This is an easy to make ,healthy and tasty pasta dish. Penne pasta is cooked in creamy white sauce with spinach. This can be served as a complete meal or as a snack. A favorite among kids.
Egg is cooked in thick coconut gravy.This dish is easy to make and can be served as side dish with rice. Mutta avial is a traditional kerala side dish with all the richness of avial (mix of vegetables in coconut sauce)and eggs.It best pairs with appam /Idiyappam and also serves a great side dish for rice too.This is a mildly spicy dish which even kids can enjoy too and a very healthy one too.
Cherupayar Thoran is a delicious stir fry prepared from Green Gram. Cherupayar Thoran is a very popular and traditional dish in Kerala, very simple and humble, enjoyed with kanji or rice gruel. This is a protein rich food at the same time very relaxing and soothing for your tummy. Also termed Moong Dal Stir Fry, the dish is very economical and affordable for all sections of society. This is one of the easiest of dishes that requires very minimum ingredients too. Moong Dal Stir Fry is a favorite with kids too as they find it not too hot and spicy. This dish should be included in your menu chart and should be prepared at least once a week. You can explore a well detailed and illustrated recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.
Kerala Idli Podi / Dosa podi is a side dish which is served along with idli / dosa made with a mixture of urad dal, channa dal, and various other spices. Kerala Idli podi or milagai podi,how we call it is a dry spicy powder mixed with ghee or sesame oil, used as an accompaniment for Idli and dosas. This is very aromatic, flavorful, spicy and tasty powder a lot better than the store bought one. It is also used as a chutney substitute while travelling or for tiffin or lunch boxes. Basically this podi is a dry powder made with lentils and red chilies. There is some spiciness and heat in a typical milagai podi. There is a variation of idli podi called as gun powder which is spicy and includes more red chilies as well as garlic.