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Vazhakkai Mezhukkupuratti - Kerala Style Raw Banana stir fry

Mezhukkupuratti, or Stir fry is a typical Kerala Style Stir-Fry and often made with vegetables like Raw Banana, Yam or any other vegetables. This raw banana sir fry is very flavorful side dish which goes very well with rice. Let's see how its done. Quick video below for easy reference Ingredients: Raw banana – 3 medium sized banana/plantain Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Salt as needed Shallots – 5-6 (optional) Garlic – 5-6 cloves peeled Dried red chilli - 3-4 (or as per spice level) Kashmiri Red Chilli powder – 1-2 (optional -for colour) Coconut oil/ vegetable oil – 2 tsp Mustard seeds – 1 tsp Curry leaves – a sprig Method : Peel the skin of raw banana and cut it lengthwise and keep it in water (to avoid changing colour/ discolouration) Now, take a sauce pan/ pan and add the cut raw banana, to it add just enough water to cover the raw banana, add turmeric powder, salt needed.  Cook the raw banana until soft but not mushy. Take care not to over cook the banana.  Once cooked, strain th

Ela Ada - Steamed Rice Pancakes with Jaggery & Coconut Filling

Ela Ada or Ada always evokes nostalgic memories. Ela ada or elayappam as some call it is a very healthy and popular recipe from Kerala usually served as an evening snack with tea. It is basically a steamed sweet delicacy made with rice flour dough and a Jaggery- coconut filling. It is a heavenly yet healthy mixture, which has the sweetness of coconut and melted jaggery and sealed within a layer of steamed rice flour dough. Ela ada can be made using wheat and rice flour and the fillings can vary. Though coconut and jaggery remain the most popular filling, it can be replaced by jackfruit and jaggery too, called chakka varatti. I have also had simple coconut & sugar versions.  As mentioned before, some dishes just brings in lots of childhood memories and Ela ada is a personal fav. Let's see how to make this super tasty and healthy snack. Step wise pictures given below.  Ingredients : Rice flour - 1 cup Water -1 1/2 cup / 1.5 cup (for dough)  Salt to taste Cumin 1/4 tsp Ghee- 1

Coriander Pulao | Kothamali Rice - One pot Meal

Any type of pulao or pilaf is one pot rice made with aromatic spices and herbs. In India, there are many types of pulao made and relished like vegetable pulao, matar (Peas) pulao, Kashmiri pulao, coconut pulao. Check other quick One pot meals here. Todays dish is quick and easy Coriander Pulao which can also be made with leftover rice as well as like a normal pulao. It goes well with onion or Boondi Raita. I usually add vegetables to this to make it wholesome meal, but you can also make it as a simple plain coriander pulao and it still will be tasty. Lets see how's this done. Step by step images are updated below Updated Recipe on : 22nd May 2022  Serves : 4 Ingredients : ( FOR MASALA PASTE:) 1/2 Onion chopped 1/2 inch ginger  4 garlic pods  4 cloves / lavang  ½ tsp whole pepper  1 inch cinnamon  2 green chilli (split) Handful coriander leaves  Other Ingredients:  1 tbsp ghee or clarified butter / Oil  1 bay leaf / tej patta 1 tsp cumin seeds /jeera  1/2 onion,