Kanyakumari Style Vendakka Aviyal

An easy side dish that is healthy and delicious to be served with steamed rice! Ingredients:Vendakka/ladies finger/okra – 1/2 kg, cut into medium rounds Grated coconut – 1/2 cup Onion-1, thinly slicedShallots – 5-6, thinly sliced Garlic- 3 pods Green chilies- 2, finely chopped Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp Curry leaves –

Ragi Idli / Finger Millet Fluffy Steamed Cakes

Healthy and nutritious packed breakfast from South Indian cuisine! Ingredients: Ragi powder – 1/2 cupRava/semolina/sooji- 1/2 cup Urad dal- 1/2 cup Water- As needed Salt- To taste Method: Soak the urad dal in water for 2-3 hours. Grind itinto a smooth paste adding little water. In a bowl, add the urad dal paste, ragi powder,

Gutti Dondakaya Vepudu/ Andhra Style Stuffed Tindora Masala Curry

This is one of the delicious & spicy Andhra style recipes where ivy gourds are stuffed with a spicy masala and fried and makes for a good side with rice or chapati. Ingredients: Tindora/ivy gourd – 300 g Groundnuts – 2 tbsp Grated coconut – 1/2 cup Sesame seeds – 1/2 tsp Ginger-garlic paste –

ഏത്തപ്പഴം ഇലയട / Steamed Plantain-Rice Parcels

A traditional Kerala delicacy encased in a dough of rice flour + plantain, layered with sweet fillings, & steamed in banana leaf! Ingredients:Ripe plantains-3, steamed Rice flour- 2 cups Grated coconut- 1 cup Jaggery powder- 1/2 cup Cardamom powder – 1 tsp Sesame seeds- 1/2 tsp Salt- To taste Water- As needed Banana leaves- As

Street Food Style Mutta Dosa

Egg Dosa-fermented crepes made from rice batter & lentils and topped with the goodness of eggs make this a perfect protein rich breakfast! Ingredients: Dosa Batter- 1/2 cup Eggs/Mutta- 3 Black pepper powder-1 tsp Ghee/clarified butter-As needed Salt – To taste Method: In a small bowl, beat the egg with salt and pepper. Keep this

Green Peas Kuzhi Paniyaram

Packed with flavors, this healthy snack is quick & easy to make for your loved ones! Ingredients:Dosa batter- 1 cupBoiled green peas – 1 cupCarrot – 1, finely gratedOnion – 1, finely choppedGreen chilies-2Garlic – 5-6 clovesGinger – 1 inchSemolina – 3 tbspChaat Masala powder – 1 tspTurmeric powder- 1/4 tspRed chili flakes – 1/2

കോവക്ക തോരൻ / Ivy Gourd (Tindora ) Stir Fry With Coconut

A simple delicious & healthy stir fry recipe that goes well with a bowl of steamed rice!   Ingredients:Kovakka/ivy gourd/tindora – 1/2 kgShallots/pearl onions – 10, finely choppedGreen chilies -3, finely choppedGrated coconut -1/2 cupTurmeric powder – 1/2 tspMustard seeds-1/4 tspToor dal-1/4 tspUrad dal- 1/4 tspCurry leaves – A sprigOil – As neededSalt- To taste

കണ്ണൂരിന്റെ അവൽ ഇസ്‌തിരി / Kannur Style Aval Isthiri

Inspired from a You Tube video, this is an interesting breakfast recipe that is super easy & nutritious! Ingredients: Aval/poha- 1 cup Sev- 1/2 cup Banana – 1, cut into thin slices Sugar- As needed Warm milk- 1/2 cup Method: In a bowl, add the aval, sev, banana slices, sugar, & milk. Mix well and

ടോഫു പൊള്ളിച്ചത് …..കഴിച്ചോളൂ …കഴിച്ചോളൂ …. Tofu wrapped & cooked in a package made of banana leaves!!!!

An incredibly flavorful classic Kerala delicacy, recreated with a new vegetarian star ingredient-“tofu”- marinated in a blend of spices & sealed in a banana leaf, infusing all the flavors into the soft juicy bean curd slices! Ingredients: Tofu/Paneer- 250 g, cut into small cubesOnion- 1, thinly slicedTomato- 1, finely choppedGreen chilies- 2, finely choppedGarlic –

Savory Beetroot Paniyarams

Gorgeous pink colored savory dumplings that can be made part of a healthy breakfast or snack! Ingredients: Beetroot -1 cup, finely gratedDosa batter – 2 cupsOnion-1, finely choppedGinger-garlic paste- 1 tspMustard seeds- 1/4 tspDry red chili flakes – 1/2 tspCurry leaves- A small sprig, finely choppedCoriander leaves- A small bunch, finely choppedSalt- To tasteOil- As