Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Chemmeen Unda Puttu Or Prawns Dumplings

Today I'm posting a very traditional kerala dish made with prawns filling in rice flour dough....This is a very tasty and easy dish for a tea time or for dinner too...

Now to the recipe..


For Masala Filling:

350 gms Prawns
2 tsp Red chilly powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Fennel seeds powder
1/4 tsp Garam masala powder
1 large Onion
1.5 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 green chillies 
1 small Tomato
3 tsp Coconut oil
Coriander leaves

For Rice Flour Dough:

1.5 c Rice flour
2 c Boiling water
1 tsp Oil
1 c Grated coconut for rolling


Preparing Masala:

1.Clean the prawns well and cut into small pcs.
2.Marinate with red chilly powder,turmeric powder and salt.
3.In a pan heat oil put the chopped onions and saute well.
4.Add the ginger garlic paste and crushed green chillies and saute well.
5.Add the chopped tomatoes and mix well till it becomes soft.
6.Add the marinated prawns and mix well.
7.Add the fennel seed powder and garam masala powder and mix well.
8.Cook till the prawns are done.
9.Add the chopped coriander leaves and mix well.Keep tis aside.
10.Adjust the salt as per taste.

Preparing Dough And Filling:

1.Boil the water with salt.
2.Pour this water to the measured rice flour in a bowl.
3.Add the oil amd knead the dough well.
4.Now take out small balls out of this dough.
5.Make small discs and keep a small amout of prawn filling in this and close it and roll it well without cracks.
6.Now roll each balls in grated coconut.

7.Now steam this ball till done.
8.Serve hot...

Friday, February 10, 2017

Kayikkas Biryani

Here is my post for this month's MFB challenge.This month the challenge is biryani...
Biryani is one of our family fav...if any guests or when we feel like having biryani I used to make...

Today I'm posting a biryani famous in a hotel in kerala...the name of the hotel is Kayees Rahmathulla Hotel and the biryani is Kayikkas Biryani...I searched a lot for this recipe and made this with the recipe I got.

Actual recipe is give with mutton but I prepared this with chicken.

Now to the Recipe..


1 kg Chicken
10 no.s Shallots
6 large Onions
10 to 12 Green chillies
1 bulb Garlic
1 med pc Ginger
2 large Tomato
1 Lemon
1/2 c Curd
1 tbsp Cumin seeds
1 tbsp Garam masala
1/4 tbsp Turmeric
750 g Rice
Cinnamon sticks
Star Anise
150 g Pineapple sliced
Cashew nuts
Mint leaves
Coriander leaves
Few Almonds
1/2c Coconut milk
Few strands saffron


1.Crush onion,garlic.shallots and ginger.
2.Heat the oil and add some sliced onions from the full onions and fry them till golden brown and drain it and keep aside,Fry the cashews and raisins and drain it too and keep aside.This is for garnishing.
3.Now add little more oil to this and saute the rest of sliced onions and saute til brown.
4.Add the crushed ginger garlic onion mixture to this and saute well.
5.Add the turmeric powder and garam masala powder.
6.Add the sliced tomatoes and saute well.
7.Now add the curd and chicken and mix well.Add salt as per taste.
8.Add some chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves and mix well and cook covered.Once cook off the flame and set aside.

9.In a big vessel boil a large amount of water with salt and add cardamom,cloves,cinnamon stick,cumin seeds and star anise.
10.When the water is boiling add the rice to this and cook till just done.
11.Drain this rice.
12.Soak the almond in a cup of water.
13.When soaked remove the skin of almond and grind the almonds along with coconut milk and saffron.This is for sprinkling when dum.
14.Now spread some ghee in a large vessel.
15.Spread half of the rice in the vessel.
16.Now spread some chopped mint and coriande leaves,ghee and almond coconut mixture.
17.Now pour the chicken masala over the rice.
18.Now put the rest of the rice over the chicken masala.

19.Now spread some ghee.
20.Spread the almond coconut mixture,coriander mint leaves,chopped pineapples and fried nuts and fried onions.
21.Now close this with a tight lid and keep it on low flame for 20 mins.
22. Open and serve the hot biryani with raita pappadams and pickle.

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