Sunday, January 28, 2007

Spinach Curry(Pasalikeerai Poriyal)


1 packet Spinach
1 medium size Onion
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Urad dal
1/4 tsp Coriander powder
2 Dry red chillies
1/2 Shedded coconut
Salt for taste


1. Cut the leaves into small & wash it.Then,in a kadai pre-heat the oil & sputter the mustard seeds & urad dal.

2. Then, add the red chillies & add the chopped onion & fry till slight gloden brown.

3. Now,add the spianch leaves,salt & coriander powder & combine all.

4. Cook the spinach till the spinach cooks.

5. Now,add the shedded coconut & cook the spinach for next 5 mts.

6. Spinach curry is ready serve with chappati & Rice.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Kadai Chicken

Hi Guys, its been long time since I posted anything new. My son kept me busy for most of the time.

I usally make this for my husband & he likes it very much. Last week, I made it for my friends and they really liked it a lot.

One thing you will notice is that I don't use water will cooking the chicken. I only use oil. But beleive me, this sin is worth it.

It will be a tasty sidedish for roti,chapptai,naan,puri & rice.


1/2 lb Chicken(cut into medium size pieces)
2 Onion (medium size)
1 Tomato
1 tsp Chilli powder
2 tsp Coriander powder
11/2 tsp Ginger-garlic Paste
1/2 tsp Fennel
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
2 Cinnamon(medium size)
1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
4 Cloves
2 Bay leaves
1 tbsp Curd(optional)
1 tbsp Cumin seeds
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Salt for taste


1. Marinate the chicken with ginger-garlic paste,turmeric powder,garam masala & salt.

2. Pre-heat the oil in a pan & spultter fennel seeds, Cinnamon,Cloves & bay leaves.

3. Then, add the chopped onion & fry till golden brown & add chopped tomato now and cook the tomato till the oil comes seperate from onion & tomato.

4. And now, add the marinated chicken.Don't add water to the gravy & cook it for 10 to 15 minutes in medium heat.

5. Now,add the chilli powder & coriander powder & mix well with the chicken.

6. Garnish the chicken with the coriander leaves & keep the flame in low heat & close the pan for 5 minutes till the oil comes seperate from the chicken.

7. Serve the chicken with Rice,Roti,Puri & Paratha.

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