April 26, 2013

Friday Chat With Bloggers - Sangeetha From Recipe Excavator


Hi all…..

Back to “Friday Chat With Bloggers “after few busy weeks… Hope you all doing greatJ... so are you ready meet our today’s blogger???

Just a minute…. 

I had mentioned few days back about a prize right… Just one week to know the winner… Next week, same day winner will be announced..

Let’s wait for one more week to see the lucky winner… All the best J

Now let’s meet our today’s blogger friend Sangeetha from Recipe Excavator.. Before going into her recipe part... I have to mention that I love her sense of humor and narration part in her blog... Big fan too J keep rocking as always sangeethaJ
Friends don’t miss her blog...You will find lots n lots of Authentic south Indian recipes which makes everyone drool. When you find a place where you get to see of all your favorite foods….what will you do??? Yummy and happy...RightJ same feeling for me when I surfed her blog… Wow!!! There are lots of mouthwatering and my favorite recipes which made me hungry while reading… Want to know my favorites in her blog?? J Here it is…

Drumstick Leaf Sambhar.. My most favorite one and it reminded me of my mom’s sambhar and sometimes she adds mango in it… This was divine for me... And while thinking of my mom’s sambhar…her mango sambhar came into my notice..Yummy and tangy..Being a non veg lover..how can I miss her mouthwatering non veg recipes.. Dry fish fry – Am a big fan of dry fish and her pic and recipe made me really drool...Imagine Sambhar with Dry fish Fry… hmm delicious... Sorry veggies J
! Don’t miss to check out her quick chicken curry and Chettinad MuttonFry.  My next favorite is Oil BrinjalKuzhambu, kanjeevaram Idli..Nutella Nuttie….  

My list goes on... so click HERE to enter into her foodie world. Now let’s see what sangeetha shares with us…


Priya : Love to hear few words about you n your blog and who is your greatest support?

Sangeetha : Hope you know my name J I am a chennaite and for name sake I can tell my native as Salem. Currently playing many roles like 4 yrs old Wife, 3 yrs old Mom, 8 yrs old Software Engineer etc. etc. Always love to be as HOME MAKER with NO experience in it J

Now about my Blog : My blog name is RECIPE EXCAVATOR (http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com), as the name implies, love to explore and explored many dishes. Entire Recipe index was prepared by me and tested by hubby. You can find majority of Vegetarian dishes, here and there some Non-veg items. When it comes to my THE GREATEST SUPPORT obviously it should be my DEAR HUSBAND, who transfer my dish clicks from our cam to our laptop :P That’s it J

Priya : What is the first thing you learned after coming into this blogging world?

Sangeetha : Different simple words in English J and Food photography and presentation. Of course , different recipes.

Priya : When your house filled with sudden guests, what would be your quick dish?

Sangeetha : 
BREAKFAST:

LUNCH:
Peas Pulao (http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.in/2011/04/peas-pulav.html)

Priya : What’s your family’s most favorite recipe which you cook. Pls share with the link if you had posted in blog.


Priya : Can you share us about your first cooking experience and the recipe which you tried first?

Sangeetha : You can check this link for my elaborate experience note.

Priya : Please share some kitchen tips or secrets of yours..

Sangeetha :

a. If your pressure cooker gives any trouble like water/pressure leakage after closing it place ur gasket in freezer for the whole day and use, u can find the difference.

b. Whenever we buy some steel plates or any steel cookwares, you find a brand label, when we try to remove it surely it will have gum stain or we couldn’t peel the label properly. To overcome that problem, show it in the flame (Bottom of the label) for a while, it will automatically get peeled off ! Interesting is it !! This applies only for STEEL OR BRASS product…
I have many but once these two got flashed immediately Priya :)

Priya : What do you like in my blog and please share your suggestions to improve mine.

