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Chicken kurma

Hello My friends,

I am extremely sorry for keeping quite for long time.I was bit busy with my work & Not feeling well due to Morning sickness.Yes,carrying my second baby. Finally i got my vacations & Totally free up-to this month end so taking rest.This is a simple curry goes well with everything.

Chicken kurma


Chicken - 1/2 kg
Onion - 1
Tomato - 2
Cinnamon - 1'
Cardamom - 1
Cloves - 2
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - To taste
Coriander & curry leaves

 For Masala :

Coconut - 4 tsp
Poppy seeds- 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Green chilly - 2
Ginger - 1'
Garlic - 10
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1'
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Cashew - 4

Preparation method :

1. Grind above ingredients into smooth paste.
2. Heat the pressure cooker,add cinnamon,cardamom & cloves.
3. Add chopped onion & saute well.
4. Add chopped  tomato & fry for 2 min.
5. Add chilly powder,coriander,salt & chicken pieces. Fry for 3-4 min.
6. Add grounded paste & mix well until the raw smell goes.
7. Pour 2 cups of water & add curry leaves & coriander, close the lid, cook for 5-6 whistles.
8. Remove the lid,adjust the salt & spice level according to your taste.
9. If you want to increase spicy add 1/4 tsp of pepper powder & cook for another 2 min.
10. Serve hot with Rice,Roti,Idly or Dosa.

Chicken kurma

Fresh juices

In Bangalore summer started  already.It's too hot here this time.My son is not eating anything properly now a days.So i prepared these juices & shakes for him.Fresh juices are his all time favorite one.So without any complaints he finish it off soon.These are easy to prepare,fresh,thirst quenchers & healthy too.It reduce your body heat & makes you energetic.

Orange juice:

Orange juice

 Orange -4
 Sugar   - 3 tsp
 Ice cubes - 2

  Extract juice from oranges , mix ice cubes & sugar, Serve immediately.  

Apple Milkshake:

Apple milkshake

Apple -1 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Ice cubes - 3
Sugar - 2 tsp

Remove the skin & seeds from apple & cut it into pieces.Blend all the  ingredients together in a blender, pour in a glass serve it immediately.

Watermelon juice:

 Watermelon juice

Watermelon - 1 cup
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Ice cubes - 3
Sugar - 3 tsp
Water - 1/4 cup

Blend all the ingredients together in a blender,Strain the it.Serve it cool

Badam milk:

Badam milk

Badam - 10
Milk  - 1/2 lit
Cereal  nuts - 2 tsp
Sugar - 3 tsp
Cardamom powder - pinch
Rose petals - few (optional)

Soak badam in hot water for 2 hrs. Peel the skin,grind almonds with 1 tsp of cereal seeds to a paste adding milk.Boil the milk,add sugar,cardamom powder & grounded badam paste. Mix well.Allow it to boil  for 10 min.Keep stirring.Turn off the heat.Garnish with Cereal nuts & rose petals.You can serve either hot or cold.

Pepper chicken fry

This is a simple Chicken fry which i tried for my husband . I prepared this fry with out adding water & tomato.It came out really good.Everybody enjoyed at my home.It tastes good with rice & roti.

Pepper chicken fry

Chicken - 250g (bone less)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp (freshly ground)
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Chicken masala - 1/2 tsp
Curd - 2 tsp
Salt - To taste

For seasoning:
Whole black pepper - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves
Onion - 1
Garlic - 15 flakes

Preparation method:
1. Mix all the ingredients along with chicken & Marinate for 30 min.
2. In heavy bottom pan,heat the oil,add curry leaves,chopped onion , garlic & Pepper corns.
3. Saute for 1 min,add Marinated chicken pieces,saute well.
4. Close with lid & allow it to cook,mix well in middle.
5. Saute well until it turn golden brown color & serve hot.

Pepper chicken fry

Pineapple Rasam

 Hello friends,  I am back with my kitchen recipes.Last month we shifted to our New house.Some what settled here.10 days before only i got net Connection.Last two months i missed ur yummy recipes.I started cooking in my kitchen. Here my All time favorite rasam
      Rasam is a spicy soup made out of Tamarind water with spices like pepper & Jeera.Rasam is popular & must  in south Indian meals.Without rasam our meal cannot complete. Tomato rasam is one of my favorite rasam. My mom will prepare many varieties like Lemon rasam,Garlic rasam,Kollu rasam,Paruppu rasam(Dal rasam),Milagu rasam & Mysore rasam.I will post these rasam varieties Later. I learnt this rasam from Cook Book written by Malliga Badrinath.I did few changes from her recipe according to my taste.Try this once,I am sure u loves it.

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Tamarind - 1/2 cup
Chopped pineapple- 1/2 cup
Pineapple juice - 1/2 cup
Rasam powder- 2 tsp
Tomato - 1
Turmeric Powder- 1/4 tsp
Garlic - 2 flakes
Salt - To taste

For seasoning:
Red chilli -3
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Hing -1/4 tsp
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves
Ghee or oil - 2tsp

Preparation method :
 1. Add 1/2 cup of water along with chopped pineapple,boil until it will become soft.
2. Mix tamarind water,pine apple juice along with Salt & turmeric powder.
3. Add chopped tomato,Rasam powder,garlic, Coriander leaves & Required water.
4. Heat the ghee,add seasoning ingredients,fry it & add along with rasam.
5. Finally add 1/2 tsp sugar.Allow it to boil &  serve with white rice.

