Category Archives: Vegan

Sassy water

In a post on foods for a flat tummy, we have mentioned about sassy water. If you are not familiar with sassy water – it is flavored water named by Prevention magazine in honor of its inventor Cynthia Sass. She created it for the “Flat Belly Diet”. This water tastes greater than ordinary water. With almost no calories, the ginger […]

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 […]

Pazham pori / Kerala Plantain (Banana) fritters

Pazham pori aka Ethakka appam or banana (Kerala Plantain) fritters is a traditional evening snack item in Kerala. Its available throughout Kerala and all most all Keralites prepares it the same way. Its simply ripe banana’s coated with flour and deep fried in oil. Pazham pori Preparation Mix the all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and water […]

Hot Unakka Mulaku Chammanthi / Red chilly chutney

I don’t think Mulaku Chammanthi needs any introduction to a Keralite. Its part of Kerala culture and its a nostalgia for all of us. I am sure that your mouth starts watering on seeing the above photo. Preparing Mulaku Chammanthi is nothing like rocket science. This is an easy to prepare dip which every Keralites know. For […]

Rice pathiri, Ari pathiri, Kerala Malabar pathiri

Pathiri is a traditional and authentic food item of Kerala muslims. Its a pancake made of rice flour. Its known in a wide range of names like Ari pathiri / nice pathiri / pathil etc. Pathiri is usually served along with meat or fish curries for breakfast, dinner, Iftaar etc. Its an inevitable part of Malabar Muslim […]

Bravas Potatoes / Spanish Potatoes

Spanish potatoes / Bravas potatoes / Patatas Bravas simply means angry potatoes ( Not angry birds. 🙂 ). They are actually soft potatoes cooked in a spicy sauce , with a paste of garlic, chilies, cumin, paprika and vinegar and served as an appetizer, or tapas. There are variations in preparation like  fried, boiled or roasted potatoes. Spanish potatoes preparation […]

Parippu vada – Kerala style

Parripu vada / Dal Vada / Lentil or Dal fritters  is a nadan / traditional evening snack food in Kerala. It is prepared from Toor dal. Parippu vada along with black tea is the combination and its the official food of a Kerala communist 😉 . For every Keralite, parippu vada is a nostalgia. You will […]

Sukhiyan preparation – Kerala style

Sukhiyan is a deep fried traditional Kerala tea time snack made from Green gram / Mung bean, coconut  and jaggery filling. This is a highly nutritious food because the mung bean is a rich source of low-fat protein and fiber. One cup of mature, boiled beans contains around 14 g of protein and 15 g of fiber. This recipe is […]

Kerala Chiratta puttu

Chiratta Puttu is a variant of the Kerala Puttu. Puttu (Steamed Rice Cake) is a traditional and important recipe in the Kerala breakfast menu. Directions Soak the rice for about 2 hours (If you are having rice flour / puttu podi, skip directly to step 4). Drain the water from the rice completely and dry […]

Hummus recipe – Arabian method

Here is another arabian recipe from our subscriber Saumya. Hummus  is an Arabic food made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. Its popular through out the Middle east and globally. Use this recipe to prepare home made Hummus instead of purchasing unhealthy ones from the shops (You can save your health and a few bucks).  […]

Kappa udachath / Smashed tapioca recipe in Kerala style

Today, I will give you an awesome Tapioca recipe which can be served as the main dish. This is an easy to prepare, tasty and cheap food. Hopefully most of you have taken it at your home at least in your childhood days. Even looking at the photo itself makes me remembering about my child […]

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 […]

Mambazha kalan / mambazha pulissery

One of the traditional curry dishes in Kerala is mambazha kalan / mambazha pulissery. Its an easy to prepare side dish with minimum requirements which our grand mothers prepare in olden days. In those days mangoes very easily available in the backyard of every houses in Kerala. The dish is very sweet one. Its better if […]

Aviyal recipe Kerala style

Friends, here is another dish in our Vishu Sadhya series. Aviyal / Mixed vegetable Kerala dish. It is prepared with as many vegetables as one can get. Although its an essential dish of Kerala vegetable feast, it is also popular in other south Indian states like Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Aviyal is a thick mixture of vegetables, curd and coconut, seasoned with coconut […]

Pachadi

Vishu is approaching fast and I am not sure whether we will be able to cover all the dishes needed for sadhya before it due to lack of time. But we will try to give you some of the best side dishes for Kerala sadhya before Vishu. Pachadi is our third dish for your Vishu Sadhya. […]

Olan with Pumpkin / Kumpalanga / Mathanga – Kerala style

Here is the second side dish for your Vishu Sadhya. You can find other sadhya recipes in my previous posts. Olan is a traditional Kerala side dish which is regular at every Onasadya. Kerala Olan is made with red gram and  vegetables (pumpkins) cooked in coconut milk, which gives it a rich and creamy texture. Kerala Olan […]

Ripe Mango curry / Pazham manga curry

Mango mania is back again! Today I will share with you a great recipe which is a combo of sweet and sour, the ripe mango curry (pazham manga curry). This is an authentic and traditional Kerala dish. Mambazha pulissery is a part of Grand Kerala Sadya (the feast) cuisine also. This is an easy to prepare dish which goes […]

Idiyappam Upma

In our previous post we gave you the recipe on how to prepare tasty kerala idiyappams. Now with that idiyappams we will make a different dish – Idiyappam Upma. Try this different recipe at home and let me know your feedback’s. Preparation You need to prepare Idiyappams at first, cut them into small pieces and keep aside. […]

Idiyappam (String Hoppers) recipe

Iddiyappam aka “Noolappam / Sevai / String Hoppers”  made by steaming process is a common breakfast food item in Kerala, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Lakshadweep and Sri Lankan Tamil people. Idiyappam can be served with vegetable curries, Korma, pepper chicken, egg curry etc. Its an extremely easy to prepare breakfast dish, if you have an easy to handle idiyappam […]

Kozhukattai

Kozhukkatai is a traditional Kerala Christian recipe (particularly among the Syrian Christians) which were made during the time of Easter. Kozhukkatai is also one among the most popular Kerala sweet which is prepared from rice flour, grated coconut and  jaggery. The dough for Kozhukkatai is made similar to that of Idiyappam. This is a special recipe for Palm Sunday (In […]