Category Archives: kerala recepies

Chicken Peratiyadh / Roast

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Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 45 mins

Serves: 5 to 6

INGREDIENTS : 

  • Chicken: 500 gms
  • Onions: 2 chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste: 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder: 2 tsp
  • Pepper powder: 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder: 1 tsp
  • Garam masala: 1 tsp
  • Chicken masala: 2 tsp
  • Salt: for taste
  • Coriander leaves: for garnishing
  • Oil

PREPARATION: 

  • Marinate chicken pieces along with all the dry spice powders and keep it for 10 mins.
  • Put this marinated chicken pieces in pressure cooker with little water and cook for 2 to 3 whistles.
  • Remove and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok, add onions and little salt and saute until it turns golden brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 to 3 mins.
  • Now add the cooked chicken to this and mix well.
  • Cook for another 5 minutes till the gravy thickens and garnish with coriander leaves.

Crab Roast

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Preparation time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 30 mins

Serves: 5 to 6

INGREDIENTS: 

  • Crab : 500 gms
  • Onions: 2 chopped
  • Tomatoes: 1 chopped
  • Ginger: 1 tsp crushed
  • Garlic: 1 tsp crushed
  • Green chilli : 2 crushed
  • Grated coconut: 1 cup
  • Salt: for taste
  • Curry leaves: few
  • Coconut oil : 2 tbsp

For masala paste: 

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder: 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper powder: 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder: 1 tsp
  • Shallots: 5 to 6 nos.
  • Garlic cloves: 2 to 3
  • Ginger: a small piece

PREPARATION:

  • For masala paste, grind all the ingredients listed under masala into a smooth consistency.
  • Heat oil in a clay pot , add crushed ginger , garlic, green chilli and curry leaves.

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  • Saute for a minute and add onions with little salt .
  • Saute onions until it turns golden brown.

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  • Add the ground masala paste and little water and mix well.

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  • Add tomatoes and cook until it turns mushy.

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  • Now add the cleaned crab pieces into it and mix well.

 

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  • Close and cook for 5 mins.

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  • Remove the lid and add grated coconut ( blend it just once coarsely in grinder before adding).
  • Mix well and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with curry leaves and serve.

Egg Puffs

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A common snack in Kerala, the egg puff is one of several “puff” type popover with spicy fillings.

It is a small pie consisting of spicy filling with veggies and egg in a deep-fried or baked pastry shell. The filling is quite thick to prevent it from oozing out of the snack.

Preparation Time: 30 mins

Cooking time : 20 mins

Makes: 10 nos.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Boiled eggs: 5
  • Onions: 3 vertically chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste: 2 tsp
  • Refined flour: 1 bowl
  • Wheat flour: 3 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder: 1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder: 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder: 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder: 1 tbsp
  • Salt: for taste
  • Tomato ketchup: 1 tbsp
  • Oil : for deep frying

PREPARATION:

  • Hard boil eggs , remove the shell and cut it into halves and keep aside.
  • For puff  covering, knead together refined flour/ maida , wheat flour salt and water.keep it for 5 minutes.
  • Roll it into big round size, cut the edges and make it into a square shape sheet.
  • Fold all four corners into the centre as shown below.

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  • Now to make filling; heat oil in a wok, add onions and saute for 3 to 4 min till it becomes golden brown. Add salt and mix.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute well.
  • Now add all the dry spice powders, tomato ketchup and little water so that the spices blend well.

 

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  • For the puff , add 1 spoon filling in the centre of rolled puff sheet and place a piece of egg and close it from all sides.

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  • Deep fry it and serve with tomato ketchup.

Note:

  • Readymade puff sheets can be used.
  • You can bake it if you are health consious and dont want deep fry.

Egg Roast

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This recepie is a blend of all the spices, a typical southindian cuisine. It can be served with rotis, rice , dosa etc.

Preparation time : 10 mins

Cooking time : 10 mins

Serves: 2 to 3

INGREDIENTS :

  • Boiled Eggs: 2
  • Onion : 1 finely chopped
  • Tomato : 1 finely chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste: 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder: 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder: 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder: 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder: 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds : 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
  • Salt: for taste
  • curry leaves: few
  • coriander leaves : few chopped
  • Coconut oil : 1 tbsp

PREPARATION:

  • Boil eggs for 10 mins. Peel and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok.Add fennel seeds and mustard seeds ,curry leaves , let it splutter.
  • Add onions and saute till it becomes slightly golden brown , add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes.
  • Add tomatoes and stir till it becomes mushy.
  • Add all the dry spice powders and mix well. Sprinkle little water so that the spices blend well.
  • Add eggs cut into half pieces and little water and mix without  breaking the egg pieces.
  • Cook for 5 mins, garnish with coriander leaves.

