Christmas Fruit Cake — SINDHU’S KITCHEN RECIPES

A soft dense cake with the crunchy nuts and sweetness of candied fruits will rock your Christmas! Fruit Cake is generally made with dried nuts, fruits and/ or candied fruit which is chopped along with spices and can occasionally soaked in distilled beverage ( hard alcohol ). This type of cake is mostly served in… via…

Cottage Cheese & Corn Quesadillas — SINDHU’S KITCHEN RECIPES

Quesadilla is normally a tortilla made with flour or sometime with corn flour. It is a savory recipe filled with cheese, with meat or without meat and seasoning. It has got a soft crispy and thin outer layer will just melt in your mouth! A very simple recipe for you..Watch the video below for easy… via…

Fish Biryani | Meen Biriyani — SINDHU’S KITCHEN RECIPES

Soft fish fillets cooked aromatic fluffy rice makes your day! This is a recipe which I wanted to try all long time ago. Thank you so much my brother for suggesting me to prepare this biryani. This recipe will definitely rock your world!The recipe has 2 stages. One is searing the fillets quick and careful… via…

Motichoor Laddoo | Motichur Laddu Recipe

Laddoo is a spherical shape sweet which is very popular sweet in India. There are many types of laddoos depending upon the ingredients used. Laddoos are served during festival, religious occasions. In that case, I am making motichoor laddoo( made with small size boondi) in this post. Watch the below video for full recipe: Recipe:…

Chicken 555

A simple dry appetizer with tender chicken and crunchy onion and blasting flavor of roasted garlic. Watch the video below for simple instructions: Recipe: Prep time – 20 mins Cooking time – 30 mins Serves – 2 Ingredients: For marinating: Chicken breast – 1, cut into thin strips Corn starch – 1 tbsp All purpose…

Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Tender muffins with sugar coated topping tastes awesome with fresh blueberries bursting throughout. A very simple yet yummy recipe will make your day! Watch the watch below for easy recipe instruction: Recipe: Prep time – 20 mins Cooking time – 30 mins Makes – 8 medium size muffins Ingredients: All purpose flour – 1 and…

Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer(Cottage cheese) Tikka Masala is an alternative to Chicken Tikka Masala for vegetarians. Marinated cottage cheese grilled/ barbecued  and served with spiced sauce like gravy. Watch the video for recipe: Hope you liked this recipe. I will share another interesting recipe in my next post. Have a great day!

Hearty Potato Sandwich

A very simple lunchbox recipe with soft toasted breads and a filling potato stuffing sandwiched, makes your day on picnic. For full recipe watch the video below:    

Karuppu Kondai Kadalai Kurma | Brown Chickpeas Curry

Softly boiled chickpea carries mild aroma of spices blend in a rich creamy curry. A nutritive curry for your taste buds. In this recipe, I have dry roasted whole coriander, fennel seeds, red chili pepper, pepper corn, coconut and cashews then, grind these into a fine paste. Then mix it with the gravy. Watch full…

More Kuzhambhu |Buttermilk Gravy | Kadi – Southern Style

Creamy rich yogurt gravy with the touch of aromatic masala! It is usually made with vegetables like Okra or watery vegetables like Chayote, Pumpkin, Squash, etc., or sometimes with vegetable fritters ( Pakoda). But this time, I have made it with vadai  (Spicy Doughnuts). Either ways, it taste so refreshing with rice. Watch the video…

Spaghetti with grilled Chicken Meatballs

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Idli Podi

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Kotthu Parotta/ Minced Parotta

Kotthu Parotta is a popular South- Indian recipe which is made by mincing the parotta with eggs, chicken/mutton ( meat) and meat salan or curry. Usually in hotels, this recipe is prepared on a griddle by constant or intense mixing and mincing the mixture with a rigid spatula. While pounding the mixture with spatula, anyone…

Tomato Reduction Chutney/ Thakkaali Thokku

Thokku is nothing but well sauteed vegetable(s) with spice brought to reduction until oil is visible. Unlike pickle, it can be readily served. Grinding/ blending is not required for this recipe. I suggest to use a good non stick saucepan for reduction as it can stick at the bottom and the chance of getting burnt…

