09 June 2014

Kerala Fish Stew

I was looking through books and blogs to find a simple, authentic fish moilee recipe, and then I stumbled on this one! Recipe from http://www.cookingandme.com/2011/05/kerala-fish-stew-meen-molee-recipe.html


4-5 pieces tilapia fillets, cut and seasoned with red chilli powder nd turmeric
2 medium onion, chopped
2-3 green chillies
Coconut milk, 3-4 cups (I used two and added two cups fat free milk)
1" piece ginger chopped fine
1 tsp red chilli pwdr
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tsp pepper pwdr
1 small piece cinnamon
5 cloves
1/2 tbsp Maida
3 sprigs of curry leaves
Lemon juice

In oil, add the onions and let sweat till they Turn pink. Add the turmeric and red chilli powder, pepper powder, and curry leaves. Fry for 2 mins, then add the Coconut milk, green chillies, ginger, cloves, cinnamon. Allow the ingredients to simmer together for a little bit. Add the fish pieces, and cook on a low flame till cooked completely. Add lemon juice as desired. 

28 January 2014

Doodhi Dal


Channa dal 1 cup
Moong Dal 1/2 cup
Tamarind 1/2 tsp paste, diluted in a little water
Doodhi, 1, peeled and cut into large cubes
Dhania pwdr, 1 tsp
Jeera pwdr, 1 tsp
Red chilli pwdr, 1 tsp
Turmeric pwdr, 1 tsp
Tomatoes, 2
Cilantro, 1/4 bunch
Ginger-garlic paste, 1 tsp
small onion, 1/2 chopped small

In a pot, soak the channa and moong dal for about 1/2 hour. Puree the tomatoes and cilantro together to a paste.

Drain the water after soaking, and cook dal in a pressure cooker with double the water, the doodhi pieces, all the spice powders, tomato-cilantro paste, salt and the ginger-garlic paste. Cook on medium heat for two whistles.

Once opened, add the tamarind paste. And mash the dal, being careful not to mash the doodhi pieces.

Add a tadka of oil, jeera seeds, and chopped onion to the dal.

Serve hot with rice.