Saturday, August 20, 2011

ONAM special--payasan


There are several varieties of 'payasams'. One is in which rice, wheat or vermicelli is boiled with milk and sweetened with sugar. It goes by the name of 'pal payasam'. Another, is made of boiled rice or dal or wheat, to which is added jaggery and coconut milk. Both are flavoured with spices.

Onam Special-Payasam

Ada Pradhaman

ada pradhamann

  1. Ada – 1/2 cup/75 gms
  2. Jaggery – 250 gms
  3. Ghee – 2-3 tsp
  4. Medium thick coconut milk – 1 3/4 cups
    Thick coconut milk – 1 1/4cup
  5. Tiny coconut slices – 1-2 tbsp
    Cashew nut – a handful
    Cardamom – 2-3, crushed

Cook the ada in 2-3 cups of water, till it becomes soft. Strain the ada and wash it in cold water to remove the stickiness. Add 3 tbsp of water to the jaggery & melt it. Strain the melted jaggery. In a deep bottom pan, combine melted jaggery, cooked ada & 2 tsp of ghee. Cook on low – medium heat till the mixture becomes thick and start separating from the pan. Add medium thick coconut milk. Cook on medium -low heat and stir in between. When the coconut milk reduce to half the quantity, add thick coconut milk and stir well. Cook for 3-5 minutes. Kindly note that the payasam will thicken itself later on, so after adding thick coconut milk, do not keep it for a long time. Add crushed cardamoms, just before removing from the gas.

Heat 1 tsp of ghee in a pan & fry the coconut slices & cashew nuts. Add it to the payasam. Serve hot.

Onam Special-Payasam

Pal Payasam

Ingredients :

  • Milk - 3litres

  • Dried red rice - 180gm

  • Sugar - 700gm

Method of Preparation :

Boil the milk. Add sugar and mix well. When it boils again, add the washed rice in it. Simmer in medium flame. Cook till the rice is done. Serve hot.

ONAM Special-Payasam

Semiya Payasam

Ingredients :

  • Vermicelli - 1 cup
  • Cashew nuts- handful
  • Raisins - handful
  • Water - 3/4cup
  • Sugar - a cup
  • Saffron - a pinch
  • Milk - a cup
  • cardaman - two or three pods

Method of preparation :

Heat the ghee and fry the vermicelli till light brown. In the meanwhile, boil the water. Add the vermicelli to the boiling water and cover it. Keep stirring occasionally. Once the vermicelli becomes soft , add the sugar and continue to stir. Put the saffron in the milk and dissolve it, add this milk to the vermicelli. Powder the cardamom and add it to the mixture. Then fry the cashewnuts and almonds in ghee and add these. Mix well and boil for about two minutes. Your payasam is ready and can be served hot or cold.

ONAM special--payasan

Wheat Payasam(Godhampu payasam)


Broken Wheat - 250g Coconut - 2 Jaggery - 500g Raisins -10g Cashew Nuts -10g Ghee -3tbs Cardamom -5g Dry ginger powder-10g Cumin Powder-10g Method of Preparation: Grate the coconut. Add1/2 glass warm water to the grated coconut. Extract the first milk. Extract the second milk by adding 1 1/2 glass warm water. Again repeat the process to extract the third milk. Fry broken wheat lightly in one teaspoon ghee. Cook the wheat well in 1 1/2 liters of water. When it is done add the third milk and the second milk to the wheat and bring to a boil. when it thickens to a semi solid consistency, add powdered jaggery. Add the first milk, fried nut, raisins, powdered Cardamom, ginger and cumin. Mix well and remove from fire immediately. Serve hot. Parippu Payasam Ingredients: Parippu (Green gram dal) - 250gm Sarkara (Jaggery) - 250gm Coconut milk - From 2 coconuts Ghee - 2 tbs Cashew nuts, Raisins - As required for seasoning Method of preparation : Fry dal till light brown. Clean and boil the fried dal well.Heat jaggery with some water and make a thick solution. Take milk from the coconut thrice. Keep the thick milk taken 1st, aside. Add the 2nd and 3rd milk and the jaggery solution to the boiled dal. Simmer on medium flame till thick. Fry the cashewnuts and Raisins in ghee. Add these and the 1st milk to the payasam . Mix well and remove from fire.

ONAM special--Puliinji


This is a preparation where ginger is the main ingredient.


