If you love eating, you can surely be a good cook, but to be an excellent one, you should have good critics at home. For that I owe to my husband and my children.

I dedicate this blog to the young ladies - "the starters".

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Eden to Earth

God created Eden,
He created wind and water
Light and darkness
Birds and animals
Sparkling rivers and lotus ponds…

There stood an apple tree by the pond
Frogs hopping on the lotus leaves
Squirrels running up and down the tree
In the shade, lived a rat and a cat
Greatest friends in Eden!
Rat, string some apple seeds
Wore them as anklets;
Cat, tied a lotus leaf
As a bandana on his head
Handsome they looked
Hand in hand they sang and danced around…

On the sixth day-
With the leftovers
God created Man.
Man roamed in Eden with greed and pride.

On the seventh day, there was a lull…
Guilty of his last creation,
God left Eden.
Man stopped the river from flowing,
He axed the apple tree,
Crushing the squirrels underneath.
Caught the cat, tore off his bandana
Broke the anklets of the rat,
Poured hatred, the magic potion
Into their throat.
Eden was turned to Earth.

Then he roamed and roamed,
Round and round in search of GOD!

mini thomas

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Stuffed chicken

Easter Special

The resurrection of Jesus gives us
the message of hope, peace and love!
happy easter to all my friends!


Chicken – 1 full
Onions – 8
Tomatoes - 3 Large
Eggs- 2
Chilly Powder – 3 tbs
Turmeric powder – 1Tbs
Garam Masala powder – 3Tps
Curry leaves
Coriander Leaves
Bay Leaves -2
Salt - To taste
Lemon -2


Clean the chicken both inside and outside
using a table spoon of lemon juice
and salt to get rid of the smell
and wash thoroughly with cold water.

In a bowl, make a paste of chilly powder,
turmeric powder, salt and juice of one lemon.
Add sufficient water to make the paste smooth,
but not watery.

Apply the paste all over the chicken
and let it marinate overnight.

Take a pan and heat sufficient oil for deep frying.
When the oil is hot, add the chicken and fry it
until it turns golden brown on all sides.


Slice onions and sauté them in oil
till golden brown.
Add chopped tomatoes, some coriander leaves
and curry leaves. Saute till the tomatoes turn soft.
To this again add garam masala powder,
chilly powder,some pepper powder, bay leaves and salt.
Add little water to wet the mixture and cook it for 5 minutes.

Boil two eggs and de-shell it.

Marinate the boiled eggs in half
quantity of the gravy.
stuff it inside the chicken.

Take the rest of the gravy add
some more water and keep on low
flame for few minutes.

In a baking pan, place the chicken and pour
the rest of the gravy on top of it.
Bake the chicken in an oven at 180 degrees for 15minutes.

Serve hot and enjoy with rice or roti.

This is a traditional malabari recipe
very tasty yet high on calorie.
Few restaurants in calicut
serve this delicacy.

This stuffed chicken is the creation of
our trio-Arun,Leah and Merin.