Fish Curry without Coconut / Barracuda Fish curry / Ooli Meen Kulambu / Seela Meen Kuzhambu

Fish Curry without Coconut / Barracuda Fish curry / Ooli Meen Kulambu / Seela Meen Kuzhambu

Fish Curry without coconut is prepared easily and perfectly even by beginners. I have this Hot and sour Fish Curry using barracuda fish or ooli meen for this kulambu, you can prepare with any fish of your choice. Using small onions or pearl onions for this curry adds more flavour and wonderful texture to the meen kulambu.

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Fish Curry without Coconut / Barracuda Fish curry / Ooli Meen Kulambu / Seela Meen Kuzhambu

Fish curry without coconut is a perfect side dish for rice and side dish for dosa. Meen kulambu without coconut or Fish curry without coconut is been one such most drool dish, when you have it right on the same of preparation and tastes heavenly when it consumed the next day of preparation.

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Fish curry without coconut video recipe –

 

Sharing Seela Meen kulambu recipe with step by step pictures and video. Give a try and share your feedback with us.

Ingredients:

  • Barracuda fish / Ooli Meen / Fish (ஊளி மீன்) – ½ kg
  • Small onions / சின்ன வெங்காயம் – 15 nos
  • Big onions / பெரிய வெங்காயம் – 1 no
  • Garlic / பூண்டு – 6 cloves
  • Tomato / தக்காளி – 1 ½ nos
  • Curry leaves / கறிவேப்பிலை – 2 sprigs
  • Turmeric powder / மஞ்சள் தூள் – ½ tsp
  • Chilli powder / மிளகாய் தூள் – 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder / மல்லி தூள் – 4 tp
  • Cumin powder / சீரக தூள் – 2 tsp
  • Tamarind / புளி– a gooseberry size
  • Mustard / கடுகு – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds / சீரகம் – ¼ tsp
  • Fenugreek / methi seeds / வெந்தயம் – a pinch
  • Salt / உப்பு – 1 ½ tsp
  • Coconut oil / தேங்காய் எண்ணெய் – 3 tbsp.

Preparation:

  • Clean and slice the fish into medium pieces, keep it aside.
  • Peel the onions and finely chop the big onions, keep the small ones as such.
  • Peel and finely chop the garlic.
  • Soak tamarind in water for 15 mins and prepare tamarind extract.
  • Heat oil in a vessel, add mustard, cumin seeds, methi seeds and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add in both the onions, garlic and cook until they start turning golden brown in color.
  • Add in the roughly chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn juicy.
  • Add in the spice powder (chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder) followed by little salt and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour in the tamarind extract followed by a cup of water, cover and let it boil.
  • Add in the fish pieces, along with salt, cover and cook in medium flame until the fish is cooked.
  • Remove the lid, cook in medium flame, until the oil starts floating on the top of the curry.

Fish curry is ready to serve with rice and dosai.

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Fish Curry without Coconut / Barracuda Fish curry / Ooli Meen Kulambu / Seela Meen Kuzhambu

சீலா மீன் (ஊளி மீன்) குழம்பு:

  • மீனை நன்றாக சுத்தம் செய்து, துண்டுகளாக எடுத்து கொள்ளவும்..
  • பெரிய வெங்காயத்தை தோல் நீக்கி பொடியாக நறுக்கி கொள்ளவும்..
  • சின்ன வெங்காயத்தை தோல் நீக்கி வைத்து கொள்ளவும்..
  • ஒரு பாத்திரத்தில் எண்ணெயை காய வைத்து, கடுகு, வெந்தயம், சீரகம் மற்றும் கறிவேப்பிலை சேர்த்து வதக்கவும்..
  • பின்னர் வெங்காயம், பூண்டு சேர்த்து பொன்னிறமாகும் வரை வதக்கி கொள்ளவும்..
  • அத்துடன் நறுக்கிய தக்காளி சேர்த்து வதக்கி கொள்ளவும்..
  • பின்னர் அனைத்து பொடிகளையும் (மஞ்சள் தூள், மிளகாய் தூள், சீரக தூள், மல்லி தூள்) மற்றும் உப்பு சேர்த்து, பச்சை வாசனை போகும் வரை வதக்கவும்..
  • புளி கரைசலை ஊற்றி, மூடி போட்டு நன்றாக கொதிக்கவிடவும்..
  • நன்கு கொதித்தபின் மீன் துண்டுகளை போட்டு, மூடி போட்டு வேக விடவும்..
  • வேந்தபின் மூடியை நீக்கி, மிதமான தீயில் எண்ணெய் மேலாக மிதக்கும் வரை வேகவிடவும்..
  • பின் கொத்தமல்லி தூவி இறக்கவும்..