Sangeetha : Priya, I like your blog completely. The way you presented and aligned the posts. Its looks neat and If am in need of any recipes, I can easily indentify the section and I can grab it. Always I use to admire your post EGG BRIYANI, (http://priyasmenu.blogspot.in/2013/03/egg-briyani.html) the way you prepared and presented it. You have a real awesome blog. Forgot to tell you, am in big love with that cute cake with white rose bunches which I can see while loading your blog !!! That’s a good template, if am not wrong :)
Fine priya, don’t give up ever and keep encouraging me by your lovely comments in my blog too. My best wishes to you, all time!!! :)

Now, its time to share my recipe for your views. When Priya asked to do a Guest post, I gave her some three basics recipe to choose. Being a No-veggie person, she opted this PEPPER CHICKEN MASALA out of those three.

Priya, as opted by you, here comes you favorite Non-Veg recipe… Enzooyyyyy !!!

PEPPER CHICKEN MASALA:

INGREDIENTS:

  • ¼ kg CHICKEN PIECES
  • 2 Nos.CHOPPED ONION
  • 1 NO.CHOPPED TOMATO
  • 1 ½ SPOON GINGER-GARLIC PASTE
  • 1 SPOON CHILLY POWDER
  • PINCH TURMERIC POWDER
  • 1 ½ SPOON PEPPER POWDER
  • ½ inch CINNAMON
  • 5 Nos CLOVES
  • 1 SPOON FENNEL SEEDS
  • 1 SPOON MUSTARD
  • 2 NOs. GREEN CHILLY
  • 1 TWIG CURRY LEAF
  • 2 TWIGS CORAINDER LEAF
  • SALT TO TASTE
  • ½ GLASS WATER
  • 2 SPOONS OIL


PROCEDURE:
  • Heat a spoon of oil, in a pressure cooker.
  • Once done, add chopped onions, Cinnamon, Cloves, Fennel seeds and pinch of salt. Do a sauting for few mins.
  • Now add chopped tomato, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, spoon of chilly powder, fry it until oil oozes out.
  • Now add chicken pieces, give a hard stir until, the mixture completely coats the chicken pieces.
  •  Now pour ½ glass of water. Adjust with salt.
  •  Pressure cook it for 3 whistles.
  • Until, pressure gets released, heat a spoon of oil in a pan, add mustard, once it splutters, pour the pressure cooked items, let it gets boil, until the water gets drained.
  • Now, add pepper powder, silted green chillies, curry leaf and coriander leaf. Do it for 5 mins and put off the flame.

 Now, its time to taste !!! :)



So simple is it !!?? Please try it and let me know your feedback… Priya, thanks much for giving this opportunity and tolerated my delays:)



Thank You so much sangeetha… It was really very nice to have your chat along with your delicious recipe in my blog… And thanks a lot for sending my fav curry and for your lovely comments. I really enjoyed and Am sure that our friends will enjoy this… Big sorry for posting it very late and thanks for your patienceJ


Meet you all same day..next week with a winner announcement…. Happy Weekend J





12 comments:

  1. Its really Nice to abt our co blogger..Nice post n chat....vl try d tips..

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  2. Yum to pepper and yum to chicken. When both are brought on together, its' double yum and a burst to my taste buds.

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  3. OMG ! You rocked !!! I loved loved loved ur intro abt me... My hearty thanks and wishes to keep going... Noone can narrate my blog like this... Muah !!! Overwhelmed !

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  4. Delicious chicken.. Looks spicy and yummy :-)

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  5. Nice to know a lot about yout Sangeetha, super pepper chicken...
    Thanks Priya for the friday chat, it is very interesting.

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  6. good to know more about you sangeetha :) so ur native is salem.. looks like most of the bloggers native is salem and near by places.. well written and delicious chicken preparation..

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  7. I know Sangeetha very well and its wonderful to know more about her.. Love her space very much and peppery chicken looks droolworthy.

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  8. gorgeousness..n simply yummm

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  9. i enjoyed reading your chit chat,and quite a chicken treat for us.Very good guest Priya.

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  10. Enjoyed the post.. and the pepper chicken is delicious too !

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