Sunday, April 27, 2008

Chenai/Suran-Channa cutlet


Suran/Chenai - 1 bag of frozen suran(approx: 1/2 lb)
Garbanzo beans - 1 can
Rice powder - 2tbsp
Onion - 1lb
Ginger - 1tsp (finely chopped)
Green chillies - 3tsp (chopped)
Turmeric powder -1/4tsp
Curry leaves - a few ( finely chopped
Salt - as needed
Oil- for frying


Cook frozen suran in microwave for about 5-6 minutes.Boil garbanzo beans for 5 minutes in microwave.Drain the water.Take out 2 tbsp of garbanzo beans aside.Mash both suran and beans well.Add rest of the ingredients except oil.Mix everything well including kept aside 2tbsp of garbanzo and make it into small cutlets.Deep fry them till golden brown and serve hot with ketchup/chutney.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Chicken in Coconut milk gravy

This recipe was adapted from here.This original recipe was for Mutton, but i used the same for chicken.This came out well.


Chicken - 1lb (cut into medium sized pieces)
Potatoes - 2 (medium sized pieces and boiled)
Red onion - 1 (sliced)
Small onion - 5iced)
Ginger garlic paste - 2tbsp
Coriander powder - 2tsp
Chilli powder - 1tsp
Garam masala powder - 1tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2tsp
Green chillies - 2
Coconut milk - 1 cup (i use maggi's coconut milk powder)
Curryleaves - as needed
Oil - 3tbsp


In a pan heat oil and fry both sliced onions, green chillies and curry leaves.Now add the masala powders.Sautre till the oil separates.Now add the chicken and salt and cook until chicken is fully cooked.Finally add potatoes .Now lower the flame and add the coconut milk.Heat for few minutes on low flame, don't let it boil.Serve this gravy with rice or roti.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Off to india...

Off to india for a short vacation , see you all in two weeks...