Monthly Archives: April 2017

Pachakkaya Chemeen Paalu curry

Ingredients:- Kudampuli/ Gamboge – 2 small pieces, soaked in 1/4 cup of hot water for 30 minutes Prawns – 250 grams or 10 big numbers ( divided into half from the middle & cut into smaller pieces) salt to taste … Continue reading

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Prawn Mulaku curry

Ingredients:- Prawns -250 grams Coconut oil – 1 tbsp. + 1 tbsp.;divided Shallots – 1/2 cup; thinly sliced Greenchilli – 2 numbers; slit Curry leaves – a few Garlic – 2 big cloves; chopped Ginger – 1/2 tbsp; julienne Turmeric … Continue reading

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Vellarikka or Indian cucumber pulisseri

Ingredients:- Indian cucumber chopped  – 2 cups Water – 3/4 cup Greenchilly – 1 number;  slit Red chilly powder – ¼ tsp Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp. + 1/2 tsp.; divided Very sour tomato – 1/4 cup; chopped Thick curd at … Continue reading

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Koorka or Chinese potato Upperi

Ingredients:- Koorka – 3 cups; chopped Water – 3/4 cup Salt – to taste Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp. coconut oil – 2 tbsps. Onion – 1 medium; finely chopped Shallots – 1/2 cup; coarsely chopped Garlic – 1 big clove … Continue reading

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Creamy Tomato and spinach pasta

Ingredients:- Pasta – 1.5 cups Oil – 1 tbsp. Garlic – 1 big clove; minced Onion – 1/4 cup; finely chopped Spinach – 1 cup; coarsely chopped Tomato pasta sauce ( I used Preggo traditional Italian pasta sauce) – 190 … Continue reading

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Dates and chocolate chip cake

Ingredients:- Dates – 1 cup; seeded and chopped finely Baking soda – 1/2 tsp. Boiling water – 1/2 cup Plain flour –1 cup Baking powder – 1/2 tsps. Salt – a pinch Butter – 100 grams; softened Castor sugar – 1/2 cup Brown sugar – … Continue reading

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Jackfruit filling for ela ada and kozhukatta

Ingredients:- Finely chopped ripe jackfruit (varikka chakka) – 1.5 cups Jaggery – 1/2 cup Sugar – 2 level tbsps. Water – 2 tbsps. Grated coconut – 1 cup Powdered cardamom – 3/4 tsp. Cumin powder – a small pinch Ghee … Continue reading

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Cheesy tomato cups

Ingredients:- All purpose flour – 3/4 cup Red chilly flakes – 1/2 tsp. Dried oregano – 1/2 tsp. Baking powder – 1/2 tsp. Salt – 1/4 tsp. Egg – 1 number Milk – 1/4 -1/2 cup Parmesan cheese – 1/4 … Continue reading

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Chakkapori / jack fruit fritters

Ingredients:- Jackfruit flesh pieces/ Varikka chakka chula – as required Maida – 1/2 cup Cornflour – 1/2 cup Sugar – 5 level tbsps. Salt – 1/2 tsp. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp. Water – 1/3 cup Baking powder – 1/2 … Continue reading

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Jack fruit seeds Burfi

Ingredients:- Jack fruit seeds – 7 numbers Cream or milk – 1/4 cup Maida – 1 tbsp. Besan/ Chickpea flour – 1 tbsp. Sugar – 1 cup Ghee – 1 heaping tbsp. Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp. Method:- Clean the … Continue reading

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