Category: Kerala Dishes

Kerala Dishes, Malabar Recipes, Non Veg, Prawns, Seafood

Okra – Prawns / Vendakka – Chemmeen Mulakittathu

Ingredients: 200 gm prawns, cleaned7-8 vendakka / okra, choppedgooseberry sized tamarind1/2 onion, sliced3 garlic, chopped6 shallots, sliced2-3 green chillies1 small tomato, chopped1 1/2 tbsp chilli powder1/2 tsp turmeric powdersalt to taste1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds1/2 tsp mustard seeds2 sprig curry leaves2-3 tbsp oil Preparation: Soak tamarind in little water, extract its juice and keep it aside. […]

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

Beetroot Aviyal

Ingredients: 2 small beetroots5 green chillies1 cup grated coconut1/2 tsp cumin seeds1 cup yogurt1 tsp chilli powder1/2 tsp turmeric powder2 sprig curry leaves1 tbsp coconut oilsalt Preparation: Peel and cut the beetroot into thin slices. Coarsely grind grated coconut, cumin seeds and 2 green chillies together and keep it aside. Heat 1/2 cup of water […]

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

Carrot – Vanpayar (Red Beans) Thoran

Ingredients: 3 carrots (2 cups) , chopped1/4 cup vanpayar / red beans ( 1/2-3/4 cup cooked)3/4 cup grated coconut3-4 green chillies2 garlic cloves4 shallots1/2 tsp cumin seeds1/4-1/2 tsp turmeric powder1 sprig curry leaves2 dry red chillies1 tsp mustard seedssalt to taste 1 tbsp oil Preparation: Soak the vanpayar in water overnight and pressure cook it […]

Chutney/ Chammanthi, Kerala Dishes, Non Veg, Prawns, Salads/ Condiments, Seafood

Unakka Chemmeen – Ambazhanga Chammanthi / Dried Prawns – Hog Plums Chutney

Ingredients: 3-4 ambazhanga / hog plums1/2 cup dried prawns / unakka chemmeen1 cup grated coconut5-7 dry red chillies, adjust to your spice level4 shallots3-4 curry leavessalt to taste Preparation: Chop hog plums into small pieces and keep it aside. Heat a pan and dry roast cleaned dried prawns along with dry red chillies for 3-4 […]

Fish, Food, Kerala Dishes, Non Veg, Seafood

Thenga Aracha Meen Curry / Fish Curry in Coconut Paste

Ingredients: 350 gm fish (I used pomfret)3/4 cup grated coconut4 shallots, thinly sliced3/4 tsp ginger, sliced2 green chillies, slit2 1/2 -3 tsp kashmiri chilli powdera pinch of fenugreek powder1-2 gamboge / kudampuli, torn into pieces2 sprig curry leaves1/4-1/2 tsp pepper powdersalt to taste1 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Cut the fish into pieces, clean it and […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Kerala Dishes

Pulichappam

Ingredients: 1 cup raw rice / pachari1/4 cup urad dal1/2 cup grated coconut1/4 tsp instant yeast2 tsp sugar3/4 tsp salt1 tbsp coconut oil1/4 cup shallots, slicedfew curry leaves Preparation: Soak the raw rice in water for 4-5 hours. Wash and soak urad dal in little water for 4-5 hours. In a blender , add the […]

Kerala Dishes, Vegetarian

Salad Curry

Ingredients: 1 big onion, thinly sliced3 green chillies, slit3/4 tsp ginger, thinly sliced1 big tomato, thinly sliced1 cup yogurt, beaten well1 dried red chillifew curry leaves1/2 tsp mustard seedssalt to taste3 tsp coconut oil Preparation: Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add dried red chillies and curry leaves and fry. Add sliced […]

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

Kurukku Kalan / Yam and Raw Banana Kalan

Ingredients: 1 big raw plantain/ banana, chopped into cubes1 cup yam / chena, chopped into cubes1/2 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder1 tsp pepper powder1 1/2 cup grated coconut3/4 tsp cumin seeds3 green chillies2 cups yogurtsalt to taste1 tsp + 3/4 tsp ghee1/2 tsp mustard seeds1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds3-4 dry red chillies1 sprig curry […]

Kerala Dishes, Sadhya Recipes

Pineapple Puli Inji ( Inji Puli)

Ingredients: 1 cup pineapple, finely chopped2 tbsp ginger, finely chopped4-5 green chillies, finely choppedlemon sized tamarind2 dried red chillies1/4 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp chilli powder1 tsp jaggery / sugarcurry leaves3/4 tsp mustard seedsa pinch of fenugreek seedssalt to taste2 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Cut pineapple into fine pieces. Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup of water, […]

Drinks, Kerala Dishes

Ambazhanga Sambaram / Hog Plum Spiced Buttermilk

Ingredients: 5-6 hog plums / ambazhangasmall piece ginger1-2 shallots1 green chilli 1 tbsp curry leaves, chopped2 small sprig coriander leavessalt to taste Preparation: Chop the hog plums into pieces. In a blender, add the chopped hog plums, green chilli, shallots, ginger, curry leaves and salt and blend well adding 1 cup of water. Add coriander […]