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

Gothambu payasam

Another underrated payasam from Kerala, the Gothambu payasam is made with coconut milk as opposed to the usual norm of payasam made with milk. Ingredients For cooking wheat 1 tbsp Ghee 1 cup Broken sooji wheat (Sooji Gothambu) 4 cups water For making jaggery syrup 1.25 cup Jaggery (grated or powder) 1/4 cup Water For … More Gothambu payasam

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

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

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