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Simply Spicy

Indian spices and spicy recipes

Updated: 2017-12-13T01:26:57.745-06:00


Poo Ada with Tender Coconut


Poo ada is what this ada is called. A simple ada which is lightly sweetened and good to have as snack with evening tea or for a good breakfast.Roasted rice flour is used for making this ada. The roasted rice flour should not be very finely powdered.It's good to have a little fine rice rawa in the rice flour.Tender coconut is used as filling which gives a delicious taste.If tender coconut is (image)

Roasted Vanpayar Curry


Roasted vanpayar / red gram curry makes a delicious curry to have along with rice. In conversation with my father, he recollected a vanpayar curry that his mother used to make. Along with my father i cooked this vanpayar curry and we enjoyed a good meal. Ingredients 1 cup - Brown vanpayar To grind 1/2 shell - Coconut, grated 6 - Shallots / small onion 1/2 tsp - Jeera / Cumin seeds 5 -  Dry(image)

Kadala Pradhaman


Pradhaman made with brown kadala, with it's skin peeled off,  is a delicious combination of  jaggery and coconut milk. A good add to the onasadhya. Ingredients 3 cup - Brown kadala / brown chickpea 400 gm - Jaggery 1 big - Coconut, grated 3 - Clove 5 - Cardamom, powdered 5 - Cashewnuts, slit in half 5 - Dry white raisins / Kishmish 1/4 cup - Thinly sliced coconut bits / Thengakothu 2 tsp - (image)

Vishu Katta ~ Vishu ashamsakal


This year i tried my hands on making vishu katta that is very popular in thrissur. Vishu katta is a part of vishu in thrissur. This is served for breakfast  along with tender cashew nut curry  or jaggery syrup. Also can be served along with chicken / mutton curry or stew. I started off getting unakkalari, which was labelled red raw rice on the packet. Now you have to soak this rice for (image)

Hyderabadi Bagara Gosht


Hyderabadi Cuisine could be found in the kitchens of the former Hyderabad State that includes Telangana region, Marathwada region and Hyderabad Karanataka region.The cuisine emphasises the use of ingredients that are carefully chosen and cooked to the right degree and time. Utmost attention is given to picking the right kind of spices, meat, rice, etc. Therefore, an addition of a certain(image)

Fish Masala Roast


It's been a while since i blogged and getting back to it seemed hard. Happy to receive comments from you readers in the meanwhile. Some of you requested me to start blogging again. Here i am and i hope to get more inspired to keep on blogging. Thank you all for visiting and for the wonderful comments. Coming to the post, this fish roast is a dry preparation, that you can cook fish wrapped (image)

Paneer Malabari


This curry has the flavors and tastes of a naadan fish curry, where paneer replaces the fish. A friend who turned pure veg has come up with this yummy recipe, that was thoroughly enjoyed by my family. Ingredients 250 gram - Paneer, cut to cubes or triangles1 medium size - Raw sour mango, cut to small pieces1 medium size - Tomato, chopped2 to 4 - Green chili, slit in center6 tbsp - Coconut milk (image)

Soya Chunks Roast


For those who want to try soya chunks, this could be one recipe you could try. Thanks to a dear friend for this delicious soya chunks recipe. With a blend of masala, this roast has a nadan taste, that's more or less like a meat roast. Ingredients 200 grams - Soya chunks 1 cup - Small onion / Shallots, sliced 2 medium - Onion, sliced 2'' piece - Ginger, crushed 6 to 8 big flakes - Garlic, (image)

Punjabi Chole


Punjabi chole cooked with tea leaves, gives a dark color to the chole. Usually it's served along with poori or batura or roti. I have used mustard oil to cook chole, but if one doesn't prefer mustard oil, then use ghee or any other vegetable oil. IngredientsTo cook Chana500 gram - Kabuli chana, soaked overnight2 tsp - Tea leavesSalt to tasteOther ingredients1/2 tsp - red chili powder1 tsp - (image)

Kadachakka Varutharacha Curry - Breadfruit Masala Curry


There is one fine kadachakka tree in the backyard of the tharavadu veedu in kerala. Playing around the trees and climbing it was a favorite thing to do as a kid. I am not sure if the tree still remains, but then the dishes made with the kadachakka were delicious. Varuthu aracha masala curry made with kadachakka tastes like a meat curry and goes so well with rice.Ingredients3 cups - Breadfruit/ (image)

Drumstick Leaves Adai


Adai with drumstick leaves is nutritious and filling. Makes a good breakfast or a snack.Ingredients2 cups - Raw rice3/4 cup - Toor dal1 tsp - Cumin seeds1 medium - Onion6 to 8 - Dry red chili, as to taste1/2 tsp - Asafotida2 springs - Curry leaves1/2 cup - Drumstick leavesSalt to tasteMethod1 ) Soak rice for 3 to 4 hours and toor dal for one hour separately.2 ) Grind rice and dal with cumin, (image)

Manthanga/ Pumpkin Curry


Usually pumpkin is not in my grocery list, since it imparts a sweet taste to the curry. But when the grocery shopping was done by my better half, there comes the pumpkin to my kitchen. I had this recipe with me, which i had not tried. So tried it and it was not so bad. Ingredients2 cups - Pumpkin, chopped to small pieces1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder1/2 tsp - Red chili powderFew curry leavesSalt to (image)

