KERALA PAZHAM PORI RECIPE

A perfect keralite snack recipe .It is one of the most favorite dishes of all kerala food lovers.This instant evening snack can be prepared with minimum staple ingredients which are readily availabe at any keralite kitchen.

Hope you all will like this recipe .You can also check few more instant snack recipes available in this blog.

INGREDEINTS

Ripe banana (plantain)- 4-5

All purpose flour-2 cups

Turmeric powder -1/4th tsp

Sugar -4-5tbsp

Water -1/2 cup

Egg -1

Oil for deep frying banana slices

COOKING METHOD

  • Cut the bananas into three slices.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine together flour, turmeric powder ,sugar etc.
  • crack one egg and add enough water to make a smooth lumpfree batter.
  • Once the batter is ready, dip each slice of banana into the prepared batter and coat it well with flour mixture.
  • Heat oil in a medium flame ,gently drop the banana slices into the hot oil.
  • Fry till both the sides get golden in colour.
  • Transfer the fried banana fritters on to an oil absorbant paper.
  • Serve them hot with some tea or coffee.

NOTE

  • Always use perfectly riped plantain which are firm in texture.
  • Adding egg in the batter is completely optional, but it will helps to bind all the ingredients together and gives a nice texture for banana fritters.
  • Batter should slightly thick to coat well all over the banana slices .
  • You can use coconut oil for deep frying bananas which will give the authentic flavor of kerala pazham pori.

COOKING INSTRUCTION WITH PICTURES

Take a mixing bowl and add all the dry ingredients.
Add turmeric powder and sugar.
Pour in some water and make a smooth batter.
Crack one egg into the batter and mix well.
Get the batter right and you will end having the perfect banana fritters.
Cut each banana into three slices vertically.
Heat oil in a medium flame.
Dip the banana slices into the batter deep fry till perfectly cooked.
Fry in a medium hot oil ,flipping sides in between.
Perfect banana fritters are ready !!!!

Serve hot with some tea or coffee.

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DRY COCONUT CHUTNEY /COCONUT CHUTNEY PODI

No oil coconut chutney podi/Powder is really a lip smacking one compared our usual south indian coconut chutney.The highlight is it will remain fresh upto one month ,so just prepare it in bulk and store it in an airtight container and use it whenever required.It save a lot of time ,isn’t it?

Dry roasting coconut will actually helps to increase it’s shelf life.Always use a very clean and dry spoon while serving chutney as an accompaniment for South Indian breakfasts.

Some people don’t like the flavor tamarind ,you can skip it if you dont want to give a tangy flavor.I personally like it’s flavor ,so a small piece tamarind was added while grinding.

INGREDIENTS

Grated coconut-2 cups

Dry red chillies-10

Curry leaves -1 cup

Tamarind -small sized

Asafoetida-1/4th tsp

Salt

METHOD

  • To begin with dry roast coconut for 4-5 minutes in a low to medium flame .
  • Once it’s colour changes and coconut becomes aromatic ,Switch off the flame and let it cool well.
  • In the same pan ,dry roast chillies and curry leaves separately.
  • Once all the ingredients reaches room temperature, powder them using a blender .
  • While blending add few more ingredients which will enhance the flavor of chutney podi (tamarind, salt, asafoetida ).
  • Blend everything together and make a coarse powder out of it.
  • Transfer into an airtight container ,serve it whenever you required using a dry ,clean spoon.
  • This will remain fresh upto one month.
  • Best to be served along with Dosa ,Idli ,Uthappam etc

PICTORIAL INSTRUCTION

Dry roast freshly grated coconut for 4-5 minutes in medium flame .
Once it’s colour changes into golden brown ,turn off the flame and keep it aside.
Dry fried coconut.
Dry roast chillies till they turn crisp in texture.
Saute curry leaves 2-3 minutes in a low flame and keep aside.
Allow this to cool completely.
powder them all using a mixer grinder along with salt ,tamarind and asafoetida .
Blend it coarsely.
Adding asafoetida powder in between.
Blend it once again.
Spicy and tangy flavored Chutney podi is ready!!!!!

Dry coconut chutney powder is a perfect combination to serve along with Idli

,Dosa etc.

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KERALA CHICKEN FRY

Shallow fried kerala chicken fry will be a great starter recipe to serve during any special occasion since it requires very less time to prepare.Red chilli powder will definitely impart a lovely red colour which will make this dish visually appealing too.

Here i have used chicken pieces with bones.so make sure to cut through the fleshy part of chicken pieces ,so that marinade will get properly absorbed and coated well on chicken .

