Salads/ Condiments

Chutney/ Chammanthi, Salads/ Condiments

Pumpkin Chutney

Ingredients: 1 cup pumpkin, chopped1/4 cup grated coconut1 tbsp urad dal3-4 dry red chilliessmall piece tamarindsalt to taste1/2 tsp mustard seeds1 sprig curry leavesa pinch of asafoetida1 tbsp oil Preparation: Peel the pumpkin and cut them into small pieces and keep it aside. Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan and add urad dal and […]

Salads/ Condiments, Salads/ Raita

Pink Raita

Ingredients: 1/4 cup beetroot, chopped1 cup yogurt1 green chillies, finely chopped1/4 cup small onion, finely chopped2 tbsp grated carrot1/4 cup cucumber, chopped1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped1/4 tsp cumin powdersalt to taste Preparation: Grind the chopped beetroot adding 2-3 tbsp water to a paste and keep it aside In a bowl, add yogurt, cumin powder and […]

Chutney/ Chammanthi, Salads/ Condiments

Green Chutney

Ingredients: 1/2 cup coriander leaves1/4 cup mint leaves1 green chilli1/4 tsp cumin powder2 tbsp yogurt2 tsp cashew nutssalt to taste Preparation: In a blender, add coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chilli, cumin powder, yogurt, cashew nuts and salt and grind well to a smooth paste adding little water. Transfer to a bowl and serve with […]

Kerala Dishes, Salads/ Condiments, Salads/ Raita

Nadan Pacha Manga Salad / Raw Mango Salad

Ingredients: 1/2 of raw mango1 onion, finely chopped1 tsp ginger, finely chopped2 green chillies, finely chopped1 tomato, finely chopped3-4 curry leaves, choppedsalt to taste1-1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Peel and chop the raw mango into fine pieces. In a bowl, add chopped raw mango, onion, ginger, green chillies, tomato, curry leaves and salt and […]

Chutney/ Chammanthi, Salads/ Condiments

Pottukadala – Thenga Chutney / Roasted Gram – Red Coconut Chutney

Ingredients: 1 1/2 tbsp roasted gram / pottukadala2 dry red chillies1 kashmiri dry chilli1/3 cup grated coconut1/2 tsp tamarind2 shallots1/2 tsp kashmiri chilli powdersalt to taste3/4 tsp mustard seeds1/2 tsp urad dal1 sprig curry leaves1 tbsp oil Preparation: In a pan, add dry red chillies and kashmiri dry chilli and roast for a minute over […]

Kerala Dishes, Pickles, Salads/ Condiments

Kondattam Mulaku Achar / Thairu Mulaku (Curd Chilly) Pickle

Ingredients: 100 gm kondattam mulaku / thairu mulaku / curd chillies6-7 garlic cloves, finely chopped1 small piece ginger, chopped2 green chillies, chopped2 sprigs curry leaves2 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp fenugreek powder1/4 tsp asafoetida1-2 tbsp vinegar 1 tsp mustard seedssalt, as required2 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Heat coconut oil in a pan […]

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 […]

Dips / Salsa/ Sauce, Salads/ Condiments


Ingredients: 2 medium ripe avocados2 tbsp lemon juice1 big tomato, seeds removed and finely chopped1/2 of 1 red onion, finely chopped1/4 cup coriander leaves, chopped1 small jalapeno, finely chopped (optional)1 tbsp olive oilsalt to taste1/2-1 tsp pepper powder Preparation: Cut the avocados in half. Remove the pit and scoop out the flesh with a spoon […]

Pickles, Salads/ Condiments

Mango Dates Pickle / Sweet Mango Pickle

Ingredients: 4 raw mangoes/ pacha manga1/4 kg dates, pitted1/4 cup + 5 tbsp vinegar1/2-3/4 cup sugar (add sugar according to the sourness of the mango)20 dry red chillies1 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds1 tsp mustard seeds4 green chillies, chopped1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste1 sprig curry leavessalt to tastewater, as required5 tbsp gingelly oil Preparation: Wash the mangoes […]

Salads/ Condiments, Salads/ Raita

Shallot Raita

Ingredients: 6-8 shallots / cheriya ulli , chopped1 green chilli, cut into thin rounds1/4 tsp ginger, finely chopped3 tbsp tomato, finely chopped1/2 cup yogurt, beatensalt to taste1/8 tsp mustard seeds, crushed Preparation: In a bowl, add chopped shallots, green chilli, ginger, tomato and salt and mix well. Add beaten yogurt and crushed mustard seeds to […]