Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Chicken Pepper Fry -Ramadan Special

1.Chicken  300 gms
2.Onion  75 gms
3.Curry leaves 5 gms
4.Salt to taste
5.Oil 20 ml
6.Garlic 10 gms
 1.Turmeric 2 gms
2.Chilly powder 5 gms
3.Pepper corns 10 gms
4.Cumin 3 gms
5.Ginger 5 gms  

Preparation Method

•Wash chicken pieces and cook in half a cup of water adding salt and the ground spices till tender.
•Fry chopped onion and curry leaves in oil till golden brown.
•Add the cooked chicken and fry for few minutes.

Another Method
•Boil the chicken pieces in salt and turmeric.
•Then fry onion and curry leaves and add the boiled chicken and
•Then the masalas and
•fry for few minutes

Kerala Beef Fry recipe -Ramadan Special

1.Beef -1kg
2.onions -2medium(sliced)
3.green chillies -6-8
4.ginger -1 chopped
5.coriander pwdr -2tsp
6.Garlic -8 pods
7.Tomatoes -2chopped
8.Cinnamon -1
9.Cloves -5
11.Perunjeerakam 4 tsp
12.Blackpeppercorns 20
13.turmeric pwdr 1/2 tsp
14.pepper pwdr 1/2 tsp

Preparation Method
Mix meat with all ingredients except cardomom, cloves, pepper corns & perunjeerakam.
•Grind the above 4 spices to a masala.
•Now cook the beef with the ground masala & salt in a pressure cooker till cooked(appr. 15 min.) around 80% cooked.
•Heat the oil & splutter mustard seeds &add the chopped onions & saute & then the coconut peices & curry leaves till light brown.
•Now add the meat &cook till gravy is dry & dark brown  

Ramadan special -Beef Ularthiyathu

1.Beef (trimmed) ½ kg
2.Red chilli powder ¾ spoon
3.Coriander powder 1 tsp
4.Turmeric powder ½ tsp
5.Pepper powder ¼ tsp
6.Cummins (Jeera) 1 pinch
7.Cinnamon 2 pinch
8.Cloves 3-4
9.Cardamom 2
10.Shallots (sliced) 100 g
11.Garlic (flakes) 1 big clove
12.Ginger 1 piece
13.Curry leaves 2 sprigs
14.Coconut (cut into small pieces) 100 g
15.Vinegar ½ tsp
16.Salt to taste
17.Coconut oil 50 ml
18.Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Preparation Method
Grind all spices together into a fine paste.
•Marinate beef with the spice paste and keep aside.
•Add ginger, garlic, shallots, curry leaves, coconut, vinegar and salt to the marinated meat and mix thoroughly.
•Cook meat on a slow fire till tender.
•Temper beef with coconut oil, mustard seed, curry leaves, shallots and crushed garlic.
•Serve hot.

Nombu Kanji - Ramadan special Recipe

Ingredients for Nombu Kanji 
  •   Lamb or beef(minced) – ½ cup
  •  Broken rice – 2 small cups  (soaked in water and later drained)
  •  Green gram(Cheruparipppu) – ½ cup  (soaked in water and later drained)
  •  Vegetables(chopped) – 1 cup
  •  Onion(medium) – 2 nos  (thinly sliced)
  •  Tomato(medium) – 1 no  (finely chopped)
  •  Green chillies – 2 - 3 nos
  •  Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp
  •  Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  •  Chilly powder – 1 tsp
  •  Cumin seeds(Jeerakam) – ½ tsp
  •  Coconut – ½ no
  •  Cinnamon(Karugapatta) sticks – 1 – 2 nos
  •  Cloves(Grambu) – 3 - 4 nos
  •  Salt – As reqd
  •  Coriander leaves(chopped) – A little
  •  Mint leaves – A few
  •  Ghee/oil – 1 – 2 tbsp
Preparation Method of Nombu Kanji - Ramzan special Recipe
1)Heat oil or ghee in a pressure cooker.
2)Splutter cumin seeds followed by cinnamon sticks and cloves.
3)Add onion and green chillies and sauté till the onions turn light brown.
4)Add the meat and sauté again till it too turns light brown.
5)Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté till you get rid of the raw smell.
6)Add tomato and sauté well till it gets blended well.
7)Add turmeric powder and chilly powder and stir well.
8)Add the vegetables, mix well and sauté for a while.
9)Add green gram and broken rice and mix well.
10)Fry the rice and dhal for a while. 
11)Add about 4 cups of water and mix well again.
12)Add salt and mix well.
13)Pressure cook for 5 –10 mins or till done.
14)Add thick coconut milk and mix well, if more water is reqd.:- Serve hot or warm.