August 19, 2018

#Keralastrong




August 2018
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This beautiful state of Kerala has been engulfed with flash floods and heavy rains like never seen before hundreds have lost their lives and lakhs of people are displaced and stranded . There is a dire need of basic necessities for survival . This is a time when every little bit helps and so bring out your BETTER ANGELS in and DONATE  !!
Below are the website that are channeling the donation to needy 

Amazon :

While the option is available on the home page of the Amazon India app, desktop and international users can go to bit.ly/amazonkerala to place the orders.


Users can select an NGO whose flood relief wish list they may browse for products to buy. Once these products are selected, added to cart and checked out, they can be added to a Gift Registry Address.
According to Amazon, Habitat for Humanity, World Vision India and Goonj are three of the organizations currently attempting to make essential supplies available to the thousands affected by the floods across the state.
I have personally used this one and more info is the link below 

Contribute financially to the CM’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) :
You can also directly donate into the CM fund 
https://donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in

"T hose who are less fortunate 
O often don't want to ask for help. 

H ard times hit all of us at some point 
E enjoy your good fortune 
L et your fortune help others 
P eople helping people makes this world a better place!" Catherine Pulsifer 

Aloo Chole



  1. What you need :
  2. 1 Red onion chopped fine 
  3. 1 Potato chopped cub size 
  4. 1 cup boiled Chickpeas aka Garbanzo beans (Chana) I used the canned one drain the water and rinse thoroughly 
  5. 1 medium Tomato chopped
  6. 1 tablespoon Ginger garlic paste
  7. 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  8. 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  9. 2 tsp Red chilli powder
  10. 1 tsp Chole garam masala ( I used Sanjeev Kapoor's brand )
  11. Salt to taste 
  12. Water as needed 
  13. Juice of one lemon for garnish 
  14. Cilantro leaves chopped
  15. EVOO - 2 tablespoonfull
  1. Heat oil in medium deep sized pan add the cumin seeds then add diced onion and cook until translucent.
  2. Once the onion begins to sauté , add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a few seconds.
  3. Once the above mixture is sautéed well add the potatoes.
  4. Stir fry the potatoes for about two minutes and then add the remaining spices (red chili, chole garam masala , and salt). Cook the spices until aromatic and then add the water.
  5. Stir in the tomato and cook until the water and tomato juices begin to dry.
  6. Add the chickpeas and stir to incorporate the spices to the chickpeas. 
  7. Simmer for 5 to 8 minutes on medium heat.
  8. Once the potatoes have cooked (should be easily pierced with a fork), squeeze the lemon juice and give everything one big stir.
  9. Garnish with Cilantro leaves and Njoy !

June 10, 2018

Coconut chicken curry


What u need:

Cornish hen : cut in bite size marinate with salt , black pepper , paprika and turmeric for at least 30 mins
Red onion - 1 cup chopped
Garlic - 1 tablespoon
Ginger-  1 tablespoon
Green chillies - 4-5
Turmeric - 1 teaspoon
Chilli pwd -2 teaspoon (add spice as needed)
Paprika - 2 teaspoon
Black pepper ground- 1 teaspoon
Garam masala - 1 teaspoon
Whole spices - cinnamon sticks , cardamon, bay leaves , black pepper , anise ,mace (few each)
Olive oil-2 tablespoon
Coconut grated - 1/2 cup
Curry leaves - 5- 6 spring 

  • Heat a pan with the EVOO add the 3/4 of the chopped red onions and sauce for a few minutes , meanwhile grind the remaining red onions, black pepper ,  ginger and garlic into a fine mixture add into the hot oil and cook till the raw taste goes away or till the onion turns a little brown.
  • Grind the coconut , whole spices add some water to make a thick paste 
  • Add turmeric, paprika, pepper, chill pwd, and garam masala and let it cook for a few mins more till the spice blend into the onion paste.
  • Add the cut chicken mix well let it cook for at least 5-10 mins
  • Add the ground coconut paste cook some more and add salt , garam masala and curry leaves to taste let it simmer till the chicken is completely cooked.
  • Serve with soft appams and Njoy !

#Keralastrong

August 2018 This beautiful state of Kerala has been engulfed with flash floods and heavy rains like never seen before hundreds have...