I felt really happy when one of my friends[a typical Kerala Christian]told me that she tries out my Idli Upma whenever there’s leftover idlis and my Kukka Humman with chapathis,and she makes them on a regular basis.Another friend asked me how to make Masala Dosa,coz she wanted to surprise her hubby.One of them told me that she hops on to my blog whenever she is in doubt about a vegetarian curry.I guess these are all indirect compliments and they matter a lot to me.Friends,I would prefer if you could comment on the blog instead of mailing me..it takes almost the same amount of time right??;-)
Sometime back,I got a mail from a person called Neena.She told me that she follows my blog regularly and she identifies with my style of cooking since,she was also a Konkani,born and brought up in Kerala,then came to Chennai.I felt even more happy when she made a recipe request.She asked me whether I could recreate the Kerala special-Porotta and Peas Masala in my blog.Your request is my command dear!!
I followed Cham’s recipe for Porotta .
Kerala Porotta-Refer Cham’s detailed recipe with step by step procedures for making Porotta,with a Kerala twist.I tried the same recipe with wheat flour too.The result was a super soft layered chapathi,which cannot be called Porotta;-)
Green peas – 100 gms fresh/frozen
Onion – 1,finely chopped
Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
Tomato – 1,finely chopped
Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp
Red chilly powder – 1 ½ tsp
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Haldi – ½ tsp
Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
Coconut milk – 1 cup[thick,first milk-Onnam pal]
Coconut oil – 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Salt to taste
In a kadai,add oil and splutter mustard seeds.
Add curry leaves and onions and sauté till the onions become light brown.
Add ginger garlic paste and sauté till the raw smell of the paste goes.
Now add the tomato and the masala powders.
Stir till the oil starts separating[At any point if you feel the masala might burn,add a few drops of water].
Now add the cooked peas and salt to taste.
Slowly add the coconut milk,keep the heat on low.
Mix well and let it simmer.
Add freshly chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.
Goes well with Idiyappam,Puttu and Porotta!!