Category: Kerala Dishes

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

Papaya – Vanpayar / Red Beans Curry

Ingredients: 1/2 cup vanpayar / red beans1 cup raw papaya, peeled and chopped into small cubes2 tsp chilli powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder1 cup grated coconut1/4 tsp cumin seeds1/2 tsp mustard seeds2 dry red chillies1 sprig curry leaves4 shallots, slicedsalt to taste1 tbsp oil Preparation: Soak the vanpayar in water for 5-6 hours or overnight. In […]

Kerala Dishes, Nadan Curries - Veg, Vegetarian

Muringayila Chakkakuru Curry / Drumstick Leaves and Jackfruit Seeds Curry

Ingredients: 15 chakkakuru / jackfruit seeds, peeled and chopped1 tomato, chopped4-5 green chillies, slit1/2 tsp turmerc powder1 tsp chilli powder2 cups muringayila, cleaned1 cup grated coconut1 tsp cumin seeds5-6 shallots1 tsp mustard seeds2 dry red chillies1 sprig curry leavessalt to taste1 tbsp oil Preparation: In a pan, add chopped jackfruit seeds, green chillies, tomato, turmeric […]

Kerala Dishes, Nadan Curries - Veg, Vegetarian

Thattukada Style Kadala Curry

Ingredients: 1 cup black chick peas / kadala2 medium onions, sliced2 medium tomatoes, chopped4 garlic clovessmall piece ginger, chopped1 tsp fennel seeds1/4 tsp pepper corns2 tsp coriander powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder1/2-3/4 tsp chilli powder3-4 tbsp grated coconut2 tbsp coconut slices4 shallots, sliced2 dry red chillies1/2 tsp garam masalasalt to taste1 tsp mustard seeds2 sprig curry […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Kerala Dishes, Puttu

Purple Cabbage Puttu

Ingredients: 1/2 piece purple cabbage, chopped into small pieces1/2 cup grated coconut1 cup puttu podi / rice flour salt to taste Preparation: Grind the chopped cabbage into a smooth paste without adding water and keep it aside ( about 1 cup cabbage paste). In a bowl, add the puttupodi and salt and mix well. Add […]

Chicken, Kerala Dishes, Non Veg

Nadan Chicken Perattu

Ingredients: 1 1/2 kg chicken, cut into pieces1 1/2 cup shallots12 garlic cloves1 big piece ginger3 green chillies1/2 tsp turmeric powder2 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder2 tbsp coriander powder1 tsp garam masala3/4 tsp fennel powder1/2 tsp crushed pepper2-3 sprigs curry leavessalt to taste1/4 cup + 1 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Crush together 12-15 shallots, garlic, ginger […]

Egg, Kerala Dishes, Non Veg

Kaada Mutta Theeyal / Quail Eggs Cooked in a Roasted Coconut Gravy

Ingredients: 16-20 quail eggs / kaada mutta2 cup grated coconutsmall lemon sized tamarind1/2 tsp cumin seeds1 tsp pepper corns1 tsp fennel seeds2 garlic cloves, choppedsmall piece ginger, chopped2 sprig curry leaves22-25 shallots, sliced1/2 tsp turmeric powder1 1/2 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder1 tbsp coriander powder2 green chillies, slit1 medium potato, peeled and cubed1/2 tsp mustard seeds2 […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Kerala Dishes

Carrot Paniyaram

Ingredients: 2 cups ¬†idli batter1 big carrot / 3/4 -1 cup thick carrot puree1 small onion, finely chopped1/2 inch ginger, finely chopped2 green chillies, finely chopped1 sprig curry leaves, chopped1 tsp mustard seedssalt to tasteoil Preparation: Peel and cut carrot into small pieces and then grind it to a smooth puree adding little water. In […]

Kerala Dishes, Veg - Curries & Gravies, Veg - Gravy Side Dish, Vegetarian

Easy Kadala Curry / Black Chickpeas Curry

Ingredients: 1 cup kadala / black chickpeas1 big onion, chopped6-8 shallots, sliced1/2 tsp turmeric powder2 tsp coriander powder1 1/2-2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder3/4 tsp garam masala1 cup medium thick coconut milk1 tsp mustard seeds3 dry red chillies1 sprig curry leaves salt to taste2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Soak kadala / […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Kerala Dishes, Puttu

Maida Puttu

Ingredients: 2 cups + 7 tbsp maida / plain flour1 cup water 3/4 cup grated coconut (or as required)salt to taste 1 tsp sugar Preparation: In a sauce pan, boil water adding salt and sugar. Take 2 cups maida in a bowl and add boiling water into this and mix well using a wooden ladle. […]