Meen Mapas – Fish in Coconut Sauce

Malayali food is one of my very favourite cuisines and is one of the things I miss most about living in India. I don’t mean to suggest that I grew up eating Malayali food (Kerala is the state, the people, culture and food are Malayali; the language is Malayalam). Indeed, given how intensely regional Indian […]

via Meen Mapas (Kerala-style Fish Curry) — My Annoying Opinions

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Ethakka Vattayappam / Rice Cake with Plantain – Microwave Recipe

Ethakka Vattayappam / Rice Cake with Plantain - Microwave Recipe - Gluten Free Cake

Chop  – Peal – 1 Plantain – cut in Cubes

Sauce – Mix 1 tbsp. Rice Flour- 1/2 Cup Water – 2 Cups Coconut Milk – 2 tbsp.  Sugar – Pinch Cinnamon Powder  –  Stir Well – Bring to Boil  – 2-3 mnts –   Slow Fire –  Turn Off Stove

Batter – Mix –  1 Cup Rice Flour – 1 Cup Finely Grated Coconut (fresh or Dry) – Pinch Salt   – +/- 1 Cup water – 1/2 Cup Sauce – 1 Drop Vanilla Essence –  Thick Pouring Consistancy

Microwave – Pour Batter – Flat Bottom – Greased Dish – Decorate  Chopped Banana  – Sprinkle Pinch Cinnamon – +/-7 mnts.  –  Out of Microwave – Rest 5 Mnts.

Slice and Serve Hot of Cold with rest of the Sauce.  

Note : Use Cardamom powder instead of Cinnamon.  Use Jaggary instead of Sugar.  Substitute Coconut Milk with Regular milk.   Steam Cake  15 -20 mnts instead of Microwave if preferred.

I have been craving this cake for the last few days.  My mom made it all the time.    But this is the first time I have tried this.   The method and ingredients have changed slightly but the whole Appam was made and eaten in no time with beautiful memories of Amachi.

Delicious and Easy Recipe from Kerala India –  Ethakka Vattayappam / Rice Cake with Plantain Steamed or In Microwave drizzled with Coconut Sauce for  Breakfast or Evening Snack.

 

Birds Nest Cutlet/Kuruvi Koodu Cutlet/Potato Vermicelli Cutlet

Birds Nest Cutlet/Kuruvi Koodu Cutlet/Potato Vermicelli Cutlet

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A delicious starter or snacks recipe that you can prepare to treat your guests in a get-together or a kitty party. This recipe is my bookmarked one. I used to prepare this cutlet so many times for guests and friends. This also i made it for friends family for dinner.  This is very simple and tasty snacks too. Crunchy outside and soft inside. The appearance of this cutlet seems like a bird nest with egg. I really remember when i made this cutlet for my hubby’s birthday party, all of our friends got surprised and loved this dish very much. Please do try this recipe and let me know how it turns out and your valuable comments here.

Serves : 20-25 cutlet

Prep Time : 10 mins         Cooking time : 5 mins each batch

Ingredients:

Boiled Potato : 3 medium sized

Onion : 1 small chopped

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Plum Chutney

Plums are nutritious fruit rich in antioxidants and fiber. This chutney is sweet,tangy,spicy ,fragrant and delicious.Serve this chutney with fritters or crackers or chips or spread it on bread. Prep time: 5 mins Cook time:20 mins Author:Deepti Ingredients: 4-5 Red plums(Rinse in cold water,pat dry and chop into small pieces.Remove the seed.) 1 tsp roasted […]

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Konju Varuthathu – Prawn Masala Kerala Style

