Sharkara upperi / sharkara varatti (Spiced Jaggery coated plantain chips)

Onam’s coming up, which means I need the customary chips for the sadhya. This time around I have run into a problem. I cannot find Sharkara varatti in any Indian store 😭. And being the stickler for certain things, it meant that I now need to make something I have always just bought in a … More Sharkara upperi / sharkara varatti (Spiced Jaggery coated plantain chips)

Chicken Chettinadu

Chettinadu curries & roasts are made with a specific spice mix powder. The recipe for the masala can be found linked here Ingredients For marination 1 lb Chicken (cleaned and cut into small pieces) 1.5 tsp Turmeric powder 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste 2 tbsp Lemon juice 2 tsp Chettinadu Masala For Gravy 5 tbsp … More Chicken Chettinadu

Chettinadu Masala

The perfect masala powder for use in Chettinadu roasts & curries. The powder can be prepared and stored in a jar for a long period of time since there is no oil or water involved in it’s preparation Ingredients 24 Cardamom pods 42 Cloves 12 Star anise (whole) 6 Cinnamon sticks (2 inch length pieces) … More Chettinadu Masala

Banana muffins

Ingredients 3 large overripe Bananas 1.4 cups All purpose Flour 1/2 cup Sugar (Increase to 2/3rd if you have a sweet tooth) 1 Egg 2 tbsp Coconut milk (thick, unsweet) 4 tbsp Sunflower oil 1 tsp Baking powder 1 tsp Baking soda Pinch of Salt Recipe Preheat your oven to 425 F Line your muffin … More Banana muffins