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Saturday, 29 February 2020



A special medicinal value appam served during breakfast or dinner, made with Fresh Mint and Basil leaves. A traditional old dish almost forgotten from the interior villages of Karaikudi, Tirunelveli districts. Recipe will be updated in a day's time...

Recipe for Puthithulappam : Take 2 hand full of fresh mint leaves, 2 handful of Basil leaves. Add to mixer and grind to fine paste adding little water. Squeeze the liquid and mix in 1 glass of water and bring to boil, add required salt and 2 tsp of oil. Add this boiled liquid to Rice flour for making Idiyappam and cook in Cooker without whistle for 5 mins and serve hot.

Aloo Mattar Sabzi

Dhabaa Style Aloo Mattar Sabzi ka Recipe :  

In a kadai add 2 tsp of butter or ghee and add 1 chopped  onion and 1 big chopped tomato, 1 inch size ginger chopped, 1 green chilly in high flame for just 2 mins.  Add 50 ml water and allow to cool.  Grind this to fine paste and keep ready.  

In a vessel, add cubed potatoes, matter and bring to boil, strain and keep ready.  

In a kadai, add butter again, add this grinded puree, add turmeric, jeera and coriander powders and mix well.  Add salt, cooked potatoes and mattar and mix well.  Add water to your required consistency.  Cover and cook for 3 mins.  Remove and keep aside.  In a tadka pan, add 2 tsp of oil and add 1 tsp of Aaharam's Red Chilly Powder and tadka over the gravy and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.  Your special North Indian Dhabaa Style Aloo Mattar Sabzi is ready.  Serve hot with Phulkas, Naan / Roti of your choice.

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Paneer Kaali Mirch

Recipe for Paneer Kaali-Mirch
Posted by Chef. Swaminatha Sharma on 19/02/2020

An authentic traditional dish from north India before Green Chillies and Red chillies are sold.  Kaali-Mirch is referred to Pepper and hence the recipe contains only Grounded Black pepper with the spices mixed in rich gravy.

Bring to boil 1 big sliced onion along with handful of cashewnuts, 2 tsp of Poppy seeds and 1 inch ginger, drain it and grind to fine paste in mixer.

In a kadai, add 1 tsp of butter and saute sliced panneer of 1 inch cubes to golden brown and keep aside.  Now add 1 tsp of butter, add cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamon, cloves and Javithri and add the mixed gravy and saute well.  Now add, Coriander and Jeera Powder 1 tsp each and mix well.  Sprinkle Crushed Kaali-Mirch (Black Pepper) salt and mix well.  Once gets thickened, add 50 ml of Milk and bring to gravy consistency.  Add sauted Paneer cubes and sprinkle 1 tsp of sugar over it and Crushed Kasuri methi for further flavour and taste.  Serve hot with Roti / Dhal / Chappathi / Puri / Batura of your choice.

Your Chef's special Paneer Kaali-Mirch is ready. 
Serve with Joy ....!!!!  Serve with Pride....!!!!

Friday, 10 January 2020

Suran ka Uradmethi

Recipe for Suran ka UradMethi

Cut Suran (Elephant Yam) in to 1/2 inch cubes, bring to boil with salt and Turmeric powder, drain and keep aside.  

In a Kadai add 5 tsp of Oil, saute 1 sliced onion and add Grated coconut 1 cup, 2 tsp of Plain Rice and keep aside.  In a same kadai, add 3 tsp of Oil, add Urad dal 2 tsp, Methi seeds (Vendhayam) 2 tsp, 6 tsp of Coriander seeds, 5 to 6 red chillies according to spicyness, 1 tsp of Jeera, 1/2 inch size of Tamarind one by one and saute well until aroma asises.  Remove and grind along with Onion and Coconut into fine thich paste and keep ready.

In a kadai add 3 tsp of oil, once heated add the grinded paste and mix well.  Now add 150 ml of Coconut Milk and 100 ml Cow's milk and mix well.  Add salt and bring to boil.  Add required salt mix well.  Now add the boiled Yam (Suran) and cover it with lid and cook in medium flame for about 3 mins.  Remove and add Tadka.

Tadka : Bring to boil 2 tsp of Oil, add 10 sliced Tomato.  Once added, fire arises out.. beware while making tadka.  Pour into the Gravy and your yummy Chef's Special Suran ka UradMethi is ready to serve with plain rice / Phulkas / Rotis.

Serve with Joy | Serve with Pride.

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Methi ka Saag

Recipe for Methi ka Saag.

Bring to boil fresh methi leaves in little water, strain and allow to cool.  In a kadai add 6 to 7 tsp Gingelly oil (the more the oil, the more will be taste), add finely chopped onion, garlic, ginger, and green chilly one by one and saute well untill cooked.  Add, Aaharam's red chilly powder, coriander powder, jeera powder and turmeric powder to your choice / flavour and mix well.  Now add the cooked methi leaves, and add 2 tsp of fresh ghee over it and cook in medium flame for 2 mins.  Dont forget to add Salt to your taste.  Add crushed methi leaves on the top, mix well and remove from flame.  Your yummy & chef;s special *Methi ka Saag* is ready  Serve hot with roti / phulkas of your choice... 💪😍

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Suran Ki Sabzi

Recipe for Suran Ki Sabzi.
Recipe posted by Chef Swaminatha Sharma

This is a unique recipe served in almost all Bihari people during their wedding.  Suran ki Sabzi goes well with Makhai ki Roti or Puris.  This has a unique taste which is a no-Garlic and has Curd for its richness and taste.  Suran (Karunai-Kizhangu) is boiled in water, shallow fried in Mustard Oil and added to the cuisine which has its perfect taste when mixed with the gravy.

