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Tangy Mango Rice
If you love the sour and tangy taste of raw mango, then this rice preparation is ideal for you. It is going to be a nice break from your regular menu. Mango rice is hot favorite in Southern part of India. To reduce the sour taste of mango, you might sprinkle... - 128.068
Ada Pradhaman (onam Special Payasam / Kheer)
"Pradhaman" in Malayalam means number one, and it is so for a good reason ! Unlike its counterparts 'payasm' or 'kheer', ada pradhaman is made elaborately using a variety of ingredients on the occasion of Onam Sadhya , a banquet arranged for the celebration... - 122.973
Looking for an awesome and healthy dish which goes well with rice? Try this Aviyal. This is a traditional recipe from India and uses vegetables and coconut with Indian spices to prepare an interesting and tasty dish. It tastes best when served hot. - 109.94
Bitter Gourd Sauce
Make the most of the healthy and nutritional properties of bitter gourd by trying out this bitter gourd sauce. This Indian flavored sauce is a spicy accompaniment to your meal. This is definitely one of the innovative ways to utilize bitter gourd in your meal. - 106.481
Vendakka Thayir Pachadi
Pachadi, especially vendakka pachadi is a very common part of a sadya or wedding meal. Its simplicity balances out the heat of the other curries and side dishes that are seen as more important. This recipe has lightly fried lady’s finger (okra) added to a... - 105.253
Rasam is a South Indian soup. The video is in Malayalam. - 103.827
Homemade Pineapple Wine
In the Syrian Christian community of Kerala, it is a custom to serve wine along with the Christmas cake. Here is an easy to follow recipe for pineapple wine, for the home wine maker. The wine has a light, sweet and tart taste. It compliments fruit cake for... - 100.334
Kerala-style Whole Wheat Idiyappam
This Idiyappam recipe is not only healthy but also doubles as a sweet and savory version. This is one of the easiest and quickest recipes I have come across for authentic Kerala style idiyappam, which evoke childhood memories. - 98.1357
Pressure Cooker Kerala Paal Payasam
If you don’t have the time or inclination to make this delicious Kerala dessert in the traditional way but still want to treat your family to their favorite payasam on festive days try this recipe. Instead of slow cooking the rice in the milk on a low... - 97.0885
Your search for a great accompaniment to your meal ends with this Traditional chammandi. It is an Indian onion sauce or chutney as it is more popularly known. It goes well with any Indian meal whether rice or chapati and can also be had with the Indian dosa. - 95.668
Kerala Spicy Parippu Vada
Ask any Keralite what is the most popular and loved fried snack, and the answer is sure to be Parippu vada. If you walk into a chaayakkada (teashop) in Kerala, you are sure to find freshly fried Parippu vada, to go with your tea in the evening. Watch this... - 92.7761
Aapam ( Dosa ) Making Made Easier
If you are looking for healthy and wholesome breakfast ideas, try making these aapams. Are they dosas? No, these Kerala style aapams are like dosas but are so light and fluffy that you can eat a plate full of them. This video shows how to make authentic... - 89.5938
Traditional Erissery For Sandya
If you are craving a rich vegetarian curry in the wintry months, try this one. This recipe of Kerala Style pumpkin curry is rich in coconut and delicately spiced. Though it is made on auspicious occasions in Kerala, this pumpkin curry can satisfy your hunger... - 85.0212
Kerala-style Coriander Chutney
Spice up the basic coriander chutney with a tempering of mustard seeds and urad dal. Watch the video to learn how to make this delicious coriander chutney at home, to serve with fried snacks or as a condiment during festive meals. - 75.485
String Beans Thoran For Onam
Achinga payar or Kerala-style string bean sauté (Thoran) is a traditional favorite. Ask a hundred malayalees about their most favorite and nostalgic pick of dishes and this bean thoran is sure to be on the list. This recipe is probably like the one prepared... - 73.2283
Kerala Sambar is different from the typical Sambars made in the other South Indian states. Kerala Sambar is made using a mixture of different vegetables whereas the other sambhar is made using a single vegetable.
It is an excellent curry with rice or with... - 56.0353
Finely chop the onions, chillies, ginger, tomatoes , potatoes, carrots into small pieces and keep aside.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds once it splutters add channa dal, urad dal, and curry leaves. When they start to crackle , add peanuts or/and cashewnuts.... - 52.2632
Kerela-style Rava Ladoo
Not in a mood to make breakfast? Have these with a glass of milk! Do you want to feel elated while having your late afternoon or evening cuppa coffee? Just pop one of these into your mouth! Want to pack an exotic hand made gift for a dear one? These are... - 51.2838
Beans Potato Stir Fry
Here’s the recipe for a simple and tasty side dish for lunch.
Simple Stir Fry is known as mezhukkupuratti in Malayalam. It is the most common side dish for lunch in Kerala.
