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Paavakka Theeyal

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Ingredients

  1. Bitter Gourd (Paavakka)-2 (Cut into very thin round slices)
  2. Shallots -2 or 3(Cut into long pieces)
  3. Sugar-1 pinch (Can use a small piece of Jaggery instead)
  4. Shredded Coconut- 1 medium coconut
  5. Elephant Yam (Chena) -50 gm (This is Optional)
  6. Drum Stick – 3-4 Pieces
  7. Chilly powder-1 tbs
  8. Coriander Powder-2 tbs
  9. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tea spoon
  10. Tamarind (Vaalan Puli)-1 small piece (Soak this in warm water for couple of minutes)
  11. Dried Chilli-3
  12. Mustard-1 tea spoon
  13. Pepper-3
  14. Oil-1 tbs
  15. curry leaves
  16. salt

Preparation

  1. Fry coconut in a low flame till its turn Brown
  2. Once the coconut is fried, add turmeric powder, coriander powder , chilly powder,Pepper and take out this mixture immediately from the stove to avoid powders getting burnt .
  3. Grind coconut without adding water and keep it aside.
  4. In another pan, pour the oil and add mustard, curry leaves and red chillis.
  5. Add shallots and bitter gourd into this and saute it for 5 minutes.
  6. Add Yam,Drum stick, grinded coconut and tamarind Juice in to the Pan. Let it cook for some time.
  7. Add salt to taste.
  8. Once the curry is cooked,finish it with a pinch of sugar.

Now Paavakka Theeyal is ready!! Serve it with Hot Rice!!


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Written by chayakkada

August 26, 2010 at 4:21 AM

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Vendakka Kichedi!

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Vendakka Kichedi

Ingredients

  1. Shredded coconut-1/4th of a coconut
  2. Curd-1 cup
  3. Ladies Finger(Vendakka,Okra) – 15 no:s (Have to cut it into very thin round slices)
  4. Cumin Seeds(Jeera)- 1 Pinch
  5. Green Chilli – 4 nos
  6. Mustard -2 tbs
  7. Oil- 3 tbs
  8. Curry Leaves
  9. Salt

Preparation

  1. Grate Coconut and cumin seeds nicely.Add 1 tbs of mustard and crush it.(If you grind mustard, it will give bitter taste to the curry.So be careful)
  2. Fry ladies finger and greenchillis in a medium flame.
  3. Once the ladies finger is nicely fried, add grated coconut mixture into the pan.
  4. Let it cook nicely for 5-6 minutes and sim the flame.
  5. Once the mixture is cooled down a bit, add curd into the pan and mix well.
  6. Add salt to taste.
  7. Season this curry with mustard and curry leaves.

Now Vendakka Kichedi is ready to Serve!! Enjoy!!

Written by chayakkada

August 23, 2010 at 8:06 AM

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Pulisserry

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Ingredients

  1. Curd -2 Cups (smash nicely)
  2. Shredded Coconut – 1/4th  of a coconut
  3. Green chilli – 3 nos (Cut it Lengthwise)
  4. Riped banana -1 (Slice into medium Cubes)
  5. Ginger- 1 small piece
  6. Salt – as required
  7. Shallots (small onion) -2 nos
  8. Cumin Seeds(Jeerakam)- 1Pinch
  9. Ghee-1 tbs.
  10. Turmeric – 2 tbs
  11. Water- 1/2 Cup
  12. Pepper Powder -1 tbs
For Seasoning

  1. Red chilli-4 nos
  2. Shallots(Finely Chopped)-1 nos
  3. Curry Leaves
  4. Mustard-1 tbs

Preparation
  1. Finely Grind coconut,shallots,turmeric,cumin seeds & ginger and keep it aside.
  2. Add Banana pieces,water,salt & a pinch of turmeric into a vessel and let it cook
  3. Once the Banana is cooked add pepper powder & Ghee into it.
  4. Let it cook for 2-3 minute and then add the grated ingredients.
  5. Once the mixture is well cooked ,reduce the flame and add Curd into it.
  6. After 2-3 minutes, remove the vessel from the hot stove.
  7. Add the seasoning on top of Pulisserry.
Now our Pulisserry is ready to serve!!!!!

Written by chayakkada

August 23, 2010 at 1:40 AM

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Chaya, Kerala version of Tea

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  1. Heat the tea pot with 1 cup of plain water
  2. Once the water starts boiling add 2 teaspoons of tea powder (Orange Pekoe)
  3. Let the tea extract mix with water for a couple of minutes
  4. Add 1 cup of milk (pre-boiled preferred)
  5. Let it boil for 4-5 minutes
  6. Sieve the mixture to filter out the tea powder
  7. Add sugar to taste
  8. Blend it nicely
Chaya is ready.Serve hot.Enjoy with hot Pazhampori(Banana fry)!!!

Written by chayakkada

August 22, 2010 at 9:31 AM

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