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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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Monday, May 9, 2011

Cheerathandu – Vellarikka Theeyal


Ingredients :

  1. Cheerathandu  -  12 No.s
  2. Vellarikka – sliced 1 cup
  3. Green chily – 3 No.s
  4. Pearl onion – 6-7 No.s
  5. Coconut – grated (1/2  a coconut)
  6. Chilly powder – 1 tspn
  7. Turmeric powder – ½ tspn
  8. Coriander powder
  9. Tamarind  -  size of a Gooseberr y(adjust the qty as per your taste)
  10. Coconut oil – 1 tbspn
  11. Mustard seeds
  12. Curry leaves
  13. Salt

Preparation

Take a botton heay pan.Add cheerathandu(sliced),cucumber and 1 green chilly.Add a cup of water and cook well. Take another pan, add grated coconut ,2-3 Pearl onion .Fry  it in low flame until it becomes golden brown color.Add chily powder, coriander powder,turmeric powder and remove from fire. Grind the coconut into a smooth paste adding a little water.Take a pan.Add cococnut oil,whole red chilly and splutter mustard seeds.Add curry leaves, pearl onions and green chillies.Fry the onions till it becomes golden brown in color.Add the onion, tamarind pulp and the coconut paste to the vegetables.Add salt to taste.Cook till the raw taste leaves.Serve hot.

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