Category: Poriyal/Kootu

Vaazhakkai podimas

Plantain/vazhakkai is one of the common vegetable that is used in almost all Kerala recipes – Mulagootal, moorukoottaan,mezhukkuperatti,aviyal, etc., Vaazhakkai Podimas is a simple South Indian style stir fry with Raw bananas. It should be made with unripened bananas else its taste will be spoiled. It is slighlt different from the vazhakkai varuval/mezhukkuperatti and everyone likes it. INGREDIENTS (Plantain)Vaazhakkai – 1 Turmeric...

Urulaikizhangu Podimas

Urulaikizhangu Podimas is one of the regular recipes made at home before my wedding. But after that I make this very rarely since we opt for Kaara Curry, the spicy version.  This is basically mashed potatoes that are tempered and spiced with Green chillies. This can be made in a jiffy. A perfect comfort food for any day. It goes...

Pachai Pattani Sundal

Sundal is a traditional South Indian dish prepared with legumes. It is offered as neivedhyam or prasadh for he Almighty during pooja, especially on Navarathri days. It is very healthy, rich in protein and can be had with coffee or tea in the evening. This can be made with different legumes. And my favourite is this one. INGREDIENTS Green peas...

Koorka mezhukkuperatti

Koorkai is one of the famous tubers that grows mostly in South Indian states like Tamilnadu and Kerala. The best translation that I got from the internet for koorkai is Chinese potato. This is one of my favourite vegetables. They are cultivated during July and August in Kerala. And you can harvest it after four to five months from planting....

Beans Nei Thuvattal

Beans nei thuvattal is another different variety of beans curry. I came across this recipe in my Sister in laws’ blog and wanted to try it. Basically I hate beans curry. But on seeing the photo of this recipe in her blog,  I got tempted and made this at home. I made slight differences by avoiding garlic and frying the ground...

Arasanikkai kootu (Sweet pumpkin gravy)

Arasanikkai kootu is a dish made with sweet pumpkin, coconut and green chillies. It is less aqueous than sambar but more so dry than curry. The sweetness of the pumpkin and the hotness of the green chilli gives an unique flavour. INGREDIENTS Sweet pumpkin – 1/4 Coconut – 1/2 Green chillies – 2 Turmric powder – A pinch Jaggery – A...

Beans Paruppu usili

Beans paruppu usili is a very popular tamil Brahmin dish. It is commonly prepared with plantain flower/ Vaazhaipoo, french beans, cluster beans, flat beans, cabbage. The vegetable and the paruppu usili is cooked separately and is tempered and mixed together. Also the vegetable look yummy and colourful.   INGREDIENTS Beans –  1/2 Kg Water – To cook Turmeric powder –...

Vaazhakkai Poriyal(Plantain Curry)

Vaazhakkai poriyal  is one of the curries that we make at home regularly. This is a tamil Brahmin recipe and has no onion and garlic. You can make mezhukkuperatti, Vaazhakkai podimas and this one with plantain. This curry is different from the other two. It goes well with sambar sadham, rasam sadham. INGREDIENTS Vazhakkai (Plantain)- 2 Salt – To taste...

Kathirikkai poriyal (Brinjal Curry)

Brinjal is my all time favourite curry. Whenever this curry is made at home, I make sure that I have a large portion of it.  I like the way my amma makes this recipe and I followed her method. My thatha and I are hard core fans of this curry.  We take a ladle of curry, mix it with plain rice and...

Idichakka thoran/ Raw Jackfruit curry

Idichakka thoran is one of the famous dish in Kerala cuisine. Jackfruit is a seasonal fruit from March to may. Initially it will be very small and when it ripens it will become large in size. You can make a lot of recipes with jackfruit like iddichakka thoran, Chakka Chips, Elai adai ,Chakka Pradaman, Jackfruit jam or Chakka varatti. Idichakka Thoran is made...

Stuffed karela

Karela or Bitter gourd or Bitter melon is a vegetable which most of them hate due to its bitterness. But the stuffed karelas are devoid of bitterness and people who hate bitter melons will also like this recipe. Though you can make this in normal bitter gourds available, it can be made best with the small bitter melons that are...

Chenai Mezhukkuperatti

Elephant yam is an edible tuber, that is consumed mostly in the tropical regions. The name elephant yam is due to the reason that it resembles the foot of the elephant to a great extent. They are rich in carbohydrates, proteins and vitamins. The antioxidants in it make it very nutritious. They help in reducing LDL which is the bad...

Chakka kuru thoran

Jackfruit seeds are gathered from the ripe fruit, sun-dried and stored for use in rainy season in many parts of South Indian states. They are indeed very rich in protein and nutritious. The fresh seeds are rich in starch and low in calcium and iron but a good source of both vitamin B1 and vitamin B12. Whenever my dad bring the...

Potato-Cumin curry

Potato is a favourite vegetable for almost everyone of us. Potato-cumin curry has cumin seeds as one of its main spices and it has a different flavour. this can be served as a side dish for anything or can be eaten as such as a snack. It is yummy 😛 😛 😛 😛 INGREDIENTS Potatoes – 8 Cumin seeds- 2...

Spicy Okra

Okra is nothing but one of the common vegetables that we use daily – Lady’s finger. They are rich in Pyridoxine, good anti-oxidant, vitamin -K and minerals. But many of us donot like this vegetable due to its sticky nature. But the recipe that I am going to make will not have the stickiness and my mom who will avoid...

Baby potatoes fry

Baby potatoes are potatoes that are taken from the soil before they are fully grown. They are used in making a variety of dishes with different culinary methods. But a very good method is to prick the potatoes to absorb the flavour. INGREDIENTS Baby potatoes – 1/2 kg Salt – As required Turmeric powder – A pinch Coconut oil –...

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