Sunday, 24 May 2020

Black Chickpeas recipe

Black Chickpeas also known as kala chana is widely used in Indian cuisine to make curries. This goes well with rice, roti/other bread and with Puttu( popular steamed rice cake recipe from the rich kerala cuisine or south Indian cuisine.) In Kerala, puttu is typically served for morning breakfast and is generally served with black chickpeas(kadala curry) and bananas.


  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-inch ginger, minced
  • 1-sliced green chilli
  • Salt
  • 2 teaspoon Kashmiri chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 3 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 2 cups of black chickpeas
  • 3 tomatoes. 
  • Curry leaves -5-6
  • Whole red chilli-2


Wash the black chana and soak in enough water for 6-8 hours. Drain the water and add the chana in a pressure cooker along with 2 cups of water and 2 tsp salt. Pressure cook until chana is nicely cooked. (Cook it for one whistle on high heat and then 3-4whistles on low heat).

Heat a pan and add oil . Once hot, add whole red chilli, bay and curry leaves and then add the onions and sauté for 5-6 minutes, or until lightly golden. Add garlic, ginger, whole green chili, sauté for about 5 minute. Now add coriander powder,turmeric powder, Kashmiri chili powder,Garam masala, salt and sauté for another minute.  Add the tomato paste and close the pan and allow it  to cook for 10 min. Now add the boiled chickpeas and boil it for 3 min.   Your kala chana is ready to be served! Hope you will try and enjoy with your family.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Chicken Kadai

Kadai chicken, is undoubtedly one of the most popular curries in India. It’s a simple, spicy dish and is traditionally made in a kadai, but we can make in any pan.When you eat out at an Indian restaurant, chances are that they’ll have Kadai Chicken on the menu.

Typically, curries with lots of gravy go well with both rice and roti, and curries with minimal gravy go well with roti. Since chicken kadai is a ‘semi dry curry, it goes well with Tandoori naan, roti/other bread and rice.


  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-inch ginger, minced
  • 1-sliced green chilli
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon chicken masala
  • 500gm chicken
  • 2 tomatoes.
  • Handful Coriender leaves 
  • 10 Mint leaves


Heat a large, heavy-bottomed pan over high heat(Kadai), and add oil . Once hot, add the onions and sauté for 5-6 minutes, or until lightly golden. Add garlic, ginger, whole green chili pepper, coriender leaves and mint leaves and sauté for about 5 minute.
Add the chicken and ½ tsp salt and sauté for 5 minutes, or until the color of the chicken changes and it has stopped releasing water. Add the whole 2 tomatoes and let it cook for 10 min, then remove the tomato skin as it will be easily removed after  10 min. of cooking and then smash the tomatoes.
Now add coriander,turmeric, cumin, Kashmiri chili powder,Garam masala, Chicken masala, black pepper and remaining salt and sauté for another minute.
Lower the heat to medium, cover, and allow the chicken cook for 20 minutes, stirring once in between.

 Your Chicken Kadai is ready to be served! Enjoy it with your family.

Sunday, 10 May 2020

Pistachio Ice-cream!

Honestly, never thought I will end up making an ice cream, but sometimes good things just happens!

After my husband's birthday got over, I had some milk cream left over and we all know that once we open the milk cream packet we are suppose to use it in 2 days.One day passed away and the pressure mounted up to use it up, so finally this ice cream thing came up. So make and enjoy this cool ice cream in this hot summer with your family!


2 cup milk cream (Amul milk cream)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
20pc chopped/grinded pistachios.
1 cup Sugar powder
1. In a large bowl using a electric mixer or whisk, beat cream until stiff peaks form, 15 minutes. Also, mix sugar in between while whisking.
2. Mix milk,cinnamon powder and 3 spoon sugar, boil it and keep aside till it cools down.(instead of milk, we can use condensed milk-1 can, if using condensed milk you can mix it directly to the cream)

3 Mix this milk in the thick cream.

4. Then mix pistachios and put the bowl in the freezer for 4 hours. And your Pistachio Ice cream is ready!


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Black Forest Cake

Now a days I have got interest in baking cakes, it all started when Christmas was coming near and wanted to make Christmas cake, so I did make few cakes and it turned out really well but here am gonna write down the recipe of Black-forest cake which I tried and came out really well, it is very easy to make. Here goes the recipe below :

Ingredients for cake :

  • Maida(Flour)-1cup
  • Iced Sugar-1cup
  • Baking powder-1tsp
  • Baking soda-1 tsp
  • Cocoa powder-3 tsp
  • Eggs-2 no.
  • Vanilla-2tsp
  • Salt- a small pinch
  • Butter-50 gm

Ingredients for Cake Cream :

  • Amul Cream-200gm
  • Vanilla-2 tsp
  • Iced Sugar-5-6 tsp (As per your taste)

1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. . In another bowl put eggs and beat it properly then add butter and vanilla and beat it properly and then add this mixture to the large bowl and mix well.

2. Put some salt in the cooker and put the stand to keep the cake pan. Now grease the cake pan with butter and pour the mixture in the pan and close the cooker. Initially keep the flame in high for 2-3 min and then keep in low flame for 35 min.

