Category: Kerala Dishes

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

Red Spinach / Chuvanna Cheera Pachadi

Ingredients: 200 gm red spinach / chuvanna cheera / red amaranth, finely chopped 1 cup grated coconut2 green chillies1 – 1 1/2 cup yoghurt1 tsp mustard seeds1 sprig curry leaves2 dry red chilliessalt to taste2 tsp oil Preparation: Wash and finely chop the spinach. Grind together grated coconut, green chillies, 3-4 curry leaves and 1/2 […]

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

Vendakka (Okra) Thalippu / Thalichathu

Ingredients: 1 cup vendakka / okra / lady’s finger, chopped5-6 shallots, sliced2 garlic cloves, crushed5 kanthari mulaku (bird’s eye chilli) or 2-3 green chillies, chopped1/4 tsp turmeric powdersalt to taste1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Heat coconut oil in a pan and add chopped shallots and crushed garlic and saute well. Add green chillies , […]

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

Vazhapindi / Banana Stem Pulissery ( Moru Curry)

Ingredients: 1 cup vazhapindi/ banana stem, chopped 1 cup grated coconut1/2 tsp turmeric powder2 shallots, sliced 1/2 tsp cumin seeds2-3 green chillies, slit1 cup yoghurt, beaten1/2 tsp mustard seeds1/4 tsp fenugreek seedsa pinch of chilli powder2-3 dry red chillies1 sprig curry leavessalt to taste2 tsp oil Preparation: Cut the banana stem into rounds and pull […]

Kerala Dishes, Nadan Curries - Veg, Vegetarian

Green Gram – Raw Banana / Cherupayar – Kaya Puzhukku

Ingredients: 3/4 cup cherupayar / green gram1 raw banana, peeled and chopped into pieces1/2 tsp turmeric powder3/4 cup grated coconut3 green chillies2 garlic cloves4 shallots1/2 tsp cumin seeds1 sprig curry leavessalt to taste2 tsp coconut oil Preparation: Soak cherupayar / green gram in water for 5-6 hours. Transfer to a pressure cooker and add chopped […]

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

Unakka Chemmeen – Parippu Curry / Dried Prawns – Dal Curry

Ingredients: 1/2 cup toor dal / thuvara parippu1/2 cup unakka chemmeen / dried prawns1 tomato, chopped1 onion, chopped4 green chillies, slit1 tsp garlic, chopped1 sprig curry leaves1/2 tsp turmeric powder1 1/2 tsp chilli powdersalt to taste1 tsp mustard seeds1 tsp cumin seeds1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped1 1/2 tbsp oil Preparation: In a pressure cooker, add […]

Beef, Kerala Dishes, Non Veg

Beef Pepper Fry

Ingredients: 3/4 kg beef, cut into small pieces1 small onion, thinly sliced1 tbsp + 1 tbsp ginger, chopped1 tbsp + 1 tbsp garlic, chopped3/4 tsp pepper powder1/2 tsp turmeric powder2 tsp coriander powder1 large onion, thinly sliced1/3 cup thengakothu / coconut bits2 sprig curry leaves3/4 tsp fennel seeds, crushed1 tsp crushed peppersalt to taste4 tbsp […]

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

Kumbalanga – Vellapayar Curry / Ash Gourd – Black Eyed Beans Curry

Ingredients: 1 cup vellapayar / black eyed beans2 cups ash gourd / kumbalanga, peeled and cubed1 1/2-2 tsp chilli powder1 tsp coriander powder1/2 tsp turmeric powder2 garlic cloves, crushed2 green chillies, slit1 onion, sliced1 tomato, chopped1 cup grated coconut1 tsp fennel seeds3-4 shallots1 tsp mustard seeds2 dry red chillies1 sprig curry leavessalt to taste1 tbsp […]

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

Chemmeen – Kovakka Curry / Prawns – Ivy Gourd Curry

Ingredients: 1/2 kg prawns, cleaned10-12 kovakka / ivy gourd, sliced1 small onion, choppedsmall piece ginger, chopped4 green chillies, slit1 small tomato, chopped3/4 tsp turmeric powder3 tsp + 1/2 tsp chilli powder1 small piece kudampuli / gambooje2 sprig curry leaves1 cup grated coconut2+2 shallots2 dry red chillies1 tsp mustard seeds1/4 tsp fenugreek seedssalt to taste1 tbsp […]

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

Easy Breakfast Sambar

Ingredients: 1/2 cup toor dal 2 medium onions, cubed1 big potato, cut into cubes1 big carrot, cut into cubes2 medium tomatoes, chopped1 big piece pumpkin, cut into cubes2 big green chilliessmall lemon sized tamarind1/2 tsp turmeric powder2 tsp heaped kashmiri chilli powder2 1/2 heaped tsp coriander powder1/2 tsp asafoetida1/4 tsp fenugreek powder1 tbsp jaggery, grated1/2 […]