Author: Arthi Balaji

Mutton Brain Masala
Mutton and Lamb

Mutton Brain Masala

Mutton Brain Masala is a popular South Indian delicacy. Ingredients: Goat Brain – 4 Shallots (Sambar Onions) – 20, chopped Tomatoes – 2, chopped Green Chillies – 4, chopped Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder – 4 tsp Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder – 1/4 […]

Warm Potato and Chicken Salad
Chicken, Potato, Salad

Warm Potato and Chicken Salad

A simple, delicious and easy to make salad for lunch or dinner. Ingredients: Chicken – 1 1/2 cups, cooked, skinless, boneless Baby Potatoes – 400 gms Mayonnaise – 1/4 cup Dijon Mustard Paste – 3/4 tblsp Lemon Juice – 3 tsp Onion – 1, small, cut into wedges Mint Leaves […]

Prawn Golden Fry
Prawn

Prawn Golden Fry

These delicious golden fried prawns are a great appetizer snack for any occasion and meal. Ingredients: Prawns – 500 gms, cleaned, washed, deveined Corn Flour – 4 tsp Maida – 4 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder – 3 to 4 tsp Oil as required for […]

Eral Milagu Varuval (Prawn Pepper Fry)
Prawn

Eral Milagu Varuval (Prawn Pepper Fry)

A popular, delicious and easy to make South Indian dish. Serve with rice. Ingredients: Eral (Prawns) – 500 gms, cleaned, deveined Garlic – 10 to 12 cloves, finely chopped or minced Black Peppercorns – 30 to 35, coarsely crushed Curry Leaves – handful Green Chillies – 6, chopped Coconut Oil […]

Andhra Prawn Fry
Prawn

Andhra Prawn Fry

A great starter or a side dish with rice, this Andhra style Prawn Fry is easy to make and is delicious. Ingredients: Prawns – 250 gms, deveined, cleaned, washed Shallots (Sambar Onions) – 4 to 5, finely chopped Green Chilli – 1, finely chopped Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp […]

Malabar Chicken Roast
Chicken

Malabar Chicken Roast

A mouth-watering Kerala style chicken roast with chicken cooked in a spicy masala. Serve with rice or as a side dish to roti, naan or paratha. Ingredients: Chicken – 250 gms, boneless, skinless, chopped Onion – 2, finely chopped Tomatoes – 2, finely chopped Green Chillies – 2, chopped Coriander […]

Mutton Kuzhambu
Mutton and Lamb

Tirunelveli Mutton Kuzhambu

Tirunelveli is a flourishing district of Tamil Nadu also referred as Nellai by the local Tamilians. Apart from the tourist destinations and rich cultural heritage, the place is also known for its culinary culture and lip-smacking non-vegetarian dishes. Tirunelveli Mutton Kuzhambu is a spicy and delicious mutton curry recipe that […]

Salem Pichu Potta Kozhi Varuval (Shredded Chicken Fry)
Chicken

Shredded Chicken Fry

Also known as Salem Shredded Chicken Fry (or Salem Pichu Potta Kozhi Varuval), this is a popular dish served in restaurants. Ideal as a side dish to any main course or as an evening snack, they can also be used as a filling for wraps. Ingredients: Chicken – 300 gms, […]

Honey Glazed Chicken Wings
Chicken

Honey Glazed Chicken Wings

A perfect appetizer/snack for any parties, special occasions or even on a weeknight dinner. Ingredients: Chicken Wings – 700 gms Honey – 1/4 cup Butter – 2 tblsp Garlic – 1 clove, minced Red Chilli Flakes – 1/2 tsp Olive Oil – 3 tsp Black Pepper Powder – 1/4 tsp […]

Mint Lamb Lollipops
Mutton and Lamb

Mint Lamb Lollipops

A simple and delicious appetizer for parties or special occasions, these lamb lollipops marinated in a mint marinade are best served with a dipping sauce of choice. Ingredients: Lamb Chops – 4, trimmed For the marinade: Mint Leaves – 1/2 cup, finely chopped Garlic – 2 cloves, crushed Olive Oil […]

Masala Prawns
Prawn

Masala Prawns

This is a dry dish served as an appetizer or starter. They can also be served with rice or rotis. Ingredients: Shrimps – 12 to 15, shelled, deveined Lime Juice – 1 1/2 tblsp Sambar Onion (Shallot) – 1, minced Ginger – 4 to 5 tsp, peeled, minced Chaat Masala […]

Crab Cakes
Crab

Sweet Chilli Crab Cakes

A delicious appetizer or starter, these crab cakes are a popular crowd pleaser. Simple and easy to make, they are perfect for a lunch, dinner or party. Ingredients: Crab Meat – 200 gms Potato – 1, grated Carrot – 1, grated Spring Onions – 2 to 3, finely chopped Coriander […]

