Ada Pradhaman – Onam Special Recipe from Kerala

Ada Pradhaman – Onam Special Recipe from Kerala

An absolutely delicious kheer made with steamed rice flakes, coconut milk, and jaggery that is a must for the Sadya at Onam and Vishu.

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Aviyal - Mixed Vegetable Curry from Kerala

Avial | Aviyal (Mixed Vegetable Stew with Coconut, Cumin, Yogurt)

Aviyal or Avial – I can have this hearty, healthy, delicious mixed vegetable curry from Kerala all by itself as a meal.

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Vendakka Kichadi - Vishu Onam Sadya - Bhindi Raita - Bendakaya Perugu Pachadi

Vendakka Kichadi (Fried Okra in Coconut Flavoured Yogurt from Kerala)

April 15 was Vishu, the Malayalee New Year. I had planned an elaborate set of posts but did not get around to doing anything because work was very hectic as was my social life with engagements, weddings, and plays on the list. However, I am not the one to give in so

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Mambazha Pulissery or Mambazha Mor Kuzhambu

While I am loathe to corrupt my enjoyment of ripe mangoes as anything but fruit, there are a few dishes that I will make some concessions for. Topping that list is Mambazha Pulissery (aka Mambazha Mor Kootan or Mambazha  Mor Kuzhambu). I love the mix of sweet, sour and spicy tastes in the dish.

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Mathanga Erissery | Pumpkin and Black-Eyed Peas in a Coconut Gravy (Onam Sadya Recipe)

I make Mathanga Erissery often, but did not realise that I had not written about it till I read a comment by Sridevi of Coconut Craze on the Sri Lankan Pumpkin Curry that I posted recently. Both my parents migrated (independent of each other) from Andhra Pradesh to Mumbai in the early 1960s. Being

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Puli Inji or Inji Puli (Ginger, Tamarind, and Jaggery Relish)

Puli Inji (literally meaning Tamarind and Ginger) or Inji Puli as it is often called is a classic Kerala dish that explodes with flavour; the sourness of tamarind, the sweetness of jaggery, and of course, the bite of ginger. I first had Puli Inji many, many moons ago as a

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