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Kerala Deep Fried Rice Roti

This breakfast dish is popular in Northern Kerala. Made with coconut and parboiled rice, it is tasty and easy to make. Serve it with a hot and spicy curry. Here’s how you can make this yummy breakfast. Ingredients 2 cups rice flour1/2 cup chopped onions1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds2 cups water1 cup grated coconutSalt to taste1/2 teaspoon fennel seedsOil How To Prepare Boil the water and add salt to it.Add the rice flour and stir. Close the lid and...

KERALA APPAM MADE WITH BROWN RICE

I tried tweaking the recipe a bit and made appam with brown rice and I am really glad that I did. The fluffy, lacey appams with crisp edges are nothing but outstanding. I am sure this recipe will become a regular at your homes. Do give it a try! Recipe for making Kerala Brown Rice Appam – made with soaked and ground brown rice and coconut. These lacey appams make a delicious breakfast. INGREDIENTS 1.5 cups brown rice1/3 cup fresh...

Kerala Parotta

Here is a very easy way to do parotta at home. Its totally stress free and fool proof. Do try it at home. Parotta making used to be an all day affair. It need not be that way if done properly. Here is the easy method of making parotta at home. I really don't know how many of you have ever heard of this kerala parotta. me myself being a Keralite, am aware of the same and tasted too. But now wanna make it famous by putting the method if making...

Carrot Poriyal

South Indian Style Carrot Poriyal stir-fry makes a perfect side dish for lunch. Its a very simple recipe that’s very delicious and its super packed with nutrition. Its very tasty. Carrots are steamed and a tempering added to it for the finish. We add fresh shredded coconut at the end. It is optional. If you do not want to add coconut, you can leave it. Here is how to do an awesome South Indian Style Carrot Poriyal. INGREDIENTS 400...

Nei Appam( Ghee Appam)

Nei Appam is a one of the common sweet made for the Thirukarthigai festival. The appam dough is made using rice flour and jaggery mix which is further cooked on the ghee. Let's learn how to make Nei appam  INGREDIENTS 1 cup Raw Rice 1 cup = 250 ml1 cup Jaggery grated2 tbsp Grated Coconut2 nos Banana small size¼ tsp Cardamom Powder1 pinch Baking Soda optional...

Spring Onion Poriyal

Spring onion poriyal / stir-fry is a very easy recipe to put together and is very nutritious. Spring onion is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C and also has a decent amount of Iron and Potassium. Here is how to do an easy and quick spring onion poriyal that can be served as a side dish for rice. INGREDIENTS 250 grams spring onion 1/2 teaspoon peanut oil 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds 1 teaspoon besan flour 2 tablespoon fresh shredded coconut 1/2...

Potato Fry

Easy recipe for Potato Pepper Fry. Potatoes tossed in black pepper and curry leaves. Perfect side dish for lunch with rice and rasam or sambar. INGREDIENTS FOR BOILING POTATOES 500 grams potatoes1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon baking soda SPICES AND FLAVORING 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1/2 teaspoon salt4–5 cloves garlic, crushed with skin FOR TEMPERING 5 teaspoon peanut oil1/4 teaspoon mustard...

Pavakkai poriyal ( Bitter Gourd Poriyal)

Pavakkai Poriyal Recipe, Bitter Gourd Stir-Fry Recipe – Recipe for Pavakkai Poriyal made with the addition of coconut. South Indian Tamil or Malayalam style recipe. Excellent side dish had along with rice. INGREDIENTS 250 grams bitter gourd 2 tablespoon peanut oil / vegetable oil 1 tablespoon chana dal 1/2 tablespoon split white urad dal 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds 2 dried red chillies 1 cup finely chopped onions 10 cloves garlic...

Mulai Keerai poriyal – Amarnath leaves stir fry

Mulai Keerai is a type of slender amaranth leaves that’s used in lentils, mash and stir-fry. Today I made a basic Tamil style poriyal / stir-fry using Mulai Keerai. The same recipe can be made using any kind of greens and it works really well. Here is how to do a basic stir-fry. INGREDIENTS 2 teaspoon Indian sesame oil 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 dried red chillies 1 cup onions, finely chopped...

Green Moong and Yellow Moong Dal Recipe

Kerala Cherupayar Curry Recipe (Green Moong and Yellow Moong Dal Recipe) is a comforting dal made from a blend of green mung bean and yellow mung bean lentil. The curry is made with simple flavors and the addition of coconut oil in the dal lifts the whole flavor of the dish. Mung Beans are a high source of fiber, protein and antioxidants. As it has the high nutrient intensity it will be really helpful for fighting diseases like diabetes and...

Ghee rice ( Kerala Style)

Ingredients ▢1.5 cups kaima rice (seeraga samba rice) or basmati rice or 300 grams▢4 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)▢12 to 15 cashews▢1 tablespoon raisins▢1 cup thinly sliced onions▢1 tej patta (indian bay leaf)▢1 inch cinnamon▢3 cloves▢3 green cardamoms▢3 cups water▢salt as required▢some coriander leaves for...

Prawns Roast

Here comes yet another signature recipe from my friends mother who gave me this recipe. I started making the same for ma husband. It almost takes no time to cook. This recipe is favorite among my family, friends & relatives. A lip-smacking delicacy Prawns Roast Kerala Style Recipe. It’s very simple yet tasty. Prawns -Shrimp, marinated in spices, then briefly roasted on the stove together with onion and curry leaves. INGREDIENTS TO...

Kalan

Kalan(Kerala Style Kalan) is the most popular and traditional dish made in Kerala especially for the Onam Festival. This delicious dish is made out of mainly yam, raw banana, coconut and yogurt. This delicious dish is one of the main dish served in Onam Sadya. If you like this Kalan, then you can also try other Sadya Recipes INGREDIENTS 250 grams Yam (Senai)1 nos Raw Banana1 tsp Pepper...

Padavalanga Parippu Thoran

Here's some basic vegetable bhaji for all the women out there, who is everyday thinking of what to make. Ingredients ▢450 gms Padavalanga (measured before cleaning, cut into bite size pieces)▢1/3 cup Toor dal▢1/2 – 3/4 cup Grated coconut▢1 Small / pearl onion (sliced)▢1/2 tsp Chopped garlic▢1-2 Green chilli (chopped)▢1/8 tsp Cumin...

Kerala Style Egg Stew

It’s been some time since I posted an egg recipe here. I’m kinda surprised this gap happened for an egg recipe. We eat eggs more or less on a daily basis. But it’s mostly in Omelet form However, I’ve been planning to make this Egg Stew for quite some time. Honestly, I was a bit skeptical about how it would turn out. The thing is… stew by itself is a very light dish with just a little spice. The flavor of the stew usually comes from...