Month: April 2016

Crunchy Snacks, Food, Snacks

Palak Murukku / Spinach Chakli

Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup rice flour, sifted 1 tbsp urad dal flour, roasted 1/2 tbsp melted butter 1 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp sesame seeds 1/4 tsp garam masala a pinch of asafoetida 3/4 -1 cup / spinach puree (use as required to make a soft dough) salt to taste oil for frying Preparation: Grind […]

Food, Rice / Choru, Rice / Pasta

Tomato Rice

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup basmati rice 4 tomatoes, chopped 2 onions, thinly sliced 1 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste 3 green chillies, chopped 1 1/2 tsp chilli powder 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp garam masala 2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped salt to taste 1 tsp mustard seeds 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp urad dal […]

Food, Kerala Dishes, Seafood, Squid

Squid / Koonthal Peralan

Ingredients: 1/2 kg squid / koonthal, cut into round pieces 1 cup shallots, chopped 3 green chillies, chopped 1/2 tsp ginger paste/ crushed 1/2 tsp garlic paste/crushed 1- 1 1/2 tsp chilli powder 1 1/2 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder a pinch of fennel seeds few curry leaves coriander leaves, chopped salt to […]

Food, Popsicles, Summer Specials

Orange Popsicles

Ingredients: 2 cups fresh orange juice 4-5 tbsp sugar 1/4 cup water Preparation: Peel 6-7 oranges and remove its seeds. Then squeeze / extract the orange juice . In a bowl, add the fresh orange juice, water and sugar and mix well until the sugar dissolves.  Pour this into popsicle moulds and freeze for 8 hours […]

Food, Snacks, Sweet Snacks

Sweet Star Patties

Ingredients: 1 cup plain flour/maida 1/2-3/4 cup sugar, powdered 1 tbsp semolina/rava 1 tbsp ghee 1 egg a pinch of cardamom powder a pinch of salt oil for frying Preparation: In a bowl, add plain flour, sugar and cardamom powder and mix well. Add rava, ghee, egg and salt to this and mix well . […]