Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Kalathappam(Rice flour Cake)

Kalathappam is a famous snack from malabar area.My mom is an expert in cooking kalathappam.In olden days people make it with the help of coal.But now a day its easy to cook,we can cook with the help of pressure cooker.Its one of my hubbies fav,my mom always prepare for him while we are back to kannur.Its very easy to make.Main thing is that we have to concentrate in it on each and every step.

Rice -2cups
Jaggry 2 blocks or as per your taste
Small onions 5
Coconut grated 1 cup
Coconut oil and gee
Salt to taste
Cardamom 4 powdered
Cashew nuts
Baking Powder 2 pinch

1.Grind rice to a fine paste.Now add baking powder and keep aside for half an hour.
2.Melt jaggery in little water and remove all the impurities.
3.Now mix jassery with rice batter and add 1/4 tsp salt.
4.Heat a pressure cooker and add coconut oil and gee in equal preposition.
5.Fry chopped onions and coconut,when its colour change to brown colour add raisins and cashew nuts.
6.Off the stove.Now take half portion of coconut mix and mix it with rice batter.
7.Place the batter on the fire,and heat the batter for 5 minutes.Stair continuesily without taking hand.
8.Now on the cooker and pour this to cooker.Now close the cooker lid without putting the weight.
9.Now pressure cook for 2 -3 minutes on a high flame,then lower it,cook for another 15 minutes.
10Keep the lid closed and allow to cool and remove from the cooker and cut to any shape.

Kumbalanga(Ashgourd) Pulisseri

Kumbalanga/Ash gourd - 250g chopped into small cubes
Green chillies-1 or 2(depending on the chillyness)
Tomato-1 small
Small onions-1
Turmeric Powder- 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

Grind to a smooth paste
Grated coconut - 1/2 of one coconut(medium)
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Thick curds - 1/2 cup

For seasoning
Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Dry chillies-3
Curry leaves - 1 sprig

*Cook ash gourd in 1/4 cup of water with turmeric,green chillies,tomato,onion.
*When it is cooked,add salt to taste.
*Add the coconut paste at this stage.
*Simmer for 3 minutes till everything gets mixed.
*Switch off the flame.
*Prepare seasoning in a pan and add all the ingredients one by one.
*Add it to the pulisheri.
*Serve hot with rice!!

Cucumber Grape Raita

2 cucumber sliced into small pieces
6 Green grape sliced into half
Salt to taste
1/2 cup of yogurt
1green chillies
2tsp of chopped coriander

Take a bowel and mix all together and add salt to taste.Now garnish with coriander leaves.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cherupayar (Green Gram) Curry

Cherupayar or Green Gram curry is usually curry made for chappathi or puttu.Its a nice compination with puttu…

Cherupayar or Green Gram - 1 cup
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Curry leaves - one strand
Chopped onion – 1
Green chillies -3
Ginger paste - 1 tsp (optional)
Turmeric and Red Chilly powder
Jeera or Cummin powder
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste

1.Pressure cook Green Gram by adding Chopped onion ,Green chillies ,Ginger paste ,Turmeric and Red Chilly powder.
2.Now graind the coconut by adding Cummin powder.
3.Add this to cooked green gram,and let it boil for 10 minutes.Add salt to taste.
4.Heat a pan with oil and splutter mustard seeds and curry leaves,add this to cooked green gram.
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Monday, March 8, 2010

Bun Chemeen Nirachathu(Stuffed Shrimp bun)


1/2 cup shrimp
3 chopped onions
Ghee for frying
3 green chilis chopped
Chopped1/2 inch ginger
4 chopped garlic
1/2 tsp termeric powder
Garam masala 1/4tsp
2 tsp of maida
Egg 2
salt to taste
5 tbsp butter
Fresh coriander leaves chopped
6 pao or buns


*Heat ghee in a pan. Add chopped onions and fry till light brown. Add green chillis, ginger,garlic and saute over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Reduce heat, then add the termeric powder,now add shrimp add salt.when its cooked.

*Increase the heat and stir well.
*Sprinkle garam masala, coriander leaves,remove from heat.

*Now make a small holl in the back side of bun by making a sqaure shape and keep aside this sqaure portion aside,and remove some portion of the bun from inside,be care full while removeing.

*Now mix the inside portion of the bun mix with shrimps. *Now take a spoon full of shrimp masala and fill inside the bun.Now close the lid with the bun portion which is already cut in the beginning stage.

*Make a thick paste with maida and cover the side portion of the square with maida.
*Now dip the bun with egg.
*place a pan on the stove and add some butter and fry the bun until golden brown on both sides

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sausage Potato Sticks And Award

Sausage -5
Potato -1
Tomato Chili Sauce -1tsp
soya sauce -1/2tsp
pepper powder -1/2tsp
Cucumber for garnishing -2
Bread crumbs
Egg -1
Salt to taste
Oil frying
Bamboo sticks

1.Cook Sausage and Potato.
2.Take a bowel and mix Tomato Chili Sauce, soya sauce, pepper powder, Salt.Make a paste of it.
3.Now mix this with Sausage and Potato.And keep it aside for half an hour.
4. Thread one piece of Sausage and Potato onto sticks.
5. First dip this into the egg and then roll it in the bread crumbs.
6. .Deep fry it in oil. Take it out of the oil when it is of a golden brown colour.
7. Garnish with Cucumber.

Now cames a sweet and lovely award from some sweet friends (Kairali sisters of I neaver expected such a lovely award from them....Thank u sooo much my dear friends for remembering me while sharing the award..Awards are really an encouragment!!!

Now, it's not enough just to grab this award, there are conditions and obligations in receiving it:
I must thank the person who gave me the award and list their blog and link it
I must list 10 honest things about myself
I must put a copy of Honest Scrap logo on my blog
I must select atleast 7 other worthy bloggers and list their links
I must notify the bloggers of the award and hopefully they will follow the above three requirements also.

Now cames the 10 honest thing about me.
1.I love gardening and cooking.
2.I hate waking up earyily morning.
3.My hubby is my good friend,he used to fulfill all my needs.
4. I love gardening and cooking.
5.Feels so sad because my amma and achan is alone there in kannur.
6.I love sitting simpily and chit chatting.
7. Love to cook for the ones I love and love to please them with good, comforting food.
8. I love cooking for my husband.Every day I cook according to hubbies choice.
9.I love my Parassinikadavu Muthappan.Muthappan full fill all my needs.
10.I love to travel.
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