Mango Pickle (Kadumanga Achar)

Pickles are all time favourite for all of us. This raw mango pickle is a Kerala special and it is a part of the ‘Sadya’ or feast. The spicy and tangy flavour makes it more special. the best combination for this pickle is rice gruel(kanji). You can cut the mangoes and keep it overnight, then…

Semiya Payasam

This is one of the easiest payasam you can make with minimum time. Payasam is an essential part for feast and special occasions. It is prepared with roasted vermicelli, milk, sugar and nuts. To make it even more simple I have used condensed milk here that will give a rich and creamy texture. This will…

Ada Pradhaman

Ada Pradhaman is a traditional payasam and an inevitable part of Kerala Sadya. It is considered as the top among other desserts / payasam. Rice flakes are cooked in jaggery and coconut milk. Ingredients Ada/Rice flakes – 100 gram Jaggery – 250 gram Ghee – 2 teaspoon Medium thick coconut milk – 2 cups Thick…

Kerala Sadya Recipes

Happy Onam to all!! Onam is the state festival of  Kerala. It is the festival celebrated with most number of cultural elements such as Vallam Kali, Pulikali, Pookkalam, Thumbi Thullal, Atthachamayam etc. The celebrations begin within a fortnight of the Malayalam New Year and go on for ten days. Thiruonam day is the most important day…

Ginger / Inchi Curry

Inchi curry is a side dish mainly used in the traditional feast / sadya of Kerala. Ginger has many medicinal values also. It is included in sadya to help the digestion of the heavy meals. In some preparations, roasted coconut also used, but here I haven’t used coconut. Ingredients Ginger – 100 gram Tamarind –…

Koottu Curry

Koottu curry is a prominent dish in the traditional Kerala Feast or ‘Sadya’. It is a combination of some vegetables, chick peas and roasted coconut. Even though it is a side dish, this has thick gravy. Here goes the recipe. Ingredients Raw plantain – 2, cubed Yam – 1/2 cup, cubed Black chickpeas – 1/2…

Seasoned Buttermilk / Moru Kachiyathu

This is one of the most common and easy side dish used with rice in Kerala. ‘Moru Kachiyathu’ is usually a default item and almost everyday available in Kerala kitchens. Moru curry and fish fry with boiled rice is more than enough for a simple lunch. You can either use buttermilk or whisked curd mixed…

Kerala Nadan Parippu Curry/Moong Dal Curry

A vegetarian curry made of lentils, especially with splitted moong dal. This is an item used in the traditional sadya. Initially Rice will be served with parippu curry, ghee and papad. It is a simple recipe with ground coconut. Ingredients Moong dal – 1 cup Ghee – 2 teaspoon Shallots – 3 Mustard seeds –…

Beetroot Pachadi

Pachadi is yogurt based dish usually served in Kerala sadya. Depending on the vegetable/fruit used, the pachadi differs its name and taste. Here I have used beetroot, so it is called beetroot pachadi.  It is very simple to prepare and you can serve it as a side dish. Ingredients Beetroot – 2 Curd – 1/2…

Brinjal / Vazhuthananga Theeyal

This time it is a theeyal  with different veggie, that is brinjal. Usually brinjal used for stir fry or with masala stuffed  kind of things. This is a Kerala vegetarian dish usually served with rice. Ingredients Brinjal – 2, cut lengthwise Shallots – 1/2 cup Green chili – 2 Tamarind – lemon size To grind…

Yam / Chena Erissery

This is a vegetarian recipe goes well with rice and it is prepared with elephant yam. I have already shared erissery recipes with different vegetables. The basic recipe will be same, only the main ingredient differs.  Elephant yam contains large amount of protein making them great as a staple food. Ingredients Elephant Yam(Chena) – 300 gram Van…

Tomato / Thakkali Theeyal

A  vegetarian recipe with tomatoes. Theeyal is a popular dish of Kerala usually served with rice. It can be prepared with different vegetables which can be ulli(onion) theeyal, pavakka(bitter gourd) theeyal etc. Roasted ground coconut is the taste factor in this. Ingredients Onion – 1 Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon Tomato – 2 medium, cut into…