Aug 26, 2012

Pal Payasam

myrecipes all posts "ONASAMSAKAL" TO ALLOnam festival is celebrated by Kerala People. They wear new dress and go to temple.Special food is served in a banana leaf to family members and guests. For Onam we make pal payasam,Avial (Mixed vegetable curry), Kalan, Naranga Pickle, Puli Inchi, Pasiparippu Payasam,  Araichuvitta Sambar,  Olan, Netrankai Upperi and Chakka Upperi

Attha Poo (Pookolam)

 Ingredients

  • Red Rice.......................1/4 cup
  • Milkmaid......................1tin
  • Milk..............................2cups
  • Cashew Nuts................2tbsp
  • Cardamom Powder.......1/4 tsp
Method
  • Wash the rice,add the rice in boiling milk and cook..
  • The rice should cook well in the milk.
  • Add the condensed milk and mix well.
  • Add roasted cashew nuts and cardamom powder

Mudira Chutney (Kollu Chutney/ Horsegram Chutney)

Muthira Chutney (Horse gram Chutney) Kollu chutney

Muthira (,Kollu, Horse gram) is very good for health. We make mudira puzhukku for kanji.

Ingredients

  • Muthira......................1/4 cup
  • Red Chili....................6
  • Urad Dhal..................2tsp
  • Asafoetida..................1/4 tsp
  • Tamarind Paste...........1tsp
  • Mustard Seeds...........1tsp
  • Curry Leaves..............few
  • Grated Coconut.........1cup

Method

  • Roast the muthira, till it becomes brown. Fry the chili and  dhal.
  • Grind muthira ,dhal and chili.
  • Then add tamarind, curry leaves salt, asafoetida and coconut.
  • Mix well and transfer to a bowl. Heat  a pan with oil add mustard seeds.
  • When it splutters add to the chutney.
  • This muthira chutney goes with rice, dosa,idli and chapati

Aug 21, 2012

Ellu Satham (Sesame Seeds Rice)

We prepare make this ellu rice on pathinettam perukku comes in Adi month.

Ingredients

  • Sesame Seeds……. 3tbsp
  • Rice…………........ 2cups
  • Urad Dhal……........1tsp
  • Chana Dhal……......2tsp
  • Red Chili………......3
  • Curry leaves…........ few
  • Til Oil(Sesame Oil)....2tsp
  • Jaggery……………..1tsp
  • Salt a Pinch

Method

  • Cook the rice in a pressure cooker. (grains should be separate)
  • Fry the chili, dhals and, sesame seeds with little oil.
  • and cool them then grind them with jaggery.
  • Add oil to the rice and mix the ground powder and mix well .
  • Add curry leaves.

Lemon Rice

This is traditional lemon rice. If there is left over rice, make lemon rice.Excellent lunch pack..No need for side dish.
Rice with lemon juice and spices
Lemon Rice

Ingredients

  • Rice...............................2cups
  • Lemon Juice..................2tbsp
  • Green Chilies.................3
  • Red Chili.......................2
  • Mustard Seeds..............1tsp
  • Chana  Dhal...................2tsp
  • Roasted Peanuts............3tbsp
  • Coriander Leaves...........few
  • Asafoetida......................1tsp
  • Turmeric Powder............1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves.....................few

Method

  • Cook the rice (grains are separate)
  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds, asafoetida, chana dhal and saute till the dhal turns golden.Off the flame.
  • Add curry leaves, broken chilies turmeric powder, peanuts and lemon juice.
  • Add rice and salt. Mix all together well.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves

Aug 19, 2012

Kada Chakka Thovaran

Ingredients

  • KadaChakka...........................1
  • Mustard Seeds.........................1tsp
  • Urad Dhal................................2tsp
  • Red Chili..................................2
  • Grated Coconut........................half Cup
  • Coconut Oil.............................2tsp
  • Turmeric Powder......................1/4tsp
  • Sal to Taste

Kada Chakka







Method

  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds, urad dhal and chili.
  • When it splutters add the chakka pieces , turmeric and salt.
  • Add little water and cover the pan
  • When the chakka cooked add the coconut and mix.
  • Serve with sambar rice/ rasam rice..

Aug 8, 2012

Janmashtami (Gokulashtami) 2012

Janmashtami

  • Tomorrow Janmashtami. We prepare Appam, Uppu Cheedai, Vella Cheedai, Vada, Vella Aval and Murukku.
  • We celebrate Lord Krishna's Birthday as he was born on Ashtami thithi and, Rohini star.
  • In Maharashtra there is Govinda Alare and we used watch the "Dahi Handi Breaking" 
  • Each group will try to break the pot
  • Those who break the pot tied in a great height would get the prize money. 
  • Morning we pray and do puja.Make naivedyams and listen to all Krishnas slokas, songs and pravachanams.
Festivals
Pasiparippu Payasam, vella Aval, Murukku, Nai Appam, Medu Vada, Vella Cheedai and Uppu Cheedai

Aug 6, 2012

Kappa Appalam (Tapioco Appalam)

Kappa -Marachini- Sabudana,Tapioca or Yuca can be prepared many ways back home in Kerala we prepare Kappa Puzhukku, kappa vathal and kappa appalms
In Kerala it is widely used either boiled or cooked with spices.Thinly sliced tapioca chips and Tapioca is a stable food of the common man in Kerala.Tapioca is a stable food in some regions and used as thickening agent mainly in foods. It is gluten free.
I use one small Tapioca for making appalams and can get  about fifty appalams. It is cheap and very very easy to make. Try this and let me know.

Ingredients
  • Tapioca...............................1
  • Red Chili Powder................1tsp
  • Coconut Oil.........................1tsp
  • Asafoetida...........................1/2tsp
Appalam/Vathal/ Karavadam
Kappa Appalam
Salt to Taste
Appalam/Vathal/Karavadam
Kappa Appalams

Method
  • Remove the skin of the Tapioca and cut into pieces.
  • Grind with water in a blender   and it grinds fast.
  • Heat  a pan add ground Tapioca, double water, salt, asafoetida chili powder and oil.
  • It starts boil and change its colour.
  • Let it cool. Spread one tsp dough in a plastic sheet  in round shape.
  • Dry in the sun  and when it dries it comes from the sheet.
  • Keep it in container.
  • Fry it and eat with sabar/ rasam rice or with coffee.
  • Can do this in microwave those don't want oil.

Aug 3, 2012

Mushroom Soup (With out butter/Cream)

This is a healthy and easy soup.

Ingredients

  • Mushroom.......................6
  • Small Onion.....................1
  • Olive oil...........................1tsp
  • Wheat Flour.....................1tsp
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
Mushroom Soup
Mushroom Soup

Method


  • Heat a pan with olive oil add chopped onion and chopped mushroom and fry a little.
  • When they are tender add wheat flour and water.
  • When it boils remove and blend in a blender finely.
  • Serve hot soup.

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