Saturday, 31 May 2014


ANCHOVIES/ natholi Fry


  1. Cleaned Netholi  -  250 gm
  2. Kashmiri chili powder- 2 tsp
  3. Coriander powder-1 1/2 tsp
  4. Black pepper powder-1/4 to 1/2 tsp
  5. Fennel powder- 1 pinch
  6. Ginger-crushed-1/2 " piece
  7.  Curry leaves- 2 to 3 sprigs
  8. Oil for frying
  9. Garlic-crushed-3 cloves
  10. Curry leaves- few
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Water-as required


Combine all the ingredients for the masala to form a thick paste.Mix anchovies with this masala paste and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan and add curry leaves ,let it splutter.

Now add anchovies and shallow fry ,turning once in between until done.

Friday, 30 May 2014




Prawns                       - 250gms  peeled
Chilly powder            - ½ tsp
Coriander powder    – ½ tsp
Turmeric powder     - ½ tsp
Garam masala          - ½ tsp
Ginger garlic paste   – 2 tsp
Coconut pieces tiny  – ¼ cup
Kudam puli                 – 1-2 pieces
Sliced onion                 – 2
Salt  to taste
Coconut oil
Curry leaves


Clean prawns .

Combine prawns with  chilly powder , coriander powder , turmeric powder and garam masala for marination and keep aside for 15 to 20 minutes.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds,let it splutter.Now add ginger,garlic,shallots and coconut pieces.Saute for 1 or 2 minutes.

Now add green chilies and fenugreek powder.Mix well for few seconds.

Add the marinated prawns and curry leaves.Add more salt if required.Cover and cook over medium low heat, just until done.


Tuesday, 27 May 2014




1.            Raw mango ( Chopped)- 3 cups
2.            Kashmiri chili powder- 5 to 6 tbsp
3.            Turmeric powder-1 tsp
4.            Fenugreek powder-1/4 tsp
5.            Asafoetida powder-1/2 tsp
6.            Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
7.            Fenugreek seeds-1/2 tsp
8.            Kurryleaves- 2 sprigs
9.            Oil-3 to 4 tbsp
10.         Salt to taste
11.         Vinegar-1/8 cup


·                     Combine together chopped mango,kashmiri chili powder,turmeric powder,asafoetida , fenugreek powder and salt to taste.Mix well and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
·                     Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and let it splutter,now add fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.Saute for a few seconds.
·                     Now reduce the flame to low and add the marinated chopped mango and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes,stirring well in between. ( or until the skin turns greenish brown,see above picture)
·                     Switch off the flame and allow it to cool completely.Add vinegar and mix well,adjust salt level if required.
·                     Transfer if to a glass jar  with a tight lid.Serve with rice.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Stir-Fried Tindora Recipe

Stir-Fried Tindora Recipe / Kovakka Mezhukkupuratti


Kovakka / Tindora - 100 gms

Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp

Onions - 1 medium

Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp

Curry leaves - 1 strand

Salt - to taste


Cut kovakka in long slender pieces and boil in very little water with salt.

Heat oil, add mustard and saute the onions, also cut in long pieces. When it has turned golden brown, fry the ginger garlic paste in it. Then add the chilly powder and curry leaves and cook for another minute. Finally add the kovakka and stir till the pieces have turned golden.Then Serve hot as an accompaniment to rice.

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