Fried Smelt Fish / Crispy Smelt Fish Fry / Kezhanga Meen Varuval / Spicy, Fried Smelt Fish

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Kezhanga Meen Varuval: I don’t know whether I did any justice to what I majored in ‘Fishery Biology’…but sure’ it is very helpful to track down quality procure, careful cooking and delicious food, hehe:):) Ingredients: Smelt Fish – whole (guts removed, scaled) 10SaltTurmeric powder 1/2 spoonChili powder 1-2 spoonsRice Flour 2-4 spoonsTamarind paste 1 spoonLemon [...]

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Vazhaipoo Kola Urundai / Plantain Flower Kebabs

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Vazhaipoo Kola Urundai: Ingredients: Plantain Flower 1 smallToasted Chana dhall 1/2 cup – powderedSaltGinger 3″ size peeled and gratedGarlic 6 cloves peeled and gratedDry red chilies 10 – groundOnion 1 large finely choppedFennel seeds 1-2 spoons toastedCurry leaves fewOil for frying. Cleaning Plantain Flower: Grease your palms and hands with oil or its better to [...]

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Senai Kizhangu Masala Varuval / Suran Subzi / Spicy Yam Fry

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Senai Kizhangu Masala Varuval: Ingredients: Yam – sliced into chipsSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonCoriander powder 1 spoonGaram masala powder 1/4 spoonFennel seeds powder 1 spoonCumin seeds powder 1/2 spoonPepper powder 1/4 spoonTamarind paste 1/2 spoonCurry leaves fewOil for pan frying. Method: In a wide vessel, mix all the above spice powders, salt and [...]

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Fried Red Snapper / Sankara Meen Varuval / Fish Fry

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Meen Porichadhu: Ingredients: Red snapper 4-6Pepper powder 2-4 spoonsEgg whites 2Corn flour 1/2 cupSoy sauce 1 tables spoonOil for pan frying. Method: Marinate the fish with pepper and soy sauce for couple of hours. Baste them with egg whites and roll them over the corn flour. Shallow fry in a pan. Do not flip over [...]

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Tamarind Prawns / Iral Varuval / Fried Tamarind Shrimps

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Eral Varuval: Chemmeen Varuval. Iral Porichadhu. Shrimps Fry with Indian touch of spices. Ingredients: Shrimps 1/4 kiloSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonTamarind paste 1/2 spoonOil for shallow frying. Method: Mix all the ingredients together, except oil. Marinate them for couple of hours. Fry them till crisp, in hot oil. Serve warm to go with your [...]

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Pathra / Pathrode / Alu Wadi / Yam Leaves Pinwheel Fritters / Maharastrian Wadi

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Pathra:(Maharashtra Style) I knew, I was going to try this recipe sooner or later. The recipes for Authentic Alu Wadi / Pathra have been floating around the blogosphere for a while. And I couldn’t wait to try them myself. As soon as I saw these Fresh Yam Greens in the International market, I convinced myself [...]

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Methi Muthiya – Fenugreek Greens Kebab

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Green Leafy Vegetables Kebab:Steamed Greens Kebab, anyone? This one is freaking delicious kebab.:) I had no idea, how to include this bitter tasting greens in a dinner party. Was scratching my head for a while and googled this interesting recipe. It was quite catchy. It turned out simply rich, healthy(as I steamed and then spray-fried [...]

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Chili Paneer / Paneer Manchurian – Crazy for Cottage Cheese:)

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Chili Paneer:(Restaurant Style) Ingredients: Paneer/Cottage Cheese 1 pack (Home made if you could)-cubedSaltMSG 1/4 SpoonChili powder 1/4 spoonSoy sauce thick 2 spoonsChinese 5 spice powder/garam masala 1/4 spoonFood color- red (optional)All purpose flour 1-2 teaspoonsOil for shallow frying. For Garnishing: Sesame oil few spoonsCapsicum/bell peppers 1 large dicedGreen chili 1 finely choppedGinger 1″ choppedGarlic 4 [...]

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Tandoored Cauliflowers – Impressing my Veg-Partner:)

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Tandoori Cauliflower: One thing that makes me very uncomfortable is to end up having vegetarian roomates, eggetarian friends and strict vegan family members around!!! Being a true carnivore’ I consider myself, that I can manage decent cooking with flesh and fish…at the same time, feel so awful that none can be enjoyed(no appreciation as well) [...]

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Mushroom Manchurian – Vegetarian’s Heaven!!!

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Mushroom Manchurian:(Restaurant Style) During rainy afternoons, day dreaming, is so inevitable. I prefer day dreaming, to be honest…it just smacks of sentimentality. Not that a trait, I inherited or anything. Just like to live in my own post-apocalyptic life style…hunting, fishing, foraging, building tools?… Hmmm, looking seriously to join the hunting troop at Oxford (only [...]

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