Category: Kerala Dishes

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Baked Vendakka/Okra Kichadi

  Here is yet another kichadi recipe which is a favourite of ours. Vendakka kichadi is usually made by deep frying or sauteing okra in oil(to prevent it from getting slimy) but here I have tried baking okra for kichadi....

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Vazhakoombu – Vanpayar Thoran

  Ingredients Banana Bud/Vazha kooombu – 1 large Red Chori/van payar Cooked – 1.5 cup Grated Coconut – 3/4  cup Green chillies – 2-3 Garlic – 2 Curry leaves – 1-2 sprig Mustard – 1/2 tsp Dry red chillies –...

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Kalan – Kerala Sadya Special

     There are many different varieties of yoghurt based dishes in Kerala like moru curry(seasoned with ginger and garlic) , pulliseri and kalan. Some varieties of pulliseri  are made using fruits, namely mambazha pulliseri, pineapple pulliseri,  ripe plantain/ethapazham pulliseri etc....

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Sambar – Sadhya Special

    Idli/ sambar breakfast combo, is a hot favorite of not only South Indians but also of people from other parts of India and even foreigners. My mother always made idli and chutney, sambar was made occasionally, mostly during festivals,...

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Baked Bitter Gourd/Pavakka And Okra/Vendakka

     Bitter gourd/pavakka is one of our favourite vegetables.  Back home we used to make theeyal, thoran, mezhukkupuratti, kichadi, vattal and deep fried pavakka chips with bitter gourd. We have already posted the recipe for  kichadi using bitter gourd here....

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Aviyal

      There is no sadya without aviyal. Aviyal is a mixture of vegetables, coconut, souring agents such as mangoes, tamarind extract or curd, seasoned with coconut oil and curry leaves. It is very healthy and nutritious since it contains...