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…

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…

Thiruvathira puzhukku ( kerala style)

Thiruvathira is a festival celebrated in Kerala and Tamil nadu. It is celebrated on the Thiruvathira day which is falling on the birth star of Lord Shiv and was celebrated by Hindu married women for the prosperity and healthy life of their husband while youngsters take part in the festivities to marry a man of…

Papadi aloo subzi or Broad beans and potato subzi

Papadi aloo or avarakka potato  subzi is one of the favorite dish of my family. It is very easy to make and good side dish for rotis. This is the  season for papadi. I thought of making this dish for my son who came for a holiday. Let us see how to make this side…

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…

Bombay potato masala or Bombay chutney

Puri is one the favourite break fast or dinner dish of my family. All ways they like potato masala as side dish. In south India potato masala is different. My husband and daughter like mumbai style potato masala. We are adding one secret ingredient to this which gives shiny gloss and thickness to the gravy….

Aloo cauliflower Subzi

My children always like the combination of aloo and cauliflower. Today I tried  this recipe for roti. Tastes very good. Its a good combo for jeera rice and plain rice. Let us see how to make this. Preparation time approx 30 minutes. Ingredients. 1 very small cauliflower ( cut in to small florets) 1 cup…

Beans paruppu usili.( Beans with mix daal fry)

Paruppu usili is a popular side dish of tamil brahmins. It is a cobination of daal and vegetables. Banana flower, Broad beans, Cluster beans and french  beans are commnly used vegetables to make this type of curry. Let us see how to make this. Preparation time 30  to 35 minutes. Soaking time 30 to 40…

Mix vegetable curry (no onion no garlic)

This mix veg curry is a very good combo for roti and jeera rice. I used cauliflower, peas and french beans and little capsicum  to make this. We can use potato, babycorn, carrots, mushroom or any vegetable of your choice, I have not used garlic or onion to make this. Let us see how to…