Monday, May 24, 2010

Chicken Dopiaza

Summer has finally arrived in its full glory in London. Everybody is out enjoying this lovely warm weather outside. Finally we can go out without sweaters and coats. Hope all my friends are enjoying the summer too.

I think it was an year ago when we were back home ,I saw a cookery show in Kairali TV(Malayalam channel) and the hostess Laksmi nair prepared this dish.I scribbled the recipe in a book.I tried this recipe last week and it was delicious.Those who can follow malayalam please find the recipe video here. For others here is the recipe...


Chicken - 1 kilo

Onion -4(sliced in round)

Tomato- 2

Green chillies -4

Garam masala - 1 tsp

Redchillypowder - 1 tbs

Cashew nuts - 50 gm

Kasoorimethi - 3/4tsp

Ginger - (chopped lengthwise ) 1 tbs

Oil - 2 tbs

Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp

For gravy

Onion -3

Garlic - 1 1/2 tbs(chopped)

Tomato -1

Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp

Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp

Tumeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Ginger - 1 tbs


In a saucepan add all the ingredients for the gravy and add 1 cup of water and cook well.Allow it to cool .Blend it in a blender to get a smooth paste. Add chicken to this gravy , add 1/2 tsp of garam masala and salt.Cook the chicken.
In another saucepan take some oil and add the sliced onions (round shaped),ginger and green chillies and saute well.Add the tomatoes and saute again.Add all the spice powders and saute till raw smell goes.Finally add the chicken gravy and mix well. Allow it to boil for few minutes. Finally add the cashewnut paste and bring to boil.Turn off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Chocolate chip cookies

Yes I am back after my break. My sister and hubby is back in Dubai and I am back to my normal routine. Feeling a bit lonely after they left :(

When I took the break I thought that I can be back with special recipes that I cook for them, but I was totally wrong.The days were too short for me to even enter my kitchen..They were here only for 8 days and 3 days we were out of the city. And the remaining days after all the outing by the time we come back it will be very late to cook, so we eat outside. I cooked only 2 days and that to just a simple dinner.

Today I am going to post a recipe of chocolate chip cookies which I made for them before they came.They really like it and it was all gone within 2 days.


Flour - 1 1/4 cup
Butter - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Brown sugar - 1/4 cup
Egg - 1
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Chocolate chips - 1/4 cup
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt - a pinch


Beat butter , sugar and brown sugar. Add egg and vanilla essence and beat again. Add all the dry ingredients and mix well.Finally add chocolate chips and mix well.

Make small balls with batter and place them in a baking tray and cook in a preheated oven at 190 degree centrigrade for about 15 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool down before you taste them.