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Shark (Sura) Puttu

  • Shark (Sura) fish pieces 500g
  • Onion cut into thin pieces 1 cup
  • Green chili 3 no & ginger 1″- cut into thin slices
  • Mustard seeds, split urad dhal each 1 tsp
  • Red chili 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Pepper -coarsely crushed- 1 tsp
  • coconut scrapping 1/4 cup
  • Gingelly oil -4 tbsp
  • Curry leaves, coriander leaves
  • Salt

Procedure:

  1. Wash the fish pieces. Bring water to boil, add 1 tsp turmeric powder, add fish and boil for 2 minutes. Remove the fish, allow it to cool, remove the skin. Knead the cooked fish into small pieces and remove the bones.
  2. Heat 2 tsp of oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds, urad dhal, curry leaves, onion pieces, green chili and ginger pieces till they turn light brown.
  3. Add chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and saute for 2 min.
  4. Add the fish and turn frequently to mix and cook well in slow fire for 3 min.
  5. Add coconut scrapings, coriander leaves and remove from heat.
Tags: ,  Non-Vegetarian
Category: Non-Vegetarian

Shark Fish (Sura meen) Kulambu

Ingredients:

  • Fish 500 grams (1 lb)-Preferred fish: Shark (Sura)
  • Onion 2 cut into thick pieces
  • Tomato 1 thinly sliced
  • Tamarind paste 2 tsp
  • Red chili powder 3 tsp
  • Coriander powder 4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Garlic gloves-crushed-10 no
  • Pepper -coarsely crushed- 2 tsp
  • Gingelly oil -4 tbsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt

Procedure:

  1. Wash the fish pieces. Bring water to boil, add 1 tsp turmeric powder, add fish and boil for 2 minutes. Remove the fish, allow it to cool, remove the skin.
  2. Soak the tamarind in water and extract the juice. If you are using tamarind paste just dissolve it in water
  3. Add chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt to the tamarind juice and add more water if needed to get the desired quantity of kulambu.
  4. Heat 2 tsp of oil in a kadai and add onion pieces.
  5. After frying the onion for a minute add the tomato and fry till golden brown
  6. Add the tamarind mix from step 3 and let boil for 7 minutes or till the raw chili powder smell is gone.
  7. In a kadai heat 2 tsp oil, add crushed garlic and roast for 30 sec, add pepper and fry for 10 sec, add curry leaves. Add the kulambu mix in step 6, add fish slices and boil for another 3 minutes.

Ragi Porridge – Kelvaraug Koozh

Ingredients:

  • Ragi Powder – 1 cup
  • Salt, Curd, Small Onion, cooked rice – as required

Procedure:

  1. Add 1 cup of water to 1 cup of ragi powder, mix well, cover it and ferment for 12 hours
  2. Bring to boil 2 cups of water in a thick-bottom vessel
  3. Add a handful of cooked rice, if available
  4. Mix well the fermented ragi and add it slowly to boiling water, with constant stirring
  5.  Cook on slow fire for 5 minutes, with constant stirring
  6. Remove from flame, allow it to cool, pour water to cover the porridge and ferment it for another 12 hours
  7. Take the required quantity, add curd and salt to taste
  8. Mix well and drink with any side ie. pickle, small onion or garlic kulambu, roasted sour chili

Curry leaves, pepper, jeera powder to reduce burping, acidity and indigestion

Ingredients:

  • Curry leaves, cleaned  –  4 cup
  • Pepper corn –  half cup
  • Jeera – half cup
  • Asafoetida – 1 cm cube / 1 tsp powder
  • Salt to taste

Procedure:

  1. Heat kadai, when hot add pepper corn and roast in medium flame, till it splutters and emanates smell. Remove from heat and keepa side to cool.
  2. Roast jeera and roast in medium flame, till it splutters and emanates smell. Remove from heat and keep aside to cool.
  3. Roast curry leaves till they dry well and become crispy. The leaves will crumble when you pinch them.
  4. Roast asafoetida piece with a few drops of gingelly/Sesame oil, dry roast for 1 m in case of powder.
  5. When the above are cool, add salt to taste,  powder them in a mixie and store in an air-tight container.
  6. While eating rice, mix  1 tbs of Curry leaves mix with 1 tsp of gingelly oil/ghee, and eat a few mouthful of rice at the start. Use the above mix as a side for idli or dosa as to reduce burping, acidity and indigestion. Use this method twice a day for one month, and once a day afterwards.

Coriander Coffee

Ingredients:

  • Coriander Seeds  – 2 cup
  • Dried Ginger (Sukku)-2″

Procedure:

  1. Roast Coriander seeds, in a kadai, in medium flame, till smell emanates.
  2. Crush dried ginger and roast in a kadai for 1 min.
  3. Allow both to cool.
  4. Grind coarsely roasted ginger, add roasted coriander seeds and grind coarsely.
  5. Store in a air-tight container.
  6. Heat one cup of water to boil, add 1 tbs of coriander mix, boil in medium flame for 4 to 5 min.
  7. Strain the clear coffee, add 1 tbs of milk, 1 tsp of palm/brown sugar and drink warm coffee to reduce burping, acidity, heart-burn, improve digestive power.
  8. Avoid Coffee or Tea while you have digestive related issues.

