Sunday, October 30, 2011

Koorka mezhukkupuratti (Chinese potato-stir fry)

  1. Koorka/Chinese potato-1 lb
  2. Pearl onion-12-15, or onion-1-diced
  3. Chilly powder-1/2-1 tsp
  4. Coriander powder-1 tsp
  5. Meat/Chicken masala-1/2-1 tsp
  6. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  7. Salt
  8. Coconut slices(thengakkottu)-a handful  
  9. Mustard seeds-1 tsp
  10. Curry leaves- 2 sprigs
  11. Dry red chilly-1-2
  12. Oil-1 tbsp
Clean chinese potato, wash with plenty of water and cut into slices.
Mix the ingredients 1-8  and cook covered in 1 cup of water until the chinese potatoes are tender. Open the lid and boil off any water. In another pan heat oil, splutter mustards, add dry red chillies, curry leaves followed by the cooked chinese potatoes and saute for 10 min.Serve with rice.

Note: If you use already cooked and frozen chinese potatoes, just add 1/4 cup of water along with the ingredients 1-8 and cook for 10 min, just to coat the masala powders on the chinese potato.

Special thanks to Renjith and Sunila for getting our favorite koorka.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Leek and carrot stir fry

Leeks-1cup, chopped (discard the dark green portion)
Carrot-1 cup, thinly sliced
Green chilly-2
Onion-1/2 cup,thinly sliced
Mustard seeds

Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves.Stir in leeks, carrots, green chilly ,onion, salt and stir fry until the carrots are tender.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pork Roast

  1. Pork-1 lb
  2. Chilly powder-1 tsp
  3. Coriander powder-2.5 tsp
  4. Any meat masala powder/ Garam masla- 1.5 tsp
  5. Fennel powder(perumjeerakam)-1 tsp
  6. Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Salt
  8. Onion-2,medium slices
  9. Ginger-1.5 inch piece, sliced lengthwise
  10. Garlic- 5-6, sliced lengthwise
  11. Green chilly-2, sliced lengthwise
  12. Black pepper powder-1 tsp
  13. Curry leaves- 2 sprigs
  14. Crushed whole garam masala (Cardamom-3, Cloves-4, Cinnamon-1 inch piece)
  15. Curry leaves
  16. Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  17. Oil
  • Cut pork into medium sized pieces. Rub with the ingredients 2-7. Cook the pork without adding any water(water will ooze out from the meat). When it is done, boil off any excess water.
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and add sliced onion, garlic and ginger followed by green chilly. Saute for ~10min, add cooked pork, black pepper powder and stir until the pork is brown in color. Finally add crushed whole garam masala and curry leaves.