Month: June 2012

Awards, Food, Kerala Dishes, Thoran / Stir Fry- Veg, Veg - Stir Fry / Dry Curries, Vegetarian

Brinjal Stir Fry and Awards

           Easy to prepare simple brinjal/ eggplant stir fry… Ingredients: 2 big brinjals 3-4 green chillies, slit 1/4 tsp pepper powder 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/4 tsp garam masala curry leaves salt oil Preparation: Wash and cut brinjals into lengthwise pieces. Heat oil in a pan, add green chillies and curry leaves and fry for […]

Food, Kerala Dishes, Nadan Curries - Veg, Sadhya Recipes, Vegetarian

Mathanga – Vanpayar Erissery / Pumpkin- Red Beans Curry

Ingredients: 1/2 cup red beans/ vanpayar 2 cups pumpkin, cubed 1/2 cup grated coconut 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 3-4 green chillies 1 garlic clove 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp pepper powder salt For Tempering: 1 tsp mustard seeds 2 dry red chillies 2 tbsp grated coconut curry leaves oil Preparation: Soak red beans/ vanpayar […]

Food, Kerala Dishes, Non Veg, Seafood, Squid

Squid (Koonthal) Roast

Ingredients: 1/2 kg squid /koonthal 2 medium onions, sliced 1 tomato, chopped 2 green chillies 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp garlic paste 2-3 tsp kashmiri chilli powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/4 tsp pepper powder 1/4 tsp garammasala 1-2 pinch of fennel powder (optional) curry leaves salt 2-3 tbsp oil Preparation: Clean and cut […]

Chicken, Food, Non Veg

Chicken Butter Masala

Ingredients: 1 kg chicken,cut into small pieces 3 onion, finely chopped tomato puree  (of 3 big tomatoes) 1 inch piece ginger 10-12 garlic cloves 2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp pepper powder 2 pieces of 1″ cinnamon sticks 3 cloves 2 cardamom 1 pinch cumin seeds 6 cashew nuts (grind […]

Fish, Food, Kerala Dishes, Non Veg, Seafood

Fish Fry

Ingredients: 4-5 medium size fish pieces 1 -2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/4 tsp pepper powder 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste salt oil for frying Preparation: Clean the fish pieces. Mix kashmiri chilli powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, ginger-garlic paste and salt into a paste adding little water. Marinate the fish with […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Food, Idli, Kerala Dishes


            Ingredients: 2 cups idli rice 1 cup urad dal 1/2 cup cooked rice ( for softness) 1 tsp fenugreek seeds salt water for grinding Preparation: Wash and soak idli rice and urad dal with fenugreek seeds in water each separately for 5-6 hours. Grind the soaked idli rice and cooked rice adding enough water […]

Food, Kerala Dishes, Thoran / Stir Fry- Veg, Veg - Stir Fry / Dry Curries, Vegetarian

Idichakka ( Tender Jackfruit) Thoran

             I got the recipe for this simple and yummy thoran from here…I used canned tender jackfruit for preparing this thoran. Ingredients: 1 can / 1 small tender jackfruit 1/4 cup grated coconut 1-2 garlic cloves 3-4 shallots 1 tsp ginger chopped curry leaves 1 tsp mustard seeds 4 dry red chillies 1 tsp turmeric […]

Food, Snacks, Sweet Snacks

Doughnut / Donut

                 I used electric doughnut machine for preparing these donuts. Then used glace icing and sprinkled with coloured sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles and almond flakes.. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 125 gm butter, melted 3/4 cup milk 1 egg, lightly beaten Preparation: Preheat Doughnut machine. Combine […]