Masala Rice|Masala Baath|Masala Sadham|Spiced Rice

This is an recent attempt of me after longing for a spicy lunch on a lazy Saturday. I heard about this Masala Bath of Maharastra and gave a random try. It came out excellent and all of us wanted more. The best part of the recipe is it can be made in a jiffy in a single pan.You know I hate cooking in the kitchen for long hours. I finish as soon as possible and wrap up. Here is my collection of 30 + lunch box recipes for you.I have consolidated them and made a separate post on my FB page. Please find them in the below link. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1653093941417139&id=866467213413153 I hope you find them helpful. Continue reading “Masala Rice|Masala Baath|Masala Sadham|Spiced Rice”

BisiBeleBath/Sambhar Sadham

Our Sundays won’t be complete without a new trial of a recipe.This week I thought of making bisibelebath-a traditional recipe from Karnataka fused with our own sambhar sadham.I have already posted a recipe of sambhar sadham which is amma’s signature dish.I was actually thinking bisibelebath and sambhar sadham mean the same dish.But it is not so.Authentic Bisibelebath has a special spice powder and doesn’t have any vegetables added to it.So here goes my fusion recipe.I was not sure of the outcome until we had it.This was an experiment based on the recipes watched in TV and tasted in restaurants.The result was amazing. Continue reading “BisiBeleBath/Sambhar Sadham”

Chettinad Kalaan Vazhaippoo Kuzhambhu|Mushroom Banana Flower Gravy

Hurray!Time for a guest post !Meet Mrs.Raadhikaa Anandan who is a vlogger at RJ’s Easy Cooking.She is one loavable,humble and a very sweet person the blogging world has given me.We met through facebook and when I approached for the guest post recipe I felt I found a good friend.Her recipes are very unique and you will find umpteen healthy and very unique recipes with detailed video here  Do visit her youtube channel and follow her amazing and interesting recipes.She took so much efforts in preparing this guest post by making several attempts to try different recipes and give me the best.She ensured to also go my blog’s purpose by avoiding all white ingredients in her recipe .Thank you dear.Wishing you a great journey ahead. Continue reading “Chettinad Kalaan Vazhaippoo Kuzhambhu|Mushroom Banana Flower Gravy”

SOY BEAN RICE|SOYA BEAN RICE

Hello Friends! I am back  after 75 days approx. We had a sudden transfer and I was stuck with packing/loading/shifting/unpacking/settling episodes.And finally we are kinda settled at Delhi and I thought it is high time I resume my blogging.I have been missing all of you and my blog.Hope you also had been missing Kitchen Kathukutty. I wish I could back to my routine and stick onto a regular blogging. Fingers crossed. Now,let’s get onto today’s recipe.It is soya rice or soya bean rice or soy rice. This was made my last year for hubby’s lunch box and only now I am bringing it to this space. I tried this recipe by slightly tweaking the usual Mochai Payaru Kara Curry/Lima Bean Spicy curry recipe. This just popped up when few of my readers were inquiring about uses and benefits of soya bean. Soya bean is the richest legume with the highest protein. I have already posted a soya bean biriyani recipe which is made from fresh red soya beans(Similar to peas,butter beans).This is the dried light brown variety which is used in making soy milk.tofu etc.Please find tofu burji recipe here.You can choose to use any legume in this recipe and just make this quick and nutritious lunch box recipe.It is slightly spicy. Continue reading “SOY BEAN RICE|SOYA BEAN RICE”

CAPSICUM PEAS PULAO|PEAS CAPSICUM PULAV

Early morning lunch packing will make you more innovative as days go by and you tend to make more and more great combinations with rice.One such early morning combination which we liked is what I am sharing with you all today.This is a also a favourite of my son as it has peas.I have used fresh peas after cooking .You can also use frozen peas. Continue reading “CAPSICUM PEAS PULAO|PEAS CAPSICUM PULAV”

GOBI RICE|CAULIFLOWER RICE

Cauliflower rice or Gobi rice is an easy to make lunch box recipe. You can make it special or simple with some small variations. This is a simple version given below Continue reading “GOBI RICE|CAULIFLOWER RICE”

DAL METHI|METHI WITH MOONG DHAL

Today’s recipe is a very simple but a nutritious power packed side dish for rice. Is is methi dal/methi dal fry/vendhya keerai paruppu kootu. A bowl of hot steaming rice  rice, few spoons of ghee and methi dhal fry makes a heavenly  combo.Methi Leaves or Fenugreek leaves or Uluva or Vendhya Keerai is an excellent source of iron and moong dhal is an excellent source of protein. So this becomes perfect combo in terms of nutrition too.Even kids fussy about having greens will love this combination. Come let’s get into the recipe. Continue reading “DAL METHI|METHI WITH MOONG DHAL”

