March 2015

kadala curry

Today I am sharing the recipe of kadala curry or channa curry.  It is a very tasty accompaniment for puttu.  Kadala is a malayalam word for channa and here for this recipe, normal whole brown channa is made use of.  Puttu and kadala curry for puttu is a very tasty and healthy breakfast dish served in Kerala and is usually served with kadala curry.  Kadala curry can also be served with

Thandai Recipe

Hello folks. Festivity is here once again, and I am here with a very special recipe for the occasion. It’s Holi, the festival of colors that would be celebrated tomorrow. Food is obviously the most important aspect of celebrations, and Holi has its own special menu. Gujiyas, thandai, jalebis, ghears and what not! Today I made two such very special Holi recipes, which I am sure you would love to

Grilled Coconut Chutney

One of the traditional chutney recipes of Kerala cuisine using the roasted coconut pieces in the wood burning fire. Toss the coconut pieces and the red chilies in the ashes and the coal pieces left after burning the wood and let them roast. The coconut gets a smoky flavor from the wood fire. INGREDIENTS: Coconut – ½ coconut, diced Dried Red Chilies – 5 nos Tamarind – one gooseberry size

vazhakkai varuval

Vazhakkai varuval is a very tasty side dish for rice.  Vazhakkai is a tamil word which means plantain.  Here raw plantain is made use of for making this dish.  As I told you before, this is a very tasty side dish.  I was very lazy to prepare an elaborate lunch, so made an easy lunch with pepper rasam, egg burji and some vazhakkai poriyal.  It was a very yummy combination,

idli with sambar

Idli / idly  – is a very popular Indian food.  It is a traditional breakfast in South India but very popular through out the country.  It can be considered as a steamed rice cake.  I always keep idli / dosa batter ready in refrigerator.  It makes my job easier during busy morning hours.  I have always noticed that whenever I have idli / dosa batter ready, I am not at


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

channa paratha recipe

Today’s recipe is a paratha recipe made with whole brown channa.  Kids usually don’t prefer vegetables or channa or any healthy thing as such and this is one method by which we can make them eat healthy food without their knowledge.  You can make use of left over channa masala for making this paratha, but since I didn’t have any, I have made everything from scratch.  Now to the recipe..

Jackfruit Erissery

Erissery is a traditional and very popular dish in Kerala. A variety of erisseries can be prepared by substituting different vegetables, pulses or a combination of both. Here is the recipe of an erissery using raw jackfruit as the main ingredient. INGREDIENTS: Raw Jackfruit flesh, deseeded – 500 gm Coconut – 1 no, grated Cumin Seeds – 1 pinch Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp Black Peppercorns – 5 nos Garlic

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

dates peanut ladoo

Dates and peanut ladoo is a best example of a sweet that taste really good and is also very easy to prepare.  I am always looking for new recipes that work well as a treat, is healthy but don’t contain too much sugar.  These can be served as mid-morning snack for kids.  This is very easy to prepare at home and is very healthy snack for kids.  This is a very

The Best Carrot Cake Recipe

Hello folks. Hope you had a lovely weekend. Like any other Sunday, yesterday was special too. I baked a carrot cake under my Mom’s supervision. There is a very popular saying. “When you cook, follow your heart. When you bake, follow the recipe.” Apparently, Mom doesn’t believe in it. She loves to experiment with baking too and would alter the recipes as she deems fit. This recipe is adapted from

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