Thai Fried Rice – Jasmine Rice with Peanut Sauce!

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Jasmine Rice n Peanut Sauce Fried rice:(Thai Style) This is just a well known Basic Thai Fried Rice…with jasmine rice and peanuts. But it has a secret ingredient; Yes…Home Made Peanut Sauce! Have you ever tried them this way? It’s totally awesome:) Hmmmm, it isn’t exactly real Thai peanut sauce, anyway…but it’s definitely inspired by [...]

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Green Beans Casserole / Asian Style Beans Stir-Fry

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Beans Stir-Fry: (Asian Style) Stir-frying is an age old technology, I have been practicing all my adult life. Rush home, wash n trim the ends of any possible vegetable, heat up the wok…throw-in whatever that comes to your mind!!! Oh yeah…this is how I started cooking.:) Pretty much no one’ to monitor…throwing randomly any spices [...]

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Mixed Vegetables Paaya

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I am trying my hardest to not complain, and to pretend its too comforting to eat vegetables:( But, in my mind there is no better food than animal protein:)It looks like an order to follow the meat and veg diet plan, like a rhythm in my cooking. The moment I decide, I want to cut [...]

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Mixed Vegetables Masal Vadai – Spicy Veg Fritters

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Mixed Vegetables Masal Vadai: Kaikari Paruppu Vadai. Kaikari Masala Vadai. Ingredients: Ingredients: Oil for fryingChana dal 1 cupChoice of you veggies – finely choppedOnions finely choppedGreen chilies finely choppedMint leaves fewSaltCilantro leavesCurry leavesGinger 2″ gratedGarlic paste 1/2 spoonDry red chili flakesFennel seeds – powdered 1 spoonFennel seeds 1/2 spoonCloves 2 crushedCinnamon 1 small stick crushed [...]

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Navratan Korma – Vegetables,Fruits & Nuts in Rich Gravy

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Navarathana Kuruma:(Restaurant Style) Navarathana Korma. Restaurant Style Navrathan Korma. Ingredients: Green chili 1 mincedGinger Garlic paste 1 spoonOnion 1 large head gratedSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonFood color optional(I didn’t use them)Garam masala powder 1/2 spoonAlmonds/Cashew nuts paste 1/4 cupGhee few spoonsCottage cheese/panir fried 1 cupCarrotsBeansCauliflowerPeasBell peppersTurnipsBeetsApplesPineappleMangoesCherryTomatoes Cashew nuts – friedRaisins – friedCilantro to [...]

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Indian Broad Beans Curry/ Avaraikai Curry

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Chikudukaya Curry: Chikudukaya kura. Avarikai Curry. Pattai Avarai kai Vadhakkal. Indian Broad Beans Salan. Snow Peas Curry. Today’s recipe is one kind of curry that I used to whip in no time. I used to make this kind of quick fix subzi and curry back then…when I didn’t own a mixie(blender)!! Now, with so many [...]

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Cluster Beans Curry – Mommy’s Special

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Kothavarankai Kara Kuzhambu: Kothu + Avarakkai = Kothavarangai. Kothavarangai Puli Kuzhambu. Gorichikudukaya Pulusu. Gorichikudu Pulusu. Gowar Phalli Ka Salan. Gowarphalli Masala Curry. Yet, another recipe from my family. My mother always hesitates to prepare this dish, saying…this cluster beans may give heart burns and increase one’s bile secretion…I dunno how far this is true! Food [...]

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Mixed Vegetables Stir-Fry – Flavors of Coconut Oil

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Carrot-Beans-Cabbage Poriyal: Though I never liked any of the hostel’s mess food,(I lived in)…but somehow, I unconditionally fix some of their recipes I managed upon. This aint a fancy menu, kind of fix recipe while cleaning the pantry. Here is a recipe for your leftover stuff: Just toss some of your favorite vegetables, temper them [...]

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Aviyal – Mixed Vegetables Side Dish

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Aviyal:(Kerala Style) Do you think that men cook better than women??? Hmmm, at some point and sometimes, I do feel that way. Although men are helpless (or at least in my family)!!! Cooking with my Dad is such a pain to me…slaving myself to lend him spatula, bowls, vessels, gosh…but the food turns out perfect [...]

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Cluster Beans Poriyal

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Kothavarangai Poriyal: Gorichikudukaya Koora. Gavar Phalli ka Subzi. Cluster Beans Stir-Fry. Kothavarankai Ellu Poriyal. I am a big fan of this vegetable! But none of them like it, at home. Usually they say, it increases one’s bile secretion! I am not very sure, whether its true! Anyway, my mommy used to add lots of cumin [...]

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