Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Watermelon Lassi

Ingredients (for 4 people)

750 grams of watermelon cubes
500 ml of plain yogurt
2 tablespoon of sugar (optional)


Set aside a few pieces of fruit to use as a garnish.

Puree the remaining fruit in a blender .

In a large bowl, whisk 500 ml ( 2 cups) plain yogurt until creamy, then blend in the fruit puree. Add sugar (if liked).

Chill thoroughly. To serve, pour into tall glasses, add a little crushed ice and garnish with the reserved fruit.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Kozhi Kuzhambu


1 kg of chicken pieces
100 grams of small onions(shallots) / 2 medium size big onions finely chopped
100 grams of tomatoes finely chopped
1 tablespoon of pepper
1 tablespoon of cumin
1 tablespoon of coriander seeds
2 teaspoon of red chili powder
1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1 teaspoon of mustard seeds
few sprigs of curry leaves
salt as required
1 to 2 tablespoon of Sesame(gingelly) oil


In a dry pan fry pepper, cumin & coriander seeds for 1 mins & keep aside.

Pour oil in pan add finely chopped onions, saute until golden brown now add chopped
tomatoes saute for few more minutes. Allow it to cool.

In a grinding jar add pepper, cumin, coriander seeds, turmeric powder, chili powder grind it well. Then add sauteed onions & tomatoes to the jar grind altogether like a paste.

Heat oil in cooker add chicken, salt, grinded paste, 1 1/2 cup of water, curryleaves close the cooker, pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.

For tempering, in an another vessel heat oil add mustard seeds, cumin, curry leaves then add cooked chicken kuzhambu from cooker and allow it to be boil for 3 to 4 minutes.

Serve with hot boiled rice