Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Koottu Curry/ Malabar Style Koottu Curry





Ingredients:-
Raw Plantain – ¾ Cup
Yam – ¾ Cup
Soaked Black Chickpeas – ¾ Cup (Soak overnight)
Red Chilli Powder - 3/4 Tsp
Turmeric Powder - 3/4 Tsp
Pepper Powder - 1/4 Tsp
Green Chilli - 1
Curry Leaves
Salt - To taste
Jaggery - A very small piece



For Grinding:-

Grated coconut - 3/4 cup
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp

For Seasoning:-

Grated coconut - 1/2 Cup
Coconut Pieces - 1/2 Cup
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Dry red chilli - 2

 Preparation:-
1. Pressure cook black chickpeas by adding enough water
2. Add Raw Plantain and yam into the pressure cooker along with chickpeas
3. Add salt, Turmeric, Chilli powder and curry leaves. Add enough water and pressure cook
4. Grind 3/4 Cup grated coconut, cumin seeds, green chilli together with little water
5. Add ground coconut mixture into the cooked vegetables, mix well and cook until it start boiling. Add Pepper powder and jaggery. Switch of the flame and keep it aside
6. Heat a pan. Add coconut oil. Splutter mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add coconut pieces and fry well .once it start changing the colour add grated coconut and dry red chilli. Roast it until golden brown colour. 
7. Add this over the prepared koottu curry
8. Cover it and allow it to stand for at least 10 min for better taste.
9. Enjoy with rice




Cheers!!

Minu 

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Thalassery Special Kizhangu Porichathu / Kappa Porichathu / Tapioca Fry



Ingredients:-

Tappioca - 400 gm
Gram Flour - 5 Tbls
Chilli Powder - 1 1/2 Tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 Tsp
Fennel Seeds - 3/4 to 1 Tbls
Asafoetida - A pinch
Salt - As required
Oil - As required
Water - As required



Preparation:-

1. Cut Tapioca into thin pieces
2. Soak it into salt water for about 10 min
3. Take a bowl, add Gram flour, chilli powder, turmeric powder, Asafoetida, Fennel Seeds and salt
4. Mix well and add water to form a thick batter
5. Add tapioca pieces into the batter to get it coated
6. Heat a pan and pour oil
7 Once the oil is heated add the tapioca pieces into the oil
8 flip it and fry well
9 Serve with hot tea



Cheers!!!
Minu

Monday, 11 December 2017

Pavakka Thoran/ Kaippakka Thoran/ Bitter Gourd Stir Fry




Ingredients:-

Bitter Gourd - 1(Chopped)
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Green Chilli -1
Curry Leaves
Chilli Powder - 1/2 Tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 Tsp
Grated Coconut - 3 Tbls
Salt - As required
Mustard seeds - 1/2 Tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/4
Oil - As required
Water - 1/4 cup
Tamarind Water (Optional)



 Preparation:-

1. Soak chopped bitter gourd in tamarind water for around 15 min (Optional)
2. Heat a pan
3. Pour oil
4. Once the oil became hot add mustard seeds
5. Once the mustard seeds splitter add cumin seeds
6. Add onion and sauté well
7. Add green chilli and tomato into it and sauté for 2 min
8. Next add chopped bitter gourd and sauté for a minute
9. Add salt, turmeric and red chilli powder and mix well
10. Pour water and cook in high flame. Once the water started boiling reduce the flame to low. Close the lid and cook
11 Stir it occasionally. After 5 min , the bitter gourd will be cooked.
12. Add coconut, curry leaves and mix well. Close the lid and again cook for 1 min
13 Serve with rice



Cheers!!!
Minu

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Kulukki Sarbath / Mint Shaken Lemonade / Kerala Special Mint Kulukki Sarbath





Ingredients:-

Lemon - 1/2 piece
Black Khus khus (Soaked in water) - 5 Tsp
Green Chilli - 1 (Less Spicy)
Ginger Crushed - 1/2 Tsp
Mint Leaves - 8 to 10 leaves
Sugar - 1 to 1 1/2 Tbls
Salt - A pinch
Ice cubes - 4
Water - 3/4 Cup




 Preparation:-

1. Soak Khus khus in water
2. Squeeze lemon into a serving glass or shaker.
3. Add lemon peel out of which juice has been squeezed, Green chilli, ginger crushed, mint leaves, sugar, salt, soaked khus khus, water and ice cubes.
4. Close with lid or another glass and shaken for at least 30 sec.

5. Serve immediately

NB: - Adjust green chilli according to your taste.



Cheers!!!

Minu

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Carrot Halwa / Gajar Halwa





Ingredients:-

Winter Carrot Grated - 3 Cups
Milk - 2 Cups
Sugar - 3/4 Cup
Milk Made - 2 Tbsp
Cardamom Powder - 1/2 Tsp
Ghee - 2 Tbsp
Cashew nuts and Raisins - As required



Preparation:-

1. Heat a pan, add ghee and fry cashew nuts and raisins. Keep it aside
2. Add Carrot in the remaining Ghee and fry for 2 min 
3. Add Milk and boil until carrot cooked and milk gets dried - It may take 15 to 20 min
4. Add sugar and mix well until it dissolve properly
4. Add cardamom powder and add milk maid
5. Add fried cashew nuts and raisins
6. Serve hot or cold 


Cheers!!!
Minu

Friday, 8 December 2017

Avoli Fry/ Pomfret Fry / Fish Fry




Ingredients:-

Pomfret - 3 pieces
Garlic - 3
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Green Chilli- 1
Curry Leaves
Chilli Powder- 1 1/4 Tsp
Turmeric Powder - 3/4 tsp
Salt
Water

 Preparation:-

1. Make a paste by grinding garlic, ginger, green chilli, curry leaves, salt chilli powder and turmeric powder
2. Apply the paste into the fish and marinate well and keep it aside for 20 min
3. Heat a pan. Add oil. Cover it and fry on low to medium flame for 5 to 6 min
4. Flip over and fry the other side too
5. Serve with rice



Cheers!!!

Minu