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Salads/ Condiments, Salads/ Raita

Gooseberry Raita / Nellikka Thayiru

Ingredients: 2-3 large brined gooseberries / uppilitta nellikka, pitted and chopped3/4 cup yogurt, or as required2 small shallots, thinly sliced1-2 green chillies, sliced into thin rounds1/2 tsp ginger, thinly slicedfew curry leaves1/4 tsp chilli powder2 dried red chillies, broken1/2 tsp mustard seedssalt to taste2-3 tsp coconut oil Preparation: In a bowl, add chopped gooseberries, yogurt […]

Drinks, Summer Specials

Passion Fruit Soda

Ingredients: 3 passion fruits3 tbsp sugar ( or as required)1- 1 1/2 cup chilled soda ice cubes Preparation: Cut the passion fruits in half and scoop out the pulp. Mix it with sugar and keep it aside. Add the passion fruit pulp in serving glasses and add ice cubes. Then pour chilled soda on top […]

Pudding, Summer Specials

Chakkakuru / Jackfruit Seed Pudding

Ingredients: 12-15 jackfruit seeds / chakkakuru1/2 litre milk8-10 gm china grass1/2 tin / 200 gm condensed milk7 tbsp sugar (or as required)1 tsp vanilla essence For Topping: 4 tbsp sugar40-50 gm almonds or cashew nuts Preparation: Remove the outer white peel of jackfruit seed. Then pressure cook it adding little water. When it gets cooled, […]

Chicken, Non Veg

Chicken Majestic

Ingredients: 1/2 kg boneless chicken1/2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste1 egg white1 tsp + 1 tsp pepper powder2 tbsp corn flour1 1/2-2 tsp cumin seeds2 tbsp garlic, finely chopped1 cup onion, finely chopped7-9 whole green chillies1 sprig curry leaves1 tsp kasoori methi1/2 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp coriander powder1/2 tsp chilli powder3/4 cup whisked yogurt1 tbsp soy saucesalt […]

Kerala Dishes, Ramadan/ Iftar Recipes, Snacks, Sweet Snacks

Sharkara Pazhampori / Banana Fritters with Wheat Flour and Jaggery

Ingredients: 3 big ripe plantians/ kerala bananas ( nendrapazham)1 cup wheat flour1/2 cup jaggery, grated or powdered2 -3 tbsp rice flour2 tsp black sesame seeds1/4 tsp baking powdera pinch of salt1 cup thick coconut milkoil for frying Preparation: Peel and slice bananas lengthwise and keep it aside. In a bowl, add wheat flour, rice flour, […]

Beef, Non Veg, Ramadan/ Iftar Recipes, Snacks, Spicy/Savory Snacks

Corn Beef Cutlet

Ingredients: 1 cup corn kernals ( I used frozen)250 gm beef, cut into small pieces1 tsp vinegar1/2 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp pepper powder1/2-1 tsp chilli powder1/2 tsp garam masala1 onion, finely chopped1 tbsp ginger, crushed3-4 green chillies, finely chopped1 tbsp garlic, crushed1 sprig curry leaves, finely chopped3 bread slices1 egg, beaten1 cup cornflakes, crushed using […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Egg, Non Veg

Egg Kothu Chapathi

Ingredients: 6 chapathi4-5 eggs4 shallots2 garlic cloves1 piece ginger2 green chillies2 onions, finely chopped2 tomatoes, finely chopped1/4 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder1/2 tsp garam masala1/2-1 tsp pepper powdersalt to taste2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves3 tbsp oil Preparation: Stack the chapathis, halve them and cut into strips and keep it aside. Crush together garlic, […]

Cakes & Bakes

Basbousa

Ingredients: 1 1/3 cup semolina / rava1/2 cup sugar, powdered1/3 cup refined oil or melted butter1/2 cup fine desiccated coconut / coconut powder1 cup milk1 tsp baking powder1 tsp vanilla essence1/4 cup almonds ( or as required) For Sugar Syrup: 1/2 cup water1/2 cup sugar1 tbsp lemon juice1 tsp rose water Preparation: Soak the almonds […]

Drinks, Summer Specials

Pineapple – Apple Juice

Ingredients: 1 cup pineapple, peeled and chopped1 apple , peeled and chopped2-3 tbsp sugar ( or as required)1 1/2 -2 cups water ice cubes Preparation: In a blender, add the chopped pineapple, apple, sugar and water and blend well. Strain the prepared juice and pour it in serving glasses…Serve with ice cubes…

Breakfast/ Dinner, Pancakes

Red Currant Poppy Seed Pancakes

Ingredients: 1 cup plain flour1 tbsp poppy seeds1 tsp baking powder1/4 cup sugar1/4 tsp salt1 cup buttermilk1 egg1/4 cup red currantsbutter/ cooking spray Preparation: In a mixing bowl, combine plain flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, sugar and salt and whisk well until mixed. In another bowl, add buttermilk and egg and whisk until smooth. Pour […]

Chutney/ Chammanthi, Kerala Dishes, Salads/ Condiments

Ivygourd / Kovakka Chammanthi

Ingredients: 5-6 kovakka / ivygourd, chopped1 1/4 – 1 1/2 cup grated coconutsmall piece ginger2 green chillies4-5 curry leaves3 shallots5-6 raw mango pieces, peeledsalt to taste Preparation: In a blender, add ginger, green chillies, shallots, kovakka pieces, mango pieces , curry leaves and crush together adding salt. Add grated coconut to this and blend again […]