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…

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…

Cheru Kizhangu Puzhukku / Boiled Lesser Yam

First time I was preparing this at home, I didn’t see this lesser yam in super markets before. It is preparing in the same way as other tubers like tapioca(kappa), taro(chembu). It is also known ‘nana kizhangu’ in Malayalam. It has a mild sweetness. Ingredients Lesser yam / Cheru kizhangu – 5- 6 Water Salt…

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 –…

Beetroot Pickle

I would like to share another pickle recipe today. I have already shared different pickle recipes here. Since pickles are an essential part of meals, with rice, breads and all we will try different options instead of normal stuffs. Beetroot can also be used for making juice,wine, cake etc. other than our normal dishes. Ingredients…