Spicy Prawn Skewers

Grilled prawn sticksSpicy Prawn Skewers

Peel – Devien- wash 16 large Prawns

Grind – 4 cloves garlic – 1 inch Pc ginger – 2 green Chilli – Pinch Salt – 1/2 tsp. turmeric – handful coriander leaves – 1tsp. Olive Oil – juice half lemon –  Paste

Marinate –  Prawns in above Paste  – 15 mnts.

Soak  – 8 mini wooden skewers –  bowl of water – 15 mins

Cut  – 1 Red Onion – 8  Pcs.

Skewer – 2 prawns per Stick – 1 pc of Onion in between

Fry – Heat Flat Pan – Spread 1 tbsp. Oil – Fry Prawn Stick +/- 2 mnts on each Side. –  Done

Serve Delicious Prawn Skewers as Starters with lime wedges

Note  – Adjust Salt and Chilli to taste.  Use Pesto or Thai Curry Paste to Marinate instead.

Recipe for Easy to make and really yummy, Prawn Skewers on the Pan or  BBQ as Starter 

 

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Dhaba Dal – Green Lentil Curry

Chapati Aloo - Indian Flat Bread with Potato Recipe

Dhaba Dal - Green Lentil Curry Recipe

Soak – Cook  – Green gram 1 cup –  5 cups water – soaked over night – cook till soft

Chop –  2 Medium Onions – 5 Garlic cloves  – 1 inch pc Ginger – Few Curry leaves  – 2 tomatoes

Spices – 1 tsp. chilli Powder 1/4 tsp. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp. Cumin Powder 1/2 tsp. Coriander Powder -1/2 tsp. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.  – 1 tsp. Salt – –  pinch Asafoetida powder

Heat – Pan – 2 tbsp. Ghee – Onion Ginger Garlic – till golden – Add spices – Stir +/- 1 mnt – Tomatoes  -2 mnts
Combine – Add cooked lentil to above –  More water if required – Bring to Boil

Garnish – Coriander leaves –  Twist of Lemon

Serve Delicious Dhaba Dal Hot with Rice or  Naan.

Note – Use Lentil of Choice – Adjust Salt and spices to Taste

Recipe for Green Gram Lentil  with Spices  and masalas for that authentic Dhaba – Style Flavours.  Dhaba  is a roadside restaurant on highways, which serve fresh, hot delicious Punjabi food for very reasonable prices.

 

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Nadan Pork Ularthiyathu -Kerala Style Pork with Coconut Recipe

Nadan Pork Ularthiyathu -Kerala Style Pork with Coconut Recipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spices: –1 TspChilli powder – 1 Tbsp. – Coriander powder – 2 Tsp-Turmeric powder – 1  Tsp- Pepper powder – 1 Tsp- Garam masala – 1 Tsp- Fennel powder

Chop –  3 Onions – 3 Green chilly – 3  Tomato

Saute – Heat 2 tbsp. coconut oil in a pan  – Add handful  curry leaves, -1 tbsp. ginger garlic paste – Add Onion – Green Chilli –   +/- 1 Tsp. Salt to taste –  Fry till translucent – Add Spices – Stir – 1 mnt – Chopped Tomato – Stir 1 mnt.

Cook  –  Add 1 kg. Pork – Bite size pcs.  to above –  Stir fry  2-3 mnts –  Add 1/2 cup water –  cook on low Flame or Pressure cook till done

Garnish  – 1 cup Sliced Coconut – Bring to Boil.  Cook to reduce sauce to desired consistancy.

Serve Delicious Curry  with Rice or Chapati

Note – Use Beef instead of Pork.   Adjust Spices and Salt to Taste.   Use Apple cider Vinegar instead of Tomato.

Kerala Style Indian Recipe for Nadan Pork Curry Garnished with Sliced Coconut pieces.   

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Chemmeen Vada – Prawns Patties

Prawns Chemeen Vada Recipe

Salad cucumber

 

Peel –  2 cups Raw Prawns – cut small pcs.

