Wednesday, September 23, 2009

KICCHADI...(AN AUTHENTIC KERALA DISH)



1. Cucumber -1 /4 kg
2. Green chilly -5 no s
3. Grated Coconut -1/2 cup
4. Cumin seeds -a pinch
5. Mustard -1/2 tsp
6. Red chilly(broken) -3 no s
7. Yoghurt -1/4 cup
8. Coconut Oil -1 ½tbs
9. Curry Leaves -
10. Coriander leaves -
11. Salt - to taste


How to Prepare:

1. Take the Cucumber, peel it and cut into small pieces .
2. Take a kadai or pan ,add 1 ½ cup of water and put the cucumber pieces and a pinch of salt into it and cook it well till the pieces get boiled for about 5 to 8 minutes at a medium flame.
3. In a Mixer, add ½ cup of grated coconut and Cumin seeds and a little bit of water and blend it well .
4. Then just crush a little bit of mustard and green chilly and keep it in a plate other wise you can cut the green chilly into 2 pieces and can add at first when the cucumber pieces get boiled.
5. When the cucumber gets boiled put the liquid form of grated coconut into the kadai and mix well and add the crushed green chilly and mustard into it and mix well and also add yoghurt and take off the flame and mix well.
6. In an another pan put 1 ½tbs of oil then put the mustard and red chilly and curry leaves and sauté it well and take off the flame and put this into the above texture and mix well.
7. Serve this in a dish and for garnishing put the Chopped Coriander Leaves on the top of it...



Sunday, September 20, 2009

GO VEG PULAAV.."MUMMY'S LOVE MUMMY'S SPECIAL"


1. Biriyani Rice -2 cup
2. Carrot (finely chopped) -1
3. Beans (round chopped) -1/2 cup
4. Shallots(finely chopped) -10 to 15 no s
5. Bread crumbs -3 to 4 slices
6. Cardamom(crushed) - 5 no s
7. Cloves -5 no s
8. Cinnamon -1 piece
9. Pepper Powder -a pinch
10. Boiled Water -4 cup
11. Ghee - 6tbs
12. Salt -to taste
13. Nuts -1o no s
14. Coriander Leaves(finely chopped) -3tbs
15. Garam Masala/Pulaav Masala -1tsp

How to Prepare:


1. Clean the Rice and Soak it for 15 to 20 minutes.
2. In a Pan(bottom thick) ,add 4tbs of ghee when it get melts put cloves, cinnamon and sauté well ,then add the finely chopped carrot into this and shallow fry it for 5minutes and then the round chopped beans into this and sauté well for few minutes and add 1 tsp of garam masala also and mix well.
3. Add the cleaned soaked Rice into this and fry the rice at a medium flame for minimum 4 to 5 minutes don’t deep fry it ,then add 4 cup of boiled water into the pan with salt to taste and add the crushed cardamom into this and mix well and cover it with a lid at a medium flame for 5 to 8 minutes.
4. Take another kadai ,add 1tbs of ghee when it get melts put the finely chopped shallots into it and deep fry it and keep it in a plate. Then add 1tbs of ghee and put the bread crumbs into it and fry it well for 2 to 3 minutes and keep it in another plate.
5. After 5 to 8 minutes open the lid of pan ,the rice will be ready to have then take off the flame and , put the fried shallots and fried bread crumbs into the pulaav and mix well. just taste the rice if you need more salt then you can add salt now to this and mix again.
6. Sprinkle a pinch of pepper powder on the top of pulaav and garnish with coriander leaves on the top of pulaav.