ஊளி மீன் குழம்பு ரெடி..

Elai Kozhukattai | How to make Kolukattai in Banana leaf | Ganesh Chathurthi recipe

Elai Kozhukattai | How to make Kolukattai in Banana leaf | Ganesh Chathurthi recipe

Elai Kozhukattai (வாழை இலை கொழுக்கட்டை) or Kozhukattai in banana leaf is a traditional and authentic kozhukattai recipe prepared on Vinayagar Chathurthi as an offering to Lord Ganesha. Kozhukattai is a rice flour dumpling which steamed with sugar filling or salted filling.

Elai Kozhukattai Video recipe –

Banana leaf Kozhukattai | Elai Kozhukattai is a delicious and healthy kolukattai recipe, where the filling is prepared and then stuffed in rice flour and then steamed in Banana leaf. Valai Elai kozhukattai has wonderful aroma of banana leaf, not only the kozhukattai, but the whole home would be fragmented with this aroma.

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Elai Kozhukattai | Kolukattai in Banana leaf

Very easy and simple Kozhukattai recipe in banana leaf, that can be prepared perfectly even by beginners and bachelors. Give a try and celebrate your Ganesh Chaturthi with more fun, love and devotion.

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Ingredients:

  • Banana leaf / வாழை இழை – 2 nos
  • Rice flour / அரிசி மாவு – 1 cup
  • Boiled Split Green gram (Moong dal) / பாசி பருப்பு – 1 cup
  • Crushed Jaggery / பொடித்த வெல்லம் – ½ cup
  • Grated coconut / துருவிய தேங்காய் – ½ cup
  • Cardamom powder / ஏலக்காய் தூள் – 1 tsp
  • Ghee / Clarified butter / நெய் – 1 tbsp
  • Salt / உப்பு – ½ tsp

Preparation:

  • Pressure-cook or boil split green lentil and keep it aside.
  • Cut the banana leaf to small square shapes.
  • For stuffing:
    • Heat a vessel, add crushed jaggery, pour 2 tbsp of water and cook in medium flame until the jaggery dissolves and from syrup consistency.
    • Add in the boiled split green gram (moong dal), mix it well with jaggery syrup.
    • Add in the grated coconut followed by cardamom powder and mix it well.
    • Remove it from fire, when it becomes thick.
  • For dough:
    • Pour 1 ½ cups of water, bring it boil (make sure it boils well – bubbling consistency)
    • Take the rice flour in a bowl, add salt, mix it well.
    • Pour in the boiling water, little by little and mix it well with the backside of the spoon (make sure no lumps are formed).
    • Make sure the dough is soft.
  • For Banana leaf:
    • Clean the banana leaf in water, rub it with ghee / clarified butter using your fingers.
  • Take a small portion of the dough, roll it to a medium size ball.
  • Place the ball in the centre of the banana leaf, rub your fingers with ghee, pat the ball and flatten it gently over the banana leaf.
  • Take a small portion of the filling, place in one side of the flatten dough.
  • Fold the banana leaf gently and steam it in a steamer for 5 mins or until the kozhukattai is cooked.
  • Gently remove it from fire and transfer it to a plate.
Elai kozhukattai, வாழை இலை கொழுக்கட்டை

Elai Kozhukattai | How to make Kozhukattai in Banana leaf | Ganesh Chathurthi recipe

வாழையிலை கொழுக்கட்டை:

