How to make Mattri (Matri) | Diwali Snacks Recipes | Tea-time Snacks

diwali-snacks-recipes-2013To my dear fans:   The behind the scenes stories will be written after Diwali holidays For now, watch this quick video for making Matris (Punjabi Salt Crackers) and stock them for this Diwali!   For more sweets and snacks recipes to try for this Diwali, Click Here. Mangala from Cooking.Jingalala.Org Eat Well !

How to make Mattri (Matri) | Diwali Snacks Recipes | Tea-time Snacks

diwali-snacks-recipes-2013To my dear fans:   The behind the scenes stories will be written after Diwali holidays For now watch this quick video for making Matris (Punjabi Salt Crackers) and stock them for this Diwali!       Mangala from Cooking.Jingalala.Org Eat Well !

Sivakasi Style Mutton Kari Kuzhambu | Tamilnadu Mutton Gravy Recipe

simple-meat-curry-recipe-indian-style-1.jpg  I have bragged about my Mother’s cooking, maternal Grandmother’s recipes, paternal Grandmother’s recipes, but, never did I mention about my Mother-in-law’s recipes in any post. Did I? This finding was done by the husband. So were the complaints too . In order to react to his complaints , like how people used to have weekly status calls with onsite/offshore team, I had week-end calls scheduled with my offshore team lead (you should understand it’s my mom-in-law, here ). During the calls, I noted down recipes after recipes like: Sivakasi Mutton Kuzhambu, Sivakasi Mutton Varuval, Soose berry, Rava paniyaram, Mundhiri Kotthu, Poori Masala, Maida Maavu Poori, Kotthamalli Chutney, Murukku, Butter Beans Poriyal, Vazhaikai Poriyal, Naattu Kozhi Kuzhambu, Sotru Vattral (Rice Crackers) and what not! My co-sister (who’s from Nagerkoil) helped me with hands-on for few of these recipes. I started to cook food in my mother-in-law’s way . Today, I’ve… Continue reading »

Sivakasi Mutton Kuzhambu | Sivakasi Style Kari Kuzhambu | Mutton Curry Recipe

simple-meat-curry-recipe-indian-style-1.jpg  I have bragged about my Mother’s cooking, maternal Grandmother’s recipes, paternal Grandmother’s recipes, but, never did I mention about my Mother-in-law’s recipes in any post. Did I? This finding was done by the husband. So were the complaints too . In order to react to his complaints , like how people used to have weekly status calls with your onsite/offshore team, I had week-end calls scheduled with my offshore team lead (you should understand it’s my mom-in-law, here ). During the calls, I noted down recipes after recipes like: Sivakasi Nadar Mutton Kuzhambu, Sivakasi Nadar Mutton Varuval, Soose berry, Rava paniyaram, Mundhiri Kotthu, Poori Masala, Maida Maavu Poori, Kotthamalli Chutney, Murukku, Butter Beans Poriyal, Vazhikai Poriyal, Naattu Kozhi Kuzhambu, Sotru Vattral (Rice Crackers) and what not! My co-sister (who’s from Nagerkoil) helped me with hands-on for few of these recipes. I started to cook food in my mother-in-law’s way… Continue reading »

Green Chicken Gravy | Hara Chicken Masala Recipe | Haree Masala Chicken

green-masala-chicken-curry  I already feel like a restaurateur! Yes, I do! I made this Green Chicken Curry and it drifted that special aroma which used to linger along my favorite restaurant into my living room! Read on to see how you can make a Restaurant Style Green Chicken Masala.     The easiest way to make the husband pleased is by trying out different varieties of  curries non-vegetarian curries. My followers know that I spoke more about it in the posts Roasted Lemony Chicken Breast and Lemony Mushroom Marinade. This Haree Masala Chicken is a totally different curry than my usual Pepper Chicken Fry or Kozhi Varuval (Masala Chicken Fry). Different because, unlike the other two recipes, the only whole-spice used in this Greeny Chicken Curry is Cloves. Cloves, for this recipe helps in giving a spicy-sweet aroma that can camouflage the raw smell of the meat. When I say, Green… Continue reading »

