Category Archives: Kerala recipe

Mulakushyam/Cabbage & lentil coconut curry

Mulakushyam is a simple curry made using lentil and different vegetables in a coconut gravy. I first tasted this curry when my mother-in-law made it. Being an expert with dishes from Palakkad, in Kerala where this curry originated, she used … Continue reading

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Original neiappam/ Rice fritters

On Wednesday, there was this strong urge to post something. I had soaked rice to make Neiappam, the previous night because there was a special request to make it. It is a sweet celebration snack that evokes lovely memories. But … Continue reading

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Steamed rice cake and chickpeas curry/Puttu and kadala curry

It is a shame if I don’t write about Puttu and Kadala. It is like bread and butter in Kerala. I have eaten it all throughout my life and can connect it with many stories, old sayings, humorous and real … Continue reading

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Olan/Ash gourd curry in coconut milk

Creamy coconut Kumbalanga curry! Olan is a very simple Kerala curry with less cooking and a great, fresh taste. It has few ingredients and has a crunch very close to a salad. Ash gourd and cow peas are the main … Continue reading

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Vegetarian version of Mathi mulakittathu /Spicy hot curry with fried bitter gourd

Dried bitter gourd curry (Vegetarian version) Mathi Mulakittathu is a very spicy curry which is a signature Kerala dish to accompany Tapioca or cooked rice. Mathi is Sardine, a very nutritious oily fish with a distinct fishy smell and high … Continue reading

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Grandma’s curry/Nadan curry

Garden fresh vegetable curry! My grandmother was a very thrifty woman and made food for an army with ingredients mainly from her garden. She raised 8 kids and had to feed the helpers who worked in our farm. She was … Continue reading

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