  • Ginger 25gm
  • Green Chilly -4nos.

  • Coconut oil - 1tsp
  • Dried red chilly 1no. cut in to 4 pieces
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2tsp
  • Tamarind - size of a lemon
  • Water -2cups
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
  • Chilly Powder -1/4tsp
  • Asafoetida powder -1/4tsp
  • Jaggery (grated) - 25gm
  • Curry leaves -1 sprigs
  • Fenugreek seeds -1 pinch

Method of preparation :

Peal ginger and cut into very small pieces. Cut the green chillies also into small pieces. Heat oil and sauté the 2nd ingredients for a minute. Add ginger and green chilly pieces and fry well and keep it aside. Put tamarind in two cups of water, squeeze well and take the liquid. Keep this liquid on fire adding the 4th ingredients. Boil till the solution becomes thick. Add the fried ginger and chilly pieces, boil once more and remove from fire.

ONAM special banana fry

Sarkarapuratty (Fried Bananas Chips in Molasses)

Ingredients :

  • Semi ripe Banana - 1
  • Coconut oil - 100gms
  • Molasses or Jaggery - 75gms
  • Dried ginger powder - 5gms
  • Ghee - 1tsp
  • Water - 1/4glass

Method of Preparation :

Peel the bananas and split it into two pieces. Cut it into 1/4" thick pieces. Fry it in warm coconut oil.

Heat the molasses in 1/4glass of water. Remove from fire when it becomes thick. Add dried ginger powder and fried banana pieces in this molasses solution. Keep stirring till the banana pieces separates.

Kaya Varuthathu (Banana Fry)

Ingredients :

  • Semi ripe banana - 1
  • Coconut oil - 150gm
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
  • Salt - to taste

Method :

Peel banana and slice into thin round pieces or split bananas into 4 thin pieces and slice. Heat oil and fry the banana pieces. When it is 3/4 done, add turmeric powder and salt mixed in 1tsp water. Fry well.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Meen Thavayil Pollichathu



Red tomatoes
Refined flour
Pepper corns
Coconut mix
Vegetable stock
Coriander leaves
250 g
10 g
5 g
15 g
100 g
5 g
½ cup
to taste
20 ml
750 ml
50 g
1 bunch

Method of preparation

Fillet the fish half an inch thick and marinate it with lime juice and salt. Keep aside for 10 mts.

Make a batter with egg, onion, ginger garlic paste and powdered masala.
Apply it on the fish and then keep it on the plantain leaf for half an hour.

Heat a thava or non-stick pan , brush a little oil and then spread the fish on to it. Simultaneously sprinkle some oil to get both sides of the fish cooked.

Finally, arrange the fish, garnished with onion rings and lemon wedges, on the plaintain leaf.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Pork With Kaya Ularthiyathu

Pork 500 g
Raw banana 200 g
Onion 100 g
Ginger 40 g
Garlic 30 g
Green chilli 20 g
Coconut oil 40 ml
Garam Masala 30 g
Chilli Powder 25 g
Coriander Powder 25 g
Turmeric Powder 20 g
Lime 1
Curry Leaves 1 sprig

Method of preparation
1. Wash and clean the pork. Cut into small (1 inch) cubes and then boil it.
2. Remove the skin of raw banana. After cutting the banana into two (length wise), make it into thick sheets and boil it. While boiling the pork & raw banana, add little turmeric powder and salt.
3. Heat oil in a pan and add the sliced ginger, garlic, green chilli, onion and curry leaves. Sauté well and then add the masalas and fry well.
4. Add the pork and raw banana into the pan and fry it nicely. Squeeze little lime and add salt.

Masala Fried Fish

Sear fish darned (Sliced on the bone) 1
Crushed pepper corn 5 g
Ginger 3 g
Garlic 3 g
Green Chilli 3 g
Chilli powder 2 g
Turmeric powder 2 g
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Lime 1
Coconut oil 50 ml
Egg ½
Salt To taste
Onion 1
Salad cucumber 50 g
Carrot 50 g
Tomato 1

Method of preparation
1. After cutting the fish, immerse into water with salt and vinegar for half an hour.
2. Prepare a thick masala with crushed peppercorn, ginger, garlic, green chillies, curry leaves, turmeric, chilli powder, limejuice, beaten egg, salt and a little coconut oil.
3. Smear the batter all over the fish and keep it for half an hour and shallow fry in coconut oil.
4. Serve hot in a bed of banana leaf decorated with carved vegetables and lemon wedge.

