Category: Poriyal/Kootu

Hagalkayi Gojju / Pavakkai Gojju

Hagalkayi gojju is a popular dish in Karnataka apart from Kathrikaai gojju, Pinaapple gojju etc., This is one of my favourite recipes made with bittergourd. We usually make pavakkai poriyal, Pavakkai pitlai at home but this is totally different and there is no bitterness in the recipe. This goes well with curd rice. We can also mix this gojju with...

Seppankizhangu roast / Taro roast

Seppankizhangu roast is a simple dry sabzi that is served with any south indian rice. I came to know about this recipe only recently from my perima. This is not made in my home. So I got this recipe from my perima, who taught me to make this curry. She also said that the addition of rice flour will gives...

Chakkai kottai podimas / Jackfruit seeds dry sabzi

Chakkai kottai podimas or Jackfruit seeds dry sabzi is my favourite recipes out of all the recipes made with jackfruit seeds. Whenever we buy jackfruit, we donot discard the seeds. We make recipes out of it. We can make a normal sabzi called chakkai kottai thoran where the seeds are not grind after cooking. We can add it to molagootal ...

Idichakkai upperi / Raw Jackfruit curry

  Idichakkai upperi 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 iddichakkai thoran, Chakka Chips, Elai adai ,Chakka Pradaman,  Chakka varatti. Idichakkai upperi is made out of...

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...

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