Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Paneer Aloo Tikki

Paneer Aloo Tikki..

Ingredients :

Onion -1
Potatoes -4
Greenchillies  -4
Paneer 1/2 cup
salt per taste
3 tsp oil
Turmeric 1/2tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp


Chop the onions into fine pieces..Boil potatoes peel the skin off and mash it..Heat a pan add onions green chillies turmeric and add mashed potatoes and garam masala at the end add grated paneer and turn off the flame Mix all..

Make small balls from these and press each of them lightly to form a circular shape..sprinkle oil on have add these tikkis to it and  shallow fry them..serve with ketchup..


Umita Unni

Thursday, August 2, 2012



Ingredients :

1 cup Gram flour (Basin)
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 cup shredded cabbage
2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
1 tablespoon kasuri methi
2 chopped green chili (adjust to taste)
1 teaspoon cumin seed (jeera)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
2 tablespoons oil

For Seasoning and Garnish:

2 tablespoons oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
3 whole red chili
chopped cilantro for garnish.

Mixgram flour, whole-wheat flour, fenugreek, cumin seed, turmeric, green chili, sugar, salt n a bowl
Add the cabbage to the flour mixture and mix well. .
Make cylinder shapes with the dough n steam cook for 20 mins ..when they are cool cut into pieces

seasoning heat  oil .Add mustard seeds ,sesame seeds and red chili and the muthiya n fry well..
Garnish them with chopped cilantro. Serve as a appetizer with chutneys or tomato chilly sauce...



Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sheera ..Rava kesari

Sheera..RAva kesari...

1 cup semolina (sooji)(RAva)
3 tbsp ghee
1/2 cups sugar
10 cashewnuts
10 raisins (kismis)
1/2 tsp cardamoms powder
a pinch orange or yellow food colour

Dry roast the semolina in a pan for a few seconds till it gets slightly heated. Keep aside.
Heat ghee in a deep pan, add the cashew nuts and raisins and fry till they turn golden brown.

Add 3 cups of boiling water to the semolina and mix well, while stirring continuously.
Add a pinch of orange food colour, mix well and cook till the mixture becomes thick.

Add the sugar, cardamom pwd and mix well till it dissolves, Add fried cashews and raisins and mix well.
Garnish it with remaining cashew nuts, raisins.
Serve hot.

Thattai..Rice Cracker

Rice Cracker...Thattai

Rice flour - 1 cup
Urad dal - 4 tbsp , ground to fine powder
Chana dal - 2 tbsp i used roasted dalia as i didnt soak chana dal..
Butter - 2 tbsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - for deep frying

Method :

Mix all the ingredients and make a thick dough adding very little water at a time. Take a plastic sheet or a ziploc cover n make thin round shapes..with hands.

Heat oil in a pan and Deep fry till golden brown n crisp.
..Store in Airtight containter and serve it at tea time..

yummy grandmas recipe ready to munch..


Umita Unni..

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lemon Pickle

Lemon  -  6 nos..
Gingelly Oil   -- 5 tbsp
Mustard seeds-3/4 tsp
Asafoetida powde -1 tbsp
Fenugreek seeds -1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder- 1 tbsp
Degi mirch  or kashmiri  chilly powder or normal chilly pwd use less..  2 tbsp
Ginger, chopped-150gm
Garlic, chopped-150gm
Green chillies, slit-100gm-150 gm
Curry leaf few
Vinegar-  2 tbsp
SAlt per taste...

  • Steam the limes for sometime . Wipe the outside with a piece of cloth or kitchen tissue and cut each lime into 4 pieces and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in another thick bottom pan, fry mustard,Fenugreek seeds  then add ginger, garlic and green chillies, curry leaf and sauté till golden brown.
  • Reduce heat and add all the powders one by one and sauté. Then add lime and stir well.
  • Add vinegar and salt to taste and simmer in low heat till thick.
  • Bottle when cold.
  • Keeps for a long time.
Serve with Paratha and Rice...


Umita Unni

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Chicken fajitha and tortilla with sour cream..

Chicken breasts - 1 lb cut into pieces
parika - 1 tsp
salt as per taste
pepper 1 tsp
taco seasoning mix pwd.. or cajun mix
lime juice 1 tsp

mix all ingredients with chicken and shallow fry or grill ...Red capsicum or Green capsicum ,onion grilled in pan...serve tortilla with layer of chicken, capsicum and sour cream ..

Serve hot with tortillas
salsa (optional)
guacamole (optional)
cheese (optional)

easy tortilla ready ...

Yummo!!!! Enjoy!!!!

Umita Unni

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mango Vellirika curry..Mango n Yellow cucumber

Mango Vellarika curry (typical kerala style curry)


1 raw mango

1 small yellow cucumber (cut in cubes) Vellrika

1/ 2 cup grated coconut

1/2 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)

1 tsp coconut oil 

a few curry leaves

1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp chilly pwd..

salt to taste

Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp

Methi seeds 1/2 tsp

whole redchilli 2


Peel & cut mango into medium sized pieces. Cook the cucumber & mango with turmeric powder n chilly pwd till well cooked.

Grind together grated coconut, jeera to a fine paste.
Add this paste to the cooked cucumber & mango & bring to a boil. Add salt to taste.

