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

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

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)

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

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