Chettinad pepper fry

Chettinad Chicken pepper fry –This is one of my fav dry chicken recipes, cooks in a jiffy. Love the flavour of pepper. Goes very well with chilled beer, espc on this weather!!!! Marinade chicken with turmeric pd, salt.Dry roast and grind handful of coriander seeds and  peppercorns each, 1tsp cumin seeds, 2 red chillies.Fry gree  chillies (Optional), sliced onions (2) and ginger.Add 2tbsp coriander-pepper powderFry … Continue reading Chettinad pepper fry

Puranpoli, the marathi feast

Following mouth watering discussions on our FB forum, a good friend Geeta Kamat finally revealed the deep dark secrets to the perfect puran poli. Bear in mind that she is one of the most perfectest of perfect cooks ever, making even the humble potato stir fry look like a Robuchan’s Pommes Puree on his degustation menu!!!! Thanks Geeta for that and the photos😍 RECIPE –1 … Continue reading Puranpoli, the marathi feast

Moqueca–prawn and fish stew

Moqueca De Piexe (simple translation : fish/prawn stew)Orange cake (simple translation : cake with chopped dried orange bits and juice) Peeled prawns, white fish & peppers cooked in homemade creamy coconut, fresh tomato & lime sauce with a coconut farofa to sprinkle. Pre-birthday planning was on the cards but this perennially starved family was going crazy for their favourite restaurant foods, be it Nandos, Sushi … Continue reading Moqueca–prawn and fish stew

Pineapple rasam and vaangi bhaaji

Aai’s vange chi bhajee ( or something close to it )- roast and grind dhania seeds 3tbsp, jeera 1tbsp, groundnut pd 1tbsp, sesame seeds 1tbsp, kaju 1tbsp, coconut 1tbsp, red chillies. Mix well with finely chopped onions,coriander, salt sugar, haldi, chilli pd, garam masala or good masala. Stuff this powder into slit brinjals. Heat generous amount of oil, add hing, mustard seeds and the usual … Continue reading Pineapple rasam and vaangi bhaaji

Quick bisi bele bhaath

Best soul satisfying mid week dinner ( 10mins )BISI BELE BHAAT Mark Twain- name the greatest inventor of all time: Accident!!! Recipe-Left over dalLeft over riceGheeCooked veg optionalBisi bele bhaat powderTamarind pulpJaggeryTadkaHandful of roast cashews and groundnuts Method- mix dal and rice well (with your hands if possible),  add a big dollop of ghee, a glug of  tamarind pulp , a handful curry leaves, jaggery,  … Continue reading Quick bisi bele bhaath

Tortilla soup

Jhatpat mexican tortilla soup- A super easy, weekday meal to keep your calories and increasing waist line in control ( Aditi Gupte boss, aapka hukm sar aankhon par) Heat oil, add garlic and chopped red onion , sauteChopped winter vegetables ( I added sweet potato, butternut squash, parsnip) go in next.Can of marrowfat peas or any soft beans ( being a weekday, cans are favored)Fajita … Continue reading Tortilla soup