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Friday, 23 June 2017

Spicy Cheese Chicken Balls


500 gm boneless chicken, cut into pieces
cheese as required, cut into cubes
3 big garlic cloves
1 big piece ginger, chopped
1 tsp pepper powder
1-2 green chillies
1/2-1 tsp garam masala
1 1/2-2 tbsp cornflour
salt to taste
2 eggs, beaten
bread crumbs as required
oil for frying

  1. In a blender, add the cleaned chicken pieces, garlic, ginger, pepper powder, green chillies and salt and grind to a paste.
  2. Transfer this to a bowl and add garam masala and cornflour and mix well with your hand.
  3. Apply little oil on hand and make lemon sized balls of the mixture and flatten it gently using your fingers.
  4. Then place a cheese cube in the center and then roll it into a ball. Repeat the same with the remaining mixture and cheese cubes.
  5. Beat the eggs in a bowl. Dip each prepared ball in the beaten egg and roll them in bread crumbs.

     6. Heat oil in a pan and gently drop them in the hot oil and fry them in batches until it turns golden brown on low-medium flame.
      7. Remove from the oil and drain them on a paper towel....Serve hot..

Recipe adapted from here...

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Grape Juice / Black Grapes Juice


1/2 kg black grapes, seedless
3 cups of water
1 cups of sugar ( adjust to your sweetness)

  1. Wash the grapes thoroughly and boil it in a large pan/ vessel adding water until the skin of the grapes begins to break.
  2. Switch off the flame and then leave it to cool.
  3. In a blender, add the cooled grapes along with the juice and sugar and blend well.
  4. Strain it through a metal strainer and serve chilled...
  • Add more water if needed and adjust the sugar according to your sweetness....

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Koova Kaachiyathu / Arrowroot Drink


2 1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup coconut milk
3 tsp arrowroot powder/ koovapodi
4-5 tbsp sugar (add to your taste)
a pinch of salt
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
5-6 cashew nuts
5-6 raisins
1 tsp ghee

  1. In a saucepan, add milk, coconut milk, sugar, salt and arrowroot powder and mix well. Keep it on  low-medium flame and bring it to a boil, stirring continuously.
  2. When the mixture starts thickening, add the cardamom powder and mix well.Switch off the flame.
  3. Heat ghee in a small pan and fry the cashew nuts and raisins. Pour this into the koova kaachiyathu and stir well..Serve Warm..

Monday, 19 June 2017



1 cup plain flour/ maida
4 eggs
1 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cashew nuts, chopped
1/4 cup raisins
3-4 tbsp ghee
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
a pinch of salt

  1. In a bowl, mix maida with salt. Add milk and little water to this and make a smooth loose batter and keep it aside.
  2. In another bowl, add the eggs, sugar and cardamom powder and beat well and keep it aside.
  3. Heat a thick bottomed pan and add 1 tbsp ghee and roast cashew nuts and raisins till golden brown and keep it aside.
  4. Spread the ghee evenly on the same pan and pour 1/4 cup of the maida batter to make a layer and sprinkle some cashew nuts and raisins on top. Cover and cook it in low flame for few minutes.
  5. Once this is set, spread 1 tsp ghee on top of that and pour 1/4 cup of egg mixture to form the next layer and sprinkle some cashew nuts and raisins. Again, cook it covered on low flame till sets.
  6. Add 1 tsp ghee and pour the maida batter again on top. Repeat the layering alternatively till all the maida batter and egg mixture is used up, giving enough time to set each layer.
  7. On the top layer, sprinkle more cashew nuts and raisins and allow to cook for some more time at low flame.
  8. Once it is cooked, remove from the flame and keep it aside to cool. Then place it in a plate and cut into desired pieces and serve...

Recipe Source: Malabar Cookery by Thesnim Azeez

Fish Nuggets


1 cup boneless fish pieces, cooked ( I used Kingfish)
1/2-1 tsp pepper powder
1/2- 1 tbsp cornflour
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 egg
oil for frying

  1. Cook the fish adding pepper powder and salt. Then crush/ break it into small pieces and keep it aside.
  2. In a bowl, add the crushed fish, enough cornflour and salt (if needed) and mix well to form a dough.
  3. Make small balls out of it and roll them into the required shape.
  4. Beat the egg in a bowl. Dip each prepared nuggets in it and roll them in bread crumbs.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and fry it till golden brown on both sides...Serve hot with sauce.
Recipe Source: Vanitha Magazine
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