White pompfret(Vavval) fry – Starter for kids!

White Pomfrets(Vavval) fry Recipe: Continuing on my previous post on Sankara meen(red smaller fish)/ curry, here is the white pomfret fry with less spice that I made specially for my kid.  Mostly, I prepare Sear or Pomfrets fry for my kid as they have less bones. Pomfret with diagonal cut looks attractive for fry and tastes good as the spices get absorbed inside.    Ingredients: 4 … Continue reading White pompfret(Vavval) fry – Starter for kids!

Sankara meen/Red snapper fish curry

Sankara meen kozhambhu Recipe: It’s been quite sometime since we moved here to Mumbai. I was longing to make sankara fish curry and I have been hunting for a proper fish market. My husband usually gets sear fish and he is not so comfortable with the fish names. He prefers outsouring the buying dept to me. And to my dismay, whenever I go, there wont … Continue reading Sankara meen/Red snapper fish curry

Spring Onion Bread Pakoda – Evening Snack!

Spring onion bread pakoda recipe: I have tasted bread bajji during my college days. Usually, when bajji is made with veggies, the original flavour of the veggies add more taste and make it delicious. Whereas, bread bajji tastes more bland. So, I have made it in pakoda style along with spring onions and tastes really good. Its a very filling evening snack. Ingredients: 3-4 bread … Continue reading Spring Onion Bread Pakoda – Evening Snack!

Arai Keerai Masiyal – Green & leafy !

Arai keerai masiyal (amaranth leaves variety) : Arai keerai as it is called in Tamil, is predominantly used in South India. Its one of the amaranth leaves variety, though I’m not sure of the exact English equivalent. It’s an excellent source of calcium and helps to improve haemoglobin level. Because of its health benefit, it could be included routinely in our diet. Here is a simple … Continue reading Arai Keerai Masiyal – Green & leafy !

Vanjaram/Seer fish fry – Spices to add

Vanjaram/Seer fish fry Recipe: Besides the method of preparation, there are couple of other things that adds on to the taste for any fish fry – Firstly, to check and buy fish that is fresh & firm and secondly, to clean well so that it’s odourless. My suggestion would be to add turmeric & lemon juice in the last wash to make it odourless. Here … Continue reading Vanjaram/Seer fish fry – Spices to add

Black eyed peas – Bottle gourd curry

Black eyed peas – Bottle gourd curry: Recently when my in-law visited us, he got this black eyed peas. I have heard bottle gourd would be a great combination with black eyed peas but never once tried before. I wanted to make a different recipe than the usual karakozhumbhu type. Suddenly, I was thinking about my grandmother who use to make dry fish curry without … Continue reading Black eyed peas – Bottle gourd curry

Potato Stir Fry – An Enticing Veg Side

Potato stir fry: I just love the colour, shape and the taste of the potatoes, that I’ve achieved in this preparation. I chose the small potatoes that are more tender than the big ones and they cook faster. Also, when cut lengthwise, we get that beautiful shape which is more appealing. Kashmiri chilli powder adds that enticing color to any dish especially it suits best … Continue reading Potato Stir Fry – An Enticing Veg Side

Snake Gourd Dal Curry – A Quick Make

Snake gourd dal curry: To make the dal curry more nutritious, I add veggies to it. Here is a simple and an easy to make snake gourd dal recipe. This recipe tastes good with ridge gourd as well. On days when I’m caught up with lot of work, I prepare this curry and its indeed a quick make. Ingredients: For pressure cooking: 1/2 cup dal … Continue reading Snake Gourd Dal Curry – A Quick Make