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Sep 28, 2013

Chakka Upperi ( Jackfruit Chips)


Chakka Upperi is very famous in Kerala. 
 Jack fruit chips
Chakka Upperi
  • Jackfruit / Chakkachula
  • Salt to Taste
  • Oil for frying
Method
  • Clean the chakka, remove the seeds.
  • Cut both top and botom
  • Slice the chakka into long thin pieces.
  • Heat a pan with oil.
  • When the oil is hot, slowly add the chakka chulas
  • Spinkle salt water into the oil and  remove the chips when they evenly cooked and crispy.
  • Fry till they become crispy
  • Chakkaupperi is salted one and sweet one is called chakkattupperi.
  • For Onam Sadya these two types of chips and upperi( banana chips) are always there.
  • Typical Kerala's chips.

Sep 5, 2013

Focaccia Bread


Prepare Time... 15 minutes
Cook Time........30 minutes
Serve ............4

Focaccia is  flat oven baked bread. with herbs. It is popular in Italy.It is similar to pizza dough. My daughter told me to make this bread.This is like pizza with herbs.

Ingredients
  • All Purpose Flour..................2 cups
  • Active Yeast.........................! tsp
  • Salt...................................... 1 tsp
  • Olive Oil..............................2 tbsp
Bread with herbs .It is popular in Italy
Focaccia Bread

Rosemary............................2 tsp
Black Pepper......................1/2 tsp

Method

In a bowl mix all purpose flour, yeast, salt black pepper.
Coarsely grind rosemary and tsp olive oil.
Make a thick batter mixing all.
Cover it and let it rise for 30 min
Preheat the oven 350 degrees.
punch the dough and spread in a greased baking sheet in rectangle.
Dimple the bread with your thumb. push in to half inch. add little oil on the top.
Put it in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

Potato Bajjias


Prepare Time...10 min
Cook Time.......10
Serve.................5
potato slices are dipped in gram flour batter and deep fried

Ingredients

Begal Gram flour.(Besan)......................... 1cup
Rice Flour.................................................1tsp
Red Chili Powder......................................1tsp
Asafetida...................................................a pinch
Salt to Taste

Method

Mix the flours chili, asafetida, salt with little water make a thick batter
Slice the potao thin
Heat a pan with oil, dip the potato slice in the batter and drop in the oil.
Deep fry them till golden
Serve with chutney