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Wednesday, 30 January, 2008

Kerala Fish Curry


Ingredients:


  1. 1 kg fish sliced

  2. 3 dsp. chilli powder

  3. 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

  4. 1/4 tsp. fenugreek powder

  5. 2 tablespoon oil

  6. 2 dsp. sliced shallots

  7. 1 inch ginger sliced

  8. 6 garlic flakes

  9. A few curry leaves

  10. 3 pieces of fish tamarind

  11. Salt to taste

  12. 1 tsp. mustard seeds

Method:



  • Soak and grind chilli powder, turmeric powder, fenugreek powder, shallots, ginger and garlic to a paste.

  • Heat oil and splutter the mustard seeds.

  • Roast the masala paste over slow fire.

  • Add 2 cups of water to the masala and let it boil.

  • Add the fish, curry leaves, tamarind and salt.

  • Let the fish curry simmer till the gravy is of the required consistency and the fish is cooked.

  • Serve it with rice.

Tuesday, 29 January, 2008

Beans and Carrot Thoren


Ingredients:


  1. 2 cups finely chopped beans

  2. 1 cup finely chopped carrot

  3. 2 dsp. oil

  4. 1/2 tsp. mustard

  5. 3 shallots finely sliced

  6. 2 green chillies finely chopped

  7. 1/2 cup finely grated coconut or 1/4 cup dessicated coconut

  8. 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

  9. 1/2 tsp. cumin powder

  10. salt to taste

  11. A few curry leaves

  12. 2 tblsp. water

Method:



  • Splutter the mustard seeds in hot oil.

  • Add the sliced shallots, curry leaves and chopped green chillies and saute until lightly brown.

  • Add the turmeric powder, cumin powder and the chopped beans and carrot.

  • Add water and coconut, mix, cover and cook on slow fire until the mixture is done and water is all absorbed.

  • Serve with rice.