Skin –  4 Shallots – 1/2 inch pc Ginger – 4 Cloves Garlic

Spices –  1/2 tsp. Each – Chilli – Pepper – Turmeric Powder – Salt to taste- Handful Curry Leaves

Grate – 1 Cup Grated Coconut  ( Fresh or Dry)

Blend – Above items  – Rough Paste.  –  Make small Patties.

Fry – Heat Pan – 2 tbsp. Coconut Oil –  Shallow Fry Prawn Patties – Low Flame – +/-2 mnts each side.

Delicious Chemmeen Vada ready to be Served as a Starter or Side dish.

Note – Adjust salt and spices to taste.   Make a small doughnut hole in the middle of Patty for even cooking.

 

Easy Indian Recipe for Chemmeen Prawns Vada  | Kerala  Style Shrimp Cutlet or Patties . Chemmeen Vada can be Served as a Starter or Side dish.

 

 

BEEF URULAKIZHANGU CURRY

Recipe for Quick and Easy Kerala Style  Beef with Potato Curry - Beef Urulakizhangu Curry

 

Cut – 750 g  Beef  –  small pieces    Chop –  1 Onions – 1 inch  pc. Ginger – 4 Cloves Garlic – 2 Green Chillies

Cube  – 4-5  Potatoes   Slice – 1 Onion  – 1 Tomato

Spices – 1/2 Tbsp. Red Chilli powder – 1 tbsp. Coriander powder – 1 Tsp. Pepper Powder – 1/2 Tsp.  Garam masala

Cook –   Mix Beef with Chopped items – +/- 1 cup water – 1 tsp  Turmeric Powder –  Salt to Taste –  Pressure cook till soft.

Saute – Heat – 2 tbsp Oil – Sliced Onion –  Handful Curry Leaves – 1-2 mnts – Add Spices –  Stir Fry -Low Flame – 1 mnt –  Add Tomatoes –  1 mnt.

Add –  Saute to Cooked Beef –  Bring to Boil – Add Potatoes  – Add water as needed –  Cook till potatoes are soft.

Delicious Curry ready to be served with Rice or Chapati.

Note – Adjust Salt and Spices to Taste .   Use Coconut Milk instead of additional water for milder taste.  

Recipe for Quick and Easy Nadan Kerala Style  Beef with Potato Curry – Beef Urulakizhangu Curry flavoured with Indian Aromatic Spices and herbs.

 

 

Mani Puttu Rice Dumpling in Coconut Sauce

 

Rice dumplings Maniputtu Coconut Milk sauce Dry Fruits Berberry
Mani Puttu Dry Fruit Garnish

Dough – 2 cups water – 1 tsp ghee – Pinch Salt – Boil – Stir – +/- 2 cups rice powder –  turn off  stove

Dumpling – Roll to form cherry sized ball

Cook – 2 -3 cups  Water –  pinch – cardamon powder/ Salt -Sugar to taste – Boil – add Dumplings – 5 mnts

Finish – Add 1 cup thick coconut milk – Boil 2 mnts – Dried Berberry to Garnish – cool 2 mnts. – Done 

Enjoy Delicious – Gooey – Coconutty – Traditional comfort food.

Note : Steam  balls if preferred. Use regular Milk instead of coconut milk. Add more Milk if preferred. Use Raisons instead of Berries.  Enjoy without Garnish too.

Mani Puttu in Coconut Sauce Recipe.  Traditional Breakfast receipe from kerala India.

Homemade Aromatic Garam Masala

Recipe Easy Homemade Garam Masala

Spices – 2 Bay leaves – 3 -4 Cinnamon Sticks – 1 tbsp. Each – Coriander seeds – Cumin seeds – Cardamom seeds – Cloves – Fennel Seeds

Optional Spices – Pepper – Dry Red Chilli – Turmeric – Nutmeg – As per taste

Dry Roast – Spices – Low Flame – 2 -3 mnts.

