Bitter Gourd Stir Fry: I love walking through the streets with my kid beside, answering her all the way. I make it a point that I don’t do bulk purchase, so that I get to do some lil’ purchases almost everyday, a chance to increase my kid’s curiosity to know the groceries, the place, the surrounding – I find her happiness in seeing the lil’ … Continue reading Pagarkai poriyal/Bitter Gourd Stir Fry – Bitterness at its Best!
Raw Banana(Nendrangai) chips: This is one of the popular and trademark snacks of Kerala. And an easy to make snack too. Though we get this snack in most of the shops, only few come with that authentic taste. There’s a Kerala shop near by my home where I get all these authentic Kerala products. I got the raw bananas(nendranghai) from that shop and gave it … Continue reading Raw Banana Chips – So Crispy & Yummy!
Carrot Poriyal/Stir Fry Recipe: This is an easy to make South Indian dish and it’s a great accompaniment for steamed rice and sambar/karakuzhambhu(click here for Karakuzhambhu recipe). Carrots come in different colours like red, purple, yellow and white apart from the commonly available orange colour. In my local market, I get two varieties – The long thin slender somewhat pinkish orange type and another is … Continue reading Carrot Poriyal/Stir Fry – Simple & Tasty!
Baby Potatoes Fry: These are organic baby potatoes from Meghalaya that one of my friend has given me. I was excited to look at the size of it. It looked liked the chinese checker coins and was sure that this dish could be attractive for kids. For this recipe, I have used amchur powder and garam masala powder – famous here in mumbai. With the … Continue reading Baby Potato Fry – Organically grown
Chicken Stir Fry: I’m a great fan of chef Damodaran’s South Indian dishes and chef Peter Kuruvita’s Sri Lankan dishes. There’s an earthly touch to every dish they prepare imbibing traditional lineage in it – I simply love it! And I keep watching their show. For a change this time it was my husband who was engrossed in a food show – so much so … Continue reading Chicken Stir Fry – An easy make!
Cauliflower Fry: The main part in any cauliflower preparation, is in cleaning the florets. There might be tiny worms& insects inbetween the densely packed florets. I generally use hot water with salt and turmeric for cleaning them in all of my preparation. I’m scared of worms and I dont dare to even touch the vegetable, when I see a worm in it. Today, I was cutting … Continue reading Cauliflower fry – Starter!
Bitter Gourd Chilli Fry: I got these nice fresh and large bitter gourds from the local market. 1 large bitter gourd is enough to serve more than two members. This time I’ve added more ingredients than my usual make. For more crispiness, I’ve added rice flour and deep fried them. This dish serves as an excellent side for korma as well as sambar. Ingredients: 1 … Continue reading Bitter Gourd Chilli Fry – So Crispy!
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!
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
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