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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 […]

Cakes & Bakes, Muffins/ Cupcakes

Tender Coconut Muffins

Ingredients: 1 cup plain flour1/2 tsp baking soda3 eggs1/2 cup sugar1/2 cup oil / melted butter1/2 cup tender coconut pulp1/2 cup tender coconut water Preparation: Preheat oven to 180 degree celcius. Grease a 8-10 hole cupcake /muffin tin with baking spray or line the muffin tin with paper liners and keep it aside. Grind tender […]

Dips / Salsa/ Sauce, Salads/ Condiments

Avocado Hummus

Ingredients: 1 cup white chick peas / chana (dried / tinned)2 medium ripe avocados1 1/2 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)2 garlic cloves3 tbsp fresh lemon juice1/4 tsp cumin powder1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper 4 tbsp olive oilsalt to taste1 tbsp coriander leaves , finely chopped chilli flakes, for topping Preparation: Soak the white chick peas in […]

Rasam, Veg - Curries & Gravies, Vegetarian

Cherry Rasam

Ingredients: 15 cherries3 garlic cloves, crushed1/2 tsp cumin powder1/2 tsp chilli powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp pepper powder1 sprig curry leaves1/4 cup coriander leaves, chopped3 cups of watersalt to taste1 tsp cumin seeds1 1/2 tsp ghee Preparation: Wash, pat dry and pit the cherries. Cut 5 cherries into small pieces and keep it aside. Grind […]

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 […]

Fried Rice, Rice / Pasta

Spinach and Sweetcorn Fried Rice

Ingredients: 2 cups spinach / palak, chopped3/4 cup sweetcorn, fresh or frozen1 cup basmati rice2 garlic cloves, chopped1/4 cup spring onions, chopped1 tsp soy sauce1/2 tsp sugarpepper powder, to tastesalt to taste1 tbsp oil Preparation: Wash the rice and cook in a deep pan adding enough water and salt till done. Drain the water and […]

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 […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Idli

Vendakka / Okra Idli

Ingredients: 2 cups idli batter6-7 okra / vendakka, chopped1-2 green chillies1 tsp cumin seedssalt to taste Preparation: Cut the okra into pieces and grind it together with green chillies and cumin seeds into a fine paste adding little water if required. Add this okra paste to the idli batter and mix well until blended together. […]

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

Green Gram / Cherupayar Mulaku Curry

Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup cherupayar / green gram8 shallots3 big garlic cloves1 crushed garlic3 tsp chilli powder ( or 10-12 dry red chillies soaked in hot water)1/4 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp mustard seeds1 1/2 tbsp ghee / coconut oil3 dry red chillies1 sprig curry leaves1 crushed garlicsalt to taste Preparation: In a pressure cooker, add […]

Chicken, Non Veg

Garlic Chicken

Ingredients: 1/2 kg chicken, cut into pieces2 tbsp + 1 tbsp corn flour2 tbsp plain flour1 tsp ginger-garlic paste1 1/2 tsp + 2 tbsp soy sauce1 tbsp lemon juice3/4 tsp pepper powder1 1/4 tsp + 2 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder2 1/2 tbsp garlic, chopped1 tsp ginger, chopped4 green chillies, slit2 tbsp tomato sauce1/2 tsp chilli […]

Batura / Poori, Breakfast/ Dinner

Milky Puri / Poori

Ingredients: 1 cup wheat flour1 cup plain flour1 1/2 tbsp semolina1 tbsp corn flour1 1/2 tbsp yogurt1 1/2 tbsp melted butter / oil1 tsp sugar3/4 cup milksalt to tasteoil for frying Preparation: In a mixing bowl, add wheat flour, plain flour, semolina, corn flour and salt and mix well with a spoon. Add yogurt, melted […]

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

Crab Mango Curry / Njandu Manga Curry

Ingredients: 1/2 kg crab, cleaned1 drumstick, cut into pieces1 medium raw mango, peeled & chopped ( add according to sourness)4 green chillies, slitsmall piece ginger, chopped2 garlic cloves, chopped2 sprig curry leaves1 1/2 cup grated coconut2 1/2 tsp chilli powder3/4 tsp turmeric powder2 + 4 shallots, sliced1 tsp mustard seedssalt to taste1 1/2 tbsp coconut […]