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November 15, 2009 Posted by | Malayalam Recipes | Leave a comment

Vegetable Cutlet

Potatoes- 3 (boiled & mashed)
Carrots- 1 (grated)
Fresh Green Peas- 1/4 Cup
Onions- 1big (chopped)
Red Chili Powder- 1 tsp
Maida- 2 tablespoon
Garam Masala Powder- 1 tsp
Rusk Powder- 1/2 Cup
Steam the grated carrot & peas in a pressure cooker.

Heat oil in a pan and fry the chopped onions until golden brown. Then add mashed potatoes, steamed carrots and peas. Fry for 10 minutes & add garam masala, chili powder & salt and saute well. Remove from heat and let it cool down. Make lemon sized balls out of this veg mixture.

Add some water to maida and make it as a paste. Dip the vegetable balls in the maida paste and coat with rusk powder. Flatten this into thin patties.

Heat 2 tbs of oil in a shallow frying pan and fry few cutlets at a time until both sides becomes brown (turn it once). Repeat this until all the cutlets are fried (Pour some oil every time you replace the cutlet). Serve hot. Green Chutney (Mint) & Tomato Ketchup makes a good accompaniment.

August 9, 2007 Posted by | Cutlet, Snacks, Spicy, Spicy Snacks, Veg | Leave a comment

Vegetable Fingers

Green Gram – 1/2 cup
Mixed Vegetables – 1/2 cup (Carrot, Beans, Cauliflower, Cabbage, etc.)
Green Chilies – 3
Onion – 1
Plain Yogurt – 3 tablespoons
Baking Soda – 1 pinch
Soak green gram in water for two hours and grind with salt to smooth paste without adding water. Boil chopped vegetables. Add these vegetables, baking soda and the yogurt to the paste. Mix well. Pour this in Idli plates & steam in a pressure cooker. Let it cool for few minutes and cut into fingers. Deep fry this in oil till it becomes crisp. Serve hot.

August 9, 2007 Posted by | Snacks, Spicy, Spicy Snacks, Veg | Leave a comment

Kerala Special Vegetable Puffs

Vegetable Puffs
For the dough:
2 1/2 cups of Maida
4 tablespoons of oil
For the Masala Filling:
Onions (finely chopped)
4 Medium Sized Potatoes
3 tablespoons of Peas
6 Beans
1 Carrot
1/2 teaspoon-Cumin seeds
1/4 teaspoon-Turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon-Red chili powder
1/2 teaspoon-Garam masala powder
1-sprig Cilantro (chopped)
Grind into a Paste:
Garlic-2 flakes
Ginger-1/2 inch
Green chilies-2

Sieve Maida & salt. Add cold water & knead to a smooth dough. Cover the dough with a wet cloth and keep it aside for 30 minutes. Keep some maida for dusting.

To Prepare the Stuffing:

Cook the potatoes, peas, beans & carrot. Mash the potatoes coarsely. Heat oil in a pan & add cumin seeds and ground ginger, garlic & chili paste. Fry for few minutes. Add chopped onions and fry until, brown. Then put the boiled vegetables, turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder & salt. Mix well and fry until done. Then squeeze lime juice & put cilantro. Remove from fire.

Puff Preparation:

Melt vanaspathy and whip it till creamy & keep it aside. Take the dough & knead once again until it becomes smooth & elastic. Roll the dough into a large thin rectangle on a flat surface by dusting with remaining maida. Apply vanaspathy to 2/3rd of the rectangle leaving 1/2 an inch space all around.

Fold the empty portion (without vanaspathy) first and the other side (with vanaspathy) on top of it. Roll this lightly into a rectangle and repeat the same process twice using the remaining vanaspathy.

Cut this into small rectangles and keep the stuffing at the center & fold across. Seal the edges with water. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Pre heat the oven at 300 C. Apply little water to a tray and arrange the puffs with enough space in between. Brush little milk on top of the puffs and bake for 45 minutes until golden brown. Serve hot.

