Tuesday, July 29, 2008

How to prepare Malvani masala powder.

I live in USA and finding masala like malvani is a great task....you may getone if you are lucky in Indian grocery store but for those who can't find one, here is the recipe for it.


4-5 whole red chillies
3-4 Stone flower( known as dhaghad phool)
2-3 whole black peppercorns
2 inch Cinnamon
3-4 cloves
1 tspn saunf(fennel seeds)
1/2 tspn Mace powder(javitri)
1 Black Cardammon
1 tbspn oil
Pinch of salt.

Preparation Method:

Fry all this masala in oil.Keep aside for cooling, then make fine paste.

You can add this paste in either veg or non- veg recipes.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sol Kadhi (Kokam with Coconut Milk)

This recipe is prepared by a fruit known as Kokam(Bhrinda Sol in Konkani).This fruit is mainly used in Summer for preparing cooling drinks in Konkan and Goa.It is also said this fruit helps in weight loss so one can remain slim and healthy.This is also one of the quickest recipe.


1 cup of Kokam fruit
1 Can of Coconut Milk
1 tspn Jeera (Cummin Seeds)
2-3 Green Chillies
4-5 Garlic Pods
1 inch Ginger
Salt to Taste
Coriander leaves handful chopped.

Preparation Method:

Soak kokam in a cup of luke warm water for 5 mins and then drain the liquid in another pan and keep aside throw away the kokam fruit.

Grind jeera, garlic, green chillies, ginger to a fine paste.Add this paste to coconut mik and grind it once moreand pour it in a pan

Add kokam water, salt to the coconut mixture and stir well.

Sprinkle coriander leaves and your Sol Kadhi is ready!!!!!!

This preparation can be eaten with Rice, it can also be served as beverage anytime of the day.

Hope you enjoy this recipe.....

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Malvani Chicken Curry..(Curry prepared in Konkan Region of India

This is a chicken recipe and usually prepared in Maharashtra.People who have lived in Maharshtra could not have missed enjoying this curry.

1 lb chicken
3 Onions chopped finely
1 cup grated coconut
4 tspn Malvani Masala (How to prepare this masala given in post above)
1 tspn Turmeric powder
1/2 tspn Garam masala
1 tbspn Ginger Garlic paste
2 Green chillies finely chopped
Chopped Cilantro for Garnishing.
Salt to taste
2 tbspn Oil
Water as needed. Preparation Method:

Clean Chicken and marinade it with ginger-garlic, turmeric, malvani and garam masala powder.Keep aside for an hour.

In a pan heat oil and fry onions till they are slightly brown keep half of the onions aside and add grated coconut to other half and fry till that is slightly brown too.Make a fine paste in mixer.

In pan heat oil and add marinated chicken and fried onions and green chillies and saute for 5-7 mins.Then add the coconut-onion paste and mix it well. Add salt and water as required and cover it with the lid to cook for 8-10 mins or until chicken cooked.

Add chopped cilantro for garnishing.

Chicken Malvani is ready to be served with hot bed of rice or Roti's.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Fish Fry mangalorean style...

This preparation mentions Red snapper fish but you can use any other fish of your choice.


1 fillet of Red Snapper fish cut into strips
6-7 galic flakes
1 inch ginger
1 tson powder of Red chilli, coriander-cummin and turmeric
1 tbspn vinegar
Salt to taste
Oil for frying


While frying fish you can coat fish in to dry rice flour, corn flour or readily available fish fry flour in grocery stores.


Peel 6-7 galic flakes and cut ginger. In a mortar and pestle put this together and crush it well.Remove the crushed ginger-garlic and add it in a bowl along with red chilli, coriander-cummin, turmeric powder.Add vinegar ,little salt and make it a fine paste. Add the fish fillet cut into strips into the paste.Make sure you cover all fish pieces with the masala.


Hot oil in a frying pan.Take each fish coat it in dry flour mentioned above and shallow fry.Make sure you turn fish every 2-3 mins so that they don't burn.Remove on paper towel to remove excess oil and seve hot.

Serve this fish fry with curry, rice or with prawn pulav...yummmm.

Aloo Mattar Sabji( Potatoes and Peas gravy)

This recipe tastes really good.You can also add cauliflower in this recipe as a variation.


1 1/2 Cup Greean Peas
1 Large potato cut into small cubes
1 medium sized onion
1 tomato chopped
1 tspn Cummin seeds
1 tspn mustard seeds
6-7 Curry leaves
1 tspn Red chilli powder
1 tspn coriander cumin powder
1/2 tspn Garam masala
1/2 tspn Turmeric powder
1 tbspn Oil
1 cup water
Salt to taste

Preparation Method:

Heat oil in a pan.Add mustard, curry leaves and cummin seeds,once they start crackling add onions and fry till they are transparent.Add all masala powder and little water so the masala doesn't get burned and fry for a 1-2 mins.Add tomatoes,green peas, potatoes and salt and mix it well with masala.Add water and cover it with a lid for 10-15 mins or till the potatoes are soft.

You can also add cauliflower with this recipe as a variation.

Serve it with roti or with dal and rice.


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I am not a certified nutritionist.All recipes are tried by me at home.

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