September 19, 2020

DRY CAULIFLOWER MANCHURIAN - LESS OIL & VERY HEALTHY (USING AIR FRYER)


 Instead of oil fried, this cauliflower are air fried.  Healthy, delicious & guilt free side dish which can be served as an appetisers or with fried rice.

Ingredients :

  1. Medium sized cauliflower florets - 4 cups
  2. Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
  3. Salt to taste 
  4. Chilly powder - 2 tsp
  5. Corn flour - 2 tbsp
  6. Gram flour - 1 tsp
  7. Oil - 2 tsp
  8. Onion, chopped - 2 nos
  9. Garlic, chopped - 10 pods
  10. Capsicum, chopped - 1/4 cup
  11. Green chillies, chopped - to taste
  12. Soy sauce - 1 tsp
  13. Spring onions, for garnishing


Method :
 Video link


1.  Mix together cauliflower florets, turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt, cornflour, gram flour & little water.

2.  Preheat the air fryer @200 C.  Grease the fryer pan with oil.

3.  Evenly spread the cauliflower & fry them for 12 mins or until crispy.

4.  Meanwhile, in a pan add oil.  Add finely chopped onions, garlic & saute.

5.  Add capsicum, green chillies & soy sauce.  Saute.

6.  Once the onion mixture is cooked, add fried cauliflower & toss.

7.  Finally, garnish it with spring onions.



Serve warm.


September 8, 2020

Avial without curd | Kerala style Avial | அவியல்


Avial is a traditional recipe prepared almost in every household in kerala.  Most popular & important dish in most of the festivals & celebrations. Very nutritious & fulfilling side dish prepared with lotz of vegetables of our own choice.  Some makes it dry or with a little gravy - It's really ur own choice.  Vegetables are cooked in the spicy coconut gravy & coconut oil  taste delicious with variety rice.  


Ingredients :
  1. Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
  2. Water - 1 cup
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Cut vegetables ( yam, raw banana, carrot, beans, potato, drumstick, snake gourd) - 2 cups
  5. Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  6. Green chillies - 3 to 4 nos (adjust to ur spice level)
  7. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  8. Tamarind paste - 1 tsp
  9. Red chillies
  10. Curry leaves 
  11. Vadagam - 1 tsp
Method :
                               Recipe link 



1.   Cook the vegetables with salt & enough water till tender.  

2.   Grind the coconut, green chillies, tamarind paste & cumin seeds to a fine paste.

3.  Add the above spice paste to the cooked vegetables & cook for few mins.

3.   Heat coconut oil, add red chillies, curry leaves & vadagam.  Pour this seasonings to the avial.




Serve warm with rice or appam.

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