Visit my website http://malayali.me for more such recipes! - 47.7715
Onam Special - Pesarattu
Pesarattu is like a dosa, but not a dosa!!
It can be eaten both as a snack and at breakfast. Pesarattu is a crepe-like bread made with green grams, typically eaten with various chutneys, which south India has to offer. Pesarattu is not just a keralite delight... - 46.8909
Capsicum Tomato Stir Fry
Capsicum and Tomato Stir Fry is an excellent side dish for lunch or dinner.
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1. Extract 2 cups thick milk from the grated coconut. Add water to the residue and extract another 6 cups.
2. Roast the green beans in a heavy skillet till an aroma rises.
3. Cook the beans in five cups water till the beans are soft and the water has been... - 43.9996
Mixed Vegetables Kerala Style
Trim French beans and peel gourds and carrots.
Chop vegetables into 1/2" pieces.
Combine all ingredients except curd and oil in a pan.
Add a little water and boil over high heat till vegetables are just tender.
Stir in curd.
Just before serving pour hot oil... - 43.0984
Jackfruit Seed Aviyal
This recipe is a healthy recipe as Jackfruit seeds being a main ingredient in it. Jackfruit seeds would give you around 135 kcal/100 gms. It is a rich source of complex carbohydrate, dietary fiber, vitamins like vitamin A, C and certain B vitamins, and... - 41.7731
Special Kerala Avial
1. To the sliced vegetables add chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and 1 dsp coconut oil. Add slit green chillies. Cook on low flame, without water.
2. Once the vegetables are cooked, add the tamarind pulp or the raw mango and allow it to boil once.
3.... - 41.2692
Kerala Drumstick Dal Gravy
Wash both the dals well and cook them in salted water in a pressure cooker. Set aside. Boil a pan of water. Add salt, the whole spices and the stringed pieces of drumsticks and cook them till tender but intact.
Grind the masala till butter soft.
If you are... - 39.7035
Mathanga Erissery, also known as Pumpkin Erissery or Yellow pumpkin curry is a very popular side dish from Kerala. It is prepared and served during Sadhya and other regular times too. This dish can be prepared easily with pumpkin and coconut. Pumpkin is known... - 39.4033
One of my all time favourite snack and something I often crave for when away from home! This is basically batter fried ripe Kerala plantains. Open to experimentation, you can add flavors to match your taste. These variety plantains are hard to find outside... - 38.5902
Naranga curry, a typical lemon pickle from Kerala is an integral part of Onam feast. This pickle is prepared using a special kind of lemon called vadukapuli naranga /kari naranga or a wild lemon. This lemon is known to possess immense health benefits and is... - 38.4013
Unakka Munthiri Pachadi
Unakka munthiri pachadi is a very special kind of pachadi prepared and served during sadhyas. This pachdi is not regularly prepared in homes and is very specific to certain regions in Kerala. This pachadi tastes sweeter than other variants prepared using... - 37.799
Idiyappam String Hoppers
1. Bring water to boil. Add oil and salt. Remove from fire.
2. Pour the boiling water slowly into the rice flour, stirring all the time to prevent lumps.
3. Knead well to form a soft dough.
4. Divide the dough into small portions and press each portion... - 37.1169
Ethapazham pachadi or nenthrapazham pachadi is a side dish prepared and served during regular meals and special occasions. Ethapazham or nenthrapazham or banana is a very typical ingredient in many curries and is also used for making dessert - 36.9127
