Sunday, June 26, 2016

Kozhuva Pepper Fry/Anchovies Pepper Fry



Kozhuva Pepper Fry/Anchovies Pepper Fry

Anchovies when fried are crispy and super tempting. This can be served with rice or as an appetizer. It  has the spicy kick of pepper and the flavor of curry leaves. You can use either green peppercorns or ground black pepper. Try this crispy and tasty fish fry, you will surely love it.

Ingredients
Kozhuva/ Anchovies- 1/2 lb
Egg white-1
Green pepper corns- 1 tbs
(or ground black pepper according to taste)
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Ginger- thin slice
Curry leaves - 2-3 springs
Coriander leaves- 3 tbs chopped
Corn starch- 2 tbs
salt and oil for frying
 

Make a fine paste of pepper corns, ginger,curry leaves and coriander leaves. Into  this add turmeric powder, egg white and corn starch and make a smooth batter.
Clean fish and marinate with this paste and set aside for five to ten minutes.
You can either deep fry or shallow fry the fish. This one above is shallow fried and will take 2-3 minutes on each sides. Fry till both sides are evenly fried and crispy.





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Hope you will all enjoy!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Chakkakuru Muringakka Thoran



Chakkakuru Muringakka Thoran

Today's recipe is yet another simple thoran that can be served with steamed rice. Jack fruit is a seasonal fruit in Kerala and there are several sweet and savory dishes prepared with jack fruit. Chakkakuru is jack fruit seeds and is used in curries and thoran/stir fry.Drumsticks/muringikka makes it more healthy and flavorful. Try this simple thoran, you will surely love it.

Ingredients
Chakkakuru/jack fruit seeds- 15-18
Drumstick- 4 nos
Shallots sliced- 5-6
(Or one onion- medium finely chopped)
Coconut grated- 3/4 cup
Green chilly-3-4
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder-1/3 tsp
Garlic - 2 pods
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves- 2 springs
salt to taste
Coconut oil- 2 tbs


Wash chakka kuru/jack fruit seeds. You can cook in a pressure cooker. Cook with one cup water and salt in medium flame for 6-8 minutes ( one whistle). When it cools down,gently peel off the top white skin and the bottom red skin. Cut into small pieces.
Lightly scrape the drumsticks, wash and cut into 2-3 inch pieces. You can cut each piece into half or give a small slit on one side.
Into a pot add cooked jack fruit seeds, cut drumsticks, slit green chilly, turmeric powder and salt to taste. Add half cup of water,cover and cook till the drumsticks is done. Take off the lid and allow the remaining water if any to evaporate.
In a food processor lightly crush coconut, cumin, red chilly powder( or red chilly)and garlic and keep aside.
In a separate pan add mustard seeds and when it splutters add chopped shallot/ onion and curry leaves. Add the cooked vegetable and the coconut mixture and saute for two to three minutes in high flames till it is completely dry.Serve with rice.


Try this,
Hope you will all enjoy!
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