Ball Curry


Serves 6        Preparation and Cooking time : 1 hour

Ingredients; For the Curry

3 large onions chopped

1 sprig curry leaves

3 teaspoons chillie powder

1 ½ teaspoons coriander powder

3 teaspoons ginger garlic paste

3 big tomatoes pureed

½ cup ground coconut paste

1 teaspoon spice powder or garam masala

Salt to taste

3 tablespoons oil

1 teaspoon coriander leaves chopped finely for garnishing

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

Ingredients for the Meat Balls (Koftas)

½ kg fine beef mince

½ teaspoon spice powder

3 green chilies chopped

A small bunch of coriander leaves chopped finely

Salt to taste

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

Heat oil in a large pan and fry the onions till golden brown .Add the ginger garlic paste and the curry leaves and fry for some time.  Now add the chillie powder, coriander powder, spice powder or garam masala powder, turmeric powder and coconut and fry for a few minutes till the oil separates from the mixture. Now add the tomato juice and salt and simmer for some time.  Add sufficient water and bring to boil. Meanwhile mix the spice powder, salt, chopped green chilies, turmeric powder and coriander leaves with the mince and form into small balls. When the curry is boiling slowly drop in the mince balls carefully one by one. Simmer on slow heat for 20 minutes till the balls are cooked and the gravy is not too thick.  Serve hot with Coconut Rice and Devil Chutney.

Ball Curry



Tangy Mutton Curry


(Meat cooked in tamarind sauce)

Serves 6     Preparation Time 45 minutes

½ kg mutton or beef cut into medium size pieces

2 big onions sliced

½  teaspoon coriander powder

4 red chilies broken into bits

2 teaspoons mild chillie powder

1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste

Salt to taste

2 tablespoons oil

½ cup thick tamarind juice

Wash the meat and mix it with the ginger garlic paste, salt, coriander powder and the chillie powder.

Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions till golden brown.

Add the meat and mix well.

Fry for a few minutes. Add sufficient water and cook on medium heat till the meat is done.

Add the thick tamarind juice and mix well. Keep frying till the gravy is thick and dark brown

Serve with white steamed rice and a vegetable foogath

Tangy Mutton Curry



JALFREZIE or Fry as its name suggests, is a rich and fiery hot dish, prepared with any meat, Chicken, Pork and lots of chilies.  Jal Frazie originated during the Colonial Era, where the left over Turkey and Chicken Roasts were converted into Devil Curries or Fries by giving them a makeover the next day with the addition of a few spices and chillies

In the earlier days, Wild Boar, Venison, Wild Fowls, Duck and Rabbit were made into the Devil fry or Jalfrezie. This dish goes well with Rice and Pepper Water or Bread. 


Left over Lamb or any roast cut into medium size pieces

2 onions sliced finely

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

2 tablespoons oil

1 or 2 teaspoons chillie powder depending on n how hot you want it

3 Red chillies broken into bits

A few Curry Leaves (optional)

Salt to taste

½ teaspoon spice powder or garam masala powder

2 teaspoons tomato sauce or tomato ketchup

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Heat oil in a pan and sauté the onions, red chillies and curry leaves till the onions turn to golden brown.

Toss in the pieces of roast meat and all the other ingredients and mix well. Close the pan with a lid and cook on low heat for about for about 7 to 10 minutes till the meat has absorbed the Flavours.

Add a teaspoon of ghee or butter and fry till all the gravy dries up and the dish is dry.

Serve with bread or pepper water and rice



Bread and Vegetable Casserole 1



4 cups diced stale bread

1 tablespoon cooking oil

3 large eggs

1 ½ cups milk

1 tablespoon any hot sauce – chillie garlic etc

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup chopped spinach well rinsed

1 tomato chopped

1 cup corn kernels, boiled

1 cup chopped scallions or leeks

1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

2 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided


Preheat oven to 180 C

Lightly oil the bottom and sides of a soufflé or baking dish.

Beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add milk, hot sauce and salt, and mix well

Heat a tablespoon oil in a pan and cook the onion leeks / scallions, red bell peppers, tomato and spinach together for a few minutes till the spinach wilts. Remove from heat. Mix in the boiled corn kernels

Pour half of the quantity of the milk mixture into the dish and add half of the bread cubes and push down into milk mixture.

