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Chicken Tortilla Wrap

Chicken Tortilla Wrap is as easy to make snack and can be send to kids in their lunch box. It is a complete meal and can be carried as a handy snack or meal while travelling.
Ingredients Tortilla Wraps - 6 nos:Boneless Chicken -  500 gms: (cut into thin strips)Pepper Powder - 2 tbspChilli Powder - 1 tbspGinger-Garlic Paste - 1 tbspTomato Sauce - 4 tbspMayonnaise - 3 tbsp Onion - 1 (cut into thin slices)Tomato - 1 (cut into thin slices)Carrot - 1 (cut into thin slices)Jalapeno - 1 or 2 (cut into thin slices)Olives - 1 or 2 (cut into thin slices)Salt - as requiredBread crumbs - as requiredOil - as requiredChips - as required (optional)
Preparation Method

Wash and clean the chicken, drain excess water and keep aside. To a mixing bowl add pepper powder, chilli powder, ginger-garlic paste, salt, 1 tbsp tomato sauce and mix well.Add chicken strips and mix well and keep aside for half and hour.Coat the chicken with bread crumbs and keep aside.Heat oil in pan and deep fry the chicken,Remove the c…
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Grilled Chicken

Ingredients Chicken - 1 kg (cut into 8-10 pieces)Ginger-Garlic Paste -  2 tspPepper Powder - 2 tspTurmeric Powder - 1/2 tspLemon Juice - 2-3 tbspSalt - as requiredRed Chilli Powder -  2 tspCorn Flour - 3 tspCurd - 2-3 tbspOil - 2 tbspPreparation Method
Wash clean the chicken and pat dry with kitchen tissue.Make slit on the chicken pieces and keep aside.Marinate the chicken with Ginger-Garlic Paste, Pepper Powder, Turmeric Powder, Salt and Lemon Juice and refrigerate for 1 hour.In a bowl mix together red chilli powder, corn flour and curd and make a thick paste.Marinate the chicken in the mix and refrigerate 3-4 hours. (Refrigerate overnight for more juicy chicken).Grease an oven proof pan with oil and arrange the chicken; brush oil on the top of chicken pieces.Grill the chicken at 200 degree F for about 25-30 mins: flipping in between. (I used the broil option of OTG).Once the chicken is cooked remove from oven; and cool down for 5 mins:The delicious and juicy Grilled Chicken is ready t…

Karimeen Fry / Pearl Spot Fish Fry

Karimeen which is also known as Pearl spot fish and it is 'state fish of Kerala' and is considered a delicacy. Ingredients Karimeen / Pearl Spot Fish - 1/2 Kg (2-3 medium sized)Ginger - 2-3 tbspGarlic - 2 bulb (cleaned)Black Pepper - 2 tbspShallots - 3-4 (cleaned)Red Chilli Powder - 2 tbspTurmeric Powder - 1/2 tspSalt - as requiredCurry Leaves - as requiredCoconut Oil - as requiredPreparation Method
Clean the fish, remove the scales and wash with diluted vinegar, make slits in the flesh and keep aside to remove excess water.To the chutney jar of the mixer add ginger, garlic, shallots, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, hand full of curry leaves, salt and grind to a smooth paste by adding water 1-2 tbsp water. Transfer the chilli paste to the mixing bowl, add 2tbsp coconut oil and combine well.Marinate the fish with chilli paste and keep aside for half an hour.Heat coconut oil (as required to deep fry the fish) in a wide bottom pan and add hand full of curry leaves.Place the fish…

Butter Cream Bun

Butter Cream Bun is an easy to make fried bun recipe. In the childhood days, we used to indulge in the sweet-creamy butter cream bun as an evening snacks. Ingredients
For Bun
All Purpose Flour (Maida) - 2 cupsSugar - 2 tbspButter - 2 tbspMilk -3/4 cup to 1 cup (as required)Active Dry Yeast - 1 tspSalt - a pinchOil - as required for deep fryingFor Butter Cream Filling
White Unsalted Butter - 100 gramsIcing Sugar - 2 cupsVanilla Essence - 1 tspMilk- 1-2 tbspPreparation Method
Take butter, sugar and 3/4 cup milk in a sauce pan and heat till milk is lukewarm.Add yeast and mix well. Set aside for 5-10 mins or till the yeast start to bubble.Add flour and salt and knead well till a smooth dough is formed. Add more milk, if required. Cover dough with damp cloth and keep aside aside for 1-2 hours, till the dough become double in size.Punch down the air from the dough and kneed slightly.Take small lemon size portions from the dough and roll into a smooth ball and flatten it slightly.Arrange the ball…

