Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Grilled Pork Ribs

Pork ribs-2 lb
Ingredients for boiling the ribs:
Minced Garlic-1 tsp
Ginger-1/2 inch piece, crushed
Bay leaves-3
Cinnamon stick-1
Crushed red pepper-1 tsp
Garam Masala powder-1 tsp
Crushed whole pepper corns-1/2 tsp
For sauce mix:
Soy sauce-3 tsp
Chilly garlic sauce-3 tsp
Red chilly powder-1/2 tsp
Vinegar/Lemon juice-1 tsp
Crushed red chillies-1/2 tsp
Pepper powder-1/2-1tsp
Wash and clean pork ribs. Remove the thin membrane on one side of the ribs and slice into pieces as shown below.

Boil water with the ingredients listed under for boiling. Turn heat to medium, add ribs and cook slowly in medium- low flame for 1 hour. While it is getting cooked, combine the ingredients for sauce in a medium bowl. After one hour, drain ribs and coat them with sauce mix by tossing them in a bowl. Spread ribs to a baking dish lined with aluminum foil.
Wrap in aluminum foil and bake each side  at 375F for 15 min. Afterwards, broil each side of the ribs uncovered  around 5-7 minutes to brown them. Spray oil if required. Serve warm

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Bitter Gourd-Dryfish Stir Fry/Pavakka-Unakkameen thoran/പാവക്കാ-ഉണക്കമീന്‍ തോരന്‍

Bitter gourd, finely chopped - 1.5 cups
Dried fish, fried and crushed-3/4 cup
(preferably any dry fish without bones)
Onion-1 large, chopped
Ginger, chopped-1 tsp
Garlic, chopped, 1 tsp
Green chilly-3-5, finely chopped
Curry leaves-2 sprigs
Grated coconut-1 cup
Kudam puli-2, soak them in 1/8 cup of water
Oil-1 tbsp
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Add oil into a pan, splutter mustards and add chopped green chilly, garlic, ginger and curry leaves. Saute for two minutes. Stir in chopped bitter gourd and onion. Pour in the kudam puli along with water and cook covered until it is half done. Add crushed dried fish, grated coconut and cook until its done. Boil off any excess water and stir fry for couple of minutes. Serve with rice.
To reduce the bitterness, chop bitter gourd into salt water. Then drain the salt water by squeezing.
Soak the dry fish in water for 30-45min if they are too salty. Drain water and fry them in oil.