Category: Kerala Dishes

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 […]

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

Vendakka (Okra) Pulissery / Moru Curry

Ingredients: 10-12 vendakka / okra / ladies finger1 cup grated coconut1/2 tsp cumin seeds4 green chillies, slit1/2-3/4 tsp turmeric powder 1 1/2 cup yoghurt, beaten1 tsp mustard seeds1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds2 dry red chillies1 sprig curry leavessalt to tastea pinch of chilli powder2 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Cut the okra into 1-1 1/2 inch pieces […]

Kerala Dishes, Sadhya Recipes

Dates / Eenthappazham Puli Inji

Ingredients: 1/2 kg dates4-5 green chillies, chopped1/4 cup ginger, crushed or finely chopped1 tbsp garlic, crushed or finely chopped3-5 tbsp jaggery ( add to your sweetness)large gooseberry sized tamarind3 tbsp chilli powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp mustard seeds1/2 tsp roasted fenugreek powder2 pinches of asafoetida1/4 cup coconut oil2-3 dry red chillies1 tsp mustard seeds1 sprig […]

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

Beans Vanpayar ( Red Beans )Thoran

Ingredients: 300 gm beans1/4 cup vanpayar / red beans ( 1/2 cup cooked)1/2 cup grated coconut4 shallots, thinly sliced3-4 green chillies1/4 tsp cumin powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder1 sprig curry leaves1 tsp mustard seedssalt to taste1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Soak the vanpayar in water overnight and pressure cook it adding enough water and salt. […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Kerala Dishes, Malabar Recipes, Ramadan/ Iftar Recipes, Snacks, Sweet Snacks

Ragi Ela Ada / Steamed Ragi Parcels with Coconut – Jaggery Filling

Ingredients: 1 cup ragi flour / finger millet flour3/4-1 cup boiled water1 cup grated coconut200 gm jaggerya pinch of salt1 tsp cardamom powder1 tsp ghee Preparation: In a sauce pan, melt the jaggery adding 4-5 tbsp of water and keep it aside. Heat ghee in a pan and add grated coconut and saute for 2 […]

Egg, Kerala Dishes, Non Veg

Kale Mutta ( Egg) Thoran

Ingredients: 1 bunch kale3 green chillies, chopped3/4 cup grated coconut1/4 tsp cumin seeds2 garlic cloves2 eggs1/4 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp mustard seeds2 dry red chillies1 sprig curry leavessalt to taste1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Wash and finely chop the kale leaves and keep it aside. Crush together grated coconut, cumin seeds, garlic, green chillies […]

Kerala Dishes, Non Veg, Prawns, Seafood

Ivy Gourd – Dried Prawns / Kovakka – Unakka Chemmeen Peera

Ingredients: 150 gm kovakka / ivygourd50 gm dried prawns / unakka chemmeen1 cup grated coconut3 shallots1/2 inch piece ginger1 tsp chilli powder1/4 tsp coriander powder1/2 tsp turmeric powder3 green chillies, slit2 kudampuli / gambooge, cut into pieces1 sprig curry leavessalt to taste1 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Clean the dried prawns, wash it and drain the […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Dosa, Kerala Dishes

Coconut Dosa

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup raw rice / pachari1/2 cup coconut water/ thenga vellam1/2 tsp sugar3/4 cup cooked rice3/4 cup grated coconut3/4 tsp saltwater, as required Preparation: In a bowl, add coconut water and sugar and mix well. Keep it aside for 7-8 hours. Wash and soak raw rice in water for 4-5 hours. In a […]