Kerala Vegeterian dishes South Indian veg Veg Dishes



This dish is slightly tangy,salty and spicy.I’m sure if the yoga guru, Baba Ramdev reads my blog here, he would definitely talk about this recipe to his followers in the next Satsang meeting. 😀 His favourite veg lokki/Ash gourd is used here in this recipe.Need less to mention about the health benefits of this veg.It’s a wonder how we transform this bland veg into a great dish through this recipe.It’s the most preferred dish of my maternal family and yes, a personal favourite of mine too.Recipe is given below.
Serves 6
prep time 15 to 20 mnts
Ash gourd/Lokki – one soup bowl full ( diced)
Raw banana – 1/2 cup (diced)
Freshly grated coconut – 1 cup
curd ( sour) – 1 1/2 cup
cumin seeds 1 tsp
green chillies – 2 to 3
fenugreek seeds – 5 nos
mustard seeds – 1 tspn
curry leaves – 2 strands
whole red chilly – 2 nos
turmeric pdr – 1/2 tsp
salt – to taste
1. In a pressure cooker, add the ash gourd and raw banana along with 2 cups of water. Add turmeric pdr and salt . Cook for 3 whistles
2. Grind coconut , cumin seeds and green chillies into a fine paste using curd. If the curd is too sour , do not add the whole curd at one go.You may use some water instead.
3. Add the ground paste into the cooker on top of the cooked veggies and stir continuously. Do not stop stirring as it may lead to separation of curd.Once it comes to a boil, cook on high heat for 2 minutes. Switch off the flame.
4. Now it’s time for the seasoning.Crackle mustard seeds, fenu greek seeds and red chillies in a tbsp of oil. Add curry leaves also.
5. Pour the seasoning over the pulissery and mix gently.
Serve with plain rice and papad.

By sarithakumbakkara

Hii, I'm Saritha who is finding it extremely difficult to write a paragraph about myself . I have already written few lines and deleted them too as some where i was sounding a bit underconfident or some times a bit too boasty. I don't like to be either of them as i believe that finding a balance between the above mentioned is the blissful state of mind which i always would prefer to be in.I am trying my best here to give you a clear idea about myself ;)
I belong to God's own country, Kerala and i am a big fan of the cuisine of the state . Professionally i'm a mentor of young minds . As i am married to an Indian air force Pilot, i had been living in various parts of the country. I would love to call myself and my hubby as avid travellers as that's one thing which thrills me and lifts up my mood drastically from 'being balanced yet a little boring ' to 'extremely enthusisatic'.I have two sons (a deadly combination to handle) Aditya 13 and Aarush 7 who are choosy in eating like most of the kids. I love my travels and it gives me amble exposure to taste various cuisines within and outside the country. Socializing and parties have always been a part of our Airforce life and who would not like to see the smile on your guest's face after tasting your food. That's how i started cooking and tasting and experimenting.I had seen he days where i found" breaking an egg without creating a mess" as my life's biggest challenge.(lol ;) ).But past few years in cooking has made me realise that it isn't Rocket science.
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1. Newly married brides who are struggling with masalas and utensils.
2. Any one who wants to try out something new and exceptional . ( i knw i knw, here i'm a littlt boasty)
3.Bachelor / forced bachelor boys who has developed acidity due to over indulgence in restaurants .Now it's time to cook a meal for yourselves guys. As i said, it's not rocket science.
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