If you prefer a spicy version of chicken fry you can definitely add some pepper powder along with the marination.

Always use coconut oil to prepare authentic kerala style dishes .it’s aroma and taste cannot be replicated by any other cooking oils available in the market.

INGREDIENTS

Chicken -1 kg

Besan /gram flour -3 tbsp

Ginger garlic paste -1tbsp

Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp

Chilli powder -2tsp

Lemon juice -1&1/2 tsp

Salt

Coconut oil -for frying

Curry leaves .

METHOD

Add all the ingredients to the chicken pieces and coat it well with marination .Make sure the batter is not thick and at the same time too thin either.

Heat coconut oil in a pan for shallow frying chicken pieces.fry all these chicken pieces in batches till done.

Marinated chicken pieces.

Flip the sides and cook till all sides get cooked well.

Shallow fry till done .

In the remaining oil ,fry some curry leaves and garnish with fried chicken.

Serve hot with some chapati, fried rice etc.

Enjoy this tasty hot chicken fry with some chappathi, porotta, ghee rice etc.

DAL CURRY WITH DRUMSTICK LEAVES /MURINGAYILA PARIPPU CURRY IN PRESSURE COOKER

Super healthy dal curry which can be prepared with in 15 minutes .Here i have used drumstick leaves along with dal , to make even more healthier .Instead of this you  can use Methi leaves ,palak etc.This can be served along with some rice ,chapati etc.

INGREDIENTS

Masoor dal -1 cup

Drumstick leaves /muringayila – 1&1/2 cup (chopped)

turmeric powder-1/4th tsp

kasmiri chilli powder -1 tsp

Slitted green chillies -2

Minced garlic-4

Water-2 &1/2 cup

salt to taste.

 

For Seasoning

Oil-1 tbsp

cumin seeds-1 tsp

curry leaves -1 sprig

 

 

METHOD

Wash dal and drumstick leaves thoroughly.

Take a pressure cooker ,add dal, drumstick leaves ,green chillies ,garlic ,turmeric powder ,kashmiri chilli powder and water .

Pressure cook this  until we hear  3 whistles .

Switch off the flame ,once the steam goes off completely , open the  lid and add salt.

Adjust the consistency of the curry adding more water.

Bring this to boil.

For seasoning heat some oil in a pan ,add cumin seeds ,once it starts to crackle add curry leaves and pour it over the curry.

Serve hot with rice ,chapati etc.

 

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HOMEMADE CORIANDER POWDER

INGREDIENTS

CORIANDER SEEDS-1 K.G.

CURRY LEAVES-1&1/2 CUP

METHOD

  • Take a heavy bottom pan,add fresh coriander seeds and curry leaves.
  • Dry roast it until they become crisp and brown in colour.
  • Roast in a medium flame,Keep stirring continuously.Do not burn it.
  • It may take around 10 minutes.
  • Once they become aromatic ,allow this to cool down .
  • Using a blender jar make smooth fine powder.
  • Store this fresh coriander powder in an air tight container.
  • This will remain fresh for about 6 months.

STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE

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take all the ingredients in a heavy bottom pan

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Roasting it until it releases a nice aroma

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Let it cool down

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Dry grind using a blender jar.

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smooth and fine powder of coriander is ready !!!! Store it in an air tight container .

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SIMPLE KERALA RASAM /RASAM RECIPE WITHOUT RASAM POWDER

 

Today’s recipe is an instant kerala rasam which can be prepared  very quickly and a great combination for any type of vegetable stir fry or thoran .I  have not used rasam powder to prepare this instant south indian curry.Ingredients required to prepare this lip-smacking curry is as follow:

INGREDIENTS

TOMATO-2

GARLIC-8

TAMARIND -A SMALL PIECE SOAKED IN WATER.

GREEN CHILLIES2

TURMERIC POWDER-1/4 tsp

CHILLI POWDER-1 tsp

PEPPER POWDER-1 tsp

CORIANDER LEAVES

COCONUT OIL-1&1/2 TBSP

ASAFOETIDA/HING-1/2 TSP

MUSTARD SEEDS-1 TSP

JEERA/CUMINSEEDS- 1TSP

SALT

WATER

 

METHOD

  • Heat a pan  ,when it  becomes hot pour some oil  ,when the oil become hot add some mustard seeds ,splutter it .
  • Add some cumin seeds, when it’s colour slightly changes ,add finely chopped garlic and green chillies.
  • when it’s raw flavour and smell goes off add  chopped tomatoes, when tomatoes become mushy , add some masala.
  • Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, pepper powder and salt.
  • mix well.
  • Add tamarind water and adjust the consistency of the curry by adding enough water.
  • Allow this to boil for 2-3 minutes .
  • Finally sprinkle some asafoetida /hing which will really enhance the flavour of this curry.
  • Mix well.Finally garnish with some coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
  • Serve hot with some white rice, boiled rice etc.

