Category Archives: Kerala Recipes

Navara Nei Payasam – Kerala Temple Prasadam-Style Rice Kheer with Jaggery

Navara (Njavara in Malayalam) is a unique nutritional rice variety indigenous to Kerala. Like how mango is the king of fruits and almond the king of nuts, Navara is considered top class among the rice varieties for its rich aroma … Continue reading

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Punarnava – The Neglected Medicinal ‘Weed’

Not so long ago, when our backyards were not manicured, we had an abundance of greens such as Punarnava, Poovamkurunnila, Thiruthaali, Manithakkaali, karuka, thumba, the list goes on. They grew like weeds but were very useful and handy for first … Continue reading

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Instant Amla/Gooseberry Pickle (Kerala Style)

I have been experiencing hair fall recently despite no apparent diet/lifestyle change. Wondering how to tackle this, I have decided to try including gooseberry/amla in my daily diet. Amlas are considered to be excellent for health and are packed with … Continue reading

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Tomato Curry

Tomato curry

A tangy tomato curry with coconut-based gravy suitable for roti, rice, dosa, or idli. This is similar to the dry tomato onion subzi version posted earlier. Ingredients: Tomato (chopped) – 2 cups Onion (Chopped) – 1 cup Ginger – 1/2 … Continue reading

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Thinai (Foxtail Millet) Appam and Potato Mappas

Potato Mappas and Thinai Appam

Never before have I thought of, collected info and ingredients, prepared, and executed a recipe with such urgency and efficiency. Appam is one of my favorite breakfasts and I wanted to try appam with Foxtail/Thinai millet. I was really excited about … Continue reading

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Ada Dosa with Drumstick Leaves

Ada dosa

Ada dosa is a popular traditional morning breakfast or evening tiffin in Kerala Iyer households. It is a thick dosa made of coarsely ground parboiled rice and lentils. It is a balanced food consisting both carbs and protein and after … Continue reading

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Koorka Mezhukkupuratti (Chinese Potato Stir Fry)

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It is koorka season once again. This root vegetable, mostly found in Kerala, is a close cousin of potato, but with much more character and flavor than the mundane potato. Koorka has a very earthy flavor and is very tasty. … Continue reading

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Wheat Dosa with Sweet Coconut Filling

A simple and easy to make dish to satisfy sweet craving. In Karnataka, Neer dosa (made of rice) with sweetened coconut is served in many restaurants. Here is a wheat version that is very easy to make at home. Ingredients: … Continue reading

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Roasted Multigrain Laddu

Most traditional Kerala sweets are healthy and guilt-free – ari unda, ela ada, sweet dosa, and so on. They are not too rich or overwhelming yet utterly satisfying. Unni appam is the only exception that I can think of. Most … Continue reading

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Raw Mango Chutney – Kerala Style

You cannot talk about this dish without having drool collect in your mouth. Everybody loves this chutney. Raw mango chutney is ideally eaten with kanji (rice gruel) or rice, but it can be eaten with dosa or idli also. Best … Continue reading

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