Layer in some of the cooked vegetables and 1 cup grated cheese over the bread.

Repeat layering of the bread, milk mixture and vegetables.

Pour the remaining milk mixture over the top, making sure the bread is soaked, and then end with a layer of grated cheese.

Bake 1 hour till the top is nicely browned

Remove from oven, and serve hot with steamed veggies

Bread and Vegetable Casserole 1



Egg and Brinjal with recipe book 1


Serves 4

Preparation and Cooking Time 1 hour


6 hard-boiled Eggs, shelled and cut into halves

3 onions chopped finely

2 tomatoes chopped

¼ kg Brinjals cut into medium size pieces

1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste

1 teaspoon mild chillie powder

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon spice powder or garam masala powder

½ teaspoon cumin powder

Salt to taste

2 tablespoons oil

1 sprig curry leaves (optional)

Heat oil in a pan and sauté the curry leaves and onions till the onions turn golden brown.

Add the ginger garlic paste, tomatoes and brinjals and fry till the tomatoes are reduced to pulp.

Add the chillie powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder and spice powder and mix well. Add salt and 1 cup of water and cook till the Brinjals are cooked.

Lower heat and gently drop in the hard boiled eggs with the yolk side up. Simmer for a few minutes till the gravy becomes thick.

Serve with Rice, bread or chapattis.


Chicken roast and braised veg 2


This simple and delicious Chicken Roast makes a perfect meal either for lunch or dinner. The left overs make good sandwiches the next day.


4 whole Chicken thighs and legs or one small whole chicken

Salt to taste

2 teaspoons ground black pepper

1 teaspoon Chillie powder

2 tablespoons oil or ghee

2 or 3 dry red chillies

A few whole pepper corns

3 carrots peeled and cut lengthwise

8 or 10 runner beans broken into halves

Marinate the chicken with the salt, pepper and chillie powder for about half an hour.

Heat oil or ghee in a thick -bottomed pan and add the chicken thighs together with the broken red chillies and pepper corns. Turn the chicken from side to side and fry on medium heat for about for about 5 minutes or till the pieces becomes firm. Add about 1 cup of water and mix well. Cover the pan with a tight lid and cook first on high heat then over low heat turning the chicken occasionally till the chicken is cooked and all the water / soup is absorbed.

Add the carrots and beans and cook till just tender. Continue to cook till the chicken is roasted to a lovely golden brown.

Serve with mashed potatoes and bread

Chicken roast and braised veg 2



Choclate Gateau 3


This layered Biscuit Pudding is an easy to make “No Bake” or ‘No Cooking” delicious pudding recipe, that is prepared by layering biscuits and thick cream to form contrasting layers. One could use one’s own imagination to layer and decorate this easy pudding.


1 tablespoon Instant Coffee

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

8 tablespoons Sugar

750 grams fresh or Whipped Cream

1 cup warm milk

12 to 14 Marie Biscuits-Crushed and Powdered with Rolling pin

12 to 14 Oreo Biscuits, crushed and powdered with a Rolling pin

20 Marie Biscuits for Layering 2 layers of Biscuits

20 Oreo Biscuits for layering 2 layers of biscuits

Mix the sugar, cream, cocoa powder and instant Coffee together.

Beat this mixture till it becomes creamy and frothy.

Divide the mixture into 2 bowls and add the crushed Marie Biscuits to one bowl of cream mixture and the crushed Oreo biscuits to the other bowl of Cream mixture, and mix well.

Take a large flat-bottomed dish and spread some of the Marie Biscuit cream mixture to form the base layer.

Dip the Marie Biscuits one by one into the milk (Do not soak them, they should just be wet and not soggy), and lay them carefully to form a biscuit layer on the base layer.

Spread a layer of the Oreo Cream mix on the top of this.

Now dip the Oreo biscuits one by one in the milk as above and lay them on the cream layer.

Spread another layer of the Marie Biscuit Cream mix on the top of this and add a layer of Marie Biscuit in the same way as above.

Continue making as many layers for as long as the Cream and biscuits last ending with a layer of cream

Garnish with chopped cherries and nuts or just broken bits of biscuits

It could be served immediately or kept in the fridge till required to be served.

Layered Choclate Layered Choclate Gateau