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Cabbage Kadala Parippu Curry/ Cabbage Dal Curry

Cabbage Kadala Parippu Curry/ Cabbage Dal Curry Today's recipe is a healthy and simple dish that goes well with rice and chapati.It is a cabbage and lentil combo.Here I have used chana dal/kadala parippu. Ingredients Cabbage- 1/2 small sized cabbage Kadala Parippu/chana dal- 3/4 cup Green chilly-3-4 Ginger- thinly sliced- 1 inch thick Onion- thinly sliced-1/2 Tomato-1 medium Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp Salt to taste Chilly Powder- 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder- a pinch Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp Curry leaves - a few Crushed garlic- 2 pods Hing/Asafoetida- a pinch Soak chana dal/kadala parippu for about one hour and then pressure cook till three whistles. When the pressure is released mash it and make it soft. Into this add sliced and chopped cabbage,turmeric powder,green chilly,tomato,onion and salt  and cook till the cabbage and onions are is soft.(or you can pressure cook it for one more whistle) Heat two tsp of oil in a pan and ad

Chemmeen /Prawns Ularthiyathu

Chemmeen Ularthiyathu This recipe is for seafood lovers. It is a no fuss quick recipe for prawns. The recipe will definitely sound simple but there is no compromise to taste. It is spicy and little tart and the flavors are distinctive.The souring agent is kudampuli/gambooge which also imparts a unique flavor to the dish,but if it is not available you can substitute it by adding a teaspoon of vinegar   It is a perfect side dish for rice. Ingredients Prawns- 1 lb Chopped coconut piece- 1/2 cup Kudampuli/gambooge- 3-4 pieces Pearl onions chopped- 3/4 cup Ginger sliced- 1 inch thick Green chilly-2 Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp Chilly powder-  3/4 tsp Pepper powder- 1/3 tsp Fenugreek powder- a pinch Coriander powder- 1 1/3 tsp Mustard seeds- a few Curry leaves - a few Coconut oil- 3 tsp Salt to taste Cook the cleaned prawns along with coconut pieces, kudampuli, salt and turmeric. Add very little water and cook for two to three minutes. Reduce the flame and al

Kerala Style Fish Masala Roast

Kerala Style Fish Masala Roast Hello to all seafood lovers! Today's recipe is something that all fish lovers should try! It is lip-smacking delicious fish masala, aromatic and extremely flavorful. It is fried fish simmered in a spicy and delicious caramelized onion gravy. It has the sweet and tart flavor of tomatoes, with aromatic earthy spices and subtle peppery heat. If you like gravies with intense tomato flavor, then this fish masala is perfect for you.  Fish masala roast is a quick recipe and is perfect with any meaty fish- the best is kingfish and catfish. Salmon also works well with this type of gravy. Here I have used Indian mackerel/Ayala.  I have been making this curry for ages, but once in a while love to try variations of this classic Kerala seafood delicacy. You can experiment a lot with this recipe and find a flavor that suits your taste buds. If you do not have time to make the gravy then just shred the fried fish and stir fry with onions, ginger, and pe

Chocolate Mousse Cake With Ganache Frosting

Chocolate Mousse Cake With Ganache Frosting Chocolate mousse cake is a rich and decadent cake for all chocolate lovers. There is a general enthusiasm for chocolate treats, and it is an integral part of every happy occasion. For my son, dessert means chocolate, and he gets all excited when he sees the chocolate cake.  I made this cake for his birthday. Do you love chocolate cake?  Are you looking for a cake that is elegant and easy to put together? Then try this delicious cake, and it is surprisingly easy to make. It will top the list as the most favored chocolate desserts that you will love sharing with your family and friends. This chocolate mousse cake is light and not too sweet, but at the same time impressive. It is a perfect chocolate treat with chocolate cake, chocolate mousse filling, and ganache frosting. The cake layers are soft and moist, and the filling is delicious and rich chocolate mousse. The cake is elegant and good on its own with the mousse, but the gan

Paneer Butter Masala- Restaurant Style Paneer Makhani

Paneer Butter Masala- Restaurant Style Paneer Makhani Are you looking for a restaurant-style paneer butter masala? Then look no further.  Here is a quick recipe with simple steps that you can follow to make this delicious curry at home. It tastes exactly like the one at your favorite restaurant. Paneer butter masala is the quintessential dish for Indian parties and special occasions. The luscious and creamy sauce of butter masala is irresistible, and this delicious gravy and is versatile. You can add paneer, mixed vegetables, or make Butter Chicken . But for today's recipe, I am adding paneer, an Indian-style cottage cheese. Paneer is a good source of protein for vegetarians. Paneer butter masala has an exotic taste and is perfect for special occasions. It tastes divine with rotis, naan pulao/pilaf, or with simple steamed rice. So what is butter paneer or paneer butter masala?  It is a delicious curry with a rich flavor of butter. What makes butter masala gravy special is it

Pepper Mushroom Fry

Pepper Mushroom Fry Here is a quick  spicy pepper flavored  dish for mushroom lovers. I love mushrooms and this is the quickest recipe with very few ingredients.It is low in calorie and can be made spicy like any non vegetarian dish.You can also add bell peppers to this recipe.This dish can be perfectly paired with fried rice or chapatis. Ingredients Button Mushroom- 250 gms Shallots-6-7 tomato- 1/2 (optional) Ginger- 1 inch thick Garlic- 4-5 pods Green chilly-2 Whole black pepper- 1 1/3 tsp Soya sauce- 2 tsp Garam masala- 1/2 tsp Slightly roast one tsp of whole black pepper and powder it. Crush shallots, ginger, garlic and green chilly into a coarse  mixture. Clean mushroom and wipe the top with wet cloth and dry with paper towel. Cut it into half.In a pan add one tsp of oil and stir fry the mushrooms. Season with salt and half of pepper saute till the juice is reduced and the mushrooms change color to light brown.Remove this from the pan and keep aside. In the sa