Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Icecream Pie on Mango Coconut Crust

I like to call it " fusion dessert" ...Really it was an instant idea n i am proud to share this recipe with you all..It was yummy!!!! I prepared it within 10 minutes...Though i made it as a dessert , we finished it before that:) Hubby loved this and asked me " when are you going to  make more?"

I usually make juice or milkshake with mangos..But this time i gave a twist and mango coconut crust tasted like real mango halwa..I was so in to the taste and i am going to make more:)


Ripened mangoes - 2
Shreded coconut   - 2 cup
Butter                    - 1tsp
Sugar                    - 2tbsp
Icecream               - 1 scoop
Cherry (garnish)


1. Take the mango pulp by blending (dont add water)
2. Heat a pan and add 1tsp butter and then add the coconut and sugar ,roast well. (since the mangoes are fully ripened ,  no need to add more sugar).
3. Add mango pulp in to this caramalized coconut and cook for about 5minutes.
4. Spread the thick mango coconut mixture on a serving plate n refrigerate it for 30mint.
5. While serving , add a scoop of icecream and cherry on the top.


Sweet Corn Soup

For me soup was only some vegetable soup..and creamy mushroom soup..I havent tried cooking other soups..When i got some sweet corns, i didnt know what to prepare...I just kept it n finally weekend came...This is the time i empty my refrigerator n i started cutting vegetables for salad..I thought to add some corns in to my salad n make it different...Trust me it was not so good!!! I know some poeple like eating raw corns but for some reason i cant do that...Then i landed on this soup idea..It was delicious n i like it a lot...
Sweet corn soup is very tasty and easy to prepare..Its popular for all ages..I think this is the simplest soup..I remember reading an article about corns ..It described that cooked corns can fight the chance for getting cancer..Here is the soup recipe:)
Sweet corn     -  2 cups
Milk               - 1/2 cup
Sugar              - 1tbsp
Corn flour       - 1tsp
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
Water for cooking corn
1. Take a pressure cooker n cook corn with water and sugar.
2. When corns are almost cooked add a pinch of salt n grind it nicely.
3. Add this mixture in to boiling milk and cook until it is thickened.
4. Sprinkle pepper on top (optional)

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Fried Pastry with Spicy Potato filling

As we observe lent, I am experimenting with different vegetables..Now entering in to most important week.. It’s a time of offering our lives to God..Time to look back and resubmit our lives. .. It  is also a fine opportunity to cleanse the body … Going for the recipe..
Ingredients :
Maida               -  1cup
Water             -   3tsp
Oil    ( for frying) 
For filling :
Potato (cooked n mashed)      - 1 large
Chopped ginger       - handful
Chopped green chilli    - handful
Chillipowder        - 1tsp
Salt  (for taste)
Method :            
1.       Knead maida by adding water and a pinch of salt. Keep it aside.
2.       Add chopped ginger and green chilli into mashed potato and mix well. Add a pinch of salt and chilli powder and give a nice mix.
3.       Take small balls from dough n roll in to desired shape. ( I made rectangle spread)
4.       Keep the filling in to this and seal the ends.
5.       Heat oil in a deep pan and deep fry them. Fry till they turn golden color. Serve with any suitable dipping..

Friday, 15 March 2013

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Mushrooms  are rich in antioxidants like polyphenols and selenium...When i got tiny button mushrooms, first thought came to my mind was cutlets...Mushroom cutlets make tea time perfect..But later i changed my plan because of my friend and prepared this soup.. It was just wow....Creamy , yummy soup...After having the soup my thought was like , " Is it possible  for me  to grow mushrooms???? "


Mushrooms        - 1cup
Chopped onion   -  1 cup
Garlic                  - 4-6 cloves
Vegetable broth   -  2cup
Salt                      - 1tsp
Pepper                 - 1tsp
Oil                       - 1tsp

Method :

