Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Elaneer(Tender Coconut) Pudding


Tender Coconut water  - 2cups
Thin Scrapings of tender coconut -1cup
Agar Agar /China Grass -10g
Condensed Milk - 1/2tin
Milk - 1 1/2cup
Water - 1cup
Cherries for garnishing
Sugar -according to your taste


In a pan boil milk and  condensed milk  .Stir well.Add sugar to this.Mean while soak agar agar powder in 1 cup of water and heat on low flame till the powder completely dissolves.Strain it and pour this to milk mixture.Mix  tender coconut scrapings to this.Allow to cool and refrigerate.Decorate with chopped cherries.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Chakka (Jackfruit) Puzhukku


Unripe Jackfruits(chopped Finely) - 3 cups
Turmeric powder - 1/2tsp
Grated coconut -1/2 cup
Green chilli - 3
Garlic pods - 5
Curry Leaves
Coconut Oil


Cook Jackfruit pieces in  water along with salt and turmeric powder until they are soft.
Make a paste of garlic  and greenchillies.In this add coconut and and mix it well.
Add this paste to cooked Jackfruits and stir well for 2 minutes.
Switch off the stove and add 1tsp coconut oil and curry leaves.Serve hot.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Potato Chakkakuru Mezhukkupuratti(Stir Fried Jackfruit Seeds and Potatoes)


Potato (Peeled and Sliced)- 3 ,medium
Jackfruit seeds (Sliced) -1/2cup
shallot - 3
Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
Red chilli powder -1tsp
Curry leaves
Coconut oil


Cook the potatoes and jackfruits with salt,turmeric ,chilli powder and enough water.
Heat oil in a pan .Add sliced shallots and curry leaves.Saute well for 3 minutes.
Add the cooked Jackfruit seeds and potatoes.Stir everything and cook for another 3 minutes.
Serve with rice.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Malabar Style Chemmeen/Prawns Curry

King prawns  - 300g
Tomato - 1
Green chillies - 2
Grated coconut - 1/2cup
Cumin seeds - 1/2tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
Red chilli powder - 1tbsp
Coconut oil - 1tsp
Curry leaves
Garlic pods - 3(crushed)


1.Marinate the prawns with salt,turmeric powder and chilli powder for 1/2 an hr.
2.Heat a  claypot .Add prawns,sliced tomato,green chillies with 1 cup of water.Cook it for 10 minutes.
3.Grind coconut and cumin seeds with little water.
4.Add the paste to the curry.Cook it on low flame till its done.
5.Switch of the stove and add coconut oil,curry leaves and crushed garlic.mix it well and cover it.
6.Serve with rice.

Recipe Courtesy - My Mom

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Unniyappam - My 100th Post!!!

Yeah!!! 10 months of blogging and finally 1 reached my 100th post!.Thanks alot for your love and support my friends. I think the main achievement is i got some lovely friends through this.
So to celebrate this wonderful event I made this yummy sweet .

For me Unniyappam is related to Vishu.Its a must for Vishu in my hometown-Kannur. So I am a bit nostalgic about this :) My mom makes this often when we have guests.The main ingredient for this is unroasted rice flour which we need to make ourself. So here is  my mom's Recipe ..


Raw rice - 2 cups (soaked for 2-3 hrs)
All purpose flour(Maida) - 1/2cup
Jaggery  - 1/2kg
Small Banana - 4-5
Sesame seeds - 2tsp
Dried coconut pieces - a handful
Cardmom - 10
Baking soda - a pinch(optional)
Oil for frying

1.Drain the soaked rice and grind it to fine power .

2.Melt jaggery with 1 cup of water.Strain it and allow to cool.
3.In a mixing bowl add all the ingredients and make a thick batter.Add extra water if necessary.The batter should be like iddly batter.
4.Allow the batter to stand for 2hrs.
5.Heat the 'Unniyappam Pan' and add oil to each impressions.
6.Fill the impressions with the batter.When one side is done flip over to other side with a fork.
7.Cook both sides until they are golden brown in colour.
8.Serve with tea :-)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pavakka/Bitter Gourd Thoran


Bitter gourd - 1
Onion - 1
Turmeric powder -1/4tsp
Green chilli - 2
Coconut oil - 1tbsp
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Mustard - 1/2tsp
Curry leaves


1. Chop the cleaned bitter gourd and onion.
2. In a pan heat oil and splutter mustard and curry leaves.
3. Add finely chopped bitter gourd , onion,turmeric powder,salt and green chillies.
4.sprinkle 2tbsp of water .cover and cook it on medium heat.
5. add grated coconut and mix well.
6.Serve with rice.

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