  • வாழை இலையை நன்றாக தண்ணீரில் சுத்தம் செய்து, சிறு துண்டுகளாக வேட்டி எடுத்து கொள்ளவும்..
  • பாசிப்பருப்பை வேக வைத்து எடுத்து கொள்ளவும்..
  • ஒரு பாத்திரத்தில், பொடித்த வெல்லத்தை போட்டு, சிறிதளவு தண்ணீர் சேர்த்து, மிதமான தீயில் வெல்லம் கரைந்து, பாகு பதத்திற்கு வரும் வரை சமைக்கவும்..
  • பின்னர் அதில் வேக வைத்த பாசி பருப்பை சேர்த்து கட்டி விழாமல் கிளறவும்..
  • அத்துடன் துருவிய தேங்காய், ஏலக்காய் தூள் சேர்த்து கட்டியாகும் வரை கிளறி இறக்கவும்..
  • ஒரு பாத்திரத்தில் தண்ணீரை தல தல வென கொதிக்கவிடவும்..
  • நன்கு கொதித்த தண்ணீரை, அரிசி மாவுடன் கொஞ்சம் கொஞ்சமாக கட்டி விழாமல் கலந்து கொள்ளவும்..
  • வாழையிலையில் நெய் தடவி, சிறிய உருண்டையாக எடுத்து, இலையின் நடுவில் வைத்து, விரல்களால் தப்பி நன்கு விரித்து கொள்ளவும்..
  • அதன் நடுவில் சிறிது பருப்பு கலவையை வைத்து, இலையை மூடி, 5 நிமிடம் வேகவிடவும்..
  • வேந்தபின் எடுத்து பறிமாறவும்..

வாழை இலை கொழுக்கட்டை ரெடி..

Paratha recipes Indian | Recipes for Stuffed Parantha | Indian Breakfast

Paratha recipes Indian | Recipes for Stuffed Parantha | Indian Breakfast

Collection of Paratha recipes that includes veg paratha recipes and non-veg paratha recipes. Paratha recipes fall under the category of Indian flatbreads, roti and as chapathi in Tamil Nadu

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Paratha or Paranthas is an Indian Flatbread, which known as Parantha, prontha, parontay in Punjab, Porota (in Bengali), palata in Burma and porotha in Assamese. Paratha is prepared using wheat flour, and there are two types of paratha’s one is the plain flat bread where as the other one is stuffed with veggies or meat as per one’s desire.

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Paratha Recipes Indian | Stuffed Paranthas collection

Parathas is served for breakfast or tea-time snack. Since it’s more comfortable to pack in lunchbox, most of the lunchboxes are accompanied with parathas. Usually pickles and raitha is served as a side dish of paratha. But serve paratha with pickles, raita and dips like hummus, mayonnaise, tomato dip or tomato ketchup.

Parathas also paly a main role in healthy lunchbox recipes. Give a try and share your feed back with us and stay tuned with this page, as we will be sharing more Parathas recipe with step by step pictures and video.

More info about paratha refer here – Wikipedia

Sharing the step by step picture recipe of paratha that I have tried at home –

Paneer Paratha / Cottage Cheese Paratha / Paneer Chapathi

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Keerai Pakoda recipe | Crispy Spinach Pakora | Pasalai Keerai | Malabar spinach recipes

Keerai Pakoda recipe | Crispy Spinach Pakora | Pasalai Keerai | Malabar spinach recipes
Keerai Pakoda recipe | Crispy Spinach Pakora | Pasalai Keerai | Malabar spinach recipes

Pasalai Keerai Pakoda | Spinach Pakoda | கீரை பகோடா is a crispy, delicious and healthy snack that can be served as a side dish for lunch, served during tea-time and also a best way of making kids consume keerai / spinach. I have prepared Keerai Pakoda / Spinach Pakora using Pasalai Keerai | Malabar Spinach. Pasalai keerai is known as Malabar Spinach, this can be prepared curry, stir-fry and so on.

தமிழில் செய்முறைக்கு இங்கு அழுத்தவும்.

Keerai Pakoda video recipe –

Keerai Pakoda can be prepared with any variety of keerai / spinach, when the spinach the bigger in size, chop and use them else you can use it as such. Spinach Pakora / Keerai Pakoda is an easy, simple and quick tea-time snack or starter that can be prepared perfectly even by beginners.

