Wednesday 18 August 2021

Neelakurinji blooms in Idukki,Kerala,2021.


Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes Kunthiana)

A shrub found in the shola forests of the Western Ghats in Kerala,Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Blooms once every 12 years.

Blooms in Shalomkunnu, Santhanpara,Idukki  district, Kerala in July - August 2021.

Ginger curry.(Onam dish).


1. Ginger                     200gm
2. Green chilly           20 gm
3. Curry leaves           some
4. Coconut oil            50 ml
5. Turmeric                1 teaspoon
6. Chilly powder       3 teaspoon
7. Salt                                    some
8. Tamarind              100 gm
9. Jaggery                  50 gm
10. Mustard               50 gm
11. Fenugreek
      Powder                1 teaspoon  
12. Asafoetida
         powder.             1/2 teaspoon.
Grate ginger. Slice green chilly into small pieces. Fry grated ginger in coconut oil until it becomes golden brown and grind. Mix salt and tamarind juice. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, asafoetida,fenugreek powders and jaggery.Keep aside.Heat a pan, add coconut oil, fry mustard, onion,green chili, curry leaves,add fried ginger, tamarind mix and boil. Stir to make a slightly thick consistency.Remove from heat.