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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

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 –

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheera Thoran / Spinach Stir Fry

  This is another healthy and tasty side dish prepared in Kerala as a side dish for rice.  It is a dry coconut based recipe where spinach is cooked and mixed with crushed coconuts, green chillies and shallots.  This is very easy to make except for the cleaning part.  Cleaning spinach takes a lot of time as it has a lot of mud which has to be removed completely.  The

potato roast

Potato roast is an easy to make and tasty side dish for rice.  This is a very easy recipe which makes use of very few ingredients with no onion or garlic in it. This recipe can be prepared even when you are in a hurry to go to office or for children.  Potato is a versatile vegetable and blends itself with all the vegetables and makes the dish very tasty.

Avial / Mixed Vegetable Curry

Avial is a dish prepared with as many vegetables as one can get.  It is a classic Kerala recipe.  It is a mix of all kind of vegetables in yogurt and grated coconut .  It makes use of vegetables like Ash gourd, pumpkin, raw banana, beans, yam, carrot, snake gourd, mango, long beans.  You can also add brinjals.  My grandmother adds bitter gourd along with that.  But I don’t add bitter