Mathanga-Vanpayar Erissery(Instant Pot method)

A delicious Kerala sadya dish made with pumpkin(mathanga) and red cow peas(vanpayar) with a coconut gravy. This is a perfect dish to enjoy with hot rice. Erissery is a very common Onam/Vishu sadya special. Dishes with pumpkin(mathanga) is very much loved by all of us. I make our naadan sadya dishes like pachadi, erissery, aviyal…

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Beetroot Pachadi

This is the season of Onam, the main festive holiday season of Kerala and I am back with an Onam sadya(feast) recipe this time. My childhood memories of Onam sadya were always three or four vegetarian dishes along with a non veg presence served on a banana leaf. Frankly speaking I was more curious about…

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Butternut Squash and Drumsticks in Coconut gravy

Coconut based gravies are a regular part of our lunch menu when it’s a kerala style oonu. We enjoy other cuisines and try recipes from other cuisines at home. But when the lunch is a naadan oonu with moru curry and coconut based side dishes, it is full on nostalgia. Even when we are away…

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