 

NOTE:

  • Tamarind juice should be added carefully, tomato it  self has some sour  flavour.
  • Spice level can be adjusted according to your  taste preference.

 

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KERALA FISH CURRY WITH ROASTED COCONUT MASALA/VARUTHARACHA MEEN CURRY

 

Kerala style fish curry can be prepared in several ways.Fish curry with roasted coconut is one of the tastiest recipes i have ever tried.Mostly  i prepare fish curry by adding some freshly ground coconut paste along with some masala.This time i thought of preparing it  with some slight variation from my usual style,and ended up having a delicious and finger licking fish curry .

For making this curry ,here i have used Pomfret fish or Avoli what we say in Malayalam.This curry has a balancing flavour of spiciness and tanginess,and makes a good combination to have with rice.

Ingredients
fish-400gms
grated cococnut-1 cup
dry red chillies -5(kashmiri&normal)
shallots-5
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
chilli powder-1&1/2 tsp
coriander powder-1 tsp
tamarind-small piece
curry leaves
oil-2 tbsp
salt

 

For seasoning
oil-1 tbsp
finely chopped onion-1/2 piece

 

Method

  • Wash the fish pieces thoroughly and keep aside.
  • Take a pan add 2 tbsp of oil,when the oil get heated up add freshly grated coconut,shallots,cumin seeds,curry leaves,dry red chillies ,tamarind etc.
  • Saute it until coconut become golden in colour.
  • Add masalas,turmeric powder,chilli powder,coriander powder etc.Keep the flame very low at this time to prevent burning.Roast it for 1 minute.
  • Transfer the masala in to a plate and allow this to cool down.
  • In a blender jar add roasted coconut masala along with 1 cup of water,grind this until it becomes a smooth paste.
  • Take an earthen pot  pour this ground coconut masala ,add enough water for the gravy.allow this to boil.
  • Add salt.
  • Once the gravy starts to boil drop the fish pieces one by one .
  • Cover this up by  a lid and cook for 6-8 minutes in medium flame.
  • Gently mix this with  a spoon occasionally.
  • Do not over mix,fish pieces may break.
  • Sprinkle some salt if required.
  • Add some curry leaves.
  • When the fish pieces are cooked well,switch off the flame.
  • In a small kadai,heat 1 tbsp of oil,add finely chopped onions.
  • Fry this until golden brown and pour it over the curry.
  • Lip smacking varutharacha kerala fish curry will be ready to serve!!!!!!!!!

 

Note

  • Instead of pomfret we can use any other fish and prepare this curry.
  • Here i have used coconut oil to give authentic kerala fish curry flavor.

VERMICELLI PAYASAM/ SEMIYA KHEER/SEMIYA JAVVARISI PAYASAM/SEMIYA WITH SABUDANA KHEER

 

SEMIYA PAYASAM WITH SAGO RICE/VERMICELLI KHEER

Semiya paysam is one of the easiest and simplest payasam or kheer varieties  prepared during most of the festivals(onam /vishu) in kerala.Here i have included sabudana or sago rice along with the vermicelli ,which will make this payasam even more delicious and flavourful.

 

 

 

Ingredients

Milk-1 litre
Semiya/Vermicelli-1/2 cup
Sago rice/Javvarisi -1/4 cup
Condensed Milk-1/2 cup
Ghee-2 tsp
sugar-2&1/2 tbsp
cardamom powder -1 &1/2tsp(4 pods of cardamom powdered with 1 tsp of sugar)
cashew nuts-8-10
kisimis-12
water – 1 glass

Method

-Roast cashew nuts ,kismis and Vermicelli with ghee.
_cook sago rice separately with 2 cups of water.
-Boil milk and water, in heavy bottom pan.
-Add roasted vermicelli.cook for 3-4 minutes.
-Add ccoked sago rice, mix well .
-Add condensed milk and cardamom powder .
-Check taste and add sugar.
-Add roasted cashewnuts and kismis.
-Later if u feel the payasam has thickened, thin it out by adding some boiling water or milk.

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