Month: June 2017

Food, Popsicles, Summer Specials

Strawberry Banana Popsicles

Ingredients: 1 cup strawberries, hulled and chopped 2 ripe bananas, mashed 1/2 tbsp lemon juice sugar as required 1/4 cup plain yoghurt 1/2 tsp vanilla essence Preparation: In a blender, add the chopped strawberries, 1/2 tbsp lemon juice, enough sugar and puree it adding 1-2 tbsp water until very smooth. Divide half of the strawberry […]

Desserts & Sweets, Food, Traditional Sweets

Coconut Kesari

Ingredients: 3/4 cup roasted rava/ semolina 2 1/2 cup coconut milk 3/4-1 cup sugar 1 cup fresh grated coconut 1 tsp cardamom powder 1/4 – 1/2 cup ghee 1 tbsp cashew nuts 1 tbsp raisins Preparation: In a pan, add the roasted rava and coconut milk and mix well. Then switch on the flame and […]

Egg, Food, Kerala Dishes

Nadan Mutta Curry

Ingredients: 5 hard boiled eggs, cut each into half 3 big potatoes, cut into big cubes 1 medium onion, sliced 1 big piece ginger, crushed 3 green chillies, slit 3 tsp chilli powder 3 tsp coriander powder 1 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 3 cups thin coconut milk 1 cup thick coconut milk 1 tbsp vinegar […]

Food, Seafood, Squid

Pepper Squid

Ingredients: 1/2 kg squid, cut into round pieces 2 tbsp garlic, chopped 2 tbsp ginger, chopped 2 tsp crushed pepper 3 big onions, sliced 2-3 green chillies, slit 1 – 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce 1 1/2 tbsp tomato sauce salt to taste 1 1/2 tbsp oil Preparation: In a pressure cooker, add the cleaned […]

Drinks, Food, Summer Specials

Pomegranate – Plum Juice

Ingredients: 1 pomegranate 3-4 ripe plums, halved and pitted 1 1/2-2 cups of cold water sugar to taste ice cubes to serve Preparation: Cut the pomegranate and separate the arils (seeds). In a blender, add the pomegranate seeds, plums, sugar and water and blend well. Strain the juice and transfer into serving glasses and serve […]

Food, Kerala Dishes, Pickles

Kovakka Achar / Ivy Gourd Pickle

Ingredients: 1/2 kg kovakka/ ivygourd 1- 1 1/2 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 2 tbsp vinegar 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 1/2 tsp fenugreek powder 1/4 tsp asafoetida 2 sprig curry leaves salt to taste 4 tbsp sesame oil 100 ml water Preparation: Wash kovakka and cut it into round slices. Heat 3 […]

Biriyani, Chicken, Food, Non Veg, Rice / Pasta

Chicken Tikka Biriyani

Eid Mubarak to all my readers….. Ingredients: 1 kg chicken For Marination: 2 tbsp yogurt 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste 1 tbsp red chilli powder 1 tbsp coriander powder 1 tsp roasted cumin powder 1/2 tsp garam masala 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp crushed black pepper 1 tbsp lemon juice pinch of red food color […]