Nimi's Culinary Ventures

Pepping Onam with the Parippu Payasam !

A harvest festival that is celebrated all over Kerala..a celebration that brings many hearts together .Its that time of the year again when the festive spirit is on. A festival that has no caste, creed or religion is Onam . A festival that is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali.Each day of Onam has its own significance.

My childhood memories take me to those joyful moments when I used to come to my ancestral home and get together with my cousins trying to pick flowers and decorate flower carpets. On the day of Thiruvonam is when the Sadya is laid out . But we all used to help out with the preps for the big day.

Payasam or the dessert is an inevitable part of the Sadya(the meal on the banana leaf). I am always a huge fan of the jaggery based puddings that is served after the meal. Thought of sharing a recipe that I learned from my mother. The traditional Parippu Payasam or Parippu Prathaman. This is basically made from the green gram split lentils or moong dal .

Parippu Payasam
3731 calories
458 g
131 g
216 g
18 g
162 g
1910 g
403 g
406 g
0 g
43 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1910g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3731
Calories from Fat 1841
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 216g
333%
Saturated Fat 162g
811%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 13g
Monounsaturated Fat 30g
Cholesterol 131mg
44%
Sodium 403mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates 458g
153%
Dietary Fiber 3g
11%
Sugars 406g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A
31%
Vitamin C
29%
Calcium
21%
Iron
139%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 Cup of Moong Dal
  2. ⅛ Cup of Sago (Sabudana)
  3. 2 Cups of Jaggery Syrup
  4. 2 Cups of Thin Coconut Milk
  5. 1 Cup of Thick Coconut Milk
  6. 2-3 Cardamom (Crushed)
  7. 4 TBSP of Ghee
  8. 3 Cups of Water
  9. ¼ Cup of Coconut Chips
  10. 1 TBSP of Raisins
Instructions
  1. Start by soaking moong dal for half an hour.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan.
  3. Fry the moong dal in the pan for 10 mins.
  4. Now, add water to the lentils.
  5. Cook until lentils are soft and add the jaggery syrup.
  6. Cook for some time till the mixture thickens.
  7. Next, add the thin coconut milk.
  8. Add the crushed cardamom and let the mixture simmer.
  9. Wash, boil and strain the sago (Sabudana)
  10. Add the sago to the pan and mix well.
  11. Simmer until mixture thickens.
  12. Next, add the thick coconut milk.
  13. Turn the flame off once the payasam starts simmering.
  14. Next, take ghee in a pan for tempering.
  15. Fry the coconut chips and add the raisins too.
  16. Once they start puffing, take them off the flame.
  17. Now, pour this on top of the payasam and mix well.
  18. Serve this warm !
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calories
3731
fat
216g
protein
18g
carbs
458g
more
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Singing the traditional onam song ,

“Maveli Nadu Vaneedum Kaalam
Manusharellarum Onnupole
Amodhathode Vasikkum Kalam
Apathangarkkumottillathanum
Kallavum Illa Chathiyumilla
Ellolamilla Polivachanam

Kallapparayum Cherunazhiyum
Kallatharangal Mattonnumilla
Adhikal Vyadhikalonnumilla
Balamaranangal Kelppanilla

Maveli Nadu Vaneedum Kaalam
Manusharellarum Onnupole “

 

Wishing you all a wonderful Onam !!!!

World Wide Ebook giveaway & New year wishes!

 

                       This festive season with the start of the new year I am launching the ebooks of my award-winning cookbooks “Lip Smacking Dishes of Kerala” (3rd Best Local Cuisine book in the world for Gourmand awards 2013-14) and        “4 o’ clock temptations of Kerala” (Best Indian cookbook in the world for Gourmand Awards 2015-16). 

 

                       I will be giving away 10 ebooks ..make sure to grab your copies by entering the giveaway. If you would like to celebrate the regional flavor of Indian cooking through Kerala cuisine or would like to gift your friend or loved one…

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The results will be announced on the 2oth of January 2019

If you would like to get the paperback copies of the books, you can order them here

Wishing you all the very best!!

Let’s welcome the year which is fresh
Let’s welcome the year which is new,
Let’s cherish each moment it beholds,
Let’s celebrate this blissful new year.

Celebrating Easter with Kerala Beef Roast !

 

Holidays have started off but the break is just too small this year.In 1o days time, the school reopens and I am back to square one .Have plans to visit my parents home before the whole break is over. On the occasion of Easter, the recipe that I am very keen on sharing is one that many have requested me to.Kerala’s Beef Roast recipe is one of the most famed recipes.  Beef has a prominent place in the Kerala cuisine among the meat lovers. The buffalo meat is meant to be much tougher than other meat, so it’s mostly pressure cooked as it takes more time to tenderize.This is equally good with the flaky Kerala porottas as well as rice.

 

Nadan Beef Roast /Kerala Beef Roast
3142 calories
135 g
860 g
144 g
319 g
44 g
1728 g
1409 g
32 g
0 g
83 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1728g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3142
Calories from Fat 1289
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 144g
221%
Saturated Fat 44g
218%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 22g
Monounsaturated Fat 61g
Cholesterol 860mg
287%
Sodium 1409mg
59%
Total Carbohydrates 135g
45%
Dietary Fiber 18g
74%
Sugars 32g
Protein 319g
Vitamin A
49%
Vitamin C
829%
Calcium
33%
Iron
209%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1kg of beef
  2. 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
  3. 4tsps of Kashmiri chilly powder
  4. 2tsps of Coriander powder
  5. 1 1/2 tsps of garam masala powder
  6. 1-2 tsps of black pepper powder
  7. 4 green chillies slit
  8. 2medium sized big onions sliced thin
  9. 1inch piece of ginger crushed
  10. 10 cloves of garlic crushed
  11. 1/2 cup of coconut chips sliced
  12. 1tbsp of vinegar
  13. 1 cup of shallots sliced .
  14. Coconut oil
  15. Curry leaves
  16. Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut the cleaned beef pieces into small cubes .Marinate the beef pieces with chilli powder, green chillies , ginger , garlic , turmeric , coriander powder , garam masala, vinegar , curry leaves , big onion and salt to taste.Pressure cook the meat or cook the meat in a pot with water till it is very tender .In a wok , heat coconut oil , fry coconut pieces till crispy , add the sliced shallots , saute till translucent , pour the cooked meat with stock and mix.Evaporate the stock water so the meat is marinated ,Add in the pepper powder and continue frying .You can add in oil to the sides of the pan if it sticks too much .Once it becomes really dark brown in colour , all the moisture would have evaporated out .Garnish with curry leaves and take it off heat .
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calories
3142
fat
144g
protein
319g
carbs
135g
more
Nimi's Culinary Ventures http://nimisrecipes.com/

 

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