August 9, 2007 Posted by | Snacks, Spicy Snacks, Veg | Leave a comment

Sweet Coconut Stuffed Dosa

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons of sugar
2 cups of shredded coconut
3 cardamom pods
Pinch of salt
Mix sugar, coconut and crushed cardamom powder together and keep it aside.

Mix salt and flour and sift. Add egg and half cup of milk and mix into a smooth batter. Keep this aside for 30 minutes. Then add the remaining milk to the batter and mix well (like dosa batter).

Heat the shallow pan and grease it with little oil and pour three tablespoons of the batter. Cook both sides until brown. Repeat this for as many dosas you need. Fill the coconut mixture in each dosa and fold into triangles. Refrigerate this and serve it cold.

August 8, 2007 Posted by | Desserts, Dosa, Sweets | Leave a comment

Kaju Katli | Cashew Nut Sweet

1 cup Cashew nuts
3/4 cup Sugar
2 tablespoon Milk
1 tablespoon Ghee
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup boiling water
2 sheets of silver leaf
Soak the cashew nuts in boiling water for 1 hour. Drain it and process smoothly in a food processor by adding milk & then sugar.

Heat the ghee in a large pan, add the cashew nut paste and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture becomes thick. Then, add vanilla essence and mix thoroughly.

Put this mixture in a greased tray and spread it evenly and press the silver leaf on the top. Let it cool for 45 minutes. After it is cooled, cut into diamond shaped pieces.

August 8, 2007 Posted by | Desserts, Sweets | Leave a comment

Bread Pudding

4 slices Bread
1/2 cup Ghee
3 tablespoons Sugar
2 Cardamom pods
2 cups of Evaporated milk
Chopped Pistachio nuts
Remove the brown corners of the bread. Cut the slices diagonally into half. Heat the ghee & fry the bread slices until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel.

In a heavy based pan heat evaporated milk & sugar over medium heat for 10 minutes. Remove from heat & mix crushed cardamom powder and saffron.

While serving pour this milk mixture over the bread slices and garnish with pistachios.

August 8, 2007 Posted by | Desserts, Pudding, Sweets | Leave a comment

Carrot Halva

Carrots (or) Beets (grated coarsely) 1 cup
Sugar 3/4 cup
Milk 2 1/2 cup
Cardamom seeds
Cashew nuts(halved)
Ghee 1/2 cup

Mix carrots (or) beets with sugar & milk and cook for 30 minutes over low heat, until it becomes thick. Add cardamoms, cashew nuts & ghee and stir constantly, until it becomes thick.

Spread the mixture in a greased tray & leave it to cool for 30 minutes. Then cut into squares.

August 8, 2007 Posted by | Desserts, Halva, Sweets | Leave a comment

Pumpkin Halva

White Pumpkin (coarsely grated) 1 cup
Milk 2 1/2 cup
Sugar 3/4 cup
Cardamom seeds
Cashew nuts
Ghee 1/2 cup
Rose water
Drain off the excess moisture by squeezing using a cloth. Add milk, sugar & rose water to the pumpkin and cook , until the mixture becomes thick(over low heat). Stir constantly. Then add the ghee and cook, until it seperates. Add the cardamoms & cashew nuts and stir.

Drain off any excess ghee from the mixture. Spread the mixture in a greased tray & leave it to cool for 30 minutes. Then cut into squares.

August 8, 2007 Posted by | Desserts, Halva, Sweets | Leave a comment

Semiya Payasam | Vermicelli Payasam with Sago

Sago 1 cup
Water 2 cup
Vermicelli 1/2 cup (broken into small pieces)
Milk 2 1/2 cup
Sugar 1 cup
Ghee 3 tablespoon
3 Cardamom pods
Cashew nuts
Soak the sago in water for an hour. Boil it with water. Stir constantly to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pan, until it becomes translucent. Lower the heat and leave it for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Heat the ghee in a pan. Fry the cashew nuts & cardamom pods in it. Add vermicelli and fry until golden brown.

Add this to the Boiling sago. Then add sugar, milk & raisins. Stir for few minutes until the sugar dissolves. Serve hot.

August 8, 2007 Posted by | Desserts, Indian Milk Sweets, Malabar, Onam Special, Payasam, Sweets | Leave a comment