Sunday, 10 July 2016

Peethala pulusu (crab curry)

Yummy spicy peethala pulusu,goes well with rice.

Crabs: 6-8
Ginger garlic paste: 4 teaspoons
Onion: 1 large finely chopped
Tomato: 2 Finley diced
Coconut powder: 3 tablespoons
Poppy seeds: 2 tablespoons
Cloves: 4
Cardamom: 2
Curry leaves: 3 strands
Coriander leaves: few finely chopped
Red chilli powder: 2-3 teaspoons
Salt: as per requirement
Coriander powder: 2 tablespoons
Tamarind pulp: 2 lemon sized tamarind ( wash and soak in water)

Soak crabs in salt water for 5-10 minutes and clean them with a brush(new tooth brush) and keep it ready.

Grind poppy seeds,coconut powder,cloves and cardamom to fine paste and keep it ready.

Soak tamarind in water and get the pulp out of this and keep it ready.

Now take a deep,wide  pan and add oil and once the oil is heated add onions and Saute them until  golden brown.

Now add ginger garlic paste and once the raw flavour is gone add grounded coconut and spices paste.

Once it is fried in the oil for sometime add red chilli powder,salt and cook for a minute and later add chopped tomatoes and close the lid.

Once all the tomatoes are mushy add coriander leaves,curry leaves and add washed crabs and coat it well with tomato gravy.

After 5 minutes add tamarind pulp and add required amount of water,coriander powder and cook until you get a nice semi liquid gravy.

Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve with rice.

Happy cooking😊😊

Friday, 1 July 2016

Kodi kura (chicken fry)

Spicy yet tasty chicken fry,you can serve it with rice or roti's.

Chicken: 1 bird cut into curry pieces
Onion: 1 large finely chopped
Green chillies: 2 chopped
Coriander leaves: few finely chopped
Mint leaves: 2 palmful finely chopped
Coconut powder: 4 tablespoons
Chicken masala: (Everest or MTR chicken masala)
Cinnamon sticks: 1 inch
Cardamom: 2
Caraway seeds: 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric: 1/2 tablespoon
Red chilli powder: 3
Garam masala: 1 tablespoon
Ginger garlic paste: 3 tablespoons
Oil: as per requirment


Clean the chicken and keep it aside and make a fine powder of coconut,caraway seeds,cardamom,cinnamon and cloves and keep it aside.

Now take a pan and add oil,once it heats up a little add chopped onions,green chillies and fry until golden brown.

Now add turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste.

Once  the raw flavour of ginger garlic goes away add coconut mixture( grounded along with whole spices).

Fry it for sometime and add chicken pieces,mint leaves,coriander leaves and coat it well with these spices and cook on slow flame.

Chicken oozes out lot of water and cook until all the water is evaporated.

Now add chicken masala and fry it with chicken for sometime.

Later add red chilli powder and salt and cook until chicken  absorbs all the spices.

At the end add coriander masala and cook for some more time and switch off the flame.

Happy cooking 😊😊