Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Kitchen gadgets!!

My kitchen gadgets got makeover this weekend with a nice looking shelf that holds 120 kg. After keeping everything in there didn't realized I can open a shop :-). Now I really need to stop buying, got my coffee machine too sitting on the bench which I didn't take photo.

© 2011 by Rajani Rayudu

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tandoori Salmon

This one is inspired and became favorite of mine, but added a few bits of my own. Enjoy this healthy version of cooking Salmon in an oven. Sea food lovers this one is for you!


Salmon fillets - 4 (6 oz each and about 1 1/4"thick)

Set 1:

Yoghurt - 1/3 rd cup
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Dried Parsley - 1 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Cayenne Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Black pepper powder - 1 tsp (freshly ground)

add this mixture in a glass bowl, mix well and keep aside.

Set 2:

Garam spice powder:

Cumin powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Fennel seeds (made into powder) - 1 tsp
Cinnamon powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
Clove powder - 1/4 tsp

mix everything well in a bowl, use 1 tsp of this mix and keep the rest in airtight container.

Other things we need:

Aluminum Foil


serves 4

1) Preheat oven to 400 d F.

2) Mix 1 tsp garam spice powder from Set 2 with the Set 1 set aside.

3) Coat Salmon pieces with the above spiced yoghurt mixture well and follow point 4.

4) Take 4 sheets of Aluminum foil, keep the marinated salmon in the middle on each foil, with marination distributed equally on all sheets, wrap and fold the foil like a parcel and keep on  a tray and bake for 15 mins or until the fillet flakes easily.

Serve with Salad and lemon slices.


Once cooked gather the juices which came out in small container and serve.


Fennel seeds = Sompu (in telugu)
Dried Parsley - you can find these in spice section at super markets.
Salmon (check this to know more about it)

© 2011 by Rajani Rayudu

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Cauliflower Manchurian

This dish is a crowd pleaser for get-together or for a party or as a pot luck dish. Serve it as an Appetizer or with Fried rice. or Noodles.

Ingredients and Proceed:

Cauliflower - 1 no. (cut into small florets, microwave for 5 mins)
Oil - for deep frying

For batter:

Plain flour - 1/4 cup
Corn flour - 1/4 cup
Chilli powder - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Red orange food color - a pinch
Water as needed.

Mix these in to runny paste, dip florets into batter and deep fry or add the dry mix to cauliflower, mix well and leave for 10 mins. and deep fry.

Other things we need:

Oil - few tbsps

Ginger - 2 inch (cut lengthways)
Garlic - 5 cloves (cut lengthways)
Green chillies - 5 no.(cut vertically)
Ajinomotto - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 3 sprigs
Sweet chillli sauce - 1 tbsp (I use Mae Ploy brand)

Fry these in a deep wok and add fried cauliflower florets, mix well and cook for 2 mins and serve.

Close up shot

For Birthday Party Menu:

Chicken Manchurian

Mixed vegetable Rice
Mutter Paneer
Chicken Badami


Carrot Cake
Lemon Cake
Ice cream

© 2011 by Rajani Rayudu