Apr 242014

Thoran is popular in kerala cuisine and I always make thoran using cabbage and carrot. But this healthy broccoli thoran is easy to make and taste delicious.

Broccoli Thoran (2)

Ingredients

  1. Broccoli(Cut into medium florets) – 2 cups
  2. Shallots (chopped) – 2 tsp
  3. Grated Coconut – 3 tbsp
  4. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  5. Curry leaves
  6. Garlic(chopped) – 1/4 tsp
  7. Green Chilly(chopped) – 1
  8. Turmeric powder – a pinch
  9. Salt
  10. Coconut Oil

Broccoli Thoran (3)

Broccoli Thoran (1)

Preparation

  1. Heat coconut oil in  a pan.Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  2. Add shallots,curry leaves,garlic ,green chilly ,grated coconut and turmeric powder. Saute till onions are light brown.
  3. Add broccoli and salt. Mix well.
  4. Cover and cook on low flame for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Remove from fire.
  6. Serve with rice as side dish.
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Apr 112014

This is a simple and delicious preparation of chicken in a spicy masala.Adding coconut oil enhances the flavor and it tastes great with roti or rice.

kozhi mulaku perattu (1)

Ingredients

  1. Chicken(boneless) – 1 kg
  2. Onion(medium,finely chopped) – 4
  3. Tomato – 2
  4. Ginger paste – 1 1/2 tbsp
  5. Garlic paste – 2 tbsp
  6. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Fennel seeds  – 1 tsp
  8. Pepper powder – 1 tsp
  9. Kashmiri chilly powder – 2 tbsp
  10. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  11. cumin seeds(jeera) – 1 tsp
  12. Curd/Yogurt – 1 cup
  13. Coconut oil – 1/4 cup
  14. Curry leaves
  15. Salt

kozhi mulaku perattu (2)

 

kozhi mulaku  (1)

 

Preparation

  1. wash and clean chicken pieces.Dry roast cumin seeds and grind it into a fine powder.
  2. In a bowl, mix chicken pieces with chopped onions,ginger-garlic paste,turmeric powder,fennel seeds, chilly powder,jeera powder,pepper,garam masala powder,curd ,salt and mix well.
  3. Heat a pan and transfer the chicken mix to the pan.Cover and cook on medium flame without adding water.
  4. Once chicken is cooked well,open the lid and let it cook till gravy is well coated with chicken.Remove from fire.
  5. Heat 1/4 cup coconut oil in a wide bottomed pan.Transfer the chicken mix to it. Stir well and roast the chicken till golden brown.
  6. Garnish with curry leaves.
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Mar 262014

Most of them hate bitter gourd because of its bitter taste.But this is a simple and easy must try curry for bitter gourd lovers as well as haters.Smile

This vegetable has lot of health benefits..It is  rich in vitamin c, folic acid  and it helps in producing healthy red blood cells and also a good medicine for diabetic patients.it tastes great with rice.

pavakka Masala Curry (1)

Ingredients

  1. Bitter Gourd/Pavakka/Kaipakka (cut into circles) – 1/2 cup
  2. Onion(cut lengthwise) – 1
  3. Ginger(chopped)- 1 tsp
  4. Garlic(chopped) – 1 tsp
  5. Green Chilly –2
  6. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  7. Red Chilly powder – 1 tbsp
  8. Coriander powder – 1 1/2 tsp
  9. Grated Coconut – 1/4 cup
  10. Shallots – 4
  11. Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  12. Tamarind (soak in water) – 1/4 cup
  13. Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  14. Dry red chilly – 2
  15. Curry leaves
  16. Salt
  17. Coconut oil

pavakka Masala Curry (2)

pavakka Masala Curry (4)

Preparation

  1. Make a paste of coconut,shallots and curry leaves.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker.Saute chopped ginger,garlic,onion and once it is done,add bitter gourd pieces to it.Saute for 3 minutes.Add turmeric powder,red chilly powder and coriander powder.Once the raw smell goes, add salt and mix well.
  3. Add little water to it.Cover and cook on medium flame for 1 whistle.
  4. Once the pressure goes, open the lid and add tamarind water to it .Boil for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add the coconut paste to it and stir well.check for salt.Boil for 2 minutes.Remove from fire.
  6. Heat  oil in a kadai.Splutter mustard seeds,dry red chilly,curry leaves.
  7. Add the seasonings to the curry.
  8. Instead of tamarind you can add raw mango pieces.
  9. Serve with Rice.
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