Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Beef - 1 kg
Ginger(small pieces) - 1 cup
Garlic(small pieces) - 1 cup
Shallots(chopped ) - 20 no s
Turmeric Powder - 1/4tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1 ½ tsp
Garam Masala - 1 ½ tsp
Tomato( finely chopped) - ½ cup
Green Chilly(round pieces) - 4 no s
Water -
Coconut Oil -
Salt - for Taste
Curry Leaves -
Pepper Powder - ½ tsp

How to Prepare:

1. Clean the beef and keep aside.
2. Take a pressure cooker put the cleaned beef into it ,then add ½ cup of ginger, ½ cup of garlic ,shallots about 10 no s ,1/4 tsp of turmeric powder ,1 tsp of coriander powder ,1/2 tsp of red chilly powder ,1/2 tsp of garam masala , ½ cup of chopped tomato ,Green chilly ,salt for taste , a hand full of curry leaves and enough water should be added for cooking. Close the pressure cooker with a lid and should wait till 6 to 7 visil minimum and maximum 8 visils.
3. After boiling ,open the lid and put the flame in high mode for 10 minutes so that the water would drained out. Put off the flame.
4. Take a pan ,add 3 tabs of coconut oil, add ½ cup of ginger ,1/2 cup of garlic and sauté it until becomes fry ,then add shallots chopped about 10 no s ,a hand full of curry leaves ,sauté well ,then add coconut pieces about 3 tabs and sauté well along till it becomes light brown and add 1 tsp of red chilly powder and mix along for 2 minutes.(simmer)
5. Put the coked beef into this pan and mix with this texture and leave it for 5 minutes so that the water can completely drained out. Then finally sprinkle 1/2 spoon of pepper powder mix again and leave it for 2 minutes at a simmer mode and after that put off the flame.
6. Serve it in a dish. Beef Piralan is ready for use..

Monday, December 14, 2009

NEIMEEN POLLICHATHU...(*nadan ruchi*)!!!!

1. Queen Fish(neimeen) - 2 pieces
2. Onion(finely chopped) - ½ cup
3. Tomato(finely chopped) -1/2 cup
4. Ginger(finely chopped) - ½ tsp
5. Garlic(finely chopped) - ½ tsp
6. Coccum water(kudampuliyude neeru) - ½ tsp
7. Lemon juice - ½ tsp
8. Red chilly powder - ¼ tsp
9. Turmeric Powder - ¼ tsp
10. Pepper powder - ½ tsp
11. Saunf powder - ¼ tsp
12. Coconut Milk - ½ cup
13. Water - ¼ cup
14. Coconut Oil - 3 ½ tabs
15. Salt - to taste
16. Vazhayila - 2 no s

How to Prepare:

1. Apply a little bit Red chilly powder, Turmeric powder and salt on both sides of queen fish and Fry both sides with a table spoon of coconut oil and keep it aside.
2. In that same pan Add another table spoon of coconut oil then add ½ tsp of ginger ,1/2 tsp of garlic ,1/2 cup of finely chopped onions and sauté it until it becomes a light brown color. Then add finely chopped tomato , ¼ tsp of red chilly powder ,1/4 tsp of turmeric powder , !/2 tsp of pepper powder , ¼ tsp of saunf powder and a little bit of salt and sauté it well for 2 minutes in a simmer mode.
3. Then add coccum water(kudampuliyude neeru) and a little bit of water into this and mix well and close with a lid for boiling well and the water should drain out.after that open the lid and add ½ cup of coconut milk into this texture and mix well and have to boil well. For boiling again close with a lid. Few minutes after open the lid and mix well the semi thick texture and switch off the flame.
4. Take 2 piece of vazhayila hot it in flame apply a table spoon of coconut oil with hands inside the vazhayila and apply the semi thick texture at both sides of fried fish and cover with this vahzyila and again put this in pan or tava for fry it(pollikaan).turn both the sides of vazhayila for fry it for 5 to 7 minutes.
5. After that you can take it out from pan and can serve it with a piece of lime and can enjoy the nadan neimeen pollichathu..(Queen Fish Pollichathu)…