Month: August 2015

Food, Kerala Dishes, Pachadi, Sadhya Recipes

Beetroot Pachadi

Ingredients: 1 beetroot, finely chopped 2 green chillies 1/2 cup grated coconut 3/4-1 cup yoghurt 1 tsp mustard seeds 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds 2 dry red chillies 1 sprig curry leaves salt to taste oil Preparation: Peel and finely chop beetroot and cook it with 1 finely chopped green chilly and salt adding little water. […]

Food, Kerala Dishes, Sadhya Recipes

Varutharacha Sambar

Ingredients: 1 cup toor dal 1 big potato, peeled and cubed 1 big carrot, cubed 2 drumsticks, cut into pieces 1 big tomato, chopped tamarind, lemon sized 1 cup grated coconut 3 tsp chilli powder 2 1/2 tsp coriander powder 7-8  shallots, sliced 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds 1/4 tsp asafoetida/ kayam 2 tsp chana dal […]

Food, Kerala Dishes, Payasam / Kheer, Sadhya Recipes

Apple Payasam

Ingredients: 2 cups of apple, chopped 1 tin condensed milk 1/2 cup sago seeds/ chawwari 1 litre milk 2 -3 tsp ghee/ butter chopped badam/ almonds Preparation: Peel and finely chop the apples. Soak sago in water for 15 minutes. Cook the sago in a pan adding enough water till transparent. Drain it and keep […]

Food, Kerala Dishes, Sadhya Recipes, Vegetarian

Pineapple Pulissery

Ingredients: 1 cup pineapple, chopped 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp chilli powder 1 cup grated coconut 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 2 green chillies 1 1/4 cup yoghrt 1 tsp mustard seeds 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds 2 dry red chillies few curry leaves salt to taste oil Preparation: Peel and chop pineapple into pieces. Grind […]

Food, Pachadi, Sadhya Recipes, Vegetarian

Asparagus Pachadi

Ingredients: 1 cup asparagus, chopped into small pieces 2-3 green chillies 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 cup grated coconut 1 cup yoghurt 1 tsp mustard seeds 2 dry red chillies curry leaves salt oil Preparation: In a pan, add chopped asparagus and cook it adding chopped green chillies, salt and enough water. Grind grated coconut […]

Cakes & Bakes, Cookies, Food, Snacks

Tricolor Cookies

Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour/ plain flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/8 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 150 gm unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 large egg 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1/4 cup white sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract few drops of orange and green food colors Preparation: Sift the plain flour, […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Food, Idli

Tricolor Idli

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup idli batter 1 carrot, chopped /grated 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 1 cup spinach leaves 1 green chilli 1/2 ” piece ginger salt to taste Preparation: For saffron colour: In a blender, add the chopped/ grated carrots, red chilli powder, 1/4″ ginger and salt  and grind together as a puree and […]