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

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

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

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

Cabbage Thoran (Cabbage Stir Fry) – Simple Kerala Style Recipe

As mentioned in one of the previous posts, 'Thoran' is also known as 'Upperi' in some parts of Kerala. Thoran is basically some sauteed vegetables plus coconut,  (that's lots and lots of coconut). Among the variations of Thoran recipes, 'Cabbage Thoran'  is the most common one. It is a must-have dish for a typical Kerala Sadhya … Continue reading Cabbage Thoran (Cabbage Stir Fry) – Simple Kerala Style Recipe

Puli Inji (Sweet and Sour Ginger Pickle) – Traditional Kerala Sadhya Recipe

Puli Inji also known as Inji Puli or Injiyum Puliyum or Inji Curry is an inevitable dish in all Kerala sadhyas. The combination of fresh ginger, tamarind and jaggery, along with other spices makes it absolutely divine. This recipe is inspired from the recipe by Mrs Radha Chithambaran (Author's Mother in law). See how it … Continue reading Puli Inji (Sweet and Sour Ginger Pickle) – Traditional Kerala Sadhya Recipe

Mambazha Pulissery – Kerala Sadhya Recipe

'Mambazha Pulissery' is a signature Kerala dish, where ripe mangoes are cooked with tangy curd (yogurt) and coconut gravy. This sweet and sour curry is also called 'Pazhamanga curry or Pazhamanga Pulissery' in certain places in Kerala. Even though it can be prepared using many other seasonal fruits, this is the most popular variety of … Continue reading Mambazha Pulissery – Kerala Sadhya Recipe