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Brinjal Gothsu (Curry with Brinjal)

Chicken Badami

Ingredients: Chicken pieces-750 to 800 gm 10 red chillies Cinnamon-1 piece Cardamom-2 Clove-4 ¼ cup Almonds/Badam or ½ cup cashew nuts soaked in water Curd-1/2 cup 3 tomatoes chopped into small pieces 2 large Onions sliced Garlic-3 pods Turmeric powder- a pinch Oil-3 Tbsp Salt to taste Coriander Leaves for garnish Method: First soak the almonds in warm water for about 15 mins. Marinate the chicken pieces in curd and turmeric for an hour. Meanwhile make a paste of chilli and garlic. Remove the skin of the almond and make it into a paste separately. Take oil in a pan and add sliced onions, chilli-garlic paste and stir well till it turns slightly brown. Powder the cardamom, clove, cinnamon and add the masala and mix well. Add tomatoes and cook with little water on low flame for 5-10 mins. Add marinated chicken, salt and enough water to cook the chicken. Finally mix the almond paste/cashew nut paste and mix well. Serve with sprinkled coriander and fried onio

Kerala style Beef Cutlet

Easter is almost here and as usual we all will be planning on what special to be made this year. Well, some awesome dishes on your way to brighten up your Easter day!!  First the classic cutlets which every christian house would make for any festivity. This is a must in our household before Easter or Christmas. And we always make it in bulk and freeze them so we can have this heavenly dish again & again. This freezes well up-to 2 months. You can make the same recipe with mutton or chicken as well.  Enjoy!! Recipe Courtesy : My Amma (Mom) PS: Recipe Updated with tips & Step by step pics on 30 March 2021  As always, check out the notes at the end for tips and tricks  Ingredients:  Beef/mutton - 1kg  1/4th cup water for cooking meat Salt to taste 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 3 Onions finely chopped Green chillies-10 to 15 (finely chopped) Ginger-2 inch piece Few Coriander leaves (finely chopped) Few Curry leaves (finely chopped) Pepper (optional) Pinch of garam masala (optiona

Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna

  I always wanted to try making lasagna at home but never really got the courage to do. For me it was a very difficult dish to make, till I stumbled upon this book which had Lasagna in its easiest form. It just used instant lasagna sheets,jarred spaghetti sauce, layer it all together,bake and done!! Well of course I did make this once but it inspired me to learn making the sauce from scratch. And of course how can I forget my biggest inspiration for all my cooking ability and experiments..my dear partner for life, my hubby Emil.He is a foodie and loves experimenting different cuisines as well as encourage me to try out new dishes.  When I finally learnt to make lasagna obviously I used meat, but again during one of the lent season when I craved for something nice and meaty, thought of experimenting with veg lasagna.Mid-way through the Lenten season I am sure all of us are already craving for some meat!! We might be getting a little tired of the usual veg recipes. The lenten season