Moong dal-Palak Curry/ Cherupayar Parippu Palak curry -kerala style

മലയാളത്തിൽ വായിക്കാം This is  a no brainier recipe , something that is made in every household in south India. May be the exception could be using Cheera/Amaranthus instead of Palak leaves. So as I have said earlier ,the easiest recipes are the difficult to pull out in taste. you know why?? Its because of the…

Ivy gourd /Kovakka Stir -fry

മലയാളത്തിൽ വായിക്കാം Ivy gourd/Kovakka was one vegetable that I have had  almost all of my school days ! 😀  My school lunch was always simple , rice accompanied by a moru kachiyathu and kovakka mezhukkupuratti/stir fry. And Ivy gourd was the only vegetable that I liked at that point of time.This Stir fry is comparatively…

Mixed Vegetable Thoran

A mixed thoran is easy when you want to incorporate 2-3 veggies  in your diet. This thoran has the goodness of raw banana/nendrakaya, carrots, ivy gourd /kovakka and perhaps, the only work involved is cutting all these vegetables, because after which it literally take less than 15 minutes to make this easy and tasty thoran….

Easy Broccoli Garlic Stir fry

Broccoli, the exotic vegetable is very much loved by M&m, being one of those costly vegetable we rarely bought this good guy , so chances of experimenting were too less. Now , as we go to a nearby market to fulfill our weekly menu, we could easily grab as many Broccoli as possible for less…

Mint/Pudina Chutney

CLICK HERE, TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE 1 MINUTE VIDEO BEFORE READING THE RECIPE !! Food that looks mind blowing need not be healthy  also food that is healthy need not be tasty too. It’s a universal problem. But, this is not the case always 😉  you could make healthy yet tasty dishes in…

Unnipindi /Banana Stem upperi

CLICK HERE TO READ RECIPE IN MALAYALAM!! Normally we tend not to give much value to things   that are readily and abundantly available 😉   This was so me few years back , until I realized  nothing could beat those vegetables which I grew up eating a lot.This includes Banana flower/Kudappan, Chembin Thalu/thandu, Kachil,…

Easy Carrot-Beans Mezhukupuratti/Stir fry

An easy stir fry for your lunch/ dinner. Steam the veggies for 10 minutes to make the process easy . You could also add potatoes to this stifry. I have tried to add a quick video also for easy reference.Would be glad to know if you wish to see more such videos in future 😉…

Cheera/ Red Amaranthus Thoran

Red Amaranthus variety that we get in Kerala is totally different from that we get here in Karnataka. So after so many trials we stopped buying this  leafy vegetable here. But, this  leafy vegetable is much liked by M and little M. He finally started  growing them in our balcony 😉 So, this balcony fresh…

A vegetable Melange- Relative of Avial

No, this not the regular avial! Keeping the procedure same ,I have used other variety  of vegetables for this avial. I planned to make avial but I was  in short of many veggies So, I tried to give a shot with few other veggies.Because the ultimate aim is to incorporate some vegetables in our diet…

Potato- Carrot Mezhukupuratti/stir fry

Potato is a family favourite 😀  and so is carrot , the favourite of two boys in my family  😉 So this mezhukupuratti/ stir fry is a family favourite too. This an easy mezhukkupuratti for lunch/ dinner. You can either use big onion /savola or shallots for this.Whenever I have time I use shallots as…

Kadachakka/ Breadfuit mezhukupuratti

This is yet another simple and tastiest side dish made with Breadfruit. Kadachakka is not that easy to find even in Kerala, its also most sought after vegetable during its season. This recipe may be common in most Malayali households as its one of the easiest dish that could be made with Breadfruit. The recipe…

Raw Pappaya Stirfry / Kappanga thoran

Omakkaya/Kappanga/Kapplanga , Papaya has various names as it travel across Kerala.We can make curries, stir fries, thoran  and even dessert with raw Papaya. Pappaya plant can be seen in every nook and corner of Kerala, a fresh raw papaya from the plant will look like this.Not every papaya will have seeds inside it, it will…

An Easy Achinga payar Ularthiyathu.

Achingapayar or Long yard beans in english is mainly used in aviyal. We also make mezhukuppuratti with this along with raw banana. But this Ularth is different from all that.It uses no extra fancy ingredient other than green chillies! 😀 I have used local/nadan variety of long yard beans which is readily  available in every vegetable store in Kerala,…

Mixing two unusual veggies… Cauliflower and beans thoran!

I decided to make a thoran for lunch and I chose cauliflower for that.But, as I opened my fridge I was shocked to realise that I was left with only half of it. Of course, half a cauliflower would do nothing for us! 😀 I searched for another vegetable to add along with it to…