Dinner Lunch Salad / chutney / dip Uncategorized

Chicken oats soup

Some healthy and easy soup recipe for Ramadan as well as for other days is here. I have already posted our traditional Fenugreek rice porridge in coconut milk- Metthero kanji recipe. We even like to have this oats soup instead . Its easy, simple. You can skip the chicken and chicken stock cube to make it veg oats soup. Seson it with your favorite spices and enjoy.

Cooking time : 20 minutes

Serves : 4

Ingredients :

Chicken – 2 bone in pieces ,

Onion – 1 small, finely chopped

Ginger garlic green chilli paste -1/2 teaspoon

Vegetables – 1/2 cup chopped ( carrots, beans, sweetcorn etc )

Chicken stock cube – 1

Oats – 2 tablespoons

Water – 3 cups


Heat a pot or cooker, add 1 teaspoon oil, add onion , saute till translucent. Then add ginger garlic green chilly paste. Saute till raw smell goes. Then add mixed veggies, chicken, 1 cup of water and cook till chicken is done.

Remove the chicken, separate the bone and shredd the chicken. Keep aside.

To the same pot, add chicken stock cube and mix well. Then add oats, 2 cups of water, mix well. Let it cook for 5 minutes on slow- medium flame.

Check for seasoning. Add pepper powder and salt if needed. Add the shredded chicken. Garnish with spring onion & serve.

Note :

Add 1 teaspoon each soya sauce and vinegar to give a Chinese twist to this soup.


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Butter Pudding

Butter Pudding is yet another easy-peasy , utterly- butterly ‘ pudding . The flavor and aroma of butter is really worth enjoying every lick .Its so quick to make that it can be prepared in no time. Just blend all the ingredients together and let it set. Garnish it with powdered nuts (roasted , caramelized or plain)  , crushed biscuits or chocolate shavings




Preparation time : 15 minutes

Ingredients :

  1. Butter – 100gms
  2. condensed milk – 1 tin (397 gm)
  3. cream  – 1 tin (170 gm)
  4. whipping cream powder – 1 sachet
  5. milk – 500 ml
  6. gelatin – 2.5 tablespoon

Method :

Step 1 : Heat a pan. Melt 100gms butter until it turns brown color and nice aroma comes . Let it cool. (note : If you do not have whipping cream powder , just add 3-4 tablespoon sugar while melting butter.)


Step 2 :  Boil 1/4 cup of water. melt gelatin powder in it. Let it cool.

Step 3 : In a blender , Blend all the ingredients together –  melted butter , condensed milk, cream, whipping cream powder, milk and gelatin .


Step 4 : Pour it into a pudding tray. Place it in refrigerator . Let it set well.


Step 5 : garnish it with roasted caramelized nuts or crushed biscuits or chocolate shavings

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ifthar snacks Snack Starters Uncategorized

Thread chicken|Chicken screwdriver

This chicken starter/snack is crunchy outside and juicy inside. Its best for ifthar as well as starters. Its simple, easy and yummy recipe. I have marinated the chicken stripes in spicy masala. Its completely optional. You can just add pepper and salt to season the chicken and proceed with the method.

Cooking time : 20 minutes

Ingredients :
Chicken marination :

Boneless chicken – 500 gms

Red chilly powder – 2 teaspoons

Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Salt – to taste

Ginger garlic paste – 1 teaspoon

Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Lime juice – of 1/2 lime
For coating :

Eggs – 2

Samosa sheets – 1 packet

Method :

Clean the chicken and cut them into stripes. ( Note: I have cut into short thin stripes. You can also cut into long stripes). Add all the ingredients mentioned under Marination into a bowl , mix well and marinate the chicken stripes.

Cook the marinated chicken in cooker or open pan till its cooked. Remove the chicken and cool them. Insert toothpick ( if short stripes) or bamboo skewers ( if long stripes) into the chicken and keep aside.

In a bowl , whisk the eggs well.

Cut the samosa sheets ( or spring roll sheets ) into thin stripes using knife or scissor, holding all together in a stack.

Dip the chicken in the egg and roll over the samosa stripes well. Press the coated chicken gently with fist. Follow these steps for all the chicken stripes and deep fry on medium flame till golden brown.

Crunchy chicken screwdriver is ready to serve with favorite dip.

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ifthar snacks Snack

Shami Kabab

shami Kabab is a very popular non-veg starter originating from the Indian subcontinent . These kababs are basically flavorful meat patties, which are crispy on the outside and smooth inside.These kababs can be made of mutton or beef.

Shami kababs are ideal for ifthar, school lunchbox , starter etc.

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Shami Kabab recipe :-

Makes – 30 – 35 kababs



  1. Boneless meat – 500gms
  2. Whole red chilly – 7
  3. Cloves – 7
  4. Whole black pepper – 2 teaspoon (optional)
  5. ginger-garlic paste – 2 tablespoon
  6. salt – as needed


  1. Coriander powder – 2 tablespoon
  2. cumin (whole) – 1.5 teaspoon
  3. salt – 1 teaspoon
  4. turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  5. Chana dal – 1 cup (soaked for 2 hours)


  1. Red chilly powder – 1 teaspoon
  2. garam masala powder – 1 teaspoon
  3. coriander leaves(chopped) – 1 cup
  4. mint leaves (chopped) – 1/2 cup
  5. green chillies -2, choppped
  6. potatoes (boiled) – 2 medium
  7. salt – 1 teaspoon
  8. egg – 1


  1. Onion(chopped) – 2 medium
  2. Lemon juice – 4 tablespoon

Method :

Step 1 : Put (A) ingredients with 1.5 cups of water in a pressure cooker and cook till meat is half done (4-5 whistle). Switch off the flame. Let the pressure settle.


