Kerala food recipes

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

PARIPPUVADA

PARIPPU VADA പരിപ്പുവട is a favorite tea time delight in Kerala. A cup of black tea with crunchy and crispy parippuvada is a real time refreshment at the afternoon tea time. INGREDIENTS : Thoor Dal (തുവരപ്പരിപ്പ്) – 1 cup Chana Dal (കടലപ്പരിപ്പ്) – 1 cup Shallots or Onion – ½ cup, finely chopped Ginger, finely chopped – 1 tbsp Dry Red Chilli – 5 no, finely chopped Asafetida – a

GREEN MANGO CHUTNEY

GREEN MANGO CHUTNEY പച്ച മാങ്ങ ചമ്മന്തി It is a true traditional recipe of Kerala which goes very well with steamed or boiled rice or rice porridge. It’s very difficult to give an exact recipe for this chutney. The proportion of ingredients is always dependent on personal tastes. For this chutney, adjust the ratio of coconut to mango according to the sourness of the mango and how sour you like your

BEEF FRY

BEEF FRY is one of the traditional beef recipes in Kerala that can be cooked easily. The cooked beef shall be pan fried or roasted on low flame till the moisture gets evaporated and the meat gets coated with spicy masalas. The addition of roasted crunchy coconut slices and coconut oil make this dish very special in its each bite. It is an excellent combo dish Kerala Paratas, Appam, Chappatis

PALAPPAM

PALAPPAM (പാലപ്പം) refers to the Nasrani dish of fermented bread made with rice batter and coconut milk and hence the name Palappam (meaning Milk Bread). Jewish people who migrated to India introduced this item in the country. It is a staple diet popular in South India and Srilanka. The batter for Palappam is made by grinding raw white rice with grated coconut and then fermented with toddy or yeast. The Palappam

LONG BRINJAL THORAN

LONG BRINJAL THORAN (വഴുതനങ്ങ തോരൻ)  Thoran is a dry dish traditionally made of finely chopped fresh vegetables (long beans, bitter gourd, snake gourd, ivy gourd, young jackfruit, carrot, cabbage etc.) or fresh leaves (red spinach, green spinach, fenugreek leaves, drumstick leaves etc.) or edible flowers (banana flower, drumstick flowers etc.) Here is a very simple and tasty recipe of Long Brinjal Thoran which goes well with rice and chappati as

Nadan Mutta Roast Recipe

A typical Kerala style dish using boiled eggs roasted in spiced and thick onion and tomato gravy. It’s a good accompaniment with appam, chappati etc. INGREDIENTS : Eggs – 5 nos Onion – 6 nos, very thinly sliced Ginger, finely chopped – 1 tbsp Garlic, finely chopped – 1 tbsp Green Chilly – 2 nos, chopped Tomato – 3 big, peeled and chopped Mustard Seeds – ¼ tsp Curry Leaves

travancore sambar

Today I am sharing the recipe of sambar.  Though the name sambar looks very simple, but for the same word, there are various methods of preparation.  Tamilnadu sambar is different from Kerala sambar and if you think about Kerala sambar, Palakkadan sambar is very different from Travancore sambar .  Though I love palakkadan sambar with the taste of roasted coconut and other whole spices, I also like travancore sambar and

FRESH PRAWNS & GREEN MANGO CURRY

FRESH PRAWNS and GREEN MANGO CURRY  ചെമ്മീനും മാങ്ങയും This is an authentic mouthwatering Prawn recipe from South India, cooked in a spicy ground fresh coconut paste with raw mangoes. INGREDIENTS : Fresh Prawns, cleaned – 500 gm Raw Mango – 1 no, small size Grated Coconut – ¼th of a coconut Coconut Milk – ¼ cup, thick Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp Red Chilli Powder – 1½ tsp Coriander Powder

vendakka mezhukkupuratti

Vendakka mezhukkupuratti is an easy to make and tasty side dish for rice.  This can be served with rice and any curry of your choice.  It is very easy to prepare and requires very few ingredients mainly, okra, onion, green chilli.  Now to the recipe.. Ingredients required Vendakka / lady’s finger  – 1/2 kg Green chillies  – 2 shallots  – 10 – 15 (chopped) Turmeric powder  – 1/4 teaspoon Red

Kerala fish fry

Today’s recipe is Kerala style fish fry.  It is very easy to make and tasty too. You can make use of any kind of fish to make this tasty fish fry but I normally prepare this with king fish as my family love it. Now take a look at the recipe.. Ingredients required fish pieces  – 5 – 6 (I used king fish) ginger garlic paste – 2 tablespoon red

vendakka theeyal

Theeyal is a traditional dish of Kerala.  Theeyal can be prepared using various vegetables like shallots, lady’s finger, bitter gourd and so on.  There are two main steps of making this curry.  First one, is fry okra with very little oil, till the slimness goes off.  Be careful not to add too much of oil while frying okra otherwise it will be very difficult to remove slimness. The second step

Nadan Fish Curry

Ingradients for Nadan Fish Curry Inji , garlic…. avashyatinu Small onion …..4-5 Salt Oil (am using coconut oil) Curry leaves Turmeric powder .. 1/2 sppon Uluva podi Kashmeeri chilli…2 1/2 spoon(disposible spoon count) Coriander powder…. 3/4 spoon How to Cook Nadan Fish Curry Fish clean akki matti vakku. gas on akki pan vakku ennittu oil ozhikku. oil heat akumbolekku mustard eduka. venamenkil uluva kudi ettu pottikkam.inji, garlic eduka.atu onnu vazhannu

snakegourd with lentils

Snakegourd is a creeper belonging to cucumber family.  It is widely grown in many parts of the world and has got high medicinal properties.  It is rich in water contents and provides cooling effect to our body.  It is a low calorie vegetable and is rich in calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. This is a recipe snakegourd curry native to Palakkad.  The preparation is very simple and tastes great with chapati

Cabbage Thoran / Cabbage Stir Fry

Cabbage thoran is a very healthy, simple and tasty side dish for rice.  This is a Kerala special recipe.  Thoran is a dish which hails from Kerala and is dry vegearian dish where the vegetables are cooked and mixed with coconut, cumin, green chilli and shallot mixture. Thoran can be made with any kind of vegetables and you will find thoran as an indispensable part of Kerala sadya / Onam