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Finger chips tossed with herbs

This  is one of the most commonly served starter . They can be savored  anytime , day or night . Be it kids or elders , all enjoy and relish it . This compliments well with tomato ketchup . This is the star of any party . You may serve these munchies only with salt  or with salt and chilly ... Read More »

Bread biryani

Bread biryani is  one of my favourite biryani. I Just love to savor the  crunchy bread croutons.This is one of the tastiest biryani that will leave you asking for more.I used to  really enjoy the biryani served at  the GSB weddings where they to used to garnish  with bread croutons.Few restaurants in Mangalore too serve the biryani garnished with bread croutons,which I ... Read More »

Tips on cooking

Source:Internet To make 1 cup of dal, add atleast 2-3 cups of water, depending on the type of dal. Soak whole pulses overnight and other dals for one hour before cooking. Always add hot water to the gravy to enhance the taste. Add 1 Tbsp of hot oil to the dough for making Kachories or Kulchas. Always use heavy bottomed ... Read More »

Tips on gravies

Source :Internet Always use ghee  with or instead of oil, which gives a good flavour to the gravy. If oil alone is used, it does not get separated easily from the ground mixture, as ghee separates from it. Fry the ground masala in reduced flame, so that it retains its colour and taste. Little plain sugar or caramelised sugar added ... Read More »

Tips on frying

 Source:Internet I found these tips useful so thought so sharing it. Heat the oil thoroughly before adding seasonings or vegetables. Fry the seasonings until they change color, to get full flavour of seasonings. If masala sticks to the pan that shows quantity of fat included is not enough. Add some hot oil and 1/2 tsp of baking soda in batter while ... Read More »

Tips on cutting

Source:Internet Tips On Cutting & Peeling : Tips On Cutting & Peeling : Wash vegetables before peeling or cutting to preserve the water soluble vitamins. Peel vegetables as thinly as possible to preserve the minerals and vitamins. Soak potatoes and eggplant after cutting, to avoid discoloration. If you boil vegetables in water, do not throw the water, keep it to ... Read More »

Egg ghee roast biryani

Egg ghee roast biryani is an excellent biryani.I first tasted chicken ghee roast biryani is Froth on top,so keeping that in mind I tried to create this dish.Ghee roast is a specialty of Mangalore.There are various versions of the recipe. This is a very spicy biryani where people will drool at the sight of it.This became a super hit at ... Read More »

Prawns Kalimirch

When it comes to cooking seafood the first thing comes in mind is Prawns.Kalimirch is nothing but  Black Peppercorns.They are very healthy and it should be included in the daily diet.This dish is very spicy and peppery. Ingredients 1: Powder: Jeera-1/2 tsp Coriander seeds-2tbsp Cloves-3-4 Cinnamon-1” Black pepper -2tsp Dry roast the above spices and powder it. Ingredients 2 : ... Read More »

Lemon Chicken

Lemon is the smallest citrus fruit which is rich in Vitamin C.They  are packed with numerous health benefiting nutrients.The fruit is low in calories.I experimented this dish on my daughter Sanjana s demand.So if u like tangy lemony dish,here is the recipe to tantalize your taste buds. Ingredients:  Chicken- ½ kg Lime-1 Capsicum-1 Green chillies-8 Cornflour-2tsp Lime juice-2limes Pepper pd-1tsp ... Read More »

Crackling Spinach

Spinach is a source of Vitamin A. It is rich in iron,calcium and protein. It is a powerful disease fighting antioxidant. Coming back to the recipe first time I ever tasted this dish  was  in Mainland China. I found this recipe in their website and tried it . It turned  out excellent.      Ingredients: Spinach- 1 bunch  Cornflour – 2-3 ... Read More »