Category: Kerala Dishes

Breakfast/ Dinner, Dosa, Kerala Dishes

Mulayari / Bamboo Rice Dosa

Ingredients: 1 cup bamboo rice / mulayari1 cup raw rice / pachari1/2 cup urad dal1 tsp fenugreek seedssalt to tasteoil, as required Preparation: Soak bamboo rice, raw rice, urad dal and fenugreek seeds together for 8-10 hours. Wash it well and grind it adding enough water to a smooth batter. Add salt to this and […]

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

Pavakka (Bitter Gourd) Thoran

Ingredients: 1 cup bitter gourd/ pavakka / kaipakka3/4 cup grated coconut1 onion, chopped1 tbsp ginger, chopped2 green chillies, choppedsalt to taste1 tsp mustard seeds2 shallots, chopped3 dry red chillies1 sprig curry leaves2 tbsp oil Preparation: Chop the bitter gourd into small pieces. In a manchatti / pan, add bitter gourd, grated coconut, salt and 1/4 […]

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

Chana Dal / Kadalaparippu Kootu Curry

Ingredients: 1/2 cup chana dal / kadalaparippu250 gm ashgourd / kumbalanga150 gm pumpkin / mathanga1 carrot250 gm yam / chena1 1/2 cup grated coconut, for grinding3/4 tsp cumin seeds1 cup grated coconut1 tsp turmeric powder2 tsp chilli powder, heaped1/2 cup jaggery, gratedsalt to taste1/2 tsp mustard seeds1 sprig curry leaves3-4 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Soak […]

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

Beetroot Pulissery

Ingredients: 1 cup beetroot, cut into small cubes.1 cup grated coconut3/4 tsp cumin seeds2 green chillies1 cup yogurt/ curd1 tsp mustard seeds1/4-1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds2 dry red chillies2 sprig curry leavessalt to taste1 tbsp oil Preparation: Peel and chop beetroot into small cubes. Grind grated coconut with green chillies and cumin seeds to a fine […]

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

Vazhakoombu-Parippu (Banana Flower-Toor Dal) Thoran

Ingredients: 1 large vazhakoombu / banana flower, finely chopped1/3 cup toor dal / thuvara parippu1/2-3/4 cup grated coconut2 garlic clovesa pinch of cumin seeds1/2 tsp turmeric powder2-3 green chillies2 dry red chillies1 sprig curry leaves1/2 tsp mustard seedssalt to taste1 tbsp oil Preparation: Apply little oil in your hand and remove the outer hard layers […]

Kerala Dishes, Snacks, Sweet Snacks

Wheat Unniyappam

Ingredients: 2 cups wheat flour3 ripe small bananas/ cherupazham / palayankodan pazham 2 cups jaggery, grated3 tsp back sesame seeds1 tsp cardamom powder2 tsp gheeoil for frying Preparation: In a pan, add jaggery and melt it adding 1/2 cup of water, strain it and keep it aside to cool completely. Puree the bananas using a […]

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

Taro Stem / Chembin Thandu (Thaalu ) Pachadi

Ingredients: 1 cups taro stem / chembin thandu (thaalu) , finely chopped1/2 cup grated coconut2 green chillies1/4 tsp cumin seeds1 cup yoghurt1/2 tsp crushed mustard1/2 tsp mustard seeds1 sprig curry leaves2 dry red chilliessalt to taste2 tsp oil Preparation: Peel off the outer skin of taro stem and chop into small pieces and keep it […]

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

Pineapple Rasam

Ingredients: 1 cup chopped pineapple1/4 cup toor dal1 big tomato4 big garlic cloves1 tsp pepper corns3-4 dry red chillies1 tsp cumin seeds1/2 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp mustard seeds1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds2 dry red chillies2 sprig curry leaves1/4 tsp asafoetida3 tbsp coriander leavessalt to taste1 tbsp oil Preparation: Add washed toor dal in a pressure cooker […]