Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Vegetable Kurma


Potato,cubed - 1/2cup
Cauliflower florets - 1/2cup
Green peas - 1/2cup
Green beans - 1/4cup
1 big onion ,chopped
1/4tsp cumin seeds
2tsp ginger-garlic paste
3 cloves
2 cardmom
1 big piece of cinnamon.
3 green chillies
1/4tsp turmeric powder
2tsp coriander powder
1/4cup chopped coriander leaves
1tbsp Vegetable oil 

For grinding 
Grated coconut - 3tbsp
Cashews - 10
Poppy seeds -1tsp
Fennel seeds - 1/2tsp


Soak cashews and poppy seeds in water for 10minutes.
Heat oil in a pan.Splutter cumin seeds.Add whole spices and curry leaves, saute well.Add onion,ginger-garlic paste and green chillies.Saute it well till onion turns light brown.Add turmeric and coriander powder and mix well.Put all the veggies and saute for 2-3 minutes.Add enough water and salt to this.Cover and cook it.Mean while grind coconut,soaked cashews and poppy seeds and fennel seeds.Add this to the cooked veggies.Add more water if required.Cook it for another 5 minutes.Garnish with coriander leaves.This kurma goes well with chapati , poori ,appam etc.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pal Payasam - My 150th post!


Unakkalari /payasam rice - 1/2cup
Whole milk - 1L
Water - 2cups
Sugar - 3/4cup
Cardmom -2
Payasam rice/Unakkalari

Mix together milk and water .Boil it in a thick bottomed vessel on medium heat till the milk reduces to half.Wash the rice and add to the boiling milk .Stir it continuously till rice is done.Add sugar and crushed cardmom to this.Cook  for 10 more minutes.Switch off stove.Serve hot or chilled.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Koonthal/Squid Roast


Koonthal/kanava/Squid - 1/2kg
Onion -1,big
Tomato - 1,medium
Ginger,chopped - 1tsp
Garlic,chopped - 1tsp
Green chillies - 2
Kashmiri chilli powder - 1tsp+ 2tsp
Pepper powder - 1/4tsp
Turmeric  powder - 1/4tsp
Garam masala - 1/4tsp
Curry leaves


Wash,clean and cut the squid into rings.
Marinate this with 1tsp kashmiri chilli powder,turmeric powder and salt.Keep aside for 1/2an hour.Cook the squid with enough water ,till its done.
In pan add oil.Add sliced onion,ginger,garlic and green chillies.Saute well till the onion become light brown.Add chopped tomato and cook it till it become soft.Add curry leaves and all masala powders , saute it for 2-3 minutes.Add cooked squid ,mix well and roast it for 7-10 minutes on medium flame.Add more oil if there is a need.Serve hot with rice or roti.
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