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…

Kidney Beans / Rajma Thoran

As everybody knows, Kidney beans are very nutritious and delicious. It has a good source of cholesterol lowering fiber in it. Usually we prepare dishes like Rajma Masala , rajma chawal with rajma. This is a simple, dry side dish you can serve with rice. So next time try this healthy vegetarian side dish for your meals. Ingredients Red kidney beans / Rajma…

Potato Smiley

Potato Smiley!! made from potato which has enough carbohydrate. A healthy snack for the kids which makes a big smiley on their face. Well, I’m not saying it as an easy snack, it requires bit decoration and patience. But once in a while you can try it out to see the surprise on some little…

Tomato Curry / Thakkali Curry

This is a Kerala style preparation of tomato curry with coconut milk. You can serve this with rice. It is very easy to prepare and delicious too. When you don’t have enough time for cooking or you are in a hurry, can try out this. Ingredients Tomato – 3, cut into big pieces Onion –…

Eggplant Fry / Brinjal Fry

This is an easy recipe of fried brinjal. You can serve it as a side dish with rice or as a starter. I have adapted this recipe from a malayalam TV show ‘Annie’s Kitchen’. You can do the same with small size brinjal also. It wont be tasty if it is cold, so always serve it…

Kappa Vevichathu/ Mashed Tapioca

Tapioca or Kappa is the most favourite and popular food in Kerala. If you ask any Keralite about their favourite food, it would be Mashed tapioca and fish curry. Tapioca can be stored for longer periods by parboiling and drying called unakka kappa (dried tapioca). It is  is one of the purest forms of starch…