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'Exquisite' means of such beauty or delicacy as to arouse intense delight .A food that's creative, thoughtfully prepared, beautifully presented and easy to eat makes it absolutely delicious.On this corner,I have tried to recollect the spicy memories and food that I have enjoyed, a delicacy that still persist on the corner of my heart.Hope you too will enjoy it. Bon Appetit !

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Yam Fry


Ingredients


  1. Yam   -  500 gms
  2. Chilly powder - 1 tspn
  3. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tspn 
  4. Coconut oil - 1 tbspn
  5. Whole Red chilly - 2 no:s
  6. Mustard seeds
  7. Curry leaves
  8. Salt - to taste


Preparation

Slice the yam into medium sized square pieces. 

Take a pan cook the yam with 1/4 tspn chilly powder, turmeric powder and water. Cook well.


Heat oil in a bottom heavy pan.Splutter mustard seeds. .Add whole red chillies and curry leaves. Add the cooked yam and salt to taste.
Saute well,make sure that you don't crush the vegetables. Add the rest of the chilly powder and mix well. Cook till the raw taste of the powders leave.

Serve hot.Goes well with rice.


Note: Make sure that you drain the cooked yam if any water is 

left out.

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Carrot Stir Fry / Carrot Thoran


Ingredients

  1. Carrot- 3 medium sized (finely chopped)
  2. Coconut - 1 cup(grated)
  3. Chilly powder - 1 tbspn
  4. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tspn
  5. Cumin seeds - 1/2 tspn
  6. Coconut oil - 1 tbspn
  7. Whole red chilly - 2 No:s
  8. Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  9. Mustard seeds
  10. Salt


How to make
Take a kadai .Pour coconut oil and add whole red chilly,splutter mustard seeds,curry leaves . Fry for few seconds. Add chopped carrot. (The carrots are evenly chopped as I did it in my food processor.)

Saute for 2-3 minutes. Cover and cook well in low flame. Give it a stir once in between otherwise it will stick to the bottom of the kadai. Crush the 4-7 ingredients either using a mixer or by hand. When the carrot is well cooked add salt and saute for 1 minute and then add the crushed coconut mix. Cover the kadai and cook for 3-4 minutes so that the raw taste of the powders leave.
Serve with rice.


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