Mutton Salna

A traditional Mutton Salna recipe that is so popular in madurai with rich flavours that makes it perfect to serve with parota.Mutton pieces are cooked in onion and tomato based gravy with ground nuts, coconut and few spices to enhance the flavour .Lot of variations are there in making Salna but the basic ingredients are … Continue reading Mutton Salna

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Chicken Butter Masala

Chicken butter masala is one of the most popular non veg side dish of Indian cuisine. It's an onion and tomato based gravy thst is so rich and creamy with succulent, juicy boneless chicken pieces. Adding kastoori methi and masala items adds more flavour to the gravy.Sauteing the ingredients in butter is very important for … Continue reading Chicken Butter Masala

Crab Rasam / Nandu Rasam

An authentic chethinad crab rasam recipe that is so flavourful with freshly ground ingredients.Just roast the ingredients in ghee for 3 mins and grind to smooth paste.For almost all rasam recipes,the base is either tamarind or tomato to bring out the tangy taste.Usually cooked dal is added to enhance the taste,but here crab gives such … Continue reading Crab Rasam / Nandu Rasam

Chicken Bharta

Creamy chicken gravy with boneless chicken pieces cooked in tomato and onion based gravy with cashew paste,curd and some spices for a rich flavour.This is definitely not Kolkata style bharta recipe where they use shredded chicken with boiled egggs. A very simple ,spicy dish that takes just 15 -20 mins to make and goes well … Continue reading Chicken Bharta

Naatu Kozhi Rasam / Chicken Rasam

Naatu kozhi rasam is prepared using chicken stock with some freshly ground ingredients ,you can also use readymade rasam powder.To make chicken stock,pressure cook naatu kozhi with salt and water.You would need  a cup of chicken broth to serve two people.This rasam is usually served with steamed rice or you can just have it as … Continue reading Naatu Kozhi Rasam / Chicken Rasam

Simple Kaadai Fry / Ullan Fry / Quail Fry

Kaadai/ Ullan is a small bird and weighs just 150 g with not much flesh like chicken but tastes so much like chicken.Any chicken recipes can be tried with Kaadai (Quail)as it goes well with all masalas we use for cooking chicken.There is no need to pressure cook them ,they get cooked very quickly in … Continue reading Simple Kaadai Fry / Ullan Fry / Quail Fry

Sardine Fish Curry / Mathi Meen Kulambu

Chennaites are really Seafood lovers for we get fresh seafoods from our beautiful Marina beach.And Chennai people are well versed in cooking fishes, prawns and crabs.The preparation of Fish kulambu varies from region to region but the common ingredients are tamarind, tonatoes and onions.In my native place Virudhunagar, we make fish kulambu with just shallots … Continue reading Sardine Fish Curry / Mathi Meen Kulambu

Virudhunagar Mutton Chukka / Kari Vathakal

Mutton is cooked and enjoyed in varied ways all over the world.In India mutton recipes are a must for every festive seasons and special occasions at home. This mutton chukka recipe is from my native place Virudhunagar,very simple to make for it requires very few ingredients that doesn't need to be ground .Many chukka recipes … Continue reading Virudhunagar Mutton Chukka / Kari Vathakal

Keluthi Meen Kulambu / Catfish Curry

Keluthi meen is a fresh water fish with long whiskers and may be that is the reason they are called Catfish in english.Keluthi meen (catfish) tastes so good compared to the sea water fishes especially for they are caught and sold alive.As there is no preservatives used to store them, they are healthy and so … Continue reading Keluthi Meen Kulambu / Catfish Curry