Cooking Method :  Cut to 1 inch length cubes (As we cut for potato finger chips), boil in hot water with Tamarind juice, salt and turmeric powder, drain and shallow fry in Mustard Oil oil and keep aside.  In a kadai, add Oil, splutter Jeera, add Turmeric powder, green chillies, chopped onions, 1 tsp of Methi seeds and mix well until meshy.  Now add thick curd.  (While adding curd, always lower your flame or switch off gas.  This will allow to have the perfect texture and taste to your cuisine)  Add little water and stir well.  Once cooked, remove allow to cool and grind to paste adding water.  Strain and use the liqud for cooking. 

In a kadai add Mustard Oil, add 1 bay leaf, 2 elachi, 2 cloves, 1 javithri, and pour the strained liquid and bring to boil.  Add the Suran to it, add salt, turmeric powder, Coriander Powder, Jeera Powder and mix well.  Once cooked.. remove and garnish with chopped Coriander leaves and serve hot.  

Serve with Pride,.... Serve with Joy.....

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Puli Maavu - புளி-மாவு

Recipe for Puli Maavu - புளி-மாவு

A signature dish from interior parts of Tanjore where its made for night tiffin or on Fasting days, which keeps our tummy full and keeps us energetic the whole day, due to the Tamarind + Rice combination. This Traditional Pulimaavu is given below.

Soak tamarind (lemon size), squeeze and add water to it. Add 1 tsp Turmeric powder and salt and mix well. In a bowl, add pure Raw Rice flour and add this tamarind mixture and make it to a rough dough. Keep aside for 30 mins. In a heavy bottom kadai, add Gingelly oil, splutter mustard seeds, urud dal, channa dal each 1 tsp, 1 red chilly, 1 arc of curry leaves and add the dough and make like upma. cook in medium flame. The bottom crust with gingelly oil tastes heaven. Your Puli-Maavu is ready. 

Serve with Joy Serve with Pride.

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Ankurit Sabzi

Recipe for Ankurit Sabzi
Posted by Chef. Swaminatha Sharma

In a kadai add 3 tsp of oil and splutter Jeera.  Add 1 no finely chopped Onion, 1 arc Curry leaves, 1 tsp of Ginger Garlic Paste, and 1 no. finely chopped chopped tomatoes and bring to meshy form.  Add Turmeric powder, Aaharam's Red Chilly Powder for perfect colour and taste and Coriander powder.  Mix well.  Now add boiled and strained Sprouts 1 cup and add salt.  mix well and add 150ml water and cook for 10 mins in slow flame with Lid covered until oil oozes out on the sides.  Remove and add 1/4 tsp of Garam masala and finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with Roti / Naan.  Your Chef's special Ankurit Sabzi is ready.  Serve with Joy - Serve with Pride

Wednesday, 21 August 2019


Recipe for CHOLE
by Chef Swaminatha Sharma

Soak 200gms of Chole for 8 hours.  In a piece of cloth add 1 tsp of Tea Powder and tie it.  Drop in the pressure cooker and pressure cook chole with salt.  Allow to cool and drain the water and store the water for cooking.  Take chole aside.

In a kadai, add oil, bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves and cardamon, add finely chopped onion, GG paste, Tomato and cook until meshy.  Add 1/4 of chole in the mixture and mash it to fine paste.  Now add the remaining peas, add chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and jeera powder to your taste.  Mix well.  Add the drained water for consistency.  Allow to cook for 2 mins under cover.  Mix well again.  Once cooked, sprinkle fresh home made Garam Masala or aaharam's Home Made Garam Masala and Finely chopped coriander leaves.   Switch off.  In a small kadai, dry saute 2 tsp of Dhaniya powder until it changes the colour and aroma arises.  Allow to cool and grind to powder and sprinkle over the Chole.  Your authentic Chole is ready to serve with Batura.  Serve with Pride - Serve with Joy.

Vegetable Angara

Recipe for Vegetable Angara
Posted by Chef Swaminatha Sharma

Boil 1 cup of vegetables finely chopped. Beans, carrot, capsicum, Gobi and Green Peas with little salt, drain and keep aside.

In a kadai, add oil, saute, Jeera 1tsp, 1 slit green chilly, cinnamon, 1 bay leaf, 3 cloves, 2 cardamons, 1 big sliced Onion, 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste, 1-tomato chopped, 1 handful of Cashews one by one until meshy.  Allow to cool and grind to fine paste.  Add 1/2 glass water, mix well and strain it.  

In a Kadai, add oil, splutter 1 bay leaves, and add the mixture and cook for 2 mins.  Now add the cooked vegetables and mix well again.  Add 1/2 tsp of Aaharam Red Chilly Powder, 1/2 tsp of Turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp of Coriander Powder and 1/2 tsp of Jeera powder.  Mix well and check for water consistency and add water if necessary.  Cover and cook for 3 mins.  Remove lid, sprinkle 1/2 tsp of fresh Garam Masala, Kasuri Methi and finely chopped Coriander Leaves.  Serve hot with Naan / Roti / Phulkas.  Your Chef's Speical Vegetable Angara is ready.  Serve with Pride - Serve with Joy.