Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Dear Viewers,
Please bear with me . The repeated mails are due to some correction and rechecking in the html. Thank you.

Dear Viewers,
Today is the last day of Year 2008 .Hope this day will end on a happy note. We at and wish you and your family a Happy and prosperous 2009.


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Dear viewers,
Hope you all would have tried making biryani and enjoyed the taste.I have slightly modified this blog.I have provided the new recipes posts in another link. If you want to use the chat you have to go to my main page..I have made this set up so that many other topics can be discussed separately.
Today I have posted a vegetarian recipe which is very famous in South India ,especially in Kerala State and KanyaKumari District of Tamilnadu State.Hope you all will enjoy and don't forget to post your comments regarding the recipe and the new set up.


Monday, December 22, 2008


(To serve 4 to 5 persons)


  1. Biryani rice(Basmathi) :2cups
  2. Chicken:300gms
  3. Sliced onion : 2nos.
  4. Small tomato cut : 2pcs.
  5. Oil : ¼ cup
  6. Salt : 2 tsps.
  7. Lime juice : of one fruit.
  8. Green Chillies : 8 nos.
  9. Garlic : 1 big pod.
  10. Ginger : 1 1/2inch pc.
  11. Pudina Leaves : 1 bunch minced.
  12. Coriander Leaves : 1 bunch minced.
  13. Grind item 8,9,10 into fine paste.

Whole Masala:

  • Cinnamon : 1 Inch piece.
  • Cloves : 4 nos.
  • Cardamom : 2
  • Somph seeds : 1/2tsps.


  • Chicken : cut into small pieces.
  • Curd : 1 to 11/2 cups
  • Chillepowder :
  • Green chillies,garlic,Gingerpaste: Half quantity of item number
  • Half quantity of minced pudina ,Coriander leaves and salt.
  • *All spice powder : 1 tsp.
*All spice powder isprepared by grinding following items seperately. Cinnamon 1Inchpiece,Cloves 3Nos,Somph seeds1/2tsps, Cardamom 2Nos.


  • Soak rice in water for ½ hour.
  • Marinate the chicken with the marinating masalakeep overnight or 2 to 3 hours.
  • Boil 6 cups of water, then add rice and little saltand cook.When the rice is half done strain it well and keep aside.
  • Sprinkle littlekesar powder for colour.
  • Now take a thick bottomed vessel or a cooker .Pour littleoil and heat.
  • Add the whole masala and fry.
  • Then add sliced onion and frytill golden brown. Add the remaining chillies,garlic,ginger paste and fry.
  • Add thechicken pieces withmarination. Finally add the cut tomatoes check for salt ,close thecooker /vessel and cook for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Now take a separate vessel take little geethen make alternate layers of rice and chicken masala( the chicken masala shouldnot be dry. If it is too dry add ½ cup of milk while setting the layer ) Add lime juice and the remaining minced pudina,coriander leaves and close. Keep the vessel on sim fire for
    1/2hour. Mix well before serving.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Quick Chicken Biryani.
a.Basmathi Rice- 2 cups.
b. Chicken 400gms,cut into medium size pieces.
2.Masala for marinating:
a. Garlic(ground) one pod.
b. Ginger(ground) one inch piece.
c. Green chillies(ground) 5-6 Nos.
d. Chilli powder one tsp.
e. Coriander powder half tsp.
f. Allspicepowder half tsp.
g. Chopped mint and
coriander leaves each one bunch.
(to taste)
h. Lime juice 2 tsps.
i. Curd 1 1/2 cups.
a. Bay leaves few Nos.
b. Cinnamon one piece.
c. Cloves 4nos.
d. Somph seeds one tsp.
e. Shajeera seeds half tsp.
f. Cardamom 4 nos.
Salt&oil&gee to taste
Onion(sliced) 2nos big size.
a. Soak the rice in water for half an hour.
b. Marinate the chicken with the marinating masala and lime juice for two hours.
c. In a thick bottomed vessel or in pressure cooker add oil & fry the whole masala .(Item no 3)
d. Then add sliced onion and fry till golden brown.
e. Separate the chicken from the marination and add to the vessel and fry.
f. Measure the liquid of the marination ,add more water in the vessel to get 31/2 cups of liquid.
g. Boil this liquid and when it boils add the rice . A pinch of kesar powder can be added to get more colour. Close the lid of the cooker and cook for 15 minutes in low flame.
h. Finally garnish with fried onion and cashew and serve with raitha.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Hi ,
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about cookery, embroidery, dress making , arts and crafts, housekeeping etc. To enable you to post your doubts we have started a chat box in this blog. You can always put your doubts there and it will be answered
with in two days.You can send your posts through email link .After perusal the same will be published here under your name. Bye for now. Happy viewing.
kamala marthandan.