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.

Saturday, 25 February 2012


  • 2 cup dried rice (unakkalari)     
  • 1\2 kg jaggery
  • water(as required)
  • 1\2 cup ghee
  • crushed cardamom (to taste)
  • 2 tsp coconut cut into small pieces
  • 2 tsp raisins 
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Cook the rice along with water and a little ghee. When it is half cooked put the jaggery(crushed). Stir it well until it melts. Add a spoon of full ghee frequently. Stir it until it becomes thick. Heat 2 tsp ghee in a pan. Fry the coconut to golden brown. Put the raisins and sesame into it. Pour this into the payasam. Mix it well by adding cardamom also.

  • Banana pieces fried in ghee can also be included.

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