Tag Archives: Indian Food

Raw Green Banana Kofta curry- Its healthy…Its delicious….

A lovely recipe for green Bananas of which I have plenty from my blogging friend Reena…Thank you, Reena ….I love both Thai and Indian food and there is not much to choose between them for me I love them both šŸ™‚

Cook With Reena!


This post is specially for one of my fellow blogger whose garden is overflowing with bananas. Blodieaka( I know your blog name only), it for you. There are so many delicious dishes we prepare with green bananas. It has numerous health benefits. It is good source of fiber, vitamins high on Iron, help control blood sugar too. So make as many dishes as possible and enjoy the fruit.

GreenĀ  bananas are also eaten boiled just like mash potatoes. We mash it with salt, oil and green chili. This is popular as village food. To make it exotic, coconut scrape and mustard paste is also added. Banana chips are as popular as potato chips. It is cooked, as curry, dry with variety of spices.

Here, I am sharing the recipe for green banana kofta curry. I have added cottage cheese to make it more flavourfull but the koftas made out ofā€¦

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Kerala Prawns

A lovely spicy prawn dish…

The Dish Served

In the last few months Iā€™ve closed down my beloved Malabar Aaanaa food business for various reasons and returned back to paid employment (itā€™s not that bad), but to keep my hand in so to speak Iā€™ve created The Dish Served to satisfy my need to create food and to share with lovely people.I had a number of recipes on my old site and wanted to share them afresh, so Iā€™m in the process of transferring all my recipes over to here.

Kerala Prawns is a spicy little dish to serve, that will satisfy those cravings for deep flavours of the sea and warm destinations.


PREP TIME: 10 mins



1 cup basmati rice

1 inch cinnamon stick

1 star anise

2 green cardamom

salt to taste

drop of oil


1 inch of ginger, grated finely

1 fat garlic clove, finely grated

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Green chicken

This is something different …I love all these ingredients but have not tried them together..guess what we are having for dinner?


This is the Green Chicken! Ā A kilo of chicken, chopped into small pieces, green chilli, coriander, some mint, green onions and the usual salt to taste. Of course, to give it some more spice, I threw in half a teaspoon of black pepper powder as well.
Chop a bunch of onions, the green chilli (a few), the coriander and the mint leaves in a chopper and keep aside. Also add some garlic and ginger, finely chopped.Ā Clean two bunch of fresh spinach leaves and boil for a couple of minutes and keep aside as well.
Fry the chicken in a little oil and throw in the onion mixture. Fry until the chicken is golden brown. Then add the spinach after causing with a fork so that the leaves are not pasty but broken.
Cook for 15 to 20 minutes on a low flame.
Serve with Indian flatbread, or steamed rice, orā€¦

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A-Z Challenge “D”(People Edition) 4th Post.

Oh dear…

I spent a good part of yesterday stalking blogs and loĀ and behold without trying today this lovely lady appeared https://divyadeepakrao.com/

This blog https://divyadeepakrao.com/Ā is a dream not only does it have deliciousĀ  recipes that are Indian spicy and amazing..it is ad FREE. It is a mixture of travel, food and some amazing art.

Divya isĀ  an artist, teacher and Ā blogger who at one timeĀ had threeĀ separate blogs and has now merged them into one. Her photographs are amazing and complement this lovely blog.

Divya is an amateur baker and cake decoratorĀ .Ā She experiments as well asĀ  using treasured family recipes from the Ā South India ofĀ her childhood. Her recipes are allĀ vegetarian and egg free unless Divya states in the recipe.

Her blog …A love story of New York… is beautifully written, you must visit this lovely blog to appreciate the work of Divya…..her artistry is also beautiful and I love her table. Lovingly hand painted…

DivyaĀ Isn’t it beautiful?


so pop along and explore https://divyadeepakrao.com/ Ā you will not be disappointed šŸ™‚


While I have been researching blogs my two biggest bugbears have been ads, comments(grrrr)Ā and Gravatar…yes folks it’s that word again! Boy is thisĀ list growing… it could be a seperate blog soon….No!

And ” Just Saying” my baby Luffa is doing great…. still growing at an amazing pace šŸ˜‰

Thank you Divya forĀ agreeing to help me with my blog challenge…..I hope people enjoy your blog as much as I do šŸ™‚

Oh and nearly forget to mention Gary who is the cause of my headaches…lol..but love the challengeĀ Ā Ā https://gapawa.com/2016/05/24/a-z-challenge-people-edition/

Phew this like doing an Oscar speech…Ā Ā  šŸ˜‰