Tomatto Rasam(Kerala Style)

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INGREDIENTS

1. Tomato (Medium Sized) – 1+1/2
2. Dal (Sambar Parippu) – 1/4 cup optional
3. Garlic pods – 3 nos
4. Coriander Leaves/Cilantro (Malli yilla) – A few
5.Tamarind Extract / Paste – 1tsp
6. Green Chilly – 2 nos
7.Chopped Onion – 3 tbsp
8.Salt – As required
9.Water – 4 cups

Powders
10. Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
11. Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
12. Coriander Powder – 2 tbsp
13. Asafetida – 4 pinch
14. Cumin Powder – 1/4 tsp

Garnishing/ Flavoring
15. Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
16. Dry Red Chillies – 2
17. Fenugreek Seeds – 1/4 tsp
18 .Pepper Corns – 1/2 tsp
19. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
20. Asafetida – 4 pinch
21.Garlic Pods – 3 nos

METHOD

1. Cook the dal in a pressure pan sprinkle little bit of asafetida along with it.
2. Add Chopped garlic, chopped Onion, chopped Green chillies and chopped tomatoes and Cilantro into the cooked dal and add 3 cups of water .
3. Add turmeric, chilly powder ,cumin powder and coriander powder and allow it to reduce for 5 to 10 minutes.
4. Add Tamarind pulp and water adjust sourness with salt.
5. Bring it to a boil and Keep it on low flame for about 30 mins until the tomatoes gets mashed up.
6. Heat 2 tbsp of butter/oil in a thick bottom pan.
7. Crackle Mustard seeds, Fenugreek Seeds and dry red chillies,
8. Add the Crushed cumin seeds, Garlic and Pepper corns ,curry leaves, asafetida and turmeric powder .
8. Add the fried mixture to the rasam and allow it to boil for 10 more minutes.
9. Serve it hot.

:- Take 1 tsp of the Tamarind Paste or extract and dissolve it in quarter glass of water. You may add more Tamarind extract if you like the sour taste.I used only very less sourness.

:- Rasam powder is a mixture of coriander powder, chilly powder, cumin powder, fenugreek and asafetida. It is readily available in the market.

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Kiran Mary

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Mullaku Bajji

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INGREDIENTS

Big Pepper (Capsicum/ Valiya Mulaku) – 5 nos
All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 5 tbsp
Baking Powder – 3 pinch
Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp
Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala – 1/4 tsp
Ginger/Garlic Paste – 1/4 tsp
Soy Sauce – 1 tsp
Water – As required for getting a semi thick batter.
Oil – as required for deep frying
Salt – to taste

METHOD

1) Wash and Clean the capsicums. Dont slice it into pieces.

2) Seave Maida,baking powder together in another pan, add chilly powder,pepper powder,Garam Masala Powder,Ginger/Garlic Paste,soy sauce,salt along with water.

3) Stir well to form a semi thick batter.

4) Dip the Capsicum into batter and deep fry the pieces in oil.

5) Allow it to fry till it turns Golden Colour.

:- Serve it Hot along with chilly chutney (Chilly +salt +oil +Shallot +tamarind).

Recipe By
Kiran Mary

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Easy Apple Jam

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apple jam

Easy apple jam recipe

INGREDIENTS

1) Apples cleaned & Sliced – 2 kg
2) Lemon Juice – 3 tsp
3) Sugar – 1 1/5 kg
4) Ghee – 4 tbsp
5) Cinnamon (optional) – 1 tbsp
6) Orange/Red Colour (optional) – 3 or 4 drops

METHOD

1) Wash, clean and chop apples and put them in the water with 2 tsp of lemon juice.

2) Grind the sliced apples into a fine paste.

3) Pour 1/2 kilogram of sugar and half ghee into the apple paste and cook them till apple softens.

4) Pour rest of the sugar and ghee in boiling apple mix and cook it for 10 minutes more.

5) Add the rest lemon juice, colour and stir until we get a thick consistency.Add cinnamon into it and remove them from the heat.

6) Allow it to cool for about 15 to 30mins.Pour warm jam into a clean and sterlized jam jars.

:- Dont add water to it.

:- Serve it with Bread,Bagels etc.

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Kiran Mary

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Chicken Teriyaki

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chicken teriyaki

INGREDIENTS

Boneless Chicken Pieces – 1 lb
(3/4 inch thick)
Cornstarch – 2 tsp
Teriyaki Marinade sauce – 6 tbsp
Brown sugar – 5 tbsp
can add more if u need the dish to be more sweet
Garlic/Garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
Grated Apple – 3 tbsp
Pepper Powder – 1 tsp
Grape/Cherry wine (Red Wine) – 1/4 cup
Salt – to taste
Oil – 1 tsp

How to Marinate the chicken Pieces?

Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
Ginger/Garlic Paste – 1/2 tsp
Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt – to taste

Mix the Chicken Pieces with all the ingredients well and Keep it in the refrigerator for about 1/2 hr to 1 hr. It will be more tasty if it is kept for more than 1 hr.It depends on your available time.

