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.

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Ingredients

  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

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Preparation

  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 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)

Ingredients

  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

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Thenga vada (1)

 

Preparation

  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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Sep 192014

Today I am going to share a popular prawn delicacy of Kerala called chemmeen Thoran.This is prepared using prawn with grated coconut and spice powders. It is easy to make and goes well with rice.This recipe is adapted from chef Lakshmi Nair’s cookery show Kairali TV Magic Oven. 

Prawn Thoran (1)

Ingredients

  1. Prawn/Shrimp/Chemmeen(small size) – 1/2 kg/1 lb
  2. Ginger(chopped) –1 tbsp
  3. Shallots(cut into round pieces) – 1 cup
  4. Green Chilly/Banana Pepper(Thondan Mulaku) – 2
  5. Mustard seeds –1/2 tsp
  6. Dry Red Chilly –2
  7. Curry Leaves
  8. Coconut oil
  9. Salt

For the paste

  1. Grated Coconut – 1 1/2 cup
  2. Green chilly –4
  3. Shallots – 4
  4. Red chilly powder – 2 tsp
  5. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Prawn Thoran (4)

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Preparation

  1. Grind the items mentioned above for the paste and make a coarse paste.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a manchatti(clay pot) or pan.Add mustard seeds,dry red chilly,curry leaves.once it starts to splutter add chopped ginger,shallots,green chilly or banana pepper and saute well.
  3. Once shallots turn brown in color,add prawn to it and mix well.
  4. Add coconut paste to it.Add 1 cup of water and salt.
  5. Cover and cook on low flame till dry.
  6. Garnish with curry leaves.it tastes great if you cook in a clay pot.
  7. serve with rice as side dish.

Recipe Source:Magic Oven,Kairali Tv

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