Monday, June 24, 2013

Keerai Masiyal/ கீரை மசியல்

This is the usual method how i make keerai masiyal at home..u dont need paruppu/dal to make this masiyal

Spinach leaves or any green leafs-1 bunch
Onion,chopped-half cup
Cumin-half tsp
Red chilli -1 -2 nos
Garlic-3-4 cloves
Turmeric-1/4 tsp
Salt-1/4 tsp
Curry leaves-3-4 leaves
Boiled Corn -1/4 cup


1.Heat a pan,add oil,sprinkle cumin seeds,onions and saute till it turns transculent..Add red chillies and curry leaves and stir a while..Sprinkle some hing now if needed

3.Add the washed spinach leaves 

4.Add the garlic cloves

4.Add half cup of water and close the lid for 4-5 minutes until the greens are well cooked
(Most of the green leaves dont need water,it shrinks and leave some water)

5.Grind the spinach into fine paste..the masiyal is ready..Add the cooked sweet corn and serve...
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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Corn and Cheese (Veg) Frankie

One of the popular street food by tibbs sold in all supermarket outlets in chennai,people standing outside staring the making of frankies and gorging on some of the delicious ones..I guess,the kathis roll are gone ,since kneading is such pain to do it..The frankie is easy one , not very chewy chapathi,the easy perfect bite every little teeth can do..Hansika hates when i say chappathi for dinner rather frankie..Period!!

Sweet corn-100 grams
butter-1 tbsp
Garlic -6-8 pods
Spring onions-1 bunch(only onions)
Red and yellow bell peppers,chopped-1 cup
Green pepper,chopped-1/2 cup
Red Chilli powder-1 tsp
Chat masala powder-1 tsp
Zeera powder-1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves-handful
Amul cheese slices-8 slices

1.Heat pan and melt butter.Stir in the garlic and saute for a minute
2.Now ,add american corn and stir a couple of minutes
3.Add the powders,chilli,chaat masala,salt and zeera powder.Saute
4.Then add in all the bell peppers and spring onions.Mix well
5.Finally garnish with coriander leaves

Maida-250 grams
wheat flour-3 tbsps
Oil-2 tbsp
Water-150 ml(approx)
Onions,chopped-1 cup
Green chillies chopped(2 nos) mixed with 1/3 cup of vinegar for dressing

 1.Make medium size balls out of the dough.Roll each ball into thin chappathis

2.Place the chappathi on the tawa and roast on both sides coating one side with oil

3.Once cooked,remove it from tawa,cut the cheese slices and place in center of the frankie

3.Next,take 2 tbsps of chopped onion ,spread it diagonally in center of the frankie

4.Place a tbsp of corn masala on top of onions and sprinkle the green chilli on top(as needed)
5.Roll the frankie into tight and place them on tawa and serve hot.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Prawn Tikka


 It been a while i made prawns at home,me and dh love seafood,when little one never likes it..The prawn thokku and rasam is the divine-nic combo we both loves to have at home..But i like other dishes too,my most favorites are prawn momos from azzuri bay and volcano prawns from Cascade...Prawns has tender flesh hardly needs 2-3 minutes to cook...I dont own a bbq griller,remind you i live in mylapore sandwiched between iyengar and iyer families on the floor..I dont want them to be chased by the smoky aroma...I just skewed all the prawns and capsicum in skewer and tossed them in tawa ,the holy juice of prawns also saved by itself...Its an addictive appetizer for the social gathering..

Prawn Tikka
Ginger garlic paste-2 tsp
Hung curd-2-3 tbsp
Red chilli powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Cumin powder-1/4 tsp
Gram flour-1 tsp
Kasuri methi-1/2 tsp
Butter/Oil for basting and salt to taste

1.Clean and devein the prawn.Marinate with ginger and garlic paste..
Set aside for 20 minutes
2.Now mix curd,red chilli powder,turmeric powder,cumin powder and Kasuri methi.Add garam flour and salt to form a thick paste
3.Add the prawns to the curd mix.Set for an hour
4.Finally baste butter,skewer the prawns and cook on a charcoal griller or a preheated oven@ 300C degrees.
5.Serve hot with mint chutney/dip

Mint Chutney/dip
Mint leaves-1 cup
Coriander stem and leaves-1 cup
Curd-1/2 cup
Garlic-4-5 cloves
Green Chillies-2-3 nos
Chat masala-1/2 tsp(optional)
Cumin powder-1/2 tsp(optional)
Salt to taste
1.Grind mint ,coriander,garlic and green chillies with water until u get smooth paste
2.Mix the mint-coriander to curd and beat it nicely
3.Add salt,chat masala and cumin powder.Serve chilled

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