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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Kallummakaya Mukki Porichathu/ Mussels Fritters


20-25 mussels
1/2 cup rice flour
1/4 cup plain flour
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
few curry leaves

  1. Clean the mussels outer shell and boil them with enough water, till the shells open.
  2. Drain the water and remove the mussels from the shell. Clean well the mussels by removing the black part from the bottom and all the dirts and keep it aside.
  3. In a bowl, add rice flour, plain flour, chilli powder, turmeric powder, finely chopped onion, garlic, curry leaves and salt and mix well. Add 1/2 tsp oil and enough water and make a thick batter.
  4. Dip each cleaned mussel in the prepared batter to coat it on both sides and deep fry till it turns golden brown. Serve hot....

Monday, 29 April 2013

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

Hi Friends,
          I am back :)    As my sister and her family was here with us in New Zealand for  holiday, I was not able to update my blog.  I am happy that my blog turned one, on 11th of April.  Thank you all for your support and valuable comments.....
    Today I would like to share a cake recipe- Banana Chocolate Chip Cake.......


2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 large eggs
3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup yoghurt
1/2 cup chocolate chips

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius. Grease and flour the baking pan and keep it aside.
  2. Sift the plain flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a bowl and keep it aside.
  3. In another bowl, beat the butter using an electric mixer till creamy. Add the sugar and beat well. Then add eggs and vanilla essence to the creamed mixture and beat well.
  4. In another bowl, mix well the mashed bananas and yoghurt.
  5. Add the dry ingredients (step 2) and banana mixture (step 4) alternatively into the creamed mixture (step 3) and stir until blended.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  7. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 35-45 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Cool the cake in a wire rack, then cut into slices and serve........
Recipe Source: Bennu's Cookomania 

Monday, 1 April 2013

Vendakka Thoran/ Varavu (Okra Stir Fry)


12-15 okra/ vendakka
1/2 of 1 onion, chopped
3 green chillies, slit
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 sprig curry leaves
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 cup grated coconut
1 tsp mustard seeds

  1. Cut okra into small pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a pan , splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves.
  3. Add chopped onion and saute till transparent. Add green chillies, garlic and chopped okra and mix well.
  4. Add turmeric powder and salt, mix well and cook in low flame.
  5. Add grated coconut and stir well for 1-2 minutes. Remove from flame and serve with rice.....
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