Heat coconut oil in a pan add mustard seeds and methi seeds curry leaf and whole redchilli n season it to the curry

serve with Plain rice n spicy dry vegetable....

Midnite Mocha shake

midnite mocha --homemade

3 Scoops of chocolate or vanilla Ice cream
1 tsp of coffee instant pwd
2 cups of Chilled milk
2 tbsp whipped cream optional..

Place all the ingredients in a blender n blend well ..Pour it in the glass n top it with crushed Chocolate..


umita unni

Easy Potato Sandwich

Potato Sandwich | Aloo Sandwich ~ Easy Bachelors SAndwich


Potato-2 nos
Red chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Garam Masala powder-1/2 tsp
Cilantro leaf few
Butter or oil-1 tsp
Salt to taste
cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
turmeric pwd a pinch


cook the potato till fully cooked.Keep aside. and mash them..Heat a pan add oil n cumin seeds n turmeric n mashed potatoes ..add chilli pwd garam masala n salt per taste n mix cilantro n make the filling...

Take 2 slice of bread butter one side of the bread n fill the filling on one side n toast n sandwich maker ..

serve with mayo n chill sauce...

: variation u can add onions before u add potatoes..can use green chili instead of redchillis..



Kachiya Moru

Seasoned Buttermilk --yogurt

Buttermilk – 1/2 cup yogurt mixed with 1/2 cup water blended
Small onion (shallots) – 3
Ginger – 2 tsp, chopped
Green chili – 3-4
Red chili whole– 2
Turmeric powder – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp
Mustard – 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek – a pinch
Curry leaves

Heat oil in a pan & splutter mustard & fenugreek seeds. Add red chili, small onion, ginger, green chili, curry leaves. Fry it for 1-2 minutes. Add turmeric powder & salt. Mix well. Add buttermilk and stir. Stir continuously . It will take around 5-7 minutes. stir for a few more minutes...Serve with plain rice//

A simple kachiya moru curry from kerala



Sweet Lassi

Sweet Lassi ..Yogurt Sweetened Drink

1 cup of yogurt
½ a cup of water
3 to 5 teaspoons of sugar

Blend all the ingredients at high speed till frothy.

Makes two to three glasses of Lassi...

Serve Chill..

Relish it anytime...
Umita Unni

Tawa Paneer


1 cup paneer

1-2 tbsp oil

1/2 tsp ajwain

1 onion, finely chopped

1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

1 tsp red chilli powder

2 tomatoes

3 tbsp cream or sour cream

cardamon 2

cloves 3

1/2 tsp garam masala

finely chopped cilantro n ginger to garnish

Cut Paneer into cubes. Heat oil in a pan and add ajwain. Saute onions on medium heat

Blend ginger-garlic , sour cream, tomatoes,chilli pwd,cardamon n cloves into a paste.. add to the onions. Add the GM, stir and then add paneer. Mix well.

Turn the heat up and saute till all moisture dries up
Garnish with finely chopped cilantro. Serve hot with roti

Umita Unni

Monday, March 12, 2012

Italian flavoured Roasted potatoes

4 potatoes, 
2tsp tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced optional
1 tsp tablespoons dried parsley flakes
1 tsp oregano dried
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 tsp chilli pwd or paprika

Heat a pan add olive oil and garlic..add the diced potatoes an cover cook until half done..now add chill pwd or paprika ,salt n oregano n parsley n pepper n cook until done...serve hot..



GArlic Naan

Garlic Naan.

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp active dry yeast
3 tbsp warm skim milk
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp garlic clove, minced
corainder leaf few for garnish
butter or ghee

1. Dissolve sugar in milk and add yeast. Stir to combine and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes.
2. In a large bowl, blend flour, salt, and seasonings.
3. Pour in the milk and yogurt and stir with a spoon until you are unable to do so. Continue by kneading until all flour is incorporated and dough is soft and elastic.
4. Form into a ball, return to bowl and cover with a damp towel for 1 hr
5. When ready, pull dough into 5-10 pieces
6. Roll out to 1/8″ thickness.
7. In hot skillet, melt butter or ghee.
8. You can also bake your naan: Turn oven to 400°F, line a baking tray in aluminum foil, brush dough with butter, ghee or olive oil, bake until dough begins to bubble and brown..



Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Goan Vegetable Caldeen

Goan Vegetable CAldeen

Carrot 1 cut in cubes
potatoes 2 cut in cubes
beans cut into small pieces
cauliflower 1/2 cup
ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
green chilly 4
onion 1
corainder leaf half bunch
coconut fresh 2 tbsp
salt per taste
oil 1 tbsp
greenchilly /corainder leaf for garnish
2 tbsp coconut milk

Directions | Vegetable Caldeen

Grind to a fine paste the coconut ,corainder leaf ginger garlic green chilly .

Heat a pan add oil sauté onion ,garlic and ginger paste, add the coconut paste once the onion turn translucent

fry for a few minutes until the raw smell disappears .

Heat a pan sauté the veges until half done n add to the gravy n cook well..add coconut milk and simmer the gravy

Just give a boil once u add coconut milk and remove from fire .

garnish with coriander leaf n green chilly

Serve with White rice....

* can substitute chicken or fish fillets...



Peanut Chutney

Ingredients Peanuts - 3/4 cup Onion 1 Redchilly pwd 1/2 tsp or more as needed Garlic pods 3 Salt as required To...