Thursday, March 10, 2011

Moru vellam

Its the traditional thirst quencher of Kerala. It can be prepared easily.
  • Blend the curd with some salt and equal amount of water
  • Add some curry leaves
  • Add some crushed ginger and green chillies
  • We can add the leaves of lemon tree(optional)
  • If you are too spicy we can add some chilly powder
  • If you are so thirsty we can add some pieces of lemon also
  • We can use our creativity to make this more appealing than any aerated drinks
  • Its the most nutritious and stomach friendly drink in this summer season
  • Go and have it and please leave a note to let me know how it tastes....

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Idiappam and Kadala Curry

A typical break fast or 'prathal' item of Malayalaees. Idiyappam is also known as 'Nool puttu' or 'Seva'. Its a healthy combination too. Steam cooked idiyappam is a good energy source for our little ones too.

Roasted rice powder-2 Cup

Salt-as per taste

To make the dough we have to add boiling water to the rice powder. After cooling make it a smooth dough by hand. Squeeze the dough using an idiyappam maker. Steam with some grated coconut topping. Have it with coconut milk or Sugar.
The most appropriate combination is Kadala curry. Will give the recipe of Kadala curry later

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Kappa and Mulaku

Kappa and mulaku is the food of a typical Keralite. Kappa is a delicious starch filled food. Its very nostagic to think about kappa and mulakau chammanthi. We are calling this type of Kappa preparation as 'chenda muriyan' Its also an easy spicy snack for elders.

Pazham pori / Ethakka appam

Pazham pori is ripe banana dipped in Maida(all purpose flour) and fried in oil. An easy to make nutritious snack. Its an all time favourite of children too.
I always make it as a tea time snack. It may be the favourite tea time snack of Kerala too.
Make a batter for the dip. It can be made with all purpose flour. I had made the batter using maida. If we add some rava it will be more crispy. In the matter we have to add a pinch of salt and quarter spoon of turmeric powder only for colour. If the banana is not sweet we can add some sugar too.
Peel the banana and cut according to your aesthetic sense. I had made four slices from a banana I don't like the more lengthy ones:) Dip these pieces in the batter and fry till it reahes the golden brown colour.