No Onam passes by without the sweet flavour of Payasams in the air…Payasams are exclusive sweet delicacies of South India, especially Kerala, and Onam is the season where everybody relishes on their favourite Payasam. Here are top 5 Payasam recipes of the season-
Kadala Parippu Payasam-
‘Kadala Parippu’, also known as Bengal gram, is the main ingredient used in this Payasam. The broth is made by dissolving jaggery and adding soaked Bengal Gram. This makes it one of the best payasam recipes for Onam.
2. Ada Pradhaman-
Ada Pradhaman is one of the most aromatic Payasams in Kerala cuisine. It is a blend of jaggery, coconut milk, cashews and much more ingredients like cardamom, ghee and sugar. This makes it one of the best payasam recipes for Onam.
3. Paal payasam-
This payasam is nothing much but simple rice boiled in milk and sugar with an exclusive taste. Unlike other payasams, Paal Payasam never makes a person feel heavy after its consumption. This makes it one of the best payasam recipes for Onam.
4. Aval Payasam-
Aval Payasam, is just like other payasams, although the main ingredient is ‘aval’. ‘Aval’ is nothing but rice flakes, and has a unique flavour of its own. This makes it one of the best payasam recipes for Onam.
5. Cherupayar Parippu Payasam-
This is one of the richest payasams in South Indian cuisine. Not only is it flavourful, but it is also healthy and nutritious. This makes it one of the best payasam recipes for Onam.
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Baingan Chicken is an exclusive recipe for chicken and brinjal lovers alike, and also a treat in the mouth for those of you who don’t relish on brinjals! Brinjals are rich in various nutrients and not many love the flavour of it. Which is why here is a recipe for Baingan Chicken-
Ingredients for Baingan Chicken-
A Large Eggplant
One large potato
Crushed Ginger and garlic
Heat oil in a Kadai, add the ginger and garlic.
Heat onions until golden brown.
Add the curry masala paste along with a pinch of turmeric powder.
Toss in the chicken and the cubed potato; cover with a lid.
Add the brinjal once the chicken gets tender.
Pour in half a cup of hot water and let the brinjal soften.
Thicken the sauce by adding coconut powder (optional).
Serve hot with steamed rice or fresh Indian Breads.
Chicken Bartha, hailing from the flavourful land of Kolkata, is originally known as ‘Chicken Bortha’. The recipe has also scattered its variants throughout many places in North India. The word ‘Bharta’ or ‘Bortha’ literally means mashed.
Ingredients required for Chicken Bartha-
Chicken boiled and shredded
Paste ginger garlic and green chilly
Cashew nut paste (with dahi/fresh cream if fewer cashews)
Directions to prepare Chicken Bartha-
Heat oil in a pan and saute the onion puree until the raw flavour diminishes.
Add the ginger-garlic paste & the green chilli paste once the onion puree is done.
Pour the tomato puree into the pan and cook for a few minutes in high flame.
Add the required masalas like Garam Masala, Turmeric Powder, Red Chilly Powder and lastly kasoori methi.
Add cashew paste and the required amount of salt.
Add the leftover chicken stock to have a richer gravy.
Add butter and shredded chicken and let it cook.
Garnish with coriander leaves and a half-cut boiled egg.
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Monsoon is that season where ‘garam chai aur pakode’ comes into play! Apart from some pakode, there are plenty of other snacks to bite onto…
Here are the top 5 monsoon dishes that you must cherish this monsoon season-
Stuffed bread pakoda-
Stuffed Bread pakoda is one of the most tantalising dishes to have this monsoon. Bread is stuffed with a filling of your choice, preferably spicy, dipped in batter and deep-fried. This makes it one of the best monsoon recipes.
2. Moong Dal pakode-
Picture yourself in the balcony while it rains, and you feast yourself on a plate of ‘moong dal pakode’ with some green chutney. Pakodes are made with moong dal and then deep-fried. This makes it one of the best monsoon recipes.
Chowmein is an all-time favourite for people of any age. Although it is widely enjoyed at any season, it is most enjoyed perfectly during the monsoon. This makes it one of the best monsoon recipes.
4. Aloo Paratha-
Aloo paratha may sound normal for you, but it is quite amazing during the monsoon. Aloo parathas are freshly prepared, paired with raita and topped with a dollop of warm butter. This makes it one of the best monsoon recipes.
This may sound like a cliche, but Corn on the Cobs are pretty delicious during the monsoons. Top it with lime and spices to make it extra exciting. This makes it one of the best monsoon recipes.
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Fish has been a major part of the diet among various cultures across India, and every culture shares a unique method of cooking fish. It is also a high source of proteins, omega fats, and other vitamins.
Here are the top 5 Indian Fish recipes-
Fish Biriyani is an exquisite recipe with layers of biriyani rice and masala. It is made using Seer fish but you can always use a fish of your choice. This makes it one of the best of Indian Fish recipes.
Fish Pulusu is one of the favourites from the ancient culinary recipe handbooks of Andhra Pradesh. The recipe is rich with flavours of garam masala, poppy seeds, and tamarind, giving it a tangy and spicy flavour. This makes it one of the best of Indian Fish recipes.
Apollo Fish fry-
Apollo fish fry is a unique recipe hailing from Hyderabad. Boneless fish fillet pieces are used for this exquisite recipe. This makes it one of the best of Indian Fish recipes.
This is an easy yet one of the most exciting fish recipes ever! Marinate fish pieces as per your taste and simply bake until tenderly cooked inside and crispy outside. This makes it one of the best of Indian Fish recipes.
Amritsari fish is fried fish recipe which is marinated in exquisite spices and then deep-fried. It can also be pan-fried if you are looking for something juicier and less crispy. Being a flexible and simple recipe, this makes it one of the best of Indian Fish recipes.
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