Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Cucumber Kichadi/Cucumber in Coconut Yoghurt Sauce

               All Keralites would be a fan of kichadi.I wasnt a fan of cucumber before getting this recipe.But since I got this recipe I would love to prepare this veg item,a form of raita,with rice always.This is a simple but delicious famous recipe of Kerala for Sadhya (a veg thali of Keralites prepared during the festival Onam).This can be prepared using many kind of vegetables provided that they should be cooked with green chilly and turmeric before mixing it with the yoghurt sauce.
                Now shall jump on to the recipe....


Preparation Time :10 Minutes,Cooking Time: 2 Minutes
2 Cups Cucumber Diced
1/2 Cup Sour Cream / Yoghurt
1 Cup Grated Coconut
1/2 Teaspoon Mustard seeds
5 Small Cloves of Garlic
Salt as per taste
3 Green Chillies / 3 Kaanthari mulak(spicy small chillies)

For Seasoning
1/2 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
Few Curry Leaves
2 Dried Red Chilli
1 1/2 Tablespoon Coconut Oil


1. Mix the diced cucumber with salt and keep it aside for half an hour.
2. Grind Sour Cream,coconut,mustard seeds,salt,green chillies and garlic until you get a smooth paste.
3. Now add in to the cucumber mixture and stir well.
4. In another wok,heat coconut oil and spoon in mustard seeds.When it splutters,add the dried red chillies and curry leaves.
5. Stir until the curry leaves turn crispier ie about 2 minutes and dump it to the cucumber mixture.
6. The kichadi is ready to be served....
         This dish of mine is linked to the Cook with Green Event and Give Away of of Mery Tummy

Friday, 16 August 2013

Creamy Fruit Pudding

            Hi friends,after long days of rejoicing,I am back to blogging.....Eid had made me busy and away from blogging.Anyways am back with a sweet dish which is vegan.Creamy Fruit Pudding is a healthy simple but yummily delicious dessert.This recipe is too good for kids.But elder ones please be careful as it carries a lot of calories and fat.One scoop will do,but not more.....But simply you cant stop yourself from digging in...Its yummy yummy and yummyyyyy.....
          This creamy delicacy would become one of your favorite dessert just because of the easiness in preparing and the creamy texture.The dessert is too creamy and delicious that you won't know the quantity you had.....


Preparation time 20 minutes,setting time:Half an hour

200 gm Sweetened Condensed milk
170 gm Fresh Cream
2 Cups Whipped Cream (Either by beating whipping powder with milk or by whipping whipping cream      with icing sugar.I opt the first one,anyway it should be whipped to soft peaks)
Seeds of 2 Pomegranate
2 Small bananas diced
2 Apples (Peeled and diced)


1.  Whip the whipping cream powder with milk or whipping cream with icing sugar to make soft peaks.
2.  In another big bowl,beat fresh cream and condensed milk with a hand mixer to get a frothy consistency.
3.  Now fold in the whipped cream to the fresh cream mixture slowly.
4.  Fold in the fruits also.
5.  Then transfer the mixture to a setting tray and cover it with cling film.Refrigerate for 2 hours until set.

Note: You wont get the consistency of normal pudding which is set.But you would get the consistency of ice cream.Scoop it and serve.