Friday, June 17, 2011

Egg Rice ( Lunch box Special )

Since my hubby takes packed lunch to office,I am always on look out for easy recipes like this one,which I can prepare under 30 minutes(like Jamie oliver says).This recipe is again from my friend Smitha ,she knows so many recipes like this which can be prepared in a jiffy.


Rice - 3/4 cup
Boiled Eggs - 3
Mixed vegetables - 1/2 cup( I used frozen mix veg packet ,it has carrot,beans,corns,greenpeas etc)
Onion -2
Tomato -1
Ginger- garlic paste - 1tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Redchilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - pinch
Coriander powder -1 tbs
Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
Fresh corainder leaves


Cook the rice and keep it aside.
In a wok add oil and sputter cumin and fennel.Add onions and saute till it becomes soft,add ginger garlic paste fry for 1 minute.Add chopped tomotoes and cook for 1-2 minutes and finally add mixed vegetables and all the masala powders and cook till vegetables are done. Add the cooked rice and mix well.Cut the eggs into two and gently fold into the rice.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Eton mess ( English Dessert)


Strawberries - 400 gm
Double cream - 300ml ( 1 1/2 cup)
Sugar - 4 tbs
Meringue nest - 5-6


Hull strawberries and chop them into half (lenghtwise) ,add sugar and mix well. Whisk double cream until soft peaks are formed fold the strawberry mixture into it and refrigerate. Just before serving crush the meringue nest to the mixture and fold in.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Chicken Sukka( Manglorean Style)

I had this chicken sukka from a friend's place 2 weeks ago and absolutely loved it. I always loved mangalorean specialities which we used to have from a mangalorean restaurant when we lived in Pune, but never had an opportunity to learn manglorean cuisine.
After meeting Smitha ,we go to each others place often ,while our boys play together we prepare lunch.There is so much similarities between our recipes as we both use coconut a lot,but still her dishes are unique.
This recipe is from her and I tried this out today and it turned out great.So If anyone fancy a Manglorean special do try this one.


Chicken - 500 gm ( I used boneless)
Onion - 1
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbs
Mustard seeds
Curry leaves

For paste

Shallots - 7
cinnamon - 1 stick
Cloves 2-3
Cardamom -2
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Fennel - 1/2 tsp
Star anise - 2
Red chilly powder - 1 tbs
Turmeic powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 1/2 tbs
Fenugreek seed - 4-5 n0
Tamarind - a small piece( according to your taste)

For coarse paste

Grated coconut - 1/4 cup


Clean and cut the chicken to small pieces.

In a saucepan add some oil and add cumin seeds,fennel.Let it sputter.Throw in cloves,cardamom,cinnamon,star anise.Saute for 1 min.Add chopped shallots and saute till it is soft.Add redchilly powder,coriander powder and turmeric powder and saute till raw smell goes.Let it cool down and then grind it with tamarind to a smooth paste.

In a separate pan add some oil and roast coconut till it becomes brown in colour.Grind it to a coarse paste.

In a wok/saucepan add oil and add chciken and fry till its light brown.Add ginger -garlic paste saute again for 1-2 minutes.Add the masala paste and let the chicken cook in the masala.When its half done,add chopped onion and cook again.When chicken is almost done add the roasted coconut and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Finally sputter mustard seeds and add redchilly and curry leaves.

Serve hot !

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tawa Pulao ( I am back)

Hi my friends,
It has been ages since I have posted anything here.After my vacation in India in April I was not in mood to cook or post anything,but now I need some serious refreshing in cooking,I m bored of my day to day cooking so I am back again for a new beginning.
Todays recipe is adapted from Sanjeev Kapoor,which was quite simple and delicious. Please excuse me for the picture.I took this picture while cooking and thought about taking another one while serving which I totally forgot.


Onion - 1
Tomato -1
Finely Chopped vegetables - 1 cup (Carrot,beans,peas etc)
Green pepper (Capsicum) - 1
Cooked rice ( for 2 adults )
Coriander leaves
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbs
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Pav baji masala - 2 tbs
Turmerc powder -1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp


In a wok pour some oil and sputter cumin. Add onions and saute till soft. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 1 min.Add chopped tomato,vegetables and all the powders and cook till vegetables are done.Add the cooked rice and mix well.Finally add chopped green pepper and turn off the flame.Garnish with coriander leaves.