1. Wash and soak rice.
2. Cook rice in water with half the milk. Cook till soft.
3. Add remaining milk and sugar and cook till it becomes thick. Mix well.
4. Fry nuts and sultanas and add to payasam.
5. Powder cardamoms and sprinkle over. - 36.4172
Kalan is a very tasty vegetable dish served during Onam feast and it is prepared using some of the most commonly available seasonal vegetables. - 36.0011
Kannimanga achar is especially prepared in summers, when the mangoes come in abundance. This pickle has big shelf life in comparison to others due to its integral method of preparation. In many Keralite homes, kannimanga curry is an integral part of their... - 35.9458
Carrot thoran is a very simple vegetable thoran served as a side dish. This thoran has become a staple in many Kerala homes because it is easier to make. Carrot is enriched with vitamins and minerals necessary for the well being of the body. - 35.7858
This is a traditional kerala dish, mostly eaten for breakfast or as tea time snack (I prefer it as a snack). Ideally made with rice flour and with grated coconut and jaggery filling, there are many interesting variations to this dish. My version of ela ada... - 35.1385
Vellarika pachadi is a very popular cucumber raitha prepared and served in many Keralite homes on regular basis. This dish is easy to prepare and it requires fewer ingredients too. - 35.1326
Pineapple pulissery is prepared using ripe pineapple and it is served as a side dish with rice during sadhyas. This pulissery is prepared on all special occasions and is integral part of a traditional Kerala meal. - 35.096
Often called as doshas, these crispy, wafer thin golden beauties are as much a treat to eyes as they are for palate! Easy to make and less guilty to binge, dosa is one of the most loved breakfast items at my home. Have it with coconut or onion chutneys,... - 35.0308
Plain idli is the most common and the easiest of the breakfast items served in Kerala, especially on working days and if you have to feed a large group. The batter is often made the previous night and left for fermentation and in the morning all you are left... - 34.8873
Pulissery is served as a side dish for rice during lunch or dinner. It is prepared savory or sweet depending on the taste preferences of an individual. Pineapple, ripe mango, cucumber are some of the main ingredients used in the preparation of pulissery. In... - 34.7476
Chakka pradhaman or Jack fruit pudding is a traditional pudding prepared using ripened jack fruit. This pudding is especially served during special occasions such as Onam and Vishu sadhyas. - 34.7147
Ragi puttu is a very healthy variation of the puttu (steamed cake as non keralities call it). Ragi is a cereal, which offers immense health benefits over other known fast breakfast cereals available in the market. This puttu makes a good breakfast and snack... - 34.7044
Rasam is an appetizing soup served during sadhyas. This is sometimes offered as an appetizer towards the end of sadhya or as a side dish. - 34.3344
Uniyappam is a sweet rice cake prepared and served as a tea snack. It is also served as a sweet during some special occasions. This rice cake is deep fried in ghee or oil and is cooked in special pan called uniyappa chatti or uniyapam pan. - 34.1909
Paalappam is fermented bread prepared using coconut milk and rice. It is usually served as a breakfast item with beef, chicken, or fish curry. - 34.0798
Nellika is a Malayalam term for amla or gooseberry and it is combined with various earthy spices to make a tasty pickle. This pickle will be real treat for kids and grownups who don’t like eating raw gooseberries. - 33.611
Kerala Style Tender Mango Pickle
In Kerala this type of pickle is often prepared in the wake of summers, when the mangoes are still in raw state. This pickle has big shelf life in comparison to others due to its integral method of preparation. In many Keralite homes, kannimanga curry is an... - 33.4042
Pavakka kichadi or bitter gourd kichadi is a healthy side dish prepared using bitter gourd and curd-coconut paste. It can be served during regular meals or during special occasions. - 32.936
Palakkadan Style Sambar
1. To save cooking time, soak dal in water for about ½ an hour and then pressure cook it for about 3 whistles, along with chopped onions, potatoes and turmeric powder. Once done, let it cool naturally.
2. Heat a pan and put about 2-3 tbsp. of... - 32.7488
Beet Root Pachadi
Beet root pachadi is a colorful side dish, which is served during sadhyas. This simple pachadi can be easily prepared using beetroot and curd. - 32.5188
Chakka ada is a summer favorite of Malayalis because chakka fruit/jack fruit comes in abundance. This dish is mostly served as an evening snack. - 32.4976
Pavakka/ Bitter Gourd thoran is a very popular vegetable dish served as a side dish with rice. Bitter gourd is considered as a very good stomach cleanser and it is also a well-known appetite booster. Pavakka thoran is often included in the diabetic diet. The... - 31.8188
Kerala ada is a sweet breakfast dish from Kerala and it is made on all special occasions and for regular breakfast too. Jaggery, sugar, ripened chakka fruit (jackfruit) are some of the sweet fillings used for stuffing this ada. Rice flour, water, coconut are... - 31.6055
1. In a pan, boil water along with salt and oil on high heat. Once the water has boiled, simmer and add flour as you stir well to combine. Switch off the flame. Close with a lip and keep aside for about 15-20 min or until the dough is cool... - 31.5135
1. Add salt to flour. Sprinkle some water over the flour and mix lightly to form a dry mixture. Make sure lumps do not form.
2. Now fill up the tube of the puttu maker with coconut gratings, followed by rice flour. Do this alternately. Make sure you end with... - 31.4273
Mambazha pulissery is prepared using ripe mangoes and it is generally made during the summer season, when mangoes come in abundance. Mambazha pulisherry tastes sweeter in comparison to regular pulisssery. - 31.281
Simple plain steamed rice cooked and served the Kerala way. Generally the type of rice used is parboiled rice and the grain is often bigger and harder to chew. Not everyone may enjoy this, but a traditional Kerala meal is incomplete without choru! - 31.1699
Gothambu dosa or wheat crepe is a healthier version of ari uzhunnu dosa (rice dosa) and it usually served for breakfast. This dosa is a boon to diabetics, who are told to avoid rice dosas in order to stay healthy. - 31.0228
Chakka Pazham Halwa Or Jackfruit Halwa From Kerala
Cut the jackfruit into small pieces and set aside.
