Monday, 27 August 2012

How To Make Kerala Style Fish Fry (Nadan Fish Fry)




In order to make a good kerala style fish fry, you need to have some big fish such as pomfret (Avoli) or Neymeen (Ayakkura).  Here I am going to give the recipe for Nadan Aavoli Fry. You can replace Avoli with any other type of fish you have.

Recipe

Aavoli:1Kg
Chilli Powder: 2.5 Teaspoon
Turmeric Powder: 2 Teaspoon
Salt: As needed

First make a paste of chilli powder,turmeric,salt and paste it well on the fish pieces. Bigger the fish piece, the better. Now allow it to marinate for at least half an hour. Let the masala blend with the fish. Then fry the fish with coconut oil on a non-stick pan. Each side of the fish should be fried for at least 10 minutes. Adjust the timing depending upon how well the fish is fried.

If you want some extra masala with avoli fry, make a mix of onion,garlic and curry leaves separately. Fry them on the same fry pan on which the fish is fried. Now add the separately fried masala to the fried fish. Yummy Kerala Style Avoli Fish Fry Is Ready !

Saturday, 18 August 2012

An Evening At The Kuthuparamba Municipal Stadium



It was a nice Saturday evening, the eve of Ramzan, people were all in the streets busy buying clothes,sweets and stuffs needed for Ramzan day. It was about 5pm when I reached Kuthuparamba, the streets were absolutely packed with people and vehicles. No place to park my vehicle, after circling around the Kuthuparamba Bus Stand, I decided to go to the Stadium hoping to find some place to park my vehicle. At last I found some place to sneek in my car. It was right next to Kuthuparamba Stadium. It was overcast, monsoon finally found the way home I guess. A nice breeze was blowing across the ground, kids were enjoying their Ramzan holidays. Some of them were at the ground playing football. I stopped and watched their game for a while. Seeing their game, I wondered why India is not a football nation. I mean, there is no shortage for talent here, but there is shortage for opportunity. The infrastructure for football in India is not promising.

The kids were displaying their soccer skills and some guys really impressed me. Their shouting, laughing and fighting made me remember my school days. In my school days, I was the defender of my Class team and in my whole career of 5 years in my class team, I have only one goal to boast off. And boy o boy, wasn't I happy after scoring that goal. I threw in a party, even though my team lost that game. When memories were going through my mind, I heard a whistle, it was the referee and kids stopped their game and went into the dressing room. 



Kuthuparamba stadium is situated right next to the Kuthuparamba Bus Stand and this stadium has given birth to lot of great footballers . Hunters Football Club kuthuparamba is the home team. Hunters Club is a famous football club in Kerala and they have won many trophies in the local league.

See Kuthuparamba Municipal Stadium On Google Map

Photos: Taken using Nokia C6 5MP Camera

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Arippara Waterfalls Info



I am pretty sure that, you might be hearing about Arippara Waterfalls for the first time and that is why you googled it. It is not among the famous waterfalls in Kerala nor is it a popular tourist destination. If you want some private time with your family or friends, arippara falls is the best. Not many people would be there and you can have some quality time with your close ones. When we went there, that was in the last summer, nobody was there. We spent a whole day swimming, fishing and having fun in the water. It was awesome, it felt like the whole waterfall area was ours and we enjoyed to the maximum.




Arippara waterfall is on one of the tributaries of Iruvanjipuzha, which itself is a real spectacle with crystal clear water splashing down the gulley and rocks. If you are of the adventurous type, you can trek deep into the stream and forest but have your safety gear intact before jumping in. Arippara, Anakkampoyil waterfalls is situated in Kozhikode District of Kerala. It is about 45 Kms from Kozhikode City. You can board KSRTC buses from Kozhikode to reach Anakkampoyil and a bit of walking will take you to the falls.



The best time to visit Arippara is between November-May, it is not recommended to visit the falls during monsoon because there is a danger of floods. Always be wary of the strength of the water, don’t venture out too much into the water unless you are an expert swimmer. The undercurrents can be pretty strong even during summer. If you have kids and ladies accompanying you, let them have fun in the shallows otherwise it can be dangerous. Being an expert swimmer myself, I was caught in the under currents only to be rescued by my friends.



Arippara Waterfalls in one of the unexplored waterfalls of Kerala, it not in the Tourism Map of Kerala. Arippara still remains undisturbed and unexplored waiting to be explored by adventure seekers. The cool breeze and the crystal clear waters of Arippara is waiting for you.


Arippara Waterfalls Tourist Info

Location: Anakkampoyil,Kozhikode,Kerala,India
Nearest Town/City: Kozhikode
Distance From Nearest City: 45 Km
Attractions: Waterfalls, Forest
Road Condition: Okay
Safety Issues: Under Currents
Emergency: Dial 100 from your mobile
Morld Travel Ratings: 6/10
Locate Arippara Waterfalls on Google Map

Note: I apologize for not posting the photos of the Waterfalls which is why you are here, I somehow lost those pictures from my hard disk, sorry for the inconvenience.

Nearby Tourist Attractions


Saturday, 11 August 2012

Peruvannamuzhi Travel Info


If you search for the top travel destinations in Kerala, Peruvannamuzhi may not feature in that list. If you take the list of top tourist spots in Calicut, Peruvannamuzhi will most probably be at the top. 

What makes Peruvannamuzhi so special? Peruvannamuzhi is a small village in Kozhikode District of Kerala, India. Peruvannamuzhi is about 60 kms from Kozhikode City. You can reach Kozhikode by road,rail or by air. 60km road trip from Kozhikode city will take you to the village of Peruvannamuzhi. It is not an active tourist spot. Set amid the beautiful green hills, it will give you enough privacy to enjoy the beauty of a typical Kerala countryside.



If you are planning to visit Kozhikode, include Peruvannamuzhi in your list. Most of the tourist destinations in Kerala are overcrowded, not Peruvannamuzhi. Peruvannamuzhi is popular for its local tourists i.e. people coming from the nearby districts. So it will give you, the much needed privacy. 



The main attraction of Peruvannamuzhi is its dam. Peruvannamuzhi dam is well maintained to attract tourists. Most of the islands near the dam are flourishing with wildlife. You can’t expect to see wild animals at Peruvannamuzhi, but there are so many exotic species of birds in the area. At Peruvannamuzhi Kerala Forest department runs a crocodile farm to protect the endangered crocodiles. Peruvannamuzhi River once had huge number of fresh water crocs, their numbers decreased rapidly due to human intervention. Now they are grown in a protected environment.



If you are at Peruvannamuzhi don’t limit your visit to the dam, feel free to venture into the village roads, you will see even better scenic spots. Don’t worry about security (If you are coming from other state or country), this place if perfectly safe, and no issues. If you are planning to visit Peruvannamuzhi, bring food, water and other essentials with you. Accommodation facilities are very limited and you will have to stay at Kozhikode.



Peruvannamuzhi Tourist Info

Location: Kozhikode,Kerala,India
Nearest Town/City: Kozhikode
Distance From Nearest City: 60Km
Attractions: Dam,Scenery,Hills,River,Streams
Road Condition: Good
Security Issues: None
Emergency: Dial 100 from your mobile
Morld Travel Ratings: 5/10

Locate Peruvannamuzhi Dam on Google Map

Peruvannamuzhi Photos 


A view of the Peruvannamuzhi Dam



Kuttiady Irrigation Project Salient Features



Blue water lily from the nearby pond


Peruvannamuzhi Dam Water View





View of Peruvannamuzhi Reservoir










Nearby Tourist Attractions

Arippara Waterfalls: 64 Km