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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sundal – Mixed Dried Beans Salad

Sundal - Mixed Dried Beans Salad Navaratri Recipes

Soak –  Brown Chick Peas – White Chick Peas –  Grean Peas – Overnight – Cook Till Soft

Mix – Cooked Beans – 2 tbsp. cooked Corn – 2 tbsp – Pomegranet Seeds – 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice – 1 Tsp. Salt

Saute – Heat – 1 tsp. Oil – 1/2 tsp. mustard Seeds – 2 Red Chilli – Mix – 3/4 cup Grated Coconut – Stir 1 mnt – Mix with above.

Serve –  Garnished with Coriander leaves. Enjoy.

Wish You  All Happy Navaratri.

Note: Use beans of choice.  Salt and Chilli to taste.

Recipe for quick and Easy Sundal – Mixed Dried Beans Salad.   A recipe inspired by Navaratri Golu Festival.

 

Herbed Chicken Stuffed Puff Pastry

Chicken Baida Roti Recipe

chicken stuffed puff pastry

Chop – 1 onion – 2 cups Cabbage – 2 green Chilli –  1 inch pc Ginger – handful Curry Leaves

Spice –  1 tsp  Cinnamon – 1 tsp. Pepper – 1 tsp. Turmeric.

Mince – 1 cup cooked Chicken

Filling –  Heat 1 tbsp. Oil – Chopped items  – fry 1-2 mnts – Add Spices Stir – Minced Chicken – Stir  fry 2 mnts – 1 tbsp Tomato paste – Salt  to taste – 1-2 mnts.

Stuff – Unroll Puff Pastry  – Pizza Size – Roll a bit more – Fill  one half and close with other half.

Bake – Preheat oven 200C and Bake for 20  minutes.

Delicious Chicken Stuffed Puff Pastry Ready to Eat. Slice and Serve with Mint or Coriander Chutney. Or just eat plain.

Note – Use Filling to make regular Chicken Stuffed Paratha.  Use left over fillings as a side dish.

Recipe for Delicious Chicken Stuffed Puff Pastry

Aloo Gobi – Sauted Cauliflower & Potato

Spiced Potatoes with Cauliflower - Aloo Gobi  with Flaxseed.

Chop –  Peel  and chop – 3 Potatoes – 1  Medium Cauliflower – Discard Stem – Seperate Florets – 1 Onion – small pcs.  – 1 Bell Pepper – small Pcs.

Boil – 1 ltr. Water – Bring to Boil – 1 tsp. Salt – 1 tsp. Turmeric Powder  – Add Potatos – 3 mnts – Cauliflower 1 mnt – Turn off  Stove – Half cooked – Drain

Spices – 1/2 tsp. Powder of  each – Cumin – Turmeric – Chilli – Garam Masala – Coriander – Ginger  – Salt – Mix well

Saute – Heat Pan – 2 tbsp. Oil – Onions – Bell Pepper – 2 mnts – Add Spices -1 mnt – Drained Cauliflower – Potatoes – stir gently  – Cover and Cook till Soft – 8 -10 mnts low flame

Stir – 1 tbsp. Crushed Flaxseeds – Stir well – 1 mnt –  Sprinkle 1/2 tsp. Amchur Powder  – mix – 1mnt – Turn off stove.

Garnish – Chopped Coriander leaves

Serve delicious Aloo Gobi with Rice or Chapati.  Enjoy

Note : Adjust Salt and Spices to taste.  Use Crushed nuts instead of Flaxseed if preferred.

Spiced Potatoes with Cauliflower – Aloo Gobi  packed with Flavors,  Comforting, Simple and Easy Vegan Recipe garnished with Flaxseed.

Cabbage Thoran – Spiced Sautéed cabbage

Recipe for Cabbage Thoran a favourite side dish of Kerala Cuisine. A Stir Fry with Cabbage and Grated Coconut

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cabbage-thoran-2Garnishes play an important role in food presentation. It can be defined as “Food items placed around or on top of a principal dish for a relish”. A careful selection of garnishes that have flavour, colour, and eye appeal is appreciated and is accepted as a finished dish.

In this post we are doing cabbage thoran/ mild spiced sautéed cabbage in an arc shape. Arcs add fluidity and a sense of motion to a presentation.
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Cabbage Thoran is one of the favourite side dish of Kerala Cuisine. Any Kerala Sadhya is incomplete without Cabbage Thoran. Cabbage Thoran is a stir fry made using cabbage and coconut.

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Serves: 3 – 4

Preparation time – 15 minutes

Cooking time – 20 minutes

Ingredients:

Cabbage : 500 gm finely chopped
Grated coconut : 1cup
Green chillies : to taste
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds : 1tsp
Curry leaves : 2 sprig

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Creamy Chicken Korma

Recipe for Mughlai Chicken Korma a Traditional Indian Dish . A Delicious and Flavorful Curry with Aromatic Spices and Herbs.

Slice –  2 -3 Onions –  2 inch Pc Ginger – 6-8 Cloves Garlic – 2 green chilli

Spice – 1 tsp. Chilli –  1 tbsp. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp. Garam Masala – 1 tsp. Turmeric Powder – +/- 2 tsp. Salt  –  Spice Mix

Saute – 1 tbsp. Butter (or Oil) – Sliced  Items  – 2 mnts.  – Spice Mix – Stir 1 mnt. – Cool  – To Blend

Blend –  Saute above –   3 Tomatoes – 1/2 Cup Coriander Leaves – 1/2  Cup Mint Leaves –  1/2 Cup  Cashewnuts 1/2 Cup Yogurt – 2 tbsp. Desiccated Coconut  – Pinch Sugar –  Grind – Rough Paste –  Marinade

Marinate – 1 kg. Chicken – Bite Size Pcs –  in  Marinade – 1/2 hr.

Cook –  Bring to Boil – Cook Low Flame – Till done. 25- 30 mnts

Enjoy Delicious Chicken Korma with Rice or Naan.

Note –  Adjust Salt and Spices to Taste.  Use Almonds instead of Cashew.

Recipe for Mughlai Chicken Korma a Traditional Indian Dish Delicious and Flavorful Curry with Aromatic Spices and Herbs.

 

 

 

 

 

Mambazha Pulissery – Sweet and Sour Mango Curry

Sweet and Sour Mango Sauce Indian Recipe
Cut –  Peel  and Chop – 1 Half Ripe Mango in pcs.
Heat – 1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil  – 1 tsp. Mustard seeds – tsp. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp Urad Dal –  Splutter
Add – 3-4 Green Chilli (or  red)   – 5 Cloves Garlic  – Handful Curry Leaves – 1/2 tsp. Chilli powder  1 tsp. Turmeric Powder – Mix well
Cook – 2 – 3 cups water – Mango pcs – Salt to Taste  – Bring to Boil  – 1/2 Cup Dry Grated Coconut (almost Powder ) – Cook till Mango Soft – turn off stove
Blend – 1 Cup Creamy Yogurt – 1/2 Cup water –  Mix in above – Stir and bring  to  boil on very very  low Flame  – Done
Delicious Side dish for a Barebeque or with rice or Couscous.
Note : Use Sour raw mango instead of Half ripe if preferred.
Last weekend I made this for side dish.   Our guests loved it so much,  and requested for the recipe.   Fr. Nevin you have already received the recipe by email the same evening.  Hope you enjoy making it too.

Recipe for Sweet, spicy and sour Mango Curry a Kerala classic and favorite. Simple to make and packed with a great depth of flavor.  Perfect dish for seasonal mangoes that are slightly underripe to enjoy with Rice or Fried meats.