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Thursday, 11 July 2013

KURUVIKKOODU (BIRD'S NEST)

Hi friends. I am up with an iftar special post. Since holy month of Ramadan has started I thought, I will bring you something you can try for Ramadan while breaking fast. As all muslims know, It is sunnah of the prophet to break fast with dry dates, if dry dates not available, you can break your fasts with dates, or else with water. This is the usual criteria. Rest of the snacks come later. Well its always not the snack for some people, while breaking fast. They break fast with some dates and fresh juices, and after performing the salah, they proceed with dinner directly, so that they don't get overloaded with food. Well that's how I am too sometimes. Now, If we were orderd to fast during Ramadan, It is to put a limit to our normal diet and to let us know the starve of the hungry people, Then why should we go for a whole lot of food? Even if I prepare snacks I just make one or two of them, and then have some fruits too. I love this month, as it is not like the rest of the year. Our life schedules change completely, sleep times, food times etc. It's memory stays in heart for rest of the year. Ramadan Mubarak to all of you.
Ingredients:
  • boneless meat(chicken/ mutton/ beef0- 250 gms
  • potatoes- 4
  • onion (medium sized)- 2
  • green chilly- 3
  • ginger- garlic paste- 2 tsp
  • turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • garam masala powder- 1/2 tsp
  • egg beaten- 1 or more
  • Pakistani vermicelli strands (crushed with hands)- to coat the balls
  • oil- 2tbs for prepararing the filling
  • oil- for shallow frying the balls
Preparation:
Boil potatoes with some turmeric powder and salt. Peel off the skin, mash well and keep aside.
Cook the meat in some water, along with turmeric powder, pepper powder and salt.
Shred the meat pieces and keep aside.
Now in a frying pan or a wok, sauté onions till brown colour. Add the green chillies, ginger garlic paste till the raw smell disappears. add turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt.
Add some curry leaves and chopped coriander leaves. Add the meat pieces and off the flame. To this masala add mashed, boiled potatoes. Make small balls out of this mixture.
beat egg and add some pepper powder to it (optional). Get the vermicelli strands ready to coat the balls. Flatten each balls with palm of your hands  and dip in the egg mixture and coat in the vermicelli. Repeat the process for all the balls. Once ready with balls, shallow fry them in oil.