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Pidi Kozhukattai & 1 st Blog B'day

 I am extremely sorry my Dear Blogger Buddies for taking small break without informing to u all.We went to short trip to Madurai & palani.I was hospitalized for a week because of bad health condition due to travel.I am started to going for Work Again.So Now a days not getting free time like before.I missed your posts & Blogging.Now my health is better & back again for blogging.I missed my first blog B'day also.Last year January 28th I started My blog.I am celebrating 3 weeks later.I prepared this simple & yummy Dish.You can feed this to Kids starting from 8 months to all ages.Comfort & tasty evening snacks.There are many varieties Kozhukattai.But this is simple & tasty one. You can prepare salty version also.My mom used prepare this for us.My son used to eat this without any complaints.

 Pidi kozukattai


Rice flour - 1 cup
Jaggery - 3/4 cup
Coconut - 1/4 cup ( cut into fine pieces)
Ghee - 2 tsp
Cardamom - 2 (optional)

Preparation method:

1. Heat 1 1/2 cups water in a heavy bottom vessel.
2. When it's boiling,add 1 tsp of ghee &  grated Jaggery.Once it melts fully,filter  it once & starts boiling again.
3. Now add coconut & cardamom power. Mix well.
4. Now add rice flour,mix carefully,no lumps should be form.Cook for 5 min.
5. If it is too watery add little rice flour & mix properly.
6. You can shape it by pressing between your palms.
7. Grease idly plates using ghee,place kozhukattai.
8. Steam cook for 10-12 min.
9. Now tasty Pidi  kozhukattai is ready to serve.

Pidi kozukattai

Mutton Gravy

 Mutton gravy
 Mutton - 1/2 kg
Onion- 2
Tomato - 2
Chilli powder -2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Salt -To taste
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves

For Grinding :
Coconut Grated - 4 tsp
Pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
Poppy seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cloves - 3
Cinnamon - 1'
Fennel  seeds (Sombu) - 1/2 tsp
Ginger - 1'
Garlic - 8 cloves

Preparation Method :
1. Wash & cut Mutton into Medium pieces.
2. Add salt,Turmeric powder,Chilli powder,Coriander,curry leaves & required water along with Mutton.
3. Pressure cook for 10 min or 6-8 whistles.If mutton is hard cook for another 4 whistles.
4. Heat the oil in pan,add onion,saute until become golden color.
5. Add chopped Tomatoes,cook til it will become soft.
6. Now add Grounded masala,fry for 1 min.
7. After that add mutton pieces ,Mix well & cook for 5- 10 min.
8. Garnish with coriander & serve with Rice,Idly or Dosa.

Mutton gravy

I am sending this recipe to EFM  MUTTON SERIES    conducted by Srilekha

efm series

I prepared these dishes for Pongal celebration. Have a look & Enjoy.I will give recipe details Later.

Pongal special

 Carrot Sambhar,
 Coriander Rasam
 Puli sadam (Tamarind rice)
 Sakkarai pongal(Sweet pongal)
 Semiya payasam (Vermicelli kheer)

Pongal special

Parangikai pachadi ( Yellow pumpkin)
Kathirikkai masiyal (Brinjal Ghostu)
Vazhaikai poriyal ( Plantain)
Sarkarai valli kizhangu fry (Sweet potato)
Paavaikai pachadi (Bitter guard)
Avaraikai poriyal ( Broad beans)
 Finally plain Vadas.

Happy Pongal & Award


One of my Blogger friend Malar from Malar's cuisine  Passed this Kreativ Blogger Award to me. Thanks a lot for sharing With me.



                             WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY  SANKRANTI

       என் இனிய தமிழர் திருநாள் மற்றும் பொங்கல் நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்

Kalkandu Pongal (Sweet candy Rice)

 Kalkandu pongal

Two weeks before I saw this recipe in Rak's kitchen . This is one of my Favorite Sweet.But I totally forgot about this .During my college days I used to eat this Regularly.This is one of the famous prasadham in Chidambaram Natarajar Temple.I prepared this on new year.My husband & son Enjoyed this.I made small changes to the recipe.I used pinch of orange colour & Pacha karpooram (Borneo-Camphor). I just remove from heat & took these photos,so it looks Watery,once it turns cool,u will get perfect pongal.Here my recipe


Rice-  1 cup
Moong dal - 1/2cup 
Kalkandu - 1 1/2 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Water - 3 cup
Ghee- 5 table spoon
Cardamom - 3
Cashew- 10
Raisins- 20
Pacha karpooram- pinch
Orange colour - pinch 

Preparation method:

1. Wash Rice & Moong dal,add water along with it.Pressure cook for 8 whistles.
2. Add milk in rice mixture,mash well.
3. Add 2table spoon ghee in heavy bottom pan,roast cashew & raisins til it turns golden brown.
4. In same pan itself,add mashed rice,pinch of colour,Cardamom & Pacha karpooram,mix well.
5. Now add kalkandu in that.I used diamond i added as it is.If it is bigger one break into pieces & add.
6. Mix well until it melts.Add remaining ghee while mixing.
7. Serve hot & Enjoy.

Kalkandu pongal

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