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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Swiss Chard and Red Cow Peas(Vanpayar) Thoran

Thoran or coconut based stir fries are always an unavoidable part of our naadan oonu. I like to try thoran with different varieties of veggies. Thoran with leafy vegetables is one of our favorite. Adding a legume variety like red cow peas makes it extra tasty and even the not so great veggie fans in…

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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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