Monday, December 12, 2016

Manthal/ Sole fish fry

 3 big sole fish/ manthal(approx 750gm)
2-4 shallots
6-7 garlic pods, peeled
1 Tbsp kashmiri chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp pepper powder
 few curry leaves
salt to taste
1Tbsp coconut oil
1tsp sesame oil

  • Clean the fish, wash and cut into medium size pieces.
  • Grind together the shallots, garlic, curry leaves, chilli powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder and salt with one teaspoon coconut oil  into a fine thick paste(you can sprinkle little water to make the grinding easy, but take care not to add too much)
  • Marinate the fish with the grinded paste for atleast 15-20 minutes(the more the better).
  • Heat a nonstick pan. Pour the remaining coconut oil and sesame oil.
  • Once the oil is hot,turn the heat to medium low. Place the marinated fish on the pan and fry, flipping over after few minutes until both the sides of the fish is cooked and roasted well.
  • Remove from the pan and garnish with curry leaves.
  • Serve with rice and any curry of your choice.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Potato Stir Fry

Nothing is more comforting than a simple potato stir fry. Make this as an accompaniment with curd rice.
Pure bliss...
2 medium sized potatoes
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
salt to taste
2 Tbsp oil
a pinch of fenugreek powder
2 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves

  • Peel, wash and chop the potatoes into small cubes
  • Heat oil in a wok. Add the chopped potatoes and stir fry for 2 minutes on a medium high flame.
  • Reduce heat and add the chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt. Stir fry for 2 minutes.
  • Cover and cook on a low flame for 5-7 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked.
  • Sprinkle the fenugreek powder and stir fry for 1-2 minutes more.
  • Remove from heat and add the chopped coriander leaves. Mix well and serve.

Recipe courtesy: Our friend Usha. Thankyou Usha for sharing this simple and easy recipe with us.