Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Chicken Thoran

Chicken - 1lb
Onion - 1 large, chopped
Coconut - 1/2 cup, grated
Ginger - Small piece
Garlic - 5 flakes
Green Chilli - 4 or 5
Curry leaves - Few
Corriander powder - 1tbs
Red Chilli powder - 1tsp
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Garam Masala - 1tsp
Salt to taste and Oil for frying

Cut chicken into small piece and keep aside. Finely chop onion, ginger, garlic &  green chilli and mix with the cut chicken pieces.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seed, when it splutters add curry leaves and sauté for few sec. Now add the mixed chicken pieces along with that add masala (coriander,red chilli,turmeric and gram masala and allow it to cook, until water evaporates and chicken becomes dry.

Finally add grated coconut and cook on low flame for 5 mins with occasional stiring.

Serve with Steamed rice, Parotta

Monday, September 28, 2009

Kadala \Channa Curry

Kadala\Black Channa - 1cup
Coconut - 1/2 cup, grated
Onion - 1 large, chopped or sliced
Tomato - 1 small, sliced
Coriander powder - 1tbs
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli - 4
Curry leaves - Few
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Salt to taste and oil as required


Soak channa previous night in water and pressure cook until it becomes soft.  Heat oil in a pan and fry grated coconut till it changes its color to golden brown, keep aside until it becomes cool and
grind to fine paste adding little water. In the same pan add some more oil & add mustard seeds,when it splutters add curry leaves,red chilli & saute for few secs. Then add chopped onion & saute till it turns light brown, then add tomato and saute it.  Add kadala & masala (coriander, red chilli & turmeric powder) with little water and allow it to boil for few mins. Then finally add ground coconut paste,stir well and simmer it.

When done remove and serve with Puttu, Appam or Chapathi.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Pumpkin Halwa

Pumpkin - 1 cup grated or pressure cooked
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Milk - 1cup
Ghee - 4 or 5 spoons
Almond - 10 chopped
Cardamom - 1/2 tsp (optional)


Peel of the pumpkin skin and pressure on low flame, until 1 whistle.Take a heavy bottom vessel,pour milk into it and add the mashed pumpkin and bring it to boil until it becomes thick. Add sugar and stir continously, Finally add ghee and cook until the ghee gets seperated. Add the choped almonds and mix it well.  Allow it to cool and serve.