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Murukku (Chakuli)..... (step-by-step)

There was a powercut and my son was terribly bored ....I dint want him to go outside because of the SUN...so I invited him to my kitchen to make this murukku and he did all the mixing and everything....i just need to do the frying....well, he is a good helper....

Mango Milkshake/Fresh Mango Smoothie.

Mango milkshake recipe, how to make mango milk shake.
Mango milkshake is the best thing about summer. In Kerala during summer mangoes are the most available fruit......summers means more mangoes.

Gosh!!! these days I feel I am being baked by the sun.....and not to mention how it is like in the kitchen...and believe me I hate to be in my kitchen during summers.....but with two hungry brats thats ofcourse is  inevitable.

The only good thing about summer is mangoes ...hmmm fresh ones, juicy ones, sweet ones.....my favorite is Alphonso mango.....what is your fav??

This is one of my favorite shake......its so easy that all it needs is 2 min....

Just slice the mangoes, pop them in the blender, add sugar, and some frozen or chilled milk and give it a nice blend.....its READY!!!

I kept 1/2 litre packet milk in the freezer overnight. Frozen milk is the secret to this amazing creamy smoothie...I would recommend to use frozen milk only.....

So lets cool ourselves with this shake/smoothie.

Note: I…

Potato-Brinjal Masala Curry......Aloo-Baigan Masala Curry

Aloo-Baigan otherwise known as potato-brinjal curry is one of my favorite vegetarian North Indian side dish....it goes well with Indian flatbread/roti and pulav.
Imagine the chaos at my home....with me down with severe sinusitis coupled with chest infection for 1 1/2 weeks!!!...kids at home....and summer at its highest peak.....

I made this curry before I got sick....we had visited a farm on the outskirts of the city....an organic farm to be precise and got these green fresh organic brinjal from there.

I always love to experiment with my favorite recipes...I love to mix and match my recipes.....I made this curry the same way I make my Pujabi aloo-gobi....but ofcourse with very less oil and believe me I was quite satisfied with the outcome.

You can also make this with the purple brinjal....no rules on that....any brinjal will do....

Ingredients:
Brinjal: 500 gms.
Potatoes: 2, cubed..
Jeera: 1/2 tsp.
Onions: 2, sliced.
Ginger: 1 inch, sliced or chopped.
Garlic: 1/2 pod, chopped.
Red toma…

Cold Coffee

With summer at its peak....kids want cold shakes.....this is one of my son's favorite cold coffee....and its easy to make if you have a packet of milk in the freezer....

Grilled Tandoori Chicken.....Step-by-Step.

I know that I have become a lazy blogger since summer holidays (for kids) started. Roaming the city with my kids, hanging out with them at Focus Mall, watching movies

.....yes!! I was a bit lazy to blog.....I love spending time with my kids....sometimes we just drive around and have real fun....after watching Urumi(the new hit Malayalam movie) kids wanted to go to Kappad Beach......and we enjoyed the sunset....

................................................and they played in the sand with my brother's kids.

Now back to cooking.....Tandoori Chicken is a popular Indian dish....chicken is marinated in curd (yogurt) and seasoned with tandoori masala....it is hot and spicy....it is traditionally cooked at high temperatures in a tandoor (clay oven) but can also be prepared in a grill pan or even in a barbecue grill...I always prefer home food to restaurant food...with real fresh ingredients.....no preservatives....no bad oil....or too much butter or ghee....so why go to a restaurant …