Archive for the ‘Mama’s Food’ Category

Sannas (Rice Cakes)

Sannas are rice cakes similar to idlis except that the amount of urad dal (split black gram) is less than that used in idlis and the mould in which these are steamed is different. These are healthy, soft and go beautifully with spicy Indian curries. Ingredients: Table rice – 2 cups Parboiled rice – 1 [...]

Honey Marble Brownies (Eggless)

These yummy brownies make excellent deserts especially when served with vanilla ice-cream. Ingredients: 200gms condensed milk 130gms flour 2 1/2 tbsp butter 3/4 tsp baking powder 1/3 tsp baking soda 130 ml milk. 1 tbsp cocoa powder 3 tbsp honey Method: 1. Preheat your oven to 180°C. 2. In a large bowl, mix together all [...]

Basic Sponge Cake

This is the recipe for a basic sponge cake. It may be eaten plain or with jam in the middle and dusted on top with icing sugar. These also make delicious cupcakes. These cupcakes may be decorated with whipped cream and used for a cupcake bouquet. Ingredients: Flour – 225 gms. Butter – 225 gms. [...]

Fried Prawns

This is a simple starter. It also goes well as a side-dish. It also requires the ingredients readily available in most kitchens. It comes in most handy when you have unannounced guests. These prawns taste fantastic when fried in coconut oil, but any other oil is also good enough. Ingredients: Prawns – approximately 250gms. Gram [...]

Guava Stew

Guava Stew is a dessert that is quick to make and without much effort, too. It tastes yummy with a dollop of custard on top. You need ripe yellow guavas for this recipe. The larger the size of the guava, the better since only the fleshy portion of the guava is used for this dessert. [...]

Mangalorean Pork Vindaloo with Yam

This Vindaloo is typical to Mangalore where they add Yam pieces to their Pork Vindaloo rendering it a different taste and enhancing the lovely flavours of pork. This is normally served with sannas or thick dosas. Ingredients: Pork – ½ kg cut into medium-sized pieces Onions – 2 large sliced Garlic – 4 large flakes [...]

Dudhi / Bottle Gourd Halwa

This is an Indian sweet made from Dudhi which the hindi name for bottle gourd. It is a simple recipe and makes a great desert. This is made from the slender bottle gourd which should be really tender. Ingredients: 1 Bottle Gourd / Dudhi – 500 gms approximately Sugar – around 4~5 heaped tablespoons (to [...]

Stir-fried Ladies Finger with Carrot and Potato

This dish is easy to make and is definitely a quick fix. The colours make the dish look really tempting. Ingredients: Ladies Finger – 250 gms Carrots – 100 gms Potato – 100 gms Onion – 1 medium sized diced Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp Dried Mango powder -  1 [...]

Beef / Mutton Cutlets

These cutlets have been made in our family for more than four generations and is loved by all. It is quite simple and worth the effort. You could even use mutton mince instead. It is always better to get the beef double-minced. Ingredients: Beef mince – 1/2kg Onions – 2 large onions diced fine Ginger-garlic [...]

Scotch Eggs

This dish is really mouth-watering, loved by one and all, whether big or small. The reason I am putting this up is over the years, whoever has eaten this, has asked for the recipe. The quantity shown in this recipe makes 10 scotch eggs. Ingredients: Eggs – 5 Potatoes – 4-5 large sized Ketchup Salt [...]

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