Monday, 30 July 2012

Goa Chicken Curry

Even before I start blogging I have been BW and found many friend's blogs which I admired so much. There are many blogs I have been following all this while. I love Aarthi's page YUMMY TUMMY as we can find a lot of recipes mostly easy to follow recipes, anyone can cook recipes. I found Goa Chicken Curry from her blog and decided to give it a try as it looks very tempting. 

Its not very spicy but very delicious curry. I used whole leg pieces which have been cut small. Usually I buy whole leg pieces or keel because that's my family's favorite. Its very simple recipe which takes only 30 minutes to prepare.

Let's look at the recipe and try on your own.


1/2 kg Chicken (I used 3 whole leg cut small)
3 onions sliced thinly
3 tomatoes diced
3 tbsp oil
2 tsp vinegar (I didn't add)
1/2 cup water
Salt to taste

Goan Spice Paste:

1 tbsp ginger minced (I have used1 large piece)
10 cloves of garlic
2 cinnamon sticks
2 tbsp coriander seeds
2 tsp cumin
1 1/2 tbsp red chili powder
4 cloves
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp peppercorns
1 tbsp tamarind
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt

Make fine paste with the spice paste ingredients above, possibly thick paste without adding much water.

Heat oil in a wok, add in the sliced onions saute till golden brown and add the spice paste and mix well until oil separates. Now add in the diced tomatoes and cook till its soft and mushy.

Add cleaned chicken to the wok and mix well with the spices and cover to cook. At this point the gravy will be thick and if you wish to get curry consistency add 1/2 cup of water and let it boil. 

After 15 minutes the chicken will be perfectly cooked and ready to serve, at this moment add the vinegar and mix thoroughly. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Now our Goan Chicken Curry is ready to be served and tasted. Try and let me know how it turned out, if you need step by step picturised recipe then please visit Aarthi's blog YUMMY TUMMY.

Healthy Ragi Drink/ Finger Millet Drink

I always have difficulty in having a proper breakfast especially on week days, so I always opt for cereal drinks or smoothie but even that gets boring and I needed variation. I have tried this recommend by an acquaintance and she said she lost lots of weight by drinking this. I have decided to try as its very simple to prepare and ragi is something readily available in almost every  Indian kitchen.

For this drink you will need 2tsp of ragi, a pinch of salt and hot water.

This is very healthy and delicious, do try it my friends.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Nadan Kozhi Thoran/ Kerala Stir Fried Chicken With Coconut

Chicken have been my all time favorite since a child, every time I see a chicken dish I get so excited and want to try A.S.A.P. I got this recipe from yesterday, my mom makes similar dish with fish usually but she doesn't add coconut to it. I have altered a little on the ingredients, please pardon me for that Sangeetha.

Okay let's get to the recipe now,


1/4kg boneless chicken (cut into small pieces)
2 cups shallots (crushed coarsely)
2 onions sliced thinly
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
3 pods of garlic diced
4 green chilies slit
2 sprigs curry leaves
1/2 cup of grated coconut
2 tsp dry chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsp garam masala 
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

Pour oil in a wok, add mustard seeds and let it splutter, then add shallots that have been coarsely crushed and saute till golden. Now add ginger garlic paste, green chilies, diced garlic,sliced onions
curry leaves and saute for a minute. 

Then add cleaned chicken and let it cook covered until its almost cooked, add turmeric powder, garam masala, red chili powder, salt, black pepper powder and mix well and continue cooking for 5 minutes. When the mixtures almost dries add in grated coconut and cook until it attains dark brown color.

Add a little more oil if needed and mixture dries up completely. Tasty and spicy chicken stir fry is ready to be served. Best eaten with white rice, you will definitely wont stop at first serving.

Thank you for the recipe, love this dish so much. You all should definitely try this recipe and leave me a comment. 

I'm sending this recipe to Akila's Kitchen

Quail Egg Briyani

Hello everyone, I love Sundays because this is the only day my husband could rest at home and most importantly I can prepare 3 to 4 meal a day for him, breakfast, lunch, tea break and dinner. For the past few days he have been craving for briyani and quail eggs, so I thought maybe I could combine both and make Quail Egg Briyani.

Looks tasty right? It's a very simple dish to make especially if you use pressure cooker, if you don't have a pressure cooker  just use a normal rice cooker. Let's check how I cooked this.


2 cups Basmathi rice (soaked for 30mins and drained)
15 quail eggs (boiled and peeled)
3 large onions sliced
2 tomato cubed
1 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
2 tbsp ghee
1 bay leaf
3 cloves
1 cinnamon
2 cardamom
4 green chili slit lengthwise
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
3 tbsp yogurt
Few drops of yellow coloring
1/4 cup of raisins
Handful of coriander leaves
3 cups of water
Salt to taste

In a pressure cooker, pour ghee and add cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, bay leaf, onion and green chili and stir for a minute. Now add cubed tomato and cook until its soft, then add chili powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder until fragrant.Then add yogurt, lemon juice,raisins and most importantly salt to taste. Stir every now and then to avoid being burnt.

Now add the quail eggs and drained rice and mix well, be careful not to break the rice nor the eggs.   Add water and close the lid of cooker and let it cook for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, add coriander and cook for another 5 minutes, at this point add some yellow coloring on the rice and keep the lid of cooker closed until ready to serve. Avoid stirring with ladle or spoon because you will break the rice, always stir with a chopstick to get fluffy long grained rice.

Now my quail eggs briyani is ready to serve. Serve with onion and carrot raita or any other side dishes of your wish.

Do try and let me know how it turned out. Thank you.

Hokkien Noodle

I'm always a big fan of Chinese cuisine and I have it at least twice a week. This noodle have been my favorite all this years and I was BW and found the recipe from Rasa Malaysia. I totally love this dish after trying it, it tastes better than you buy from the restaurants. I have altered this recipe according to my taste, please pardon me on this. Okay let us look at the recipe without wasting much time.


200g chicken sliced 1cm and marinate it with ingredients listed below:
2 cloves garlic crushed
White pepper (A pinch)
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp oyster sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp corn starch

Marinate and leave aside.

White fish ball
4 cloves garlic chopped
Some Chinese cabbage
200g Hokkien noodles


3tbsp oil
4 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp light soy sauce
3/4 cup chicken stock
2 tsp sugar
A pinch of white pepper
1 tbsp corn starch
2 tbsp cold water

In a wok, add oil and then add marinated chicken when the chicken almost cooked add in prawns, fish ball and chinese cabbage now fry for a minute.

Add in noodles and give a quick toss, now add dark soy sauce, light soy sauce coat the noodles.Add chicken stock, sugar and white pepper. 

Take corn starch and cold water mix well to make slurry and mix to the noodles. This will thicken the gravy. Adjust saltiness and sweetness of the gravy accordingly.

Hokkien noodles are ready now and serve with garlic chili sauce or belacan sambal. Best eaten while its hot.

Happy trying and leave your comment.

I have sent this recipe to Shama's EASY2COOK RECIPES FAST FOOD EVENT SERIES.

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Saturday, 28 July 2012

A new begining

It has been more than five months since I blogged and this made me loose the blog. Everything seem to be totally out and I couldn't even save it. For those who had followed my blog "FOODIE KITCHEN" now please do follow my new blog "SUMANARTHY'S KITCHEN". 

Okay, for people who never knew about my previous blog let me introduce myself before anything. I'm a full-time house wife and part time business woman. I love baking, cooking and travelling. I will be sharing with you all dishes taught by my mom and also recipes that I have tried from fellow bloggers.That's all about me for now.

Thank you.