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Puttu and Payaru

In Breakfast On June 25, 2014 6 Comments

Puttu, common breakfast in Kerala, is prepared with specially processed puttu flour and served with kadala curry, papad and bananas. Now-a-days, we get ready made Puttu flour in… Read More »

Dal Rasam

Dal Rasam

In Others, Rasam/Charu On June 9, 2014 1 Comment

Method: Wash and put the thuvar dal in a pressure cooker. Add one tomato cut into medium size pieces, turmeric powder and two cups of water. Close with… Read More »

Karamani Vadai

Karamani (Cow gram) Vadai

In Snacks On June 3, 2014 6 Comments

Method: Soak Karamani (Cow Gram) for about 4 to 5 hours. Wash well and drain the excess water. Put it in a mixie. Add red chilli, sombu (aniseeds)… Read More »

Mango Rasam

Mango Rasam

In Others, Rasam/Charu On May 26, 2014 3 Comments

Method: Wash and peel the skin from mango. Slice it into medium size pieces. (For four people a cup of mango pieces will do). Put it in a… Read More »

Coriander chutney

Quick Coriander Chutney

In Chutney On May 12, 2014 1 Comment

This chutney is prepared with Coriander Thokku. Thokku is normally solid and can be taken with curd rice/idli/dosa. However, for idli/dosa semi-solid or flowing consistency of chutney is… Read More »

Tomato Rasam

Tomato Rasam

In Others, Rasam/Charu On May 5, 2014 2 Comments

Method: Boil two cups of water and add whole tomato and cook on medium flame for five minutes or till soft. Switch off the flame and cool it…. Read More »

okra kootu

Okra (Vendaikai) Kootu

In Kootu On April 28, 2014 3 Comments

Method: Wash, wipe and cut okra into small rounds. Chop onion and tomato finely. Add enough water to the green gram dal (moong dal). Add turmeric powder and… Read More »

ragi pakoda

Ragi Pakoda

In Snacks On April 16, 2014 0 Comments

Method: First chop onion, green chillies, ginger and curry leaves finely. In a broad vessel add the ragi flour, rice flour and then add chopped onion, chillies, ginger,… Read More »


Pineapple Cold Soup

In Soups On April 10, 2014 1 Comment

Cut the pineapple into medium size pieces. (Reserve two or three pieces for garnishing). Now add the cut pineapple pieces in a mixie along with ginger, mint, coriander… Read More »


Okra (Vendaikai) Tamarind Pachadi

In Pachadi(Salad) On March 31, 2014 6 Comments

Method: Wash, wipe and cut both the tips from okra. Chop it into thin round slices. Slit the green chillies lengthwise. Soak tamarind in water and extract the… Read More »

Keerai Dhal Masiyal

Keerai Paruppu (Dhal) Masiyal

In Kootu On March 23, 2014 22 Comments

Method: Take Thuvar or green gram dhal and cook till soft. Remove the roots and wash the keerai thoroughly. Chop the keerai finely. Place the chopped keerai in… Read More »

veg vadai

Vegetable Vadai

In Snacks On March 10, 2014 11 Comments

Method: Soak urad dal, thuvar dal and green gram (Moong) dal in water for about an hour. After an hour clean the dal and drain out the water… Read More »