Green toamto aviyal.(pacha thakkali aviyal)

I have got some green tomatoes or pacha thakkali  from my balcony garden. Aviyal is one of the popular dish from Kerala and Tamil nadu. Aviyal is made with many country vegetables. Today here i made aviyal with green tomatoes alone. My tomatoes are not very sour. Select tomatoes which are less sour. It goes…

Mambazha pachadi

Mambazham menas riped mangoes. This pachadi is one the popuar traditional dish of  Kerala. It is one of the unavoidable dish for festivals, marriages, birthdays etc. I love any dish making with mangoes. I used alphonso mango for making this. You can use any mango variety which is very sweet. Let us see how to…

Kathirikka(brinjal) gothsu without onion.

There are many method of making gothsu. Some people are adding moong daal for making this gothsu. I have already posted a variety of kathirikka gothsu in my blog. Kathirikka means egg plant.Today i made little gravy type of gothsu which goes well with Idly, dosa, venpongal etc. I have not used onions today to…

Keerai thandu koottu.Amaranth stem curry.

keerai or greens are rich in protein and calcium and Iron. Amaranth is gluten free. I made this koottu with the stem of amaranth . I used the leaves to make another subji. It was very tender. I have added channa daal and made this, We can use moong daal also to make this. Let…

Smoky flavoured Daal

I have tasted this daal in one of my friend’s house. My children are very fond of any kind of daals. I tried smoky daal at home. We need small piece of charcole for this smoky flavour. Let us see how to make this daal.   Preparation time approx 20 to 25 minutes. Ingredients. 1/2…

Ennai kathirikka kuzhambu( masala stuffed brinjal gravy

 Ennai kathirikka is one of my favourite kuzhambu. With hot rice and little ghee it will be very yummy. I powdered the spices and stuffed in small brinjals and made. I have not added garlic. If you like garlic you can add along with onions. Let us see how to make this curry or kuzhambu….

Mulagu (milagu)vellam.

Molagu vellam or milagu vellam is a typical Palghat Iyer dish which is very simple in making.If we are having curd we can make this curry with in few minutes. Milagu means pepper. Vellam means water. It’s a concoction of pepper curd and water. This curry is very good after delivery. I learnt this recipe…

Nendranpazham pulisseri.(Plantain curd curry)

Nendran pazham pulisseri is  very traditional curry which is popular in Kerala. Nendran pazham means plantain banana. This curry can made with vegetables or ripped mango also. Today I tried with plantain . It is little sweet, tangy and spicy in taste.We can have this with hot rice, dosa, idly, sevai, idiyappam.Let us see how…

Koottu curry

Koottu  curry is a very popular side dish served for festivals and marriages or any celebrations at Kerala.Koottu curry recipe is made with black channa or kadala  and yam, white pumpkin, plantain  cooked along with coconut. It is a dry dish served as accompaniment .There are different methods of making this in Kerala. We can make…

Mor keerai or dahi palak

Mor keerai is a very tasty dish, it is totaly different from mor kuzhambu. We can use any variety of keerai to make this. Mor means buttermilk or dahi in hindi. Keerai is green leafy vegetables. I used palak or spinach to make this curry.  It goes very well with rice. Let us see how…

Paruppu potta vetha kuzhambu.

This curry is very raditional  and from  southern kerala. It is one of my favourite too. I learnt this curry from my grand mother . My amma also an expert in making this. It goes very well with plain rice, dosa and Idly or any south indian tiffin. Let us see how to make this…

Pavakka and kathirikka ellu curry or Bittergourd and Brinjal curry.

One of the traditional gravy which goes well with rice, Idly and dosa. It’s bitter,sweet,spicy,tangy in taste. Some people are calling  pavakka kathirikka curry. I learnt this curry from my aunt. Let us see how to make this very traditional curry. Preparation time approx 20 to 30 minutes Ingredients.   1.bittergourd 5 to 6 round…