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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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