Chakka Puzhukku is a traditional dish from Kerala prepared with raw jackfruit and with some fresh spices. Chakka Vevichathu is common puzhukku preparation using unripe jackfruit during its season. It is often served as tea time snack, but it is also served as a side dish for the rice meal. This Chakka Puzhukku with hot black tea is a heavenly combination. ‘Puzhukku’ is a traditional dish prepared by boiling tuberous vegetables like tapioca, yam, purple yam, colocasia or unripe fruits like jackfruit or banana along with coconut and other spices. This is a traditional food and absolutely delicious ,healthy food . In some preparations, legumes are also added. Raw jackfruit is an absolute carbohydrate supplement for sugar patients as it has the capacity to reduce the sugar level in Diabetic patients. Jackfruit tree’s are found a lot in Kerala and in abundance. The fruit is consumed ripe and unripe.It’s seeds are also using in cooking. When ripe it’s very sweet and delicious. When it is served with hot rice, it is heaven. Chakka Vevichathu with Pork curry or Mutton curry is best combination. Do try this recipe for Chakka Puzhukku today at your home.
Kerala Kadachakka Masala is a simple and flavorful curry recipe of Kerala where the spices along with fresh kadachakka pieces are cooked. Breadfruit Masala is an easy to prepare dish. It is a flavorful Vegetarian dish, popular in Central Kerala; a great treat for Indian curry lovers. Mostly found in tropical areas, this nutritious Breadfruit is cooked when mature. It can be baked, cooked with spices or in curry. It tastes like non veg preparation. It is completely natural and traditional curry and also medium spicy curry. Breadfruit is very healthy vegetable and it helps to reduce cholesterol and lower blood pressure. Mainly it is used by Kerala and Karnataka people. Kerala Kadachakka Masala is an yummy curry with succulent bread fruit pieces tastes really nice when served with plain rice. It can also be eaten as a side dish for rotis and parathas too. You can try this Breadfruit Masala curry for a change. You can prepare this Kadachakka Masala for the guests also.Breadfruit is so called because the cooked fruit tastes similar to the baked breads. Do try this delicious recipe in your kitchen today.
Vellarikka Thoran is a traditional Kerala style curry prepared with Yellow cucumber , a small to medium sized oval shaped dark green cucumber with yellow stripes on it. Its also known as Mangalore cucumber, madras cucumber, Malabar cucumber. You can serve this as a side dish with rice or with a vegetarian Kerala main course like kalan curry or parippu curry or Kerala sambar. Cucumber Thoran is a coconut based stir fried or sautéed dish made with various veggies and beans. Various types of vegetable thorans are made in Kerala. Cabbage thoran or Beetroot thoran etc are also part of onam sadya meal. This palya or thoran is prepared using sambar cucumber, coconut and few other spices. You can prepare this simple curry within few minutes and serve. This Vellarikka Thoran is a famous dish in South Kerala. Try out this recipe today in your kitchen today.
Cauliflower Parotta is a crispy and tasty ones that no one can refuse to have. It is unleavened whole wheat flatbread stuffed with a spiced grated cauliflower filling. It is often made for breakfast in Punjabi homes as well as served in restaurants and Punjabi dhabas. This is another popular paratha from Punjab along with Aloo paratha, Paneer paratha and Onion paratha. It goes well with a simple raitha or pickle or just curd. Every home in north India has its own method of preparing the this using various stuffing and spices. These breads differ from area to area highlighting the variety of Indian culture and food habits. the bread is prepared with whole wheat flour dough to which spiced grated cauliflower mixture is stuffed. Try this simple dish at your home.
Vanpayar Vazhaipoo Thoran is a simple, healthy nutritious Kerala style stir fry prepared with banana flower, red cowpeas as main ingredients. This makes an awesome combination with rice and Vathakulambu or Kara Kuzhambu. In Kerala, most of the houses will have Banana trees in their backyard. Bananas, ripened or raw, the flower, the stem, everything is used for cooking. That is why this thoran brings nostalgic memories to many Keralites outside Kerala. It is highly nutritious and power packed with all vitamins, fibres and proteins. This thoran is very easy to prepare with the easily available ingredients in your kitchen. Red cow peas also has lots vitamins and proteins in it, which is necessary for our body. Do try this recipe today in your kitchen and enjoy with rice.
Avil Vegetables Idli | Poha Vegetables Idli is an easy and quick non fermented idli which can be enjoyed for breakfast or snacks by kids as well as adults. The soaking time around 1-2 hours. These are soft and fluffy as curd is added. Here we have used brown flattened rice which makes this dish more healthier. We have added few vegetables as it makes more filling and thats a great way sneak in veggies in our meals. you can use thick or thin poha. If you do not have idli rice, then use parboiled rice or sela chawal. You can also use any regular rice like sona masuri or parimal rice. also make sure that the urad dal is fresh and not close to its expiry date. You can use any vegetables of your choice.
Avarakkai Pasipparuppu | MoongDal BroadBeans Poriyall is very healthy and simple recipe do to. This Board beans or avarakkai is very familiar in south indian recipes. We do more recipe like sambhar, poriyal, we add in aviyal, kara kuzhambu etc., W have more type beans. In this board beans is different. Moongdal also very healthy. Its rich in protein and its control LDL so its highly nutrient. This avarkkai and pasiparuppu is combined gives very healthy to this recipe. We can have with rice or rotis. We cook this pasiparuppu or we can soak and add directly in this poriyal. So we can have this two type with different taste. This poriyal is simple with few ingredients like onion, chilli powder and coconut. This few makes more magic to this recipe. This is highly fiber and healthy poriyal in tamilnadu recipe. Now we can see this in detailed
Valam Puli Achar | Kerala Tamarind pickle is a sweet,sour and hot pickle prepared by mixing melted jaggery and tamarind with some spices. It has a unique taste according to the way of preparation,today i would love to share the authentic Valam Puli Achar,which is one of my mom’s staple recipe. Those of you have not tasted it do give a try and you will be hooked. This is the traditional way of making tamarind pickle. You can also make this pickle using garlic and ginger. These pickles can be stored in air tight bottles for up to 2 or 3 months. The sour taste of tamarind and the heat of the spices used can help in giving a delicious taste. The polyphenols in tamarind have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These can protect against diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Please find a details recipe for Kerala Tamarind pickle.
Watermelon Peel Pickle is a different pickle made with outer layer or the skin of the watermelon, which is usually not consumed. If you thought the watermelon rind was just for the compost bin, think again! This old-fashioned recipe from down south takes what we usually discard when eating this summer fruit and makes it into a sweet treat. So the next time you are cubing watermelon for a salad or making it into melon balls, save the rind to make these pickles. It is delicious by itself as a winter treat or as a condiment with turnip greens or turkey and cornbread dressing. Begin preparing the pickles at least three days before you plan to serve them.
Beetroot Masala Curry is a simple one pot flavoured curry which goes well with reic, chapathi, poori etc. It is a nutrient side dish or curry made with the goodness of beetroot cooked together in an aromatic green gram dal with added spices. This is a different method from usually prepared ways, in which coconut is used for binding. It is another interesting recipe which can be made with beetroot instead of our regular stir fries. It is very easy and simple to prepare with minimal ingredients. It tastes delicious with rice and sambar /rasam/ curd and can even be had with rotis. It’s an economical dish, using simple ingredients . It serves well as part of selection of other complimentary foods