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…

Tomato Soup

This is a simple and easy vegetarian soup with fresh tomatoes. It can be quickly made with less ingredients which is always in our kitchen cabinet. It is a healthy food for the kids also. A hot soup in a cold climate especially on a rainy day is simply awesome. Liquid food are always preferred when you are…

White Chick Peas/Vella Kadala Curry

In north India it is called Kabuli Chana and the Chana Masala is a popular dish there. This is a Kerala style preparation of white chick peas. Puttu and Kadala is an awesome combination of breakfast in Kerala. Usually black chick peas are used for this. Today we can see the preparation of white chick peas….