Category Archives: Palakkad Iyer Recipes

Potato and Raw Pigeon Peas Dry Side Dish

A side dish made of potato and raw pigeon peas garnished with spiced up grated coconut. A good side dish for rice or roti. Raw pigeon peas are available in the market during winter. This is nothing but toor/Arhal dal … Continue reading

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Vella Cheedai / Sweet Cheedai – Deep Fried Sweet Balls

Salt Seedai / Cheedai as well sweet cheedai is made during Gokulashtami as a Naivedyam to Lord Krishna. Sweet cheedai is slightly tricky to get right. If your proportions are not right, they might break apart while frying. But using … Continue reading

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Salt Cheedai / Uppu Cheedai – Deep Fried Savory Balls

Seedai / Cheedai is made during Gokulashtami as a Naivedyam to Lord Krishna. Apart from festival celebrations, it is associated with a lot of fond memories for me. It is one of my favorite savory items. Hard yet crunchy, peppery … Continue reading

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Milaga Pachadi (Green Chilies in Spicy Tangy Gravy)

A spicy, tangy, and mildly sweet curry that goes well with rice, idli, dosa, or even roti. Ingredients: Green Chilies – 12 to 15 Tamarind – a big lemon size Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Jaggery – 1 tsp Oil … Continue reading

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Sweetened Cow Peas (Vellappayar Sharkarayil Vilayichathu)

Navarathri is incomplete without this sweet prasad. It is a very important item for the Devi. I make this often to satisfy my sweet cravings. This easy-to-make sweet is a healthy alternative to store-bought sweets that contain preservatives and other … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Fiber Thogayal (Chutney)

This is a spicy chutney of sorts made with the insides of the pumpkin / intestines (for lack of a better word). All parts of the pumpkin including the peel and the seeds are nutritious. Instead of discarding the ribbon/strand-like … Continue reading

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Pirandai Thogayal (Adamant Creeper Chutney)

I first had this dish about a few months back at my friend’s place when I gatecrashed for dinner. I simply fell in love with its taste. But there was no way to try out this dish at home because … Continue reading

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Panakam

panakam

Panakam is a simple sweet drink prepared during festivals like Rama Navami. In my village, Thekkegramam, this drink is served to people pulling the temple chariot on Rama Navami day. Some households would keep a huge vessel full of Panakam … 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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Steamed Barnyard Millet Dumplings (Odalu Kozhukatai)

Recently there has been a hype about health foods like quinoa. Why look at videshi options when we have plenty of easily accessible, swadeshi, and cost effective options? Ragi, bajra, jowar, kodon, and the list goes on. Our villagers survived … Continue reading

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