Saturday, May 22, 2010

squid / Kanava / Koonthal Roast


Cleaned Squid-1/2 kg
Big Onion-3 big
Tomato-2 medium size
Green chilly-3
Curry leaves-1string
Chilly Powder-3/4 tsp
Coconut Oil
Ginger-1 big piece
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Salt-to taste

1.Clean and cut the squid in round shape and keep aside
2.Heat oil in a pan and add onion slices ,green chilly,ginger,garlic and curry leaves.Add salt to taste
3.Saute well till the onion become light brown in colour.
4.Then add all powder and saute till its raw smell goes .
5.Now add the tomato,and let it cook.
6.Now add the squid and stir well ..Cook untile done,also when all the water is evaporated remove from fire.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

cheera thoran

Cheera/ Spinach is an excellent source of many vitamins,minerals and anti-oxidents.This thoran is one of my favourate.....

Cheera/Spinach chopped fine – 2 1/2 cups
Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
Shallots chopped – 5
Green chillies chopped – 2
Garlic chopped –3
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – a sprig
Salt – to taste
Oil – as needed


1.Execpt mustard seeds and oil mix all the ingrediants with cheera,using ur hand.Make it soft.
2.Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds into it.Allow it to splutter,then add curry leaves,stir and add the spinach.Stir for few minutes and cook until all the water evaporates and thoran becomes dry.
Serve with rice.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Egg Puff

Puffs are my all type favourate snack.No matter what the filling is...When we go for vaccation...all most all days we will have puff as our evening snack.When I knew puff pastries were available here I was really excited to bake them at home..I tried this for the first time...It came out a great hit..

1.Puff pastry sheets-4
3.Onion-1 meduim
4.Green chillies-2
5.Curry leaves
6.Meat masala-1/2 tbs
7.Chilly powder-1/2 tsp
8.Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
9.Egg white(for polishing)

1. Saute Onion,Green chillies,Curry leaves and add meat masala ,chilly powder,turmeric powder and salt.
2.Boil eggs
3.Pre-heat oven for 10 mins in 350 F.
4.Thaw the sheets for 30 mins.

5.Cut the egg into halves.
6.Put the Onion masala mix in the sheet and keep an egg half on top of it.
7.Then fold it and apply beaten egg white on it to get polish look.

8.Bake it for around 15-20 minutes.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Re Post- Chiku Shake

This is my Chiku shake re post for Divya Vikram's show me your smoothie
Chiku/Sapota - 6 nos
Milk - 2 cups(Freezed)
Horlicks-2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tspn (According to sweetness of the fruit)
Water - 1/2 cup (Optional)
Ice cubes - few (Optional)

Preparation Method
Wash, remove skin, seeds and chop the chiku into small pieces. Reserve few for garnishing.In a mixer/juicer add all the ingredients and grind.Chiku/Sapota Milkshake is ready to drink. Garnish with chopped chiku.
You can serve them normal or chilled.

Pumpkin Leaves Thoran / Mathanga Leaves Thoran

1 bunch of Pumpkin Leaves (Mathanga Leaves)
Onions-1 sliced
Green chilies- 4 or 5 chopped
Turmeric- ¼ tsp
Garlic- 2 cloves
Curry leaves-1 strip
Coconut- ½ cup.
Salt to taste
Mustard Seeds-1tsp
Oil- 1 tbsp

1. Soak the Pumpkin Leaves in water for 5-10 minutes to get rid of the sand. Wash it well under running water. Let it drain thoroughly.Remove the small small thorns like how we remove the skine of drumsticks.and rube using your both hands in order to become it soft.Now choppe like we do the spinach thoran.
2. Execpt oil and mustard seeds mix all together using your hand.
3. Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When they splutterand add the Pumpkin Leaves mix .
Let it cook covered on medium flame for 5-10 mins till all the water evaporates. Serve with rice.