Dec 19, 2010

Edamame Salad

Ingredients
  • Edamame...................1cup
  • Carrots.......................3
  • Radish........................1
  • Red Pepper................1
  • Green Apple..............1
  • Jalapeno Pepper.........2
  • Lemon Juice..............2stp
  • Coriander Leaves.......few
  • Olive Oil....................2tbsp
  • Salt to taste
Method
  • Chop the carrot, radish, red pepper green apple, edamame and jalapeno into small pieces. 
  • Add salt,olive oil lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves. 
  • Mix all the vegetables.

Dec 14, 2010

Kathrikai Koottu (Egg Plant Curry)


Ingredients

Kathrikai Koottu is eggplant and coconut paste
Kathrikai Koottu
  • Kathrikai (Big)..............................1
  • Chana Dhal.................................1/2 cup
  • Red Chili.....................................3
  • Urad Dhal....................................2tbsp
  • Grated Coconut...........................1cup
  • Tamarind Paste.............................1tsp
  • Salt to Taste
  • Mustard Seeds.............................1tsp
  • Curry Leaves...............................few

Method

  • Heat a pan with little oil, add chili and urad dhal. When the dhal becomes golden remove and grind with coconut and keep.
  • Wash the kathrikai and cut into pieces. Boil water. add kathrikai, chana dhal, salt and turmeric powder.
  • When kathrikai is cooked add the coconut paste and let it boil only once.
  • Heat a pan add 2tbsp of  coconut, mustard seeds, urad dhal and curry leaves. When the mustard seeds crackle add to the koottu.

Dec 11, 2010

Olan

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

Ingredients
Olan/ is one of the main item in onam/ vishu Festvals
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.

Dec 6, 2010

Bhindi Fry (Okra Fry)

Ingredients
  • Bhindi (Okra)................1kg
  • Chili powder................2tsp
  • Asafoetida...................1/2tsp
  • tTurmeric Powder.........1/4 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds.............1tsp
  • Urad Dhal....................2tsp
  • Red Chili.........................1
  • Salt to taste
Method
  • Wash the bhindis and dry them .
  • Slice them into lengthwise.
  • Heat a pan with 2tsp oil add mustard seeds, urad dhal and broken chili.
  • When the mustard crackles add the bhindi, turmeric powder, salt asafoetida and chili powder.
  • When the bhindis become tender remove into serving bowl.
  • Don't add any water.
  • It is important to dry the bhindis completely before slicing  otherwise they become mushy

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