5 quick festive recipes for Onam
If you think cooking a delicious meal on Onam is going to be a long and spirited task, think again. With these 5 simple, quick, finger-licking-good, pure vegetarian recipes you can have a traditional Kerala style meal ready in minutes. Take a look:
This quick salad is proof that the simplest things in life are the best. Grated carrots, fresh coconut, soaked green gram and coriander, tempered with a simple coconut oil and curry leaf tadka. The great part about this recipe is that it gets polished off as quickly as it gets made.
Cabbage Foogath is one of the simplest sabzis to put together – it won’t take you more than 15 minutes to have this deliciousness on your plate. Shredded cabbage cooked in a flavourful tempering made with coconut oil, turmeric, mustard seeds, curry leaves, chana dal, chillies and asafoetida. A generous handful of the South Indian essential, fresh scraped coconut adds a hint of sweetness and texture to this sabzi.
A good Appam is supposed to be soft and fluffy in the centre, just the slightest crisp golden brown on the edges and is also supposed to take you to food heaven! Any Kerala style meal is incomplete without these fermented rice flour pancakes! Plus, it tastes great with just about anything!
Alleppey Vegetable Curry
This Alleppey Style Mixed Vegetable Curry is a welcoming change from the usual avial you are served in a saadhya. A colourful melange of vegetables cooked in a masala paste of tomatoes, fresh coconut and red chillies, tempered with curry leaves and coconut oil. This nutritious curry is great with rice or appams.
If you are celebrating an occasion in Kerala and don’t have this delicious rice and milk kheer on the menu, you are not doing it right. Luscious and sweet, this creamy kheer is further enriched with a crunch of ghee-fried cashewnuts and raisins. The best way to end a South Indian Kerala style meal is with a bowl or two of this payasam.
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