Kerala Meal is a meal with some special dishes from the southern state Kerala, which is also known as God’s own Country.
Kerala Meal was prepared for the last marathon which was a Flatbread Special. Pathiri is the flatbread from the Malabar region and while planning on this meal, I asked Rajani for help. She generously helped me and my family happily enjoyed the meal.
Kerala, the land of spices has so much to offer in terms of food. Veg and non-veg both are equally popular. Muslim and Christians have also contributed unique dishes and styles to Kerala cuisine, especially the non-vegetarian dishes.
On my last visit to Kerala, we were in Wayanad, which is a hill station of Kerala. I met the local hotel chef and was amazed to learn about the rice varieties of this state. The chef got me some rice which was called Ghee Rice – wait now this is not a dish I am talking about, this was raw rice! You check the aroma of the rice and it is as though ghee has been added! I naturally had to get some!
A little about today’s dishes –
Nadan Urulaizhangu Curry is a curry which was actually an Egg Curry and I substituted potatoes! I have to admit, the dish has very simple flavours, but very very delicious.
Cabbage Thoran is a crunchy cabbage sauté, quick no-frill side dish. The Takkali salad is a mix of tomatoes, onions, which are our basic salad ingredients, but the pounded green chilly, the torn curry leaves and a final drizzle of coconut oil take the salad to a different level. The Vellarikka Pachadi is the cucumber raita, but with tempering and you know cucumber and yoghurt make a heavenly combo.
The finale to the meal is two sweets, Aval Payasam and Mango Rava Kesari. Both are delicious, one better than the other and one really can’t decide which one to end the meal with! Payasam or Kesari! By the way, if you are a payasam lover, check out the 25 Kheer recipes.
Kerala Meal is my 4thThali under Regional Thalis under the theme Thali and Platter Festival. I shall be sharing the recipe for Nadan Urulaizhangu Curry today.
Kerala Meal Menu
Mango Rava Kesari
Mango Rava Kesari
Don’t miss out on The Sadya, Kerela special Onam Meal which is a treat by itself.
Let’s look at the Thali’s I have posted so far for The Thali and Platter Festival –
Day 1 Sindhi Lunch Thali
Day 1 Guar ji Bhaji
Day 2 Chithiyal Gogdu
Day 3 Sindhi Moong Dal
Day 4 Sindhi Kadhi Dal ji
Day 5 Royal Awadhi Thali
Day 5 Subz e Noor Chashm