Category Archives: Traditional Kerala dishes

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 – 500 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 … 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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Koorka or Chinese potato Upperi

Ingredients:- Koorka – 3 cups; chopped Water – 3/4 cup Salt – to taste Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp. coconut oil – 2 tbsps. Onion – 1 medium; finely chopped Shallots – 1/2 cup; coarsely chopped Garlic – 1 big clove … Continue reading

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Jackfruit filling for ela ada and kozhukatta

Ingredients:- Finely chopped ripe jackfruit (varikka chakka) – 1.5 cups Jaggery – 1/2 cup Sugar – 2 level tbsps. Water – 2 tbsps. Grated coconut – 1 cup Powdered cardamom – 3/4 tsp. Cumin powder – a small pinch Ghee … Continue reading

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Chakkapori / jack fruit fritters

Ingredients:- Jackfruit flesh pieces/ Varikka chakka chula – as required Maida – 1/2 cup Cornflour – 1/2 cup Sugar – 5 level tbsps. Salt – 1/2 tsp. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp. Water – 1/3 cup Baking powder – 1/2 … Continue reading

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Jackfruit seeds in roasted coconut gravy or Chakkakuru Varutharacha curry

Ingredients:- Chakkakuru or jack fruit seeds – 1 cup Coconut oil – 1 tbsp. Onion – 1 medium; thinly sliced Garlic – 4 big cloves Ginger – 1 tsp. Greenchilly – 1 number Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp. Red chilly … Continue reading

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Vegetable Mappas

Ingredients:- Coconut oil – 2 tbsps. Shallots – 1/2 cup; thickly sliced Curry leaves – a few Garlic – 4 big cloves Ginger – 1 tsp. Kashmiri chilli powder – 1 level tsp. Coriander powder – 3 bit heaping tsps. … Continue reading

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Elephant yam and Plantain mulaku curry

Ingredients:- Kashmiri dry red chillies – 8 numbers Pepper corns – 1/2 tsp. Elephant yam – 2 cups; cut into small cubes Raw banana – 1 cup; cut into small cubes Water – 1.5 cups Salt to taste Coconut oil – 1 … Continue reading

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Drumstick and toor dal ozhichu curry

Ingredients:- Toor dal – 1/2 cup Drumstick – 6 numbers, cut into 2″ pieces Greenchilly – 2 numbers; slit Tomato – 1 cup; cut into bite size cubes Onion – 1 medium; thinly sliced Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp. Water … Continue reading

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