Broken wheat payasam or gothambu pradhaman

Gothambu Payasam | Broken Wheat Kheer

Broken Wheat Payasam is a traditional Kerala dessert made with coconut milk, jaggery , broken wheat and spices. It is a delicious sweet treat that is served on special occasions.

Koottu Curry - Vegetable and Chick Pea Dish For Sadya

Kootu Curry – Vegetable and Bean Curry

Koottu Curry is an important part of the Kerala Sadya Menu. It Vegetables and black chickpeas and cooked and mixed together with coconut and spices. A spiced roasted coconut seasoning adds the final touch.

Semiya Payasam - Vermicelli Kheer

Semiya Payasam – Vermicelli Kheer

Semiya payasam or vermicelli kheer is one of the easiest Indian deserts to make. It is sweet , creamy and satisfying and often low on calories for a desert. Vermicelli noodles are cooked in milk and sweetened with sugar and flavored with cardamom .

The Onam Special Sambar - Varutahracha Sambar with roasted fresh spices

Varutharacha Sambar – Made With Fresh Roasted Coconut Spice Mix

Sambar is a spicy and tangy South Indian dish made with lentils and vegetables. This version of sambar is popular in Kerala and is usually made for special occasion meals like sadya. The mix of lentils and vegetables make it very nutritious and when paired with rice it becomes a complete meal.

Kerala Avial - A delicately spiced mix vegetable side dish

Kerala Avial – A Vegetarin’s Delight

Avial must be one of the most popular vegetarian dishes from Kerala. It is a vegetarian feast in itself and is an important part of the traditional festive meals – sadya. Avial is made with a dozen or more local vegetables and delicately flavored with coconut , turmeric and cumin.

Nei Payasam From Kerala

Nei Payasam – Food For The Gods And Indulgance For The Mortals

Nei Payasam is a cherished offering of Kerala temples. The gods love Nei Paysasam , so do the  devotees, the  non religious folks  and  even  the atheists.  Rice, ghee, and jaggery are the three main ingredients. These 3 blend together to create such incredible flavors that often times no other flavoring are needed !

Pumpkin and beans in a mild coconut curry

Erisseri – Savory Pumpkin Stew Kerala Style

Erisseri is a dish made with a vegetable usually pumpkin and beans. Cooked beans and and pumpkin is mixed together and flavored with ground coconut and spices. This dish is finished with seasoned oil, spices and toasted coconut.

Onathappan

Onam – Happy Times …

This is about Onam – the harvest festival of Kerala. This is more than just a show of plenty… read on to find out why it is so dear to me and many others.

Olan

Olan – Spice it Up , Just A Little

Olan is a very traditional kerala dish. It is mild and an integral of Sadya where very many varied curries are served with rice. It is almost like a palate cleanser helping you to transition and savor each dish .

Ada Pradhaman - Dairy free and gluten free kheer from Kerala

Ada Pradhaman

Ada pradhaman is dessert made with rice, coconut milk and jaggery. Rice noodles are cooked in coconut milk and jaggery making it delicious , creamy and nutritious. It is topped with fried coconut bits , nuts and raisins.

Parippu or Mund Dal Curry for Sadya

Parippu For Sadya- Mung Dal Kerala Style

Parippu  in Malayalam literally  translates  to  split beans or dal.  Mildly flavored Mung  dal  curry, simply  referred to as Parippu,  is  the  first  course  in a traditional Kerala  Sadya (feast).   There

Palada - Rice Noodle Kheer

Palada – Not the Humble Rice Pudding

Palada is a milk based kheer made with fresh rice noodles or ada . This is a gluten free dessert that is in a semi liquid form. The noodles are prepackaged or sometimes freshly made. The sweetened thick with bits of soft melt in the mouth ada is the perfect end to a traditional Kerala feast. Drink up the liquid and savor the ada by itself or mix it all up and enjoy by the spoonfuls !

How To Make Rice Ada For Kerala style pradhamans and payasams

Easy Method To Make Rice Ada For Payasam

Ada is fresh rice noodles. These are usually used to make kheers like palada or ada pradhaman. traditionally a thin batter of rice four is steamed just set and broken into flat noodle bits. it is gluten free and nut free. Fresh ada adds texture and body to the kheers and has a melt in the mouth quality to it.

Puli Inji - Sweet and sour Ginger pickle

Puli Inji – A Tongue Tickling Ginger Relish

Puli Inji literally translates to tangy ginger. This is a relish/pickle made with ginger and tamarind. Chilies and a few spices are added to the mix for extra flavor. Jaggery is used as the sweetener to take the edge of the spices. Sweet, tangy and spicy this is a dish that hits all the right notes .