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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sura Puttu Recipe | Shark Fish Scramble | Shredded Shark Fish Stir Fry | Fish Puttu(Shark Fish)

This post was there in my drafts for more than a year now. When I was trying to post all the non veg recipes that I have in hand before Christmas, this is finding its place here. (still, have four to five very old recipes in draft 😅). I have tasted this Sura Puttu in my friend's place and in restaurants. I was very much interested to try it at home and before leaving to Sydney, I got this fish from Supreme Seafood and tried it. It came out very well and it is very easy to make. Off to the recipe:
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Chicken Shami Kebab Recipe | Shami Kebab with Chicken | Chicken Recipes

I received good response from the readers when I posted Hara Bhara Kebab and the very next weekend, I tried this non-veg kebab. I was really happy with the outcome and wanted to try more kebabs in the future. Shami kebabs are a popular snack throughout Pakistan, Bangladesh and north India. It is normally made using minced mutton, lamb or beef meat and to post it here I tried with chicken. It is a little similar to our Chicken cutlets, however, the texture is completely different. The chicken kebabs are very smooth and have melt in the mouth texture. Let us move on to the recipe:
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Friday, November 25, 2016

Mint Oreo Icecream Recipe | Eggless Mint Icecream(without Icecream Maker) | Summer Special Recipes

This week we celebrated Jany's birthday and I made a special non-veg lunch platter, which includes some of his favourite dishes. I am planning to start a lunch menu series soon and I will be posting the birthday lunch as a part of that. Apart from the lunch, I made few snacks and the birthday cake. He loves mint flavour and hence I made a Marble Cake with Mint butter cream frosting and finally, covered it with chocolate Ganache.  The cake came out really well and he was surprised with the mint flavour. Immediately, he was asking me to make mint ice cream. I had some leftover cream and mint extract. So the next day, I made this easy and creamy ice cream. I am not a fan of the mint flavour and hence I have not tasted it. However, Jany liked it a lot and I am here with the recipe. I adapted the recipe from here and modified it based on my choices. Do check out my Mango Icecream, Mango Popsicle and Rosemilk Popsicle too. Let's see the preparation:
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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Chettinad Mutton Kuzhambu Recipe | Chettinad Mutton Curry | Chettinad Lamb Gravy

Chettinad Prawn Masala is one of my popular posts in the space and I always wanted to try other Chettinad recipes too. I have already posted Chettinad Kozhi(chicken) Rasam. The Chettinad masala itself is so flavourful and when we add the freshly ground masala to the mutton/chicken, it tastes divine. I tried this recipe a few months back and Jany liked it very much. From that day onwards for any special occasion or guests at home, this mutton kuzhambu finds its place in the dining table 😆. I adapted the recipe from here and it turned out super awesome. Do try this over the weekend and share with me the feedback.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Fruit Custard Recipe | Mixed Fruit Custard | Fruit Salad with Custard Milk

This fruit custard is bringing me so many childhood fond memories with mom. I still remember the days when we bought our first refrigerator. (in 90's, when I was in grade 1 or 2). Soon after we have the fridge at home, mom makes this custard fruit salad, icecream using readymade mix (sprinkled with mixed fruits & tutti frutti,) ice popsicle of different fruit flavors and much more. Weekends are a real treat for me since I can relish on the homemade chilled stuff. Though mom is an expert in regular cooking, she always explores and tries new recipes. Maybe, I inherited this from her and I am thankful. Last month, when I visited my friend's place here in Sydney for a birthday celebration, I got a chance to taste this fruit custard again. Though I have already posted this custard with tricolored fruits for an event, I wanted to share this recipe here. This time I used readymade custard, however, you can check the previous link to prepare custard sauce at home. Let's move on to the recipe:

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Mushroom Fried Rice Recipe | Mushroom Veg Fried Rice | Mushroom Recipes

Recently, I tried few mushroom recipes for the sake of blog since I have received requests from the readers. Today, I am here with mushroom fried rice to add on to my already existing mushroom recipes like Mushroom Biryani and Mushroom roast. This is another interesting rice recipe which you can pack it for lunch box.  I served it with onion raita and chicken chippies. Let us move on to the recipe:
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Jeera Rice Recipe | Cumin Rice | How to make Jeera Rice

I always love mild flavoured rice when compared to spicy masala biryani. The white colour basmati rice fascinates me a lot and hence I prefer Ghee Rice, Fried Rice, Coconut Rice or any simple veg pulao (Peas Pulao). Today's recipe is about Jeera Rice, which is one of the popular restaurant special rice. I had tasted this in Sangeetha under North Indian lunch menu. This is a very easy to make recipe which we can prepare it in couple of minutes. I tried this at home to pair it with Butter Chicken and tastes yum. This goes well with dal, any spicy non-veg curry, Paneer Butter Masala, Mattar Paneer or veg kuruma.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Prawn 65 Recipe | Prawn Fry | Deep Fried Prawn Fry