3. After 35 min check with wooden toothpick if the cake is baked properly, if it come out smoothly then it is fully baked. Now allow it to cool down fully and remove from the pan and place in the flat plate.

4. Now for making cake cream for icing we have to beat thick cream( Amul is what I use) for 10 min with the help of an electric beater. Add sugar and vanilla essence and beat 5 more min and see whether the cream has got enough thick to be used as icing! Beat it till it becomes thick and sticks to beater without falling from it. Keep it in fridge for 2 hours.
5.With long knife, split each cake layer horizontally in half. Put some sugar water and then spread the cream in between and then keep the top layer of cake and then again put some sugar water and then do the icing with rest of the cream. Put cherries on top of cake for decoration and sprinkle powdered chocolate on top of the cake. Yummy black forest cake is ready.

6. Do give it a try it will surely turn out good.

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Sunday, 11 December 2016

Paneer(Cottage Cheese)

If someone ask me about my favorite veg dish then paneer would be my answer, and what if we can make fresh paneer at home! Easy to make plus its economic too hehe ;)

Ingredients for Paneer :
  • Milk pkt-2 no
  • Lemon-2 no

1. Heat milk in a pan over medium-high heat and let it come to a gentle boil.

2. Pour in the souring agent (curd, Lemon) and stir gently. I have used lemon here!

3. Let it curdle till you see the paneer and water separate.Put of the flame and leave it in the pan for 2-3minutes for it to settle.

4. Strain it with a muslin cloth.(you can wash it with the water so that lemon flavor goes away)
5. Wrap the cheese tightly within the muslin cloth and press down with a heavy stone. Leave it to set (for around 1 hour).

6. Cut into cubes once set and add to the dish of your choice.

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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Fried Egg Rice

Its been a long long time that I have written any recipe here, I am sorry for that , was stuck with baby and his things, being a mother is not an easy thing just got to know hehe!

Okay one fine day I was too lazy to prepare something so thought of something quick and easy and my husband suggested me of egg rice and I was like I have never prepared that before but thought to give it a try but alas it was a failure hehe, then i tried few more style later and I finally got this one which i wont say the best but not bad ;) Here goes the recipe

Ingredients for Egg fry :

  • Egg- 4
  • Onion-1
  • Green chilli-6
  • Coriander leaves-2 tsp
  • Curry leaves- 7-8 
  • Garam Masala- a pinch
  • Turmeric powder- a small pinch
  • Salt- As per taste
  • Oil-3 tsp

Ingredients for Fried Rice:
  • Boiled rice-2 cups (Not the cooker one it become too sticky)
  • Soya sauce-3tsp
  • Black pepper-1tsp (according to your taste you can increase)
  • Oil-2 tsp
  • Curry leaves-7-8
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt-1tsp
Step 1 : Put all the above ingredients for egg fry in a bowl(see above) and mix it well. Put some oil in the frying pan and put the mixture and fry the egg mixture till is properly cooked. Then keep it aside!

Step 2 Now take another pan and add oil, then add curry leaves, Soya sauce and cooked rice and mix it well, then add salt and pepper as per your taste!

Step 3: Take the fried crumbled egg and mix in this fried rice properly and garnish it with coriander leaves. Your Fried egg rice is ready to be served!

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Homemade KFC style Chicken

Ever went and had KFC chicken and felt like finger licking good? Heard a lot about it but I have never gone to KFC but the feedback I got about the Chicken there tempted me to learn it. Its a very simple recipe plus I have put some of my ideas because I love spicy food (only difference is I have marinated chicken for some hours, if you find that difficult then without marination also one can make it! But as I don't like plain chicken taste from inside I always prefer to marinate it before with spices! I like to spice up everything lol, okay jokes apart here goes the recipe!

Ingredients :
  • Chicken boneless- 4 pc 
  • Egg-1 
  • Maida/ All purpose flour-1 cup
  • Black pepper powder-2 tsp
  • Salt-1 tsp
  • Milk-5tsp
  • Salt-(1/2 tsp)

Ingredients for marination:
  • Ginger-1 small pc
  • Garlic-6-7 cloves
  • Green chilli-3 no
  • Redchilli powder-1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
  • Garam/Chicken masala-1 tsp
  • Salt-1tsp
Step 1 : Take Chicken in a bowl, make ginger, garlic and green chilli paste and add it with chicken, then add, redchilli powder,turmeric powder,Chicken masala,salt and mix all well and keep atleast 4 hour for marination!( I marinated and kept in freezer for almost a day!)

Step 2 Now put egg in a bowl and add milk in it and keep it aside!

Step 3: Take another bowl and add maida,salt and black pepper and mix it properly!

Step 4 : Take a pan and add enough oil for deep fry, then take one pc of marinated chicken , dip it in egg/milk solution and then put in maida/salt/pepper mixture we made and again dip in egg/milk solution and then again in maida mixture and then deep fry it. Itnitally keep the flame high for 1 min then cook is low flame for 7-8 min!

Step 5 : You hot and crispy Kfc style chicken is ready! Enjoy..

Note- You can make this without marination as well.

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