Vazhakkai Podimas | Raw Banana curry

raw banana curry , vazhakkai podimas

There are so many ways to cook raw plantains , but we prefer this podimas , which is nothing but grated raw plantains spiced mildly with minimal ingredients . The raw plantains may be pressure coked or in a pan , i prefer the open cooking as the plantains need to be removed from hot… 

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Beet Root Pachadi ( Kerala Festival recipe |Raita )

Beetroot Pachadi is one of the side dishes  or a dip prepared during the festive lunch  of Onam, Vishu and even for Tamil New Year . Pachadi in the South Indian version is basically a grated , cooked  vegetable used to mix with yogurt, and a spiced coconut ground paste is added to give a… 

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Mathanga Eriseri | Yellow pumpkin ( Vishu Sadya Recipe )

Erisei , Vishu sadya recipe ,Mathanga Eriseri , yellow pumpkins eriseri

This is a popular dish from Kerala and is almost always prepared as part of the Sadya. The varieties of making eriseri are many and combination with different vegetables. The most popular erisseri made are the chena (yam) and green plantain (vazhakkai),the yelllow pumpkin/mathanga erisseri.The recipe given below is for the yellow pumpkin/mathanga.   Ingredients:… 

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Pani varagu Menthiyam Dosa | Proso millets and methi seeds dosa

millets dosa, proso millets methi dosa

Millets and fenugreek !! There cannot be a more healthier mix to make delicious soft, porous , crispy edged  and soft centred dosas  to satisfy all dosa lovers  .  The  scent of the ground fenugreek seeds  and the amazing  colour of the dosa is sure tempting .If you are a die hard dosa fanatic, then… 

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Olan ( Kerala Vishu Sadya Recipe with winter melon )

Olan, kerala vishu sadya recipe

Olan is a family favorite and I make it  as often as possible . With the simplicity of preparation and the ingredients it can be made many times and will not be overpowering as the flavors of the coconut milk is so subtle, creamy and any age can enjoy this easy dish without any health… 

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Karadayan Nombu ( Karadayan adai )..March 2019

This year the date for karadayan  Nombu  15 March 2019 date  is between 5:15 AM and 5:45 AM on March 15 before sunrise (India Standard Time). The exact time of Panguni month beginning is at 5:40 AM on March 15. savithri nombu, karadayan nombu..Savithri pleading with Lord Yama to save her husbands life Karadayan Nonbu… 

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CURRY LEAVES KOZHAMBU | KARUVEPILLAI KOZHAMBU

curry leaves kozhambu

The humble curry leaf is packed with incredible nutrients to combat so many ailments and diseases that it’s no wonder our moms and grandmas included it in as many dishes as  possible mainly as a garnishing and even added some in rasam podi and sambar podi while grinding the podi in bulk . Sadly we… 

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