Aviyal | Kerala Sadhya Recipe | Traditional Vegetarian Side Dish | Recipe using tamarind

In a Kerala banquet, Aviyal or Avial is one such dish which cannot be avoided. This is a simple dish where vegetables are boiled and then it is mixed with tamarind extract and grated coconut. It makes an excellent combination with parboiled rice. In some areas, instead of tamarind, people use curd or mango. Some … Continue reading Aviyal | Kerala Sadhya Recipe | Traditional Vegetarian Side Dish | Recipe using tamarind

Beans Thoran | Beans Stir Fry Kerala Style | Easy Vegetarian Side Dish

Even in a normal Kerala meal, there will be at least two dishes for rice - one with gravy and one without. The preparation where vegetables are stir fried and cook with grated coconut is called 'Thoran'. You'll find a numerous collection of Thoran recipes in Kerala cuisine. Beans Thoran is one such dish which … Continue reading Beans Thoran | Beans Stir Fry Kerala Style | Easy Vegetarian Side Dish

Carrot Kaya Mezhukkupuratti |Easy Kerala Style Vegetarian Side Dish

Carrot Kaya Mezhukkupuratti or Carrot Kaya Upperi is a very easy vegetarian dish, best suitable for serving as a side dish for rice. Carrot and Green Plantains are stir fried in low flame along with shallots, garlic, turmeric powder, chilli powder, dry red chillies and curry leaves. WATCH VIDEO RECIPE INGREDIENTS Carrot - 1 cup, … Continue reading Carrot Kaya Mezhukkupuratti |Easy Kerala Style Vegetarian Side Dish

Ulli Sambar in Kerala Style | Shallots Sambhar | Onion Sambar | Kerala Sadhya Recipe | Side Dish for Rice, Dosa, Idly

Sambar, also spelled as Sambhar is a very popular dish in India, especially South India. Normally, this lentil-based vegetable stew is served as a side dish for rice, dosa or idly. Whether it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner, no matter what, people have an immense love for SAMBAR! As cited in Wikipedia and other sources … Continue reading Ulli Sambar in Kerala Style | Shallots Sambhar | Onion Sambar | Kerala Sadhya Recipe | Side Dish for Rice, Dosa, Idly

Pazhampori | Ethakka Appam | Vazhakka Appam | Kerala Banana Fritters | Traditional Sweet Snack

Pazhampori / Pazham Pori (Ripe Plantain Fritters / Sweet Banana Fritters) is one of the most popular, easy-to-prepare, traditional snack of Kerala, available in almost every teashops across the state. In some areas, Pazhampori is also known as Ethakka Appam, Vazhakka Appam or Boli. This sweet snack can be prepared in minutes by dipping ripe … Continue reading Pazhampori | Ethakka Appam | Vazhakka Appam | Kerala Banana Fritters | Traditional Sweet Snack

Ulli Theeyal | Shallots in Roasted Coconut Gravy | Kerala Sadhya Recipe

Theeyal is a traditional preparation using roasted coconut as the base for the gravy. It also contain coriander, dry red chillies, fenugreek, tamarind and other spices. The roasted coconut and spices gives the curry a distinct flavour and a nice dark brown colour. Usually, Theeyal is prepared using vegetables like shallots, okra, brinjal etc. However, … Continue reading Ulli Theeyal | Shallots in Roasted Coconut Gravy | Kerala Sadhya Recipe

Amarapayar Mezhukkupuratti – Stir Fried Hyacinth Bean

Amarapayar or Amarakka Mezhukkupuratti is a vegetarian side dish usually served along with rice. Amara Payar is a member of legume family, commonly known as Hyacinth bean or field bean. You can find more details about the legume here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lablab Try this easy and tasty Amarapayar Mezhukkupuratti and let us know your feedback. WATCH VIDEO RECIPE … Continue reading Amarapayar Mezhukkupuratti – Stir Fried Hyacinth Bean

Savala Vada | Mulaku Vada : A Kerala Tea Shop Special Snack

If you have visited a tea shop or thattukada in Kerala, you might have seen this snack stacked neatly in the glass shelf. Savala Vada is also known as Mulaku Vada in some places. Few people call it as 'Ulli Vada' but, there is another snack with the same name. How is Savala Vada prepared? … Continue reading Savala Vada | Mulaku Vada : A Kerala Tea Shop Special Snack

Pazham Pulissery | Nendrapazham Pulissery | Ethappazham Pulissery | Kerala Style Pulissery Recipe | Ripe Banana in Coconut and Curd based gravy

Pulissery is a dish, unique to Kerala cuisine. Certain vegetables or fruits are cooked and simmered in a coconut and curd based gravy. Some of the variations of this dish are Mambazha Pulissery, Kumbalanga Pulissery, Ethakka Pulissery, Vellarikka Pulissery, Tomato Pulissery, Pazham Pulissery etc. This video shows how to prepare Pazham Pulissery or Nendrapazham Pulissery. … Continue reading Pazham Pulissery | Nendrapazham Pulissery | Ethappazham Pulissery | Kerala Style Pulissery Recipe | Ripe Banana in Coconut and Curd based gravy

Special Pappadam Thoran | Spicy Papad Stir Fry

Pappadoms (Pappads / Appalam / Pappadams) are thin round wafers usually made using Urad dal. Earlier, people used to make Pappadoms at home from scratch. But now, many varieties of them are common and easily available in the market. Pappadoms are ineluctable in a Kerala feast (Sadhya). They are usually deep fried and served with … Continue reading Special Pappadam Thoran | Spicy Papad Stir Fry