Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Its one of my fav starters. The unique thing and the one in this dish which I love the most is the crust of the chicken pieces, which is fryed first and then is mixed with spices under slow cooking tastes fabulous. And the bites in each pieces enhances the flavour of crushed black peppers is just out of the world. Its a real treat for all chicken lovers :)


1/2 Kg Chicken piece ( with bones).

1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste.

2 tsp Red chilly pd.

1 tsp Vinegar or Lime juice.

3 tsp Oil.

Salt to taste.


2 Onion.

1 Tomato.

1 tsp Fennel seeds.

1 tbsp Fresh ginger garlic chops.

Few curry leaves.

1 tsp Garam masala.

1 tsp Coriander pd.

1/2 tsp Cumin pd.

3 tsp Crushed Pepper pd.

2 tsp Oil.

Water little.

Salt to taste.


Marinate chicken piece with the above ingredients for about 1 hour. Heat oil in a pan. Drop the chicken marinate and fry on a high flame so that the pieces gets roasted well with a nice crust. Remove and keep it aside. In same pan, add extra oil. Add fennel seeds followed by onions, tomato,ginger, garlic, curry leaves and pepper pd and  saute till it gets cooked. Then add all the masala powder. When the masala gets well combined with onion tomato mixture, add the fried chicken pieces and stir under low flame. Add little water and cook covered with low flame. Stir well till the water gets absorbed. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.


Thursday, September 19, 2013


Kids prefer variety of colourful food specially when it comes from veggie and fruits. And I feel its the best way to get kids proper Nutrients and eating right. If their plates are bursting with fresh coloured goodness, they will usually demolish every mouthful. Here I have prepared 2 colourful paniyarams along with green chutney which smera loved a lot. She was so surprised to c this colourful platter soon after she came from school and was in hurry to have those.  Even I was very much satisfied to see her eat healthy food. Do try the same with ur kids too.


Idly batter.

Carrot grated.

Beetroot grated.


Bunch of Coriander leaves.

Half of Mint leaves.

1/4 Cup Coconut grated.

2 Cloves of Garlic.

1 tsp chopped Ginger.

1/4 Cup Sauteed Peanuts.

2 drops of Lime juice.

Salt to taste.


Divide the idly batter in which you have to mix grated carrots in one and beets in another. Prepare hot paniyarams and keep a side.

For chutney, blend everything into mixer for about 2 min adding little water in between.
Serve hot paniyarams with green chutney.


Sunday, September 8, 2013


Unniappams is the most popular dessert or snack in Kerala prepared from rice, jaggery and with ripe bananas. Its truly an  irresistibly sweet in the form of brown balls deep fried delight. Actually there are many types of preparing unniappams where some people make it with rice powder and other method with soaked rice which I prefer the most as it taste even much better. Some add wheat flour or maida into the batter which I have not prepared yet. The thing which I love the most is when I bite those coconut bits in it. Tastes heavenly.  Here is my version of preparing this mouthwatering snack.


1 cup Raw rice.

3/4  cup Jaggery syrup.

2 tsp Roasted Sesame seeds.

1 Ripe Banana.

Pinch of Cardamom pd.

Pinch of Soda.

Ghee fried Coconut Bites.

Oil or ghee for frying.


Wash and soak rice for 6 hours. Drain the water and grind to a smooth paste. Transfer them into a bowl. Then add rest of all ingredients except oil or ghee. Mix well and allow the batter to sit for about 30 min. The consistency of batter should not be very thick not thin, so adjust accordingly.

Heat paniyaram pan. Add enough oil or ghee. When it gets hot, fill the holes with the batter only up to 3/4. Now cover with a lid and reduce the flame. Once the bottom side starts browning, flip in over to the other side and allow to cook. Once cooked, remove and drain on a tissue. Repeat the same process with the rest of the batter.


Banana can be either grinded along with the batter or can just chop them into the batter as what I did. Using any of this process will make the dish tastes good.