Month: March 2014

Kanava(Koonthal) thoran/Squid stir fry with coconut

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DSC01719 Kanava/Koonthal/Squid-1kg. Black pepper powder-1tsp. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp. Salt to taste. For Grinding: Grated Coconut-1 cup. Shallots/cherya ulli-4 or 5. Ginger-1 small piece. Garlic-2 cloves. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp. Kashmiri chilli powder-1/2 tsp. fennel seeds/perumjeerakam-1/4 tsp. Cumin seeds-1/4tsp. Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp. Green chillies-2 Tamarind-1 small piece. Curry leaves-a few. For seasoning: Coconut oil-1tbsp. Mustard seeds-1tsp. Dried red chillies-2(halved). curry leaves-a sprig. Shallots-5 or 6.(sliced) Procedure: Clean and cut the squid in 1 inch rings and pressure cook,for one whistle(do not add water,squid will give out water during cooking) with turmeric powder,pepper and salt.When done ie the pressure has settled,drain off all the water and keep the cooked squid aside. Coarsely grind all the ingredients under (For grinding),and keep aside. Heat oil in an earthen ware/manchatti/clay pot.Add mustard seeds.When it splutters,add shallots and dried red chillies andcurry leaves and saute.To this add the coarsely ground coconut mixture,a little salt and a littlewater and saute till raw smell goes away over medium fire(take care it doesnt get burned).To this add the cooked squid and cook over low fire for 3 minutes.Serve with hot rice and curry.Enjoy!

Egg curry(Kerala Style)/Naadan Motta Curry

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Hard boiled eggs – 6
Onion – 2 big
Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
Tomato – 1 big.
Fennel seeds (perumjeerakam) – ½ tsp
Kashmiri chilli powder – 1-2 tsp(acc to ones requirement)
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Coriander powder – 1tsp
Garam Masala – 2tsp
Coconut Milk – 1 cup
Curry leaves – few
Green Chillies-1

Heat oil in a pan.
Add ginger garlic paste n saute till raw smell goes away.Now add sliced onions and saute
till transparent.Add curry leaves.Add fennel seeds,chilli powder,turmeric powder,coriander
powder,garam masala and saute.Then add chopped tomato and saute till tomato is cooked
soft..Lower the flame and add the thick coconut milk and mix well.Cut the boiled eggs into 2
and add to the pan.Keep it on the lowest flame for 1 minute.Serve hot with appam/rice/

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“A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body”