Muringakkai Pal Curry (Drumstick in coconut milk)


I            Drumstick                  3 nos.

            Ginger                        1/2″ piece 1 no.

            Onion                          1 no.

            Garlic                          4 nos.

            Green Chilly               2 nos.

            Salt

II           Garam masala            1 teaspoon

            Coriander powder            1 teaspoon

            Chilly powder             1 teaspoon

III          Grated Coconut            4 cups

IV         Oil                               2 tablespoon

Method

Cut drumstick 3″ pieces. Slice onion, ginger, green chilly, and garlic.

Add oil to the pan and sauté all these in oil well.  Add chilly powder, coriander powder, and garam masala.  Add 2nd extract of coconut milk and salt.  Cover and cook for 5 minutes.  Add the first extract of coconut milk and stir well for 2 minutes.  Do not boil.  Garnish with mustard and curry leaves.

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Vendakkai Pal Curry (Lady’s finger in coconut milk)


I           Lady’s finger              200 gms

Ginger                        1/2″ piece 1 no.

Onion                          1 no.

Garlic                          4 nos.

Green Chilly               2 nos.

Salt

II           Garam masala            1 teaspoon

Coriander powder            1 teaspoon

Chilly powder             1 teaspoon

III          Grated Coconut            4 cups

IV         Oil                               2 tablespoon

Method

Cut Lady’s finger into 1″ pieces. Slice onion, ginger, green chilly, and garlic.

Add oil to the pan and sauté all these in oil well.  Add chilly powder, coriander powder, and garam masala.  Add 2nd extract of coconut milk and salt.  Cover and cook for 3 minutes.  Add the first extract of coconut milk and stir well.  Do not boil.  Temper with mustard and curry leaves.

Ladies finger Sambar Masala Fry


Ladies finger                         500 gms

Onion                                      1 no

Green chilly                            5 nos

Salt

Sambar masala                       1 teaspoon

Oil                                           2 tablespoon

Method

Cut ladies finger roundwise.  Add oil in a pan and sauté ladies finger.  sliced onion, and green chillies.  After frying well add sambar masala and salt.  Stir well and serve.

Koon Mezhukkupuratty (Mushroom fry)


Mushrooms are rich with Vitamin B and potassium.  They are cholesterol and fat free.   Here is a typical Kerala mushroom recipe.  it is very eaasy to prepare and great to taste.

Ingredients:-

Button mushroom sliced                200 gm

Green chilly chopped                                       4 nos.

Garlic                                                   1 clove

Pepper                                                 1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric                                               1/4 teaspoon

Salt                                                      to taste

Water                                                   1/2 cup

Curry leaves                                         1 sprig

Oil                                                        1 tablespoon

Onion chopped                                     1 small

Method:-

Cook mushrooms, green chillies, garlic, pepper, turmeric, salt, curry leaves, and water for 7 minutes.  Set aside.

Heat oil in a pan.  Saute  onion till brown.  Add the cooked mushroom and fry for 2 minutes.

Prawn Pickle


Prawn pickle goes very well with rice.

Prawn                         500 gms

I           Chilly powder            3 tsp

Salt                             1 desert spoon

Turmeric powder            ½ tsp

II            Sesame oil              1 cup

Mustard          2 tsp

Fenugreek      2 tsp

Button onion               ½ cup

Curry leaves

Ginger                                    ½ cup

Garlic                          1 cup

III          chilly powder                       3 tsp

Turmeric powder            1 tsp

Vinegar         ¾ cup

Deshell the prawns and clean well.  Add  the Ist ingredients and marinate for 2 hours.  Deep fry this in sesame oil and put aside.

Heat oil.  Add mustard, fenugreek, and sauté button onion, ginger, garlic, and curry leaves.  When it is done remove from fire and keep aside.  Put chilly powder and garlic powder into the remaining oil and stir well.  Boil vinegar and pour it in this mixture.  Add salt, fried prawns and all other items.  Mix well.

Fish Fry


For lunch my children always prefer fish fry along with rice.  

I            Cleaned fish                         10 pieces

II           Chilly powder                       2 tsp

Pepper                                   1 tsp

Turmeric                                ½ tsp

Salt                                         1 tsp

Button onion                           4 nos.

Ginger                                    1/2″ piece

Garlic                                      4 cloves

Lemon juice    or vinegar            1 teaspoon

Oil                                           ½ cup

Make diagonal deep fissures in fish.  Grind all the 2nd ingredients.  Apply it over the fish pieces.  Marinate for 1 hour.  Fry it in the oil.

Dried Prawn Chutney


My granny used to keep dry fish.  When fresh fishes are not available she used to make different curries with these dry fishes.  Try this quick recipe.

I           Dried prawn                          100 gm

II           Grated coconut                       1 cup

Green chilly                            4  nos.

Garlic                                      2 cloves

Ginger                                    a small piece

Button Onion                      3  nos.

Heat a pan and sauté the dried prawns in medium flame for 10 minutes.  Remove from fire and remove the head and tail parts.

Grind prawns.  Add all other ingredients and grind again.  No need to add salt.

Prawn Vadai


A mouth-watering recipe for seafood lovers.  it is easy to prepare

 I           Prawn cleaned and deshelled     200 gm

Grated coconut                              1 cup

Ginger                                                            ½’ 1 piece

Button onion                                       5 nos.

Green chilly                                        4 nos

Salt                                                     ½ tsp

II           Oil                                           1 cup

Grind all the ingredient together to make a paste.  Take a small ball of ground paste and flatten it on the palm.  Heat oil and put it in the oil to fry.  When it is golden brown remove from fire.

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