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Indian Spice Roasted Cornish Hen

Indian Spice Roasted Cornish Hen
Roasted Cornish hen can be a perfect recipe for any occasion or small  parties. Roasting cornish hen doesn't need to be intimidating . I have this about whole chicken and turkey, so I tried this one. This is a very basic recipe for Cornish hen  . This is a yummy roast hen with spicy Indian marinade.I tried this recipe for Christmas and it can out perfectly cooked.It is spicy and crispy outside and juicy in the center. This recipe is delicious and easy to make with wonderful flavor of aromatic earthy spices, garlic and the spice kick from dry red chilly. Try this, you will surely love it.

Cornish hen- 2
Ginger garlic paste- 2 1/2 tsp
Butter- 2 tsp
Kashmiri chilly powder- 2 tsp
(Add as per your tolerance )  Dry red chilly- 2 Coriander seeds- 1/2 tsp  Black pepper- 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp Garam Masala powder- 1 tsp Lemon juice- a few drops Oil- 1 tsp Lemon wedges-3-4 slices Garlic pods- 4 Salt to taste


Coconut Pudding

Coconut Pudding
Coconut lovers will surely love this creamy, rich and delicious pudding.If you are obsessed with coconut just like me, try this delicious coconut pudding.Each scoop of this delightfully tender coconut pudding will transports you back to tropical paradise.Coconut pudding is a simple but tastes exotic. Take a look at the list of ingredients,it will make you wonder- tender coconut,tender coconut water, fresh coconut milk, coconut cream,crispy toasted sweet coconut-all in one bowl. You can't get more coconut crazy than this!

There is no special time to make this pudding,but it is perfect for summer time. If you want to make a special dinner try this comforting after dinner treat,your guest will surely love it. In addition to coconut milk this recipe also calls for tender coconut meat.Tender coconut has a sweet and refreshing taste. It also adds to the texture of the pudding.To get the pudding consistency I used gelatin, but you can substitute it with agar-agar or chin…

Beef Vegetable Cutlet

Beef Vegetable Cutlet
Cutlet is a very popular snack in Kerala.This recipe is made with beef and vegetables. Also check my earlier posts of chicken cutlet, fish cutlet and vegetarian version of beetroot and mushroom cutlet. Cutlet is a tempting snack and party-pleasing appetizer. The meat and vegetables are cooked in aromatic spices, breaded and deep fried to make this crispy snack.Beef cutlets is a must have in most Christian wedding parties and also found in restaurants and road side tea stalls. You can make this in advance in bigger batches and it freezes well.So whenever you need cutlet just thaw them and fry. Serve this with ketchup and onion salad and enjoy with a cup of tea.

Beef- 1/2 kg
Potato large-1
Green peas- 1/2 cup
Chopped carrot- 1/2 cup
Chopped beans and bell pepper- 1/4 cup Onion- 1 medium
Green chilly-1 Ginger Garlic paste- 1 tsp Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp Pepper powder-3/4 tsp Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Tomato ketchup- 1 tsp (optional) Meat masala- 1 tbs Chopp…

Kada/ Quail Roast

Kada/ Quail Roast
Kada /Quail is a small sized bird,and its meat in delicious and succulent.Quail meat roasted with earthy spices and can be served for holiday meal. Earlier I shared a Kerala style spicy Kada/quail fry. This recipe is taking the fried quail to the next level-roasting it also with caramelized onion and spices and coconut. It is flavorful and absolutely delicious. Spicy Kerala quail roast has very little gravy and is a semi dry version.It can be paired with rice, chapathi or fried rice.Try this recipe,you will surely love it

Kada/ quail- 4
Chilly powder -1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/3 tsp
Ginger garlic paste- 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For the Masala
Thinly sliced Onion- 2 medium Tomato-1 Crushed shallots- 1/2 cup
Ginger- 2 inch thick piece Garlic- 5-6 pods
Green chilly- 2
Kashmiri Chilly powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Curry leaves - a few Sliced coconut- 2 tbs
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
Roast and make a powder Coriander seeds- 3/4 tsp Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp …

Pineapple Sweet Chili Sauce

Pineapple  Sweet Chili Sauce
Today's recipe is a home made sweet and spicy pineapple chili sauce made with simple ingredients. It has a right balance of flavor,sweetness and the chilies add a kick of spice. It is a perfect condiment and is an addictive dipping sauce.You can also pair it with fried rice, spring rolls or grilled meat or fish.Numerous variations exist for this condiment which is easy to make can be customized.Try this, you will surely love it.

