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

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

Fish Molee / Molly / Moilee – Kerala Style Fish Stew

Fish Molee (sometimes spelled as Fish Molly or Fish Moilee) is a delicately flavored fish stew made using fried fish, coconut milk, and other spices. This dish marks the foreign influence (especially of the Portuguese) on the cuisine of Kerala. Any fish can be used to prepare this dish. But most commonly, Seer Fish, Pomfret, … Continue reading Fish Molee / Molly / Moilee – Kerala Style Fish Stew

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

Unakka Chemmeen Chakkakuru Manga Curry (Dried Shrimp with Jackfruit seeds and Raw Mango)

Treat your taste buds with this mouth watering 'Unakka Chemmeen Chakkakuru Manga Curry' and rice. This curry is a unique combination of Unakka Chemmeen (Dried Shrimps), Chakkakuru (Jackfruit seeds), Manga (Mango) and is one of the most delightfully flavorful seafood specialty of Kerala. Ingredients Dried Shrimps - 1 cup Jackfruit seeds - 15 to 20, peeled … Continue reading Unakka Chemmeen Chakkakuru Manga Curry (Dried Shrimp with Jackfruit seeds and Raw Mango)

Spicy Kerala Style Beef Curry

As mentioned in a previous post, Beef dishes from Kerala is a real treat for a beef lover. You'll find many variations of beef based curries, fries and roast. All the recipes may use similar spices and ingredients. Yet, it is interesting to note that each variation will have its own uniqueness. This is a … Continue reading Spicy Kerala Style Beef Curry

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

Ayala Varuthathu (Indian Mackerel Fry) – A Kerala coastal delicacy

Kerala offers a wide variety of seafood delicacies. Fish is mostly prepared as curry or it is marinated with spices and then fried. There are wide varieties of fish recipes available across Kerala. Indian Mackerel, known as Ayala or Aiyla in Malayalam, is one of the most common fish available in the state, harvested from … Continue reading Ayala Varuthathu (Indian Mackerel Fry) – A Kerala coastal 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