Place a flat bottomed dekchi on the fire and place the jaggery in it after crushing it. Add one and a half cups of water and place on a medium flame and allow the jaggery to melt. Add the cut jackfruit pieces... - 30.3069
Gothambu puttu or wheat puttu is prepared in the same way as rice puttu with the only difference that rice flour is replaced by wheat flour. This puttu is served as a breakfast dish and is good for diabetics. - 29.6044
Vendakka kichadi is a thottucurry or side dish served during Vishu and Onam feasts. It is prepared using lady finger, coconut paste and curd. - 28.422
Inji Thairu is a spiced curd, which is usually served as a thottu curry during sadhyas. This curd can be easily prepared with local spices and can be served on a very short notice during regular lunch. - 27.8935
Pazham kuzhachathu is a very tasty and healthy snack served in many Keralite homes. This snack can be easily prepared using ripe Kerala Banana, dry fruits and aromatic spices. The choice of ingredients purely depend on the taste preferences of individual. - 27.7877
Cauliflower thoran is a very unique thoran prepared in Malayali homes and it is served as a side dish. This thoran is very easy to make and also it tastes good. - 26.8295
Manga Thenga Chutney
Manga thenga chutney or coconut raw mango chutney is a very typical side dish served with any bread, kanji or rice. This chutney is generally made during the summers when mango comes in abudance. - 25.9682
Sambaram is a refresher drink especially consumed during summers. It is prepared by blending buttermilk with herbs and spices. Except for buttermilk and salt, all other ingredients are considered as per the taste preferences. - 25.9143
Kanji is a staple meal from Kerala and it is often consumed with payar, pickle, and pappadam. This dish is served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. - 23.2668
Ash Gourd (kumbalanga) Stew
A stew is a uniquely prepared dish of Kerala (called ishtu in certain parts of Kerala) that is a revelation to the cooking style of the other states of India. The vegetable would be cooked in simmering coconut milk. There would be no mustard powder and no red... - 0
Raw Banana Kaalan (a Traditional Kerala Curry)
This is a traditional Kerala delicacy that is made during throughout the year. There are two variations that are popular in Kerala- one with raw banana and the other with ripe mangoes. In this version, learn how to make the yummy curry with raw bananas. - 0
The Healthy Avial
Avial is a very healthy dish that has the goodness of many vegetables and yogurt. It is a traditional Keralite dish. The vegetables being added is at the discretion of the one making it. - 0
Tomato Yogurt Curry
This recipe has tomato and yogurt. With use of coconut the sourness is complemented. This is a very easy recipe to make and is good to be served with steamed rice. - 0
Chilled Sambaaram (spiced Buttermilk)
This is a very good recipe for hot summers. When back from shopping or hard days work, this beverage offers the best relief and an instant cooler. Sour and spicy, this will also set the salivary glands into action and work as an appetizer in disguise. - 0
Manga Pachadi (mango In Yogurt Gravy)
Pachadi is a Kerala delight that is made with curd or yogurt and coconut as a gravy. You can make a Pachadi for a variety of vegetables and fruits. This recipe is a Mango version of the same. It is very delicious and is a perfect side dish to any spicy curry.... - 0
Appam is a traditional breakfast in Kerala. It is crispy on the edges and soft in the center. Usually served with vegetable stew, it is very well complimented by fish curry or egg curry. - 0
Kerala Style - Uzhunnu Vada
Uzhunnu Vada, though a traditional South Indian snack and a common dish in a South Indian breakfast menu, today it is a favorite all over India. Uzhunnu, in Malayalam means Urad dal. In different regions of Indian, vada is prepared, but they may be known by... - 0
This pachadi is sweet sour in taste. Carrot gives the sweetness and yogurt the sour taste. This combination has always been a hit. It is very easy to make and its addition to the menu can perk up even a simple dal. - 0
Laccha Paratha - Malabar Paratha Or Kerala Parotta
To prepare the dough:
1. In a large mixing bowl, add all the dry ingredients, combine well.
2. Add the oil and gradually add the warm milk, kneading the dough to get a soft and sticky ball of dough.
3. Rub a little oil on the surface, cover and... - 0
It’s a Traditional dish of South prepared to mark the festival of Pongal. In this video the recipe is prepared with a twist using green gram. - 0
Avial - Kerala Mixed Vegetable Curry
Avial is a kerala’s special mixed vegetable curry recipe. It is power packed with various veggies and goodness of simple and subtle spices like cumin and coconut. Serve Avial with steamed rice or roti. - 0
Kerala (malayali) Special Dishes - Avial
Aviyal is a dish that has a unique place in a typical Kerala Cuisine. It is a thick mixture of a lot vegetables, curd and coconut. It is seasoned with coconut oil and curry leaves. Aviyal is considered an essential part of the Sadhya.
Its surprisingly easy... - 0
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