Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Chettinad Egg Korma/Curry


Eggs- 4 nos
Chopped onions-1 cup
Chopped tomatoes-1 cup 
Curry leaves-few 
Coriander leaves/cilantro-few
Chilli powder-3 tsp 
Green chillies-1 no
Lemon juice-2 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tbs
Cumin powder-2 tsp
Garam masala-2 tsp
Oil-2 tbs
Salt-As required
Garlic pods-8 nos 
Water-As required

To be ground :
Grated coconut-4 tbs
Cashews-15 nos
Water-1/4 cup 

Method :

Boil the eggs in water and de-shell them. Heat oil in a skillet, throw in the curry leaves followed by garlic pods, green chillies and onions. Saute it for few minutes, add the tomatoes to it. Later on add the salt, chilli powder, coriander powder, lemon juice, cumin powder and the garam masala. Make a slit in the hard boiled eggs and add them to the curry. Pour the desired quantity of water, mix the curry gently. Grind the coconut, cashews and water together and add the ground paste  to the curry, it thickens the curry. Garnish it with some coriander leaves and serve it hot with rice or roti .

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sweet Potato Kheer-"Happy Tamil New Year ! "


Grated sweet potato-1 3/4 cups
Jaggery- 1/4 cup
Milk- 1 1/2 cups
Cardamom powder-3/4 tsp
Cashews-few nos
Raisin-few nos
Condensed Milk/Kova(optional)-2 tbs
Ghee-1 tsp


Boil the milk in a pan, add the grated sweet potato to it. Stir it for a while and let the sweet potato get cooked. Throw in the jaggery along with the kova and the cardamom powder. Heat the ghee in a small pan, add the cashews to it, saute the cashews until it turns golden brown (add the raisins to it ). Now add the nuts and raisins to the kheer. Stir until it turns little thick. Garnish it with almonds if desired. Then the kheer is ready to serve either warm or cold .

Friday, April 8, 2011

Baby Corn Fritters-Congrats Team India !

World cricket itself has undergone some major changes. The countries produced some fantastic athletes over the decades who transformed the very nature of the game. India was trying hard to keep up to the pace of the changes. And with most of the World Cup-winning heroes retiring after the historic win in 1983, the team had to find new hopes and tread a whole new path. The captain of the indian team Mahendra Singh Dhoni proved his mettle on every major stage the game covets. Our very own little master Sachin is enjoying the victory and he is very much elated. Kudos to the indian team for bagging the prestigious world cup. India had to wait for 28 years to win the title for the second time. It is a great win and a dream come true. It sure is a victory to the entire nation. We had friends come over post the cricket world cup match, so i made this baby corn fritters as one of the starters which was liked by everyone a lot.


Baby corn-20 nos 
All purpose flour-3/4 cup 
Corn flour-2 tsp
Garlic paste-2 tsp
Baking soda-a pinch
Buttermilk-1 cup
Paprika(optional)-3/4 tsp
Chilli powder-2 tsp
Salt-As required
Oil-As required 
Water-As required

Method :

Boil the baby corn in water with a pinch of salt for 5 to 10 minutes. After that slit the baby corn vertically and set it aside. Make a batter with the all purpose flour, baking soda, garlic paste, corn flour, paprika, buttermilk, chilli powder and salt. Heat the oil in a skillet, now dip the baby corns in the batter and fry them in the oil . Drain the excess oil in the baby corn by placing them on paper towels. Luscious looking baby corn fritters are ready to serve either with ketchup or hot sauce.