Author: Shabbu

Chicken, Non Veg

Badami Murgh / Almond Chicken

Ingredients: 3/4 kg chicken , cut into pieces1/4 cup almonds / badam3/4 cup yogurt1 tbsp ginger-garlic, crushed2 green chillies, chopped2 onions, chopped2 cardamoms1 1/2 tsp chilli powder2 tsp coriander powder1/2 tsp turmeric powder1/2 cup milk2 tbsp ghee2 tbsp butter2 tbsp chopped coriander leavessalt to taste Preparation: Soak almonds in water for an hour and remove […]

Malabar Recipes, Rice / Choru, Rice / Pasta

Malabar Kuska Rice

Ingredients: 2 cups jeerakasala rice4 cups of water1 small onion, chopped1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste2 green chillies, slit3 tbsp carrot, chopped2 tbsp beans, chopped2 tbsp frozen green peas2-3 tbsp capsicum, chopped1/2 tsp turmeric powder3 cloves3 cardamoms1 piece cinnamon1/4 tsp garam masala1 tbsp lemon juice1 tsp ghee 2 tbsp chopped coriander leavessalt to taste2-3 tbsp coconut oil […]

Kerala Dishes, Non Veg, Prawns, Seafood

Chemmeen – Achinga Payar Theeyal / Prawns And Long Beans Cooked in a Roasted Coconut Gravy

Ingredients: 1/2 kg prawns, cleaned12-15 long beans/ achinga payar18-20 shallots, sliced1 cup grated coconut2 tbsp ginger, chopped2 green chillies1 1/2 tsp chilli powder2 tsp coriander powder1/2 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp fenugreek powderlemon sized tamarind1/2 tsp mustard seeds1 sprig curry leavessalt to tasteoil, as required Preparation: Chop long beans into 1 inch pieces. Soak tamarind in […]

Salads/ Condiments, Salads/ Raita

Chana / Chickpea – Vegetable Salad

Ingredients: 1 cup white chickpeas / chana1 cucumber1 red onion1/2 green capsicum1/2 red capsicum1/2 yellow capsicum1 tbsp lemon juice, or as requiredpepper powdersalt to taste Preparation: Soak the chickpeas/ chana in water for hours and pressure cook it with salt adding enough water until soft. Drain the water and keep it aside. Finely chop all the […]

Pasta, Rice / Pasta

Masala Noodles

Ingredients: 2 packets of instant noodles1 onion, sliced1/2 red capsicum, chopped1/2 green capsicum, chopped1 tomato, chopped2 spring onions2 packets of noodles seasoning3/4-1 tsp pepper powder1/2 tsp chilli powder1 tbsp tomato sauce1 tsp soy saucesalt, if required2 tbsp oil Preparation: Heat oil in a pan and add sliced onion and saute until soft. Add add chopped […]

Fish, Kerala Dishes, Non Veg, Seafood

Ambazhanga Meen Curry / Hog Plum Fish Curry

Ingredients: 1/2 kg fish, cleaned4 hog plums / ambazhanga ( more or less depending on the sourness)2 big tomatoes, chopped4 green chillies1 tsp red chilli powder1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder1/2-1 tsp turmeric powder1 1/2 cup grated coconut4 shallots1/2-1 tsp fennel seeds1 sprig curry leavessalt to taste For Tempering: 4 shallots, sliced1 sprig curry leaves3 tbsp […]

Popsicles, Summer Specials

Watermelon – Peach Popsicles

Ingredients: 2 cups watermelon, seeds removed and cubed2-3 peaches, pitted and chopped 1 tbsp lemon juice4-5 tbsp sugar (add to your taste) Preparation: In a blender, add the chopped peaches, watermelon, lemon juice, required sugar and little water and blend well until smooth. Strain the prepared mixture and pour into the popsicle mould and freeze […]

Crab, Non Veg, Rasam, Seafood

Njandu Rasam / Crab Rasam

Ingredients: 1/2 kg crabs, cleaned2 tomatoes1 tsp pepper corns1 tsp fennel seeds1/2 tsp fenugreek seedssmall lemon sized tamarind3 garlic cloves, crushed1/2 tsp mustard seeds1/2 tsp cumin seeds1 sprig curry leaves4-6 shallots, sliced1/2 tsp turmeric powder1/4-1/2 tsp pepper powder1/2 tsp rasam powdersalt to taste1/4 cup coriander leaves1 tbsp oil Preparation: Cut the crabs into pieces, clean […]

Non Veg, Seafood, Squid

Dragon Squid

Ingredients: 3 squids, cleaned2 tbsp plain flour2 tbsp cornflour1 egg, beaten1/2 tsp pepper powder1 onion, sliced1 capsicum, cut into strips3 garlic, chopped3 tbsp cashew nuts2- 2 1/2 tbsp tomato sauce1 tsp + 1/2 tsp soy saucesalt to taste1 tbsp spring onion, choppedoil, as required Preparation: Clean and cut the squids into rounds. In a bowl, […]

Kerala Dishes, Pulissery, Sadhya Recipes, Veg - Curries & Gravies, Vegetarian

Pachakaya Moru Curry/ Raw Plantain Pulissery

Ingredients: 2 raw banana/ plantain / pachakaya1 cup grated coconut1/2 tsp cumin seeds3 green chillies, slit1/2 tsp chilli powder1/2 tsp turmeric powder2 shallots1- 1 1/2 cup yoghurt, beaten1 tsp mustard seeds1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds2 dry red chillies2 sprig curry leavessalt to taste1 tbsp oil Preparation: Peel and chop ripe plantain into cubes. Grind grated coconut […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Chicken, Non Veg

Chicken Sweet Chilli Filling Wrap

Ingredients: 250 gm boneless chicken2 tbsp cornflour2 tbsp plain flour1 tbsp rice flour1 small onion, finely chopped5 small garlic cloves, finely choppedsmall piece ginger, finely chopped3-4 tbsp sweet chilli saucesalt to tastesesame oil, as requiredlettuce leaves Preparation: Clean and cut the chicken into thin strips. Mix well it with corn flour, plain flour, rice flour […]