Saturday, January 23, 2010

Potato Peas Kurma And Award


Potato - 4-5
Peas - 1 cup ( I used frozen peas)
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1 inch
Bay leaf - 2
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Onion - 1 medium
Mint leaves - 5-6
Green chillies - 2 slited
Tomato - 1 medium
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves - for garnishing
Salt to taste


Boil potatoes cut into cubes and keep aside.
Heat oil add bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, fennel seeds, cumin seeds once it start to splutter add onion and fry till light brown.
Now add mint leaves, green chillies and tomato and fry for 5 min.
Then add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and cook till raw smell goes off.
Now add boiled potatoes, peas, salt, water and boil it for 10-15 min. Add coconut milk and mix well.
Finally garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve with rice, chapati or idiyappam.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hot Samosas


For dough:

All purpose flour (wheat) - 1 cup
Sooji - 1/4 cup
Warm water
Salt to taste

For filling:

Potatoes - 4
Onion - 1 medium
Tomato - 1 medium
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Chilly powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Curry powder - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves - for garnishing
Salt to taste


For dough:

Mix the flour, sooji, salt, and oil together to make a smooth dough. Knead the dough for about 4-5 min to make smooth.
Set the dough aside and cover it with plastic food wrap. Let the dough sit for 20-25 min.

For filling:

Boil potatoes in pressure cooker for 2 whistles. let it cool. Remove the skin and mash well.
Heat oil add mustard seeds, urad dal, onion and fry till onion turns light brown color.
Now add tomato and cook till becomes soft. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder, garam masala, curry powder, salt and cook till it leaves oil from sides.
Now add mashed potatoes and mix well and cook for 6-7 min. Turn off heat.
Garnish with coriander leaves.

Making samosa

Divide the dough into 4 equal parts and make into balls.
Roll each ball into circles and cut each circle in half. Put a tablespoon of filling in the center and fold it to triangle.
Heat oil in a wok and deep fry the samosa till it becomes light brown on both the sides.
Serve hot with coriander chutney or tomato ketchup.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010



"Wish you all a very happy pongal"

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Erissery - Yellow Pumpkin Curry Kerala Style


Pumpkin - 2 cups
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp ( I used frozen)
Cumin - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 4-5
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

For tempering:

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Shallots - 4-5
Grated coconut - 1 tbsp
Dry red chillies - 1-2
Coconut oil - 2 tsp


Boil the pumpkin with salt and turmeric powder until soft. Keep aside.
Grind coconut, greenchillies, cumin seeds with little water then add this to pumpkin and cook on low flame.
Add water if the curry is too thick. Cook until desired consistency is reached. Add salt and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, urad dal, dry red chillies and shallots. Fry until the shallots turn transparent. Pour directly over the cooked pumpkin curry.
Now heat 1 tsp of oil in a same pan add coconut and fry till it turns crispy and golden brown. Mix this into the curry.
Serve hot with rice and little ghee.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Breakfast Special- Veggie Omelette

Veggie Omelette


Egg - 1 Whole egg & 1/4 cup egg white
Onion - 1/4 medium sliced
Mushroom - 1/4 cup
Capsicum - few pieces
Cheese - grated or sliced
Coriander leaves - 2-3 sprigs
Green onions - 2-3
Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Extra virgin olive oil - 2 tsp
Salt to taste


Beat the egg well using egg beater or fork. Then add salt and black pepper powder.
Now add all veggies ( onion, Mushroom, capsicum
,coriander leaves, green onions) and mix well.
Bring a pan to high heat and apply little oil and pour the egg mixture.
Then add cheese and cover it with lid. cook in low flame for 5-10 min till it turns light brown on both the sides.
Serve hot.

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