Peanut Chutney with sesame seeds/ Verkadalai El chutney

This is a dip made with roasted peanut and sesame seeds along with tamarind water. One of the best replacement for coconut chutney. Unless ordinary peanut chutney, this one is prepared by sauteing onions. Since I don’t get good coconuts often in my place, I wanted to find a better replacement for my indian breakfast/…

Red Snapper fry/ Sankara Meen Varuval

Hope you liked my yesterday’s recipe – Red Snapper Fish Curry. In order to go with that, I wanted to share a fish fry as side dish. Fish fry is usually prepared with all size fishes namely Anchovies, King Fish/ King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Tilapia, Sea Bass,etc., It all tastes good with fish curry. When…

Fish Curry Tamilnadu style (Red Snapper)/ Sankara Meen Kuzhambhu

Fish can be served in many ways. Especially when fish is cooked with tamarind juice, it tastes so delicious – Like you are born to eat! Fish curry is a recipe in which the fish pieces including head are cooked in the tamarind garlic curry. Generally small fishes are used in fish curry as big…

Peanut Chutney with sesame seeds/ Verkadalai El chutney

This is a dip made with roasted peanut and sesame seeds along with tamarind water. One of the best replacement for coconut chutney. Unless ordinary peanut chutney, this one is prepared by sauteing onions. Since I don’t get good coconuts often in my place, I wanted to find a better replacement for my indian breakfast/…

Pesarattu/ Whole Green Gram Salty Pancakes/ Moong Dal dosa

Green gram generally called as Moong dal, Mung bean, Paccha paruppu is one of the common ingredient used in sweets and in savories. Usually this green gram is used after removing the outer green skin and only with the yellow pulse inside and is cooked until the dal is soft. Whole green gram is generally…

Prawn masala/ Eral Thokku

Prawn masala is a simple but very delicious recipe which is made by cooking raw prawns in a mild masala. Masala is generally onion, tomato, garlic. Adding mint to the recipe gives an awesome flavour which can be served with rice, tiffins like idli, dosa. It is my all time favorite breakfast recipe. Nowadays I…

Crab masala

Crab masala is a traditional way of cooking crab with light masala along with coconut milk. A very tasty way of cooking crab can be served for lunch or dinner. Usually when this recipe is made, it is better to drink milk after the meal. The recipe is the best served with idli, dosa, rice….

Thai Red curry fried rice and Cottage cheese Stir fry

Having some left over rice? Bored of cooking same old stuffs with that rice? Well, time to make something flavorful! YES.. Red Curry Fried Rice. Whenever I want to cook fast and this is the recipe that pops out of my mind. A dish which carries awesome flavor of the coconut curry along with fresh…

Mushroom Single Pot Biryani

Biryani is generally made with the mixture of spice, rice and meat. For vegetable lovers, meat can be replaced by veggies. Usually in biryani, meat is cooked separately and added with the cooked rice and dum cooking is done. For a small family, with small quantity rice, I have made this simple method without dum…

How to prepare ginger garlic paste?

Ginger garlic paste is a mixture of ginger and garlic cloves. It is commonly used in curries and many vegetable dishes in India. Ever since I started cooking, it was that one time I bought ginger garlic paste and when I sniffed the bottle, I felt really bad for buying it. That’s when I decided…

Egg masala

Egg masala is a semi dry mild masala curry. One of my all time favorite dish. For a cold or rainy weather, it is an awesome combination with rice and chappathi. An easy recipe to make in few mins. Garlic goes with eggs very well and gives a nice aroma. This recipe seems spicy but…

Poori Potato Curry

Poori is a deep fried flat indian bread without adding any leavening agent. It is a common breakfast recipe in India which is usually served with potato curry without masala in South India. In northern part of India, Puri is served as prasadam in temples. The main ingredient in poori is wheat flour or all…

Carrot Rice

Carrot rice is one of the easy and tasty lunch box recipes. Carrot is a good source of Vitamin A, C, K and B6. The colour of the rice is due to the natural colour from carrot. With no masala, it gives a simple taste with a bit of sweetness. This rice can be served…

Cauliflower stuffed flatbread/ Cauliflower Paratha

Paratha is a stuffed Indian flatbread. Not only in India but also in many countries like Pakistan, Myanmar where wheat is grown abundantly and is the staple food of that region. In some places, parathas also served with tea time snack. Though it is not a common food of South India, paratha is a very…

