20 septembre 2013

Cherupayar Kootukari - Kerala Onam Special

Cherupayar Kootukari Ingredients 3 tbsp grated coconut / dessicated coconut 3 shallots 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 green chilli 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tbsp water Curry leaves *** 1cup green gram (Cherupayar/ Moong daal) 1 big plantain (cut in cubes)1/2 tsp red chilli powder 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 3 tbsp coconut oil / veg oil 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 dried red chilli 1/2 tsp cumin powder Chopped coconut pieces(optional) Salt to taste Curry leaves Method  Soak green gram overnight & cook it with a pinch of turmeric.Coarsely... [Lire la suite]

18 septembre 2013

Moringa Sambar - Kerala Onam Special.

Moringa Sambar  Ingredients 3 tbsp freshly grated coconut/ dessicated coconut 1 tbsp Sambar powder1 tbsp oil1 cup - Yellow lentils/Toor dal /Thuvaraparippu  3 shallots (chopped)2 tomatoes (chopped)2 MoringaSalt to taste Lemon size tamarind pulp Coriander leavesFresh curry leavesFor seasoning 1 tsp mustard seeds1 dried red chilli Few curry leaves2 tbsp oil MethodHeat oil in a pan & roast coconut to golden brown.Then add sambar powder & fry for a while.Remove from fire & set aside to cool.Grind them to... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2013

Thiruvathirakkali - Traditional Dance of Kerala

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16 septembre 2013

Sweet Potato Pradaman - Onam Special

Sweet Potato PradamanIngredients1 medium sized sweet potato (mashed)   5 cubes of jagerry2cups of coconut milk A pinch of saltA pinch cardomom powderApinch of nutmeg powderApinch of cinnamon powderRaisins/Almonds / Cashews / CoconutGheeMethodGently heat jaggery & water to make a thick syrup.Strain it & keep aside.Wash, peel & cut the sweet potato in cubes.Cover & cook it with a pinch of salt & a little water When cooked, mash it & keep aside.Heat ghee in a thick bottomed vessel. Fry mashed... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2013

Happy Onam

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13 septembre 2013

Indain Broad Beans Thoran

Indain Broad Beans Thoran Ingredients 3 shallots  (chopped) 2 tbsp grated coconut / dessicated coconut1 tsp cumin***250g Indian broad beans / Avara 1 tsp musturd seeds1 dried chilli 1/2 tsp chilli powder 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp cumin powder Curry leaves Salt to taste Method Wash & chop beans in squares.Coarsely grind  first three ingredients & keep aside.Heat oil in a pan. Splutter musturd seeds. Add curry leaves a red chilli. Then add chopped beans & fry for a while. Add chilli powder,... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2013

Mescouta- Moroccan Date Cake

Mescouta  Ingredients 3eggs 200g flour 100g butter 120 ml milk50g sugar 1 tsp baking powder 120g dates (pitted & chopped) 100g walnuts (chopped) 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder1/4 tsp cloves powder1/4 tsp nutmeg powder1/2 tsp vanilla essenceA pinch of salt Method Preheat the oven to 180°C. Melt butter in a microwave oven. Add spices, chopped dates & walnuts.  Warm it once again in a microwave.    Cream together the butter, sugar & salt. Add beaten egg. Sieve the flour and baking powder... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2013

Purple Clematis - Clematis 'Jackmanii' /Jackman's Clematis

Purple Clematis with four Petals
09 septembre 2013

Saffron Modaks with Fig filling

ModakIngredients2 cups rice powder11/2 cup luke warm water50g ghee / butterA pinch of salt1/2 tsp saffron powder***100g fig paste2 tbsp sugar 3 cardomom podsAlmondsCardomom powder MethodDilute saffron in luke warm water.Mix the first four ingredients & keep aside for an hour. Grind cardomom with sugar & add to the fig paste.Mix well & make small balls with an almond in the middle.Grease the modak mould.Take a dough ball in the mould, press & make space for the filling.Then fill it with the fig ball & seal... [Lire la suite]
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09 septembre 2013

Yellow Star Daisy

Melampodium paludosum