Gujarathi Patra Recipe | Alu Vadi Recipe | Pathrode Recipe

gujarati-patra-recipe-alu-vadi-1Patra – An interesting savory snack from the state of Gujrat, India! Interesting, because, I experienced a complete medley of tastes from this snack. It has got a mixture of performance from the tangy tamarind, spicy chili, sharp ginger and sweet jaggery in it. Altogether, the taste is jumbled, but yeah it’s NICE!         I will have to write about my friends Megha, Shruti and Priya before I write about the Patra recipe. My first experience with Patra was at Megha’s house. She is a Gujarathi who was brought up in Andhra. She makes awesome laddus with wheat flour, kous kous and lots of ghee . When I visited her for Gokulashtami pooja, she asked me to try a frozen snack. As she thawed, she spoke about the snack. ‘Meena, you should try this. This is a Gujarathi snack. Savory. Will be awesome! I like it a… Continue reading »

Carrot Chutney Recipe | South Indian Chutney Recipes | Sidedish for Idly Dosai

carrot-chatney-recipe-indian-1  Not all recipes you try from a blog/book/cookery-show turn out to be tasty. I lately tried a Roasted gram Chutney recipe from a book and it turned out to something that tasted like Asian paints exterior emulsion . That’s the downside of hunting and trying out unknown recipes, especially if it did not include any elaborate pictorial instructions. In such cases, I better skip making the recipe or postpone the idea of trying it. However, there are recipes that exist in magazines and books that run to just 2 lines, but the resulting taste will be yummy-licious, just like this Carrot Chutney recipe !     Being a Recipe blogger, I just cannot copy-paste the recipe from that book. Moreover, there exists no recipe in my blog that would run to just 2-lines. [He heeee… my readers would know this ] I don’t know if you remember, we used… Continue reading »

Chicken Biryani Recipe | Murgh Biriyani Recipe | Indian Style

how-to-make-chicken-biryani-recipe-1_thumb.jpg      When my siblings and I used to be younger,Amma makes Biryani very rarely. When it comes to making biriyani at home, the whole family gets together in the kitchen, everybody pretending to help mom . Mom starts by dictating a big list of ingredients, while the sister writes them on a lonngggg sheet of paper. When the father makes a big fuss in going to the market or the stores on other days, he gets ready almost immediately on this particular day knowing the menu. He kick starts his bike, waiting for the complete list and the market bag. He then returns with at least half the market stuffed into a sack bag, buying all and other items that were not in the list too! Mutton, Chicken, Biryani rice, Onions, Tomatoes, Chilies, Cashews, Coconuts, Banana Leaves, Mint leaves, Coriander leaves, Chicken-65 masala, ice creams, betal leaves etc… Continue reading »

Thakkali Pudhina Chutney Recipe | Tomato Mint Chutney Recipe | Idli Dosa Sidedish

thakkali-puthina-chutney-recipe-1.jpgOne of my uncles says, You can make ‘chutney’ with anything edible! just add chilli and something sour and a bit of sweet and salt of course. It’s similar to LIFE! He suggested GoJingalala to go exotic and try various chutneys with different produce… even with horse radish and wood apples . I kinda postponed to implement his suggestions in my chutney recipes until I encountered quite a lot of funny but tasty chutney recipes in a cookbook from where I picked this coriander seeds chutney and ginger chutney. I’m now all set to try out chutneys with various other produce too, say, apple chutney, radish chutney, cabbage chutney, carrot chutney, chowchow chutney, Gooseberry chutney, snake guard chutney, bottle guard chutney and so on. Apart from this list, my mom makes few other unusual chutneys like Pirandai Chutney and Thoothuvalai thogayal. In Madurai, we get fresh brunches of Pirandai from… Continue reading »

Inji Chutney Recipe | Ginger Chutney Recipe | SouthIndian Chutney Recipes

healthy-indian-chutney-recipes-idli-dosai-dip-1.jpgI do not have much to talk about this Inji Chutney Recipe (Ginger Chutney recipe) since it’s taken from the same magazine supplement like this Coriander seeds Chutney (Whole Dhaniya Chutney). I’ve tried many recipes from cookery shows but seldom tried any from magazine supplements. It’s because the recipes in magazines won’t have Step-by-step pictures . They wont have any detailed cooking instructions. We’ll have to imagine and cook whatever their instruction says . And the book from which I picked these chutney recipes was no difference. But still, I thought, why not give it a shot? Such a thought brought in this healthy Fresh Ginger chutney to my kitchen .     So what made me to stack this Ginger root chutney to my blog’s Chutney aisle? It’s its intense flavorful taste: While the tamarind takes care of the tartness, the ginger and the garlic cloves take care of… Continue reading »