Mains

Lemongrass chicken curry with coconut

Thai cuisine is something I enjoy very much due to its deep flavours from the ingredients they use including coconut, galangal, lemongrass and chilli. This recipe is a thai inspired one but also closely resembles in taste to the Kerala chicken curry. Very simple and easy to cook recipe to have with steamed rice.

Lemongrass chicken curry with coconut

  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  1. Chicken – 500 gms
  2. Onions – 2, add more for a thicker gravy
  3. Ginger – a small piece
  4. Garlic – 5 pods
  5. Red chilli – 3 (increase according to heat required)
  6. Fish sauce/Soy sauce – 1 tbsp
  7. Lemongrass – 1 stalk
  8. Thick coconut milk- 1/2 cup
  9. Chicken stock – 3/4 cup
  10. Curry powder – 2tbsp
  11. Coriander leaves – to garnish
  12. Salt and Oil as required

Please watch video for the method:

Mains, Side dish

Pepper chicken masala – restaurant style

My first chicken recipe to share with all of you. It is the hot Pepper Chicken Masala. I am addicted to spicy food and I am sure you will love this too.
A great restaurant style recipe, you don’t have to go to any Anjappar or chettinad restaurant hereafter to have this. Make it at home and enjoy!

Pepper chicken masala

  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  1. Chicken – 750 gms
  2. Red Onions – 4-5
  3. Toamtoes – 2
  4. Green chilli- 1
  5. Curry leaves – few
  6. Cinnamon stick – 1
  7. Coriander leaves – to garnish
  8. Oil – 1/2 cup. Add more if required
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Turmeric powder – 1 tsbp
  11. Ginger garlic paste – 4 tbsp

Ingredients to grind into Pepper masala powder:

  1. Peppercorns – 2 tbsp
  2. Coriander seeds- 3tbsp
  3. Fennel seeds – 1 tsbp
  4. Dry red chillies – 2
  5. Cloves – 2
  6. Cardamom – 4

Please watch video for the method:

Mains

Murungai Keerai Kolambu (Drumstick leaves with Dal curry)

I miss eating so many native vegetables of India and Murungai keerai (drumstick leaves) is one of them. I was so happy to get hold of fresh drumstick leaves here in Melbourne. This keerai kozhambu is one of my favourite curry to have with steamed rice.

It is super healthy and rich in nutrition. If you are low on Iron, this is usually the recommended vegetable. It is rich in protein, vitamins and calcium.
Please find the recipe below:

Murungai Keerai Kolambu

  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  1. Drumstick leaves – 1 cup
  2. Moong dal – 1/4 cup
  3. Toor dal – 1/4 cup ( you can also choose 1/2 cup toor dal and skip the moong dal)
  4. Shallots – 5 or Onion -1
  5. Tomato – 1
  6. Curry leaves – little
  7. Channa dal – 1tsp
  8. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp, Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  9. Oil and salt as needed

Ingredients to grind into powder

Channa dal – 2 tbsp and Coconut – 2 tbsp

Please watch video for the method:

Mains

Egg Kothu Parotta

A light in the main street with people always in front of that shop. What could they be eating I used to wonder when I was a kid. I hear the chopping against the pan loud and clear. Then I knew it is the famous “Kothu Parotta”. A mouth watering dish!

For this recipe the key ingredient is paratha/parotta. I have used frozen parotta and followed pack instructions. You can get it from any Indian/Srilankan grocery shop. The other ingredients are very commonly found.

Please find the video recipe below:

Mains

Stuffed Mushrooms with pan fried Asparagus

It is a great feeling to create a healthy dish. This recipe does just that.

Asparagus has been on my list to cook for a long time. It is known for its health benefits and nutritional value including being high in fiber and rich in vitamins like A,B,C and E.  It is generally served up as a side to a main dish.

The combination of Stuffed mushrooms with Asparagus turned out to be a wonderful light meal. Easy and simple to cook. Hope you like it too.

Please find the video recipe below:

 

 

 

 

Mains

Chilli Basil Stir-fry Noodles

One of my favourite stir fry noodles rich in flavours and equally spicy. It brings memories of the Chatswood street food place we often go to while in Sydney to enjoy this dish .

Things you need:
1. Noodles cooked – 2-3 cups
2. Few cut vegetables of choice – I used carrots, beans mushroom, broccoli, red pepper and tofu
3. Chilli flakes-1-2tsp
4. Ginger garlic paste
5. Basil leaves- few
6. Oil and salt as required

Please watch video for method.