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Kadala Curry Recipe | How To Make Kerala Kadala Curry

Kerala kadala curry recipe, how to make kerala kadala curry.

Kadala curry and puttu is a popular Kerala breakfast; which is also my favorite. Kadala kari or kadala curry is made with black soaked chickpeas. It is best to soak them over night. There are many ways to make kadala curry; this recipe is a traditional one, where kadala is cooked with all the ingredients together in the pressure cooker and lastly seasoned with coconut oil.

I am sharing a video I made instead of the step by step pictures and in the video I am showing an easy way to make Kerala puttu. Making puttu and kadala curry is so easy and I hope this video will help non-Keralites.


Kadala curry video

More Recipes: Kerala puttu recipe Kappa (tapioca) puttu recipe Erachi (meat) Puttu recipe Wheat Puttu Recipe Chiratta (coconut shell) puttu Kadala Curry Recipe | How To Make Kerala Kadala Curry
PREP TIME: 5 mins    |  COOK TIME: 30 mins    |  AUTHOR:: NISA HOMEY   INGREDIENTSKadala/Black chickpeas: 250 gms, soaked overnight.On…

How To Freeze Pineapple

How to freeze pineapple, preserving pineapple.
I am a big fan of pineapple and I always like some preserved or frozen ones for making cakes or puddings. It is always a good idea to store seasonal fruits for later use. Frozen pineapple can be used to make pineapple smoothies.

Preserving pineapple by stewing them is also a good way to store pineapple.


For freezing, I like to chop the pineapples into small pieces rather than making into rounds or large piece as it is easy to blend small pieces in the blender for making smoothies.

If you plan to makepineapple upside down cakethen you should freeze some round ones.

I am sure, you will wonder what to do with pineapple peels; well, how about making pineapple wine with pineapple peel, sounds yum right?

When you put the pieces in Ziploc bags; make sure you release all the trapped air before sealing.


How To Freeze Pineapple
PREP TIME: 10 mins    |  AUTHOR:: NISA HOMEY   INGREDIENTSWhole Pineapple: 1 or 2One ziploc bag

  METHOD:Peel and core pi…

Kerala Beef Stew | Nadan Beef Stew | Beef Stew Recipe

Beef stew recipe, how to make kerala beef stew (nadan beef stew) with step by step pictures.

Kerala beef stew is a traditional Christian dish, an excellent side dish for Easter or Christmas and best served with kerala appam and easy and quick to make in pressure cooker. Beef is cooked in coconut milk with potatoes and whole spices which makes it more flavorful and yum.

Nadan beef stew is always a show stopper at special occasions like birthdays, baptisms, or for an elaborate Sunday meal.

Vegetables like green peas and carrots can also be added to the stew; do check out chicken stew recipe.

You can use instant coconut milk powder instead of fresh coconut milk.

Beef stew recipe with step by step pictures.
Get the ingredient for pressure cooking ready. Beef with a little fat is best suitable for this recipe.

Put the beef,  sliced onions, slit green chilies, sliced ginger, whole spices (3  cloves, 3 cardamons, 1/2 inch cinnamon, 6 to 7 whole pepper corns), and two cubed potatoes. Add in 1/2 …

Pizza Without Oven | No Yeast Pizza | Pizza On Tawa

Pizza without oven or yeast, learn to make pizza on tawa.

Making pizza on tawa is a boon to those who do not have oven, yes pan pizza is easy to make.  You also do not have to add yeast to proof the pizza dough I know some of you will be happy to hear this. This recipe is to those who would want to make pizza on their tawa (iron skillet pan), pizza on stove top.

No yeast pizza is fairly easy to make, remember some days back I shared butter naan and so I had one left over naan and I thought why not make pizza with it (that naan was so soft and yum). So I placed it on my good old tawa and dressed it up like a real Italian pizza and my kids swooned over it, especially my daughter but remember I had only one left over naan. So, I made another batch of naan dough but did not make naan but made these pizza instead!

Tawa pizza is so easy to make and is a boon when sudden power cuts come, dont you think so?  We do need to learn to make things without the oven, BTW have you tried out my pressure…

Veg Sandwich Recipe

Veg sandwich recipe; this is my easy sandwich with leftover green chutney and aloo which I make for aloo-paratha. Veg sandwich makes a filling and healthy meal; and so these are often for lunch boxes.

Vegetable sandwich can also be made with boiled and sliced potatoes; but I like the seasoned potatoes which I make for aloo paratha. The tangy green chutney gives a good flavor to the sandwich and yes you can play around with the filling like adding in some fresh palak leaves or maybe a cheese and if you are health conscious then you can omit the butter, just adjust everything to suit your taste.

