Nendran Chips Recipe|Kerala Banana Chips|Ethakka Upperi

Nendran Chips Recipe:

Nendran Chips recipe is from my husband and he is the one who is a master in making the perfect crispy non-oily banana wafers. It has been a year since I clicked this and here I am posting it with Onam approaching. The pure smell and flavour of coconut oil with these chips is heavenly and you will be tempted to try them when to travel to Kerala and Tirunelveli/Courtallam. Mom makes all variety of chips at just a breeze with the wooden traditional cutter. Continue reading “Nendran Chips Recipe|Kerala Banana Chips|Ethakka Upperi”

mambazha mor kuzhambu

Mambazha Mor Kuzhambu Recipe|Mango Yogurt Curry

Mambazha Mor Kuzhambu Recipe:

Mambazha Mor Kuzhambu Recipe with step by step images and detailed procedure

Last weekend when I was casually looking my WhatsApp, this mambazha mor kuzhambu recipe by my beloved friend Sridevi who is a wildlife photographer and a big-time elephant enthusiast. I always struggle with mor kulambu but I love it, especially this version from amma. The picture she had shared was so tempting and I asked her for the recipe. She detailed me the recipe in no time and it became our yummy lunch today. I made slight variations to the recipe 🙂

Continue reading “Mambazha Mor Kuzhambu Recipe|Mango Yogurt Curry”

Kerala Style Payaru Curry

Kerala Style Payaru Curry|Green Gram Curry|Cherupayaru Curry

Kerala Style Payaru Curry:

How did you like the sweet potato wedges recipe? I am so happy with the response. It is the feedback you give which makes me keep doing more and helps me stay in track. Today’s recipe is Kerala Style side dish with Green Gram or Whole Moong-Kerala Style Payaru Curry. Continue reading “Kerala Style Payaru Curry|Green Gram Curry|Cherupayaru Curry”

tofu polichathu

Tofu Polichathu|Kerala Style Tofu Cooked in Banana Leaf

Tofu Polichathu:
There was a contest in one of the facebook groups called “Roasts and Grinds” and the winning recipes will be the guest posts of my blog in the coming weeks. We had called for healthy recipes with tofu/mushroom/soya and healthy baking recipes. I have already posted the recipe of tofu bhurji. The below recipe of “Tofu Polichathu” is from Mrs Gayathry Shivaji.I have not edited any of her content. The recipe looked so healthy, easy and very innovative to me. Thank you so much for the recipe and your participation.
I have been inviting guest posts to my blog after publishing 100 recipes to honour all friends and supporters. So here is my personal invite to each of you out there“I invite pure vegetarian recipes with mushrooms/soya chunks /tofuor any healthy baked goodie or any of your family’s traditional recipe. Whoever is interested, please write to me at with ingredients, detailed recipe and step by step images(at-least two to three final images). I will be happy and honoured to post the same on my blog. ”

Continue reading “Tofu Polichathu|Kerala Style Tofu Cooked in Banana Leaf”

kerala kadala curry


Kerala Kadala Curry:

Kadala Curry with puttu/aapam/idiyappam is one of the yummiest and very common breakfast combos of Kerala. These combos are so filling and very healthy too. I have tried n number of variations of this recipe but this one was loved by my hubby(My MasterChef) , so posting it here. There is one more reason to post. This is the only time I had captured the entire recipe with a decent final picture. Most of the times, I miss clicking step by step pictures because of my rapid cooking sessions. Being a mother of a toddler I had always thought of quickly finishing kitchen works and rushing to see what my son was upto.I hear him cry/scream/fall/break/throw only when I am engaged with any work. But actually, he would be silently doing his job. This is not imagination but hallucination(Effect of Bigg Boss) associated with MOTHERHOOD(LOL).I am sure every mommy would undergo this daily.  I definitely should agree that I am not a great photographer or an excellent food stylist. I am more of a person who looks for the health quotient of a dish rather than the looks.I am very gradually improving myself and trying to learning to click better. Thanks to each and everybody who is continuously motivating me in this journey of learning. Coming to the recipe,I served this with Bajra/Pearl Millet/Kambu Idiyappam/String Hoppers.It was so tasty and very filling.If you get a chance to visit Kerala don’t miss their delicacies.Oh how I miss Kerala and my dear neighbours!

Continue reading “KERALA KADALA CURRY”

kappa curry

Tapioca Curry|Kappa Puzhukku|Kappa Vevichathu-Kerala Cuisine

Tapioca Curry|Kappa Puzhukku|Kappa Vevichathu

My heartfelt Onam wishes to each of you 🙂

Onam is a colourful festival of Kerala which is celebrated with loads fun,colour and gaiety . And off course Onam Sadhya. I wanted to try some traditional dishes of Kerala by taking recipes from my neighbours and family friends here and give a try before Onam.But due to several travels I couldn’t try many>I have tried puttu,aapam,few brown rice dishes & payasam.But never clicked.I am beginning by set of posts under Kerala Cuisine with this “Mashed Tapioca Curry”(I did not mash since my LO enjoyed picking the pieces and eating) which was the first dish which just attracted me with its looks in the initial days after our transfer to Kochi. I was totally doubtful about it(thinking it would be a non-veg dish).Recently this Tapioca Curry|Kappa Puzhukku|Kappa Vevichathu was shared to me by one of our family friends.I just modified slightly and attempted it yesterday.It just turned out great and myself & my son had it for our meal.I am adding the recipe in the way I tried and also adding the steps to make in the traditional way in the P.S section.

Here is the album of some healthy(No sugar/milk/maida added) festive recipes.

Continue reading “Tapioca Curry|Kappa Puzhukku|Kappa Vevichathu-Kerala Cuisine”