Plantain skin subji (nedran kaya tholi thoran)

This recipe i learnt from my grand maa. When i was a small kid after making banana chips my paatty (grand maa) used to make thoran or subji with the peeled skin of plantain banana or nendran kaya tholi without fail. This subji is my grand maa’s one of the favorite dish.   Do not use…

Kumbakonam Kadappa

Kadappa is a very popular dish from the place called Kumbakonam in Tamilnadu. I have tasted this kadappa in many resturants. I got this authentic recipe from my friend who is staying in Kumbakonam.I tried this recipe many times at home. It goes well with Idly, Dosa, Aappm, Idiyappam even with poori it tastes good….

Chena kadi or Yam curry.

Chena kadi is one of the traditional dish of Kerala. I learned this recipe from my grand mother Anthammai. She was an excellent cook. Chenai means Yam or suran.Yam is excellent medicine for piles. Yam  With in 15 minutes we can make this curry. This goes well with rice as a side dish. Let us…

Tomato kuruma

Tomato kuruma is a very healthy  gravy with less oil .This multi purpose kuruma can be made  with very few ingredients. We can pair this with Idli, Dosa, Idiyappam, Aappam, Pongal, Puri and roti. Let us see how to make this kuruma. Preparation time approx 15 to 20 minutes. Ingredients. 250 gram or 3 big…

Bindi masala with out onion garlic.

Bindi masala is one of the easiest dish which goes very well with any Indian bread. We need only very few ingredients to make this. Today i made this recipe without onion and garlic. Let us see how to make this yummy creamy curry. Preparation time 20 minutes. Ingredients. 20 bindi / ladies finger  cut…

Vegetable kuruma

Kuruma is one of the popular cuisine from South India.We can make different varaities of kuruma.This spicy curry can be paired with puri, dosa, idiyappam, aappam, roti , parathas etc. Kuruma is a mix of vegetables and ground coconut masala. Let us see how to make this spicy simple masala.Preparation time approx.20 to 30 minutes….

Thakkali kuruma or Tomato curry

There are different methods of making tomato curry. I have already posted tomato kuruma with mutter pulao rice. This curry is different . It goes very well with Idiyappam, Puri, aappam, dosa, Idly, paniyaram, oothappam etc. Let us see how to make this easy gravy. Preparation time approx 20 minutes. Ingredients. 3 big size tomato….

Phool makhana (lotus seed ) curry

Phool makhana or lotus seeds also known as Fox nuts. Health benifits of makhana are many. It helps to reduce weight,.It act as an anti ageing agent. They are also gluten-free, protein-rich . Makhana is one of the popular fasting food in many households. Today i tried a side dish for roti with makhana.It is…

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…

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…

chakka aviyal or raw jackfruit curry

Chakka means jackfruit in malayalam. Being a keralite i love chakka in any form. My gtrand mother used to make different variety dishes from jackfruit. Even we will remove the skin of this and used the inner part for making subzi. Today i got some raw jack fruit. I love all curries made with raw…