Category Archives: Traditional Kerala dishes

Soy chunks and coconut masala fry

Ingredients:- Dried Soy chunks – 1 cup Salt to taste Coconut oil – 2 tbsps.+ 1 tbsp.; divided Onion – 4 numbers, medium; thinly sliced Shallots – 10 numbers; sliced Garlic – 4 big numbers; chopped Coconut cuts – 1/4 … Continue reading

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Paalak Sambar

Cook together 1/4 cup of toor dal, 1/3 cup of shallots (no need to cut them), 1 big garlic clove (julienned), a few curryleaves, salt, 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder and 1 tsp of coconut oil adding 1 cup of water … Continue reading

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Special koottu Curry

Ingredients:- Elephant yam – 21/4 cups Potato – 1.25 cup Raw banana/ Pachakkaya – 1 cup ( Remove the green peel) White chickpeas or chana – 1 cup Water – 2 cups Pepper powder – 1 tsp. Turmeric powder – … Continue reading

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Modha fish curry without coconut (for tapioca)

Ingredients:- Modha fish – 500 grams Coconut oil – 2 tbsps.+ 1 tsp; divided Fenugreek/Uluva – 1/4 tsp. Shallots – 15 numbers; medium size Ginger – 1″ piece Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp. Red chilly powder – 1/2 heaping tbsp. … Continue reading

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Thiruvananthapuram style fish curry with drumstick

Ingredients:- Fish – 500 grams; cut into 1″ cubes Drumstick – 1 number; slit into half from the middle and cut into 2″ pieces Thondan mulaku – 2 numbers; slit Green mango – 5 to 6 two inch pieces ( … Continue reading

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Pachatheeyal with coconut milk

Ingredients:- Drumstick – 3 numbers; cut into 2′ long pieces Shallots – 15 numbers; sliced Greenchilly – 1 number; slit Coriander powder – 1 heaping tsp. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp. Kashmiri chilly powder – 1/2 tsp. Salt – to … Continue reading

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Chakka Erissery

Ingredients:- Unripe jackfruit – 3 cups; chopped lengthwise Salt to taste Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp. water – 1 cup Oil – 1 tsp. For the coconut paste:- Grated coconut – 3/4 cup Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp. Garlic – … Continue reading

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Pachakkaya Chemeen Paalu curry

Ingredients:- Kudampuli/ Gamboge – 2 small pieces, soaked in 1/4 cup of hot water for 30 minutes Prawns – 250 grams or 10 big numbers ( divided into half from the middle & cut into smaller pieces) salt to taste … Continue reading

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Prawn Mulaku curry

Ingredients:- Prawns -250 grams Coconut oil – 1 tbsp. + 1 tbsp.;divided Shallots – 1/2 cup; thinly sliced Greenchilli – 2 numbers; slit Curry leaves – a few Garlic – 2 big cloves; chopped Ginger – 1/2 tbsp; julienne Turmeric … Continue reading

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Vellarikka or Indian cucumber pulisseri

Ingredients:- Indian cucumber chopped  – 2 cups Water – 3/4 cup Greenchilly – 1 number;  slit Red chilly powder – ¼ tsp Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp. + 1/2 tsp.; divided Very sour tomato – 1/4 cup; chopped Thick curd at … Continue reading

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