Mambazha Pulisserry / Ripe Mango Curry

This vegetarian dish made with ripe mangoes is a part of Kerala sadya items. Even though I have shared this before, it was a guest post. I wanted to have a direct post in my blog. So when I prepared it at home, captured some pictures to post it here. Usually small variety mangoes (‘nattu…

Purple Yam Curry

This is a species of Yam, and a tuber vegetable. The tubers are usually in white or purple in color, hence the common name is Purple yam. In Kerala , it is often boiled and consumed like Elephant Yam, Tapioca etc. This has some medicinal values also. Today I’m sharing a vegetarian curry with this…

Bharwa Baingan / Stuffed Brinjal

This is an authentic North Indian recipe of stuffed brinjal, the stuffing masala you have to prepare first. Then cook the brinjal in that masala, you can use green or purple colour of brinjal for this. This is a great side dish for Indian breads like roti, chapathi etc. Ingredients Brinjal – 5 Dry mango…

Cucumber Raita

Cucumber raita is an easy an quick side dish you can serve with biriyani as well as pulao. I have used only cucumber in this recipe, but you can add on tomatoes and onion to serve it as a salad. It is a refreshing , cooling and healthy dish you can prepare with very minimum…

Stuffed Capsicum

Stuffed Bell pepper or ‘Bharwan Shimla Mirch’ is a popular North Indian preparation of capsicum. You can use any colour/variety  for this. It is great side dish for roti as well as rice. The stuffing can me made with many things like paneer, peas, corn etc. Here i have used a simple stuffing with mashed…

Tomato Chutney / Thakkali Chammanthi

This is a simple recipe of chutney with tomato and coconut. You can serve it with dosa, idli and rice. It is an easy side dish to prepare. Ingredients Tomato – 2 Onion – 1 Coconut – 1/2 cup Garlic – 4 flakes Ginger – a small piece Dry red chili – 4 Curry leaf…

Drumstick / Muringakka Thoran

An easy dry side dish with drumstick you can have with rice. It contains high level of vitamin C which boosts immunity. This is highly beneficial for curing many ailments. Overall drumstick has lot of excellent health benefits. Ingredients Drumstick  – 5 Chili powder – ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon Grated Coconut –…

Avial / Aviyal

A traditional South Indian, especially Kerala dish, which is a part of the feast (sadya) also .This is actually  vegetarian dish with lot of vegetables cooked in ground coconut. Vegetables like yam, plantain, carrot, beans, snake gourd, drumstick, pumpkin, cucumber are used in this. Usually it will be in thick consistency. It is a side…