Monday, September 22, 2008

Kappa/Tapioca/Yuca curry

Tapioca curry/stir fry is one of the popular food from Kerala.It is enjoyed with spicy fish curry.One must try this delicious Kappa curry or stir fry.

  1. Three medium size Tapioca 8-10 inch long duly cut into pieces.
  2. 2 Tb.Spoon cooking oil.
  3. 1 chopped small size onion.
  4. 1 T.spoon mustard seeds.
  5. 5-6 Slit green chillies.
  6. 1 T.spoon turmeric powder.
  7. 1 Cup fresh grated coconut.
  8. 3 Stems of fresh curry leaves.

Cooking Method:-

  1. Heat 2 Tb.spoon oil in big size heavy gauge Pot. As oil heats throw in 1 T.spoon mustard seeds...hear them splatter for 15-20 seconds then add chopped oinions.Stir it for five minutes on medium flame.
  2. Add turmeric powder/one stem of curry leaf/and slit green chillies.Stir and Mix.
  3. Add cut Tapioca and mix all well...stir it on high heat for 5 minutes. Now add two cups of water and salt. close lid and let it cook on medium flame for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Open the lid and add remaining two stems of curry leaves and half cup grated fresh coconut..Stir it well.At this stage if you wish to have more gravy then add one more cup of water and cook it for another 3-4 minutes on low flame.Lastly garnish with remaining fresh coconut.

    Enjoy this with fish curry.

NOTE:- Tapioca is very hard to clean and cut.Use potato peeler and peel till you see clean white part..use heavy knife to make pieces.If you find non white stained portion then just chop it out.You will find one hard string in middle..remove it as you make pieces.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Grain Enriched Methi Roti.

This is Methi Roti enriched with multi grain flours,herbs and spices.It is absolute healthy and tasty delight to enjoy as complete meal or snack.

  1. 4 Cup wheat flour.
  2. 1/4 cup flaxseed meal.
  3. 1/4 cup corn meal.
  4. 1/2 cup Ragi flour.(finger millet)
  5. 1/2 Barley flour.
  6. 10-12 cloves of big size garlic( finely crushed)
  7. 2 cups of chopped or frozen methi. (Fresh methi use 3 cups)
  8. 7-8 Green chilli.(finely crushed)
  9. 1 T.spoon Turmeric powder.
  10. 2 Tb.spoon Corriander powder.
  11. 3 Tb.spoon Kasuri Methi.
  12. 4 Tb.spoon Oil.
  13. Salt.
Preparation Method:-
  1. Add all flours (ingredients 1-5) in the food processor and add salt.Run food processor for 30 seconds.
  2. Add Rest all the ingredients in the food processor and run for one slowly start adding water... run for 40 seconds..Check if the dough started to form together into ball...touch and see the softness....If you find it hard or not merged then add little more water and run food processor.At this stage add very little oil so that Roti dough will smoothly move inside food processor.Check for salt and adjust quantity.
  3. Make approximate 25-30 balls from the dough and roll like chapati sizing 5-6 inch in diameter and fry on Thick gauge Griddle with touch of little oil above each Methi roti.

    Enjoy with Yogurt/sour cream or cream cheez.