METHOD

1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cornstarch, teriyaki sauce, brown sugar and ginger/garlic paste,sugar. Mix thoroughly.

2. Boil the mixture in a saucepan and stir it well till the sauce gets thicken. Add wine and stir it again and add the grated apple pieces and pepper powder.meat. Cook until mixture boils and thickens, stirring frequently. Allow it to cool.

3. In a large skillet or frying pan, over medium/high heat, pour oil and saute the Chicken Pieces until browned and juices evaporate.Fry the Chicken Pieces well until it is soft and tender.

4. Add half of the cooked sauce to fried Chicken Pieces and cook it till the Chicken Pieces gets a nice glazing to it.

5. Pour some more sauce on the cooked pieces and serve it hot.

:- Teriyaki – Teri + Yaki means Glazed Beef/Chicken.
:- Teri means grilled or fried Chicken or Beef.
:- Yaki means glazed.

Note :- U can add Sugar or Brown Sugar to increase the sweetness.Keep on tasting the sauce to check the sweetness.You can even add 1/4 tsp of chilly powder to get ur dish a little hot.
:- Better to fry the Chicken pieces with out oil, by turning it to both sides and fry it equally.

Recipe By
Kiran Mary.

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Crab Masala

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crabmasala512

INGREDIENTS

1) Crabs(Njandu) or Crab Meat – 1/2 kg
(cleaned with shells on)
2) Garlic pods(minced) – 3 nos
3) Ginger(minced) – 1/2″ piece
4) Green chillies(slit) – 5 nos
5) Onion – 2 nos
6) Tomato(chopped) – 1 no
7) Shallots(Kunjulli) – 5 nos
(finely chopped)
8) Dry red chilly – 1 no
9) Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
10) Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
11) Chilly powder – 2+1/2 tsp
12) Salt – As reqd
13) Veg oil – 1 tbsp
14) Water – 1 Cup
15) Coriander leaves(chopped) – A small bunch
17) Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup
18) Coriander powder –
19) Cardamom – 2
20) Cinnamon – 1 or 2 small pieces
21) Cloves – 2 nos

METHOD

1) Clean the crab or u can even use the crab chunks or crab meat.

2) Grind the masala into a fine paste,Coconut,Cilantro,Green chillies, pepper,ginger, garlic,1 or 2 Shallots,Corriander Powder, 1/4 tsp of garam masala powder.

3) Heat oil in a pot. Add the Cardamom,cinnamon and Cloves.

4) Add Sliced Onions allow it to turn soft and transparent, add red chilly and shallots cook for 30 seconds.

5)Add turmeric powder and Chilly powder cook for 2 minutes.

6)Add the masala paste and allow it to cook until the raw taste goes off.

7)Add the uncooked crabs mix it well with the masalas allow it cook for about 5 mins.

7)Add the chopped tomatoes mix well.

8)Add salt to taste and water . Cook on low heat for 30 minutes, until the crab is cooked.

9)Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

:- Crab Masala is ready.

:- Serve Crab Masala hot with rice.

Recipe By
Kiran Mary.

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Hot & Spicy Sesame Lamb

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sesame lamb512

INGREDIENTS

Lamb – 350 gm
Onion – 2 nos
Sesame Seeds – 2 tsps
Garlic pods – 5 nos
Ginger/Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
Green chillies – 3 nos
(chopped)
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Red chilly powder – 2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 2 pinch
Garam Masala – 1/4 tsp
Chicken Masala – 1/4 tsp
or Maggi Cubes – 1 no
Meat Masala – 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Tomato(medium) – 1 nos
Kasoori methi – 2 tsp
Lemon Juice – 1 tsp

Oil – 3 tbsp
Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt – As reqd

METHOD

1)Wash the Lamb cut pieces and keep it aside for draining.

2) Marinate the cut pieces with Lemon juice, salt, 1 tsp of red chilly powder, 1/4 tsp of garam masala , 1/4 tsp Ginger/Garlic paste and keep it aside for about 30 mins.

3)Heat oil in the pan. Fry the Marinated Lamb pieces for about 10 to 15 mins and allow it to turn brown and soft.

4)Heat oil in a Pressure Cooker.Add onions, green chillies, ginger and garlic paste.

5)Fry onions till it turns yellowish brown.

6)Add Sesame seeds,tomatoes and fry it properly.

7)Add red chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander and cumin seeds powder,Chicken Masala powder, Meat Masala Powder,garam masala powder, pepper powder and salt .Stir it well and allow it to cook for 2 minutes

8) Add the fried meat pieces into the mixture.

9) Stir the meat along with masala and cover the pan and let it cook till it is soft. (it will cooked nicely within 1 or 2 whistle, dont over cook the meat)

10) When it is cooked nicely , add kasoori methi to get the nice flavour.

11)Garnish with sesame seeds.

:- This Dish will go fine with Rice,Fried Rice,Appam, Chappathi, etc.

Recipe By
Kiran Mary

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