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Sharing the Keerai Pakoda / Spinach Pakora / Greens Pakora recipe with step by step pictorial recipe and video recipe. Give a try and share your feedback with us…

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Pasalai Keerai Pakoda recipe | How to make crispy Spinach Pakora | Malabar spinach recipes

Ingredients:

  • Spinach / Pasalai keerai / Malabar spinach / பசலைகீரை – 1 ½ cups
  • Besan / Gram flour / கடலை மாவு – 1 ½ cups
  • Rice flour / அரிசி மாவு – 2 tbsp
  • Ajwain / Caraway seeds / Omam / ஒமம் – 1 tsp
  • Salt / உப்பு – 1 tsp
  • Cooking oil / எண்ணெய் – ¾ cup

Preparation:

  • Wash, drain the water and finely chop the spinach along with the stems, keep it aside.
  • In a bowl, take besan/gram flour, rice flour, ajwain/caraway seeds, chopped spinach, salt and crumble it well with your hands.
  • Sprinkle water little by little, and start mixing well with your hands, make sure no lumps are formed.
  • Meanwhile heat oil in a kadai, when the oil is kadai, take small portion the dough and start crumbling them in big pieces to the oil.
  • Cook only in medium flame, deep fry on both sides, until they start turning golden brown in color.
  • Drain the oil and remove it from fire.

Serve hot. Bring it room temperature, store it in an air-tight container and it stays fresh for 2 days.

 

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Pasalai Keerai Pakoda recipe | How to make crispy Spinach Pakora | கீரை பகோடா

கீரை பகோடா / பசலைகீரை பகோடா செய்முறை:

  • கீரையை தண்ணீரில் அலசி நன்றாக தண்ணீர் வடித்து எடுத்து கொள்ளவும்..
  • கீரையை தண்டுடன் சேர்த்து பொடியாக நறுக்கி கொள்ளவும்..
  • ஒரு வாய் அகண்ட பாத்திரத்தில் கடலை மாவு, அரிசி மாவு, ஒமம், உப்பு, பொடியாக நறுக்கிய கீரை சேர்த்து நன்றாக பிசைந்து கொள்ளவும்..
  • பின்பு தண்ணீரை கொஞ்சம் கொஞ்சமாக தெளித்து நன்றாக பிசைந்து கொள்ளவும்..
  • வாணெலியில் எண்ணெயை காய வைத்து கொள்ளவும்..
  • சிறு கீரை உருண்டை எடுத்து, உதிரி உதிரியாக எண்ணெயில் போடவும்..
  • மிதமான தீயில் பொன்னிறமாகும் வரை வேகவிடவும்..
  • வேந்தபின் எண்ணெய்யை நன்றாக வடித்து எடுத்து கொள்ளவும்..

சுவையான கீரை பகோடா ரெடி..

இதை சூடாகவும் பரிமாறலாம், அல்லது அரை வெப்பநிலைக்கு வந்தபின் காற்றுபுகாத டப்பாவில் அடைத்து வைத்து இரண்டு நாட்கள் பரிமாறலாம்.

 

 

Aval Vikatan Kitchen Yummy Awards

Aval Vikatan Kitchen Yummy Awards

Aval Vikatan is a leading Tamil Magazine from Vikatan group. It is the largest circulated contemporary women’s fortnightly magazine. It captures the very essence of Indian women, portraying her achievements and essaying her aspirations. Aval Vikatan awards commonly known as aval awards are the biggest honour given to most achieved women under many categories. Aval Vikatan Kitchen Yummy Awards are given on basis of Food. 

Aval kitchen is a monthly magazine, focusing food, cuisine from Vikatan Group. Aval vikatan in association with Aval Kitchen – conducts Aval Vikatan Kitchen yummy Awards . Aval Vikatan Kitchen yummy awards were given based on various categories of food – like top chef, top restaurants, best trend setter in food, best street food, best biriyani, best non-veg restaurant, best veg restaurant, best dietician, best youtuber and so on.

It was great pleasure, more happiness and much excitement when I received the Official invite for the Aval Vikatan Kitchen Yummy Awards – Kitchen Yummy Awards. Since I have been blogging for about 5 years, I have been contributing recipes for Aval Vikatan since this January for their 30 recipes collection. I have contributed 60 recipes under two categories – Recipes from Leftover Food and Summer Recipes. It was much prestigious and happiest moment for me when my recipes got published in Aval Vikatan, since I have been reading the magazine for more than two decades.

