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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 […]

Chicken, Food, Non Veg

Chicken Sarkka

Recipe Source: Vanitha Magazine Ingredients: 8 pieces of chicken, cleaned 1 tbsp kashmiri chilly powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp cumin powder 1/4 tsp biriyani masala ( I used Eastern Biriyani Masala) 1 1/2 cup water salt 3 sprigs curry leaves 1 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Mix chicken pieces together with chilly powder, turmeric […]

Food, Kerala Dishes, Non Veg, Prawns, Seafood

Unakka Chemmeen – Muringakka Curry ( Dried Prawn – Drumstick Curry)

Ingredients: 1/2 -3/4 cup dried prawns/ Unakka chemmeen 8-10 pieces drumsticks/ Muringakka 2 green chillies 2-3 shallots, sliced 3/4 cup grated coconut 1 tomato 1- 1 1/2 tsp chilly powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/4 tsp coriander powder gooseberry sized tamarind salt water 1 tsp mustard seeds 2 dry chillies curry leaves 2 shallots for […]

Cakes & Bakes, Food, Muffins/ Cupcakes

Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients: 3 cups (375 gm)  plain flour 1 tbsp baking powder 3/4 cup (165 gm) firmly packed soft brown sugar 125 gm unsalted butter, melted 2 eggs, lightly beaten 250 ml (1 cup) milk 185 gm fresh or thawed frozen blueberries Preparation: Preheat the oven to 210 degree celcius. Lightly grease 12 hole muffin tin. […]

Chicken, Food, Non Veg

Grilled chicken

       Ingredients:    4 pieces of  chicken leg portions (1 kg)   2 tsp chilly powder   lemon juice ( 1 lemon)   1/2 cup yoghurt   2 tbsp fresh cream   1 tbsp garlic paste   1 tsp ginger paste   1 tsp garam masala    red colour (optional)    salt Preparation:  Wash and […]

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

Asparagus Thoran

              I was recently introduced to this Asparagus thoran recipe by one of my neighbour/friend’s mom. Easy to prepare and tasty thoran… Ingredients: 1 bunch of Asparagus 3 shallots,thinly sliced 2-3 green chillies chopped 1/4 cup grated coconut curry leaves 1 tsp mustard seeds oil salt Preparation: Cut asparagus into small pieces. Heat oil in […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Food, Kerala Dishes, Puttu

Puttu / Rice Flour Puttu

                      My favourite breakfast combination- Puttu and Kadala curry….                   Ingredients:     2 cups rice flour/ puttupodi (I used store-bought) 1 cup grated coconut water as required salt Preparation:  Mix the salt in water and add this water little by little to the rice flour till it becomes wet /moist. Mix well with hand without […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Dosa, Food, Malabar Recipes

Neer Dosa / Ari Dosa

                     Neer dosa  is the most popular breakfast dish in our area (Kasaragod).  It is easy to prepare-just soak raw rice for 4-5 hours, grind it to a thin watery batter and prepare dosa. No need of fermentation. It goes well with any vegetarian or non-vegetarian curries. Ingredients: 2 cup raw rice 1/2 cup grated […]

Crab, Food, Kerala Dishes, Non Veg, Seafood

Crab Roast

                    Ingredients: 3 large crabs ( approximately 1 kg) ,cut into pieces 3 onions, sliced 2 chopped tomatoes 2 tsp garlic, chopped 2 tsp ginger, chopped 3 green chillies, slit 3 tsp chilly powder 2 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp fennel powder 1/2 crushed pepper curry leaves few coriander leaves salt […]