3 easy-to-make Kerala recipes

3 easy-to-make Kerala recipes
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Age old recipes, which are passed down to generations are in fact great sources to trace the culinary history of a place. Kerala, which takes pride in its unique and varied gastronomic wonders, has to its credit some treasured recipes which were created by mothers. These dishes are packed with protein and other essential nutrients. Here are a few recipes of local dishes which can be made with locally grown fresh ingredients.

Mathangathol (Pumpkin) chutney

Ingredients

2 tsp coconut oil

4 - 5 dried chilli

1 tbsp urad dal

Small piece asafoetida

1/4 tsp yellow lentils

2 cups pumpkin skin

A small ball of tamarind

Salt as required

Preparation

Heat oil in a pan

Add dried chilli, urad dal, asafoetida and yellow lentils

Fry until it turns golden brown

Grind the mix into fine powder

In the same pan, add pumpkin skin and sauté well

Add the sautéed pumpkin skin, tamarind, and salt as required to the previously powdered mixture

Grind well to the desired consistency of chutney

Add a pinch of jaggery to regulate taste

Thavidappam (Steamed rice bran)

Ingredients

2 cups rice bran

A ball of jaggery

1/2 coconut (grated)

Preparation

Knead the rice bran flour into dough

Mix jaggery and grated coconut

On a banana leaf or portia tree leaf, spread some rice bran dough

Place some jaggery and coconut mixture in the centre

Fold the leaf

It can be steamed, roasted or fried

Jackfruit seed peel chips

Ingredients

2 cups jackfruit seed peels

Salt as required

Oil to fry

Preparation

Marinate the outer peel of jackfruit seeds with salt

Heat oil in a pan

Fry it till golden brown

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