Month: March 2017

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

Sprouted Green Gram / Mulappicha Cherupayar Thoran

Ingredients: 2 cups sprouted green gram / mulappicha cherupayar 1 onion, chopped 4-5 green chillies, slit 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1/2-3/4 cup grated coconut a pinch of cumin seeds 1 sprig curry leaves 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp cumin seeds salt to taste 1 tbsp oil Preparation: Heat oil in a splutter mustard seeds. […]

Food, Salads/ Raita

Cucumber Raita

Ingredients: 1 cucumber 1 1/2 cup yoghurt 1/2 tsp ginger, finely chopped 1/4 tsp cumin powder 1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped salt to taste Preparation: Peel and chop the cucumber into fine pieces. Add little salt to this and keep it aside for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, add the yoghurt and stir well. […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Food, Kerala Dishes, Puttu

Mango Puttu

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup puttu podi 1/2-3/4 cup grated coconut 1 cup / 1 ripe mango, chopped 1 tsp sugar salt to taste water as required Preparation: Peel and chop mango into small cubes and mix this with 2 tbsp of grated coconut and 1 tsp of sugar and keep it aside. Mix little salt […]

Cakes, Cakes & Bakes, Food

Twix Cake

Ingredients: For Vanilla Loaf: 3/4 cup all purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder a pinch of salt 55 gm unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup milk 1/2 tsp vanilla essence For Caramel Sauce: 150 gm / 3/4 cup sugar 75 gm unsalted butter 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp fresh cream […]

Drinks, Food, Summer Specials

Persimmon – Strawberry Milkshake

Ingredients: 1 big persimmon 6-8 strawberries, chopped 2 cups of chilled milk 4-5 tbsp sugar or as required Preparation: Peel and chop persimmon into pieces.  In a blender, add the chopped persimmon, strawberries, chilled milk and sugar and blend well until smooth and creamy. Pour the prepared milkshake into serving glasses and serve………

Food, Kerala Dishes

Potato Stew

Ingredients: 3 medium potatoes 1 big onion, chopped 4 green chillies, slit 1 tbsp garlic, finely chopped 1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/4-1/2 tsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp pepper powder 1/4 tsp garam masala 1 sprig curry leaves 3/4 cup thin coconut milk 1/4 cup thick coconut milk salt to taste […]

Food, Pachadi

Spinach / Palak Pachadi

Ingredients: 1/4 cup palak / spinach leaves, finely chopped 1 cup grated coconut small piece ginger 1-2 green chillies 1 cup yoghurt 1 tomato, finely chopped 3/4 tsp mustard seeds 1/2 tsp urad dal 2 dry red chillies 1 sprig curry leaves salt to taste 1 tbsp oil Preparation: In a pan, add the chopped […]