Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Egg Plant Turkish and Indian Style Fusion Dish


Egg Plant or Brinjal is a versatile veggie loved by foodies. Here I used a fusion method combining the Turkish and Indian Style. Sauteed the sliced Brinjal in Sunflower Oil. Chopped fresh Tomato, Green Chilli and a slice of lemon. A Tomato Garlic sauce plus a bit of salt will complete the recipe. 

Home Made Honey Chilli Potato


Honey Chilli Potato is a nice dish. The Sweet and Spicy taste make it one of my favourite as well for the kids. Here I made it at home.
Chopped the Potatoes. Washed it 2-3 times and then left it in the fridge for 1 hour in a bowl of water. Pat dried the slices (with tissue paper) and left it for drying in the sun. After 1 hour, half fried the potatoes in Sunflower oil. After cooling down, again put it in the refrigerator for another hour. Then fried it again in the same oil till it turns golden brown. The trick I used was to sprinkle some Maggi Noodles Masala left over from the Jumbo pack I bought. Also some Red Chilli powder, Salt to taste, Finely chopped Green Chillies and finally some Honey. 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Soya Chunk or Nutrela Chilli Fried Masala

Soya Chunks or Nutrela is a very good food with the goodness of Soya. It is not that popular in Kerala. The caterers sometimes use it in pure vegeterian 'Sadhya' to mimic as Beef. But Soya Chunks can be prepared Chinese style or crispy fried.
Soya Chunks are washed very well and squeezed to dry. Marinate with corn flour, red chilli powder, garam masala, salt and teaspoon of lemon juice. Keep for 1/2 an hour. Fry the Soya chunks in oil. This can be mixed with sauteed Onions, Tomatoes and Green Chilli. Add some Tomato Sauce to make it a Chinese dish. You can garnish it with Coriander leaves etc. My kids love it. Their friends and Teachers at school are fighting for it. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Dry Prawns Onion Masala

Dry Prawns (Baby) are available sometimes in the shop. They are so tiny but delicious. The prawns are first washed thoroughly and then dried. It is sauteed along with Onion, Green Chillies, Red Chilli Powder, Salt on frying pan. Good accompaniment for Rice.

Prawn Head and Pumpkin Soup

Fresh Prawns are always a great sea food. But the prawns head are usually tossed into the waste bin. Here I made a simple soup with Prawns head and Pumpkin along with Broccoli leaves. Added some Turmeric powder to enhance the flavour and taste. Shallots or Onion, Pepper, Garlic, Salt to taste....

Pork Strips in Garlic Tomato Sauce

Pork strips is sauteed in Garlic Tomato Sauce along with Onions and Capsicum. Pork strips are cooked and fried before sauteing. Tomato is also added. Simple and quick to prepare a yummy dish   

Friday, July 29, 2016

Broccoli in Thrissur Kerala India


This is what I got from Broccoli plants in Thrissur, Kerala, India. The plants were planted in November 2015 and it flowered like this once in January and again in July. The climate here is not suitable for Broccoli. It is not so cool and then in summer, the temperatures soar to 40 degrees and then comes the monsoon with pouring rain. But Broccoli is Broccoli and what I have here is 100 % organic. I will make a Salad of broccoli, garlic pickled in apple cider vinegar, olive oil and red chillis and salt.