Author: Shabbu

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 […]

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

Pumpkin – Sprouted Green Gram Thoran/ Mathanga – Mulappicha Cherupayar Thoran

Ingredients: 1 cup pumpkin / mathanga, peeled and chopped into small pieces1 cup sprouted green gram / mulappicha cherupayar1/2 tsp turmeric powder1/2 cup grated coconut2 green chillies2 shallots1/2 tsp cumin seeds1 sprig curry leavessalt to taste1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Crush together grated coconut, green chillies, shallots and cumin seeds and keep it aside. […]

Brownies / Madeleines / Baked Donuts, Cakes & Bakes

Lotus Biscoff Brownies

Ingredients: 12-14 lotus biscoff biscuits1/2 cup (113 gm) unsalted butter, melted1/2 cup chocolate chips1/4 cup cocoa powder1/2 cup brown sugar1/4 cup granulated sugar2 large eggs1 tsp vanilla essence1/2 cup plain flour1/4 tsp baking powder1/4 tsp salt80-100gm (about 1/2 cup) lotus biscoff spread Preparation: Preheat the oven to180 degree celcius. Grease and line a square pan […]

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

Kadala / Chickpeas Curry – Restaurant Style

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup black chickpeas / kadala2 onions ( 1 1/2 cup) onions, thinly sliced1 tsp ginger, chopped1 tsp garlic, chopped1 green chilli, chopped1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp turmeric powder3/4-1 tsp chilli powder1 1/2-2 tsp coriander powder1 small tomato, chopped1/2 tsp garam masalaa pinch of fennel seeds2 dry red chillies, broken1 sprig curry leaves3 […]

Chicken, Non Veg

Drums of Heaven

Ingredients: 300 gm chicken wings (chicken lollipops)1 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste2 tsp + 1 tsp soy sauce1 tsp + 1/2 tsp vinegar1/2 tsp pepper powder1 1/2 tsp + 1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder3 tbsp + 3/4 tsp cornflour3 tbsp plain flour1 egg1 tbsp butter2 tsp garlic, chopped1 tsp ginger, chopped1 tbsp onion, chopped2 tbsp spring […]