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Aval Vikatan Kitchen Yummy Awards.

Aval Vikatan Yummy Awards – Kitchen Yummy Awards was conducted by Friday 24th Aug 2018 at The Crowne Plaza Adyar Park, Chennai but still my heart and mind keeps on recollecting the good and beautiful moments held there.

Aval Vikatan Kitchen Yummy Awards.

Madraasi with her Backbone, love and energy

More than a beautiful moment, I could even address it as a miracle moment, when I got to sit and chat with my all-time favourite Chellam Gopalakrishnan Aunty – who is crowned as Menu Rani Chellam. My baking skills and other cuisines except Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to her. (More about my craziness and experience with aunty would continue in forthcoming blogpost). No festival comes without her cookery programs in most of the television channels.

Very next was my all-time favourite Chef. Dhamodaran, commonly called as Chef. Dhamu, the first chef to get Doctorate in cooking. Like him the loads, the way he cooks like adding the ingredients and the way he shows the final stage and the way he narrates the recipe while cooking makes everyone who watch the cookery program to Drool. My first cookbook after marriage, was his recipes and that was time when I carried almost 3 books of Chef Dhamu when I was in Malaysia, also it kept travelling with me to U.K and now still in my hands. My Biryani collections and food combo is purely dedicated to him. I got to see him very close by to me, but unfortunately could not chat or get blessing from him.

I would call it a Dream come true moment with my inspirations (Chef. Dhamodaran and Chellam aunty). Most heart touching award to me is for the Best Youtuber – Arumugam Uncle who has a Youtube channel with millions of views and followers. It was totally a bliss to watch him on the stage. All the awards where much given to the hardest workers, whom deserve them purely.

Also, it was great honour, where we (food bloggers) were invited on to stage, by the name Home Chef’s to honour a Food Stylist.

Totally it was the Aval Vikatan Awards – Kitchen Yummy awards was is been and being more inspirational, encouraging and supportive award function. Also, there is something every time I talk about hard work and feel I don’t even possess a single percentage of luck and I would stand anytime saying that this award is one and only based on HARD WORK and nothing else.

Thanks Team AVAL VIKATAN for the invite, encouragement and inspiration. Now I would proudly and happily say that there are platforms were HARDWORKS are recognised and celebrated, thanks for the inspiration in me.

Thai Food Festival – InAsia, Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bangalore

Thai Food Festival – InAsia, Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bangalore

Got an invite for Thai Food Festival at InAsia, Sheraton Grand, whitefield, Bangalore. I was much excited, since I have been watching Thai cuisine through food shows in television channels like TLC, Fox traveller – the way of making salad using mortar and pestle and cooking. I am an anytime fan of Marriott’s Food Festival, as they bring the atmosphere and chef from the origin, so that food tastes heavenly.

InAsia at Sheraton Grand, whitefield serves Thai cuisine and being Thai food festival, everyone where dressed in Thai style, also the restaurant was decorated in such a way, where few of the ladies, kept on preparing the salad using pestle and mortar, such a beautiful vision to the eyes. Not miss the live music using their traditional musical instruments Khim and Chakhe, played by two ladies over there.

Chef. Rungtiwa Sorlae from Bangkok, prepared all the dishes in the traditional way for us. Food tasting started from Raw Papaya salad till the Coconut pudding which was amazing, delicious and tasty. Let me share the pictures of the food we had over there along with the names of the dishes…

Thai Food Festival - In Asia, Sheraton Grand, Bangalore

Thai Food Festival – In Asia, Sheraton Grand, Bangalore

Raw Papaya salad – Actually the salad, tastes spicy, since I don’t prefer spicy version, Chef opted me for the sweet version. It tastes yum, with the crunchiness of the peanuts, raw papaya and sweet along with honey.

  • Thai Soup
  • Phad Thai Noodles
  • Phad Thai Chicken
  • Fluffy Omelette with Crab
  • Prawn Thai Curry
  • Jasmine rice
  • Pumpkin Coconut Pudding

Give a try, all the dishes served here are traditional and authentic Thai Food.