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Breakfast/ Dinner, Dosa, Food, Kerala Dishes

Plain Dosa

               Popular South Indian Breakfast Item…. Ingredients:  2 cups of raw rice 3/4 cup urad dal 1/2 cup cooked rice 1/2-1 tsp fenugreek seeds salt water for grinding Preparation: Soak raw rice,urad dal and fenugreek seeds for 4-5 hours. Wash and grind to a smooth batter by adding cooked […]

Awards, Food, Thoran / Stir Fry- Veg, Veg - Stir Fry / Dry Curries, Vegetarian

Carrot Thoran and Awards

 Ingredients: 2 cups carrots, chopped (4-5 carrots) 1 onion chopped 3 green chillies 1/4 cup grated coconut 2 garlic cloves 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp mustard seeds curry leaves salt  oil Preparation:  Chop carrots into small pieces. Crush grated coconut, green chillies, garlic cloves and cumin seeds together. Heat oil […]

Fish, Food, Malabar Recipes, Seafood

Rava Coated Fish Fry

Ingredients: 1 medium fish ( I used pomfret), cleaned 2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder (more or less to ur spice level) 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/4-1/2 tsp pepper powder Rava/ Semolina for coating curry leaves salt oil Preparation: Clean the fish and make 3-4 slits on it. Make a smooth paste of kashmiri chilli powder, […]

Chicken, Food, Non Veg

Methi Chicken

                     Ingredients: 1/2 kg chicken, cut into pieces 8 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 piece ginger, finely chopped 2 1/2 tbsp chicken masala powder (I used Eastern masala) a pinch of garam masala 1 tomato (250 gm), chopped 1 1/2 tbsp kasuri methi 1/4 cup coriander leaves salt oil Preparation: Heat oil in a pan […]

Food, Soups

Cream of Mushroom and Broccoli Soup

Ingredients:   1 cup mushrooms, sliced   1/2 cup broccoli florets   1 1/2 tbsp plain flour   1 cup milk   2 cups vegetable stock/chicken stock   50 gms butter   salt   pepper powder Preparation: Boil some water with salt in a pan. Add the broccoli florets into this and keep closed for […]

Desserts & Sweets, Food, Ice cream, Summer Specials

Mango Ice Cream

                     This mango ice cream recipe is from Tina’s blog kaipunyam.com. I have followed the recipe exactly the same. Easy and tasty ice cream. It is a great treat for kids……. Recipe Source: kaipunyam Ingredients: 1 cup mango pulp 1/2 cup powdered sugar 2 tsp lime juice 1 cup fresh cream Preparation: Blend mango pulp, […]

Cakes, Cakes & Bakes, Food

Feijoa Cake

                                        Feijoa  is one of the fruits available in New Zealand from late March through June. Here I would like to share one of the cake recipes prepared with feijoa . My husband’s favourite cake…       Ingredients: 2 cup feijoas peeled and roughly chopped 1 cup raisins 1 cup sugar 100 gm butter, melted […]

Food, Malabar Recipes, Non Veg, Seafood, Squid

Squid (Koonthal) Varavu

Ingredients: 1/2 kg squid, cleaned 2 onion, sliced 1 big tomato, chopped 1 tbsp ginger-garlic, crushed 2 green chillies 1 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder 1 1/2 tbsp coriander powder 3/4 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp pepper powder 1 small coconut,grated curry leaves salt oil Preparation: Heat oil in a pan, add onions and saute  until […]

Chicken, Food, Non Veg

Tandoori – Style Chicken

Ingredients: 8 chicken drumsticks, skinned 150 ml natural yoghurt 1 1/2 tsp ginger, finely chopped 1 1/2 tsp garlic, crushed 1 tsp chilli powder 2 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp  ground coriander 1/2 tsp red food colouring 1 tbsp tamarind paste 150 ml water 150 ml oil salt Preparation: Place the yoghurt in a bowl […]