Chettinad mushroom masala

Chettinad mushroom masala

                                   

Ingredients:

Mushroom             -250 g
shallots                  -1 cup finely chopped
ginger garlic paste -1/2 tbsp
roma tomato          -2 finely chopped
curry leaves           -few
oil                          -1 tbsp
salt                         -to taste
turmeric                 - 1/8 tsp

To Roast & Grind

oil                                        - 1 tsp
cinnamon                            -1"
cloves                                  -3
cardamom                           -2
Whole red chili                   -6-7
cumin seeds                        -1 tsp
fennel seeds                        -1 tsp
coriander powder                -1 tbsp
poppy seeds/khus khus       -1 tbsp
coconut diced                      -3 tbsp
                         
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time     :  25 min

Method:

  • In a pan heat oil and add the ingredients one by one as listed in Roast & Grind and fry until well roasted and nice aroma comes out of it.

  • Let it cool off and grind it into a smooth paste along with 1/2 tbsp of ginger garlic paste ,turmeric and little water.

  • In a heavy bottomed pan add 2 tbsp of oil and fry shallots with chopped  curry leaves until  golden.

  • Add the ground masala to it and cook until oil oozes out.

  • Now put the finely chopped tomatoes with  adequate salt and cook until mushy.

  • Add adequate water and cook until it boils well .

  • Put mushrooms into it and simmer.Cook covered until mushrooms are well done.

  • Serve hot with idli/dosa/chapathi/Rice/pulav
Serves 4


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Turkey Talk

Turkey Talk

Here is a turkey
with his tail spread wide.
He sees the farmer coming
so he's trying to hide.


He runs across the barnyard.
Wobble!Wobble!Wobble!
Talking turkey talk.
Gobble !Gobble!Gobble!

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Truly being a Mathematician I had never imagined that once a hobby
would turn out  to be a passion. Yes!! And I love it ….To Cook &to serve and
 see those smiles ..nothing could  be equal to that happiness...Then to share
the recipes which  was relished by family and friends via my blog  gives me 
content . My blog has loads of South Indian recipes (both vegetarian &non
vegetarian) which is so unique  for its balance of flavor and nutrients .The
recipes with Country Chicken(or Asian chicken) which is more  healthy
and addictive are available aplenty. For easiness of the readers the recipes
are presented with stepwise pictures. There are also innovative recipes  in
my blog which had given me a chance to win several  food contests with
prize money. Basically me being a foodie  with no specific allergies gave a
try on different cuisines of the world and  with a love to have it again &
again started making in my own kitchen  trying out with my own twists .I
like  to take challenges of cooking ingredients like Tofu ,Bitter gourd…
which is least liked by all  but healthier  and turn out to make a yummy
  & craving dish out of it .The biggest aspiration that keeps me driving   to
be  a  food blogger  is when you hear from people  telling their success on
dining table trying out the recipes from the blog. After becoming a food
blogger I started discovering the more better in me. It led me to complete a
certification course on Nutrition & Dietics to give the best and precise
answers to my readers. The first ever victory of winning  a 50$ coupon for
my Macaroons  recipe from  Readers.com truly was motivating. Followed by
this the recipes of Tofu Canapes, Shroom Lentil Soup, Potato Roast tasted
success in different contests. Then  the most  memorable  and evergreen
victory was when I got a chance to compete in World food Championships 
2014 in Seafood Category with  Orange Shrimp Dumplings recipe which 
were the moments  I would keep rejoicing .

......Seconds before starting(above)....And cooking on the way for almost 2hours...




Though  it didn’t  turn out to be
a story of victory it  had given me heights of exposure  and  a great
learning curve  which has truly mould me to be more better and
innovative cook. Food made with hands of love and great care can win
millions of hearts via happy tummy and praising tongue. The one who
cooks for others according to me is a blessed &blissful soul. And  again if I
get a chance to be out there  that would be a pleasant  news to hear…and
with the previously gained  experience ,lot more of hard work ,and 
blessings of God  I would strive  to put my best possible to be  the winner of 
The First  ever Annual Blogger invitational  Championships.

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Chickpea Burger

Chickpea Burger

If you are looking for a healthy vegetarian delight in burger there comes in your mind ...yes it is chickpea burger blend with right amount of flavor and nutrients.



Ingredients:

Wheat burger buns -4 
Chickpea                    -1/2 cup uncooked
chopped onion        -3 tbsp
cilantro                    -3tsp fiely chopped
bread crumbs           -1/4 cup or as needed
Romesco Sauce       -4 tbsp
onion rounds            - 4
Tomato slices           -4
oil                             -to shallow fry
lemon juice              -little

To blend:

garlic clove                 -2 finely chopped
cumin powder            -1/2 tsp
chana masala powder -11/2 tsp
chili powder               -1 tsp
salt                             -to taste

Preparation time :10 min + 6 hrs soak time
Cooking time      :20 min

Method:

  • Soak chickpea in water for 6 hours and drain it thoroughly.
                               
