Sunday, November 23, 2014

Kerala Vegetable Stew and Appam

Nothing hits a day’s dinner than a rich and steaming bowl of Stew and Appam!! Appam and Stew is a traditional breakfast dish of Keralites. Stew can be prepared only of potatoes, or mixed vegetables, or even chicken or mutton. Today I made stew with mixed vegetables. This Vegetable Stew is a quick recipe you can make at any time, wonderfully flavoured and 

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Avocado, Cucumber & Tomato Salad

Looking for a great summer dish with a difference? Here the summer season started and I thought of making one salad to ease the scorching heat and something which suits the humid weather. We have used this as main course for dinner.

Preparation time – 10 minutes
Cooking Time – zero minutes
Servings – 4

Recipe Ingredients:

(1) Avocado, cubed – 2 cups
(2) Cucumber, cubed – 3 cups
(3) Tomato, cubed – 2 cups
(4) Red Onion, mediu

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Kappa Vevichathu / Mashed Tapioca /Yuca / Cassava with Spices and Coconut

Today I am sharing with you Kappa Vevichathu / boiled and mashed Yucca root seasoned with ground coconut and spice mixture and is usually served with hot Red Meen Curry, a match made in heaven, isn’t it?
I remember when I was hospitalised in 8th grade with 105 degree fever; my grand mom came to visit me and whispered in my years, “Shall I bring.." 

Preparation Time – 15 minutes
Cooking Time – 20 minutes
Servings – depends on how much one consumes


To cook Tapioca:

1. Tapioca, washed, peeled and chopped in to small pieces - 1 kg

2. Salt – to taste

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Semiya Payasam-Vermicelli Kheer-Vermicelli Pudding

This dessert recipe is so familiar and a very common, popular sweet accompaniment of India with lunch or dinner. Almost all Indians acknowledge it and all would have tasted it at some point of time. 

I love the aroma that you get while roasting the semiya in ghee. It takes me to nostalgic memories. My mom sometimes add fried coconut pieces too along with cashews and raisins. 

1. Broken Roasted Vermicelli - 2 cups
2. Ghee – 2 tbsp
3. Skimmed Milk - 4 cups (1 cup = 250 ml)

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Chana Dal Masala / Spicy Split Chick Pea Lentil /

Lentils always have been and always will be the comfort food, which provides you load of proteins. It is a staple food of India. Each parts of India has its own version of cooking each kind of dal. The recipe calls for all those basic ingredients and probably you may have these in your pantry.

It can be served with Chappathi / Roti or steamed rice.

Preparation Time – 30 minutes
Cooking Time – 30 minutes
Servings – 4 as a side


For Cooking Chana Dal:

1) Chana Dal / Bengal Gram / Chick Pea lentil– 1 cup
2) Water – 3 cups
3) Salt – to taste
4) Turmeric Powder – ¼

For cooking Chana Dal Gravy:

5) Ginger and Garlic Paste – 2 tsp

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