Friday, November 1, 2013

Diwali Recipes

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Chakka koottu (Jack Fruit Curry)

  • Prepare time.................10 min
  • Cook Time....................20 min
  • Serve.............................5

Ingredients
Chakka Koottu
  • Chakk pieces.......................2 cups
  • Grated Coconut.................1cup
  • Red Chili..............................2
  • Turmeric Powder................1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds.......................1tsp
  • Rice...................................1tsp
  • Mustard Seeds....................1tsp
  • Urad Dhal...........................2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves......................few
  • Salt to taste.
Method
  • Cut the chakka pieces into small.
  • Heat a pan with water add the chakka pieces.
  • Add turmeric and salt, cook till it becomes tender.
  • Grind the coconut,chili cumin seed and rice into a paste.
  • Heat a pan with oil, add mustard, 2 tsp coconut,urad dhal and curry leaves.
  • When mustard  crackles add to the koottu and mix well.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Navaratri Naivedyam Bonda

Ulundu Bonda
Snack with fried one
Bonda
Ingredients


  • Urad dhal..........................1 cup
  • Green Chili.........................1
  • Coconut Flakes..................2 tbsp
  • Black Pepper corns.........  1 tsp
  • Rice Flour........................1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves.......................few
  • Salt to Taste
Method

  • Grind the urad dhal, chili and salt into a fine paste with little water.
  • Add pepper and coconut and mix well.
  • Heat a pan with oil.
  • Take little batter make a ball and drop in the hot oil
  • Fry them golden brown.
  • I make this for Navaratri as prasadam.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Olan

Olan

Olan is a Kerala recipe. It is very simple recipe. This is one of the curries for festival days in Kerala.

Ingredients
Olan


  • White Pumpkin.(Elavan)Chopped into pieces)...........1cup
  • Yellow pumpkin.(Mathan)Chopped into pieces).........1cup
  • Black Eyed Peas (van Payaru)...................................1/2 cup
  • Green Chilies(Slit).....................................................4
  • Grated Coconut........................................................1/2cup
  • Coconut Oil..............................................................1tbsp
  • Curry Leaves............................................................few
    Salt to taste
Method
  • Soak the black eyed peas into water for 5 hours.
  • Extract coconut milk by grinding the grated coconut. (half cup thick milk and half cup thin milk)
  • Boil the vegetables and black eyed peas with thin milk. 
  • When the vegetables are cooked add salt and thick coconut milk,coconut oil and curry leaves.
  • Mix well. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Elevan Pachadi ( White Pumpkin Raita)

Pachadi is an important element of the Sadya and festive occasions (Vishu, Onam, wedding)

 Ingredients
  • Chopped White Pumpkin....................1 cup
  • Yogurt................................................1 cup
  • Mustard seeds....................................1 tsp
  • Red Chili............................................1
  • Grated Coconut...................................1/2 cup
  • Green Chili.............................................2
Method
  • Boil little water and add the eleven pieces and salt. Remove the water.
  • Grind the  grated coconut with one chili and half tsp mustard seeds.
  • Add this with yogurt and cooked eleven pieces.
  • Heat a pan with ad mustard seeds and broken chili.
  • When it splutters add to the yogurt with cooked eleven pieces.




Saturday, September 7, 2013

Potato Bajjias


  • Prepare Time...10 min
  • Cook Time.......10
  • Serve.................5
A snack with coffee
Potato Bhajjias
Ingredients
  • Begal Gram flour.(Besan)......................... 1cup
  • Rice Flour.................................................1tsp
  • Red Chili Powder......................................1tsp
  • Asafetida...................................................a pinch
  • Salt to Taste
Method
  • Mix the flours chili, asafetida, salt with little water make a thick batter
  • Slice the potao thin
  • Heat a pan with oil, dip the potato slice in the batter and drop in the oil.
  • Deep fry them till golden
  • Serve with chutney

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Elai Vadam ( Vathal)

Elai vadam is one of favorite things of my grandchild. So I make this vadam very often,

 Ingredients

Elai Vadam
  • Raw rice..........1 cup
  • Boiled rice......1/cup
  • Salt to taste.
Method
  • Soak the rice for an hour and grind it into a smooth paste
  • Take the vadam sheets , apply oil and spread one tsp batter.
  • Steam them peel and dry them in shade.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tomato Rice

Tomato rice is the easiest recipe to prepare.I prepare this recipe most of the time.
  • Prepared Time.......15 minutes
  • Cook Time..............20 min
  • Serve ......................5
Ingredients
  • Cooked Rice....................4cups
  • Turmeric Powder,..............1/2 tsp
  • Tomato.............................2
  • Green Chili.......................5
  • Red Chili Powder............. 1tsp
  • Asafoetida..........................1tsp 
  • Corinader Leaves...............little
  • Sambar Powder................1/2 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds...................1tsp
  • Chana Dhal........................2tsp
Salt to taste
Rice with tomatos and spices
Tomato Rice

Method

  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds and chana dhal.
  • When it crackles add chopped tomatoes, green chili,
  • Add turmeric, red chili powder  and sambar powder.
  • When the tomatoes cooked add the rice, salt and mix.
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves.
  • serve with vadam/ pappadams.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Black Eyed Peas Patties

Black Eyed Peas Patties
Ingredients
  • Cooked Black Eyed Peas ............1cup
  • Chopped Onion.......................... 1/4 cup
  • Green Chili(Chopped)................. 1.tsp
  • Scallion. (Chopped).................... 2tbsp.
  • Red chili Powder....................... .1/2tsp
  • Coriander Powder .......................1/4 tsp
  • Maida ..........................................4tbsp
  • Salt to Taste 
Method
  • Mix above all ingredients and mash nicely with spoon or fork.
  • Mix all together make patties. Add little water to the maida and make a batter.
  • Dip the patties on the batter and put them on the hot oiled pan and cook both sides till they become brown.(Use these as burgers for sandwich)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thiruvathirai Festival

Thiruvathirai festival we prepare kali and thalakam for naivedyam
Lord nataraja

Thiruvathirai or Arudra darishanam is a festival dedicated to Lord Shiva9Nataraja)All the shiva temple have special event on this occasion.It comes in the month of Margazhi at thiruvathira star/ poorami
There are rudrabhishekam for Lord Shiva in early morning.Onthis day unmarried women and girls take bath early in the mroning, wear  new clothes  sit near the vilakku. We prepare Kali and thalakam with all vegetables, banana, beetle leaves coconut do the naivedyam and seek lord Shivas blessing.

In Kerala they dance thiruvthira kaikottu kali.


Thiruvathira Kali


Thalakam for Thiruvathira Kali