Prawns are always my favorite among all the non-veg dishes. I try to explore a lot of prawn dishes when we visit restaurants. However, Jany doesn't show much interest in prawn when compared to mutton, chicken or fish. I am in the phase of introducing more and a variety of non-veg to Happy since she is not trying much. A few weeks back, I tried this Prawn 65 and Happy was near me when I was frying it. She was over-tempted with the color and look. She started to munch as soon as I fry it and told me it is very tasty.  This is a keeper recipe for me since she approved it and surely it is a toddler-friendly starter. Do check out my other Prawn recipes mentioned below too:
Also, check out my similar Resturant style Boneless Chicken 65
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Saturday, November 05, 2016

Broccoli Paratha Recipe | Stuffed Broccoli Paratha | Indian Broccoli Recipes | Stuffed Parathas

Stuffed Paratha always excites me and I make it for lunch at least once in two weeks. Initially, I struggled a lot to shape the parathas, hence I have not posted any stuffed paratha after Aloo Paratha. However, after so much of practice, now I am able to make perfect non-leaky thin parathas.  Happy finishes her lunch at play school if I send Chapathi or Poori. To introduce, more veggies in her school lunch box, I started trying few stuffed parathas and one among them is this Broccoli paratha.  To post it here, I made it once for Saturday breakfast. I served it with Boondhi Raita and Orange JuiceHopefully, I will be sharing more parathas in the near future. Let us learn the method involved in making the paratha.
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Friday, November 04, 2016

Onion Uthappam Recipe | Onion Uttapam | Oothappam | Easy South Indian breakfast Recipe

My taste for food has completely changed over years. When I was a kid, I like very thin crispy dosa and never bothered to try thick dosa/uttapam. Later I realized the taste of this onion uttapam and started trying it whenever I visit Sangeetha or Saravana Bhavan. Nowadays, I started to make it at home once in a while and Jany too doesn't have any complaints. A few weeks back, Jany's friend was staying with us on a Sunday and he is a vegetarian. So, I made this onion uttapam for breakfast and accompanied it with Tiffin Sambhar and Tomato Chutney. We all liked it and I managed to capture the pictures for sharing the recipe here. Check out my Idli/Dosa batter preparation too. 
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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Aamras Recipe | Aamras Poori | How to make Aamras for Poori

Aamras is a popular dessert or sweet in North India and it is usually paired with Poori.  I know, it is an unusual combination for South Indians since we always prefer potato masala(Poori Masala) along with poori. However, we can try this yum combo once in a while and kids will love this for sure. This is a very simple recipe, where the pureed mango is sweetened with sugar and flavoured with cardamom or saffron. Though it is not mango season here in Sydney, we can always see some variety of mangoes in the shops. Mango is one of my favourite fruits and hence I grab it once in a while. Last month when Jany had team lunch, I was very lazy to cook something elaborate for Happy and me. So, I made this simple Aamras poori for us and clicked it too :). Let us see the method of preparation:
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Sakkarai Pongal
Poosanikai Halwa (white Pumpkin)/Ash Gourd Halwa
Rava Kesari
Aval Urundai with Jaggery/Poha Balls
Aval Payasam(with Jaggery)/Poha Payasam
Paal Kozhukattai(with Sugar)
Ellu Urundai/ Sesame Seed balls
Vella Kozhukattai / Modhagam (Modak)
Pasi Paruppu Payasam/ Moong Dal Payasam (Kheer)
Semiya Payasam/Vermicelli Kheer
Motichoor ladoo
Paruppu Poli/ Puran Poli
Corn Flour Halwa
Carrot Halwa/Gajar Ka Halwa
Mysore Pak(Krishna Sweets style)
Gulab Jamun(with Khoya)
Paal Payasam
Maa Ladoo/Pottukadalai Urundai
Sakkarai Pongal(without milk)/Sweet pongal
Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai
Thengai Poorna Kozhukattai
Chakka Pradhaman
Sarkara Varatti(Sweet Banana Chips)
Ada Pradhaman
Chakka Varatti(Jackfruit Jam)
Kalkandu Pongal
Pazham Pori
Banana Dosa(Chef Venkatesh Bhat Recipe)
Rava Ladoo
Ellu Poorna Kozhukattai
Ragi Kozhukattai
Badam Halwa
Aval Kesari
Besan Ladoo
Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge
Khajoor Ka Halwa(Chef Venkatesh Bhat Recipe)
Semiya Kesari
Poha Ghee Ladoo(Aval)
Palada Pradhaman
Milk Kesari
Pachaipayaru(Green Gram) Suzhiyam
Pachaipayaru(Green Gram) Ladoo
Malai(Paneer) Ladoo
Boondi Ladoo
Bread Gulab Jamun
Tirunelveli Wheat Halwa
Coconut Burfi
Sweet Bonda(Wheat Flour Unniyappam)
Munthiri Kothu
Achu Murukku(Achhappam)
Sweet Diamond Cuts
Wheat Rava Sweet Pongal
Makkan Peda
Wheat Flour Kesari
Green Gram Poli
Paneer Kheer
Green Gram Sago Payasam
Pineapple Kesari
Vella Seedai
Jackfruit Ela Ada
Therali Kozhukattai
Jackfruit Appam
Kaju Kathli
Vettu Cake(MuttaiKose)
Ashoka Halwa
Samai Sweet pongal
Health Mix Ladoo
Mango Kesari