Olan (Ash Gourd/Petha cooked in coconut milk)

Cook the ash gourd, green chillies in thin coconut milk adding enough water till the vegetables are soft. Simmer and add thick coconut milk. Switch off the flame and add a tsp of coconut oil on top and crushed curry leaves.

Avial

Wash all the vegetables and cut into 1 1/2 inch long pieces. Add required water, 1/2 turmeric powder and salt and cook. Grind grated coconut, shallots, green chilly, chilly powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder coarsely. Add this to the cooked vegetables. When cooked properly add curd and curry leaves and mix well. Add coconut oil…

Kaipakka (Karela) Pachadi (Bitter Gourd Pachadi)

In a deep saucepan heat oil. Shallow fry shallots, green chillies, ginger and add chopped. When its well cooked remove from the heat and keep aside. Now blend the coconut, mustard seeds & curd (Please make sure that it should not be fully grinded).  Mix this with the cooked karela. Seasoning Heat oil. Add mustard…

Pairu Melkushyam / Lobia Recipe (Black Eyed Beans Curry)

Preparation Soak beans overnight in water to cover generously. Drain the water and boil it with fresh water in a pressure cooker adding salt and turmeric. Heat oil in a deep saucepan. Add onion, garlic cook it for 1-2 minutes. Add ginger, green chilies, tomato, cumin powder, red chilly powder, and coriander powder.  Stir well…

Chena (Sooran/Jimikand) Moru Curry

Preparation Grind the Coconut, Cumins seeds and Green Chilies into a fine paste. Mash the Yogurt (Curd) and mix with the paste well and keep it aside. Peel and cut the Chena (Jimikand) into medium size cubes. Boil it in a pressure cooker with Turmeric Powder, Red Chilly Powder and Salt in 1 cup water….

Thattil Kutti Dosa

Preparation: Wash and soak urad dal & and rice separately for 6 – 7 hours. Grind the urad dal & methi and cooked rice to a very fine paste. Add little water while grinding. Remove and keep aside in a big vessel. Then grind rice with little water. Remove and mix with dal paste and…

Sambhar

Preparation Masala: In a sauce pan, medium heat items 11-14. Stir for 2-3 minutes. Add grated coconut. Stir well for at-least 5-6 min. Keep aside. When it cools off, blend this mixture with adequate water to get a smooth masala mix. Boil 1 – 6 ingredients with 1 tsp of turmeric powder and a pinch…

Sambhar

Ingredients 1. Pigeon pea (Arhar Dal) – 1/2  cup 2. Muringakya (Drumstick) – 3 (cut into 4 pieces) 3. Mathanga (Yellow Pumpkin) – 250 gm (cut into  3 x 3 cm pieces) 4. Gajar (Carrot) – 2 (cut into  3 x 3 cm pieces) 5. Aloo (Potato) – 3 (cut into  3 x 3 cm…

Loki-Arhar-Dal Mix (Bottle Gourd with Pigeon Pea Recipe)

Ingredients Loki (Giya, Bottle Gourd, Chinese Melon, Long Melon) – 1/2 kg (small pieces) Onion – 1 medium chopped Green Chillies – 3 (chopped) Ginger – 1/4 tsp (chopped) Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp Pigeon pea (Arhar Dal) – 1/2  cup Salt – as required Refined Oil – 1 tbsp Water – 1 ½ cup…

Loki-Arhar-Dal Mix (Bottle Gourd with Pigeon Pea Recipe)

Preparation Boil the arhar dal & Loki with 1 tsp of turmeric powder and a pinch of salt in a pressure cooker. Keep aside. Heat the oil in a kadhai and add chopped onion, ginger and green chillies. Stir for 2-3 mins. Transfer the contents from cooker to kadhai. Add salt if required. Add water…