Friday, December 3, 2010

Shrimp Fry (Chemmeen varuthathu)

Shrimp - 1/2 kg
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil- 2-3 tbsp

1.Clean the shrimp.
2.Make a paste of red chilli powder, pepper powder, turmeric powder, salt with some water.
3.Marinate the shrimp with the above paste.Keep aside for 1 hour.
4.Heat the pan...Pour oil..Put the shrimp...Throw in some curry leaves. covering the pan with its lid.Turn each shrimp so that it will be evenly cooked.Fry untile golden brown.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Award time

Thank you so much Suja Sugathan of kitchen corner.

Dear friends plz every one collect ur award from here......


2 ripe plantains
Half cup coconut
2 spoons ghee
3 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
Oil to fry

1.Steam the plantain.
2.Add ghee to non stick pan. Add the coconut,cardamon powder and sugar to hot ghee and saute it for one minute and switch off the flame.
3.Peel the cooked plantain and mash it well.
4.Take small ball of banana mixture, flatten it, put some coconut filling.
5. Roll into an oblong shape (pointed at the ends).
6. Deep fry in oil.
Serve hot with a cup of hot tea/coffee.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Meen (Ayala) Pollichathu / Fish steamed in Banana leaves

Meen pollichathu is done with karemeen always.As its difficult to get karemeen here in u.a.e i adjusted with ayala,he he he he ......

Fish (ayala) -2
Salt to taste
1 tsp chilly powder
1/4'th tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp Lime juice
1/4 tsp pepper powder

Tomato - 1 large chopped fine
Shallots - 10 sliced fine
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves
Oil - 5 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Banana Leaf

1.Clean the fish and make gashes on both the sides and apply the marination masala and leave it aside for 30 minutes or more.
2.Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a large non stick pan and shallow fry the fish for few minutes -Dont over cook the fish.Keep the fish aside
3.In the same oil add the ginger garlic paste and chopped shallot and saute until the shallots are soft.
4.Add the chilly powder and turmeric powder and saute well.
5.Add in chopped tomatoes and curry leaves and cook until oil starts separating.
6.Add salt to taste to the masala.
7.Lay the banana leaf flat and place some masala on the center, spread it out around the same size and shape as the fish.
8.Lay the fish on the masala and spread the remaining masala on top of the fish .
9.Do the same process with other fish too.
10.Wrap the fish with the banana leaf and tie with thried.
11.In a non stick pan pour 2 tsp of oil and place the wrapped fish into the pan and cover and cook on medium flame for 10 - 15 minutes turning it over in between .