Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Kane Rava Fry (Lady Fish Semolina fry)

Kane also known as "Lady Fish" is very popular in the Konkan coast of Karnataka.
This dish is a another favourite among the fish eating community.
I am putting up this recipe on the request of some of my close friends who not only encouraged me to start this blog, but are also followers to my blog.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Paneer Burji (Scrambled Cottage Cheese)

Another Paneer dish, which is easy to make....
wondering why I am posting another paneer dish so soon, cause I know most of us love Paneer especially kids.
I remember having this dish, every other day in the Punjabi Dhaba near my workplace in 2003-2004.
We were a big group of collegues who used to haunt this place for buttery aloo paratas which were served with Paneer Burji.
On one such days, I ventured into their tiny kitchen to see how this was made.
They used lot more chillies than I have done in the recipe, but trust me it tastes great even with those extra green chillies.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Tomato Phanna Upkari (All purpose Tomato curry)

This tomato curry called "Tomate Phanna Upkari" in konkani is one of the easiest curries to make.
I call it all purpose since it goes well with almost anything...Indian breads like Phulkas/Chapatis/Rotis, Dosa, Idli and Indian noodles like Shavige/Idiappam and even Rice.
A traditional konkani dish, but still not very popular among all konkanis.This is a traditional dish mostly cooked in my maternal family.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Granny's Butter Chicken

My earliest memories of eating out with my parents, brother, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, brings only 2 dishes to my mind " Butter Chicken" with "Butter Naan".
During one of her trips to New Delhi, my grand mom got this recipe from her sis who was then settled in New Delhi. So the credit for this Butter Chicken recipe goes to my "grand-aunt" and my "grand-mom".
I call this "Granny's Butter Chicken" as this is a slight variation from the authentic one. This one contains onions but the authentic one does not contain onions. Nevertheless  I am sharing this with you, since this also is a yummy dish!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Orange n Lemon Cooler

Summer is almost here, and nothing like a nice refreshing cool drink....
Here is a Cooler not just refreshing but also healthy
Orange n Lemon Cooler learnt from my Grandmother..

Friday, 24 February 2012

Quick n Easy Peppy Paneer

I remember in my childhood that the best thing about getting back home after school,  was my seeing my mom's smiling face when she opened the door ready to greet me.
The next best thing was the lovely aroma of the evening snack.
There are loads of evening snacks which my mom made which I will be posting shortly.
I however have continued this tradition of making different snacks for my daughter when she returns from school.
On one such day I realized not having anything else in the refrigerator except Paneer.
So created, an evening snack of Paneer, in Indo-Italian style.
After eating this felt really pepped up so called it "Peppy Paneer"

Goan Prawn Curry

Goa, my favourite holiday destination, infact Goa is like 2nd home for us...
Love the beaches, the sunsets, the food and most of all the happy-go-lucky nature and the hospitality of the local people.
I enjoy going to Goa as often as possible, stay in different places and experience the local culture and food.

On one such trips, I saw this tiny shack on Colva beach, where a lady was cooking sea food which was not just fresh, but also tasty and clean.
We had s simple meal, Goan prawn curry meal, which had red rice, Goan prawn curry and dry prawn salad called "kismori" which I will post another day.
I somehow managed to get some details abt the Goan prawn curry from that kind lady. 

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Broccoli is known as miracle food.
It has most of the nutrients which are beneficial for our body.

I started eating Broccoli the day my lil one started recognising vegetables and wanted to eat a "green cauliflower".
Thats how our interest and fascination for broccoli began.
Broccoli also has another interesting interpretation from one of my close friends kid, she likes broccoli cause she thinks she is eating "Small Trees"

In the past, I have always tasted broccoli soup in different restaurants, but somehow my daughter never managed to like it until the day I made my own style of soup 
"Cream of Broccoli Soup"

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Raw Mango Chilli Chutney (Mango Chilli Sandwich Spread)

Raw Mango, with salt and chilli powder brings back childhood school memories.
The mango season has just begun, specifically RAW MANGOES.
This spread/chutney I learnt from my childhood friend's mom, who used to live next door.
She would make this chutney and spread it along with butter on sandwiches.
I still cannot forget the taste of the yummy sandwiches she would make. 
This dish has 2 variants :
Variant 1.  A spread for Sandwiches.
Variant 2. the traditional Indian chutney eaten with rice, rotis, dosa.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Palak Paneer (Cottage Cheese with Spinach)

Paneer, is known as "Cottage Cheese" in English.
Cottage Cheese really is cheese. The difference with cottage cheese is that milk is curdled and drained instead of being processed or aged. 
Hence cottage cheese is higher in protein, and is good for people who have early dinner.
Also, good to pack in lunch boxes when you know you'll have a long time between meals.
Learnt this dish, from a friend.
Palak Paneer is best served with Rotis.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Aloo Raitha (Potato n curd salad)

Potato popularly known as "Aloo" is my most favorite vegetable, and I know most of my friends too love Aloo.
For me Aloo means "comfort"
Since this is a very easy and quick dish, it can be eaten as a side dish with roti when you are back from office and cant find any vegetable except potato.
( Trick is boil aloo and keep in the refrigerator ).Also a quick healthy snack for the evening.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Dalithoy - Konkani Dal

Famously known as "DDT or Dhaat Dali Thoi)" in Konkani meaning Thick Dal, is cooked in almost every konkani house, and is a must dish in all konkani weddings, festivals, functions and the likes...
Most of my non Konkani friends are big fans of this simple dal.

Mutton Pepper Fry - Andhra style

Andhra Mutton Pepper Fry , one of the best semi dry mutton dish in South India.
Had this several times in bengaluru, in 2 of the most authentic Andhra restaurants, and after tasting it recently was able to replicate it....
I am sure after cooking this dish, you will know which restaurants I am talking about.

Kane (Lady Fish) Masala Fry - Mangalore style

Lady fish, popularly known as "Kane" in the coastal belt of Karnataka, is one of the tastiest fish in that belt.
While driving to Goa on the Konkan coast, we always stop by in Kundapur in of the sea food joints, and the "Kane masala fry" which I have eaten there is something out of this world.
After several rounds of eating Kane , I somehow managed to get as close as I could to the most famous fish fry recipe in the region -- "Kane Masala fry "

Mom's Tomato Soup

Tomato soup , having this soup since my childhood, but most comforting when made by mom...very easy to make...
I make this daily for my lil one..

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