Plantain Flower Curry with lentils/ Vazha Poo Koottu

Plantain flower, otherwise called as banana blossom or banana heart is the most commonly used vegetable in South Indian cooking. Not only in India but in various parts of the world. It’s really an interesting thing about nature that this tender, starchy, slightly bitterly, waterproof, conical flower would turn into heavy bananas hanging out in…

Mashed Eggplant or Aubergine/ Baingan Bharta

This is one recipe I wanted to try ever since I heard about it. This is a very simple dish but the novelty of the dish is with the grilling of whole eggplant over a tandoor or charcoal or direct fire by placing over a stove. The smoky flavored eggplant is then minced and added…

Kara Chutney

I almost love all recipes and I am not a picky eater when it comes to veggies. In that way, my first and the most favorite chutney is Kara Chutney. Kara Chutney is a blend of sauteed onion, tomato, garlic, dried red chillies with a bit of tamarind. The aroma itself speak for it and…

Chilli Chicken Dry

I wanted to share my all time favorite recipe, Chilli Chicken Dry. The taste of chilli chicken I tasted in India still comes to my mind. The succulent chicken with chewy batter along with the crunchy vegetables makes it very special. It can be served as a dry appetizer or as a semi liquid stir…

Chicken Lasagna with White sauce

Chicken Lasagna, a cheesy mind blowing dish with succulent chicken pieces goes very well with the white sauce / red sauce. A traditional lasagna recipe has intervening layers of pasta layered with sauce likely to be Bechamel ( commonly known as white sauce) or Parmesan or Ragu ( a meat based sauce served with pasta)…

Chicken Lasagna with White sauce

Chicken Lasagna, a cheesy mind blowing dish with succulent chicken pieces goes very well with the white sauce / red sauce. A traditional lasagna recipe has intervening layers of pasta layered with sauce likely to be Bechamel ( commonly known as white sauce) or Parmesan or Ragu ( a meat based sauce served with pasta)…

Kerala Style Chicken Curry

Kerala style Chicken curry is a rich flavored chicken curry prepared by using roasted and ground spices which locks its actual flavor. It gives a creamy texture to the curry because of the coconut milk which tastes good with normal rice, ghee rice, jeera rice ( cumin ), even with chappati, roti, naan (indian bread)….

Flattened Rice Upma/ Poha Upma/ Aval Upma

It is the most popular breakfast in Northern part of India. One of the very simple and easy recipes made from Flattened rice ( also called as beaten rice) with mild seasoning tastes so good along with sugar and lemon juice. It can also be done with brown flattened rice. Poha Upma Recipe: Prep time…

Caulifower Manchurian/ Gobi Manchurian

It is a nice warm day and took my daughter to the nearby park. As it’s already late, I asked her what would she like to have for lunch. She immediately said “Chicken!” I am running out of chicken in my freezer. But she really wanted to have some chickeny lunch. While thinking of what…

Chickpeas Curry/ Kadalai Kurma / Chana Korma

This is something most of the people get excited for; one of the routine orders placed over a breakfast or dinner menus in India. Guess what ? Chana masala! Soft boiled Chickpeas with the onion, tomato masala gives a nice aromatic texture and tastes so good. Even kids love to have Chickpeas. You can expect…

Boiled Chayote Stir Fry/ Chow Chow Poriyal

I thought of making another simple dish yet delicious which can be served as a side dish for yesterday’s recipe, Tamarind gravy. It is one of the very less spicy side dishes and that’s how it goes well with the Tamarind gravy. When taken a spoonful taste of this stir fry, it releases the water…

Tamarind Gravy/ Kara Kuzhambhu

Tamarind is described as sweet and sour in taste, has high level of Tartaric acid , Vitamin B, Sugar, Calcium which is a strange thing for a fruit. Just imagine how tasty will it be when the right amount of tamarind pulp used in the gravy along with equal amount of spice and salt! Now,…

OTM Chutney — SINDHU’S KITCHEN RECIPES

A flavorful chutney( dip) with mint and curry leaves just makes a perfect breakfast/ dinner. This can be served with dosa, idli, chappathi, roti and even bread.Watch the below video for easy instructions and subscribe for updates:Recipe:Prep time – 10 minsCooking time – 20 minsServes – 3Ingredients:Onion – 2 medium, slicedTomato – 1 large, dicedDry… via…