Dec 092015

Horse gram is a type of legume which is high in proteins and it can be added to our diet on a regular basis.I have read in a healthy magazine that regular intake helps to reduce cholesterol and lose weight.hope u all love this easy and simple chammanthi recipe which goes well with rice or porridge.

MUthira Chammanthi (4)



  1. Horse gram-2 tbsp
  2. Dry red Chilly- 6
  3. Urad dal/uzhunnu parippu –1 tsp
  4. Garlic –2
  5. Mustard seeds –1/2 tsp
  6. Tamarind – a small piece
  7. curry leaves
  8. Grated coconut –1 cup
  9. Salt

MUthira Chammanthi (2)


  1. Heat a pan and dry roast horse gram till brown on low flame.Don’t let it burn.
  2. Add dry red chilly,urad dal,mustard seeds to the pan and dry roast it.
  3. Grind the roasted items along with grated coconut,tamarind,salt and curry leaves.Add little water to it while grinding. the chammanthi should be thick,not watery.
  4. serve with rice or Porridge.
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May 262013

Kallumakaya porichathu (2)


  1. Kallumakkaya/Kadukka (Mussels) – 15 Nos.
  2. Kashmiri Red Chilly Powder – 1 1/2 tbsp
  3. Turmeric powder –  2 tsp
  4. Pepper powder – 2 tsp
  5. Fennel seeds – 1/4 tsp
  6. Curry leaves
  7. Salt
  8. Oil


Kallumakaya porichathu (3)


  1. Grind chilly powder, turmeric powder,fennel seeds,pepper powder with little water to a fine paste.
  2. Marinated mussels with the paste and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a pan.Fry till brown in color.
  4. Fry curry leaves in the same oil and garnish it.
  5. Serve with Rice and Curry.


How to Clean Mussels

  1. Soak the mussels  in cold water for 20 minutes to release sand .Remove the mussels from the water with a slotted spoon. Discard any with cracked or broken shells.
  2. Place the mussels in a large sauce pan with enough water to cover and bring it to boil. Reduce to medium flame and boil for 3-4 minutes or  until the mussel shells have opened.Discard any that do not open.Drain the water and take out the mussel shells.
  3. Scoop out the flesh from the shell.Cleaning the meat is a tedious process.
  4. Remove the hairy thing also known as byssal threads by pressing the meat in the center  using your fingers(pic 3)  and the black colored dirt as shown in the pics below.The Hairy thing if consumed can  causes stomach problems.






DSCN0121Kallumakaya porichathu (1)

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Sep 192012

Banana flower is rich in fiber and it is highly nutritious and tastes can prepare different types of dishes using various parts of plantain .This can be served as a side dish with Kerala  rice and curry.



  1. vazhakoombhu/Plantain Flower(finely chopped) – 1 cup
  2. Turmeric powder –1/2 tsp
  3. Red chilly powder –1/2 tsp
  4. Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup
  5. Garlic –2
  6. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  7. Dry red Chilly- 2
  8. urad daal (uzhunnu parippu)– 1 tsp
  9. oil – 1tbsp
  10. salt
  11. Curry leaves



  1. Remove the outer layers(4-5 layers) of plantain flower till you see soft and white layer petal(see below pic).
  2. Finely chop the flower into small pieces .put the chopped flower in water with little turmeric powder and salt for 10 minutes.squeeze out the extra water and drain.
  3. Boil plantain flower with turmeric powder,red chilly powder and salt.
  4. Grind coconut and garlic into a coarse paste.
  5. Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds, dry red chilly,curry leaves and urad daal.once daal turns light brown,add coconut paste to it and mix well.
  6. Finally add boiled plantain flower and stir fry to get mixed well for 2 minutes.Turn off the heat.
  7. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve with rice as side dish.



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