Month: August 2014

Desserts & Sweets, Food

Dates Pudding

Ingredients: 12 dates 500 ml ( 2 cups) milk 10 gms china grass 1/4 cup sugar ( or as required) 1/2 cup water Preparation: Chop dates into small pieces and soak in 1/2 cup milk for 10 minutes. Grind it and keep it aside. Soak china grass in 1/2 cup of water for 10 minutes. […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Food, Pasta

Macaroni Chicken Biriyani

Ingredients: 1/2 kg chicken, cooked and shredded 2 cup cooked macaroni 2 big onions, chopped 3/4 tbsp garlic, finely chopped 3/4 tbsp ginger, finely chopped 4-5 green chillies, chopped 2 big ripe tomatoes, finely chopped 1/4 cup coriander leaves few mint leaves 1/2 tsp garam masala 1 tbsp lime juice salt to taste 2 tbsp […]

Drinks, Food

Mango Juice

Ingredients: 1 large mango, peeled 1-2 tbsp sugar 1 1/2 cup chilled water Preparation: Peel the mango and chop it into cubes. In a blender, add this chopped mangoes, sugar and chilled water and blend well to a smooth juice. Strain it and pour it in a serving glass and serve…

Breakfast/ Dinner, Food, Puttu

Cabbage Puttu

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup puttu podi 200 gm cabbage, finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 4 green chillies, finely chopped 1/2 inch ginger, finely chopped 1/2 cup grated coconut few curry leaves, chopped 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 1 1/2 tbsp oil salt Preparation: Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add finely chopped […]

Food, Kerala Dishes, Nadan Curries - Veg, Veg - Curries & Gravies, Vegetarian

Vendakka Puli/ Okra in Tamarind and Coconut Gravy

Ingredients: 15 okra/ vendakka 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 medium tomato, finely chopped a small lemon sized tamarind 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 cup grated coconut 1 tbsp coriander powder 5 dry red chillies 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp fenugreek seeds 3 shallots, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped few curry leaves […]

Drinks, Food

Sugarcane Juice / Karimbu Juice

Ingredients: 1 big piece sugarcane / 2 cups sugarcane, skin peeled and chopped into small pieces 2 tsp lemon juice 1/2 ” ginger, chopped 1/2- 1 cup water sugar, as required Preparation: Cut the big piece of sugarcane into small pieces.  Peel the thick skin using a sharp knife and chop it into small pieces […]

Food, Ramadan/ Iftar Recipes, Snacks, Sweet Snacks

Dates Vada

Ingredients: 1 cup dates, finely chopped 2 cups rava/ semolina 2 eggs 3-4 tbsp sugar few cashew nuts, chopped oil for frying Preparation: In a bowl, beat the eggs well. Add rava, sugar, chopped dates and cashew nuts to the beaten eggs, mix well and make a thick batter. Make vada’s with this batter and […]

Chicken, Food, Salads/ Raita

Chicken Balls Salad

Ingredients: 1 cup split bengal gram/ chana dal/ kadalaparippu, cooked 1 cup boneless chicken, cooked and minced 1 tbsp pepper powder 1/2 tsp garam masala few coriander leaves, chopped 1 cup carrots, finely chopped or grated 1 cup cabbage, finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 2 green chillies, finely chopped 1 tsp vinegar 1/2 tsp […]

Food, Ramadan/ Iftar Recipes, Snacks, Sweet Snacks

Banana Fingers

Ingredients: 2 big ripe bananas, nendrapazham 1 cup grated coconut 2 tbsp cashew nuts, chopped 2 tbsp raisins 1 cup plain flour/ maida 2 tbsp sugar a pinch baking soda oil for frying Preparation: Cut the bananas into pieces and steam cook until it turns soft. Remove its skin and mash well. Mix the mashed […]

Food, Popsicles

Watermelon – Pomegranate Popsicles

Ingredients: 3 cups watermelon, seeds removed and cubed 1 tbsp lime juice 4-5 tbsp sugar (adjust according to taste) 1 pomegranate Preparation: In a blender, add the cubed watermelon, lime juice and required sugar and blend well until smooth. Keep it aside. Take all the seeds from the pomegranate and blend it with 1/2 cup […]