May 05, 2013
With the jackfruit season round the corner,I can't keep myself away from preparing this very nostalgic dish.It's the summer vacation,the aroma of freshly ripe mangoes and the pretty nostalgic memories of seasonal dishes emerge from kitchen - I love to recollect and bring back here.This jackfruit seeds roasted in spices is something you can't resist..Absolutely delightful.Better enjoy with hot cuppa !
2 cups jackfruit seeds,peeled and sliced
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 - 1 cup water (depends with the seeds-some take time to cook)
salt as required
2 tsp oil
5-6 small garlic cloves,with skin
3 dry red chillies
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
2 sprig curry leaves
Bring together jackfruit seeds,turmeric powder,salt and water in a medium pan.Once boiled,close with the lid and cook in low fire till jackfruit seeds are cooked,not mushy.Switch off and keep.Meanwhile crush the shallots,dry chillies and garlic together.Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and curry leaves.Reduce the heat and add the crushed mixture.Roast stirring with a spoon till the raw smell disappears.Add the cooked jackfruit seeds along with water if any.Mix well and check salt.Roast till everything is blended well and jackfruit gets coated with the spices.Serve with rice or have with hot cuppa !
May 03, 2013
I don't have anything to boast about this simple onion fry.Roasted with coconut and chillies,it's one among the simple side dishes one can prepare for rice.And yes,this makes an easy lunchbox subject.
2 medium sized onions,chopped finely
3-4 tsp grated coconut
1 large green chilly,chopped
1 tsp oil, preferably coconut oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
Bring together chopped onion,grated coconut and chopped chillies in a bowl.Add salt to this and mix well with your hand.Keep it ready.In a small pan heat oil and splutter mustard seeds and curry leaves.Reduce the heat and add the onion mixture to this.Mix well and bring everything to centre to make a heap.Close with the lid and cook in lowest flame.After two minutes you may open and stir your thoran.The color will be light brown by now.Once more bring it to centre and keep closed.Cook for another two minutes.Open and check the seasoning.Switch off and serve with rice.
April 28, 2013
A simple fish recipe with a unique marinade.This grilled fish can make your lunch or party a special,memorable one.Do try.
1 kg seer fish,sliced thin
Oil (of your choice) as required
5-6 garlic cloves
1 tbsp fennel seeds / perumjeerakam
3 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp black pepper powder
Juice of one large lime
Bring together all the ingredients mentioned in the marinade section to the small bowl of mixer.Make a smooth paste.You may add little water if necessary.The marinade should be thick,but soft.Now spread the marinade over each individual piece and marinate for at least 2 hours.I have done this overnight in fridge so that it comes handy during grilling.Grill using any oil of your choice.Grill it using either an oven griller or grilling pan.Serve with sliced onion and lemon wedges.