Tag Archives: kerala curry

Palakkadan style Keerai Molagootal / Spinach – Lentil curry

Molagootal is a mildly spiced dish made of a combination of vegetables or greens, lentils and coconut. It is part of the traditional style of cooking by the Palakkad Iyers. Keerai Molagootal is a very simple and easy to make recipe which is full of nutrients. For those who don’t know what the word Keerai […]

Kerala Kadala Curry – Chickpeas curry

Kadala curry served with Puttu is the most common breakfast food in Kerala. Almost all Keralites love this classic breakfast dish. Preparation of Kadala curry Soak black gram  in water for 8 hours and drain the water completely. Pressure cook the drained Kadala (Chickpeas) along with salt, turmeric powder, coconut pieces, green chillies, shallots, chopped ginger […]

Kumbalanga Moru Curry / Pulissery

Kumbalanga (Ash guard / Winter melon) Moru curry is a very popular and traditional Kerala curry. Keralites love to have this curry along with white rice. In some places its also known as “Kaalan”. Preparation of Kerala Moru curry In an earthen / clay pot cook the ripe plantain / banana / ethakka  in 2 […]

Chakkakuru Manga Curry with Muringakka

Chakkakuru (Jackfruit seeds), Manga (Raw Mango) curry with Muringakka (Drumstick) is a seasonal dish in Kerala which needs no introduction to any Keralite. Its prepared usually in the pre monsoon period which is the jack fruit season in Kerala. This is one of the most popular dish in every Kerala kitchens and its an easy to prepare dish. […]

Cabbage thoran / Cabbage stir fry – Kerala style

Thoran is a popular and common dry Kerala dish traditionally made of finely chopped vegetable (any vegetable  of choice) such as, unripe jack fruit, bitter-gourd, cabbage or of leaves such as green or red cheera,  Moringa etc. The chopped vegetable is mixed together with grated coconut, mustard seeds, curry leaves and turmeric powder and briefly stirred on a pan over a very hot fire. Thoran is usually served along with […]

Beetroot Pachadi – Kerala style

Pachadi is a traditional South Indian side-dish similar to North Indian Raita made of fresh vegetables, Yogurt, coconut, green or red chillies sauted and garnished in oil with fried mustard seeds, ginger and curry leaves. It is usually served as an accompaniment for rice, snacks like idli, dosa etc. Pachadi can be prepared with many type of vegetables. This is a recipe for preparation of Beetroot […]

Nadan Potti curry – Kerala special

Have you heard of potti curry? Probably not, if you are not from the Kottayam or Ernakulam district in Kerala. This curry is usually available only in these places. Its an authentic and tasty Kerala dish, but its not popular one probably because of the offensive smell of uncleaned potti. Oh, I forgot to tell […]

Breadfruit / SheemaChakka / Kadachakka curry

Breadfruit popularly known as Kadachakka or Sheema chakka is a popular fruit in south India. Its even a staple food in many tropical countries. In Indonesia and Malaysia, it is called sukun while in the South Indian state like  Kerala and coastal Karnataka, it is known as kada chakka and deegujje, respectively. Breadfruit has roughly 25% carbohydrates and 70% water with an average amount of vitamin C (20 mg/100 g) […]

Kerala Vegetable Stew

Vegetable stew is a global dish made from a mixture of vegetables like Carrot, potatoes, green peas etc which goes well with pathiri, puri, appam, bread or rice. These ingredients can include any combination of vegetables. The usage of coconut milk as an ingredient gives it a typical Kerala flavor. Vegetable stew preparation Slice the vegetables into cubes of 1/2 […]

Kakka irachi ularthiyath / clam stir fry

Just had an outing yesterday at Cherai beach, Paravoor. The beach is so amazing and romantic. You can occasionally spot Dolphins here. From the road side sellers there, we purchased around 1 kg of Kakka / clams. Though I have taken Kakka irachi fry from hotels, and my home I haven’t prepared it myself before. Here is my mothers recipe […]

Chakka ularthiyath (Jackfruit curry) recipe – Kerala style

Though I live in a village area, I haven’t tasted Chakka thoran / chakka ularthiyath till yesterday. Yesterday, my grandma, came home and she prepared this awesome dish for us. After tasting it, I feel sad for not trying it so far. Friends, this is a native Kerala dish you should try at least once. Here goes […]

Moong dal (Cheru parippu) curry kerala style

Today I will give you a recipe of making tasty traditional Kerala style parippu curry (parippu koottan / Moong dal curry). This Moong dal recipe is really an easy one to prepare one. Parippu curry can be served with Appam, Steamed rice, Thenga choru etc. Moong dal curry is an inevitable side dish in the traditional Kerala sadhya / […]

Salmon Roe Stir fry (Caviar / Mananjil / Paringil thoran)

The roe (Mananjil / Paringil) of marine animals, such as the roe of sardine, lumpsucker, hake and salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. This food is a good source of Vitamin C, Thiamin, Folate and a very good source of Protein, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Riboflavin, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus and Selenium etc. Unfortunately as its the egg […]

Pavakka / Kaypakka / Bitter gourd pulicurry

Today I will give you a Pavakkai recipe for preparing a dish with bitter and sour taste. Its a typical Kerala dish which our old grandmothers used to prepare and serve with boiled rice. The new generation may not have tasted this. Mothers are also hesitant to prepare this kaypakka curry because of the bitter taste. But if you prepare […]