Squid Masala

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Preparation time: 15 mins

Cooking time : 30 mins

Serves: 4 to 5

INGREDIENTS:

  • Squid : 1/2 kg
  • Onions: 2 chopped vertically
  • Tomatoes: 2 roughly chopped
  • Green chillies : 2
  • Ginger: 1 tsp finely chopped
  • Garlic: 6 cloves crushed
  • Curry leaves: few
  • Red chilli powder: 2 tbsp
  • Pepper powder: 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder: 3/4 tsp
  • Fennel seeds: 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
  • Coconut oil
  • Salt: for taste

PREPARATION:

  • Clean squid properly and cut it into small rings.
  • Marinate it with chilli powder, pepper powder,turmeric powder,salt,curry leaves and coconut oil. Keep aside for 10 mins.
  • Deep fry the squid until it gets half cooked.
  • Heat oil in a wok, add mustard seeds,let it splutter then add fennel seeds,green chillies ,ginger and garlic.Saute for a minute.
  • Add onions and little salt and saute until it turns golden brown.
  • Add tomatoes and saute until it turns mushy.
  • Add all dry spice powders,sprinkle little water and mix well.
  • Now add fried squid to this ,mix well.
  • Add 1/4 cup of water and close and cook for 15 mins.
  • Garnish it with curry leaves.

Parippu Rasam

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Preparation time : 10 mins

Cooking time: 15 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • Toor dal / sambar dal : 1/2 cup
  • Tomatoes : 2 chopped med. Size
  • Onion : 1/2 finely chopped
  • Drumsticks : 7 to 8 pieces chopped
  • Coriander leaves : 1 tsp finely chopped
  • Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves: 1 sprig
  • Dry red chillies : 2
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder : 1 tsp
  • Rasam powder: 1 tsp
  • Black pepper corns : 1 tsp crushed
  • Salt : for taste
  • Oil

PREPARATION:

  • Soak dal for 15 mins.
  • Add dal, tomatoes,drumsticks,green chillies ,chilli powder,turmeric powder,black pepper corn,rasam powder ,salt and little water in a pressure cooker and cook till 3 to 4 whistles.
  • Dal should be completely cooked.
  • Now heat little oil in a kadai add mustard seeds ,let it splutter.
  • Add finely chopped onions,curry leaves and dry red chilli. Saute for a minute.
  • Pour this on to the cooked rasam and mix well.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve with rice.

 

Kerala Chicken Masala

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This recepie is a blend of spicy,tangy and sweet . A perfect side dish for rice or parotta/ roti.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 to 35 minutes

Serves: 8 to 10

INGREDIENTS:

  • Chicken: 1 kg
  • Onions: 6 medium size verticaly chopped
  • Tomatoes:2 chopped
  • Coriander leaves: 1/2cup
  • Ginger garlic paste:1 tbsp
  • Green chillies:3
  • Cashews:1/4 cup
  • Chilli powder:3 tsp
  • Turmeric powder:1/2tsp
  • Pepper powder:2 tsp
  • Coriander powder:2 tsp
  • Chicken masala powder: 1 tbsp
  • Salt: for taste
  • Coconut oil

PREPARATION:

  • Marinate chicken with all dry spice powders,salt,ginger garlic paste for 30 mins.
  • Deep fry the chicken pieces until its 3/4th cooked.
  • Heat oil in a wok,add coconut oil .
  • Add onions and saute until it turns golden brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  • Grind tomato and coriander leaves and make a smooth paste.. add this to onion.
  • Saute for 2 to 3 mins.
  • Add 1/2 tsp of each spice powders.You can add according to ur taste too.
  • Now add little water and mix well.
  • Add the fried chicken pieces and combine well.
  • Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Take a small bowl of warm water and soak cashews for 2 mins and grind it to a smooth paste.
  • Add this to the chicken pieces .
  • Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add 1 tsp of lime juice and garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.
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