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Posted: 09 March 2007 at 7:33am | IP Logged
Dear Sue Nair, here is the potato recipe my style.
I made it with puri for dinner.


250 grms potatoes   (boiled and mashed roughly )
3 big onions sliced
6 green chillies    ( slit into 4 and cut across )
2 tomatoes     chopped small
tsp tumeric powder
3 tbs oil
2 tsp lime juice
salt to taste
coriander leaves for garnishing.

tsp each of mustard seeds, blackgram dal, channa dal, and cumin.
1 sprig curry leaves

Heat a wok, add the oil then the tempering.
When they crackel add the onions and green chillies.
Fry until the onions are lightly browned.
Add the tomatoes, tumeric powder, salt and 1 cup water.
When the masala boils add the mashed potatoes.
Stir nicely and lower the flame.
Once the masala is thick, taste for salt and remove from fire.
Add the lime juice and garnish with coriander leaves

Edited by Kavitha Ravi - 03 May 2007 at 8:45pm

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Posted: 09 March 2007 at 9:46am | IP Logged
Kavi darling thanks alot for the yummy looking potato masala.This is what I was looking forward to - Dinner tomorrow is definately puris with this speciality for my family's delight..!! Smile lets go Kerala tonite: Let me start off with this simple recipe. Smile



1 cup diced yellow pumpkin
1/2 cup black-eyed beans

1/2 cup grated coconut )
1 tsp pepper powder    )- to be grinded fine but not too
1/2 tsp tumeric powder ) watery nor too coarsely.
3 nos. shallots        )
1/2 tsp. chilly powder )

2 Tsp. oil
3 nos. dried chilly
1 tsp. musteed seeds
1 stem curry leaves

Cook the black-eyed beans with salt and water in a pressure cooker. When its soft add in the diced pumpkins and cook further till the pumpkins are done. Mash the cooked pumpkins slightly. Then add in the grinded coconut paste and cook for another couple of minutes. 

In a frying pan pour oil and splutter mustard seeds,add dried red chilly, sliced onions and curry leaves. Add this to the cooked vegetable. Give it a good stir.

Note: If you prefer a little spicier add in an extra tsp chilly powder – but not too much. This dish goes very well with any style fish curry. Mr. Nair always compliments me for this..!! Embarrassed

Edited by Sue Nair - 09 March 2007 at 9:54am
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Posted: 10 March 2007 at 2:03am | IP Logged


                                                                        CUMIN RICE

250 grms raw rice
4 garlic pips    sliced thinly
2 dried chillies roasted and made into flakes
2 tbs ghee   or more
tsp black pepper   (    both roasted and crushed roughly
2 tsp cumin         & amp; nbsp;     (
6 cashew nuts fried in ghee
1 sprig curry leaves
salt to taste

Boil the rice with enough salt and strain.
Spread it in a basin.
Put the kadai and add the ghee.
Add the garlic pieces and fry.
Once it is light brown, add all the other items
And give it a nice stir.
Pour it over the rice, and mix the rice nicely
With the ingridents, and serve.
Add more ghee if needed.

Edited by serial123 - 30 April 2007 at 10:13pm
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Posted: 11 March 2007 at 12:23am | IP Logged

Originally posted by rhodes

hey sue..thanks ..i was about to request for Aviyal recipe.. Smile

You're most welcome. Sorry I was not able to send in the AVIAL recipe earlier as promised - my relatives came over for the weekend and I was too busy entertaining them and looking into lunch and dinner as well.

Here is Avial for you..!Smile


2 carrots

2 potatoes

1 medium size cucumber (scoop out the seeds)

2 drumsticks (Murunggakka)

1 raw banana (plantain) – remove skin cut into pieces & soak in salt water

1 medium size snake gourd

2 brinjals (round)

1 cup french beans

1 cup longs beans l

2 tomatoes – cuts each into 6 pieces

2 green chillies – slit each and cut into 4 pieces


1 cup grated cocoanut )

4 nos, shallots               ) – grind coarsely

2 green chillies             )   


2 tsp chilly powder    

1 tsp turmeric powder

tsp cumin powder  

2 Tsp Curd

2 stem curry leaves

2 Tsp. Oil

Salt to taste



Wash all the vegetables and cut into 2 inch long pieces. Add required water, salt, chilly/tumeric/cumin power and boil till the veg is done. Add the grounded ingredients/ green chillies, tomatoes and cook a further few more minutes so that it blends well with the cooked veg,  Give it a good stir and add the oil and curry leaves. Turn off the fire and now add the curd. This is done to prevent the curd from forming into lumps. Taste for salt - add a little extra curd if you wish to - coz everything is adjusted according to your taste buds. 


NOTE: I made this for my guests yesterday and thought of our Kavitha - she wud have immediately taken a snap for me...Embarrassed. Pls. enjoy your Avial esp. Pat who is looking forward to many veg dishes for the coming new year.Smile



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Posted: 11 March 2007 at 3:21am | IP Logged
Hi Friends

Try this simple cabbage paratel known as THORAN.


