Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Vegetable pulavu

Vegetable pulavu, originally uploaded by Deepa.Praveen.

Simple vegitable Pulau (a different style)


* Basmati rice - 3/4 cups
* Unsalted butter or ghee - 1tablespoon
* Raisins - 2 tablespoon
* Cashew nut- 2 tablespoon
* Cumin seed- 1/4 teaspoon
* Cardamom pods -3
* 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half - 1
* Water - 1 1/2 cup
*Lemon Juice - 1/2 teaspoon
* Salt - as per your taste

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Fried and steamed fish/Meen polichathu.

Fish fillet= Big one (around 100gm)

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Kerala chicken fry

chicken fry, originally uploaded by Deepa.Praveen.

How to make Kerala Chicken Fry?

Chicken sliced = 1/2 kg
Coconut oil = 1/2cup
Ginger-Garlic paste = 1tsp
Coriander powder = 3/4tsp
Red chilli powder = 3/4tsp
Turmeric powder = 1/8tsp
Garammasala powder = 1/2tsp

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Mango chutney/Raw Mango chutney/Manga chamanthi/Pacha manga chamanthi.


How u all? Enjoying your days? My advance happy week-end. It is Friday noon and I think I am already in a week end mood. I am very lazy blogger. But today I decided to post one of my" nostalgic food" recipes.

1. Grated coconut= 1 cup.
2. Chopped mango=1/2 cup.(Raw and sour)
3.Green chilli=2. 
4.Red chilli=2( or you can use any one of them ).
5.Ginger= A small piece.
6.Shallot = 3.
7.Salt= To taste.
8.Curry leaves= Few.
9.Lemon juice=Few drops(optional if the mango's are not raw).
1.Grind coconut,chillis and mango together first.
2.Add the other ingredients to the mixture and grind again. Normally I don"t add extra water at all, because most often it is going as a combination with Kanji (Indian rice soup/rice porridge :P) but if I am making this as a side dish for dosa then I add one /two spoons of water.

P.S.Here comes my mom"s tip: First she fry shallot, chili and coconut in a pan for few seconds just to get rid of its raw smell. Then grind all the ingredients together and make a thick paste as shown in the picture.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Fruit cake/ How to make Kerala plum cake/ Christmas cake/ Kerala fruit cake?

Any memory associated with cake is beautiful, isn’t it? Well, do you have something about romance and food?

 For me, my first romance is food.

Sweet or sour, if it there is a plate full of yummy food I fall in love easily.

 I have so many memories associated with food, considering my ability to keep things in my mind is pretty low, when it comes to food I can recollect even the first Pari sweet or Orange muttai I have (back in Kerala in the early 1980’s there is this sweets called Pari, deep green plastic wrap and honey-colored sweet inside that and another sweet which has deep orange flavors). I was nearly three and it was my grandmother who bought this for me.

Hey,  can you remember your first ‘sweet’ experience? How old were you then? Who bought you those sweets? Are you still in touch with that person?

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

How to preserve Rhubarb for winter months/ Rhubarb preserving methods.

If pink is the color to love, Rhubarb must be the plant of love.

Oh, don’t get me wrong. I love them.
 It has high water content, also low in calories, high in fiber and Vitamin C. As they are seasonal you will get some nice rhubarbs during late winter and early spring. Due to the changing weather pattern here in The UK this year we had some amazing rhubarb even in June  and July. Last week we had a warm afternoon tea at our friend Sue’s house and she gave us some amazing juicy rhubarb. So I thought about preserving them for the late summer months.

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