VANGI BATH OR BRINJAL RICE

It has been an year since I started blogging. The experience I have gained,the friendship I have built can never said be said in a post.I have no words to thank my readers,friends and family.A very special thanks and bow down to each of you who honoured the purpose of my blog.Here is small token of gratitude to all those who have helped me in every step Have you tried my recipes so far?If yes do you a pic clicked?Kindly mail me or message me those images and I will be extremely to have them in my space.first year blog anniversary at kitchenkathukutty Continue reading “VANGI BATH OR BRINJAL RICE”

Channa/Chickpeas Biriyani

My love and trials on ONE POT meals never ends.I keep experimenting almost every morning.This channa biriyani came to my mind when I was thinking for doing something other than stir fry or gravy or filling for sandwich with channa.Mom never forgets to include one variety of legume in our daily meal to suffice the daily protein requirement.I also try to follow my mother and always try to include atleast 2 or 3 portions of pulses in daily meal.My son loves all legumes since they are easy to pick and munch on.This simple yet  rich dish is one of his favourites. CHICK PEAS PULAO OR CHANNA BIRIYANI Ingredients:
  • Basmati rice-1 cup
  • Channa/Chickpeas-3/4 cup
  • Thick coconut milk-3/4 cup
  • Water-3/4 cup
  • Garam masala-1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-A pinch
  • Salt-To taste
  • Ghee -To cook
To grind into a smooth paste:
  • Tomato-1 medium sized
  • Coconut grated-1 tbsp
  • Mint leaves-8
  • Coriander leaves-10
  • Ginger-A small piece
  • Garlic-7
  • Green chilly-2
  • Shallots-4
To temper:
  • Bay leaf-1 leaf
  • Cinnamon-A small piece
  • Fennel seeds-1/4 tsp
  • Clove-1
CHICK PEAS PULAO OR CHANNA BIRIYANI Procedure: 1.Soak Channa/chickpeas overnight after thoroughly washing in water. 2.Rinse and soak rice for 30 minutes in normal water. CHICK PEAS PULAO OR CHANNA BIRIYANI 3.Pressure cook soaked Channa for 3 whistles.Ensure that they don’t turn mushy. 4.Make a smooth paste out of all ingredients under “To grind into a smooth paste” and keep it aside. CHICK PEAS PULAO OR CHANNA BIRIYANI 5.In a pressure cooker,add two tbsp of ghee.Add all tempering elements. 6.Now add the paste and fry until raw smell vanishes. CHICK PEAS PULAO OR CHANNA BIRIYANI 7.Rinse rice well and add the cooked Channa and rice to this. 8.Now add turmeric powder,garam masala and salt and give a quick stir. CHICK PEAS PULAO OR CHANNA BIRIYANI 9.Add water and coconut milk and cook for three whistles. 10.When the pressure is released carefully fluff it with a fork. channa biriyani6.jpg 11.Serve it with any raitha of your choice. channa biriyani.JPG
  P.S: You can use brown basmati rice too in this recipe.The water+coconut milk required would be 3 cups for 1 cup of rice after soaking in warm water for 40 minutes. I prefer to pre cook channa to ensure softness.But do take care while cooking.It shouldn’t get mashed. Introduce channa separately to your baby before trying this recipe. Adjust spices as per your taste. Always consult your pediatrician before introducing any new food to babies. Please do not forget to stay tuned with me by liking my facebook page here or follow me on Twitter or PINTEREST. You can also receive all my recipes in your mail box by providing your mail id here. Do share this with your kith and kin.If you have a picture of recipe tried from my blog kindly share with me.I am privileged to share them in my page

VEGETABLE BIRIYANI-(With brown rice & fresh masala)

Biriyani is one of my favourites for three reasons-An one pot meal,loaded with veggies and a royal treat.You can make it in n number of ways and my all time favourite is the way my mother makes.I have always wanted try it like the restaurants and with freshly ground masala powder.Fortunately there was an exclusively TV show on biriyani and I had noted the recipe.I am giving below the recipe for 4 servings with all ingredients whereas the images might not have the same quantity.I skipped few ingredients as my family members prefer a lesser spice version.This recipe is yet another one which can be added to my blog’s purpose.Yes,no whites…Check in detail about it here and let me know if you like the PURPOSE OF MY BLOG. I made it with brown basmati rice 🙂 Continue reading “VEGETABLE BIRIYANI-(With brown rice & fresh masala)”