Konju Varuthathu - Prawn Masala Kerala Style

Chop –  3 Onions  –  1 Inch pc Ginger  – 5 cloves Garlic –  1 Green Bell Pepper — 2 tomatoes
Peel – 1/2  kg prawns peeled and deveined
Spice  – 2 tsp. Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp. Coriander Powder – 1/2 tsp Pepper Powder – 1 tsp. Salt
Saute –  Heat Pan – 2 tbsp. Coconut Oil –   Onions – Bell Pepper – Ginger – Garlic  – till translucent -3/4 mnts -Add Spices – Stir 1 mnt  –  Chopped Tomatoes – Mix
Cook – Add Prawns to above  – Mix well – Cover and cook till done – 8 – 10  mnts
Garnish – Handful Cherry Tomatoes  – Curry Leaves  – 1 tsp. Coconut Oil  – Add to cooked above – Mix – Turn off Stove
Serve Delicious Spicy Konju Varuthathu with Rice and Vegetables. Mmnm…. Delicious.
Note – Adjust Salt and Spice  to taste.   Substitute Spicy Chilly Powder with Sweet Paprika Powder.

Indian Recipe for Kerala Style Prawns or Shrimp  Chemmeen Konchu masala

Saag Aloo / Potato Spinach Curry

Saag Aloo Spinach Potato Curry with Chapati or Rice Recipe

Blend – Boil 1 cup water –Add 250 g Spinach – 4 mnts – Drain – Cool – Grind to Paste.

Microwave – 4 medium Potatoes – 6 mnts  –  till Soft – Peel – Cut Bite Size Pcs.

Saute – 1 tbsp. Oil – 1 chopped Onion – till translucent – Low Flame

Stir – Add to above – 1 tbsp. Dried Fenugreek Leaves (Kasuri Methi) – 1tsp. chili powder – pinch garam masala – 1 tsp. Salt – Mix well –

Boil – Add 1 cup Tomato Puree to above – Bring to Boil – Add Spinach Puree – Continue Boil – Chopped Potatoes – 1 Cup Cream – 2-3 Mnts. – Turn off Stove Done

Serve Delicous Saag Aloo with Rice or Chapati.

Note – Adjsut Salt and chili to taste. Boil Potatoes instead of Microwave.

Quick and Easy Indian Saag Aloo Recipe / Potato Spinach Curry to serve with Rice or Chapati

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Methi Murg – Fragrent Fenugreek Flavoured Chicken

Methi Murg - Fenugreek leaves Chicken Curry

Spices – 1tsp Garam Masala Powder – 1 1/2 tsp. Chilli Powder – 3 tsp. Coriander powder – 1 tsp. turmeric Powder

Marinate – 1/2 kg Chicken  – Bite Size pcs. –  2 tbsp. Yogurt – 1 1/2  tsp. Salt  Pinch Garam Masala –  1/2 hour or more

Saute – Heat 2tbsp. Oil – 2 Sliced Onions – 1 tsp each Ginger Garlic Paste -1-2 mnts  –   Add – 2  tbsp. Dried Kasuri Meethi Leaves – Stir –  Spices Above –  Mix well -1 tbsp. Tomato Paste – 1 mnt.

Cook – Add Marinated Chicken to Saute – Stir  – +/-2 mnt   – Add Half cup water – mix well –  Bring to Boil – Cook Covered –  low flame till done or in Preheated oven 180 deg C   –  (20-25 mnts)

Serve Fragrent Methi Murg with Chapati or Rice and Salad.   Enjoy.

Note : Adjust Salt and Spices to taste.  

Recipe for Methi Murg – Fenugreek Leaf Flavoured Chicken Curry – A Simple and Delicious recipe to make at Home.

 

Chapati Aloo – Indian Flat Bread with Potato Recipe

Chapati Aloo - Indian Flat Bread  with Potato Recipe

Chapati

Mix – 1 Cup Water -1/2 tsp. Salt – +/- 2 Cups Wheat Flour – 1 tbsp. Oil – Form Dough

Rest – Cover Dough  – leave to rest 15 mnts.

Divide – 10 equal balls.- Roll – Form  Circles

Fry – Heat Pan – Medium Flame – Fry both Sides +/-1 mnt each side – Till Done.