Ulli Theeyal


Small onions (shallots) 100g

Coconut (grated) 100g

Coconut oil 50

Fenugreek seeds 5

Mustard seeds 5

Curry leaves few springs

Red chilli (whole) 5

Tamarind 10g

Jagery 5

Salt to taste

Aniseeds 5

Pepper corn (whole) 10g

Coriander seeds 10

Garlic flakes 3

Cumin seeds 5

Method of preparation
1. Make a fine smooth paste of grated coconut, coriander seeds, red chilli, pepper corns, cumin seed, aniseeds and garlic.
2. Sauté the peeled sliced shallots in coconut oil till it becomes brown.
3. Add chilli powder, coriander powder, tamarind pulp and cook for about 4 minutes.
4. Add the curry paste to the mixture and cook for further 4 minutes.
5. Check for seasoning.
6. Garnish with curry leaves and serve piping hot.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Fruit Horoscope Apple


Your character will be-: You are an extravagant, impulsive and outspoken person. You make a good team leader. You can take quick action in most situations. You enjoy travel immensely. You have an enthusiasm for life.

Fruit Horoscope Coconut


Your character will be-: Coconut lover is serious, very thoughtful and contemplative person. Though you enjoy socialising. You tend to be stubborn but not necessarily foolhardy. Shrewd, quick-witted and alert. You need a partner with brains

Fruit Horoscope PineApple


Your character will be-: You are quick to decide and quicker to act. You make bold career changes.

Fruit Horoscope Pear


Your character will be-: While you are quick to strike up a friendship with someone, maintaining it does not seem to be easy for you. You enjoy mental stimulation; and love to get into a good discussion. You tend to be a restless soon.

Fruit Horoscope Papaya


Your character will be-. : You are fearless and take much that happens in life, in your stride. You give considerable thought to things you do. You have a sense of humour that along with your generous nature keeps you in most people's good books.

Fruit Horoscope Orange


Your character will be-. You have stron Orange: You like to do things slowly but very thoroughly and completely. You tend to be shy; but are a reliable and trustworthy friend. You have an aesthetic bent of mind. You avoid conflict at all costs.g likes and dislikes. You enjoy getting involved in something that is mentally challenging. Strong as you may be, you

Fruit Horoscope Mango


Your character will be- You have strong likes and dislikes. You enjoy getting involved in something that is mentally challenging. Strong as you may be, you are like a kitten when you are with your partner.are like a kitten when you are with your partner.

Fruit Horoscope Custard Apple

IF YOU LIKE Custard Apple MORE-

Your character will be-

You are modest and conservative. You are quite ambitious and are good at working with numbers. You are quick at finding fault with others. You value a person's intellect far above his looks.

fruit horoscope, black grapes

Black Grapes

If you like Black Grapes more your character must �

You are a polite person. You have quick flare-ups of temper that cools down easily. You are popular because of your warm, gregarious nature. You have a zest for life; you enjoy every thing you do.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Karimeen Mappas


Karimeen (Pearl spot) 200 gm
Coconut Half a coconut
Coconut oil 50 ml
Mustard 5 gms
Curry leaves to taste
Shallots-sliced 30 gms
Ginger-sliced 10 gms
Garlic-sliced 10 gms
Green Chillies Split 10 gms
Vinegar 10 ml
Salt to taste

Ground Paste
Dry chillies 5 gms
Coriander 10 gms
Shallots 2 gms
Ginger 5 gms
Turmeric 2 gms


Marinate the fish with half of ground masala and fry till half done. Heat coconut oil and add mustard. When it splutters add fenugreek and then curry leaves. Add shallots, ginger, garlic, green chillies and sauté. After some time add the ground paste. Let it brown and then add second extraction of coconut milk. Add the fish, vinegar and salt. Cover it partially and cook. When the fish is cooked, add the first extraction of coconut milk and boil it once and remove from fire.

