Category Archives: Lakshmi Nair recipes

Shrimp and drumstick sambar

Ingredients:- Shrimps – 250 grams; cleaned Toor dal – 1/4 cup Coconut oil – 2 tbsps.+ 1 tsp.; divided Mustard seeds – 1 tsp. Dry red chillies – 2 numbers Curry leaves – a few Ginger – 1 tbsp.; chopped … Continue reading

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Naadan Prawns and Plantain Curry

Ingredients:- Raw banana – 1 number big or 2 numbers small; cut into 1″ pieces Prawns – 250-500 grams; shelled, deveined and cut into half from the middle if big Greenchilly –  1 number; slit Kashmiri chilly powder – 2 … Continue reading

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Custard loaf

Ingredients:- For the cake batter Plain flour –1 cup Baking powder – 1 tsp. Salt – a pinch Butter – 125 grams; softened Powdered sugar – 1/2 cup + 2 tbsps. Eggs – 2 numbers, large Vanilla essence – 1 tsp. Vanilla custard For the vanilla custard:- Vanilla flavoured … Continue reading

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Spicy Prawns Tomato Masala

Ingredients:- Prawns – 400 grams; shelled, deveined and cut into smaller pieces Water – 1 cup Kashmiri chilly powder – 3/4 heaping tsp. Pepper powder – 1 heaping tsp. Garlic – 4 big cloves; pounded Ginger – 1/4″ piece; pounded Salt – … Continue reading

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Soy chunks biriyani

Ingredients :- For the fragrant rice Basmathi Rice–1.5 cups Bayleaf – 1 Mace – 1/4th of a petal Shahijeerah – 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon – 1” piece Cloves – 3 no.s Cardamom – 3 no.s Ghee –2 tbsps Carrot – 1/2 a medium; finely chopped … Continue reading

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Ullivada

Ingredients:- Onions – 4 big/medium; thinly sliced Curry leaves – a few; chopped Salt – 1 tsp. Garam masala powder / Crushed fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp. Red chilly powder – 3/4 tsp. All purpose flour – 3/4 cup Baking soda … Continue reading

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Chocolate and caramel biscuit slice

Ingredients:- You will need crackers for this recipe For the chocolate ganache:- Grated chocolate – 3/4 cup Cream – 1/2 cup For the caramel syrup;- Sugar – 1/2 cup Boiling water – 1/4 cup Butter – 25 grams Cream – … Continue reading

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Special Olan

Ingredients:- Ripe pumpkin (with orange skin) – 2 cups; chopped into cubes (You could use the pumpkin with green skin if you don’t want your Olan to be sweet) Ashgourd – 2 cups; chopped into cubes Water – 1/4 cup Greenchilly … Continue reading

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Cucumber Dosa

Ingredients:- Pachari/ White Rice – 1 cup Grated cucumber ( I used Vellarikka) – 1.5 cups Grated coconut – 1/2 cup Grated jaggery – 1/4 cup Powdered cardamom – 1/2 tsp. Salt – 3/4 tsp. Ghee – as needed Method:- Soak … Continue reading

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Masala Brinjal Paalu Curry

Ingredients:- Eggplant – 1 medium Salt to taste Coconut oil – 2 tbsps. + 1 tbsp; divided Green cardamom – 2 numbers Clove – 1 number Onion – 1 small; thinly sliced Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp. Tomato – 1/2 cup; … Continue reading

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