1. Clean and cut mushrooms into small pieces and keep aside.
2. Heat oil in a deep pan and cook onions and garlic in the pan.
3. Add cut mushrooms pieces in to pan and cook well. Add vegetable broth in to pan and cook for about 10 mint.
4. Add salt in to soup and mix well. Then cool down the soup and mix well using a blender.
5. Add pepper in to soup and mix well. Serve hot.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Thai Prawns with Capsicum

I always wanted to try a thai dish in my kitchen. It was last week i got to execute my plan..I got this recipe from a tv show..Immediately i decided to try this out..But i didnt have all the ingredients then...Finally when i got some prawns, i was super excited to make this...This is a bright, colorful n tasty prawn dish...Served with steamed rice...wow !!!! loved this..
Ingredients :
Prawns            -  6-8
Red capsicum    - 1
Yellow capsicum - 1
Green capsicum   - 1
Ginger- garlic paste - 2tsp
Onion chopped      - hand full
Green chilli           - 2
Coriander leaves   - For garnishing
Oil                         - 3tsp
Chilli powder        -3tsp
Turmeric powder  - 1tsp
Coriander powder  - 1tsp
Salt                         - for taste
Method :
1. Clean prawn and cut in to small pieces.
2. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions.
3. When onions are cooked, add ginger- garlic paste and green chilli. Add salt at this stage. Cook for 3mint.
4. Add chilli powder, coriander powder n  turmeric powder. Add 1tsp water also.
5. Add diced capsicum n cook for 5mint.  
5.Add prawns and cook for about 10 mint. It should not be too watery.
 thai prawns with capsicum.

Sending this to "Taste of the Tropics with Ginger"


Watermelon lemonade

Gorgeous, pink colored refreshing drink from watermelon!!!!! Give a touch with lemon...This watermelon lemonade is very easy to prepare n tasty also...We need more fluids in our body to beat summer heat... One has to drink atleast 8 glasses of water per day...Proper hydration will keep our summer activities more safer and enjoyable...I made this refreshing drink yesterday n it was so good..

 Ingredients :

Watermelon (medium size)  
Lemon           -  2
Honey            - 2tsp
Salt               - 1tsp
Cold water    - 1cup

Method :

1. Cut watermelon in to small cubes. Put them in to a blender n make thick puree.
2. Take lemon juice and mix with 1tsp honey.
3. Pour lemon juice- honey mixture in to watermelon puree n mix well.
4. Add cold water n very little salt. mix well. Don't add more water.

I am sure, you will love this...

Monday, 11 March 2013

Masala Stuffed Pomfret Fry

When i got some pomfret, i didnt have to think much...I definitely went for pomfret fry..Tastes great n healthy too!!!!
You can make pomfret curry by adding coconut...But i have to admit that fried fish always tastes great than curries:) I am a huge fan of sea foods n you can make this out from my recipe entries!!!!!

Ingredients :

Pomfret   -  2 ( washed and cleaned)
Garlic      -   6-8 Cloves
Ginger     - 1 large one
Green chilli  - 3
lemon juice  -  1tsp
Red chilli powder  -  2tsp
Salt          - 1tsp

For garnish :
Onion rings and tomato


1. Make incisions on both sides of fish.
2. Make a paste out of green chilli,ginger,garlic.
3.Add red chilli powder n salt n mix well.
4. Add 1 tsp lemon juice also.
5. Put this masala paste in to the incisions. Keep it for 15mint.
6. Deep fry it n ensure that both sides are cooked properly.
7. Drain excess oil with tissue paper n garnish with onion rings and tomato. While serving pour little lemon juice on the top.

