Vegetarian dishes

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

South Indian Lentil and vegetable curry || Kerala Sambhaar || South Indian Tangy Vegetable Stew

    Sambhaar is a spicy and tangy curry (soup) made of lentils and vegetables.  This is a curry that is typical ‘South Indian’ cuisine and each of the four southern states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala have their slightly different versions of sambhaar. Sambhaar is eaten with rice but most commonly […]

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. […]

Indian, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetable dishes, Vegetarian dishes

Okra and Mushroom masala

Okra,also called as Lady’s finger or Bhindi (in India) is becoming a popular health food now due to its high fiber, vitamin C, and folate content. Okra is also known for being high in antioxidants. Okra is also a good source of calcium and potassium. Further, okra is known for harnessing a superior fiber, which helps with digestion and is really beneficial for those who […]

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 […]