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chena stir fry

Chena mezhukkupuratti is a healthy stir fry made with chena / suran / yam.  This is one of my favorite side dish for rice but one dish which no body likes in my family. But I make it very often and have it with some curd rice.  This is a very healthy and tasty dish.  This tastes great with papad and moru kootan.  Now to the recipe.. Ingredients required Chena

Prawns Theeyal Recipe

Here is an authentic recipe of Prawns Theeyal cooked with roasted coconut masala gravy and is a good accompaniment with boiled rice. INGREDIENTS: Prawns – 250 gm, cleaned Grated Coconut – 2 cups Drumsticks – 2 nos, cut into 3” long size Shallots – 20 nos, thinly sliced Green Chilli – 2 nos, slit Curry Leaves – 2 sprigs Chilli Powder – 3 tsp Coriander Powder – 2 tsp Turmeric

kuthiravalli ada dosa

Adai / ada dosa is a famous dosa variety in South India.  It with made with rice and other pulses.  The addition of pulses make it a very healthy and nutritious dish.   We usually make ada dosa for breakfast and serve it with avial.  Though, it can also be served with idli powder or coconut chutney but the avial gives a lift to the dish.  Today, I have made ada dosa

cheera curry / Kerala style curry / dal palak curry

  Cheera is a Malayalam word for spinach.  This dish is an easy to make side dish for rice which has spinach, dal / lentils, coconut and cumin seeds as the main ingredient.  This is a very comfort dish which can be served with rice or with roti.  In this recipe, I have made use of palak, you can make use of other spinach varieties also.  Dal with palak is

palakkadan sambar

Today’s recipe is Palakkadan sambar.  Sambar is a very imporatant dish in South India.  It is served along with rice, with idli / dosa.  As I have told you before, there are various kinds of sambar available.  Most of them are made with sambar powder, but Palakkadan sambar is one made with freshly ground spices, and coconut which makes it very unique.  You can make use of various kinds of

Coconut chutney/ Thenga chutney

Today’s recipe is a very simple one which all of you might be familiar of – coconut chutney.  There is nothing new about this recipe and is a very big recipe to boast about.  But since I have shared the recipe of pesarattu, pongal and also I am sharing many South Indian recipes, I thought of sharing this recipe also.  Coconut chutney has a very important place in South Indian

payar mezhukkupuratti

Achinga payar mezhukkupuratti / long beans stir fry is a very commonly made side dish for lunch.  It is a very healthy and tasty side dish which can be easily prepared for lunch. Achinga payar is a Malayalam word for long beans.   Coming to the health benefits, long beans are low in fat content, is an excellent source of protein, fiber, folic acid and complex carbohydrates.  The addition of

olan|kerala sadya recipe

Since Vishu is very nearby, I thought I would share some of our authentic sadya recipes with you and this is one among them.  I have seen my mother and grandmother preparing olan at home, I have tasted it and I loved the taste but I never thought of doing it myself.  Then finally I decided to make it when my mother came home this time.  With her guidance I

ada dosa

Today I am sharing with you recipe for adai dosa or ada dosa as we tell in Malayalam.  It is my husband’s favourite when paired along with avial (mixed vegetable curry – Kerala style). It also pairs with onion tomato chutney, coconut chutney or if you don’t have any thing with jaggery or sugar. This is how my daughter always takes it – adai with a teaspoon of sugar or jaggery.   It is a

rava upma

Upma needs no introduction to a South Indian. It is a South Indian breakfast dish.  But apart from that I also make it in the evening for my daughter, when I feel that she hasn’t taken enough vegetables.  Here I have given the recipe for an upma made with semolina.  To increase the nutritional value, vegetables are also added to it.  Upma can also be made with vermicelli, poha, bread and so on. 

parippu thoran

Thoran is served as a side dish for rice along with sambar or any other curry.  Thoran can be made with various vegetables, like beans, long beans, okra, potato, and so many other vegetables.  Parippu thoran is made with toor dal and it goes wvery well with rice and other dishes. Though this thoran can be served with any curry like theeyal, moru curry and so on but usually, I

