Kerala

Indian, Kerala, Main Course, Sadya recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian dishes

Green plantains with channa (Kadala and kaaya thoran)

Thoran is a generic name (in Malayalam) for all vegetable dry dishes which have freshly grated coconut.  Kadala(black channa) and kaaya(green plantain) are both very ‘heavy’ ingredients and so this sabzi is really very filling (just like avail). However its a nice balance of carbs and proteins and so its like a meal in itself. […]

Avial (Mixed vegetable Stew)
Indian, Kerala, Main Course, Nightshade free, Sadya recipes, Vegetable dishes

Mixed vegetables in coconut sauce || Kerala ‘Avial’ (Vegan, Paleo, AIP)

  Avial (pronounced as Aveeh-ial) is a delicious and sumptuous mixed vegetable dish that is essentially very simple to make (if you follow the directions carefully!) I would say the only  complicated part of this dish is the use of many different vegetables and the different cooking times that they require.   Avial is made […]

Indian, Kerala, Main Course, Nightshade free, Sadya recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian dishes

Moru Kootan || Yoghurt and coconut curry || Kerala Moru Curry

Moru kootan is a very typical Kerala dish which is a yoghurt coconut curry where usually a vegetable like  green(raw) plantain or chembu (taro root) is cooked in a yoghurt /buttermilk (moru in malayalam) and coconut sauce.  ‘Kootan’ means any ‘curry’ that can be had with rice. When I first started cooking kerala dishes in […]