Friday, 19 December 2014

Tandoori Mushroom Tikka Recipe

 
Tandoori Mushroom Tikka Recipe
Tandoori Mushroom Tikka Recipe

Tandoori Mushroom Tikka with Indian Spices, a healthy and protein rich tandoori recipe made from button mushrooms.
I have used homemade tandoori masala to prepare this recipe which gives excellent results and fresh flavor. The chilies which I have used to prepare tandoori powder doesn't give dark red color. If you want it to be dark red color, then try adding edible red color or use Kashmir red chilies to prepare masala.
Since the mushrooms leave lot of water, it would be better to add thick curd / yogurt and less salt. You can use the watery paste to prepare tikka masala later and simply coat the marinated mushrooms with besan flour at the time of grilling.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Baked Whole Fish Masala in Banana Leaf - Indian Style

Baked Whole Fish Masala in Banana Leaf - Indian Style
Baked Whole Fish Masala in Banana Leaf - Indian Style

Baked Whole Fish Masala / Meen Pollichattu, a healthy indian style fish masala preparation which can be enjoyed with rice.
This method can be tried with any fish like Pearl Spot / Karimeen, Red Snapper / Sankara and Ayala. I have always tried fish masala recipe on stove top or steamer method. Those who doesn't have oven or otg, can try this recipe using steamer or cook in pan. We can either use fried fish or raw fish to prepare this masala. Either way gives good results.
I have used coconut oil here to bring out the flavors of coconut in masala, but you can also use any other vegetable oil or olive oil.
You can use coconut milk to prepare thick masala, which will give a different flavor. But using coconut flakes gives crunchy taste and that's what my husband also likes. The crunchy taste reminds us of Pallipalayam Chicken Masala. Try this delicious preparation for Christmas / New Year menu and enjoy with your family.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Rice & Coconut Milk Halwa Recipe - Kerala Special

 
Rice & Coconut Milk Halwa Recipe - Kerala Special
Rice & Coconut Milk Halwa Recipe - Kerala Special

Rice & Coconut Milk Halwa, a Kerala special halwa made with rice flour, coconut milk and jaggery. This process takes about 30-40 mins, but its all worth. These halwa will melt in mouth as they are very soft and flavored with ghee, which makes it more rich.
One of my malayali friend mom would serve this halwa on the day of Christmas and I was looking for this recipe for past 2 years. I have referred "Kerala Essential Cookbook". The original recipe calls for 1 kg rice flour, but I have reduced the quantities according to our requirement. With the below mentioned quantity, you would get around 20-25 halwa squares. 
I have reduced jaggery quantity to 1 and 1/2 cup. The color of halwa depends upon the type of jaggery used. It is similar to Black Halwa / Karutha Halva. You can replace jaggery with sugar.