Sunday, February 28, 2010

Beans & Potato Mezhukuperatti(Fry)

We all like beans in our family.........We always prefer mezhukkuperatti to thoran (both kerala tyle).My dad always make the best mezhukkuperatti 

  1. Beans-1 cup(cut into pieces)
  2. Potato-1 cup(cut into pieces)
  3. Red chilly flakes-2 tbsp
  4. Turmeric Powder-1tsp
  5. Shallots
  6. Garlic- 2  pods
  7. Salt
  8. Oil
Method Of Preparation
  • Cook Beans and potato adding salt and turmeric until they are cooked
  • Heat oil in  pan add shallots and garlic and saute till onions are soft
  • Add cooked beans and potato to this and saute for 3-4 mins
  • Add  redchilly flakes and saute for 2-3 mins 
  • Serve hot with rice.

Chicken Curry in Coconut Milk

  1. Chicken-1 lb
  2. Onion-1 big
  3. Ginger -2 tbsp
  4. Garlic-2-4 pods
  5. Green Chillies-4 
  6. Corainder Powder-1-11/2 tbsp
  7. Garam Masala-2 tbsp
  8. Chicken Masala-2 tbsp(optional)
  9. Chilly Powder-1 tsp(optional)
  10. Turmeric Powder-1 tbsp
  11. Tomato-2 nos
  12. Medium Thick Coconut Milk- 1-1/2 cup
  13. Thick Coconut Milk-1 Cup
  14. Curry Leaves
  15. Salt
  16. Oil
  17. Mustard
Method of Preparation
  • Marinate Chicken pieces with half of ginger,garlic,green chilly,half of corainder powder,half of garam masala,turmeric powder,chilly powder,chicken masala,curry leaves,salt and keep it aside for 20-30 mins in the fridge
  • Cook chicken pieces in medium thick coconut milk until chicken is tender
  • Heat oil in pan and splutter mustard,add onion,garlic,ginger ,green chillies and saute till onions are soft and tender
  • Add remaining corainder powder and garam masala and saute for 2-3 mins
  • Add chopped tomatoes and cook till tomatoes are soft
  • Add cooked chicken along with the gravy and mix well
  • Add thick coconut milk and cook for 5-7 mins
  • Server hot with rotis appam or rice!!!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Cherupayar Thoran


  1. Cherupayar(green gram)-1 cup
  2. Coconut Shredded-1/4 cup
  3. Dry Red Chillies-2 nos
  4. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  5. Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  6. Onion-1 (cut into small pieces)
  7. Garlic -2 pods
  8. Salt
  9. Water
  10. Curry Leaves
Method of Preparation
  • Cook green gram with salt and water in pressure cooker for 3 -4 whistles
  • Take a pan splutter mustard ,add Dry red chillies,Curry leaves saute for a minute
  • Add onion and garlic and saute till transparent and brown color 
  • Add Turmeric powder and chilly powder and saute for a minute
  • Add Coconut shredded and saute for a minute
  • Finally add Cooked Cherupayar(green gram) and cook for 5 -10 mins.
  • Serve with rice!

Nadan Chicken Fry


  1. Chicken(Cut into small pieces)-1 lb
  2. Vinegar-2 tbsp
  3. Chilly Powder-2 tsp
  4. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  5. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  6. Pepper Powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Corainder Powder-1 tsp
  8. Green Chilly-2-3 os
  9. Onion-1
  10. Red chilly flakes-2  tbsp
  11. Oil for frying
  12. Salt
  13. Curry  leaves
  • Wash and clean chicken and drain all the water
  • Make a paste of all the powders with vinegar and salt
  • Marinate chicken pieces with the paste and keep in the fridge for 1/2 hr- 1 hr
  • After an hour take a pan add small amount of oil and add chicken pieces into it and green chillies(split into two pieces) and curry leaves.
  • Cook covered for 10 mins
  • After that cook uncovered on medium flame for 15-20 mins or till chicken pieces becomes dark brown.
  • Finally add Sliced onion.
  • Serve hot with roti or rice!!!!