Friday, March 5, 2010

Neeriya Dosa(Soft rice pancakes)

1 cup rice (raw)
1\4 cup grated coconut
1\4 cup cooked rice
salt to taste
oil for roasting

1. Wash and soak the rice for 3 - 4 hours.
2. Then grind it along with the coconut and cooked rice to a fine paste.
3. Add salt and water to make a thin batter.
4. Grease the pan and heat it.
5. Spread the batter thinly by tilting the pan gently.
6. Roast on one side only.
7. Serve with chutney, a stew or any non veg dish

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tomato Onion Chutney

2 chopped tomatoes
1 onions chopped
4 dry red chillies
1 tablespoon oil
2 curry leaves
Coriander leaves
Salt to taste

1.Heat oil in a pan; add all the ingredients together and sauté until soft and tender. Sauté until the tomatoes are soft and almost all the water has evaporated.
2.Allow the mixture to cool and grind.Donot grind to a smooth paste.Its should be halfily crushed 3.Garnish with coriander leaves.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Banana Egg Balls

Ingredients :

Big Bananas (not fully ripe) -3no's
Egg-3 no's
Sugar -3 tbs
Powdered Cardamom-3 no's
Sliced Cashew nuts-6 no's
Ghee-1 tsp
Oil-for frying

Method of Preparation :

1.Steam the bananas well. Peel the skin and grind it in a mixer.
2.Mix the eggs with cardamom powder, cashew nuts and half the quantity of sugar. Heat ghee in a pan and fry the egg mixture. Add the remaining sugar to it.
3.Make small balls of the banana mixture. Apply some oil in the hands and spread the banana balls with the fingers. Place one spoon of the fried egg mixture in it. Seal the edges and make oval shapes. Deep fry in oil.

Vella Kadala Curry(Channa Curry)

Ingredients :
Chickpeas(Vella kadala) - 1 cup(soaked for 2-4 hour)
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Ginger(crushed) - 1/4 tsp
Onion(chopped) - 2 no
Oil - 3 tbsp
Green chillies(slit) - 3 nos
Curry leaves - 4 - 5 nos
Corindar leaves
Red chilly powder – 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds(Jeerakam) – 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Dry red chillies -5

1)Cook channa in 1 1/2 cups of water or more as reqd by adding all the powders and ginger,onion,green chillies.
2)Graind coconut by adding Cumin seeds to a fine paste.
3)Add this to cooked channa.
4)Cook for 10 minutes, till the gravy thickens.
5) Heat oil in a pan, Splutter mustard seeds sauté curry leaves and dry red chillies.And add to curry and mix well.
6)Garnish Kadala Curry with Corindar leaves.
:- Serve Kadala Curry hot with chappathis or puttu.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Bread Sausage Pizza


• 7 Bread Slices
• 1 Capsicum green (sliced)
• 1 Tomato (sliced)
• 10 Black olives (sliced)
• 4 sausage sliced and fried
• 1 Capsicum red (sliced)
• 4 tbsp Mozzarella Cheese (grated)
• 2 tbsp Pizza Sauce


1.Pre heat the ovan in 150 degree.
2.Take a bread slice and spread it with pizza sauce.
3.Spread the vegetable and sausage mixture on the bread and garnish it with mozzarella cheese.
3.Grill the bread in an oven or over tawa for 3-4 minutes, or till the bread is crispy and the cheese melts.
4.Bread Pizza is ready to serve. Serve it with tomato ketchup.

Corn flakes nanachathu

1.Corn flakes -1cup
2. Grated Coconut -1/2 cup
3.Sugar -1 tsp

Mix all the Ingredients together and have it as soon as made.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Beef Roast (Varattiyathu)

Even though I don’t eat any beef I prepare,because my hubby loves it,one day me and my one of the chichi prepared the beef,we both don’t eat beef.As we are not eating we cant taste it also,but when my hubby is back from work he said beef tastes better.And he said u cook all without tasting,he he he he he …


Beef (cubed into bite sized pieces) – 3/4kg
Meat Masala Powder – 1 tbsp (I used Eastern Meat Masala)
Coriander Powder – 1 tbsp
Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Black Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp
Ginger Paste – 1 tbsp
Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp
Onion (thinly sliced) – 1 large
Tomatoes (chopped) – 1 large
Slit Green Chillies – 4
Thinily sliced coconut-1/4 cup
Curry Leaves – A sprig
Coriander leaves– A few
Oil – 2 tbsp(I used coconut oil)
Salt – As required

Preparation Method

1.Wash and clean the beef thoroughly and drain out excess water if any.
2.Dry roast powders on low flame till its row smell goes.
3.Marinate the beef pieces with the above roasted masala powders, 1 tbsp ginger paste, 1 tbsp garlic paste and salt. Keep it aside for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Or u can cook as soon as.
4.Pressure cook the marinated beef on low flame for up to 8-10whistles.Add onions, curry leaves, green chillies, tomatoes . You may have to cook it for more or less time, depending on the type of meat.
5.Heat 2 tbsp oil in a non stick pan
6.Add the pressure cooked beef along with its gravy to the above pan and mix everything well.
7.Cook on medium low flame . Uncover the pan and roast the beef masala on medium high flame for around 10 minutes or till the water evaporates completely and the beef is dry and brown in color. Now add Coriander leaves and some curry leaves.Remove from fire.
8.In another pan pour 2tsp oil and fry coconut till golden brown and mix with beef.
9.Serve this spicy beef masala along with rice or rotis.

Crispy Fish Fingers


Boneless Fish – 200g (I used Fresh king fish)
Bread crumbs
Chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Termeric powder-1/4 tsp
Pepper – 1/2 tsp
Salt – to taste
Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp
Oil – 3 tbsp
Preparation Methods

1.Clean the fish fillets. Slice the fish fillets into 2 – 3 ” long pieces and 1/2 ” thick.
2.Make a paste with the ingredients except bread crumbs and oil. Marinate the paste with fish and keep aside for 2 hours.
3.In a plate put some bread crumbs.Dipp the fish fingers in bread crumbs one by one. Repeat this until all fish fingers are dredged in flour.
4.Heat 3 tbsp oil in a non stick pan for shallow frying.
5.Place the fish fingers in the pan and fry each side until golden brown. This will take around 8 minutes for each side. Drain onto paper towels.