May 16, 2012

Padavalanga parippu thoran / Snake gourd and dal stir fry


Snake gourd/Padavalanga/Padwal - 1 medium
Chana dal - 1/4 cup
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Shallots/Sambar onion - 4 or 5, peeled and sliced thin
Green chillies - 2, slit
Curry leaves - a  small sprig
Salt to taste

To grind
Grated coconut - 3 to 4 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Garlic - 1 or 2 cloves
Green chillies - 1
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp


1. Pressure cook the chana dal with just enough water to cook for 1 or 2 whistles. The dal should be 3/4th cooked.
2. Rub the peel off the snakegourd, and chop it into cubes.
3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add onions, green chillies ad curry leaves and saute till onions start turning brown. 
4. Add the cooked dal and the snake gourd and combine well. Add enough salt and cover and cook for few minutes till gourd is cooked.
5. Grind the coconut and other ingredients coarsely without adding water. Add this to the cooked dal and gourd and mix well. Stir fry for a minute.

Serve with rice or roti.


Kerala Kitchen - May 2012 hosted by Jehanne of The Cooking Doctor. Check the Kerala Kitchen page here

ABC Series: GOURDS hosted in my blog

May 13, 2012

The Kerala Kitchen April 2012 - Event roundup

Thank you everyone for participating in the Kerala Kitchen event. I really enjoyed hosting the event and loved all the recipes that were sent to the event. Thank you, Rose for giving me the opportunity to host the event. So here are the yummy dishes for the roundup...


Uthappams by Rajani.

Ragi Idly and Tomato Garlic chutney by Jaleela

Onion Uthappam from Chandrani

Wheat pleated porotta by Faseela

A complete Breakfast platter by Rajani.Being a lazy cook, I can only dream of making such a wholesome breakfast.


Mango pickle by Misha




Broccoli thoran by Julie

Carrot Cauliflower thoran by Reshmi Thomas

Mathanga thoran by Suja Manoj

Vazhakka thoran by Roshni


Avial by Roshni

Channa Dal by Roshni

                                                     Pumpkin mango pachadi by Rosh

Manga pachadi by Kaveri

Olan by Prathibha Sreejith

Puli inji by Prathibha Sreejith

Puli inji by Misha

                                                                      Puli inji by Sobha


Parippu kari by Roshni

Kadala curry by Roshni Chandrasekhar

                                                       Moong gram stew by Reshmi

                                                            Drumstick curry by Rathai

                                                      Orange peel pulikachal by Kaveri

                                                    Muringakaya curry by Suja Manoj

Tiffin sambar by Rajani

Lemon rasam by Roshni

Coconut rice by Sona

A traditional sadya by Rajani


Special egg roast by Faseela

Fish fry by Reshmi Thomas

Squid thoran by Faseela

Fish molee by Nisa Homey

Fish curry by Amina

Chemmeen achar by Julie 

Chicken potato stew by Follow Foodie

Chicken handi by Rashida Shaik

Beef fry by Faseela

Erachi choru by Faseela


                                                    Ari unda and Ellu unda by Faseela

                                               Cake rusk and Rice burfi by Faseela

Sukhiyan by Swathi

                                          Kozhukatta /Steamed Rice dumplings by Julie

Pazham pori by Roshni

Sukiyan by Reshmi

Uzhunnu vada by Julie

Vattayappam by Sobha

Ari payasam by Faseela

Semiya Ice by  Faseela

Mint tea by Faseela

Ginger mint tea by Jaleela

THANK YOU all for sending these yummy entries. Please feel free to display this badge on your blog...

Coming to the awards...

Top contributor award goes to Faseela Noushad for contributing 17 recipes to the event. 

Now for the next two awards of Best Dish and Best Pic. It was really very difficult to choose the best one, because there are a lot of entries that qualify. Here are the winners...

Best Dish award goes to Nisa Homey's Fish Molee recipe. Fish molee is a traditional kerala recipe which is often paired with appam or bread. Her post is well explained with stepwise pictures.

Best Pic award goes to Roshni's Pazham pori, the favourite tea time snack of malayalees around the world.

Congrats to all winner and thanks everybody for participating

Jehanne is hosting this month's Kerala Kitchen event. Rush in your entries to her..

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