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Spinach / Cheera Thoran

Spinach / Cheera Thoran

Spinach/Cheera is grown in most of the South Indian states, especially in Kerala. In some parts of Kerala, Spinach/Cheera  is cultivated commercially. Cheera can be grown without much care, thus cheera is seen growing in most of […]

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Indian Gooseberry / Amla juice

Indian Gooseberry / Amla juice

Indian Gooseberry  is commonly called as Amla. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Amla has got a lot health benefits, such as it used for high cholesterol, diabetes, pain and […]

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Moong Bean Thoran / Cherupayar Thoran

Moong Bean Thoran / Cherupayar Thoran

Serves: 4

No wonder why most of the Keralites like cherupayar thoran, as most of them are  health conscious and they know what they eat and why they eat. Cherupayar dishes feature every household and, it accompanies […]

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Semiya Payasam / Vermicelli Kheer

Semiya Payasam / Vermicelli Kheer

This Indian dessert is so much from Kerala, when this is made traditionally- Oh My God!, this can so nerve breaking. I always had a very much of an appreciating palate whenever semiya payasam was made […]

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Pineapple Pulissery

Pineapple Pulissery

Serves: 4

Pineapple pulissery is my favorite for many reasons- it’s fruity flavor, sweet after taste and it’s mild with boiled rice. A simple dish and yet it’s  so delicious. Very vibrant in color and a common […]

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Onion -Tomato -Coconut chutney

Onion -Tomato -Coconut chutney

Typical Thiruvananthapuram style oniontomato-coconut chutney. Grated coconut is added to this recipe and it’s totally different from traditionally made oniontomato chutney’s. Perfect side dish for  Dosa and good with Idli and Uthappam too, for those […]

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Casarecee marinara

Casarecee marinara

Casarecce means “home made”, from the island of Sicily. Casarecce is a shorty, wide strip of pasta loosely rolled like a scroll and it’s distinctive shape is perfect for capturing every drop of sauce. Bone […]

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Cabbage thoran

Cabbage thoran

Cabbage thoran is one of the most popular thorans amidst Keralites. Cabbage thoran is a standard side dish for all sadyas- sadya means banquet in Malayalam. For Sadya, a variety of traditional vegetarian dishes are […]

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Ivy gourd / Kovakka Stir-Fry

Ivy gourd / Kovakka Stir-Fry

Well, when you have no time and intend to make some thing really tasty, then ivy gourd stir-fry is the best dish to go for.. A very healthy stir-fry made of Ivy gourd/kovakka/tindly. Made with […]

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Kumbalanga/Ash Gourd Thoran

Kumbalanga/Ash Gourd Thoran

Kumbalanga or Ash gourd or White gourd or Winter melon thoran is distinctively delicious and is not as common as many other side  dishes such as aviyal or sambar.. The recipe is very simple and […]

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