Friday, April 27, 2012

Koottu Curry

1.Chena (elephant yam)-1cup(cubed)
   Raw Banana-1(cubed)
2.Black chickpeas(soaked overnight)-1/2cup
3.Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
   Pepper powder-1tsp
4.Shredded coconut-1/3cup
   Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
5.Coconut oil-1tbsp
   Mustard seeds-1tsp
   Urad dal-1tsp
   Dry red chilly-2
   Pearl onion(chopped)-1tsp
   Curry leaves-2springs
6.Shredded coconut-1/3cup

  • Pressure cook chickpeas with 1 cup water and salt
  • To this add cubed yam ,banana,turmeric powder,pepper powder,jaggery and salt.Add water if needed.cook it again for 2 whistles.
  • Grind together coconut and cumin seeds to a smooth paste with little water.
  • Pour coconut mixture into the curry.Adjust salt and cook till the required consistency is reached.
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and urad dal.Fry chopped pearl onion,dry red chilly and curry leaves.Add  1/3cup shredded coconut and roast it until brown color.Add this over the koottu curry and mix well.
  • Serve with rice.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Green peas Stew

1.Dry green peas-3/4cup(soked over night)
   Green chilly-3
   Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
  Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
3.Thick coconut milk-1/2cup
4.Garam masala powder-1/2tsp
5.Coconut oil-1tbsp
   Mustard seeds-1tsp
   Dry red chilly-2
   Pearl onion(chopped)-2
   Curry leaves-2 springs

  • Pressure cook green peas with onion,ginger,green chilly,turmeric powder,salt and water.(3-4 whistle)
  • Cook potatoes and carrots with water turmeric powder and salt.
  •  Heat oil in a pan  and splutter mustard seeds.Fry onions,dry red chilly and curry leaves.
  • Add cooked green peas,potatoes, carrots,garam masala powder and thick coconut milk.Allow it to a boil.Lower the heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Serve with chappathis,parathas,etc.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Chakka Aviyal (Jackfruit Aviyal)

1.Raw jackfruit(sliced)-1cup
   Jackfruit stem(sliced)-1/2cup
   Jackfruit seeds(sliced)-3/4cup
   Snake gourd(padavalanga)-1/2cup9Jack
   Raw mango-1/4cup
   Green chilly-2
3.Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
   Chilly powder-1/2tsp
4.Shredded coconut-1cup
   Pearl onion-3
   Cumin seeds-1/2tsp  
5.Curry leaves-2 springs
   Coconut oil-1tbsp 

  • Pressure cook vegetables with turmeric powder,chilly powder, salt and 1/2cup water for 1 whistle.
  • Grind together coconut,cumin seeds,curry leaves and pearl onion.
  •  Add coconut paste and mix well.Bring to a boil.Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add curry leaves and coconut oil.
  • Remove from heat and close with a lid.
  • Serve with rice.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pazham Nirachathu (Stuffed Plantain)

   Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
2.Shredded coconut-4tbsp
   Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
   Cashew nuts(broken)-1tbsp

  • Heat 1tsp ghee in a pan and fry cashew nuts and raisins.Add shredded coconut,sugar and cardamom powder.Mix well.
  • Peel bananas and make a slit length wise.Heat 1tbsp ghee in a pan.Place bananas and spread sugar and cardamom powder.Cover and cook on low flame until soft and golden brown.
  • Stuff with coconut mixture and serve.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Vishu Sadya

Pulissery(without coconut)

Pachadi Kichadi
Banana Pachadi                              Beetroot Kichadi                          Sweet Pachadi                             
banana-pachadi beetroot-kichadi sweet pachadi
Vendakka Kichadi
vendakka Kichadi

Fruit pachadi                                     Pineapple Pachadi                        Tomato Pachadi
fruit-pachadi pineapple-pachadi tomato pachadi

Thoran(Stir Fry with Coconut)
 Cabbage Thoran                        Cheema Chakka Thoran             Koombu Thoran                       
cabbage-thoran cheema chakka thoran Koombu thoran

Chakkakuru Padavalanga Thoran       Ethakka Thoran                       Idichakka Thoran  
idichakka thoran ethakka thoran idichakka-thoran

Pumpkinleaf Thoran                               Toordal Thoran                          
pumpkin-leaf-thoran toor-dal-thoran

Mezhukkupuratty (Stir Fry)
Kovakka Mezhukkupuratty     Cheema Chakka Mezhukkupuratty   Carrot beetroot stir fry           
kovakka mezhukkupuratty cheema chakka mezhukkupuratty carrot-beetroot-fry 

Cabbage Stir Fry

Koorka Mezhukkupuratty             Bitter gourd Stir Fry
koorka-mezhukkupuratty pavakka-mezhukkupuratty

Aviyal                                                Olan                                            Chena Erissery                                 
aviyal olan chena-erisserry

Pumpkin Erissery                                Chakka Erissery
mathanga-erissery Chakka erissery

Mango Pickle                             White Lemon Pickle                    Ginger-Tamarind Curry                   
kerala-mango-pickle white-lemon-pickle ginger-tamarind-curry            

Ada Pradhaman                            Palada Pradhaman                          Parippu Pradhaman                      

Palpayasam                                       Sweet Boli