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

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

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

Ulli Vada (Onion Fritters) – Hot & Crispy Teatime Snack

"Ulli Vada" or "Onion Fritters" (also known as "Pyaz ke Pakode" in Northern India) is a delicious and popular teatime snack in Kerala. Hot & crispy Ulli Vada will be available in most of the roadside tea shops in Kerala. It's super easy to cook and the ingredients required are easily available in the market. … Continue reading Ulli Vada (Onion Fritters) – Hot & Crispy Teatime Snack

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