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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tandoori Fish- for healthy binge....

Whenever I am visiting my home in Kerala, there will always be a fried item for lunch. But this time since I was around for a longer time, I decided to eat healthy and reduce binging on oily stuff since I do not want to torture my weighing scale after going back to Bangalore :-)


We tried many dishes in the oven and this is one of my favorites among all of them. Here I have used pearl spot fish as this is the most suitable and tastiest fish to make tandoori.

This tandoori fish is a combination of spices with a slight tanginess of lemon and curd which is baked till perfection. This can be prepared easily if the fish is marinated and kept it in the refrigerator. This is a big hit at our home . This is a great starter which is served along with green chutney and onion rings.


Ingredients:
  1. Pearl Spot Fish- 4 nos
  2. Red Chilli Powder- 3tbsp
  3. Turmeric Powder- 1 tsp
  4. Cumin Powder- 1 tsp
  5. Ginger and Garlic Paste- 2 tbsp
  6. Green Chilli Paste- 1 tbsp
  7. Lemon juice2 tbsp
  8. Curd- 1 cup
  9. Salt- as required
For the Green Chutney:
  1. Coriander Leaves- 100 gms
  2. Mint Leaves- 50 gms
  3. Green Chillies- 2 nos
  4. Garlic Cloves- 2 nos
  5. Lemon Juice- 2 tbsp
  6. Salt- as required
Method:
  1. Clean, wash and half the fish. Keep this aside.
  2. Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl. Marinate the fish with these ingredients and keep this in refrigerator for about 2- 3 hours.
  3. Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees C, spread the marinated fish on a lightly greased baking tray.
  4. Cook for about 15- 20 minutes and turn once in between.
  5. When it is done serve along with green chutney and enjoy.
Method for green chutney:
  1. Grind all the green chutney ingredients to a paste in a blender.
  2. Serve this along tandoori fish and enjoy.





Saturday, May 9, 2015

Cucumber, Mint, Lemon Drink

In case you are wondering where I have been, its almost a month and I am getting pampered by my in- laws and my parents in my home at Kochi, doing nothing, simply sitting n eating.. atleast thats what my weighing machine says ..:-)


Now coming to the post, in this hot, sultry weather who doesn't like to have a big glass of iced juice and that too which is a good detox for your body.
This is a perfect refreshing drink as the main ingredients in this are cucumber, which helps our body to flush out toxins as it contains citrulline, which is an amino acid. This drink has mint leaves, which have a nice refreshing flavor and last but not the least lemon, which helps to stimulate and regulate the digestive tract.

Using these three ingredients we can make an amazing magical drink which is perfect for our body. Lets make it and enjoy in this hot weather.
Ingredients:
  1. Cucumber- 1/2
  2. Mint- a handful
  3. Lemon- 1 no
  4. Honey- 2-3 tbsps
Method:
  1. Grind the cucumber, mint leaves and 1 lemon juice well in a blender.
  2. Strain this in serving glasses and mix honey as required. Enjoy this amazing drink in a hot summer weather.



     

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