Sunday, April 10, 2011

Broccoli Salad

  1. Broccoli florets-3 cups
  2. Red onion-1/2, chopped
  3. Raisins-1/4 cup
  4. Green peas -1/4 cup
  5. Almonds/pistachios or cashew nuts-1/4 cup
  6. Bell peppers-3 tsp, chopped
  7. Bacon-3 slices, fried and crumbled (optional)

For dressing:
Mayonnaise-1 cup
Sugar-2 tsp
Honey-2 tsp
Vinegar-1 tsp

Pepper powder
  1. In a bowl, mix together the ingredients for dressing.
  2. Combine ingredients 1-7 in a separate bowl, add dressing to this and mix well.
  3. Add salt and pepper powder

You can slice each florets into 2 or 3 pieces
It is a perfect side dish for BBQs

Friday, April 8, 2011

Bacon podichathu

  1. Bacon strips-10
  2. Dry red chilly(lal mirchi)-4
  3. Pearl onion-5
  4. Lemon juice-1 tsp
  5. cilantro-3 sprigs
  6. Oil-1/2 tsp
  7. Salt

  1. Fry bacon strips in a pan without adding oil until it becomes crispy, drain it from oil.
  2. Fry dry red chillies by adding 1/2 tsp of oil
  3. Crush all the ingredients together. Serve with rice.

You can replace dry red chillies with green chillies or chilly powder

Friday, April 1, 2011

Kothu Porotta


Kerala porotta -4, (medium sized, chopped)
Onion-1, medium ( chopped)
Tomato-1, medium ( chopped)
Green chilly-2
Ginger garlic paste-1/2 tsp
Chilly powder-1/2 tsp
Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
Meat masala-1 tsp
Cilantro-1/3 cup(chopped)
Curry leaves-few
Salt to taste

  1. Heat oil in a pan, add mustards and curry leaves followed by ginger garlic paste, onion and green chillies.
  2. Add chilly powder, coriander powder and masala powder when onions are brown
  3. Saute for a while and add tomato and stir. Cook covered until it became a paste
  4. Add chopped porottas along with 1/4 cup of water and salt, stir and cook covered in medium heat for 5 min. Crack the egg in the middle of the pan and stir continuously until it is dry.
  5. Finally add cilantro and serve hot