Coconut Burfi-Easy Deepavali sweets

Ingredients:

  • Grated Coconut  – 1 cup
  • Sugar-2 cup
  • Ghee- 1/2 cup
  • Fried cashews – 5 no- broken into smaller pieces
  • Powdered cardamom – 2 pinches

Procedure:

  1. Take sugar in a kadai, add only enough water to cover the sugar, heat in medium flame to get 2-string consistency of sugar syrup.
  2. Add grated coconut and stir continually, add  the ghee and mix well.
  3. Continue heating till it leaves the pan without sticking. Sprinkle cardamom powder and  fried cashews and remove from heat.
  4. Spread the mix evenly on a greased tray/plate and cut them into diamond pieces.

Maida Diamond cut sweets- Easy Deepavali Sweets

Ingredients:

  • Maida – 1 cup
  • Rice flour-1/4 cup
  • Curd -1/4 cup
  • Sugar-1 cup
  • Ghee- 2 tbs
  • Oil for frying

Procedure:

  1. Sieve maida and rice flour, add 1 tbs ghee and mix well.
  2. Add adequate curd in small quantities, knead it into a thick paste and leave it for 10 minutes.
  3. Make 1-2 mm thick pooris and cut them into diamond shaped pieces. Arrange individual pieces carefully in a plate.
  4. Heat oil in a kadai and fry them, in small numbers at a time, till golden brown in color.
  5. Pour sugar in a  wide-mouthed kadai, add only enough water to cover the sugar, and heat it to get one string consistency.
  6. Add the diamond cuts into the sugar syrup and mix gently.

Badar Bheni – Sirotti- Easy Deepavali Sweets

Ingredients:

  • Maida – 1 cup
  • Sugar-1 cup
  • Rice flour-2 tbs
  • Ghee- 2 tbs
  • Cardamom – 1 no

Procedure:

  1. Sieve maida, add 1 tbs ghee and mix well.
  2. Add adequate water and knead it into a thick paste to make 2 mm thick rotis and leave it for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat 1 tbs ghee in a kadai till it melts and remove from heat.
  4. Add rice flour to the hot ghee and mix well.
  5. Make 6″-diameter maida rotis.
  6. Spread rice flour paste thinly and evenly on the top of one roti.
  7. Place another roti on it and spred rice flour paste on the top side.
  8.  Place the third roti on it and spred rice flour paste on the top side.
  9. Roll the three-layered roti smoothly,but tightly,  into a long rod.
  10. Cut the roll across into 1″ pieces.
  11. Place each small roll in a slanting position and press the roll smoothly into a long 2 mm poori.
  12. Heat oil in a kadai and fry the pooris till golden brown and place them over tissue paper/cloth to drain the excess oil. Spread the pooris  onto a plate.
  13. Grind sugar and cardamom into fine powder and sprinkle it over the pooris. Turn over the pooris and sprinkle the sugar powder again.

Badam Halwa/Cake-Easy Deepavali Sweet

Ingredients:

  • Badam-100 g
  • Sugar-100 g
  • Milk-1 cup
  • Ghee-1/4 cup
  • Saffron-1 pinch

Procedure:

  1. Soak badam in warm water for 6 hr, remove the skin, and blot out water with a paper/towel.
  2. Grind into a thick coarse paste with adequate quantity of milk.
  3. Heat milk in a kadai, add sugar and stir well till it dissolves.
  4. Add badam paste and stir continually till you get the desired consistency.
  5. Reduce heat, add saffron and ghee and mix well.
  6. When done transfer it to a plate coated with ghee and flatten the badam mix.
  7. Use as halwa. Or, if hardened, cut into diamond shaped cakes.

Mutton Chops

Incredients:

  • Mutton Chops pieces with bones 500 g
  • Small / big Onions, coarsely cut 150 g
  • Tomato, cut into four quarters-1 no- 50 g
  • Ginger-2″
  • Garlic – 20 gloves
  • Pepper – 1 tps
  • Jeera – 3/4 tps
  • Sombu-1/2 tps
  • Cinnamon – 1/2″
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  • Chili Powder – 2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves, coarsely cut, 1/2 cup
  • Oil 50 ml
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Grind dry items -pepper, jeera, sombu, cinnamon, into powder. Add onion, tomato, ginger and garlic to the powder and grind into a paste with a little water. Put the paste into a pressure cooker.
  2. Add mutton pieces, turmeric, coriander and chilli powder, salt and 100 ml water and mix well.
  3. Pressure cook for 3 whistles and simmer for 5 min
  4. Release the pressure, trasfer the contents into a kadai.
  5. Add 8 tsp oil and thicken the sauce in slow fire to desired consistency.
  6. Add cut coriander leaves and serve as a side.