Nov 182014

If you are tired of making the same old fish curry or fish thoran, try this stir fried spicy fish roast.This is quick and easy to make and goes well with rice as side dish.



  1. Fish(boneless) – 250 gms
  2. Onion –1
  3. Ginger paste – 1 tsp
  4. Garlic paste – 1 tsp
  5. Green Chilly – 3
  6. Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  7. Vinegar – 1 tsp
  8. Turmeric powder –1/4 tsp
  9. Red Chilly Powder –1 tsp
  10. Coriander powder –2 tsp
  11. Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  12. Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  13. Coconut bits (thengakothu) – 1/4 cup

For Marinating fish

  1. Ginger-garlic paste –2 tsp
  2. Vinegar – 1tsp
  3. Turmeric powder – 1/4tsp
  4. Pepper powder – 1tsp
  5. red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  6. Rice flour  – 1 tbsp
  7. Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
  8. Salt
  9. Coconut Oil




  1. Marinate fish with  the above ingredients listed for marinating.Keep in the refrigerator for 1- 2 hours.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry fish pieces.
  3. In the same pan,add 2 tbsp of oil.Saute coconut bits.once it is light brown in color, add chopped onion,ginger-garlic paste ,curry leaves,green chilly and saute well.
  4. Add turmeric powder,chilly powder,coriander powder and stir well not to get burned.Add vinegar to it.
  5. Add fried fish pieces and curry leaves to it.Mix well.Add 1/4 cup of water and stir well.Cover and cook till dry.
  6. Finally add pepper powder to it.
  7. Remove from fire and serve warm with rice as side dish.

Recipe Source:Ammachiyude Adukkala.

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Oct 312014

I usually make curry using pumpkin and never tried halwa with this.Last week  we had a visit to pumpkin patch and bought some yellow  pumpkins.This is easy to make and looks like carrot halwa.It tasted great and a must try healthy dessert  for kids.As jaggery is rich in iron,I added jaggery instead of sugar.

Pumpkin Halwa (1)


  1. Yellow Pumpkin(ripe,cut into small cubes) – 2 cup
  2. Milk – 1/2 cup
  3. Jaggery syrup – 1/2 cup
  4. Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
  5. Cashew nuts – 6
  6. Raisins – 8
  7. Ghee – 1/4 cup


Pumpkin Halwa (2)


pumpkin Halwa



  1. Pressure cook pumpkin with milk for 1 whistle.In the meantime, make jaggery syrup and keep aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a wide bottomed pan on medium flame.Transfer the pumpkin mix to it.stir well constantly  till all water is evaporated.Take care not to get the mix stick to the pan.
  3. Add the jaggery syrup to it and mix well.The halwa will be watery, but keep on stirring adding 1 tbsp ghee at  regular intervals and remove from fire once it starts to leave the sides of the pan.This will take about 20 minutes.
  4. Heat ghee in a pan. fry raisins and cashews.Add it to the halwa mix.Add cardamom powder and mix well .
  5. You can add more jaggery depending on the sweetness you like.
  6. Serve warm or cold.
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Oct 222014

This tea time snack is easy to make with less ingredients.It is prepared using coconut and rice flour and deep fried in oil.

Thenga vada (3)


  1. Rice flour (fine powder) – 3 cups
  2. Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
  3. sesame seeds/Ellu –1/2 tsp
  4. cumin seeds/jeerakam – 1/2 tsp
  5. Butter –4 tbsp
  6. Turmeric powder – 1 pinch
  7. salt
  8. oil

Thenga vada (4)






Thenga vada (1)



  1. Boil water and add rice flour into it and make a smooth dough like idyappam dough.
  2. Add ingredients 2 to 7 listed above and mix well using hand.
  3. Make medium balls out of the mix and flatten it between the palms to make vada shape.
  4. Heat oil in  a kadai and fry the vadas till golden brown.
  5. Serve as a tea time snack.
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