Step by Step Veg Sandwich Recipe
Serves: 2

Spread butter and green chutney on one slice of bread,

Spread mashed and seasoned boiled potatoes.

Top with chopped or sliced onions  Cover with another slice of bread and grill on a hot tawa. Slice and serve with tomato sauce.

Veg Sandwich Recipe
PREP TIME: 5 mins    |  COOK TIME: 1 mins    |  AUTHOR:: NISA HOMEY   INGREDIENTSBread Slices: 4Mashed an…

Green Chutney / Green Chutney Recipe

Green Chutney Recipe; Green chutney  or hari chutney is a quick and easy chutney which needs no cooking. A fabulous dip with parathas, biriyani, and pulav. When I have leftovers I spread green chutney on sandwich and my kids even love to dip samosa in it.

Green chutney is a healthy chutney made with mint and coriander leaves. Just put everything in the blender and give it a nice blend, so easy! So yum! Just look at the lovely green color of the chutney all natural!

Green chutney is a versatile dip and is used in chaats and other Indian delicacies.

Method:
Gather all the ingredients and put it in a blender and blend to a smooth paste.


Serve with samosa

Green Chutney / Green Chutney Recipe
PREP TIME: 10 mins    |  COOK TIME: 1 mins    |  AUTHOR:: NISA HOMEY   INGREDIENTSCoriander leaves: 1 cup, choppedMint Leaves: 1/2 cupGreen Chilli: 2Garlic: 3 cloves (optional)Ginger: 1/2 inchSugar: 1 tspCumin Seeds: 1/2 tspOil: 1 tspSalt: 1/2 tspLemon: Juice of half a lemon or 2-3 tbsp curd.Onion: …

Banoffee Pie Recipe, How To Make Banoffee Pie

Banoffee pie recipe; banoffee pie is a quick and easy no bake dessert.  Banoffee pie is made with bananas and a rich toffee made from boiled condensed milk and topped with cream. The combination of banana, toffee and cream is heavenly!

Banoffee pie got the name from banana and toffee; the word "banoffee" is used to describe any food or product that tastes or smell of both bananas and toffee, do read more about banoffee pie here

Banoffee pie is one of the easiest no bake desserts and I make this for special occasions; but never got a chance to take pictures. Even before I posted here, I have shared this recipe with many friends and cousins. I wanted to post this for Christmas, but again when I made I could not take pictures.

I badly wanted to take some more pictures, but once the pie was cut my children attacked it as though they were starving for a few weeks....it is that good, literally melt in the mouth.

Dulce de leche or toffee made from condensed milk is the main ingredien…

Aloo Paratha Recipe , How to Make Aloo Paratha

Aloo paratha recipe with video tutorial- Aloo paratha is a filling and healthy Punjabi meal, cooked and mashed aloo (potatoes) are seasoned and filled inside a paratha (Indian flatbread). It is easy to make and perfect for lunchbox; the best thing about aloo paratha is that you do not need any side dish, just plain curd or mano pickle would be perfect.

In the video; I have also shown how to make the aloo paratha without oil or ghee; though Punjabi's are known to drizzle ghee or butter lavishly on their parathas.

When I make aloo paratha for dinner, what I do is I make them in the afternoon - I half cook them on the tawa and wrap in a cloth, once it is time to serve I reheat again with a bit of ghee or butter for kids and without them for Homey. This way, I save a lot of quality time with Homey and kids.

This recipe has no onion or garlic; but you can add a bit of onion or ginger...or sprinkle some chaat masala.

When you cook the paratha keep the tawa hot and regulate from hot to m…

Naan Recipe Without Yeast, How To Make Naan On Stove Top

Naan without yeast recipe: Naan can be made without oven, naan on stove top is a boon to those who do not have an oven especially for bachelors and students.

Butter naan can be made on stove top, just the way I make tandoori roti on stove top; and very easy too. The best thing about no-yeast naan is they remain soft even while still warm; so when I plan butter naan and paneer matar curry for dinner (mostly on weekends) I make naan in the afternoon and place it on my casserole covered with a clean kitchen towel....and it stays soft till I serve and I only reheat paneer matar.

Naan is mixed with flour and water (you can also use milk instead of water) and a bit of  baking soda and baking power does the trick. Once you knead it into a soft pliable dough allow it to rest for a couple of hours. Ofcourse it does not "double up" like a yeasted dough but it does puff up a bit.

I hope you will try this easy naan, which you can make on the stove top.

Step by step recipes:
Into a bowl, a…