Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pazham pori

Pazham pori is a very popular snack in kerala. You can find this in almost every Restaurant, Tea shops and all Railway stations in Kerala. Its very simple recipe & easy to make.

Riped Plantain (Ethapazham) – 3
All purpose flour – ½ cup
Wheat Flour – ½ cup
Rice flour - ¼ cup
Sugar - 1/3 cup ( I like it little sweet so I add more sugar)
Oil for frying
Baking powder - ½ tsp
Safforn or Yellow colour – This is optional


Peel and cut the plantain into 3 equal portions and again slice it lengthwise into 3 or 4. Make sure it is of equal thickness.

Prepare a dough with all purpose flour, wheat flour, rice flour, sugar, baking powder. The consistency should not be very thick.

Dip the sliced plantain in the batter and coat it well on both the sides.

Deep fry till golden brown. Drain excess oil by putting it in a paper towel.

Server hot with tea as evening snack.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Rice Pathiri with Lamb gravy

Rice flour - 2 cup
Water - 2 cup
Jeera – 2tsp
Oil for frying
Salt to tase


Boil water adding salt, when its starts boiling well, add the rice flour into it. Keep stirring to make a smooth and soft dough. Remove from fire, close with a lid & keep aside for few minutes. Allow it cool. Then add jeera to it & knead the mixture well, do not add water.

Make it into small balls. Then take each balls and roll it into very thin, round shapes on banana leaf. (Usually banana leaf is used for this. But I used Plastic wrap as I dint have banana leaf) Heat oil in a pan and fry it.

Serve with mutton or chicken gravy

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Potato Poori masala

Potato poori masala is a simple recipe which is prepared in every house either for breakfast or dinner.

Fresh Potatoes from my garden

Potato - medium size 5 or 6
Onion – 2 medium size
Tomato – 1 small
Green chili – 3 No’s
Curry leaves - few
Red chili powder – ½ tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Mustard seeds – few
Salt to taste & oil for sautéing

Boil potatoes, peel off the skin, and dice into small pieces and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, when it splutters add onion and sauté for sometime,when it starts changing color add tomatoes & green chilli sauté for 2 to 3 mins. Then add the potatoes mix well,add water as needed to adjust the dish to the consistency you like let it boil for 10 minutes. When done serve with hot poori.