Sunday 30 June 2013

"Meen Moilee" or Curried Fish in Coconut Cream - A Kerala fish delicacy

"Meen Moilee" is a Kerala fish curry, its simply "Curried Fish in Coconut cream/milk".
A very simple curry, easy to cook, uses very few easily available ingredients but very high on taste.
This curry is a true example of how the simplest and fewest of ingredients can actually bring out the best flavors in the world.
I have always loved "Meen Moilee" but I could lay my hands on the perfect recipe only this summer during our week long Kerala Road trip.
And in the last 2 months, have cooked this couple of times both for family and friends, but somehow never had the time to click pics and post the recipe.
Today I made this again, and am finally able to share this with you all.

Friday 28 June 2013

Egg Ghee Roast - A Mangalorean delicacy

A very famous egg dish in the Mangalore region, is the "Egg Ghee Roast".
Its one of the tastiest starters I have known, easy to make, but yes completely cooked in ghee so I make this only once a month.
After the famous Mangalore "Thuppa Dosa or Ghee pancakes, this is another indulgence one should give into while visiting Mangalore and surrounding places.
There are lot of restaurants both big and small which serve this delicacy.
The chicken version of this dish is so popular now, that it is served in most speciality restaurants not just in Mangalore but also in other cities.
However the egg version is a really "easy to make" starter, so trying making it at home, am sure you will love it.

Thursday 27 June 2013

Rajasthani Mirchi Vada - Deep fried stuffed green chillies

Monsoons are the perfect time to indulge in some fried food.
The weather is just so lovely here in Bangalore, that I think of making some snack for the evening.
Recently I learnt this variation of the regular "Mirchi Bajji", called Mirchi vada..which is a Rajasthani snack or dinner starter/accompaniment.
Made this today, and my family just loved it...

Tuesday 25 June 2013

"Dhokla" - A Gujrati breakfast delicacy

"Dhokla" is the most famous Gujrati breakfast.
I have never lived in Gujrat, but these "dhoklas" have always been an integral part of our morning breakfast right from my childhood.
The kitchen in my maternal home has always been like a multi-cuisine restaurant's kitchen, where my Mom and granny dished out mouth watering recipes everyday from all over India.
Those days there were very few sources of getting recipes and my mom and granny had picked this recipe from the food edition of a very popular magazine.
From then on, these "dhoklas" are made for morning breakfast every week.
This recipe is fairly simple, as long as you are able to get ENO or fruit salt.

Sunday 23 June 2013

Mutton in Green masala - Mangalore style curry

I have a fantastic memory especially when it comes to food...
During my childhood I remember eating this curry at my Mom's friend's place, and since then this curry has always been on my mind...and the taste always lingered on my palate...
For years I have tried to get this recipe thru some Mangalorean friends, but even after cooking it, I never managed to relate the taste to that "green mutton curry" which I had eaten years back...
A few weeks back I found another cookbook of my old granny, which was almost in tatters, and while going thru the book I found a recipe called "green mutton curry", and as always the chef in me decided to give this recipe a try....
and lo!! this was it...!! the perfectly tasting, "Green Mutton curry" made in true Mangalore style....
Try making it am sure you will love it... just like everyone in my family did..!!

Saturday 22 June 2013

Vermicelli Bath - An anytime Snack

"Vermicelli" is used to indicate different sorts of long pasta shapes from different part of the world but mostly from South or East Asia. They are also known as seviyan in Urdu and Hindi, shemai in Bengali, sev in Gujarati, shavige in Kannada, sevalu or semiya in Telugu, and semiya in Tamil and Malayalam. The noodles are used in a number of dishes including a variation of kheer, a sweet dessert similar to rice pudding. 
Here is a popular dish called Vermicelli bath or Vermicelli Upma that you can make for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Its also perfect to be packed in a lunch box.
Tasty, healthy and easy to make at the same time.

Sunday 16 June 2013

Macchli Ka Pakora

"Macchli Ka Pakora" is simply deep fried fish dipped in gram flour batter served with Mint chutney.
The perfect snack for a rainy evening....!
Simple to make and lip smacking...!!

Friday 7 June 2013

Prawn Ularthiyathu - Kerala Style prawns

"Prawn Ularthiyathu" is a Kerala Style prawn starter, that I learnt from a renowned Chef, during our recent kerala road trip vacation.
A simple yet mouthwatering starter that could just make any dinner truly yummy...!!!

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