepillai Podi with step by step photos…

Monday, 2 March 2015

Kumbakonam Milagu Kozhi/Kumbakonam Pepper Chicken/Spicy Pepper Chicken

Hello friends,

Today I have come up with a Sunday Special “Kumbakonam milagu kozhi”, which I came across in a TV show. I have posted Pepper Chicken before, but this one is a lot different in its taste and texture. This Kozhi Milagu is spicy with goodness of black pepper powder, also rich and creamy with the addition of cashew nut paste. Do try out this finger licking Kumbakonam Milagu Kozhi and have a great day. Check out other delicious Chicken varieties here.

Here’s how to make Kumbakonam Milagu Kozhi with step by step photos….

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