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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Kalan – Onam Sadya Special

Onam, one of Kerala’s most important festivals, is just around the corner. It has always been my wish to cook  a full sadya (festive meal) on Onam but for assorted reasons it has not been possible. This year too, I will be away at a Gruhapravesham on Onam and so making

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Olan – A Recipe for Onam Sadya Recipe

Some of the my favourite dishes are Kerala; perhaps because I love all things coconut so much. This is one reason I love Onam Sadya so much. It is one time when I can several of my favourite foods all at one time. A couple of weeks ago, I had some coconut milk and

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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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