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Kerala Dishes, Non Veg, Prawns, Seafood

Chemmeen – Koorka / Prawns – Chinese Potato Curry

Ingredients: 250 gm small prawns / chemmeen, cleaned1 1/2 cup koorka / chinese potato, cleaned3/4 cup grated coconut1 tbsp coriander powder4 garlic cloves, crushedsmall piece ginger, crushed2 green chillies, slit10 pepper corns4-5 shallots1 1/2 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder1/2 tsp turmeric powdersmall piece kudampuli / gambooge1/2 tsp mustard seeds2 dry red chillies2 sprig curry leaves1 1/2 […]

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

Pachakaya Tholi – Vanpayar Thoran (Plantain Peel – Red Beans Thoran)

Ingredients: pachakaya / ethakka tholi / planatain peel, chopped ( from 3-4 big bananas)1/4 cup vanpayar / red beans ( 1/2-3/4 cup cooked)1 cup grated coconut3 green chillies2 garlic cloves1 tsp cumin seeds1/2 tsp turmeric powder1 sprig curry leaves2 dry red chillies1 tsp mustard seedssalt to taste1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Soak the vanpayar […]

Drinks, Summer Specials

Chikku – Tender Coconut Layer Shake

Ingredients: Chikku Layer: 3 chikku/ chikkoo/ sapota , peeled and chopped1 cup chilled milksugar as required Tender Coconut Layer: 1 cup elaneer/ karikku/ tender coconut pulp1 cup chilled milksugar as required Preparation: In a blender, add the chopped chikkoos , chilled milk and sugar and blend well until thick and creamy. Chikku layer is ready… […]

Cakes & Bakes

Strawberry Cobbler

Ingredients: 3 cups fresh strawberries, chopped1/2 cup + 1/2 cup sugar1 cup plain flour2 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt1 cup milk1/2 tsp vanilla essence110 gm / 8 tbsp unsalted butter, melted Preparation: Preheat the oven to 190 degree celcius. In a bowl, add chopped strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar and toss to coat well and […]

Chicken, Non Veg

Boneless Chicken Masala

Ingredients: 1/2 kg boneless chicken, cut into small pieces1 medium onion, chopped1 tbsp ginger – garlic paste1 tsp turmeric powder1 tbsp chilli powder1 tbsp coriander powder1/2 cup yogurt / curd4 tbsp tomato puree / pastesalt to taste2 tbsp oil2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped Preparation: Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onion and saute […]

Snacks, Spicy/Savory Snacks, Veg - Dry Side Dish, Vegetarian

Cauliflower Dry Fry

Ingredients: 1/2 kg cauliflower, cut into florets4 garlic clovessmall piece ginger6-7 curry leaves2 tbsp coriander leaves2 tbsp yogurt1 tsp lemon juice5 tbsp plain flour2 tbsp cornflour2 tbsp rice powder2 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp garam masala1/4 tsp cumin powdersalt to tasteoil for frying Preparation: Boil water in a pan and add cauliflower, […]

Popsicles, Summer Specials

Honeydew Popsicles

Ingredients: 2 cups honeydew, peeled and chopped4-6 tbsp sugar (adjust to your sweetness)1- 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice Preparation: In a blender, add chopped honeydew, lemon juice and sugar and blend well until smooth adding about 1/2 cup of water. Strain the mixture through a sieve.. Pour the strained mixture into popsicles mould and freeze […]

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

Padavalanga / Snake Gourd Pachadi

Ingredients: 1 cup padavalanga/ snake gourd, chopped1/2 cup grated coconut1 cup yoghurt3 green chillies1/2 tsp cumin seeds1 tsp mustard seeds1 sprig curry leaves2 dry red chilliessaltoil Preparation: Chop padavalanga into small pieces and cook it in a pan¬†adding 1 slit green chilli, salt and enough water. Grind grated coconut with cumin seeds, 2 green chillies […]

Frozen / Chilled Desserts, Summer Specials

Blueberry Granita

Ingredients: 2 – 2 1/2 cups blueberries1/2 cup sugar3/4 cup water1 tbsp lemon juice Preparation: In a blender, add the blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and water and blend well until smooth. Pour this mixture through a sieve into a baking dish / freezer safe container and freeze it for 1-2 hours. Then remove it from […]