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.

Traditional Kerala Cocunut Chuttney Recipe


cocunut 1 grated
green chilly 5
medium onion 4
cocunut oil 1 tbsp
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Curd 1 tbsp
Red chilli 1
curry leaves 2 sprigs
ginger small piece
water 3 cup
salt to taste

Method of preparation

Grind grated coconut,green chillies,onions,ginger and salt in a mixie to make a fine paste by adding water.
Heat oil in a pan.Poppy the mustard seeds.Then add red chilly and curry leaves respectively.Then pour grinded
mixture into it .
Serves 10

POTATO CURRY- Kerala style Recipe


Potato 1/2 Kg peeled and cut into pieces
Large Onion 1/4 Kg thinly sliced
Tomato 1/4 Kg cut into pieces
Carrot 100 gm diced
Beans 100 gm diced
Coconut 1 grated
Green chilly 5
Ginger small piece
Garlic 5 pieces
Oil 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala 1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder 1 tsp
curry leaves 2 sprigs
Coriander leaves 2 sprigs
salt to taste
water desired


Grind the grated coconut with water in a mixie and extract thick coconut milk and keep it aside. Then grind it again with water to extract thin coconut milk.

Heat oil in a pan.poppy the mustard seeds.Then add curry leaves,Onions,Ginger,Garlic,potatoes,carrots, beans, tomatoes and salt.Heat it in low flame until the liquid dries up.

Put salt,cooked vegetables,Turmeric powder, chilly powder, garam masala powder and thin coconut milk in a cooker and boil it for 2 mts. Then add thick coconut milk,Coriander leaves.Stir it and serve hot.

Serves 10