Kerala style mixed vegetable curry with coconut
Kerala special Tapioca(Kappa) or Jackfruit(Chakka) curry
Kerala Parippu Curry is a Sadhya styled traditional dish, very popular in Kerala. The spicy, aromatic dish is a favorite with all especially kids. This is one of the easiest dishes that can be prepared in a jiffy, when time is short and you want to prepare something healthy and nutritious for your family. Red gram dal is the main ingredient for the tasty dish. The dish goes well with rice and ghee combination. Pressure cooked dal is blended with a spicy coconut mixture and seasoned. Parippu Curry is rich in protein and other vital nutrients and is thus a healthy nutritious dish especially for growing up kids. Kids love the rice dal combination. No Sadhya is ever complete without Parippu Curry.
Chakkakuru(Jackfruit seeds) & Pavakka(Bittergourd) fry
Pavakka Varuthathu, a crispy, fried side dish in Kerala menu. It is a crunchy, delicious side dish for rice and sambar. The sourness you expect is replaced by a powerful spice mix. Pavakka is one of the less loved vegetable because of its bitter taste. But you can make the kids to eat by preparing this way. It is a simple dish prepared with easily available ingredients.
Theeyal made with Bitter gourd(pavakka) and Small onions(Kunjulli)
Pulinkari is prepared with toor dal and any one of a variety of vegetables depending on what is seasonal. The usual veggies that are used are winter melon, unripe pappaya, cucumber (vellarikka), tomatoes, taro root and drum sticks. You can replace tamarind with mangoes as the souring agent if you are using cucumber or drumsticks. as the name implies, is a tasty and tangy curry for rice, made using Puli or tamarind with vegetables and coconut. There are a few variations of this curry. With a few ingredients, this quick dish only takes 25 minutes to prepare and has a tangy taste. You can prepare this dish on a busy day cause it wont take much of your time and serve it along with white rice, any vegetable stir fry and papad. This pulinkari is made without coconut made using lightly sweet vegetables like pumpkin, jackfruit or ashgourd.