Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Ingredients :
Fish : 250g

Shallots : 10

Ginger+Green Chilli+Garlic : 1tsp
Curry Leaves : 3spring
Turmeric powder : 3/4tsp

Chilli powder : 2tsp

Cumin powder : 1/2tsp

Lime juice : 1tsp


Method :

1. Make a fine paste of Shallot, green chilli paste, Curry leaves, Chilli powder, turmeric powder, Salt and lime juice.

2. Marinate the fish pieces in masala and refrigerate for 1 hour.

3. Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the fish

4. Serve hot with chappathi or Rice

I've been tagged by Parita.

The rules :
1. Link the person who tagged you.

2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share the ABCs of you.

4. Tag 4 people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.

5. Let the 4 tagged people know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

6. Do not tag the same person repeatedly but try to tag different people, so that there is a big network of bloggers doing this tag.

The Tag:
1. A – Available/Single? No!

2. B – Best friend? Nishi
3. C – Cake or Pie? Cake

4. D – Drink of choice? Orange juice

5. E – Essential item you use every day? Mobile Phone
6. F – Favorite color? White, Lavender
7. G – Gummy Bears Or Worms? I hate both.
8. H – Hometown? Kerala
9. I – Indulgence? Tender coconut icecream, Deep fried foods
10. J – January or February? Jan- My husbands birthday
11. K – Kids & their names? 5more months i have to wait for first one

12. L – Life is incomplete without? Husband and family
13. M – Marriage date? 19th Apr 2008
14. N – Number of siblings? Im only daughter :)

15. O – Oranges or Apples? Orange
16. P – Phobias/Fears? Insects
17. Q – Quote for today? Be Positive :)
18. R – Reason to smile? Normally reasons are needed to stop my smile :)
19. S – Season? Monsoon
20. T – Tag 3 People?Scroll down to the bottom of this post

21. U – Unknown fact about me? Very sensitive

22. V – Vegetable you don't like? Raddish , Brinjal
23. W – Worst habit? Never Serious
24. X – X-rays you've had? Hand and leg....Fractures in school time.. :)
25. Y – Your favorite food? Grilled chicken
26. Z – Zodiac sign? Pisces :)

I tag:
Pooja, Varsha and Bharathy

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


This is a traditional Kerala breakfast, it is also known as "Ela Ada". This is made in banana leaf. You can make this ada using rice flour, wheat flour or with ragi flour.

Ingredients :

Rice flour : 2Cups
water : 3.5Cups
Coconut Oil : 1tsp +3tsp
Banana Leaf : without central strip
Grated coconut : 1 1/2Cup
Jaggery : 200g
Ghee : 2tsp
Cardamom Powder : 1tsp
Ripe Plantain : 1, chopped

Method :

1. Boil water in a vessel that can be used to mix the flour. When water boils, add salt and oil(1tsp). On a low flame add the rice flour slowly and mix. After closing the vessel with a tight lid turn off the flame.

2. When it turns warm, mix the dough with hand(preferably) and keep aside.

2. Make "Sarkkarappavu" by melting jaggery with enough water. Melt jaggery on a medium flame for 15minutes. Filter this when it becomes cool. Heat it again on a low flame to make it thick.

3. For the filling add grated coconut, jaggery(sarkkarappavu), ghee, banana and cardamom powder in a pan. Mix well till the filling becomes thick.

4. Now on banana leaf spread coconut oil. From the dough take a handful spread it on banana leaf. If you find difficulty in spreading the dough dip your fingers in water and then try to spread again.

5. Spread 2spoonfull of filling on it and fold the leaf carefully. Press the sides of the ada and carefully to seal it and place them in a steamer.

6. After 15minitues ada will be completely cooked. To check whether its completely done, you just try to remove the sides of the leaf from ada. if its coming out clean, then ada is done and you can enjoy a sweet breakfast.

7. You can get recipe of ragi ada and detailed snaps in Simply spicy.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Ingredients :

Ripe Plantains : 3
Maida : 1Cup
Rice powder : 4tbsp
Sugar : 5tbsp
Turmeric Powder : a Pinch
Salt : 1/2tsp
Baking powder : 1/2 tsp
Cardamom powder : 1/4 tsp
Oil to fry

Method :

1. Peel the skin of each ripe plantain and cut into 3 equal parts and split these into halves.

2. Make a soft batter with maida, turmeric powder, sugar, rice powder, baking powder, cardamom powder, salt and little water. Batter should not be watery.

3. Heat oil in a frying pan. Dip each pieces into the batter and place it on the pan and fry both the sides till it becomes golden brown.

4. Serve hot as an evening snack.