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

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

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)