Tastes of Kerala

Hi, I’m Nisha.Here,through my blogs I would like to share some unique, traditional vegetarian tastes and flavours of Kerala. Kerala has produced diverse, natural, nutritious as well as tasteful vegetarian dishes. The concept of homestead farming helped the Kerala women to make these unique dishes. Without using artificial flavours and colours they have produced hundreds of varieties of dishes. The famous “Sadya” in banana leaf has attracted many. To preserve and exchange these recipes is the main purpose of this blog. I’m sharing the recipes that I have encountered and those which attracted me . I am very happy to introduce you to some of the long lost traditional recipes . I hope you will enjoy them.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Dosa and Mulaku Chutney / Dosa and Chilly Chutney



  •  3 cup white rice (pachari)
  • 3/4 cup urad dal (uzhunnu parippu)
  • 1/4 cup cooked rice
  • salt (to taste)
  • water(as required)
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek

Wash and soak the white rice and urad dal for about 5 - 6 hours.  Grind urad dal with water to a smooth paste.  Then grind white rice, cooked rice and fenugreek with water.  Mix both batters.  Add salt and stir well.  Wait till it ferments (it may take 6 - 8 hours).  Now heat a flat pan (dosa kallu).  Rub some ghee or oil on the pan (no need if it is a non-stick pan).  Pour a ladle full batter and make it thin and round.  Flip it when the bottom becomes golden brown.  The dosa is ready to be served.

Mulaku Chutney


  • 15 dried red chilli
  • 7 onion flakes
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • salt (to taste)

Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan.  Fry the chilli till it turns brown.  Take the chillies from the oil and put it in the mixer along with onion flakes and salt. Grind it gently so that it does not become a paste.  Take it in a bowl and add the heated oil and mix it well.  Your mulaku chutney is ready.

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