Friday, November 20, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Egg Cutlet

Cutlet recipes are common everywhere. But i was surprised to see the recipe of Egg Cutlet by Mrs.Lakshmi Nair(Kairali TV). I have decided to work on the same..:)..and frankly speaking, that was a great success and it came tastier than i expected!..Thanks a lot Lakshmi :)

7 nos.

2.Onion(fine chopped) - ¾ cup
3.Green chillies(chopped) – 5 nos
4.Ginger(fine chopped) – 1 tbspn
5.Turmeric powder – 2 pinch
6.Garam Masala - ½ tspn
7.Oil – 1 tbspn
9.Bread Pieces – 4 nos
10.Maida – 2 tspn
11.Egg White – 1
12.Bread powder - ½ cup

>Heat the vessel. Add 1 tspn oil and then add ingredients(2-6) to the oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add 3 eggs to the masala and scramble well. Add salt to taste. Never allow it to dry. Take the egg-masala mixture from the flame.
>Soak the bread pieces in water and squeeze it out. Mix the squeezed bread with the already made egg-masala mixture.
>Mix maida, egg white & water to produce a loose batter.(It should not be thick)
>Make the bread mixture in to small balls and press it with hands to get desirable shape.
Dip it in loose batter and then roll it in bread powder.
>Fry them up & down till it become brown.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Konju-Muringakka/Prawns-Drumstick Curry

Whenever i hear the name "Prawns", i remember a little 3rd standard girl who always cries for prawns :)...that was 12 years back and that little girl is now a 23 yr old lady & now writing this recipe. :P. My mom n sisies always make fun at me saying the old gold stories of my "konchu craze" :). This is a taste which i got from my dear ummi(mom) darling :). I tried making it for first time and that was a great success. :)

(4-5 serves)

1.Prawns(Small size) – 15 nos
2.Drumstick(Medium size) - 1 no
3.Small onions(Thinly sliced) - 1-2 nos
4.Mustard seeds – 14-15 nos
5.Tomato – 1 no
6.Green chillies - 3 nos
7.Coconut oil – 1 Tbspn
9.Dried chillies – 2 nos
10.Gamboge(Kodam puli ) - 2 petals.

For gravy
1.Coconut(Grated) – 1 cup
2.Small onions – 4-5 nos
3.Chilly powder – 2 Tspn
4.Water – 1 ½ cups

Wash and clean the prawns & drumsticks.Cut the drumstick in to finger length.
Take chopped drumstick+salt+water in to pressure cooker and cook till 1 whistle. .
For gravy, take the ingredients(From 1 to 4) and make it in to a paste. Heat the oil, add mustard seeds and sliced onions. Add prawns in to it and cook for 3 minutes.
Add the prepared gravy and chopped drumsticks in to it. Mix it well and add salt. Add sliced chillies,tomato & gamboge in to it.
Close the lid and cook for 20 minutes. Add water if needed. Serve hot with rice. :)

Pacha Cheera/Green Spinach Thoran

Leaf thoran has been an important part of my lunch box(From KG class itself :)), as my mom is very keen in our food habits. I still remember our backyard of "Adhiya", which was full of trees and especially Spinach & Drumstick plants. Taste of leaf thoran always bring me back to the memories of "Adhiya", our sweet home @ Kollam :).

(For 3-4 serves)
2.Mustard seeds - 10 to12
3.Coconut oil – 1 Tbspn
4.Dry chillies – 2 nos
5.Coconut(Grated) - ½ cup
6.Turmeric Powder – 2 pinch
7.Small Onions – 3 nos
8.Garlic Chopped – 1 Tspn
9.Green chillies – 2 nos

Wash and clean the spinach.Chop the spinach in to desirable size.
For making dry gravy, take the ingredients(from 5-10) and juss smash it using mixie.It should be in the smashed form and no need to make it like a paste.
Heat the oil and put mustard seeds in to it. Put dry chillies and stir it until it become light brown.
Add spinach and smashed gravy alternatively(Put some spinach first and then add gravy,then spinach and so on..).
Close the lid for 1 minute. Mix the spinach and gravy well and again close the lid and cook for 7 minutes. Stir well if needed.
No need to add water in between, as water from the spinach is enough for cooking. Serve hot.