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…

Banana Blossom / Vazhakoombu Thoran

Almost every part of the banana tree is useful in one or other way. This banana bud is very healthy and nutritious. It is loaded with fibre, protein,calcium, iron etc. As it is a rich source of magnesium it acts as an antidepressant. Manages diabetes and anemia. All banana buds are not edible, if you…

Aloo Tikki

This is a North Indian vegetarian snack made out of boiled potatoes. It will be crispy outside and soft inside. It is one of the popular street foods in India. Usually crushed green peas also added in this. But I made it only with potatoes. Let us see how to make it. Ingredients Potato –…

Masala Corn

This is an easy and healthy recipe you can prepare in short time. It will be a favorite snack for the kids.So try this flavorful and popular snack at home. Removing corn kernels from the cob is the only time consuming process. Ingredients Corn – 1 cup Butter -1 teaspoon Lime juice – 1 teaspoon Red…

Chembu Mezhukkupuratti / Taro Stir Fry

Taro root stir fry is a dry vegetarian side dish that can be served with rice. It is very easy to make.It is a simple dish and tastes very delicious. I have already posted one more recipe of taro root called Taro Root Curry. So try this dish next time. Ingredients Taro root – 3 or 4 Shallots –…

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…