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

Ulli Thoran (Stir Fried Onions with Coconut) – Simple and Easy Recipe

Thoran, also known as Upperi in some parts of Kerala, is one of the authentic dishes of the state. It is a general term for anything (mostly vegetables) that is sautéed with a lots of grated coconut. It is usually served along with rice. Ulli Thoran is very delicious and not a very common variety … Continue reading Ulli Thoran (Stir Fried Onions with Coconut) – Simple and Easy 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

Neychoru (Ghee Rice) – A Malabar Delicacy

Neychoru or Ghee Rice is a traditional rice dish of Kerala. 'Neyyu' means ghee and 'Choru' means cooked rice. Like the name indicates, Neychoru is prepared by cooking rice in ghee and other Kerala spices. This rice dish is more popular among the Muslim community in the state. Neychoru with Beef curry and a salad … Continue reading Neychoru (Ghee Rice) – A Malabar Delicacy

Puttu / Ari Puttu (Steamed Rice Cake) – Healthy Kerala Breakfast

'Puttu' (Malayalam: പുട്ട്) is a healthy breakfast specialty of Kerala. It is so popular that you can find it in any Kerala tea shops, hotels and also, there will be no families who don't prepare 'Puttu' for their breakfast in every week. The easiness of its preparation makes it a hit breakfast for the busy mornings. … Continue reading Puttu / Ari Puttu (Steamed Rice Cake) – Healthy Kerala Breakfast

Chakka Varuthathu (Jackfruit Chips) – Crispy and Tasty

Jackfruit (Known as 'Chakka' in Malayalam ) is one of the most abundant fruit in Kerala. When Jackfruits are in season, one cannot ignore the wide varieties of Jackfruit products available in the market. Out of this vast selection, crispy Jackfruit chips (Chakka Varuthathu) turn out to be the people's all time favorite. Unripe Jackfruits … Continue reading Chakka Varuthathu (Jackfruit Chips) – Crispy and Tasty

Chakka Puzhukku (Unripe Jackfruit cooked with coconut and other spices) – Traditional Kerala Recipe

'Puzhukku' is a traditional dish prepared by boiling tuberous vegetables like tapioca, yam, purple yam, colocasia or unripe fruits like jackfruit or banana along with coconut and other spices. In some preparations, legumes are also added. "Chakka" is the Malayalam word for Jackfruit. And, "Chakka Puzhukk" is common puzhukku preparation using unripe jackfruit during its season. … Continue reading Chakka Puzhukku (Unripe Jackfruit cooked with coconut and other spices) – Traditional Kerala Recipe

Kadachakka Mezhukkuperutti (Breadfruit Stir Fry)

'Kadachakka' or 'Sheema Chakka', also known as 'Breadfruit' in English, is commonly found in Kerala. This seasonal fruit is healthy as it is very rich in carbohydrate, dietary fibre, minerals and vitamins. In Kerala, people make stir fry, curry or even chips before the fruit has ripened, when it's mature and still firm. This stir … Continue reading Kadachakka Mezhukkuperutti (Breadfruit Stir Fry)

Varutharacha Mathanga Pulinkari (Pumpkin Curry with Roasted Coconut and Tamarind)

In Kerala, Pumpkin or Mathanga (as in Malayalam language) is prepared in many ways to make curries like Erissery, Thoran, Mezhukkuperutti, Pulinkari and sweets like Payasam, Halwa or Pudding. This video shows how to make a delicious, slightly tangy and not so common Pumpkin curry. This recipe uses roasted coconut which gives the curry a … Continue reading Varutharacha Mathanga Pulinkari (Pumpkin Curry with Roasted Coconut and Tamarind)

Sukhiyan (Sweet Green Gram Snack) – Popular Kerala Tea Time Snack

  If you visit any tea shops in Kerala, you will find a delightful sight of tasty snacks arranged in a glass shelf. There you will see this beautiful yellow colored sweet snack which gives you an irresistible feeling to have one. Sukhiyan or Suhiyan is a tea time snack made using green gram. A … Continue reading Sukhiyan (Sweet Green Gram Snack) – Popular Kerala Tea Time Snack