Friday, March 13, 2009

Ariyum Kadalayum(Black chana Rice)

This is from our breakfast menu.Dont know if any one other than a few families in north kerala makes this for breakfast.Any way my family enjoys having this with boiled egg or boiled banana or even spicy mixture.

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Be ready with
White rice(basmathi preferrable)-1 cup
Black chana -1/2 cup
coconut grated-2 Tbsp
mustard seeds- 1tsp
curry leaves-5-6 leaves
red chilli-1

1.Cook black chana in a pressure cooker.
2.In the same water used for cooking chana,cook rice according to which type of rice you are using.For 1 cup basmati rice 1-1/2 cup water is enough.After it get boiled cook it for 10 minutes in gentle simmer.Then switch of the flame and keep it covered for 5 minutes.U can add chana along with this.Dont forget to add salt.
3.After rice and chana is done add coconut and mix well.
4.In a kadai,take some oil and put mustard seeds.After seeds splutter add redchilli and curry leaves.
5.Pour this over rice and chana.
Ur food is ready to eat..
This recipe is my entry to Single serving recipes by Sahaja of My Experiments in kitchen and CFK-Rice by Trupti and Sharmi of Naivedyam.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Chicken sukka

My in laws were born and brought up in kerala karnataka border.So they have a mixed culture of both kerala and karanataka.The same is in there cooking too.This recipe is their version of karnatakas chikken sukka.This is very easy to make but at the same time filled with the aroma of coconut and spices.

Chicken - 1.5 kg
coconut shredded- 1.5 cup
red chilli powder-3 Tsp
corianderpowder-2.5 Tsp
turmeric powder-0.5 Tsp
Cumin seeds-1 Tbsp
Garlic chopped-1 Tbsp
Onion -1
mustard seeds-1 TSp
fenugreek seeds-1/2 Tsp
curryleaves-1 string
Oil- 2 Tbsp

Clean the chicken . Mix it with chilli powder, coriander powder , turmeric powder nad salt and heat it in a pan.When the chicken is half done put garlic chopped,cumin seeds,3/4 cup of coconut shredded and continue heating.
In the mean time fry the remmaining coconut powder in a nonstick pan till golden brown.When chicken is done, take a kadai.Heat some oil.Put mustard seeds ,fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.After spluttering add chopped onion.Fry till golden brown.
Put the onion mixture and fried coocnut over the prepared chicken..
Ur chicken with coconut is ready.