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Karal Ularthiyathu/Mutton Liver Pepper Fry

Karal Ularthiyathu/Mutton Liver Pepper Fry
Spicy liver fry or masala tastes delicious.This recipe is liver/karal Ularthu, which is a kind of stir fry. The liver is cooked first and then stir fried with the masala.You can also make chicken or meat using the same recipe.Usually thin slices of coconut is added to the ularthu,but here I have used grated coconut.The star ingredients in this recipe is crushed chilly flakes  and pepper, which gives a nice spice kick. This goes well with rice and chapathi.



Ingredients

Goat liver  - 1/2 Kg
Shallots- 10-15
Ginger- 2  inch thick
Garlic-2-3
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
(or thinly sliced coconut- 3 tbs)
Pepper powder-1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Whole red chilly-5
(or according to spice tolerance)
Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves
Coconut oil
Salt to taste



Cut liver into small cubes. Rub with salt and turmeric powder and wash liver pieces thoroughly for at least three to four times. Drain out al…

Pandan Butter Mochi

Pandan Butter Mochi
Butter Mochi is a Hawaiian sweet snack/dessert, full of tropical flavors that you cannot resist.Butter mochi is the Hawaiian version of the Japanese sweet rice cake/mochi. This is a quick recipe with rice flour,coconut and butter. I added pandan paste and pistachios for extra flavor and color. The rice flour used in this recipe is Mochiko/sweet rice flour which you can find in any Asian grocery stores. In this recipe along with Mochiko I  added organic coconut flour which is optional. Butter mochi has a rich, chewy and buttery texture. Try this,you will surely love it.

Ingredients
Mochiko/Rice flour- 2 cups
Coconut flour- 1 1/2 cup
(above two combined or one box of mochiko- 16 oz)
Baking powder- 2 tsp
Sugar- 2 cups
Butter- 1 stick
Egg- 4
Milk- 2 cups
Coconut milk- 1 can/400 ml
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Pandan flavor paste- a few drops
Pistachios chopped- 3 tbs




Pre heat oven to 350 degree F.
In a large mixing bowl add melted butter and sugar and mix well.
Add egg an…

Bread Vada

Bread Vada
Bread vada can be made with left over bread, it is an instant vada. It is a yummy tea time snack and can be made in a jiffy.This recipe is inspired from Mrs. Vahchef YouTube Channel. It is soft and spongy in the inside and crispy outside. It is mildly spiced and flavored with pearl onions,ginger and curry leaves. Try this, you will surely love it.

Ingredients
Bread slices- 8
Rava/Sooji- 3 tbs
Rice flour- 2 tbs
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp (optional)
Asafoetida/Hing- a pinch
Yogurt -1/2 cup
Pearl Onions- 4-5
Ginger finely chopped- 1 inch thick
Curry leaves finely chopped- 1 spring
Green chilly  finely chopped- 3
salt to taste
Oil- 2 cup to fry


In a food processor pulse the bread till it becomes a course mixture. Transfer this into a bowl and add the rice flour,rava, salt, chilly powder and hing(asafoetida) and mix well.

Into this add the yogurt and mix. Adjust consistency by adding little water. Do not add too much water,just enough to moist the bread crumbs, so that it holds sha…

Kerala Beef Biryani

Kerala Beef Biryani
Biryani is a glorious one pot meal,satisfying and delicious. It is an exotic dish prepared and served on all festive occasions. The rice and meat is gently spiced and flavored with earthy spices. Biryani is a one pot meal, but not easy (of course there is a quicker pressure cooker version! ), as prepping and making a good biryani is time consuming. But once in a while I do crave for Biryani  as a weekend dinner. I have already shared a lot of Biryani recipes in this blog. Here's one more to the list- it is a Kerala style beef biryani. 


Ingredients
To cook rice
Kaima Rice- 3 cups
Ghee- 1 tsp
Fried onion- 2 tbs
Salt- to taste
Water- 6 cups
Cinnamon- 2 inch
clove- 4-5
Star Aniseed - 2
Green chilly -1
Chopped pineapple- 3 tbs
Mint leaves- a few

For the masala

Beef - 1 kg
Ghee- 3-4 tbs
Shallots- 1 cup
Green Chilly- 10
Ginger- 2 inch piece
Garlic pods- 8-10
Tomato-3 small
Carrot Cubed- 3/4 cup
Chopped coriander leaves and mint- 1 tbs
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Chilly…

Vietnamese Caramelized Fish with Basil

Vietnamese Caramelized Fish with Basil
Vietnamese Caramelized fish is very different from the fish recipes I have tried. This recipe is inspired from here and a recipe I found in a South Asian cook book. Both recipes call for fish sauce, but I am not a fan of fish sauce. So if you are like me use dark soy sauce or oyster sauce.  This is crispy fish in sticky sweet and savory sauce flavored with basil. The traditional recipe is braising the fish in clay pot.The recipe calls for catfish, but you can try with other thinly sliced fish.
Ingredients
Fish - 1 1/2 lb
Corn starch- 1 tsp
Ginger- thinly sliced- 2 tsp
Shallots sliced- 1/2 cup
Garlic- 3 pods
Green chilly-2
Basil leaves-a hand full
Dark brown sugar/palm sugar- 3 tbs
Fish sauce - 1 tsp
(I used dark soy sauce- 1 tsp)
Black pepper powder- 1 tsp
Red Curry paste- 1 tsp (optional)
Lemon grass powder- 1/4 tsp
Galangal powder- 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil as needed



Cut and clean the fish. Pat dry with a paper towel.Marinate with salt,pepp…

Capsicum Kadumanga

Capsicum Kadumanga
Kadumanga is indispensable in Kerala Sadhya. It is a spicy condiment made with green mangoes. Whenever we get raw mangoes I make a batch of Kadumanga which is a quick and instant mango pickle. Capsicum/bell pepper tastes yummy in pickles and has a unique flavor.This is not excessively spicy and makes a good accompaniment with rice. It can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.Try this you will surely love it.

Ingredients
Raw mango chopped- 3cup
Capsicum chopped- 2 cup
Asafoetida- 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek powder- 1/2 tsp
Ginger thinly sliced- 1 tsp (optional)
Garlic- 4-5 cloves
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp+ 1/2 tsp
Green chilly chopped- 4
Chilly powder- 2 1/2 tbs
(Or according to your spice tolerance)
Salt to taste
Gingerly oil- 1/3 cup
Curry leaves-2 springs
Hot water- 1/2 cup
Vinegar- 2 tbs (optional)




Wash and wipe the mangoes dry, remove skin and chop into small pieces. Mix in salt and keep aside for 2-3 hours.This will help to shed liquid from the mango. Do not discard th…
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