Prawns Biriyani

Ingredients
For Biriyani Masala
Fennel Seeds - 2 tbspCumin Seeds -  2 tbspCinnamon - 1 stickCardamom - 6-8 Cloves - 5-6 Black Pepper - 1 tspBay Leaf - 1For Rice
Jeera Rice - 3 cupsGhee - 3 tbspShallots - 2-3 (finely chopped)Fennel Seeds - 1/2 tspCumin Seeds -  1/2 tspCinnamon - 1 stickCardamom - 2-3 Cloves - 2-3 Black Pepper - 1/2 tspBay Leaf - 1 Lemon Juice - 1 tbspSalt - as requiredRose Water - 2 tsp (optional)For Prawns Masala
Prawns - 1/2 kg (cleaned and deveined)Ginger Paste - 1 tspGarlic Paste -  1 tspGreen Chilli - 3Oil - 3-4 tbspOnion - 2 medium (finely sliced)Coconut Milk - 1/2 cupTomato - 1 (cut into cubes)Red Chilli Powder - 1 tspTurmeric Powder - 1/4 tspSalt - as requiredFor Garnish / Layering
Ghee - 5 tbspOnion - 2 (finely sliced)Cashew Nuts - 15-20Raisins - 20-25Mint Leaves - as requiredCoriander Leaves - as requiredPineapple - 1 cup (chopped)Saffron (soaked in milk) - 2 tbsp (optional)Preparation Method
Biriyani Masala
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Kaipola / Kayapola

Kaipola or steamed Plantain cake is an easy to make authentic Malabar snacks. It can be made with few ingredients which is available at home. Kaipola is rich in flavor and highly nutritious and can be served as a complete meal for kids. Ingredients Kerala Banana (Nendran) - 2 nos: (ripe)Egg - 4 nos:Sugar - 4-5 tbspCardamom Powder - 1 tspCashew Nuts - as requiredRaisins - as requiredGhee - as requiredPreparation Method
Cut banana into small cubes and keep aside.In a thick bottom pan heat 4-5 ghee and saute the banana in low flame till banana become golden brown in color.Saute cashew nuts and raisins in ghee and keep aside.Transfer the banana to a plat and keep aside till it cool down.In a bowl, whisk eggs, sugar and cardamom powder till egg become fluffy and sugar dissolved completely. (adjust sugar depending on the sweetness of banana)Add banana, cashew nuts and raisins to the egg mixture and mix.Heat a thick bottom non-stick pan and apply ghee generously.Keep the flame to low and pour t…

Malabar Chicken Biriyani

Ingredients
For Biriyani Masala
Fennel Seeds - 2 tbspCumin Seeds -  2 tbspCinnamon - 1 stickCardamom - 6-8 Cloves - 5-6 Black Pepper - 1 tspBay Leaf - 1For Rice
Jeera Rice - 3 cupsGhee - 3 tbspShallots - 2-3 (finely chopped)Fennel Seeds - 1/2 tspCumin Seeds -  1/2 tspCinnamon - 1 stickCardamom - 2-3 Cloves - 2-3 Black Pepper - 1/2 tspBay Leaf - 1 Lemon Juice - 1 tbspSalt - as requiredRose Water - 2 tsp (optional)For Chicken
Chicken - 1/2 KG (cut into medium pieces)Ginger Paste - 1 tspGarlic Paste -  1 tspGreen Chilli - 3Curd - 2 tbspOil - 3-4 tbspOnion - 2 medium (finely sliced)Coconut Milk - 1/2 cupTomato - 1 (cut into cubes)Red Chilli Powder - 1 tspTurmeric Powder - 1/4 tspSalt - as requiredFor Garnish / Layering
Ghee - 5 tbspOnion - 2 (finely sliced)Cashew Nuts - 15-20Raisins - 20-25Mint Leaves - as requiredCoriander Leaves - as requiredPineapple - 1 cup (chopped)Saffron (soaked in milk) - 2 tbsp (optional)Preparation Method
Biriyani Masala
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