Nov 212015

I tried stir fry with taro stem and this time going to share a recipe of making pachadi.

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  1. Taro stem(chop into small pieces) – 1 cup
  2. Grated coconut- 1/2 cup
  3. Mustard seeds- 11/2 tsp
  4. Green chilly – 2
  5. Curd – 1/2 cup
  6. salt
  7. Coconut oil
  8. Dry red chilly –2
  9. Curry leaves

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  1. Grind grated coconut,mustard seeds(1 tsp) ,green chilly, curd into a fine paste.Keep aside.
  2. Peel off the outer skin of taro stem and chop into small pieces.while cutting stem, apply a little oil to the palms to avoid itching.
  3. Boil water and add chopped taro stem,salt to it.
  4. Cover and cook on medium flame for 4-5 minutes till cooked well.let it cool.
  5. Add the curd mix to it and mix well.
  6. Heat oil.splutter mustard seeds,dry red chilly ,curry leaves. Add the seasonings to the curd mix.
  7. Pachadi is ready to serve with rice as side dish.
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May 312014

I have tried pachadi with bitter gourd,okra,cucumber but never tried with pumpkin.This is an easy and different style of  pachadi recipe prepared using pumpkin in coconut milk and curd.

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  1. Pumpkin (chop into small pieces) – 1 cup
  2. Shallots – 2 tbsp
  3. Ginger(grated) – 1 tbsp
  4. Green chilly(chopped) –1 tbsp
  5. Mustard(crushed) – 1 tbsp
  6. Thick Coconut milk – 1 cup
  7. Curd – 1/2 cup
  8. Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  9. Shallots (cut into round pieces) –1
  10. Dry red chilly – 1
  11. Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  12. Oil – 3 tbsp
  13. Salt

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  1. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a  pan.Add chopped shallots,ginger,green chilly and saute well.
  2. Add pumpkin pieces to it and mix well.
  3. Add crushed mustard,coconut milk ,salt and let it boil.once it is cooked well,remove from fire.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan.Splutter  mustard seeds.once it is done, add shallots,dry red chilly,curry leaves and add it to the pumpkin mix.
  5. Let it cool.once it is cool, add curd to it and mix well.
  6. Pachadi is ready to serve with rice.
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Aug 232013

Unnakaya is a popular Malabar snack and it is prepared with boiled and mashed  banana stuffed with coconut, sugar and nuts and then deep fried in Oil.This snack resembles the shape of unnakaya  which means cotton pod and hence the name. This is a traditional Muslim dish prepared during Malabar weddings and festivals like Ramzan.Normally in traditional recipe, scrambled eggs are added to the stuffing. But I didn’t add it as I don’t like egg in grated coconutSmile.This is a healthy snack for kids and my little one who is a fussy eater liked this snack a lot.

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  1. Plaintain/Nentrapazham (medium ripe) –2
  2. Grated Coconut – 1/4 cup
  3. Cashewnuts – 1tbsp
  4. Raisins – 8
  5. Sugar – 5tbsp (or add according to your taste)
  6. Ghee – 1 tbsp.
  7. Cardamom Powder – 1tsp
  8. Coconut Oil – for frying

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  1. Steam cook bananas on medium flame till bananas are soft.Remove the outer skin and cut into halves. Discard the inner black seeds. Mash well using a wooden spoon without any lumps.The consistency should be thick.If it is too sticky, add little rice flour to it and mix well to get a thick dough like consistency. Keep aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan. Add cashew nuts, raisins, grated coconut and sugar to it.Let it sauté on low flame .Add cardamom powder to it.Stir well. Remove from fire and allow to cool.
  3. Divide the mashed bananas into evenly sized lemon balls.Rub oil on your palms.Take one ball in your left hand and flatten it  by pressing using other hand to form a circle shape.
  4. Place 1 tbsp of coconut stuffing in the center and seal it properly by bringing all the sides of the mix.
  5. Shape into cylindrical or oval shapes(as seen in the pic)
  6. Heat oil in a kadai.Deep fry bananas till golden yellow in color.


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Yummy Unnakaya is ready to serve.

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