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APPAM AND KERALA STYLE VEGETABLE STEW

Everyone who have tasted authentic Kerala dishes will love appaam n puttu. Appam is the one dish which my mother and grand mother have never tried. 

Always i was in love with these appams.. with crispy edges n soft pillowy inside. A big bowl of coconut milk goes well with these appams.. But my love for veg stew has no limits.. A very quick to make side dish if all ingredients are in hand..
Ingredients for Appam:
1 cup - Raw Rice
1 cup - Idli Rice
1/2 cup - Urad dhal
1/4 tsp - Fenugreek seeds
1/2 cup - Coconut milk (which i did not add)
Water - as req


Method:
Wash and soak the above ingredients for 3 hrs and grind them to smooth and thin batter. Add salt mix well and ferment overnight.


Next day morning mix the batter well and make appams in appam pan.


Ingredients for Vegetable stew:
3 – Potatoes, cubed
1 – Carrot, cubed
¼ cup – Frozen Green Peas 
1 no – Onion, sliced (white onion preferred)
½” – Ginger, thinly sliced
4 no - Cloves 
1/2” - Cinnamon 
4 pod - Cardamom 
6 no - Black pepper corns (slighlty crus…

MW Paal Kova / Thiratti Paal for Krishnashtami

Chanting the mantra ‘Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya.’ and offering tulsi leaves on Krishnashtami connects us to the Supreme Being. 
Krishna Jayanthi is a function liked by all of us. Lot of sweets and savories are made for this function. Microwave Paal Kova is the simplest sweet but the yummiest. Lord Krishna's favorite milk, ghee and yogurt are used to make this yummy sweet so lets serve n get the Lords blessings!!!
Ingredients:(Recipe source from my friend) 1/2 can - Sweetened condensed milk 2 tbsp - Yogurt 6 tbsp + 1 tsp - Ghee 1 tbsp – Chopped Cashews, Pista, Badam
Method: In a microwave safe glass bowl pour in condensed milk, yogurt and 2 tbsp ghee mix it and microwave for 4 minutes.
After 1 min standing time remove the bowl using hand gloves and mix it gently add 2 tbsp ghee and microwave for 2 minutes.
After 2 min standing time remove it and stir it gently. Now you can find that the color has started to change. Add 1 tbsp ghee and then cook for another 2 minutes.
Now after 1 minute sta…