Saturday, February 26, 2011


Chatpata Aloo is a simple aloo fry which can be made in a jiffy.....can be had as a side dish or a snack with some diced onions and dash of lemon....this is how it is made..


1. Potatoes 500 mg 
2. Onions 2
3. Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
4. Chilli powder 1.5-2 tsp
5. Chat powder 1 tsp
6. Tempering seeds-mustard/avalu, urad dal/minapappu, jeera/jeelakara
7. Coriander leaves
8. Curry leaves
9. Salt to taste
10. Oil  1 tbsp

1. Boil potatoes in a cooker upto 3 whistles...until and cut into cubes.
2. Take oil in a pan and add tempering seeds, add curry leaves, and fry well now add cut potatoes and turmeric powder, salt, and chilli powder and mix well and fry till all veggies are coated with spices..
3. Now add coriander leaves and a dash of chat powder and switch off....yummy aloo fry is ready to had as a side dish or can be had as a snack with a diced onions, sev, and dash of lemon...

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Friday, February 18, 2011


This is a simple to make stuffed brinjal curry with butter masala..and needs very less ingredients..and tastes quite good with rice or roti

1. Brinjal 1/2 kg
2. Onions 3
3. Chilli powder 2 -3 tsps
4. Turmeric powder 1tsp
5. Salt to taste
6. Butter 1.5 to 2 tbsps
7.Tempering seeds-mustard, chana, urad dal, and jeera
8, Oil/butter 1tsp

1. Make slits into brinjal keeping the bottom order to stuff the masala.
 2. Cut onion into dices..Now add onion pieces to butter and add chilli powder, salt, and tumeric and mix well.
3. Stuff this masala into brinjals.
4. Now add oil to a ordinary pan or pressure pan..and add tempering seeds and fry well.. now add brinjals one by one and add very less water (if cooking in cooker) or 1/2 cup water if in ordinary vessel..cover and cook until brinjal soft.(if in cooker cook in simmer for 10 minutes with whistle on)  .

5. Garnish the curry with brinjal and it is ready to serve

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Normally chicken recipes have a whole lot of ingredients and whole lot of marination to be done to get a spicy chicken curry, but my hubby used to tell me about this chicken prepared by his bachelor friend which requires minimum of ingredients, but tastes real i tried it one day and it was really here is
how it is....

Chicken -1/2 kg
Ginger garlic paste- 1.5 tsp
Onions 3
Tomatoes 3
Chilli powder 2 tsp(according to spiceness)
Dhania powder 1.5 tsp
Chicken Masala powder 1.5 tsp
Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Oil for frying 1.5 tablespoons

1.  Cut the onions and tomatoes into thin slices.  Wash the chicken well.
2. Take oil in a pan. and add cut onions fry well, and when onions turn translucent  add tomatoes and fry well..after tomatoes soften..add ginger garlic paste, salt, tumeric powder, chilli powder and mix well.
3.  Now add the chicken pieces and fry well so that all the spices are coated to it for about 5-8 minutes.
4. Now add about 3 cups of water and let the chicken cook well for about 15 to 20 minutes.
5. Check if the chicken piece is cooked and add the dhania powder and chicken masala powder and cook for another 5 minutes...add coriander in the end and switch now the chicken curry is ready to be served with minimum of ingredients.

Sending this curry to the following event
Any One Can Cook
at Taste Of Pearl City

Friday, February 4, 2011


Methi matar a healthy curry made using both greens like methi leaves and peas..which happens to be the season with a dash of malai..which makes a yummy curry for rotis..i learnt this curry from my friend this is how it is made.....

1. Methi leaves 4 to 5 bunches
2. Peas 1 cup
3. Onion 2-3
4. Spices, a few clove, cinammon, mustard, and jeera.
5. Ginger garlic past 1.5 tsp
6. Green chillies 3
7. Turmeric powder 1tsp
8. Red chilli powder 1 tsp
9. Cashew nuts 5-6
10. Milk half a cup
11. Salt to taste.
12. Oil

1. In oil add clove, cinnamon, elaichi, mustard seeds, jeera and ginger garlic paste
add green chilli and onion and fry till brown.
2. Add methi leaves and fry, add green and also add peas, now add salt, turmeric powder and redchilli  powder and mix well.  Add about half cup of water for peas to cook.

3. Now grind cashews in milk along with cream into a slurry.
4. Now check if peas are add the above cashew and milk slurry into the curry and mix well... and simmer for 5 minutes and curry is ready to be served..if you want u also add cream as topping on curry.

This curry goes to the following event

Event: Dish Name Starts with F