Tag Archives: sadhya

Kerala Lemon pickle / Naranga achar

Ever worried on how to prepare lemon pickles (naranga achar / cheru¬†naranga achar) with out the bitter taste? Then your search ends here ūüôā I know there are multiple ways to prepare lemon pickles. But this recipe helps you to make the naranga achar / lemon pickle in Kerala style without any bitterness. As usual […]

Pal Payasam

Pal payasam (paal payasam) aka rice milk pudding is a very classic Kerala dessert prepared during celebrations and festival seasons. ¬†Onasadhya / Kerala feast is never¬†complete without serving¬†paal payasam at the end. This is an easy to prepare pal payasam recipe with just three ingredients. I hope, you all will try this and let me […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]