Some Indian Food recipes and Kitchen Tips

Tips on Indian Cooking

When I started cooking first I had to learn everything by trial and error. These are some of my recipes for my daughters who are both newly married [:-)] whenever they feel nostalgic for Mom's cooking. Others are also welcome !

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Digestive powder, anna podi

Take 100 gm each of the following ingredients:
Cumin seeds
Dried Ginger(peeled and chopped)
Thipplili (available in Indian Tamil medicine shop)
Dried Curry leaves
Dry roast all the above mentioned till golden one by one and keep in a bowl to cool. Take the pan off the heat. Dry toast 50gm perungayam (heeng) in the hot pan with the heat off and put in 100 gm rock salt and stir with it. Add these too to the bowl of condiments.
When cool grind to a powder in a mixer grinder and store in an airtight jar.
Take a tsp of the powder mixed with a quarter cup of cooked rice and ghee or til oil  before eating your regular meal at least thrice a week for good digestion.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Chicken fritters, Chicken Fry

Boneless chicken pieces, preferably breast pieces cut into strips, half kg
Cashew pieces 50gm 
Ginger garlic paste 1tbsp
Corn flour 1/4cup 
Rice flour 1/4 cup 
Coriander leaves chopped1tbsp 
Pudhina ,,,,1tbsp 
Green chilli chopped 5
Egg 1
Lemon juice 1
Curd 1tbsp
Salt to taste
Mix all well.Marinate for an hour.
Heat oil for deep frying.
Deep fry on medium heat for ten minutes till golden brown. (Take care not to overheat the oil as the chicken will burn on the outside and undercooked inside.)