Weekend Special Chicken Pasta

 This is my weekend special chicken pasta. For me Saturday dinner is almost a lazy dinner. First I thought cooking noodles . Its easy to prepare n I had chicken in refrigerator. So if I combine both, I will sure...ly get an easy dinner. While I was taking out noodles from shelf, I noticed pasta packet lying over there. Its been months since I cooked pasta. I suddenly changed my plan. Instead of chicken noodles , chicken pasta. Great!!!!
While I was cooking, hubby gave me a suspicious look n asked “are u sure this will work out ???”
I very well know that he always likes creamy pasta n this is the first time I am cooking otherway…
Final outcome was just amazing. Hubby loved it n gave permission for cooking this for next Saturday also…

 Ingredients :

 Pasta (any kind) - 250gms
Water - For cooking pasta
Salt 2tsp
Chicken (Cooked, Small pieces) - ½ kg
Onion - 2
Tomato -2
Garlic – handful
Oil – 2tbsp
Chillipowder -2tsp
Tomato sauce - 3tsp

 Method :
Cook pasta until it becomes very tender ( add salt while cooking pasta). Drain the water n keep aside the cooked pasta.
Heat oil in a pan and cook onions for about 5mint and add tomato and garlic. When tomatoes are cooked add chillipowder and tomato sauce. I added very little soy sauce also so that I could get mild sweetness. That’s optional anyway…Now add chicken pieces. As its already cooked, it wont take much time…Just cook for abt 5mint. Finally add cooked pasta with chicken tomato mixture…Chicken pasta is ready…Here u go!!!!!!

Fried Fish Biriyani

 I can say this is the king of all biriyanis…. First time when I tried preparing biriyani, I almost messed up n I thought I will never make it.. I hate long procedures while cooking and I wanted a simple recipe..Finally I... developed this simple biriyani recipe…this fish biriyani can be prepared in no time.. It was an incredible food and I really enjoyed it:)

 Ingredients :

( For preparing rice )
Basmati rice - 2cups
Bay leaves - 2
Clove - 2
Cardamom 3
Lemon juice - 1tsp
Salt - For taste

 (For fish masala)
Kingfish (any kind of ur choice) - 1/2kg
Big onion - 2
Tomato -2
Ginger garlic paste - 3tsp
Mustard seeds -1tsp
Oil -3tsp
Chilli powder - 2tsp
Coriander powder -2tsp
Pepper powder - 1tsp
Turmeric powder -1tsp

( For garnish)

Method :
1.Boil water ( about 5cups) and add salt, cloves cardamom n bayleaves. Add 1tsp lemon juice also. Then add rice and cook. When rice is almost cooked drain the water n keep cooked rice aside. Do not over cook rice.
2.Cut fish( bones removed) in to small pieces n marinate with chilli powder, turmeric powder n pepper powder for about 5mint. Then fry fish pieces well. Do not over cook fish.
3.Heat oil in a deep pan n add mustard seeds. Add chopped onions n cook well. When onions are almost cooked, add chopped tomato n cook for about 3mint. Add ginger- garlic paste n coriander powder. Cook the masala for 2mint n finally add fried fish pieces. Add little water also. This fish masala should not be too watery.
4.Now we are going to layer biriyani. First take a deep pan n pour 1tsp ghee. Then spread one layer of fish masala n on top of that spread rice evenly . Repeat the same . top layer should be rice. On top of each rice layer , drizzle very little ghee n coriander leaves (optional). Top rice layer can be garnished with fried onions,nuts n raisins. Close the lid n cook for another 3mint.
This fish biriyani can be served with raita, pickle and papad.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Black Soy Chicken with boiled vegetables and bread crumbs

Perfect dinner for a lazy night...

Chillipowder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1tsp
... Pepper powder -3tsp
Salt - 2tsp
Black soy sauce - 3tsp
Coriander leaves

Method :

  Mix chicken with chilli, turmeric , pepper powder and salt. Marinate for 1-2hrs. Put oil in a pan and put marinated chicken in to pan .Add little water and black soy sauce and cook for 20 mint...Stirr in between...Once chicken is cooked, turn off fire. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with bolied vegetables ( carrot, potato and tomato) and bread...I am sure u wil love this easy dinner:)
try dis out n do let me know about it...

