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 […]

Squid soup

We are excited in introducing our first soup recipe. For a difference, we are sharing you with the exclusive squid soup recipe shared by our subscriber Shirly James. I am sure you all will love this sea food soup. Though it’s a very easy to make soup, it smells and tastes great. This is also great […]

Sharkara payasam

Hope you all had a memorable Vishu today. Let the peace and prosperity of Vishu be with you and your family through out the year. We also had a great vishu (off course feast too) today. As you all know payasam is a must for any Kerala functions. We had two payasams for the sadhya, sharkara payasam […]

Palada payasam / palada pradhaman – Kerala method

Another post in the Vishu sadhya series. This is palada pradhaman aka palada payasam which is a delicious dessert prepared using rice and milk. It is served usually in the end of Kerala sadhya (grand feast) along with pappadam and banana. It is an easy to prepare pradhaman with little effort. This dessert will give […]

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 […]

Sarkara varatti recipe / Banana chips with jaggery

Vishu is coming and for the sadhya sarkara varatty or banana chips are a must. These days because of the unawareness of how to prepare it, people just buy it from the shop. This time have some difference and prepare it at home. This way you will get good quality sharkara varatty for sadhya. Here is the method […]

Indian mutton curry

My grand mother prepares mutton curry in a different method using gambooge / Kudampuli / Vadakkan puli. During my childhood days on every visit there, I wondered how she prepares it differently. Recently only I learned that, its the gambooge tha’ts giving the different taste to her preparation. Try this spicy mutton curry recipe yourself […]

Chicken pepper fry

Here is another dish with chicken. Most of you may have taken this Chicken pepper fry from outside restaurants but wondered of how to prepare them at home. Then here it is. Next time when you have a guest at home try this and make them love your foods. 🙂 Directions for preparing chicken pepper fry Blend the […]