Kerala Fish Molly Recipe - fish curry in coconut milk


Pomphret or any fish 2 lbs
Tomato 2 nos
Whole chilli (red) 9 nos
Onion 1 big
Garlic 5 cloves
Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
Green chilly 5 nos
Coconut m
ilk 1 cup
Lemon juice for taste
Curry leaves 2 stems

Ginger 1" piece
Oil 2 tbp
Salt To taste


* Clean the fish and cut into 1 inch pieces.
* Crush the red chili with garlic and keep aside.
* Slice the onion thinly.
* Cut the green chilly lengthwise and Chop the ginger.
* Put the oil in a cooking pan and sauté the onion and green chilies for five minutes.Then add the crushed pepper, garlic and ginger.
* Fry for 3 minutes until the smell of chili comes out.
* Add the coconut milk, turmeric powder and let it boil.
* Then add the fish and salt.
* Cook well and add the tomato pieces.
* Cook for 5 minutes - add the lemon juice and curry leaves.

Cooking Horoscope

Cooking Horoscope

What to eatWhat to eat
In the section of culinary horoscope "What to eat" you will find out what dishes are recommended to you by "stars" for the welfare of your health and what should be excluded from the menu. There is some useful advice that can be not to your liking, but think of this horoscope as the recommendation of your doctor.

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19) Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)

Aries, as nobody else, must have rational invalid food. It can sound boring, but Aries has to prefer porridges, fish and vegetables, especially cabbage, radish, beet, to fat meat and fried potatoes. Greens such as parsley, dill and scallions are very good for Aries. Keep to a diet and do your best to avoid eating at nights.


Taurus must know when to stop while eating, as gluttony is a major sin. You should remember that tasty things are not always healthy. Taurus needs different fruits: oranges, lemons, apples, plums and pears. Taurus has to form a habit to supplement the meal with light salads with carrot and cabbage.

Gemini (May 21 - June 21) Cancer (June 22 - July 22)

Gemini should pay more attention to albuminous products: eggs, cheese, nuts and farmer cheese. Prunes, raisins and dried apricots bear salutary influence on the nervous system. Geminis can treat themselves with olives and peanuts. Sometimes you can eat spicy and hot dishes with delight.


Cancerians, by the nature, are the slaves of the stomach and they need to keep to a strict diet. Don’t get despaired there is a thing you can eat at no allowance – watermelon, it will purify your organism from refuses. Cancerians can give a treat to themselves with legumes or seafood, but only in moderate quantities.

Leo (July 23 - Aug 22) Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)

Leo needs to include poultry in his food ration, but don’t get carried away. You should pay more attention to various fruits and dried fruits. Among numerous vegetables, it is worth to prefer squash and eggplant.


Virgo, being a “lady” in everything, should keep to a vegetarian diet. Forget about fat fried pork or grill meat. The only thing you could allow from time to time is boiled chicken or stewed veal. But Leo is unlimited in apples and greens. Eat to your heart’s content!

Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 23) Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 21)

The rule that Libra must know like the back of the hand is not to stuff the stomach with everything that falls into the hands. Garlic, black current and cranberries are recommended to Libra as they are predisposed to vascular diseases. The perfect breakfast for them is acrospires. Libra should exclude spicy and hot dishes; it is better to diversify your menu with delicious sauces and vitaminous salads



Scorpio needs overcome the love to hot sauces and must not abuse them at any case. The best vegetables for them are turnip, beet and cabbage. Milk products are good but in limited quantities. You can make a holiday for you with seafood and fish dainties.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21) Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)

For Sagittarians, the healthiest thing is mineral water; 1-2 bottles a day will make them feel much better. Sagittarius, as nobody else, is recommended to eat legumes – peas, beans and soy. Meat is better to exclude from the menu and eat soy meat. Don’t think about taste, but use. Greens, especially dill and celery can be eaten unlimited.


Capricorns love refinement in meal – a beautiful tablecloth, silver settings, table and dish serving. As most Capricorns suffer from dysbolism, they should pay more attention to the separate nutrition. But they are the only sign that can eat anything the heart desires. It is even recommended to have a glass of wine before meal.

Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18) Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)

Aquarians belong to the category of people who should exclude all sweets from their menu – cakes, candies, biscuits are not for them. The most useful fruit is a pomegranate. Milk products can serve a good breakfast and a cup of kefir or clabber will substitute a late dinner. Never deny yourself light vegetable salads.


Unfortunately, Pisceans get food poisoning most of all. They should exclude canned fish, spicy dishes and fries in fat from their menu. As to alcohol, it is better to drink pure vodka than exotic drinks but moderately.