Onam recipes

A very beloved festival celebrated across the state of Kerala, India and by Malayalees across the globe. It’s a harvest festival steeped in mythology and spread over days. Read more here: – Wikipedia – Mythology – 10 days of Onam Just like any other Indian harvest festival, Onam is also known for its delectable food. … More Onam recipes

Beetroot upperi

Ingredients 1 tbsp Coconut oil 1 tsp Black Mustard seeds 10 Curry leaves 4 Dry red chillies 1 tsp Turmeric powder 1 tsp Chilli powder 8-10 Shallots /sambhar onion (sliced thin) 6-8 Garlic cloves (sliced thin) 1/2 cup Grated coconut 600 gm Beetroot (chopped) Salt to taste Recipe 1. In a pan, heat oil, add … More Beetroot upperi

Vanpayaru upperi

Vanpayaru is small red bean (Red cowpeas) that resembles kidney beans, but is much smaller. I find it hard to get the same variety where I am at, so I settle for small red beans which is similar (see picture) Ingredients 1 tbsp Coconut oil 1 tsp Black Mustard seeds 10 Curry leaves 1 tbsp … More Vanpayaru upperi

Vellarikka pachadi

A simple spiced yoghurt based curry Ingredients 1 tbsp Coconut oil 1 tsp Black Mustard seeds 3-4 Dry red chillies 10 Curry leaves 1 tbsp Ginger (chopped) 1 cup Madras cucumber/ Vellarikka (chopped) 1 cup Water 3 cups Indian Yoghurt Salt to taste Recipe 1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add the mustard … More Vellarikka pachadi

Kerala style Stew

Appam and stew is one of the most beloved breakfast items in Kerala. Made with a medley of mixed vegetables, with meat added to it sometime, this is the perfect dish to go with appam. Ingredients 1 tbsp Coconut oil 3 Green chillies (slit) 1 tbsp Ginger (chopped) 4 Green Cardomom (crushed) 4 Cloves 1 … More Kerala style Stew

Beetroot pachadi

A simple spiced yoghurt based curry Ingredients 1 tbsp Coconut oil 1 tsp Black Mustard seeds 3-4 Dry red chillies 10 Curry leaves 1 tbsp Ginger (chopped) 1 cup Beetroot (chopped) 2 tbsp Water 3 cups Indian Yoghurt Salt to taste Recipe 1. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds to crackle … More Beetroot pachadi

Cabbage thoran

Shredded cabbage stir fried with coconut might be one of the most common sides in a vegetarian meal in Kerala. That doesn’t make it any less flavorful. Spiced with ginger and green chillies it goes well with most South Indian gravies. Ingredients 1 tbsp Coconut oil 1 tsp Black Mustard seeds 10 Curry leaves 4 … More Cabbage thoran

Koottu curry

A protein packed vegetarian dish from Kerala Ingredients For soaking 1/2 cup Brown small garbanzo beans (chana/ kadala) 4 cups Water For grinding 1 tbsp Coconut oil 1/2 tsp Cumin (jeera) seeds 1.5 cup Grated coconut 1/2 cup Water For cooking 1 tbsp Coconut oil 1 tsp Black Mustard seeds 10-15 Curry leaves 3 Dry … More Koottu curry