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Kadachakka Payasam

Kadachakka Payasam
Kadachakka/ breadfruit payasam is a quick dessert . You can make this with coconut milk and jaggery or with sugar.This is my mom's recipe. Here I have used sago pearls along with bread fruit to make this payasam. My mom some times makes it with small rice dumpling called kozhukatta.Give this recipe a try, you will surely love it.
Bread fruit sliced- 3 cup
Sago pearls/ chowari-1/2 cup
Thick coconut milk- 1 1/2 cup
Thin coconut milk- 3/4 cup
Powdered jaggery- 1 cup
(Adjust according to sweetness you prefer)
Water- 3/4 cup
Cardamom crushed- 5-6
Chukku/dry ginger powder- a pinch (optional)
Sliced coconut- 3 tbs
Raisins and cashew nuts- a few
Ghee- 2 tbs

To cook the sago boil 5-6 cups of water. Add the chowari and allow it to boil for two to three minutes, drain and add fresh batch of boiling water (again 5-6 cups) and continue cooking till it is clear and translucent.  Strain and run under cold running water and set aside.

In a heavy bottom pan b…

Chakkakuru Ularthiyathu/Jack fruit Seeds Stir-Fry

Chakkakuru Ularthiyathu/Jack fruit Seeds Stir-Fry

Chakkakuru ularthiyathu is a quick and yummy stir fry made with jack fruit seeds. Jack fruits is a common fruit in south India. It is seasonal fruit and is available this time of the year. Back home in Kerala mom used to save the jack fruit seeds to make curries and stir-fries. It is just like any other vegetable and is used to make oyichu curry or in aviyal or to make upperi.

Yellow edible plump bulbs are the fruit. Jack fruit seeds are nutritious just like the fruit. It is rich in protein, iron, vital minerals, and antioxidants. It is easy to add jack fruit seeds to your diet. Treat it like any other seeds and it is a yummy snack by itself. It can be baked or steamed. Chop them up to make stir-fries. This stir fry is tasty and spicy with the flavor of fennel seeds, curry leaves and coconut oil. It is a perfect side dish for rice

Cooking time 30 minutes
Recipe type- side dish- vegetarian
Cuisine- Kerala- Indian


Jathikka Achar/Nutmeg Fruit Pickle

Jathikka Achar
Today's recipe is a spicy and tasty pickle-Jathikka Achar.It is made with of nutmeg fruit/Jathikkathodu. This is a guest post .Today I am extremely delighted, to have as a guest,  my dear mother-in-law. She is wonderful cook and a big supporter of this blog from the beginning.  A few days backs we were discussing over phone about various recipes and she agreed to share this recipe.She made this pickle and clicked pictures . Thanks Ammachi for sending this recipe to share.

Nutmeg is a popular spice used in cooking and baking .The nutmeg fruit is the fleshy outer covering. It splits open when the nutmeg is ready for harvesting. The nutmeg seeds/kernel is  wrapped with a lacey red covering or aril (mace) which is also used as a spice. Both nutmeg and mace are extremely aromatic spices with a mildly sweet flavor.Nutmeg is rich in antioxidants and is used in traditional medicine to enhance digestion,as a pain reliever, anti depressant and also used for  skin care.Just l…

Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish

Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish
Cream cheese danish is one of my favorite pastry. It is quick and easy to make if you have store brought puff pastry sheets. Cream cheese with fresh fruit makes a delicious filling. But you can also make sauce or use jam filling.The flaky buttery puffs with creamy fruit filling is super delicious. Try this, you will surely love it.
Puff pastry sheet- 2
Cream cheese - 8 0z.
Powdered sugar- 3/4 cup
Fresh raspberries- 3/4 cup
(or any fruit jam)
Flour- 1 tbs
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Chopped nuts- 1 tbs
Egg white-1

Using a hand mixer whip cream cheese till soft and creamy. Add confectionery sugar and whip till well blended. Finally add vanilla essence and flour and whisk till it is creamy.Add raspberry and fold in. Refrigerate till ready to use.

Thaw puff pastry sheet according to package instructions. Pre heat oven to 375 degree F.
Spread the puff pastry on an ungreased baking sheet. Spread the filling towards the center of the dough leaving 3 inche…
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