June 13, 2006

Beef Oliathiyathu & Appams

Kiran Mathai

Our samaan has arrived and with it my books. This is from a bunch of recipes written in a 1991 diary. I'm happy to have located it finally and will be posting the 10 odd recipes soon.

We used to haunt the Mathais for Appams, stew and oliathiyathu a long long time ago.

Ingredients
Meat - 1 kg

Masala - grind
Red Chillies - one dozen :D
Coriander 1 1/2 tablespoons
Big Jeera (Cumin) - 1 tsp
Pepper - a pinch
Cloves - 1
Thakolam - 1
Cardamom - 1
Cinammon - 1 1/2"
Garlic 1/2 a pod
Button Onions - 4
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp

Seasoning
Button Onions 10
Green Chillies - 2
Ginger - 1"
Curry Leaves

Cut coconut pieces and fry and set aside

Method:
Heat oil, add ingredients for seasoning and add ground masala. Add meat and cook, adding water if necessary till the meat is cooked and dry. Add coconut pieces and serve.


Appams
Raw Rice - 2 cups full
Cooked Rice - 1/2 a cup
Grated Coconut - 1/2 a coconut
Sugar - 2-3 tblspns
Yeast - 3/4 tsp
Salt - to taste

Ferment yeast and sugar for 20 minutes. Put all ingredients in a mixer and grind. Ferment at least for 6 hours and then use the batter to make pal appams (thinner batter) or vellappams (thicker batter)

3 comments:

shilpa said...

Ujwala, I am happy to see u back in action. I hope to find many many dishes on your site :).

spicehut said...

Great to see a new recipe from you !

Meanwhile, I have tagged you for a meme...check out my blog. Hope you play. Looking forward to your list of 10 foods you miss most !

-Sonali

Ujwala said...

thanks shilpa. have had laptop and internet connectivity problems and i've been focussing on my artwork website. i hope to do better :P

thanks sonali. i liked the meme very much and will put mine up soon.