1 small Cabbage – finely chopped
2 Carrot (peeled and grated)
2 large onions – finely chopped
1 cup grated coconut
tsp. Chilli powder
tsp turmeric powder
tsp. jeera powder
1 tsp. long grain rice
1 tsp. lemon juice (optional)
A few curry leaves
Salt - as per taste

Heat the oil in a frying pan.
Add the rice. When it turns to light brown, add the
chopped onion and saute for 3 minutes.
Add the grated carrot and coconut. Stir for 2 minutes
and then add the cabbage, chilli, turmeric, jeera and
salt.Cover it and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the lemon juice and lastly the curry leaves.
Stir it occasionally and let it become dry.
Cabbage thoran is now ready.

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Posted: 11 March 2007 at 3:46pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by sweetyrosy

hi can any on epla tell how to prepare chat and pavbaji

Here is the recipe for Paav Bhaaji..ENjoy!


8 Pavs(Squarsh soft buns about 4" X 5 " size)

butter to shallow fry.

For Bhaji

1 capscicum chopped fine

2 Onions chopped fine

2 tomatoes chopped fine

2 1/2 cups chopped mixed vegetables(beans,carrots,cauliflower,potato,beans,bottle gourds etc)

1/2 cup shelled peas

2 tbsp. butter

2 tsp pavbhaji masala

1 1/2 tsp chilli powder

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tsp sugar

salt to taste

1 cup water(in which vegetables were boiled)

1/2 tsp each ginger grated,garlic crushed

juice of 1/2 lemon.

To Garnish

1 tbsp coriander chopped

1 onion chopped

small pieces of lemon


Pressure cook mixed vegetables and peas till well done.

Mash them coarsely after draining.

Heat butter in a pan.

Add gingergarlic,capscicum,onion,tomatoes.

Fry for 2-3 minutes till very soft.

Add pavbhaji masala,chilli poder,turmeric,salt,sugar and fry further 2-3 minutes.

Bring to boil.

Simmet till gravy is thick,stirring and mashine pieces with masala, in between.

Add lemon juice,stir.

Garnish with chopped coriander and a block of butter.

For Pavs,

Slit Pavs horizontally leaving one edge attached.(To open like a book).Apply butter (as desired) and roast open n a griddle till hot and soft with the surface crispon both sides.

Serve hot with bhaji,a pice of lemon and chopped onion.




Edited by rhodes - 11 March 2007 at 3:47pm
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Posted: 12 March 2007 at 9:24pm | IP Logged


250 grms Basmati rice   
1 tsp tumeric powder
1 tsp channa dal
1 tsp mustard seeds
2-3 green and red chillies sliced finely
2-3 dried red chillies broken into small pieces
1 sprig curry leaves
2-3 tbs ghee
10 cashew nuts roasted in ghee
50ml lime / lemon juice   or more.
little coriander leaves for garnishing
salt to taste

Cook the rice with salt and strain. (Do not over cook)
Heat ghee in a wok.
Add the mustard seed, the dal, two types of chillies, and curry leaves.
Fry nicely. Add the tumeric powder. Give a good stir.
Add the lime juice, stir and off the fire.
Should not let the juice to boil.
Add the mixture to the rice and mix carefully.
Do not break the grains.
Taste for salt and add more lime juice if needed.
( 50 ml of juice was enough for 250 grms of rice)
Serve, garnished with coriander leaves and cashew nuts.


Edited by Kavitha Ravi - 03 May 2007 at 7:49pm
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Posted: 15 March 2007 at 9:25am | IP Logged
Sure sweetyrosy.

To make/extract a fresh coconut milk....
you need.
1 coconut - Grated/cut into small pieces
water - 1 to 2 cups
A blendar
Thin hole strainer.

1.Put the coconut in a blendar and add 3/4th cup of water to it. (you can add 1/2 portion first, if it;s a really big coconut.)
2.Grind till the coconut pieces are finely ground and strain these using a thin/fine hole colandar.strainer. It should be small enough to just let the liquid flow through and not the coconut pieces.
3.Using your hands squeeze them out to help get the milk down.
4.Collect the milk and put all those coconut residues into the blendar and add some water and yes, you do the steps 1-3 one more time.

This second time milk collected will be little thin/watery compared to the 1st milk but that's no problem. Anyway we will using the 1st milk and the 2nd milk mixed together to get a fresh coconut milk.

This is how my mom makes the fresh coconut milk back home. Me?!, I go with the shortcut (get the can available at the stores...) Wink But the taste of can is definitely not near to the freshly extracted one!.
Mom prepares this milk to make the above said coconut rice, and also to eat with Idiyappam and Appam. We actually add little sugar to it when it's taken with Idiyappam OR Appam.

The hot steaming Idiyappam with this sweet coconut milk... Aahh, as I am writing about it am recollecting my memories/taste....heavenly!! Big smile hehehhee. Hope this helps sweetrosy. Well, now I am hungry. Embarrassed

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