Thursday, 25 April 2013

My 200th Post:Tom Yum Soup

100 g of boneless chicken (sliced thinly)
1 cup of oyster mushroom
1/4 cup of shrimp (cleaned)
1/4 cup of carrot (sliced)
2 stalk of lemongrass
3 bird eye chilli (slit)
1 tomato (cut into wedges)
1 onion (cut into wedges)
2 tomyam soup cubes/ paste
A bunch of coriander leaves
2 liters of water
Fish sauce to taste

In a pan boil water and add in the tom yum flavored cubes, once boiled add carrot, lemongrass, bird eye chilli, onion, tomato, oyster mushroom, chicken and shrimp. Let these ingredients cook, add fish sauce if needed and garnish with coriander leaves. Now our Tom Yum soup is ready to be served.

Do try and let me know how it turned out for you!

Monday, 22 April 2013

Egg and Sausage Stir Fry


3 sausages (cut thinly)
2 eggs (beaten)
2 large onion (chopped)
2 garlic pods (chopped)
2 bird eye chilli (chopped)
1 tsp of meat curry powder
2 tbsp of coriander leaves
A pinch of salt
1 tbsp of oil

In a pan heat oil, add in chopped onions, garlic and chilli stir for a minute then add in the sausages and fry the sausages until its slightly browned, now add in meat curry powder and salt stir for a couple of minutes. Finally add in the beaten egg and fry like making scrambled eggs but to smaller pieces just like the above picture. Add in coriander leaves and mix well, now our Egg and Sausage Stir Fry is ready to be served. Best eaten with white rice, bread and roti.

Do try and let me know  how it turned out for you!

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Simple Clear Chicken Soup

Hi, everyone, I'm glad to meet all of you after a long break. Some of you might be thinking what have happened to Arthy,she is missing in action. Anyway to be frank, I have been extremely busy with work, work and work only, I have cooked many dishes all these days but never had enough time to take pictures. Now let us take a look at what I have to share with you today, Simple Clear Chicken Soup.


100g of boneless chicken (sliced thinly)
1 pc of chicken carcass/ bones (optional
10 pcs of white fish balls
1/2 a carrot (sliced)
A handful of cabbage (cut coarsely)
A handful of cilantro leaves
A handful of spring onion (sliced)
1 chicken stock cube (store bought)
1.5 liter of water

In a pan, boil water, stock cube, chicken carcass until the stock reduces to 2/3. Now add in chicken slices, carrot, cabbage and fish balls, let it simmer until chicken is completely cooked. Finally before serving add in cilantro and spring onion. Adjust seasoning if needed and now our Simple Clear Chicken Soup is now ready to be served.

Do try and let me know how it turned out for you!

Monday, 8 April 2013

Announcing Home Bakers Challenge

We are a group of friends who love baking have joined hands together. Our motive is to learn and excel in baking, helping each other. One fine day, we were discussing about Baking and its techniques and suddenly we got an idea what if we start a group and bake together, so that we can learn things together. Thus this group, Home Bakers Challenge was born. This is how it works, every month one person of the team will suggest a recipe and all the members have to bake the recipe and reveal it on the said date. By doing this we get to learn new techniques and explore the side of baking which otherwise we would not have ventured so. With the support and suggestions from the group members this is possible. Do you find this interesting? Do you love baking? Do you want to learn new techniques? If your answer is yes, then come and join hands with us.

We have created a group in Face book, do join us there, for more information on the our Facebook group.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Karuvadu Varuval/ Salted Fish Fry

200g of salted fish (soaked in hot water for 30 minutes if salty)
2 tbsp of chilli paste
3 onions (sliced)
1 tsp of chilli sauce
2 cups of water
Oil to fry

Drain the salted fish and shallow fry until golden and keep aside. Blend chili paste and 2 sliced onions with 1 cup of water. Heat oil and fry balance of the sliced onions until translucent then pour the blended paste and balance 1 cup of water until, boil this until the raw smell is gone and sambal thickens, now add in the chilli sauce and mix well. Add the fried salted fish and pour slightly more oil so that the paste will be really cooked and color turns darker just like in the picture above. You can remove the excess oil after cooking, the sambal should completely cover the salted fish until then you have to let the gravy thicken. Now our Karuvadu Varuval is ready to be served.

I have used salted shark fish/sura

Do try and let me know how it turned out for you!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Drumstick Leaves Thanni Chaar

2 cups of drumstick leaves
1/2 cup of masoor dal (soaked)
1 onion sliced thinly
1 green chilli (slit)
3 garlic pods (peeled)
1 tbsp of coconut cream
Salt to taste

Boil masoor dal until the dal is cooked and soft, add sliced onions, garlic and green chilli let it simmer further, now add in the leaves and boil for another 5 minutes. Finally add coconut cream and salt, add salt to your preference. 

Now our Drumstick Leaves Thanni Chaar is ready to be served. Do try and let me know how it turned for you!