Potato Masala

Boil – Peal – Cube – 6 medium size boiled Potatoes

Chop – 2 Onions – 1 tomato – Handful Coriander leaves 

Spices – 1 tsp Chilli Powder -1 tsp. Coriender Powder – 1 tsp Turmeric Powder 

Fry – Heat 2 tbsp. Oil – 1 tsp. cumin Seeds – Stir – Onions – +/- 1 tsp. Salt – Fry till Translusent

Saute – Add Spices to above – Stir 1 mnt. – chopped tomato 1 mnt –  Add Potatoes – Stir Fry – 2 mnts 

Cook – 5 tbsp. Water to above – Bring to Boil – Lower Flame – Stir to Mash Potatoes Slightly – 2-3 mnts.   Done

Garnish  – Coriander Leaves.

Enjoy Delicious Indian Bread with Potato Masala and Salad of Choice(see below links)

https://livinginleuvenbelgiumeurope.com/2018/08/04/rainbow-salad-colorful-summer-salad-2/

https://livinginleuvenbelgiumeurope.com/2018/07/03/pomogranate-apple-cucumber-salad-indian-raith-recipe/

Easy Vegetarian Recipe  Indian Bread with Potato and Salad

 

Banana Leaf Grilled Fish Parcel – Kerala Meen Pollichathu

Banana Leaf Grilled Fish Parcel - Kerala Meen Pollichathu Recipe

Marinate  – 5 Slices Fish (or whole fish) –  1 tsp. turmeric – 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder –  1/2 tsp. Salt – 1tsp lime Juice – 15 mnts.

Banana leaf  – 5 A4 size Pcs – Wash – Dry –  Hold it over medium flame to Soften –  20 seconds each – Smear coconut Oil

Chop – 1 Onion – 1 green Chilli – – 1 tomato – 1 inch Pc Ginger – 2 Cloves Garlic – Small Pcs.

Fry – 2 tbsp. Coconut Oil – Shallow Fry Marinated fish –  Both sides  – Out of pan

Saute –  Leftover Oil – Chopped items  – Pepper – salt to taste – 1 mnt

Parcel –  Oliled Banana Leaf –  Place Fried Fish –  Spread  1 tsp. Sauted Veg  around Fish – Wrap Leaf – Tie with Banana leaf String or secure with Toothpick.

Heat –  1 tbsp. Oil Skillet – Place Parcels – Cook on Low Flame – with lid  – 3-4 mnts each side. – Turn off Stove.

Delicious Kerala Style Banana Leaf  Flavoured Grilled Fish Parcel Ready  to be served.

Note : Use a  whole fish of Tilapia or similar fish  instead of Pcs.  Adjust spices and cooking time as needed.   

Recipe Kerala Style Banana Leaf  Grilled Fish Parcel 

This Recipe was shared by my uncle and cousins who lives in a Fishing Village in Kerala.   I love to visit my cousins.  Love eating fish cooked in so many different ways.  

 

 

Pudina Paneer – Homemade Minty Cottage Cheese

Home made cottage Cheese Pudina Paneer Recipe

Pudina Paneer  –  Minty Cottage Cheese

Heat – 1 Ltr. Fresh Full Milk – Bring to Boil –  1/4 Cup Lemon Juice  – 1/4 cup Yogurt – turn off Stove – rest 10 mnts  – to curdle – Cheese and Whey.

Strain –  In Colander – Thin Cloth – Pour Curdled Milk – Strain –  Gather  cheesecloth gently squeeze – remove excess Whey

Set –– Tie Cheese Cloth to form tight package – Put it on a Plate – Place a cutting Board or another plate on the Package to press down –  1 Hour –  Open Package   – Slice in 1 inch cubes – Paneer Cubes ready- Refrigerate 1 Hour.

Flavour – 1 tbsp. Mint powder – 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice – 1 tsp Salt  -1/2 chopped tomato – 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder -1/2 tsp. Pepper powder – 1 tsp. garlic Paste – 1 tbsp. Oil.

Microwave – In a Bowl  – Mix Flavour  – Microwave for 2 mnts — Add  Paneer cubes to hot Flavour  – Microwave – 2-3 mnts. – Done

Serve – Garnish with Corriander leaves   as Starters

A Delicious and Easy Recipe for Homemade cottage cheese in Minty Sauce.   Pudina Paneer Recipe.