Chicken Ishtu
Biryani, Chicken

Chicken Ishtu

Chicken Ishtu (or also known as Chicken Ishtoo) is a quick and easy to make tasty chicken side dish. Typically served with naans or parathas, they are also good with biryani or pulao varieties. The Kerala style Chicken Ishtu uses coconut milk while this version is more popular in North […]

Lamb Kofta Curry
Mutton and Lamb

Lamb Kofta Curry

A delicious and easy to make lamb kofta in a creamy and flavourful curry. Best served with hot rice or naan. Ingredients: Minced Lamb – 200 gms Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp Garlic – 1 clove, crushed Salt as per taste Black Pepper Powder as per taste Oil – […]

Mutton Ginger Varuval
Mutton and Lamb

Mutton Ginger Varuval

A popular South Indian dish with mutton, mango ginger, tomatoes and onions. Easy to make, this is best served with rice or roti. Ingredients: Mutton – 400 gms, boneless, skinless, finely chopped Sambar Onions (Shallots) – 200 gms, finely chopped Tomatoes – 100 gms, finely chopped Ginger – 50 gms […]

Mutton Biryani with Coconut Milk
Biryani, Mutton and Lamb

Mutton Biryani with Coconut Milk

Mutton Biryani is a very popular dish across India. With numerous regional variations, it is a dish often found in weddings or special occasions. This variation is made with coconut milk and is best served with onion raita. Ingredients: Mutton – 500 gms, chopped Basmati Rice – 500 gms Ghee […]

Chicken Ghee Roast
Chicken

Chicken Ghee Roast

A delicious and popular Mangalore style Chicken Ghee Roast that can be served with rice items, chapati, roti or naan. Ingredients: Boneless Chicken – 500 gms, chopped into bite-sized pieces Tomatoes – 1/4 cup, chopped Onions – 1/4 cup, finely chopped Coconut Milk – 3 tblsp (you can also use […]

Spicy Pork Noodles
Pork

Spicy Pork Noodles

A quick and easy to make noodles with pork. Ingredients: Minced Pork – 250 gms Rice Noodles – 1 cup, cooked Red Curry Paste – 2 tblsp (available in major supermarkets) Fish Sauce – 1/2 tsp Lime Juice – 3 tsp Peanut Oil – 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder (or […]

Avarakkai (Broad Beans)
Beans, Pulao

Avarakkai Pulao (Broad Beans Pulao)

Avarakkai (Broad Beans) is a popular and nutritious vegetable. Rich in fibre, protein, iron, folate, vitamins and minerals, they are typically used to be poriyal, curries or used to make Avial alongside other veggies. This pulao is best served with a raita of choice. Ingredients: Avarakkai (Broad Beans) – 200 […]

Spicy Meatballs
Chicken, Middle Eastern, Mutton and Lamb

Spicy Meatballs

These simple and easy to make meatballs with either chicken or lamb makes a great party appetizer. They are also great for any meal and can be paired with most gravies. Serve them with a gravy/main dish of choice or with a pita bread, salsa and salad. Ingredients: Minced Chicken […]

Chettinad Fish Fry
Fish

Chettinad Fish Fry

This chettinad style fish fry is simple, easy to make and tastes delicious.  Fish fillet marinated in chettinad style masala and then shallow fried in oil. Ingredients: Fish Fillet – 1 (preferably pomfret) Shallot (Sambar Onion) – 1, peeled Turmeric Powder – a pinch Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp […]

Fried Chicken Wings
Chicken, Chinese

Fried Chicken Wings

These simple, delicious chicken wings are marinated and then fried until crispy. Best served as an appetizer or as a party snack. Ingredients: Chicken Wings – 250 gms (drumettes or you can also use the middle section if preferred) Maida – 2 tbllsp Corn Flour – 2 tblsp Oil for […]

Beef Stir-Fry
Beef

Beef Stir-Fry

An easy to make stir-fry with a choice of vegetables. Feel free to add/remove vegetables and best served with cooked rice or egg fried rice. Ingredients: Steak – 350 gms, cut into 1/4 inch slices (or cubes) Green Chillies – 2 tsp, finely chopped, seeds removed Garlic – 1 clove, […]

Homemade Wheat Halwa
Halwa

Homemade Wheat Halwa

This homemade Wheat Halwa (Tirunelveli Halwa) is one of the most popular halwa varieties in South India, especially in Tamilnadu. This traditional halwa is made using flour, sugar and ghee. Often made during special occasions and festivals, the halwa makes a delicious dessert for any meal. Ingredients: Wheat Flour – […]

Rice Vada (Arisi Vada)
Vada

Arisi Vadai (Rice Vada)

Vada is a popular South Indian tea time / evening snack served with chutney and sambar of choice. Ingredients: Idli Rice (Parboiled Rice) – 6 cups Toor Dal – 1 cup Dry Red Chillies – 8 Coriander Seeds – 2 tsp Curry Leaves – few Asafoetida – little piece Ginger […]