Mar 032017

This curry is a unique combination of Chicken and Ash Gourd in a spicy masala.This  is popular in kunnakulam-Thrissur side of Kerala state .It tastes great with rice or Roti.

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Ingredients

  1. Ash Gourd/Kumbalanga ( cut into medium cubes) – 1/2 kg
  2. Chicken (cut into medium pieces) – 1/2 kg
  3. Onion(chopped) – 1
  4. Tomato – 1
  5. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  8. Coconut milk – 1/2 cup
  9. Coconut oil
  10. Salt

For Roasting

  1. Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
  2. Shallots – 10
  3. Garlic cloves – 10
  4. Ginger(chopped) – 1 tsp
  5. Dry red chilly –10
  6. Coriander seeds – 1tbsp
  7. Fennel Seeds/Perumjeerakam – 1/2 tsp
  8. clove- 1
  9. Cinnamon piece – 2” piece
  10. Peppercorns – 6
  11. curry leaves – 2 sprigs

For Tempering

  1. Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  2. Dry Red Chilly –2
  3. Curry leaves

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Preparation

  1. First heat a pan on medium flame and dry Roast the ingredients listed for roasting.Take care not to get burned.once it is done,remove from fire. Let it cool.Grind it to a fine paste
  2. Heat coconut oil in a kadai.Saute chopped onion,chopped tomatoes and once it is done,add turmeric powder,red chilly powder,coriander powder, and once the raw smell goes, add chicken pieces to it and mix well.
  3. Add little water to it and cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Once chicken is cooked well,add ash gourd pieces to it and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add coconut paste and salt to it. stir well.
  6. cover and cook for 3 minutes on medium flame.
  7. Add coconut milk to it. once it starts to boil,remove from fire.
  8. Heat oil in a pan. splutter mustard seeds, dry red chilly and curry leaves.
  9. Add the tempering to the curry.
  10. serve with Rice.

Recipe Source:”Thaninadan” cookery show

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Feb 152017

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Ingredients

  1. Tutti Frutti – 2 tbsp
  2. Butter (room temperature) – 1/4 cup
  3. Castor Sugar(powdered Sugar)- 1/2 cup
  4. Egg –2
  5. Vanilla Essence- 1 tsp
  6. All purpose flour/Maida – 1/2 cup
  7. Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Milk – 3 tbsp

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Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F.
  2. In a bowl,Beat butter and sugar.
  3. Add egg  one by one and mix well.
  4. Add vanilla essence to it.
  5. In  another bowl,Sieve maida and add baking powder to it.
  6. Then add  maida in little quantities  to butter – egg mix and mix well.Finally add milk and tutti frutti( before adding, dust tutti frutti with little flour to avoid settling at the bottom of the cupcake)  to it.
  7. Transfer the batter into baking cups and bake for 20 minutes till done or a toothpick inserted in the center of cupcake comes out clean.
  8. spongy and yummy cupcakes is ready.
  9. you can make 8 cupcakes with the above recipe.
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Jan 192017

Kadathanattu Chicken is popular in a place called vadakara ,northern part of Kerala. I got this recipe from “Pachamulaku” cookery show.This is a unique and different style of preparation. Hope you all love this..

 

curry leaves Chicken

Ingredients

  1. Chicken( cut into medium cubes) – 500 gms
  2. Ginger – 2” piece
  3. Garlic – 15
  4. Green Chilly – 4
  5. Kashmiri chilly powder – 1 tbsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 2tbsp
  7. Onion(finely chopped,cut lengthwise) – 2
  8. Onion(cut into cubes) – 1
  9. Capsicum(cut into medium cubes) – 1
  10. Tomato (Take pulp and grind it into juice) – 2
  11. Pepper powder – 1 tsp
  12. Chilly Sauce – 1 tsp
  13. Tomato Sauce – 1 tsp
  14. Curry leaves(finely chopped)  – 1 tbsp
  15. Coriander leaves(chopped) – 2 tbsp
  16. Salt

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Preparation

  1. Grind ginger,garlic and green chilly into a coarse paste. squeeze out the juice and keep aside. Don’t discard the coarse paste mix.
  2. Marinate chicken with red chilly powder,Kashmiri chilly powder,ginger-garlic-green chilly juice,and salt.set aside for 1 hour.shallow fry chicken pieces till done.
  3. In the mean time, fry chopped onions till crispy and brown.
  4. Then saute onions cubes in the oil(the same we used for frying chicken) till light brown.
  5. Add fried chicken pieces, ginger-garlic-green chilly coarse mix,capsicum,tomato juice,pepper powder and mix well.
  6. Add chilly sauce,tomato sauce,curry leaves and coriander leaves.Check for salt and add if needed.stir well and cook till dry.
  7. Remove from fire.
  8. Serve with Rice or Roti.
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