Saturday, October 1, 2011

September 2011 Kerala Kitchen Round-up

I am honoured to present before you the yummilicious round-up of Kerala Kitchen for the month of September.Onam was celebrated in much pomp and glory during the month so there are an array of traditional dishes for you.

Kerala cuisine is incomplete without non-vegetarian dishes but Easycooking is a Vegetarian blog:).Since I forgot to mention in the rules about this and since it would not be fair if I do not publish the non-veg entries,you can see non-veg dishes for the first time in this blog.This,of course is a one off situation:)

Without further ado,let me present the round-up.

Vegetarian Side-dishes

Ramya of Ramya's recipes sent in a Moong dal with coconut curry

Ramya's second entry is Pineapple Pachadi

Ramya's third entry is Ulli Sambhar

Kaveri of Palakkad Chamayal sent in a Beans and Carrot Thoran

Kaveri's second entry is Kaalan

Kaveri's third entry is Avial

Vidhya of A portion to share sends in Carrot Thoran

NK of Foodie corner sends in Ethakka Pineapple Pachadi

Julie of Erivum Puliyum sends in Thamaravalayam Pachadi

Julie's second entry is Mambazha Pulisheri

Julie's third entry is Paneer Green Onion Thoran

Sobha of Good Food sends in Soya Chunks Stew

Rose of Magpie's recipe sends in Red Moong and Squash Erisseri

Swapna of Swapna's Cuisine sends in Chakkakuru Maanga Curry

Rinku Naveen of Rinku's Kitchen Treats sends in a complete Ona sadya to us,starting with

Anoosha Mithun sent in a recipe for North Kerala Sambhar


Toor dal-1/2 cup
Onion- 1 large
Green chillies-2 nos
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Ladies finger-4 medium
Brinjal-1 medium
Carrot-1 medium
Drumsticks-2 large
Potato-1 large
Tomato-2 large
Yam-50 gm
Beans-3 nos
Snake guard-1 small
(all the vegetables sliced into 2 inch pieces longitudinally)
Tamarind - small lemon sized ball

For dry roasting
Grated coconut_2 tablespoon
Urad dal-1 teaspoon
Chana dal_1 teaspoon
Jeera-a pinch
Shallots-2 nos
Kashmiri chilli powder-2 tbsp
Fenugreek powder-1tsp
Hing-1 tsp
For seasoning
Mustard seeds-1tsp
Redchilli-2 nos
Curry leaves-few
Shallots-2 chopped
For garnishing
Coriander leaves_chopped 2 springs

Pressure cook toordal,sliced onions and greenchillies with turmileric powder until 3 whistles
Mix together sliced vegetables except ladies finger and tomato
Again pressure cook for 1 whistle
Dry roast the ingredients and grind to a smooth paste
Mix together with the cooked vegetables and toor dal and bring to boil
Add ladies finger and tomato sauted in oil 
Extract the tamarind juice and add to it
Finally add the hing powder simmer it for 5minutes
Season it and garnish with chopped coriander leaves
Now the sambar is ready to be served

Your attention please:
Do not over roast the ingredients
While dry roasting,add the powders after the flame is switched off
The dal should be well cooked
Small amount of grated jaggery will add to the taste

Snacks / Breakfast Dishes

Jehanne of Cooking Doctor sends in White Flour Poori

Ramya's fourth entry Paal Pidi

Julie's fourth entry is Yellow Vegetable Uthappam

Julie's fifth entry is Ela Ada

Julie's sixth entry is Diamond Cuts

Sobha's second entry is Paniyaram

Roshan of Roshan's Cucina sends in Paalappam/Velleppam

Swapna's second entry is Chakka Upperi

Swapna's third entry Kuzhalappam Vilayichathu

Kurry Leaves sends in Coconut Laddoo

Vidhya of Sugar and Spice sends in Ellunda

Nalini of Nalini's Kitchen sends in Unniappam

Non vegetarian Entries


Amina Khaleel of Amina Creation sends in Easy Fish Fry

Ramya's fifth entry Meen Peera

Vidhya's second entry Prawns Curry

Julie's seventh entry Meen Pollichathu

Karishma of Effortless Cooking sends in Pan-fried Fish surprise

Eggs , Chicken & Meat

Ramya's sixth entry Egg Kurma

Zareena of My experiments with food sends in Thalassery Chicken Dum Biriyani

Julie's eighth entry Thattukada Chicken Fry

Jehanne's second entry Coconut and Mint lamb Curry

Since it was Onam,we at Kerala Kitchen had put Payasam as this month's challenge.Thank you for cooking up so many varieties for us!


Ramya's seventh entry Gothambu Payasam

Jayasree of Kailas Kitchen sends in Kadalaparippu Pradhaman

Rose's second entry Ada payasam

Julie's ninth entry Parippu Payasam

Rashmi of Easy Cook sends in Ada Pradhaman

Swapna's fourth entry Gothambu Payasam

Sarah of Spoonful of Delight sends in Parippu Payasam

Gattu's Journal sends in a Chadachadayam

Here's a small round-up of Onam recipes I put up-

Now let me present Kerala Kitchen September Winners

Ramya's Paal Pidi wins the Best Dish

Swapna's Gothambu Payasam wins the Best Pic

Top contributor is Rinku Naveen who sent in a whooping 14 entries!

Hope I have not missed any entry.If you have sent in your entry and cannot find it in this round-up,please send me a mail and I'll happily include your dishes.Meanwhile check out Khushi's blog for the next edition of Kerala Kitchen.

Thank you,
Divya & The Kerala Kitchen team.

On another note,stay tuned at Easycooking's Facebook page as I have a Cookbook giveaway coming up tomorrow!


  1. Nice roundup! lots of authentic and traditional recipes

  2. delicious looking roundup looks like I have missed it

  3. Wowww..... awesome recipes.. wonderful round up divya.. gr8 job :)
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  4. Wow...Im so thrilled to get the Best Dish award. Thank you so much...You have got the best month for Kerala Kitchen hosting and so many yummy traditional recipes in the roundup. A great page to bookmark and try..

  5. awesome round up, Divya. Lots of yummy dishes... congrats to all the winners!

  6. Yummy recipes round up!! glad to see all the recipes!!

  7. Wow Divya....your event rocked...such a huge collection!! congrats to the winners
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  8. wow Divya, that is so much to learn from, a completely new cuisine. I never made anything from Kerala. I will check the recipes in detais.

  9. Wonderful roundup Divya! Hope you had fun hosting :)


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