Recipe adapted from: Cooks Southeast Asian by James McNair

Pineapple juice- 2 cup
Finely chopped pineapple- 1 tbs
Bird eye chilly finely chopped- 1 tbs
Chilly flakes- 1 tbs
Minced garlic- 2 tsp
Sugar - 1 1/2 cup
Distilled vinegar- 1/2 cup
Water- 1/2 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp

Into a sauce pan add strained pineapple juice, chopped pineapple,water and sugar and bring it to a boil. Add vinegar,minced garlic, chopped bird eye chili  and dry chilly flakes and salt and stir. Reduce the flame to low and simmer, stirring occasi…

Iced Cinnamon Cookies

Iced Cinnamon Cookies
 Soft and buttery cinnamon cookies with chocolate chips and glazed icing is a delicious holiday cookie. It gives you all the Christmas season joy of making and sharing treats. They taste amazing and is so easy to make.While planning to make holiday treats, I asked my kid what is his favorite one. Out of all he answered chocolate chip cookies.Now I get it, not everyone is a big fan of decadent cakes and treats.I also get cravings to eat cookies once in a while and cinnamon flavored cookies are simply irresistible.

 I used the basic short bread cookie recipe recipe.What is best about short bread cookie dough is that it is very versatile recipe.You can make hundreds of adaptions and add different flavorings. Cinnamon and chocolate chips cookies is perfect tea time snack, or just with a glass of milk.If this wasn't good enough,here is another way you can make it even more amazing with cinnamon glazed icing.This recipe will yield around 16 cookies. Try this you w…

Lychee Cashew Nut Payasam

Lychee Cashew Nut Payasam
Payasam is very popular dessert in Kerala and is made on every special occasions.Payasam is a very satisfying dessert and there are several varieties of payasam. This is a flavorful fruit and nut payasam. It is made with lychee fruit and cashew milk. Lychee is a summer fruit and  is very flavorful, and has a beautiful texture, soft ,translucent and sweet. You can buy cashew milk from the supermarket. I used Silk Creamy Cashew Milk. In addition sago pearls gives this pudding/payasam the desired creamy consistency. You can substitute it with rice or ada.Try this you will surely love it.

Chopped lychee-1 1/2 cup
Cashew Milk- 2 1/2 cup
Condensed milk- 3/4 cup
Cashew nut (to make a paste)- 10-12
Sago pearls/ chowari-1/2 cup
Sugar-3 tbs
Chopped cashew nuts- 8-10
Raisins- a few
Crushed cardamom-3-4
Ghee-2 tsp

First step is to cook the sago. In a heavy bottom pan add 5-6 cups of water and bring to a boil. Add the sago pearls/chowari and allow it to boil…

Chicken Fry- Kodavu style (Coorg)

Chicken fry Kodavu style (Coorg)
 Kodavu Chicken  Fry is very yummy and easy to make chicken recipe. It is basically a dry preparation.I love experimenting with chicken and one of my cousins  shared this beautiful recipe last week. Star ingredient in this recipe is kachampuli or Coorg vinegar. This seems to be one predominant flavor in most Coorg recipe-the sourness from kachampuli. I have earlier posted a Coorg recipe with pork and it also has kachampuli.This chicken fry is unique with right combination of earthy spices and surprise sourness,but it is an extremely delectable chicken fry. You can also use dried kodampuli for this recipe.Serve with rice or chapathi.

Recipe courtesy: My cousin Siddharth 

Chicken - 1 lb
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Oil- 3-4 tbs
Onion- 1 medium
Chilly- 2
Ginger - 1 inch thick
Garlic- 5-6 pods
Curry leaves- a few
Kachampuli- 3/4 - 1 tsp

(or two piece kudampuli )
Coriander leaves- to garnish
Salt to taste

To roast and grind

Vadukapuli Naranga Curry/Wild Lemon Pickle

Vadukapuli Naranga Curry/Wild Lemon Pickle
Vadukapuli naranga curry/ wild lemon pickle is a traditional recipe in Kerala Sadhya. It is a tangy and spicy lemon curry.You can also serve lemon pickle,but vadukapuli naranga curry gives the authentic Sadhya taste. Wild lemon is larger in size, sour to taste and more juicer than regular lemon.It is usually made a day before Sadhya so that it sits and the flavors develop and will be perfect when it is time to serve.It does not have a long shelf life like regular pickle and is more like a spicy curry,but it can kept in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks.Try this spicy condiment,you will surely love it.
Vadakapuli naranga- 2 medium size
Thinly sliced Ginger-2 inch thick piece
Green chilly-3-4
Shallots- 1
Chilly powder- 2 tbs
(or according to your spice tolerance)
Fenugreek powder- 1/2 tsp
Tamarind- small gooseberry sized ball
Jaggery- a small piece
Curry leaves- a few
mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Dry red chilly- 2
Salt to taste

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