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Neychoru/Ghee Rice

Neychoru/Ghee Rice
This rich fragrant ghee rice is a Malabar special. It is very simple yet exotic and perfect for any occasion. If you are in a time crunch or have sudden  guests and do not have much time to make an elaborate dinner or lunch, this recipe is perfect for you. This fragrant ghee rice may sound extremely simple , but will give you the feel of exotic eating experience. This is so versatile that it goes with any curry. But lets talk about the best combination. It is usually paired with a spicy chicken or mutton curry. It is usually made with a special rice called kaima rice but here I am using basmathi rice. Give this recipe a try, you will surely love it.

Ingredients
Basmathi Rice- 2 cups
Water- 2 1/2 cup
Cinnamon stick- 2 piece
Cloves-5
Cardamon- 3
Fennel seeds 1/2 tsp( optional)
Bay leaf-1
Star Aniseed- 2
Ghee- 2 tsp+ 2 tsp oil
Onion -1 medium thinly sliced
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp (optional)

For garnish
Thinly sliced onion- 1 medium
Cashew nuts- 15-18
Raisins -2 tbs

Chegodilu/Crispy Savory Snack

Chegodilu/Crispy Savory Snack
Chegodilu is a crunchy and delectable tea time snack. It is ring shaped crispy snack made with rice flour and flavored with cumin and sesame seeds.It is popular Andhra snack.

Ingredients
Rice flour- 1 1/2 cup
Water- 1 1/2 cup
Sesame seeds- 2-3 tbs
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Hing- 1/3 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

 Bring water to a boil. Heat 3 tbs of oil in a pan.

Mix in rice flour,salt,sesame seeds,cumin seeds, chilly powder and hing in a bowl. Pour over the hot oil and using a fork mix well and evenly distribute the oil. It should resemble wet sand.

Now pour over the boiling water and mix till the dough comes together.Close with a tight lid and allow it to cool down a  bit and then knead into a smooth dough. Cover with damp cloth and let it rest for ten minutes.

Take small golf sized balls and roll it into a cylinder and then like a rope. Pinch the two ends together to form a circle and keep aside covered with a damp cloth ( the rings s…

Strawberry Crepes

Strawberry Crepes
Crepes are classic French thin pancake that needs no introduction. It can be served as a dessert or as a special breakfast. Crepes are simple to make with basic ingredients like eggs and flour. Do you like crepes for breakfast or as a dessert?  Today's recipe is my kid's favorite is fresh cream and strawberry. My favorite is sweetened coconut and caramelized banana. What is your favorite filling?

Crepes have always been a fun breakfast option at home, and I have been ceremoniously making these on Sundays as a special treat for my family. Crepes are thin and light pancakes and there is a variety of filling, either sweet or savory. There are endless options when it comes to filling both sweet and savory. Try the savory crepes as a quick dinner option. You can use eggs, cheese, meat filling or mushroom to make a tasty savory crepe.

Crepes are easy to make and you can whip it up in minutes. I found the easiest way to make crepes is to put all in a blender and ble…

Chemmeen Achar/Prawns Pickle

Chemmeen Achar/Prawns Pickle
Today's recipe is a spicy and tongue tickling pickle made with prawns. Everyone has their own version of this delicious pickle. This is my mother's recipe and she has been pampering me with bottles of delicious home made prawns pickle.But when I run out of my stock of pickles I have no other option but to make it myself. I assure you it is a simple and quick recipe and can be preserved for months. It goes well with rice. Small varieties of fresh prawns is best for this  recipe. Try this,you will surely love it.
Ingredients
To marinate the prawns

Small or medium sized prawns- 1 1/2 lb
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp

For the masala
Ginger- 3 inch thick peice
Garlic- 2 whole
Green Chilly-6-8
Curry leaves- a few
( make all the above into a course mixture)
Garlic thinly sliced-5- 6 cloves
Mustard powder- 1 tsp
( slightly dry roast mustard and then powder it)
Chilly powder- 2 Tbs
Fenugreek powder- 1/2 tsp
Clove- 2-3
Hing- 1/…

Diamond Cuts ( Sweet Version)

Sweet Diamond Cuts 
Diamond cuts is a crispy deep fried tea time snack. It is cut into diamond shapes and is made with maida and eggs  and so is also called maida chips or as maida biscuits.There is both spicy and sweet version.This was one of my favorite snack when I was a kid have nostalgic memories of my grandmother and mom making this as onam palaharam.  My personal favorite is this the egg less sweet version but if you like the egg version beat in two egg while mixing the dough. You can dip it in sugar syrup or dust them with powdered sugar. It is a quick and yummy snack. It has the right amount of sweetness and a crispy bite that is super addictive. Try this recipe, you will surely love it.


Ingredients
Maida/All purpose flour- 2 cups
Butter- 2 tbs
Baking powder- a pinch
Salt- 1/3 tsp
Sugar- 3 tsp

For the syrup
Sugar- 1 cup
Cardamon- 5-6
Lemon juice-  a few drops.



Mix maida,sugar,baking powder and salt. Add room temperature butter and rub the flour with your hand so that mixt…

Fruit Custard

Fruit custard
Fruit custard is the quickest and delectable dessert that you can ever imagine and is a perfect summer treat.It is chilled light creamy custard sauce and with combination of fruits that you like.You can also add nuts to give an extra crunch.
Ingredients Milk-3 cup Custard powder ( vanilla flavored)- 2 1/2 tbs Sugar- 1/2 cup Mixed chopped fruits- Around 3 cups (Apple, Mango,Pineapple,Green Grapes, Red grapes,Strawberry,Blueberry)

Add 1/3 cup of warm milk and make a smooth paste of custard powder and keep aside. In a sauce pan bring milk to a boil and add sugar. When it dissolves slowly stir in the custard paste and continuously stir till the mixture thickens. Take off from heat and allow it to cool. Chill the custard for about two hours or till it is ready to be served. To serve add the chopped fruits in a serving dish and pour over the custard and slightly mix. Enjoy!
Try this Hope you will all enjoy.

Mutton Ularthiyathu

Mutton Ularthiyathu
Mutton ularthiyathu/olathiyathu is a Kerala style mutton dry fry is a favorite non-vegetarian dish in central Kerala,especially among the Christians.It is cooked meat that  stir fried with aromatic spices and seasoned with roasted coconut which gives an additional crunch. It goes well with rice or pathiri

Ingredients
To pressure cook

Mutton- 1/2 kg
Ginger- 1 inch thick
Garlic pods- 6-8
Green chilly-2
Onion- 1medium
Chilly powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder- 2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
salt to taste

To saute
Pearl onions/shallots- 1 cup
Sliced coconut- 1/2 cup
Finely minced ginger- 1 1/2  tbs
Finely minced garlic - 1 1/2 tbs
Pepper powder- 3/4 tsp
Garam masala- 1 tsp of fennel seeds/perumjeerakum
3-4 cloves, cinnamon stick- 1 inch piece
Curry leaves- a few
Oil - 2 tbs




Clean and cut mutton into cubes. Mince ginger,garlic,green chilly and onion using a mixer and keep aside.
Heat pressure cooker and add one tsp of oil , add the minced onion and garlic mixture and saute ti…
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