Monday, January 28, 2013

Chemmeen chammanthi podi / Unakka chemmeen podi / Dried shrimp chutney powder

Dried shrimp and grated coconut dry roasted and made into coarse powder  .The sweetness of shrimp and the nutty flavor of coconut just go well together if that is  not enough tamarind and chili takes it to the next level.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Madhura curry / Pineapple and grapes pachadi / Madhura pachadi / Sadhya special sweet fruit curry

Pineapple and grapes are the main ingredients of this sweet curry.Oh I cannot tell you how much I love this curry!Slurpp...

Friday, January 18, 2013

Mutta aviyal / Egg aviyal / Egg and potato with coconut crushed

Egg with potato in coconut paste.A dry side dish in which potato mimics the shape of quartered egg .The coconut grated and the coconut oil  imparts such a distinct taste and aroma u are sure to reach out for a second helping.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Easy vegetable rice / Rice cooker recipe / One pot meal / Quick rice recipe

An ideal recipe to make on days when u reach home really late from office , not one bit of energy left to slog in the kitchen ,yet want to eat a home cooked meal.

Just throw everything in the rice cooker,switch it on and by the time u are back from a refreshing shower and a lil chit chat it will be ready.In fact the cooking smells are so inviting that it is sure to make u hungry.May be u can make a nice raita or salad if u please.U could even make in the morning and take for lunch .

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Fish pickle / Meen achar - Kerala style / Spicy pickled Cod

Fish pickle is a delicacy made with any type of fish,dried or fried.A treasure hostelites bring in bulk and savor as a lifeline until they get some home cooked  food.

The fish matures in vinegar ,salt and spices binds it completely.When the acids kick in, the fish just shreds in your mouth with a burst of flavors ahhh! I can't explain in words.If u are drooling like me and want to just try a piece of fish pickle... I tell you it is such an easy recipe anyone who can fry fish can make it.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Rasam / Sadhya special rasam / Low cal tomato soup with lentils/ Soup for sick

Rasam is one of  the yummy tamarind curries served for the sadhya/feast towards the end.It is the sweet and sour soup which helps u digest food better.

Every family in South India has a special household recipe and this one is mine and arguably the best because when someone gets to try this rasam they keep asking  for more almost like an indulgence that has no going back.Sick or not , they drink it like they mean it.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Unniappam / Sweet rice fritters

Unniappam is made with rice flour and jaggery,deep fried in ghee/oil . A centuries old traditional Kerala sweet, made mostly as an offering  in the temples and in homes on special occasions.