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Appam (Kerala recipe)

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Ingredients
Fine Rice flour--1 1/2 cups
Yeast- 1/2 tsp dry yeast
Coconut milk- 2-21/2 cups.
salt-2 pinches
Sugar-2 tbsp
Cooked rice-2 tbsp
Grated Coconut -2 tbsp
Method of preparation
1. Take  2 tbsp Luke warm water,add sugar and dry yeast.Keep aside for 5 minutes .When it becomes frothy,add this to a blender along with rice flour,salt and 2 tbsp sugar.Add enough coconut milk and blend well.Add cooked rice and coconut into this and grind in to a fine batter.Consistency should be thinner than dosa batter,not too watery.Keep aside for 5-6 hours or until it gets fermented.

Now,heat *Appam griddle.Keep it in simmer and add 1 big ladleful of batter.Swirl it and cook appam closing the lid.After swirling the griddle ,keep it on medium flame.
Serve Appam with egg roast/Chicken Mappas/Veg Stew.

ENJOY!
* Appam griddle--for those who are not familiar with this,pls check it out here.

Chicken Cafreal

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Chicken cafreal is a Goan recipe. This dish is greenish brown in color.Here I have not followed the exact recipe,innovated to get more taste.Please try out and comment.
Ingredients
Chicken -1 full chicken cut into medium sized pieces.
Onion- 2big cut into rings
Salt and sugar.
Oil- 1 tbsp for grilling
Marinade
Garlic-ginger paste-1 tbsp
Coriander-1/2 bunch
Tamarind paste-or Vinegar-2 tbsp
Green Chillies-4 no
Pepper corns- 1 tbsp
Coriander powder- 1 tbsp (Optional-not in the original recipe)
Garam Masala-1 -2 tsp
Method of preparation

1. Make a cafreal marinade and marinate the chicken for 4 hours.
for the marinade
 Grind all the ingredients under marinade.
This will give you a green color paste.Use chicken stock if needed.Coat the chicken with marinade and salt.Keep refrigerated for 4 hours.
Grilling
In the original recipe,they cook the chicken by pouring hot oil on to it,periodically.But I used just 1 tbsp oil in a grill pan.First add chicken to the oil .After 5 minutes add onion rings and turn the piec…

Vegetable hakka noodles

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Hakka noodles is my favorite food.Recipe is solely my innovation.Please try this and enjoy,it's so simple and extremely delicious.
I use a grill pan for assorting veggies and noodles so that I get a fried texture even with very less oil.
I have used dark soy sauce hence the color.
Ingredients
Noodles-3 packs
Veggies-Carrots,Peas,Bell peppers,Sprouts and spring onion
Oil-1 -2 tsp
Soy sauce-1-2 tsp
Worcester sauce-1 tsp
Vinegar- 2 tsp
Salt- 1 tsp
Green chilles-2 nos
Garlic-2 cloves
Ginger -Cut longitudinally
Red chillies(dry)-1 no
Method of preparation
Cook noodles according to packet instructions.
Heat oil in a grill pan and saute crushed garlic and dry red chilly.
Saute veggies in this  oil.
Add ginger and green chillies.
Now add the noodles along with 1 cup water in which it was cooked.
When everything get cooked and dried,add the sauces and allow it to fry for 3-4 minutes.
Garnish with spring onions.
ENJOY!