 Step 2 : Now open the pressure cooker , add (B) ingredients with 1/2 cup water and pressure cook for 2-3 whistle or until the meat and dal are well cooked. Switch off the flame. Let the pressure settle.


Step 3: Open the pressure cooker. Turn the heat high and dry it completely. Make sure that the dal doesn’t become too mushy. Turn off the heat and let it cool.

Step 4 : Once cooled, finely chop the meat and dal mixture.


Step 5 : Mix Ingredients (D) in a bowl and leave for 10 minutes


Step 6: Mix ingredients (C) together in a large mixing bowl.


Step 7 :Then add the meat mixture and the onion mixture to it. Combine very well.

Step 8 : Make kababs of desired size.


Step 9 : you can deep freeze these kababs for 2-3 weeks in an air-tight container or zip-lock bag. While keeping in air-tight container , I separate each layer with a wax paper so that it is easy to remove.

Step 10 : Shallow fry these kababs until it turns golden on both the sides.


The delicious shami kabab is ready. Serve it with you favorite dip.

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ifthar snacks Snack Starters Uncategorized

Chicken Bites / Chicken Pops

Chicken bites or chicken pops is yet another snack that can be prepared for ifthar . It is also called ‘toothpick chicken’ as the ingredients are pricked into the toothpick before frying. Eating tip – Pop the entire chicken bite at once into the mouth to relish the real taste of it.

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  1. Chicken boneless – 50-100 gms
  2. onion – 1 medium (cut into chunks)
  3. potato – 1 small
  4. egg – 1
  5. maida/ all purpose flour – as needed
  6. bread crumbs – as needed
  7. Green masala paste (optional) – 1 teaspoon
  8. pepper – 1 teaspoon
  9. turmeric powder – 1/5 teaspoon
  10. salt
  11. oil

Method :

Step 1 : Cook chicken with pepper, turmeric  and salt.Once cooked, cut it into bite / chunk size pieces. Peel and Cook Potato with salt. once cooked, cut potato also into bite/chunk size pieces.

Step 2 : (Optional) Apply  Green masala paste to chicken pieces ( this is to make it spicy).If you don’t have green paste , just make a paste of 1 greenchilly, ginger-garlic paste (1/5 teaspoon) , 1/4 teaspoon coriander powder, 3-4 mint and coriander leaves.

Step 3: Take a toothpick . Prick chicken , onion , potato into it.

Step 4 : Break open an egg into a bowl and whisk it. Take a little maida and breadcrumbs in separate bowls. Dip the pricked chicken pops into egg; then dust it with maida. Then again dip it in egg and roll it over breadcrumbs


Step 5 : Heat enough oil in a kadai.When it is hot, deep fry the chicken pops until golden brown on all the sides.


The Chicken pops / chicken bites are ready!!! Serve it with your favorite dip.

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5 ingredients recipes Lunch Quick meals Uncategorized

Fenugreek rice porridge in coconut milk- Metthero kanji

Fenugreek rice porridge in coconut milk which is known as meththero kanji in Beary language. It’s a healthy, simple rice dish made with rice, coconut milk and fenugreek seeds which is called as meththe in Beary. Its especially made during Ramadan , to have after ifthar, but also recommended during post delivery because of its highly nutritional values.

Here is a small description about our beary community. 🙂

Beary is a community concentrated mostly along the Coastal Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka state, India. It has its own unique traditions and distinct cultural identity.

The language spoken by Bearys is Beary Baashe. The language has high influence by the Arabic and also has words derived from Tulu ( local language of mangalore), Malayalam and Tamil. The beary cuisine is highly influenced by the Southindian cuisine. A few traditional popular dishes are Pinde ( steamed rice dumplings), Syame ( idiyappam), Guliyappa ( paniyaram), Poo-pole( near dosa) etc.

We are called as Bearys 🙂

Coming back to recipe, thengero kanji is very simple and one pot meal.

Preparation time : 10 minutes

Cooking time : 15 minutes

Serves : 4

Ingredients :

Jeera rice – 1/2 cup

Water- 2 cups

Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Coconut milk – 1/2 cup , thick

Salt – 1/2 teaspoon

Method :

Soak the fenugreek seeds in water for 10 minutes.

In a cooker, add washed and drained jeera rice, water, fenugreek seeds, salt and cook on medium – high flame for 4-5 whistles. Let the pressure settle. Open the lid and stir the porridge.

Then add coconut milk , let it boil for 5 minutes on low flame.

Serve hot with pickle, vegetable poriyal.

You can also add a teaspoon of ghee to the porridge and stir, before serving to enhance the flavour.


This porridge can be prepared without fenugreek seeds too. Which is known as “thengero kanji” aka rice porridge in coconut milk. Thenge is coconut in beary. Recipe remains same without fenugreek seeds.


Check our Ramadan post for variety of ifthar snacks, drinks, desserts.