Bottle gourd Khichadi


Bottle gourd is an easily available and common vegetable. It's got many beneficial values, when consumed cooked or uncooked. Here is a khichadi, just like a pachadi made out of this vegetable.Ingredients1 Medium size - Bottle gourd,peeled & chopped to small pieces1 cup - Thick creamy & sour yogurt/curdsSalt to tasteGrind to a paste3/4 to 1 cup - Freshly grated Coconut4 - Green chili4 to 5 - (image)

Seasoned Ripe Mango & Raw Mango Chutney


I just wait for the mango season to fulfill my mango craving. Season started off with all the sour mangoes and some ripened mango, that was watery in taste. I think i will have to wait till june to get some juicy and delicious ripe mangoes. Here is a ripe mango recipe and a sour raw mango recipe. Both are so contrary in taste. Of course if you get some good delicious ripe mangoes, just eat it as (image)

Elephant Yam - Chena Masala Curry


Wonder how this vegetable got the name elephant yam. Now this is called chena in Malayalam. A very naadan taste is achieved in this recipe, where masala ingredients are roasted and ground. Replace yam with potato and make a potato masala curry. Ingredients 400 gm - Chena/ suran/ elephant yam, cut to smaller cubes3 to 4 - Green chili, slit in center2''piece - Ginger, finely chopped2 medium (image)

Vishu and a Koottu Curry


The Malayalam new year, Vishu is celebrated on the first day of medam masam (Malayalam month ) It generally falls on 14th or 15th of April. This year it's on April 15th. Very early in the morning, i woke to light the lamp and then woke rest of the family to see the auspicious Vishukkani. Later in the day starts preparation for a small sadhya. This koottu curry is a combination of (image)

Masala Curry With Paneer, Peas & Potato


Combination of veggies with paneer adds flavor. A simple to make masala curry that will be good with rice or roti.Ingredients1 medium - Potatoes,cubed1 cup - Green Peas500 gm - Paneer, cut to cubes2 pods - Green cardamom,1 big - Star Anise2 medium - Onion, sliced4 - Green chili, slit in center3 medium - Tomato, chopped1'' piece - Ginger, choppedMasala powders2 tbsp - Coriander powder1 tsp - Red (image)

Kumbalanga / Ash Gourd Moru Curry


Trying to recapture a favorite moru curry that my amma prepares, that i used to love having with some fish fry and rice. It's a lovely combination of flavors. Every time i buy Ash gourd, i call up my amma to ask for all the ingredients she puts in, for that special taste. Then i forget the ingredients, the next time i buy a Kumbalam. So this time i thought it's best to blog this recipe and save (image)

Punjabi Masala Stuffed Tinda


Tinda, a vegetable more widely used in the northern part of India, looks more or less like a green tomato. They are also called as Indian round gourd or apple gourd. Here is an interesting recipe i had noted down long time back from a friend. Got to try it now when i got some fresh tinda, that i could slit to stuff masala powder in.Ingredients400 grams / About 8 to 9 - Fresh TindaDry masala (image)

Vazha Pindi Thoran - Banana Stem Stir Fry


Banana plant is one plant, whose all parts are used either to eat or to serve food / wrap food. On the whole this plants fruit, flower and stem has natural benefits and curative properties. The plant is chopped off once it bears fruit. Mostly the stem is discarded. But then this stem is rich in fibre.Banana stem when peeled, the inner creamy core is edible and can be used to make delicious dishes(image)

Methi Matar with Paneer Pulao


My kitchen was filled with this wonderful aroma of, spices and basmati rice, which lingered in my kitchen for so long. So inviting was the aroma and subtle was the taste of methi, with matar and paneer. IngredientsFor Rice2 cups - Basmati rice (used India gate,super brand )2 - Green Cardamom1 - Black cardamom/ Badi Elachi3 to 4 - ClovesA small - Cinnamon StickSalt to tasteOther Ingredients250 (image)

Chemmeen Roast


It's been 4 years of blogging and i hardly took a break. When i did take a break, i felt so lazy and not motivated enough to get back to blogging. Now here i am, hoping some of you missed me and looking forward to some more posts from me :) A dear friend ' S ' shared with me this chemmeen roast recipe. I was delighted by the taste and wanted to blog immediately.Ingredients50 to 60 counts - Prawns(image)

Varutharacha Kozhi Curry - Chicken in Roasted Coconut Gravy


For a varutharacha kozhi curry, a naadan chicken meat will be the best tasting one than the broiler chicken. Naadan chicken needs more cooking time than broiler chicken. I was not aware of the different breeds /types of chicken, other than broiler and naadan /desi chicken. Now there is something called english chicken, where the meat is more like naadan chicken meat and need more cooking time and(image)

Homemade Popcorn


I popped some pop corn and thought of sharing it here with all of you. Smeared with some utterly, butterly delicious butter and seasoned with salt, it's good to go. Now you can flavor the pop corn as to your taste. Add chili powder to make it spicy, sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese to make it cheesy. Whatever it is, there is one ingredient, that add a lot of flavor to the pop corn and that is the (image)

Breakfast with Toast, Scrambled Egg & Potato


Having an omelet or scrambled eggs with toast or bread is a quick breakfast to fix. Now add some potatoes and scramble the eggs for a difference. You will get a more hearty breakfast, that is delicious and filling. Ingredients 4 - Eggs 2 medium - Potatoes, boiled & cut to small pieces 2 to 3 - Shallots/ small onions, chopped 3 to 4 - Green chili, chopped 1/8 to 1/4 tsp - Turmeric (image)