Kerala food recipes

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Chakkakkuru Masala Fry(jack fruit seed) recipe

Jack fruit seed is highly nutritious.High in vitamin A ,proteins and high in fiber. This is available in summer.we can clean ,sun dried and preserve for rainy season. since it is easily available and people don’t know about the health benefits,all are ignoring this nutritious seed as far as i know. As it is highly fibrous it can prevent constipation ,helps in digestion,thus detoxifying the body. It helps in improving

paavakka kichedi (bitter guard) Recipe

Bitter guard kichedi is a traditional dish in Kerala. It is a side dish for sadya. Normally people don’t like to prepare because of bitterness. But I am guaranteed that there is no bitter taste like other recipes of bitter guard. Easy to make and healthy dish. Bitter guard kichedi is made of coconut and yoghurt(curd).   Ingredients  Bitter  guard medium size-1 Grated coconut-1/2 cup curd-1 cup green chilly-2 curry

Neyyappam recipe

Neyyappam is a South indian traditional snack. We make this in special occasions. Olden days neyyappam was making in ghee. The meaning itself is flitter making in ghee. Because of health problems people scared to use ghee. So we are going to make in coconut oil.This snack is made up of rice flour and jaggery. For the time consuming purpose today we will make with soaked rice. If you have

mutton-peralan-recipe

Today, I am sharing with you a mutton curry recipe I hope all of you will relish .  Mutton is a favourite at most homes and I always love to try different versions of mutton recipes.  The regular Mutton Curry I make at home is the nadan Kerala mutton curry and I have already shared with you nadan kerala style chicken curry but today, I have made a mix and match mutton

easy-chicken-fry

Chicken dishes are a favourite in my family especially among kids.  So I always try to cook chicken in different ways . Today’s recipe is Chicken Varattiyathu which is very popular in Kerala.  I have already shared nadan chicken curry (with coconut milk) and Chicken Varutharachathu.  Both these recipes make use of coconut, the first one needs coconut milk and the second needs roasted coconut both of which I was in

potato-stew

Stew / Ishtu is a Kerala based dish made with potatoes and is served along with idiyappam, appam, or in my place, it is also served with idli.  As with any other dish, this dish also has got different versions depending on the region.  Some make it with addition of whole spices, but in our place we cook potatoes in coconut milk without any whole spices.  It is not necessary

BOILED TAPIOCA and GREEN CHILLY CHUTNEY

One of the traditional dishes of Kerala which can be served with different types of homemade dips as breakfast, lunch or as dinner. INGREDIENTS : Tapioca – 1 kg Salt – to taste Water – as required Green chilies – 10 nos or to taste Shallots – 15 nos Coconut Oil – 2 tbsp Salt – to taste METHOD OF COOKING : Peel the tapioca and cut it into big pieces.

beans potato mezhukkupuratti

Today’s recipe is yet another easy side dish for rice made with a mixture of beans and potato.  This is a best way to make use of all the left over vegetables.  When ever I buy vegetables, I usually keep few beans, potatoes, carrots aside so that I can make use of it while making vegetable biryani, but some remains unused and then I chop all the left over vegetables

Kumbalanga moru curry

Moru curry is a tasty curry for rice.  It is a tasty delicacy from Kerala.  It is called as morozhichu kootan or moru curry.  Moru is a malayalam word which means curd / yogurt.  This is a traditional curry which is made in all Malayalee families.  It can be prepared with various vegetables like cucumber, raw plantain, yam, jack fruit seeds and so on.  Here I have made use of

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