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May 15, 2011

KADALA CURRY


 KADALA CURRY

The method i have given is the traditional way that is prepared in our home.

Ingridients  :
  1. small black channa - 1 cup (soak overnight & pressure cook)
  2. grated coconut  - 2 tbsp
  3. Red chilli  - 2 or 3
  4. Dhania - 1 tsp
  5. jeera - 1/4 tsp
  6. Small onion - 10 nos.
  7. Big onion - 1 chopped
  8. curry leaves - 1 sprig
  9. mustard - 1 tsp
  10. coconut oil - 1tbsp
  11. Tamarind water - 1 tbsp or puree of one tomato
  12. Salt to taste

This dish tastes better in coconut oil. 

Procedure :-

  • Heat a kadai, dry roast, red chilli, dhania, jeera separately and transfer to same plate. 
  • Now add grated coconut and roast till turns red & gives out good aroma. 
  • Transfer to a plate. 
  • Heat little coconut oil, saute small onions. transfer to coconut mixture. 
  • cool this and grind together with the dry roasted masals to a nice paste by adding water.

  • Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when splutters, add chopped onion saute till translucent.
  • If tomato is used, add it now and saute till raw smell goes.
  • Then add the boiled channa, required salt, ground masala. cover & cook in low flame for 5 minutes till the masala get absorbed in chana. 
  • Add curry leaves sprig and serve hot with puttu. 

This also goes well with plain rice, chapathi too.

Pazhampori

PAZHAMPORI

This is a snack from the state of Kerala made using 'Nendra Pazham' a specific big banana, fried in coconut oil,  which is speciality of Kerala. You can also call it Pazha Bajji.

Ingredients :



  1. Big Banana (Nendra Pazham / bada kela) - 1
  2. Madia - 2 tbsp
  3. Rice flour- 1 tpsp
  4. Turmeric powder - 2 pinch (natural colour)
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Sugar 1/2 tsp
  7. water
  8. Coconut Oil for frying
Pazhampori


Procedure :-

  • Mix the flours, turmeric powder, salt and sugar. 
  • By adding water, make a batter of thick consistency like a Dosa Batter.
  • Slice the banana vertically.Dip it in the batter and fry in oil till the the crust becomes crispy and golden in colour. 
  • Place them on an absorbent paper to remove excess oil and serve hot.

Purse (Crocheted)

I have crocheted this custom made purse for me. I am proudly carrying this with me for every shopping. When someone observes, enquires and praise my good work, i land in cloud nine.



Cardle cum purse

This was an olden goldie pattern which inspired me a lot to give it a try. When closed, it looks like a purse. When opened, the hood stands up and gives it a craddle look.


Hanging Mandir

This hanging Mandir for Lord Ganesh (jhoola) i made and gifted my Husband.


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