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Kerala Dishes, Non Veg, Seafood, Squid

Squid Roast With Shallots / Koonthal Cheriya Ulli Roast

Ingredients: 1/2 kg squid/ koonthal, cut into pieces22-25 shallots, sliced3 green chillies, slit6 big garlic cloves, crushed1″ piece ginger, crushed1 tomato, chopped4 tsp kashmiri chilli powder1 tsp coriander powder1/2 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp crushed pepper1/4 tsp garam masala2 sprigs curry leavessalt to taste4-5 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Cut and clean the squid and pressure cook […]

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 […]