Month: April 2015

Fish, Food, Kerala Dishes, Seafood

Tomato Fish Curry

Ingredients: 1/2 kg fish 2 big tomatoes, chopped 2 tsp chilli powder 2 tsp coriander powder 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/4 tsp roasted cumin powder 1/4 tsp fenugreek powder 6 shallots, sliced 2 tsp ginger, finely chopped 2 green chillies, slit 2 sprig curry leaves 3/4 cup thick coconut milk 1 cup water salt to […]

Drinks, Food

Banana Chocolate Milkshake

Ingredients: 2 cup chilled milk 1 big banana, chopped 2 scoop chocolate ice cream 2-3 tbsp sugar Preparation: In a blender, add chopped banana, chilled milk and sugar and blend well. Add chocolate ice cream and blend again to a thick shake…Pour into serving glasses and serve…

Food, Kerala Dishes, Snacks

Green Peas Vada

Ingredients: 1 cup green peas 1 onion, finely chopped 1 tsp ginger, finely chopped 5-6 green chillies, chopped 1/2 tsp cumin powder few curry leaves few coriander leaves salt oil for frying Preparation: Wash and soak green peas in water for 5-6 hours. Drain the water and grind it into a coarse paste without adding […]

Cakes, Cakes & Bakes, Food

Lemon Blueberry Cake

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup plain flour/ all purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 tbsp grated lemon zest 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 3/4 cup sugar 2 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup milk 1 cup fresh blueberries Preparation: Preheat oven to 180 degree celcius. Grease a 9 […]

Food, Soups

Mushroom Chicken Soup

Ingredients: 150 gm boneless chicken, cut into small pieces 1 cup mushrooms, chopped 3 tbsp cornflour 5-6 cups of water 2-3 tbsp butter 1/2-1 tsp pepper powder salt to taste Preparation: Cook the chicken pieces and mushrooms with little pepper powder and salt adding water. Mix cornflour with little water and add to the boiling […]

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

Sambar / Mixed Vegetable Sambar

Ingredients: 250 gm chopped vegetables – potato, carrot, drumsticks, okra/ vendakka, beans, raw plantains, brinjal etc 1 big tomato, chopped 3/4 cup toor dal 3 green chillies, chopped 1 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 cup tamarind extract (gooseberry sized tamarind ) 3 shallots, chopped 2 tbsp sambar powder 1/2 tsp asafoetida 2 sprig curry leaves 1 […]

Food, Fried Rice, Rice / Pasta

Sprouted Green Gram Fried Rice

Ingredients: 1 cup basmati rice 1/2 cup sprouted green grams 1 large onion, thinly sliced 1 carrot, thinly sliced 1 capsicum, chopped 1/4 cup cabbage, grated 1 tsp chilli sauce 2 tsp light soy sauce 1 tsp pepper powder salt to taste 1 tsp sugar 1/4 cup spring onions, finely chopped 1 tbsp oil Preparation: […]

Drinks, Food

Apple Fizz

Ingredients: 1/2 of 1 apple, peeled and chopped 1 tbsp lemon juice 3 tbsp sugar 4-5 mint leaves 1/2 cup cold water 1- 1 1/2 cup chilled soda Preparation: In a blender, add the chopped apple, lemon juice, sugar, mint leaves and cold water and blend well. Transfer half of this prepared juice in two […]

Food, Popsicles

Watermelon – Cucumber Popsicles

Ingredients: 2 cups watermelon, seeds removed and cubed 1 small cucumber, peeled and chopped 1 tbsp lemon juice 4-5 tbsp sugar (add to your taste) Preparation: In a blender, add the chopped cucumber, watermelon, lemon juice and required sugar and blend well until smooth. Strain the prepared mixture and pour into the popsicle mould and […]

Food, Salads/ Condiments, Salads/ Raita

Cabbage – Green Grapes Salad

Ingredients: 2-2 1/2 cup cabbage, finely chopped 1 1/2 cup green grapes, sliced in half 1/2 cup coriander leaves, finely chopped 1-2 green chillies, finely chopped For the dressing: 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp sugar salt to taste pomegranate seeds, for garnishing Preparation: In a mixing bowl, combine the chopped […]