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Chickoo/ Sapota Icecream

Two days back i got some fresh chickoo from the backyard. Chickoo contains iron,potassium n copper n some vitamines too.. I am not too fond of the taste - didnt hate it but didnt love either...
So i thought i will... try to make something different out of it..And the outcome was really awsome..This icecream was so refreshing ...Just try dis out...U will love dis ...

Ingredients :
4-5 Fresh ripened chickoo
1/2 L milk
Fresh cream
6-7 tbsp sugar
1tbsp Custard powder
1tbsp Cornflour
  Take a saucepan n Boil the mashed chickoo with sugar n milk for about 10mint. Add custard powder n cornflour n cream n stirr well. ( we can add some dry fruits also) .Turn off the stove n cool down the mixture n refrigerate for 2-3 hours..Enjoy the icecream:)

Kerala style Spicy Fish fry...

Well...This is the easy way to fry fish..Taste guaranteed:)


 Fish ( i used kingfish...u can use anything)
Chillipowder - 2tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1tbsp
Pepper powder - 2 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tbsp
Salt - 1tbsp

Mix chilli powder, turmeric powder n pepper powder with ginger garlic paste. Add 1tbsp salt n make a fine paste...Put fish pieces in to the paste n keep it for atleast 10 mint...Deep fry in oil...After frying sqeeze one lime on top of fish fry ( it will enhance the taste n flavor)

Kerala style Beef Dry fry(Beef ularthiyathu)

 I am very happy to share dis recipe because many memories are attached to this…When I was in hostel, I used to miss this spl dish prepared by my Mom..Back @ home , sometimes my bro used to bring ...dis for me , covered in a plastic n newspaper…It had a spl taste n flavor which I cherish always…ok..enough of ma stories..Let's go for the recipe:)

1/2 Kg Beef ( Cut into small cubes)
2tbsp Chillipowder
1tsp turmeric powder
2tbsp Coriander powder
2tbsp Pepper powder
Salt (For taste)
1Big Onion
Ginger (small one)
Garlic (small one)
Coconut cuts ( Thenga kothu) – handful
Curry leaves handful
 1. Put the cubed beef in to a pressure cooker n add 1tsp turmeric powder n salt along with very little water. (don’t put more water). Then cook for 3-4 whistles. Don’t open the pressure cooker immediately.
2. Bythat time heat oil in a deep kadai n splutter mustard seeds n add chopped onions, ginger garlic. When onion turns color, add chopped tomato. Cook for another 2-3mint.
3. Then add chilli,pepper n coriander powder n mix well. Cook for 2mint.
4. Add cooked beef.
5. Take a separate pan n put very little oil n roast coconut cuts n curry leaves. Add it in to the beef n give a good stir.

Maida Poori

Easy crispy tasty dish...Can be served with Tomato sauce ...Tastier than normal wheat pooris...try dis out.
Ingredients :
1cup Maida
1/2 tbsp salt ( for taste)
1/2 tbsp oil or ghee
Method :
Mix salt and oil/ ghee with maida. Add water little by little to make a smooth dough. Keep it for an hour. Make small balls from dough n roll it to small circles. Pooris should not be too thin or too thick. Heat oil in a kadai n fry the pooris till they fluff well....

Banana Pancake....( without egg)


It can be served as a healthy breakfast and tasty evening snack ( Can serve with honey or maple syrup or nutella)


 1 cup all purpose flour (maida)
1cup milk
2banana (mashed)
... 2tbsp baking powder
1/2tbsp salt
1tbsp veg oil
2tbsp white sugar
Method :

 Mix flour n baking powder ..Add milk n mashed banana, salt n sugar n mix well. Heat a lightly oiled frying pan and pour 1/4 cup of batter on to pan. Cook until the pancakes becomes golden brown on both sides. Serve hot...

Tri Color Salad

I try to include salad almost at every meal..Is'nt the easy way to eat more vegetables???