Thursday, April 15, 2010

Happy Vishu & Neyappam/Unniappam.

 Vishu is the harvest festival of Kerala observed on the first day of the Medam month (April – May) of Malayalam Panchang.
Vishu Kani is the first thing that we see on Vishu day, which is the New year day according to Sun calendar. The idea behind keeping vishu kani is to see them first thing and hope the next year also brings them in abundance.

Rice -2cup
Grated Coconut -1/2cup
Jaggery grated -1/2cup
Maida 1/2 cups (flour )
Cardamom powder -2tsp
Baking Soda -3/4 tsp
Ghee -4-6tsp
Plantain (maysor) -2 chopped
Sesame seed (Black) fried in ghee - 4-5tsp
Coconut oil as required
Coconut pieces fried in ghee -1/4 cup
Salt 1/4tsp


1.Soak the rice for 2 - 3 hours.Drain well and grind.Donot grind to fine paste.
2.Gring the chopped plantain and coconut.
3.Make a syrup using Jaggery.Note that do not add too much water while making the jaggery syrup.
4.Now mix all the ingredients together execpet oil.The batter should not be too watery or too thick.And keep it aside for 1 hour or 2- 3 hours.
5.Now add salt and mix well.Now place the appa karam on the fire and fill each unniappam cup three quarters full with the coconut oil or ghee.(I use half coconut oil and half ghee)
6.when the oil is hot pour the batter into the cup.Cook until dark golden brown.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

chicken tikka

When i saw the chicken tikka recipe in anjus blog,i was in a hurry to try it out...And i tried this my hubby loved it very much..Thank u so much anju...Here u can check out her recipe.. I did not add Kasoori methi and food colour.

Chicken pieces boneless-300grm
Red chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Garam masala powder-1/4tsp
Ginger garlic paste-1/2tsp
Thick curds-2tbsp
Bell peppers(capsicum) chopped into large thin squares-as required.
Onions chopped into large thin squares-as required
Lemon juice-1tsp
Salt-to taste
Bamboo Skewers

Mix all the ingredients together except the vegetables and marinate for about 6 hours.
Mix the veggies with the marinate.
Preheat the oven to 225 °C.
Place the marinated chicken pieces into the skewers,alternating with bell pepper and onion pieces.
Arrange the skewers onto a baking tray.
And cook for 30mints or till done

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Prawns Sticks And Awards

Ingredients :
Prawns : 10nos Medium sized
Chillli Powder : 1tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1/4tsp
Lime juice : 2tsp
Refined Oil

Method :
1. Make a paste of Chillli Powder, Turmeric Powder,Lime juice and salt.
2. Marinate Prawns in the masala paste for minimum 1hours.
3. Now insert a toothpick from top of the prawns till end in lengthwise.
4. In a Saucepan heat oil and place each prawn sticks.
5. Golden fry each prawn sticks and serve hot.

I recived some awards from my sweet friends Pranis Kitchen and Yummy o Yummy.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Potato Stew

Potatoes - 2
Onion - 1
Ginger chopped - 1 tbsp
Cinnamon - 1(2" sticks)
Cloves - 3
Cardamom seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 3 sprigs
Green chillies - 3 split
Salt to taste
Ground pepper - 1/2 tsp(or more)
Thick coconut milk - 1 cups
Thin coconut milk - 1 cup
Coconut oil for cooking

Peel off the skin of potatoes and chop into small cubes.

Add all the ingrediants except thick coconut milk and oil.

when its cooked add thick coconut milk and oil and remove from fire.Garnish with some corindar leaves.