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

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

Gothambu Dosa (Wheat Dosa) – Instant and Soft Dosa

Dosa is basically crepes made using fermented batter. There are so many varieties of Dosas in India. Plain Dosa, Ghee Dosa, Masala Dosa, Pepper Dosa.. the list is very big. Gothambu Dosa or Wheat Dosa is a healthy breakfast made using only a few ingredients like Wheat flour, grated coconut, salt, and water. Unlike other … Continue reading Gothambu Dosa (Wheat Dosa) – Instant and Soft Dosa

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

Chicken Karal Varattiyathu (Chicken Liver Stir Fry)

'Karal' (കരള്‍) is the Malayalam term for 'Liver'. 'Karal Varattiyathu' is a dry dish where the liver (of Chicken, Beef or Mutton) is cooked with spices till all its moisture content has dried up. If you get a chance to visit a local toddy shop or Kallu Shaap in Kerala, try a plate of liver fry with … Continue reading Chicken Karal Varattiyathu (Chicken Liver Stir Fry)

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