Kerala Vattayappam

Ingredients 1 cup Raw rice1 cup Cooked rice1 cup Grated coconut1/2 cup Coconut milk (thick)1/2 cup Sugar1 tbsp Water1 tsp Sugar1 tsp Yeast Recipe 1. Soak the uncooked rice for 6 hours2. Drain and set aside after soaking3. In a grinder or a blender, grind the soaked rice, cooked rice, coconut and sugar along with … More Kerala Vattayappam

Puli Kathrikka (Tamarind eggplant curry)

The need to do something different with eggplant/brinjal led to this recipe. Coincidentally, there is a dish named Puli Kathrikka in the Tamil cuisine. This recipe has no linkage to that though. Ingredients 3 cups Eggplant/Brinjal cut into cubes 1 tbsp Vegetable oil 1 tsp Black mustard seeds 1/2 tbsp Turmeric powder 1/2 tbsp Kashmiri … More Puli Kathrikka (Tamarind eggplant curry)

Kerala Fish fry

Ingredients 1 lb Fish slices- cleaned and patted dry (I used Salmon here) 1 tbsp Turmeric powder 1 tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder 1 tbsp Coriander powder 1/2 tbsp Jeera (cumin) powder 1 tbsp Salt Oil to fry Recipe 1. Mix all the masala powders in a bowl along with salt and set aside 2. Pour … More Kerala Fish fry

Inji puli

One could call Inji Puli (ginger tamarind) an appetizer or a condiment. It is had in very small quantities, much like an Indian pickle. It combines many flavors in a tiny dollop- sweet, sour, spicy, tangy all at the same time. Almost always a rich dark brown to black in color, it is one of … More Inji puli

Cut Mango pickle

Cut mango pickle/ achar in Kerala is it’s own version among South Indian pickles. A must in every sadhya and for many folks, a must with every meal, it is very simple to make and stores in fridge for quite long. Ingredients 5 tbsp Gingelly oil 1 tsp Black Mustard seeds 4-6 tbsp Kashmiri chilli … More Cut Mango pickle

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