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Drinks, Kerala Dishes, Summer Specials

Cucumber Sambaram

Ingredients: 1 cucumber / kakkirikka, peeled and chopped1-2 green chilliessmall piece ginger, chopped1 sprig curry leaves1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped1 cup thick yogurt / curd2 cups of watersalt to taste Preparation: In a blender, add chopped cucumber, green chillies, ginger, few curry leaves, chopped coriander leaves and salt and blend well. Add ice cubes, yogurt […]

Kerala Dishes, Pachadi, Sadhya Recipes, Veg - Curries & Gravies, Vegetarian

Beetroot – Vendakka (Okra) Pachadi

Ingredients: 1 beetroot3-4 okra / vendakka2-3 green chillies, choppedsmall piece ginger1 cup grated coconut1/2 cumin seeds1/4 tsp + 1/2 tsp mustard seeds1 cup yogurt2 dry red chillies1 sprig curry leavessalt to tastecoconut oil, as required Preparation: Cut okra into thin round pieces and fry in little oil till light brown and keep it aside. Peel […]

Kerala Dishes, Sadhya Recipes, Veg - Dry Side Dish, Veg - Stir Fry / Dry Curries, Vegetarian

White Aviyal

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups vegetables, chopped lengthwise  ( I used raw plantains, carrots, drumsticks, beans, long beans, ash gourd and yam)5 green chillies3/4 cup grated coconut1/2 tsp cumin seeds1/2 cup sour yogurt, beaten2 sprig curry leaves2 tbsp coconut oilsalt to taste Preparation: Cut the vegetables into 2 inch long pieces ( about 2 1/2 cups […]

Kerala Dishes, Pickles, Salads/ Condiments

Kondattam Mulaku Achar / Thairu Mulaku (Curd Chilly) Pickle

Ingredients: 100 gm kondattam mulaku / thairu mulaku / curd chillies6-7 garlic cloves, finely chopped1 small piece ginger, chopped2 green chillies, chopped2 sprigs curry leaves2 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp fenugreek powder1/4 tsp asafoetida1-2 tbsp vinegar 1 tsp mustard seedssalt, as required2 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Heat coconut oil in a pan […]

Kerala Dishes, Snacks, Sweet Snacks

Easy Unniyappam

Ingredients: 1 cup semolina2 ripe small bananas 3-4 cardamoms1 cup plain flour1 cup jaggery syrup (melt jaggery adding little water)a pinch of salt3 tbsp coconut bits, or as required1 tsp black sesame seeds1 tbsp gheeoil for frying Preparation: In a blender, add semolina, small bananas and cardamoms and blend well using 1 cup of water. […]

Kerala Dishes, Nadan Curries - Veg, Sadhya Recipes, Veg - Curries & Gravies, Vegetarian

Kumbalanga – Mathanga and Vellapayar Olan

Ingredients: 1 cup kumbalanga / ashgourd, peeled and cubed1 cup mathanga / pumpkin, peeled and cubed1/2 cup black eyed beans/ vellapayar ( 1 cup cooked)2-3 green chillies, slit3/4-1 cup semi thick coconut milk (second extract)1/2 cup thick coconut milk1-2 sprig curry leavessalt to taste2 tsp coconut oil Preparation: Soak the black eyed beans overnight and […]

Kerala Dishes, Sadhya Recipes, Veg - Curries & Gravies, Vegetarian

Radish Sambar / Mullangi Sambar

Ingredients: 2 radish / mullangi1/2 cup toor dal/ thuvaraparippu1/4 tsp turmeric powder1 cup shallots, sliced2 medium tomatoes3 green chilliessmall gooseberry size tamarind2 tbsp sambar powder½ teaspoon asafoetida½ teaspoon jaggery1 tsp ghee1 tsp mustard seeds2 dry red chillies1 sprig curry leavessalt to taste2 1/2 – 3 tbsp coconut oil1-2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped Preparation: Peel and […]

Kerala Dishes, Sadhya Recipes, Salads/ Condiments, Salads/ Raita

Naranga Thairu (Thayir) / Curd Lemon / Lemon Raita

Ingredients: 1 lemon1/2 cup yogurt1-2 green chillies / birds eye chilli, cut into thin rounds2 shallots, thinly sliced1/2 tsp ginger, thinly sliced1 sprig curry leaves2 dry red chillies, broken1/2 tsp mustard seedssalt to taste2-3 tsp coconut oil Preparation: Steam cook or boil lemon until soft and cut it into small pieces. Add to a bowl […]

Kerala Dishes, Rasam, Veg - Curries & Gravies, Vegetarian

Pacha Manga Rasam / Raw Mango Rasam

Ingredients: 1 medium raw mango / pacha manga1/4 cup toor dal1/4 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp pepper corns1/4 tsp cumin seeds1/4 tsp coriander seeds1/2 inch ginger, chopped1/2 tsp mustard seeds1 dry red chilli1 sprig curry leavesa big pinch of asafoetidasalt to taste2 tsp oil Preparation: Peel the mango and chop into small pieces. Grind together pepper […]

Kerala Dishes, Sadhya Recipes, Veg - Dry Side Dish, Veg - Stir Fry / Dry Curries, Vegetarian

Kaya Muthira Kootu Curry / Raw Plantain – Horse Gram Kootu Curry

Ingredients: 1 cup horse gram / muthira2 raw plantains / pachakaya/ kaya1 cup grated coconut2 + 2 green chillies1/2 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp cumin seeds2 sprig curry leaves1 tbsp crushed red chillies5-6 shallots, sliced1 tsp mustard seedssalt to taste1 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Dry roast the horse gram for 2-3 minutes, wash and soak in […]

Kerala Dishes, Thoran / Stir Fry- Veg, Veg - Stir Fry / Dry Curries, Vegetarian

Carrot Beetroot Mezhukkupuratti / Stir Fry

Ingredients: 2 medium carrots1 medium beetroot1 onion (1/3 cup), chopped3 green chillies, slit1/4 tsp chilli powdera pinch of turmeric powdersalt to taste1 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Peel and cut the carrots and beetroot lengthwise into 3/4 inch pieces. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onion and slit green chillies and saute for 2 […]