1.5 Kgs Crabs (Clean, wash, sprinkle 1 ½ tsp salt, keep aside for 15 minutes)
10 Red Chillies (Kashmiri) or 8 Red Chillies
10 Pepper Corns
1/2 Tsp of Cumin Seeds
1 spoon coriander seeds
½ tsp mustard seeds
1/2Tsp Turmeric Powder
1 marble sized Tamarind
8 seeds garlic
Water for grinding
1 Onion Chopped
3 Spoons Oil
1 sprig Curry Leaves
Salt and vinegar to taste
Grind the Masala and keep the masala water.
Heat a vessel and add oil. When hot add onion and fry till slightly brown. Add curry leaves and after 15 seconds add the ground masala. Add masala water and cook for 5 minutes. Add the salted crabs, mix well and cook for 10 minutes. Check for salt and vinegar. Add if required and then remove from flame after 3 minutes.
15 Turmeric Leaves
2 cups of boiled rice or ponni rice. Washed and soaked in water overnight.
½ tsp Cardamom Powder
1 pinch nutmeg powder
Grind the rice with little salt in little water to form thick batter. Make a mixture of scraped coconut and jaggery (to taste). Add cardamom powder and nutmeg powder to mixture and keep aside. Apply the paste to a leaf (face of the leaf) very thinly. Leave 1 cm at the sides dry. Place a little of the mixture along the spine of the leaf. Fold the leaf and keep aside. Repeat this to all the leaves
Heat up a steamer or tondoor (with water in the bottom section). Place the rolls in the top section and steam for 30 minutes. Remove and allow to cool. Peel and enjoy the rice cakes.
5 Mackerels (6) or 500 Sardines or 2 Pomfrets
1/2 onion (sliced)
4 seeds garlic
1 inch ginger
1 green chilli
200 gms Chopped tomatoes (Canned) or two tomatoes (sliced)
8 Red Chillies
3/4 tsp turmeric powder
½ Tsp Cumin Seeds
A small ball tamarind
Water if required
½ Onion (Sliced)
Few Curry Leaves
2 tblsp Ghee (clarified butter) or Oil
Salt to taste (1 tsp)
Clean the Mackerels (see Video), Cut them into required size pieces (2 or 3) apply ½ tsp of salt and keep aside.
Place a deep pan or vessel on stove. Add ghee or oil, when hot add ½ sliced onion. Fry for a minute, add curry leaves. Fry for another minute and add the ground masala. Fry for 10 minutes, add masala water if it dries up. Now add the remaining masala water and more water if required to make gravy. This should not be too thin. The gravy will increase when you add the fish (water from fish). Now add 1 tsp salt and the Mackerel Pieces. Boil for 3 minutes or until fish is cooked. Check for salt and gravy requirements. Remove from stove.
That’s it Mackerel Curry.
1.2 Kgs Pork (rind with fat and meat) sliced into 2×2 inch pieces
750 gms Potatoes (peeled and sliced)
1 Sliced Onion
Salt & Vinegar
Oil for frying the pork and potatoes
12 Red Chillies
6 Green chillies
12 Pepper Corns
1 Heaped Spoon Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 piece cinnamon
1 lime sized Tamarind
6 seeds garlic
To be ground in water and little vinegar
Wash the sliced pork and drain. Apply little salt and keep aside for 15 minutes. Apply salt to sliced potatoes and keep aside for 15 minutes. Fry the sliced potatoes and sliced pork slightly on both sides and remove. Heat a vessel and put the oil in which the pork was fried. Season the sliced onion and fry till slightly brown. Fry the ground masala till the colour changes to dark brown. Keep adding the masala water and more water if required. Add 2 to 3 cups water and add the fried pork and boil till pork is cooked. Add salt and vinegar to taste. Add fried potatoes and bring to boil. Pork Indad is ready.
Stuffed Mackerel/Pomfret Fry
7 Big Mackerels
2 Green Chillies
1 inch Ginger
8 Flakes Garlic
Few coriander Leaves
4 Spoons Salt-Chillie Paste ( See recipe for Salt-Chillie Paste)
Few Curry Leaves
Clean the Mackerels and make a slit along the back of the Mackerel to make a pocket. Marinate the Mackerels with the salt chillie paste ( use as much as required) and keep aside for half an hour.
Chop all the green masala. Keep a pan on fire. Add oil and when hot add the curry leaves and then onions and allow to fry a bit. When onions turn slightly brown add the chillies, ginger & garlic and fry for some more time. Add the tomatoes and fry well. Then add the chillie paste and fry well. When the mixture has fried well add the coriander leaves and mix well. Cool it completely.
Fill the mixture into the pocket which you have made in the Mackerel and also in the stomach.
Place a pan on fire, put some oil for frying and shallow fry the Mackerel. After about 7 minutes check if the Mackerel is fried and can be turned over. Now turn to the other side and fry for 5 minutes.
Remove and it is ready to eat. You may have this with some Sliced onions and green chillie (sliced) mixed in some vinegar and salt (salad).
Brinjal (Egg Plant or Aubergine) in Yoghurt Salad
4 Green Chillies
1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
3/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1 Tsp Salt
750 gms Yoghurt
Oil for frying
Coriander Leaves for Garnishing
Slice the Brinjal into thin rings. If the rings are big, cut them into half. Mix with salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder and keep aside.
Slice Onions into rings and slice the green chillies
Beat the Yoghurt slightly till it becomes smooth (no lumps).
In a Pan, heat oil and fry the Brinjal slices in batches till they are slightly crispy (not burnt). Remove and keep aside. Then fry the onions slices till they lose their rawness and remove. Then slightly fry the sliced green chillies.
In a bowl make layers of fried Brinjal, Onions, chillies and yoghurt till all finished. Garnish with coriander leaves. You can serve it immediately or keep in fridge before serving.