Onam Special Dishes

Green Gram Dal Payasam/ Moong Dal Payasam/ Cherupayar Parippu Pradhaman

Green Gram Dal Payasam/ Moong Dal Payasam/ Cherupayar Parippu Pradhaman

In Kerala, ‘Payasam’ is made during the festivals like ‘Onam’ and ‘Vishu’.  There are so many different varieties of Payasams.  ‘Moong dal Payasam’ is a favorite of my family and I also make it to celebrate birthdays of my loved ones. ‘Cherupayar Parippu Pradhaman’ is off to

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Kalan/ Raw Banana Curry with Yoghurt

Kalan/ Raw Banana Curry with Yoghurt

‘Kalan’ is an authentic Kerala dish which is served for ‘Onasadhya’.  It can be made with raw bananas, yam or with a combination of raw bananas and yam.  It goes well with steamed rice. This traditional Kerala recipe goes to Shanthi for the event ” State Specials”

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Mango Pickle

Mango Pickle

Mango season is here and this is the right time to enjoy them by making variety dishes out of them.  It is also good that you pickle them, so that you can enjoy Mangoes even when the season is over.  Here is a recipe for ‘Mango Pickle’

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Chawal Ki Kheer (Pal Payasam/Rice Pudding)

Chawal Ki Kheer (Pal Payasam/Rice Pudding)

‘Chawal ki Kheer’ or ‘Rice pudding’ is a favorite among kids.  In Kerala it is known as ‘Pal Payasam’.  Rice, milk and almonds makes this a healthy dessert for children! I am sending this to Trupti who is hosting the event ‘Cooking for Kids: Rice event’ which

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Cabbage-Carrot Thoran

Cabbage-Carrot Thoran

Ingredients Cabbage – 1/2 shredded Carrots – 2 chopped Grated coconut – 3/4 cup Onion – 1 sliced Garlic – 1 chopped Green chillies – 4 chopped Curry leaves – 2 sprigs Mustard seeds – 1 tsp Cumin seeds/jeera – 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

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Lime Pickle

This is a Kerala Style Lime Pickle. Lime Pickle is often served with rice and curries in Malayalee homes. There are different versions of Lime Pickle. This is my style of making it. Lovely Zlamushka of burntmouth is hosting the event a spoonful of Christmas. For the

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Kerala Banana Pulisseri

Nendhrapazha Pulisseri Pulisseri is a famous Kerala dish. Here I have made the Pulisseri using ripe Kerala Bananas called Nendhrapazham or Ethapazham. It is a sweet and sour dish and is so yummy! This is my entry for JFI hosted by Mandira. What you need: Ripe Kerala

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Chakka Varatti and Aval Pradhaman

This is a special payasam made with chakka varatty (jackfruit jam) and aval (rice flakes). When you add jaggery and coconut milk, the payasam is called pradhaman. My husband had brought me three packets of Sara’s precooked chakka varatti from Kochi. I had some aval at home,

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GBP – Bitter Gourd Thoran

I like growing vegetables in my compound. In February, I had a good harvest of Pumpkins from my backyard. This inspired me to grow Bitter Gourd this time. In April, I sowed the seeds, which were bought from a nursery. It began to give yield from last

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Avial

Avial is a famous Kerala vegetarian recipe. Is is one of the essential items served in ‘Onasadhya’!  A variety of vegetables like drumstick, carrot, yam, pumpkin, string beans and snake gourd are used to make this recipe. In fact, you can use whatever vegetables are there in

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