KAPPA BEEF PUTTU RECIPE

A special recipe of Kappa Beef Puttu made using fresh Tapioca and boneless Beef. INGREDIENTS for BEEF filling Beef – ½ kg, boneless pieces Onion – 1 no, finely chopped Ginger – 1 medium piece, finely chopped Garlic – 4 cloves, finely chopped Green Chilli – 2 nos, chopped Turmeric powder – ½ tsp Tomato – 1 nos, peeled and chopped Whole Garam Masala – 2 pieces each Red Chilli Powder –

muringa erissery

In malayalam, muringa means drum stick and ella is erissery.  In our place it is told that drum stick and drumstick leaves are very good for health.  It is grown in most of the houses. So this erissery will be prepared at least once in a week.  My mother adds drum stick leaves to dosa and chapatti also.  But this is one recipe which my mother learnt from a magazine called vanita and she taught

BEETROOT SAMBAR RECIPE

Here is a simple version of samabr with Beetroot as its main ingredient. Sambar accompanies many South Indian meals, like dosa, idli, vada, rice. INGREDIENTS : Toor Dal – 1 cup Beetroot – 2 nos, medium size peeled and cubed Ladyfinger – 5 nos, cut into 2 inch size Potato – 1 nos, medium size peeled and cubed Shallots – 15 to 20 nos Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp Sambar

BROKEN WHEAT UPMA RECIPE

Upma is a common South Indian breakfast. Though traditionally it is made of rava, here is the simple recipe of a different type of upma using Broken Wheat as the main ingredient. INGREDIENTS: Broken Wheat – 2 cups Oil – 1 tbsp Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp Urad Daal – 1 tsp Dry Red Chilly – 2 nos Curry Leaves – few Onion – 1, finely chopped Green Chilly –

greengram fenugreek leaves thoran

Today’s recipe is a very healthy thoran made with green gram and fenugreek leaves.  Thoran as I have already told you, is a traditional Kerala dish made with vegetables or with lentils and a coconut mixture.  It is a very tasty side dish that can be served with rice and any other curry of your choice.  At home we all love thoran and I try to mix various vegetables along

puttu upma

Puttu ularthiyathu / puttu upma is a traditional Kerala dish which can be prepared from fresh puttu or left over puttu.  I have already shared the recipe of puttu.  Puttu is a traditional breakfast dish in Kerala and is served with pazham which means banana and papad or with kadala curry (black chickpeas curry).  Puttu with kadala curry is a very tasty combination.  But sometimes at home, we have some

SAMBAR

SAMBAR സാംബാർ is a vegetable stew or chowder based on a broth made with tamarind and pigeon peas, and is very popular in the southern regions of India especially in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Each state in South India prepares it with a typical variation, adapted to its taste and environment. Sambar accompanies many South Indian meals, like dosa, idli, vada, rice. INGREDIENTS : Toor Dal –

BLACK POMFRET CURRY

BLACK POMFRET CURRY ആവോലി കറി is an authentic Kerala style mildly spiced fish curry using fresh Black Pomfret cooked in a ground coconut based gravy. This is a good accompaniment with boiled rice. INGREDIENTS : Black Pomfret (ആവോലി) – 500 gms Red Chilli powder – 1 tbsp Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp Coriander powder – 1 tsp Fenugreek powder – 1 pinch Ginger, finely chopped – 2 tbsp Garlic –

BLACK CHICKPEAS CURRY

BLACK CHICKPEAS CURRY (കടലക്കറി) is a regular breakfast side dish goes well with many items like Puttu, Appam, idly, Dosa etc. in most of the South Indian homes especially in Kerala. It’s one of the traditional dishes of Kerala cuisine. INGREDIENTS : Black Chickpeas – 1 cup Shallots – 3 nos, finely chopped Green Chilli – 2 nos, chopped Onion – 2 nos, thinly sliced Tomato – 1 no, chopped