Welcome to my world.Here's my confession...I am a foodaholic.I love good food.I am game for any cusine & am passionate about Indian cooking.Honestly I am not a polished home-maker.I haven't learnt the ropes of the trade the traditional way which is from my mom.I am not very fussy when it comes to food. I would relish & eat simple meal with great delight.Best way to unwind for me is with my family at home, listening to some wonderful music,good food,lots of laughter and possibily some good wine =) Join me as I share with you some wonderful recipes that I have cooked over the years for my family which I usually serve with a large dollop of love ♥.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Monday, 3 September 2012

Chemeen Roast

I know its been a while(a long one at that ;p) since my last post.Honestly its been hectic in my end of the world.Will tell you guys all about it in another post,right now I want to share with you all my all time favourite recipe of prawns.Everytime I make it ,folks at home are bound to take a third helping =).So here it goes....

 
 

Ingredients:

       1.Prawns – 500 gm
2.Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tablespoon
3.Green chillies – 2 / slit lengthwise
4.Onion – 2 chopped finely
5.Tomato – 2 chopped
      6.Chilli powder -11/2 teaspoon
7.Cumin-Coriander powder – 2 teaspoon
8.Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
9.Pepper powder -  1 teaspoon/coarsely ground
10.Coconut pieces - 1/4  cup
11.Coconut milk -1 cup
12.Kudam puli / Kokum – 2 small pieces
13.Coconut oil -for frying
14.Curry leaves- for garnish
15.Salt- to taste
 
 
 

Method:

Heat oil in a frying pan. Add ginger & garlic paste and stir. Add green chilli , chopped onions & saute. Once the onion turns pinkish in colour add the chopped tomatoes. When the tomato is cooked add all the dry masala powders. Saute it till the raw smell fades off. Next add coconut milk and when it begins to boil add the prawns, kudampuli, salt and the coconut pieces.Cook till the coconut milk is absorbed completely onto the prawns. Pour coconut oil and blend everything well. Garnish with curry leaves and serve it hot with steam rice.
Cook it for your family.I would love to hear your experience =).
Happy cooking folks !!
Cheers,
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Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Pasta with coconut milk

This is super easy,super delicious & a must try esply. if your kids or family is fond of pasta.You can pull it off all in15 mins.Now is it not just wonderful? Now that I have your attention,lets move on to the recipe =)

Ingredients:

  1. Pasta : 3 cups/ 250 gms (cooked)
  2. Garlic flakes : 2 (finely chopped)
  3. Unsalted Butter : 1 tsp
  4. Carrot : 2 tbsp (finely diced)
  5. Beens : 2 tbsp (fine juliennes)
  6. Cheese : 4 slices (I ran out of the cubes ;p)
  7. Fresh Cilantro : 1 tsp (finely chopped)
  8. Oregano : 1 tsp
  9. Red dry chilli flakes : 1/4 tsp
  10. Pepper : 1/4 tsp (coarsely ground)
  11. Coconut milk : 1 cup
  12. Salt : to taste

Method:

Melt the butter in a saucepan.Add chopped garlic,saute till the raw smell fades away.Add the cheese & coconut milk to it and stir cotinuously till the cheese melts & blends in.Now add the carrots & beens (I boil it along with the pasta to save time).Add the cooked pasta.Season it with oregano,salt,chilly flakes.Add a dash of fresh cilantro.Pasta is ready.This tastes best when served hot.



So it is as simple as this.try it I am sure you & ofcourse your kids will love it !

NB: You could add any choice of vegetables you like.I usually add button mushrooms,brocolli,spinach & even sweet corn.I was in a hurry to pick my daughter from her school so had to do away with the hunting ;)

Do let me know how well your family enjoyed it.

Happy cooking !

Cheers,
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