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

Chukkum Kurumulaku vellam (Black pepper & dried ginger tonic)

Black pepper and Dried ginger have known to help in reducing cold and cough and help in sinus infections. Throughout India, there are variations of tonics made with these ingredients sometimes further supplemented with Tulsi (holy basil), Karpooravalli/panikurukka (Indian borage), Turmeric etc. This very basic recipe acquired from my mother has been my go to … More Chukkum Kurumulaku vellam (Black pepper & dried ginger tonic)

Egg fried rice

Ingredients 4 cups Cooked rice (add 1/2 tbsp sesame oil while cooking the rice) 3 tbsp Vegetable oil 3 Eggs 2 tbsp Soy sauce 1 tbsp Fish sauce 3/4 cup Onion (chopped small) 1/2 cup Green beans (sliced small) 3/4 cup Carrot (shredded/grated) 1 stick Celery (chopped with leaves) 4 Green onions (sliced small) 2 … More Egg fried rice

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

Kerala mussels roast

Ingredients 1/2 pound Mussels (cleaned) 2 Onions (sliced long and thin) 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste Masala powders 1 tsp Turmeric powder 1 tsp Coriander powder 1 tbsp Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp Cumin (jeera) powder 1 tbsp Garam masala powder 4 tbsp Vegetable oil Recipe 1. In a pan, heat the oil and add … More Kerala mussels roast

Banana Bread Muffins

The perfect snack or breakfast if you have overripe bananas on hand. This recipe makes 6 muffins without any added sugar. If you prefer your muffins sweeter add upto half a cup of brown sugar to this recipe Ingredients 1.5 cups Mashed overripe bananas 3/4 cup All purpose flour 1 Egg 1/4 cup Vegetable oil … More Banana Bread Muffins

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

Aviyal / Avial

Another staple of the Onam sadhya, this mixed vegetables dish is colorful and flavorful. The word Avial or Aviyal has literally come to mean medley due to this dish. Ingredients For sauteing 2 tbsp Coconut oil 1 tbsp Black Mustard seeds 10 Curry leaves 1 tsp Turmeric powder 2 Green chillies (slit lengthwise) Vegetables 2 … More Aviyal / Avial