Category: Vegetarian

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

Snow Peas – Cabbage Thoran

Ingredients: 1/4 kg cabbage, chopped100 gm snow peas, chopped4 green chillies, chopped1/2 cup grated coconut1/4 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp mustard seeds1/2 tsp cumin seeds1/2 tsp urad dal2-3 dry red chillies1 sprig curry leavessalt to taste2 tbsp oil Preparation: Chop cabbage and snow peas into small pieces. Crush together grated coconut, green chillies, turmeric powder and […]

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

Beetroot – Vendakka (Okra) Pachadi

Ingredients: 1 beetroot3-4 okra / vendakka2-3 green chillies, choppedsmall piece ginger1 cup grated coconut1/2 cumin seeds1/4 tsp + 1/2 tsp mustard seeds1 cup yogurt2 dry red chillies1 sprig curry leavessalt to tastecoconut oil, as required Preparation: Cut okra into thin round pieces and fry in little oil till light brown and keep it aside. Peel […]

Kerala Dishes, Sadhya Recipes, Veg - Dry Side Dish, Veg - Stir Fry / Dry Curries, Vegetarian

White Aviyal

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups vegetables, chopped lengthwise  ( I used raw plantains, carrots, drumsticks, beans, long beans, ash gourd and yam)5 green chillies3/4 cup grated coconut1/2 tsp cumin seeds1/2 cup sour yogurt, beaten2 sprig curry leaves2 tbsp coconut oilsalt to taste Preparation: Cut the vegetables into 2 inch long pieces ( about 2 1/2 cups […]

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

Kumbalanga – Mathanga and Vellapayar Olan

Ingredients: 1 cup kumbalanga / ashgourd, peeled and cubed1 cup mathanga / pumpkin, peeled and cubed1/2 cup black eyed beans/ vellapayar ( 1 cup cooked)2-3 green chillies, slit3/4-1 cup semi thick coconut milk (second extract)1/2 cup thick coconut milk1-2 sprig curry leavessalt to taste2 tsp coconut oil Preparation: Soak the black eyed beans overnight and […]

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

Radish Sambar / Mullangi Sambar

Ingredients: 2 radish / mullangi1/2 cup toor dal/ thuvaraparippu1/4 tsp turmeric powder1 cup shallots, sliced2 medium tomatoes3 green chilliessmall gooseberry size tamarind2 tbsp sambar powder½ teaspoon asafoetida½ teaspoon jaggery1 tsp ghee1 tsp mustard seeds2 dry red chillies1 sprig curry leavessalt to taste2 1/2 – 3 tbsp coconut oil1-2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped Preparation: Peel and […]

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, 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. […]

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

Green Peas Butter Masala

Ingredients: 1 cup dried green peas ( 1 1/2 cup frozen green peas)2 onions, chopped3 tomatoes, chopped1 piece ginger, chopped5-6 big garlic cloves, chopped1 1/2 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder2 tsp coriander powder1 tsp garam masala1 1/2 tsp kasuri methi3 cardamoms3 cloves1 small piece cinnamon1 bay leaf1/4 cup fresh cream1/2 tsp sugar3 tbsp coriander leaves, choppedsalt […]

Paneer, Vegetarian

Paneer Lababdar

Ingredients: 400 gm paneer, cut into cubes3 medium tomatoes, chopped12-15 cashew nuts1-2 green chillies, chopped1/2 inch ginger, chopped2 garlic cloves, chopped2 cardamoms2 cloves1/4 cup onion, finely chopped1/4 tsp turmeric powder2 1/2-3 tsp kashmiri chilli powder1 tsp coriander powder1/2 tsp cumin powder1/4-1/2 tsp sugar1 cup hot water / milk1/4 cup fresh cream1/2 tsp kasuri methia pinch […]