Grind – Roasted spices – Coarse Powder

Store – Cool – Store in Airtight Container – Use 1 to 2 tsp.  to Flavour dishes.

Use  Garam Masala to Flavour Rice, Sautéed Vegetables, Stews, Curries and Marinades.  Garam masalas recipes differ region to region, home to home.

My European Friend Gina who is an Indian food Fan made Homemade Garam Masala last week and shared her Pictures with me.

Easy Recipe for an aromatic mixture of spices.  Homemade  Aromatic Garam Masala to Flavour Rice, Sautéed Vegetables, Stews, Curries and Marinades.

 

Meen Peera – Scrambled Fish with Grated Coconut

Meen Peera My Way - Scrambled Fish with Grated Coconut

Steam –  300 g Fish – Debone – Shred.

Chop – 1 cup Spring Onions  – 1 inch pc Ginger – 4-5 Green Chillies – Handful Curry Leaves

Grate – Coconut  – 1 Cup

Spices – 1/2 tsp. Turmeric + 1/2 tsp. Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp. Amchur Powder – 1 tsp. Salt

Saute –  Heat Pan – 2 tbsp. Coconut Oil –  Fry Chopped items- 2 – mnts -Add Spices –  mix-  Add Fish –  Stir Fry  – 2-3 mnts  – Mix Grated coconut – Stir fry 1  mnt.   – Turn off stove.  Done

Delicious Meen Peera read to be Served with Rice or Chappati.

Note – Adjust Spices to taste.  Use fish of choice or Drained Tinned Fish.

Recipe for Meen Peera a Traditional dish made in Kerala  India with Sardines or Anchovis and Coconut.  This recipe made in a Non-Traditional way with Amchur and Spring Onions instead of Shallots and Cocum or Tamrind.

 

 

Eggless Blueberry Cake

Recipe for Eggless  Blueberry Rava Sooji  or Semolina Cake - Light Fluffy and Tasty -Quick and  easy to make.

Combine – 1/2 Cup Yoghurt –  1/2  Cup Warm Milk – 1/2 Cup Melted Butter (Ghee) – Few Drops  – Vanilla Essence – 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

Mix – 1 Cup fine semolina – 1/2 Cup Dried Grated Coconut – 1 tsp. Baking Soda to Above

Garnish – 1/2 Cup Frozen Blueberries  – Stir Gently – Pour in Lined Baking Dish

Bake – Preheated oven 180°C – About 25 – 30 mnts

Enjoy Delicious Easy Eggless Blueberry Cake Light Fluffy and Tasty

Note Use Fruit of Choice.   Add  more or less milk depending on Juiciness of Fruit.  

Recipe for Eggless  Blueberry Rava Sooji  or Semolina Cake – Light Fluffy and Tasty -Quick and  easy to make.

Mattanga Parippu – Pumkin Dal Curry

Recipe for Easy Simple Delicious Indian Vegetarian Lentils.  Savory Indian-spiced red lentils simmered with chunks of pumpkin .

Chop – Wash – Peel  – Cut in Chunks – 3 cups Pumkin  –  Slice – 3 fresh Red Chilli (mild long)

Spices – 1 tsp. Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder – 1 tsp. Salt

Cook– 1 cup Red Lentils – 4 cups water – Boil – Skim off and discard  foam –  low flame – 12- 15  mnts – Add Spices  – Pumpkin – cook 6-8 mnts – till Pumpkin is Soft.

Garnish – Heat Pan –  1tbsp. Coconut Oil –  1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp.Cumin Seeds -1 tsp.  Crushed Garlic – Handful Curry  Leaves – 1 mnt –  Add to cooked Above. – Done

Enjoy Delicious Mattanga Parippu Curry with Rice or Chapati

Notes : Adjust salt and Spices to taste.  Add more water if required for cooking lentils. Add tsp. of white lentil to Garnish for thicker consistance. 

Recipe for Easy Simple Delicious Indian Vegetarian Lentils.  Savory Indian Mildly Spiced Red Lentils Simmered with Chunks of Pumpkin.