September 2014 | South Indian Cooking Recipes
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Delicious Fruit Salad with Butterscotch Ice cream

Fruit salad is a delicious dessert and easy to make within few minutes, we can make fruit salad in various ways but Here I mixed fresh fruits with Butterscotch Ice-Cream you can use any flavor,  you can also use Dried fruits or Chocolate Chips as its topping to give it even more richer taste.Delicious Fruit Salad with Butterscotch Ice cream

Ingredients :
1 Apple
2 Red Plums
Few Seedless Grapes
1 Banana
Tutti fruity(Optional)
Butterscotch Ice-Cream(3 scoops)

Preparation :
Wash and cut the fruits into small pieces,
In a bowl add  all the fruits and add the ice-cream
Garnish it with tutti fruity, Optionally you can add Mixed fruit Juice with Fruit salad to help bring out its fruity flavor.

Fruit Salad with Butterscotch Ice cream

Note :
Before selecting the fruits make sure that the Fruits are ripe otherwise you can add Sugar, Honey or Caramel syrup for more taste.

Please check my another post for Fruit Salad Recipe with Kulfi

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Onion Bonda / Chickpea Fritters

Onion Bonda is a crispy, yummy and tempting appetizer, which is a popular evening snack in South India particularly in Tamil Nadu and Andra. Hot bonda with monsoon or winter will be a perfect choice.

2 1/2 cups Chickpea flour/Besan/Kadalai mavu.
1/2 cup Rice flour.
1 Finely chopped Onion.  
1 tsp Red chilli powder.
1 pinch baking soda.  
1 pinch Asafoetida/Perungayam (Optional)
1 strand Curry leaves.
2 Green Chilli's. 
Salt to taste.  
Oil for deep fry.  
Water as required.

Preparation :  
In a bowl add finely chopped Onion, salt, Besan flour, Rice flour, Red chilli powder, Baking soda, Salt, scratched green chilly, finely chopped curry leaves and Asafoetida  then add some water and mix nicely in thick batter consistency without making lumps.

Heat oil in a fry pan in medium heat, when it gets hot using the spoon drop a small ball like portion directly into the hot oil, fry in oil until the Bonda become golden in color.

Serve hot with tomato ketchup or any chutney. which is perfect monsoon delight.
For know the perfect thickness of batter consistency see the above attached Picture.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hyderabadi chicken 65 recipe

Hyderabadi chicken 65 is a popular Hyderabadi recipe which is rich in taste, there are different stories about the name of the dish chicken 65.

Item 1: Dry Fry
  • Chicken fillet 250 gm
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 3 Tbsp Onion paste
  • 1 Tbsp Red chilli powder
  • Garam masala powder
  • Salt for taste
  • 2 Tbsp corn flour
  • 1 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1Tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Food color a pinch (Optional)

Clean and wash the chicken well
Marinate the chicken with all above ingredients
Leave for 30 min in fridge
Deep fry the chicken until it became golden color

Item 2 : Sauce (Gravy)
  • 1/2 cup Curd(Yogurt) 
  • curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp jeera
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds 
  • A pinch red chilli powder
  • A pinch garam masala powder
  • *Don't add salt to this mixture then chicken become too salty

In a kadai(Pan) add oil,when the oil became hot add the seasoning 
Now add the curd & red chilli powder,garam masala powder
To this mixture add the fried chicken mix well until the chicken absorb the curd well.

Garnish with Coriander leaves and Curry leaves and Serve hot.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Aapam or Appam recipe with Fresh Coconut Milk

Appam is delicious and easy breakfast recipe, which is popular in south India particularly in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

250 gm/1 cup raw rice (pacharisi)
3 Tbsp Urad dhal 
5 tbsp grated coconut
3 tbsp cooked rice
Salt for taste

Preparation :
  1.  Soak the rice and urad dhal for 6 hours
  2.  Wash the rice well
  3.  In food processor add the soaked rice, urad dhal, coconut and cooked rice then blend it into smooth batter
  4.  Leave the batter aside for 5 hours
  5.  After the batter fermented add salt mix it well.
  6.  In an appa kadai(deep non-stick pan) pour the batter and spread the batter thinly then close the lid. 
  7.  cook it well (No need to add oil if you are using Non-stick kadai).
  8.  Serve with Sweetened coconut milk.

Sweetened fresh Coconut Milk 
  • 2 Cup Grated Coconut
  • 2 Cardamom
  • Sugar as per taste
  • Water as required

In a blender add grated coconut,Cardamom and add water
Grind the coconut mixture to a good paste
Strain the coconut paste by adding little water this is the thick milk
Repeat the process to thin milk
In a bowl add the thick and thin milk and required amount of sugar
Coconut milk is ready to serve with Aapam.