  • In a pot boil water .Add   chickpeas to it and blanch for 5 minutes .drain well.
  • In a blender grind the ingredients  given to blend  along with blanched chickpeas coarsely.
                              
  • Remove and transfer it to a plate.add 2 tbsp of chopped onion , 2 tsp of chopped cilantro and bread crumbs to it and mix well.
                          
  • Make it into 4 equal sized patties.
                         
  • Heat oil for shallow frying.Fry until golden on both sides.
                       

                        
  • In a tawa lightly toast the wheat burger buns.
                     
                    
  • Place a sliced onion round over it.
                    
  • keep the chickpea patties over it.
                   
  • Place sliced tomato.
  • Mix a tbsp of chopped onions and cilantro  with little lime juice in a bowl.Top the burger with little mixture over it
                       
  •  Chickpea burger is ready to serve.
                      
Makes : 4  burgers

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Nattukozhi/Country chicken 65 roast

Nattukozhi 65 roast



Ingredients:

Nattu kozhi leg     -2
chicken 65 masala-2 tbsp
ginger garlic paste -2 tsp
lemon juice            -2 tsp
salt                         -to taste
oil                           -to deep fry

Preparation time:5 min+30 min marinade
Cooking time      :12 min

Method:

  • Make slits on the leg piece.
  • Mix chicken 65 masala,ginger garlic paste,salt and lemon juice in a bowl.

  • Apply the masala all over the chicken piece and leave it covered in a refrigerator for minimum of 30 minutes.

  • Heat oil for deep frying.
  • Deep  fry the chicken piece until well roasted.

  • Serve as a appetizer/side

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Blueberry Compote

Blueberry Compote





Blueberry compote is a very simple side that can be served over pancakes,ice creams or any desserts to add additional flavor to the main dish.

Ingredients:

blue berries       -1/2 cup
sugar                  -21/2 tbsp
Water                 -1 cup
corn starch         -1 tsp

Preparation time:1 min
Cooking Time    :7 min

Method:

  • In a pan cook blueberries ,sugar in a cup of water.

  • Cook until it boils thoroughly .Then lightly smash the berries with a spatula.


  • Add a tsp of corn starch to it and cook until the compote thickens.it takes a minute or two to thicken

  • Serve over pancakes/waffles/ice creams


Makes :1/3 cup

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Fish Canapes

Fish Canapes



I am very glad  to share that I am once again chosen as one among the 25 bloggers, for the Saucy mama's 2015 recipe contest .I received   6 delicious  sauce varieties from saucy mama



and we have to use any one sauce among it to create a recipe in any of the following Category...
-    Burger
-    Sandwich
-    Bacon (recipe must use bacon)
-    Seafood
-    Pasta
-    Fresh Recipe

I used the saucy mamas dill mustard sauce and lime chipotle sauce to create this interesting Fish canapes!! under seafood category...


 

Ingredients:

For Fish batter:

Halibut fish                                      -1 fillet
Egg                                                  - 1
heavy cream                                    -  2 tbsp
salt                                                   - to taste
Saucy mama's Dill mustard             -11/2 tbsp
pepper                                              - to taste
butter                                                -1 tbsp

Fish Patties:    

Potato                                                -1 small boiled & Peeled
halibut fish                                        -1/2 fillet
salt                                                     -to taste
saucy mamas lime chipotle marinade-1 tbsp
bread crumbs                                    -as needed
Egg                                                   -1
non stick spray                                  -for grilling
 
Others:
Lettuce                                           -3-4
Tomato                                          -1 sliced
Tooth pick                                     -to hold the canapes
 
Preparation time:10 min
Cooking Time     : 30 min
 

Method:

 
For Making Fish buns:
 
  To make fish buns I used stove top muffin pan for getting Soft & elegant small sized buns. This product is easily available in amazon.
You can check the link below if you don't have one and find few models.
 
            Stove top muffin pan
 
  • Grind all the ingredients listed (including saucy mama's dill mustard) under the For fish batter into a smooth puree. Add  water( if necessary) to make a consistency little thicker than the pancake batter.
  • Heat the stove top muffin pan and melt little butter into it.
  • Pour the fish batter into each mold  cook until it turns golden.
  •  Turn to the other side and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Remove the fish buns. Make the buns until the fish batter is done.
 
For Fish Patties:
  • Mash the  boiled potato in a bowl,Blend the halibut fillet for few seconds and add it to the mashed potatoes.
  • Add Saucy mama's lime chipotle marinade and required salt.  Mix well
  • Make small circular patties.
  • Dip each potato into a bowl of beaten egg and coat well with bread crumbs.
  • Get the grill ready and grease it with oil.
  • Arrange the patties and grill it until well cooked on both sides.
  • Fish patties are ready.
 
Arrange the canapes:
  • Spread any of your choice of sauce over the top of a fish bun
  • Top it up with a slice of tomato.
  • Place a fish patty over it ...followed with a lettuce. Top it up with another fish bun and use a tooth pick to hold everything together.
  • Fish Canapes are ready to serve.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                             
 
 
 
 

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