RED COCONUT CHUTNEY

RED COCONUT CHUTNEY

Chutney is a popular Indian condiment that comes in countless flavors, forms, and textures. the dish is simply a matter of crushing and bringing together a bunch of ingredients and flavors. In it’s present form, coconut and red chillies are ground and seasoned to make this bright and delicious chutney

ARISI UPMA KOZHAKATTAI|PIDI KOZHAKATTAI

ARISI UPMA KOZHAKATTAI|PIDI KOZHAKATTAI

Arisi Upma Kozhakkatai or Pidi Kozhakkatai is a lesser-known gem in the traditional South-Indian breakfast item arena. Pidi means to grasp or hold and so these are twice-cooked savory dumplings that are made up of rice, lentils and seasoning and hand-moulded into their oblong persona.

ELAVAN MOLAGOOTAL (ASH GOURD STEW)

ELAVAN MOLAGOOTAL (ASH GOURD STEW)

Molagootal is a healthy, wholesome and honest dish that is made up of vegetables, lentils and coconut. In today’s version, the star vegetable is White pumpkin/Ash gourd/Elavan.

MATHAN KOOTU/ RED PUMPKIN CURRY

MATHAN KOOTU/ RED PUMPKIN CURRY

Thickly cubed pumpkin is stewed in salt, water, jaggery and turmeric powder, thickened with a fine puree of coconut and red chillies and finished off with a tempering of mustard seeds, curry leaves and a lone red chilli.

“AMMA”ZING MAA LAADU

“AMMA”ZING MAA LAADU

Maa Laadu is a simple yet delightfuly satisfying laddu made out of Pottu Kadalai or Roasted Bengal gram dal flour, sugar, ghee, a touch of cradomom and a speck of cashews

MAA LAADU

MAA LAADU

Maa Laadu is a simple yet delightfully satisfying laddu made out of Pottu Kadalai or Roasted Bengal gram dal flour, sugar, ghee, a touch of cardamom and a speck of cashews

Ribbon Pakodam

Ribbon Pakodam

A crunchy snack, Ribbon pakodas are made using rice flour, gram flour and seasonings. They’re easy to make, delicious to eat and have an addictive quality about them!

Amma Inikki Ribbon Pakodam Pannina (Amma made Ribbon Pakodam today!)

Amma Inikki Ribbon Pakodam Pannina (Amma made Ribbon Pakodam today!)

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KEERAI MOLAGOOTAL

KEERAI MOLAGOOTAL

Keerai Molagootal is a classic Palakkad Iyer dish that is delicious, honest, and wholesome. It is an amalgam of coarsely pureed greens, toor dal (Tuvaram Paruppu), and coconut.

BEANS PORIYAL

BEANS PORIYAL

Poriyal or Poduthuval as we call it in my family is a dry side-dish made of vegetables. For this delicious beans poriyal, chopped beans are cooked in a little oil seasoned with mustard seeds and urad dal and it’s finished off with a sprinkling of coconut-green chilies- Jeeragam (Cumin seeds) blend.