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…

Kerala Banana Chips

Banana chips are authentic  Kerala snack prepared with raw plantain and deep fried in oil. This is very popular even among non-keralites. I always buy it from shop and this time I tried it in home. You can make it at home even though it is little time consuming. The crispiness depend on the thickness…

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…

Sambharam / Spiced Buttermilk

Sambaram or ‘Pacha Moru‘ also known as ‘Morum Vellam‘ is a refreshing summer drink. You can call it as an energiser, beacause it helps to cool and refresh your body. This is actually buttermilk flavoured with green chilies, shallots and ginger. This is served in sadya also. It is very easy to prepare and delicious….

Kaalan/Kalan

This is an important dish in traditional sadya. It is a yogurt based curry with thick consistency and the yogurt must be sour. Raw plantain and yam are the vegetables used here. Because of its thick consistency it is also called ‘Kurukku Kalan‘. Today is November 1st and it is the day in which Kerala state…

Madhura Curry / Pineapple Pachadi

This is a sweet side dish served in Kerala sadya. It is a yogurt based  curry and here pineapple and grapes are cooked in ground coconut. It is also called madhura pachadi. So next time when you have these fruits in your cabin, give it a try. You will definitely like this sweet, tangy dish. Ingredients…

Pazham Pradhaman/Banana Payasam

Happy Onam to all Keralites!! Onam is a state festival of Kerala.Today is Thiruvonam, the main day of the festival.There are lot of things associated with Onam. Among them Onasadya (feast) has an important role. Sadya will serve in banana leaf  and consists of around 26 dishes. Payasam is one among them. It can be any type of…

Pepper Rasam

Rasam is a South Indian soup usually prepared with tomato, tamarind juice and spices. It can be eaten with rice or separately as soup. Rasam has a distinct taste due to its own seasoning ingredients. Garlic pepper rasam is a home remedy for your cough,cold and fever. There are lot of varieties in rasam. Here…

Mambazha Pulissery – A guest post for Rhythm

It’s the first time I’m doing a guest post in my blog. I got some invitations before but then i was not confident to do it.When Rhythm of Ritz’s Flavours asked me about a guest post i was confused about what post i have to make and when i have to do it. Also i have…

Sambar

Sambar is made  with a combination of vegetables. Sambar is usually served with steamed rice as one of the main courses of south Indian cuisine. Vada sambar and idli sambar are popular in the south Indian states. Sambar is also served as a side dish for dosa and idli. The time consuming part in sambar…

Papaya / Omakka Erissery

Erissery is another Kerala delicacy and one of the essential dishes in ‘Sadya’. The traditional erissery is prepared with pumpkin and red beans. We can make it using Yam,Raw Banana,Jack fruit,Snake gourd also.It can be served with Kerala red rice,papad and ghee.Papaya is a recommended fruit for diabetics.Here we are using raw papaya. Ingredients Raw…

Potato Theeyal

Theeyal is a Kerala delicacy. It is made from a mixture of spices consisting of roasted coconut, coriander seeds, dried red chili and fenugreek. All spices are ground to a paste and cooked in tamarind water with vegetables to get a rich gravy and is normally served with rice. Theeyal is included in a traditional…