Sambharam | Spiced Buttermilk | Refreshing Summer Drink

We know that staying hydrated is very essential for all. During the scorching heat of March, April and May, it is even more important to keep oneself cool and hydrated. In addition to drinking lots of water, one should also make sure to intake fresh juices or other healthy and natural drinks daily. Sambharam is … Continue reading Sambharam | Spiced Buttermilk | Refreshing Summer Drink

Kerala Style Vegetable Stew for Appam, Idiyappam | Vegetable Ishtu | Kerala Christain Cooking

A 'Stew' is a dish made of vegetables or meat that are cooked slowly in liquid. In Kerala style stew recipes, the solid ingredients are cooked in coconut milk. In Malayalam, it is also called 'Ishtu'. Ishtu is considered a signature dish in Kerala Nasrani (Christian) cooking and is a part of Christain feasts. Chicken … Continue reading Kerala Style Vegetable Stew for Appam, Idiyappam | Vegetable Ishtu | Kerala Christain Cooking

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

Pazhampori | Ethakka Appam | Vazhakka Appam | Kerala Banana Fritters | Traditional Sweet Snack

Pazhampori / Pazham Pori (Ripe Plantain Fritters / Sweet Banana Fritters) is one of the most popular, easy-to-prepare, traditional snack of Kerala, available in almost every teashops across the state. In some areas, Pazhampori is also known as Ethakka Appam, Vazhakka Appam or Boli. This sweet snack can be prepared in minutes by dipping ripe … Continue reading Pazhampori | Ethakka Appam | Vazhakka Appam | Kerala Banana Fritters | Traditional Sweet Snack

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

Savala Vada | Mulaku Vada : A Kerala Tea Shop Special Snack

If you have visited a tea shop or thattukada in Kerala, you might have seen this snack stacked neatly in the glass shelf. Savala Vada is also known as Mulaku Vada in some places. Few people call it as 'Ulli Vada' but, there is another snack with the same name. How is Savala Vada prepared? … Continue reading Savala Vada | Mulaku Vada : A Kerala Tea Shop Special Snack

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