Category: South Indian gravy

Mor Kootaan

Morkootaan or mor kuzhambu is one of my favourite recipes. It is one of the kerala recipes. You can make this with Chembu(Colocassia), Elavan(Ash gourd), Pooshani(White pumpkin), Urulai kizhangu (Potato), vazhaikaai (plantain). INGREDIENTS Buttermilk – 250 ml or 1 large glass Curry leaves – few Turmeric powder  -A pinch Salt – As required Vegetables (White pumpkin/potato/plantain/yam) – few pieces For...

Vathakuzhambu

      Manathakkali is known as black nightshade in english. Its leaves are used to treat digestive disorders and stomach disorders like peptic ulcers and colitis.the infusion is used to treat dysentry and other stomach ailments. The fruits or berries are beneficial in treating asthma and  in reducing fever.      Sundakkai is known as turkey berry in English. The...

Naarthangai(Citron) pachadi

This is a different recipe I learnt from my grand mom and my mom. I should thank my school teacher cum neighbour (Alphonsa miss and George uncle) for giving us meyer lemon(A variety of lemon) everytime it ripens in their house.  So with that my grandma started making salted meyer lemons out of it. It is my grandpa’s favourite and...

Podi potta kuzhambu

Kuzhambu is a dish common in South india that is served as a side for the rice. They are made with dhal and tamarind extract. There are a wide variety of kuzhambu and I learnt this podi potta kuzhambu from my mom. Obviously it was her mom’s recipe. Though this is not made daily, when we are bored with Araithuvitta...

Tomato(thakkali) pachadi

Thakkali pachadi is an authentic kerala recipe made with tomatoes, coconut paste and red chillies. This is a very easy and simple recipe for the beginners. Whenever this is made, there is no left out. It is spicy as well as sweet. INGREDIENTS Tomatoes – 10 Salt – As required Turmeric powder – A pinch Jaggery – 2 tbsp For...

Milagu kuzhambu

Milagu kuzhambu is a spicy and tasty gravy. It can be made during rainy days and goes well with hot rice and pappadam. INGREDIENTS Tamarind -Lemon size Jaggery – 2 tsp Salt- As required For grinding Curry leaves – 5 arcs Peppercorns – 4 tsp Channa dhal – 4 tsp Urad dhal – 4 tsp Coriander seeds – 4 tsp...

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