Food luvrs

It is said that way to mans heart is through his stomach so to impress Ur dear ones i would like to share some of my recipes which are konkani and also non Konkani traditional food. I have learn t them from different people, books, watching different TV programs, internet etc due to my interest in cooking and the guidance from my dearest Mom. I must admit most part of inspiration has come to me from my mother who is an excellent cook. i know i cant match with her still i would like to do good cause of sharing the recipes thr my blog and would be happy to hear success stories from you who have tried recipes posted here. It would be my pleasure, if you’ve benefited in some way by what you read on this blog.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Araroot cake ( Duddali)

This was my first try for duddali, all time favourite. Always my mom used to prepare this n i used to finish it fully. 
 2tbsp Araroot powder
 1tsp cardamom powder
 3tbsp sugar
 2cup of milk
 water if required
 1tbsp Ghee
 5strands of saffron soaked in milk

  1. soak the araroot powder overnight in water and drain it next morning.
  2. Mix in milk and sugar and also cardamom powder. Add saffron mixed in milk. Pour the mixture in the pan and heat the mixture. 
  3. Add water if required and also add ghee and stir continusouly till no lumps are formed and the mixture is thickened very well.
  4. Grease the plate and pour the mixture in the plate and allow to cool. Cut the cake into square pieces.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Bhindi masala fry

very yummy and very easy to make this recipe. Recipe credit goes to my mom as always.

 500g Bhindi, chopped as seen in pic
 2 onions chopped
 1 large tomatoes, chopped
 4 garlic cloves
 1 tsp chilli powder
 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
 1/2 tsp coriande powder
 1 strands of curry leaves
 1/2 tsp mustard seeds

  1. Heat 1tbsp of oil in a kadai, Add mustard seeds, when it splutters add curry leaves.
  2. Now add onions fry till translucent, add salt, turmeric powder, fry for 30sec.
  3. Add bhindi, tomatoes, chilli powder, garam masala powdr, coriander powder and crushed garlic. Mix well and fry till bhindi is cooked. donot add water while cooking.
  4. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Corn Pulao

 1 cup Basmati rice, soaked for 1hr and then drained
 1 cup corn kennels
 1 big onions, sliced
 6 garlic flakes, crushed
 1" ginger paste
 3 cloves
 1" cinnamon
 1 aniseed
 2 bay leaf
 1 tsp chilli powder
 2 maggi cubes
 5 mint leaves
 coriander leaves chopped

  1. Heat 1tbsp of ghee in apressure cooker, Add cloves, cinnamon, aniseed, bayleaf. fry for 10sec.
  2. Add Onions, garlic n ginger. Fry till translucent.
  3. Now add chilli powder, maggi cubes, and corn kennels. fry for 2 min. Now add mint leaves and 1/2 of chopped coriander leaves. fry.
  4. Add drained rice and fry for a min. now add 1 1/2 cup water and cook for 1 whistle.
  5. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Gingerly gobi

  2 Cups Cauliflower, medium size florets
  1 Tablespoon Ginger, grated
  1 Tablespoon Cilantro (Coriander Leaves), chopped
  1 Teaspoon Soy Sauce
  1 Tablespoon Ketchup
  1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper powder
  Salt to Taste


  1. Heat a large skillet or wok over medium heat, add oil.
  2. Add grated ginger and stir-fry for few seconds. Add cauliflower florets stir fry for few minutes or until crisp tender.
  3. Add chopped cilantro, soy sauce, ketchup, black pepper powder and salt, mix well. Stir and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Goes well with Chappati n white rice.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mushroom chilli fry

 20 button mushrooms, cut into quatered
 1 bunch spring onions, chopped
 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
 1tbsp soya sauce
 1tbsp vinegar
 slat to tatse
 2 green chillies, chopped
 1 small capsicum, cubes
 1 tsp pepper powder, fresh

  1. Heat 1tbsp of oil, Add freshly grounded pepper, fry for a min, then add green chillies and onions dont add green portion of spring onions. fry till translucent.
  2. Now add mushroom, salt, soya sauce, capsicum and ginger garlic paste. and cook till mushrooms are cooked.
  3. Now add vinegar mix well. add spring onions.
  4. garnish with coriander leaves.

Chicken kobab

 1kg Chicken pieces
 3tsp ginger garlic paste
 1/2tsp turmeric powder
 2tsp red chilli powder
 handfull of chopped coriander leaves
 handfull of chopped mint leaves
 11/2tsp garam masala powder
 1 cup coconut milk
 salt to taste
 1tsp lime juice
 1tbsp green chilli paste
 2tbsp oil

  1. Heat 2tbsp of oil in a pan, Now add 2tsp of ginger garlic paste, fry for a couple of minutes.
  2. Now add chicken pieces, Mix well. Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, fry for 5 min.
  3. Add coconut milk, chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves. fry again for 5 min.
  4. Now add green chilli paste, garam masala powder and salt. add 1 tsp of oil. Mix well.
  5. Add 1tsp of lime juice. Mix well, cover and cook for 15 min or till the chicken is cooked and gravy is thickened completely.
  6. Now add 1 tsp of ginger garlic paste, mix well and fry for 2 min.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves.