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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Pan Roasted Broccoli - Indian style

When I was looking for a unique way to cook broccoli, one of my friend gave me the recipe for it. She taught me how to cook it in Indian style. Yes, i was so happy when she said Indian way. Also she cooked for me. This recipe is super crunchy, lightly charred, very quick & easy, moreover its healthy and so tasty.
Roasted Broccoli
Yes trust me friends, it was so tasty i couldn't resist myself and I ended up eating all. She said that it is quickly gobbled up by kids. This recipe adds nothing fancy but few garlic cloves, little bit of spice powders and oil. This can be served as a starter.
roasted broccoli

Preparation time : 5 Min's /  Cooking time 10 Min's
  • 250 gms of Broccoli
  • 4 cloves of Garlic
  • 1/2  tbsp Red chilly powder or Kashmiri Red chilly powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 2 to 3 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Cut the broccoli into medium size florets and wash it with salt and water and pat dry them. Remove excess water from it.
  • Place the broccoli florets into a large bowl.
  • Add garlic, chilly powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, salt, lemon juice from 1/2 lemon and 1 tbsp oil and toss them well.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan, Spread the broccoli florets in the frying pan.
  • Cook for 7 to 10 min's. Turn them in between and cook till it becomes lightly crisp, charred and roasted.
  • Serve it with curd.


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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Red Capsicum Chutney ( without Coconut )

Are you bored of the regular coconut chutney, onion and tomato chutney? Then try this Red Capsicum Chutney. I usually do the capsicum chutney with the green ones. Then one of my friend said try with red capsicum. She gave me the recipe of this chutney without coconut.  The best part is that you can make this chutney without coconut and also i loved the colour of the chutney.
Red Capsicum Chutney
This is such a very simple recipe. It requires simple ingredients what we usually have at home and you can prepare this in no time. Also it very very quick to make. As i always love to make very simple recipes, i thought why dont we try. Believe me, it was so so tasty. It is best with dosa. You can serve with idli too. Please do check the video of this recipe below.
Red Capsicum Chutney
capsicum chutney

How to make Red Capsicum Chutney
Preparation Time : 2 Min's / Cooking time : 5 Min's.

  • 1 Red Capsicum, diced
  • 1 tbsp Urad Dal
  • 2 tbsp Channa Dal
  • 6 Dry Red Chillies
  • 6 Cloves of Garlic
  • a small piece of Tamarind
  • Salt to Taste
  • 2 tbsp of Oil
   For Tempering
  •    1 tsp Mustard seeds
  •    Few Curry leaves
  •    1 Dry Red Chilly
  • Heat oil in a pan, when hot add urad dal and fry for 10 seconds.
  • Add channa dal and fry them till it turns light golden brown colour.
  • Then add dry red chillies and fry for fe seconds.
  • Next add garlic and fry.
  • Then add tamarind to it and fry for 30 seconds.
  • Finally add capsicum and salt to it and fry for about 30 seconds
  • Cool the mixture completely and transfer to grinding jar and blend it smoothly.
  • If needed add little water while grinding.
  • For Tempering - Heat 1 tsp of oil in a small frying pan, add mustard seeds, allow it to splutter. Add curry leaves and 1 dry red chilly and fry for 2 seconds and pour over the chutney.
  • Serve with dosa.
Red Capsicum chutney
You can also check for video recipe below for how to make Red Capsicum chutney
Check other chutney recipes in my blog

Peanut Chutney
Onion Tomato Chutney
Capsicum Chutney
Lentil Chutney (Paruppu Thuvaiyal )

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Chicken Sukka Fry / Kozhi Sukka Varuval

Chicken Sukka Fry - chicken boneless pieces cooked dry with a blend of spices. This can be easily prepared at home with very few ingredients. A blend of ethnic spices coated with diced chicken boneless pieces and kept marinated for few hours and deep fried.

Chicken Sukka Fry

A simple, easy, tasty spicy chicken fry recipe from Tamilnadu. Just need only a few ingredients for this recipe. We call it in Tamil as ' Kozhi Sukka Varuval '. One of the best non veg side dish to rice and biriyani. Or drizzle some lemon juice over it and serve it as a starter. Try this and share it and i'm sure you all will definitely love it.
Chicken Sukka Fry

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

South Indian Lunch Recipes - Lunch Menu #2

Today i am going to share another South Indian lunch menu recipe. As you all know rice is the staple food in South Indian cuisine, so today lunch menu recipe going to be rice and the side-dishes, gravy which is served as an accompaniment for the rice.

South Indian Lunch Recipes

Monday, February 27, 2017

Thattapayir Kulambu ( Cow Peas/Lobia Gravy ) - South Indian Style

Today i'm going to share a gravy recipe with Thattapayir/ Cowpeas/ Black eyed peas/Lobia. This is a typical south Indian style coconut based gravy. With this legume i have added brinjal and potato to it. Cowpeas/ Thattapayir, Brinjal and Potato is a classic combination and tastes very yummy. Try this combination, you will definitely love it. This kulambu/gravy recipe can be best served with white rice or dosa.
Thattapayir Kulambu


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