Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Chakka (Jackfruit) Puttu

Wheat flour: 1 cup
Chakkapazham/ Jackfruit: 08-10 pcs
Grated coconut: 1/4 cup
Salt: 1/2 tsp
Chop the jackfruit into small pieces. Mix together salt and wheat. Sprinkle water on the flour little by little over the wheat flour until the flour should be wet, In a puttu kutti add 1 tsp of scrapped coconut first then add jackfruit and again grated coconut then add the wheat flour mix, repeat the process until puttu kutti fills. Steam it for 5 minutes or until steam appears on the top of the puttu kutti.

Semiya (Vermicelli) pulav

Semiya (Vermicelli): 1 cup
Onion Chopped: 1 big
Carrot Chopped: 1 pc
Green peas: 1/4 cup
Green chillis: 1-2 pcs
Chicken masala: 1 tsp
Pepper powder: 1 tsp
Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder: 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves: 1 spring
Coriander leaves: few

Heat water in a pan. When the water starts boiling put the vermicelli into it. Cook until vermicelli becomes soft, pour the content of pan into a strainer. Keep it aside.
Heat Oil in another pan. Add Chopped onion, green chilli and curry leaves. Fry onion until golden brown color. Add chicken masala, pepper powder, turmeric powder, Chili powder and Salt. Stir again. Now add Carrot and green peas, Saute well. Cover and for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and add the Vermicelli and stir fry it for 3-5 minutes. Finally add chopped coriander. Serve hot