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Kerala Dishes, Ramadan/ Iftar Recipes, Snacks, Spicy/Savory Snacks

Broccoli Pakoda

Ingredients: 1 broccoli, cut into floretssmall piece ginger3 garlic cloves2 green chillies1 sprig curry leaves2 tbsp coriander leaves1/2 cup gram flour1 tbsp rice flour3/4 tsp chilli powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder1/4 tsp garam masala1/4 tsp asafoetidasalt to tasteoil, for frying Preparation: Boil water in a pan adding a pinch of turmeric powder and little salt. Add broccoli […]

Egg, Non Veg

White Peas – Egg Curry

Ingredients: 200 gm dried white peas4 hardboiled eggs, cut each into two pieces1 onion, chopped3 green chillies, chopped1 tomato, chopped1 tsp ginger-garlic paste1/2 tsp turmeric powder2 tsp coriander powder1 tsp chilli powder1/2 tsp garam masala1/2 tsp pepper powder3-4 tbsp thick coconut milksalt to taste1 tbsp coriander leaves, choppedoil, as required Preparation: Wash and soak dried […]

Desserts & Sweets

Aamras

Ingredients: 1 big ripe mango1-2 tsp sugar, or as required1/2 tsp cardamom powdera pinch of saffron strandspistachios, chopped / crushed for garnish Preparation: Peel and chop mango into pieces. In a blender, add chopped mango, sugar, cardamom powder and a pinch of saffron and blend well to make a smooth paste. (If the paste is […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Chicken, Idli, Non Veg

Chicken Idli / Chicken Stuffed Idli

Ingredients: 2 cups idli batter (or as required)1 cup chicken, cut into small pieces1 big onion, finely chopped1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste2 green chillies, chopped1 1/2 tsp chilli powder1/4 tsp pepper powder1 tsp garam masala1/4 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp fennel powdersalt to taste2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped1 tbsp oil Preparation: Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Cakes & Bakes, Pizza, Snacks, Spicy/Savory Snacks

Pepperoni Pizza

Ingredients: 2 cups plain flour2 tbsp milk powder1 tsp baking powder3/4 tsp salt1 tsp yeast3 tsp brown sugar / white sugar1/2 cup + 1/2 cup warm water3 tbsp olive oilpizza sauce as required, homemade or ready-madegrated / shredded mozzarella cheese, as required16-18 slices pepperoni1/2 capsicum, chopped2 jalapenos, chopped Preparation: In a bowl / mug, add […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Idli

Coriander Idli

Ingredients: 1 cup chopped coriander leaves1 green chillismall piece ginger1 tbsp grated coconut2 cups idli battersalt to taste Preparation: Grind the coriander leaves, green chilli, ginger and grated coconut together to a smooth thick paste adding 2 tbsp of water using a blender. Add this coriander paste to the idli batter and mix well. Adjust […]

Fish, Kerala Dishes, Non Veg, Seafood

Meen Thala Curry / Fish Head Curry

Ingredients: 1/2 kg meen thala / fish head3-4 kudampuli pieces / gambooge1 tbsp ginger, crushed1 tbsp garlic, crushed4 green chillies1 sprig curry leaves2- 2 1/2 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder3/4 tbsp coriander powder1/2 tsp turmeric powder1 big tomato, chopped1 tsp mustard seeds1 tsp fenugreek seeds1 green chilli, finely chopped3 shallots, sliced1 tsp ginger, finely chopped1 tsp […]

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

Pappadam Thoran

Ingredients: 6 pappadams3/4 cup grated coconut1/4 tsp cumin seeds1/2 tsp chilli powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder1/4 cup onion, chopped1 sprig curry leaves1 green chilli, finely chopped2 dry red chillies3/4 tsp mustard seeds3/4 tsp urad dalsalt to tasteoil, as required Preparation: Cut pappadams into small cubes and fry them in oil and keep it aside. Crush grated […]

Salads/ Condiments, Salads/ Raita

Pink Raita

Ingredients: 1/4 cup beetroot, chopped1 cup yogurt1 green chillies, finely chopped1/4 cup small onion, finely chopped2 tbsp grated carrot1/4 cup cucumber, chopped1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped1/4 tsp cumin powdersalt to taste Preparation: Grind the chopped beetroot adding 2-3 tbsp water to a paste and keep it aside In a bowl, add yogurt, cumin powder and […]

Veg - Curries & Gravies, Veg - Gravy Side Dish, Vegetarian

Kadala Kuruma / Black Chickpeas Kurma

Ingredients: 1/2 cup black chick peas / kadala2 small onions, sliced1 tbsp crushed ginger-garlic 3-4 green chillies, slit1 sprig curry leaves5-6 cashew nuts, soaked in little water1/2 tsp pepper powder1/4 tsp garam masala1/2 of 1 tomato, sliced into round pieces1/3 cup thick coconut milk3 shallots, sliced3-4 cashew nutssalt to taste1 tbsp coriander leaves, choppedoil, as […]

Egg, Non Veg

Chilli Quail Eggs / Kaada Mutta Chilli

Ingredients: 12 quail eggs / kaada mutta1 tbsp garlic, finely chopped3 green chillies, slit2 big onions, cut into cubes1 capsicum, cut into cubes1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder1 tsp pepper powder1 tbsp soy sauce1 tbsp chilli sauce3 tbsp tomato sauce1 1/2 tsp cornflour1/4-1/2 tsp sugar1/2 cup spring onion, choppedsalt to taste2 tbsp oil Preparation: Wash and […]