Pazham Payasam(Banana Payasam)

Author: admin  //  Category: kerala taste, Onam Taste's, Payasam

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Ripe bananas(Pazham) – 5 nos If its big or else 1lb
Jaggery(Sharkkara) – 500 grms or 1 cup concentrate
Coconut milk or normal Milk – 3 cups
Ghee – 50 gm
Cardamom(Elakka) – 50 gm
Cashew Nuts – 50 gm
Raisins – 50 gm

1)Smash the banana or beat the bananas in a mixer grinder.No need to make it into a fine paste. Bite size pieces should be there.

:- Please use only ripe bananas.

2)Dissolve jaggery in some water and keep it on fire.

3)Boil it for some time until the jaggery syrup become thick and filter the contents to get rid of the sediments.

4)Heat Urali or thick bottom pan pour 1tsp of ghee.

5)Add the beaten bananas and mix it well with the ghee.stir it for 2 or 3 mins.

6)Add the filtered jaggery syrup into this and cook.

7)When fully cooked, add low conc: 2 cup coconut milk or 2 cups of low fat milk(if available) or normal milk and allow it to boil.

8)Wait for the water content to get reduced.

9)Add 1 more cup of thick coconut milk or normal milk and allow it to boil and become thick.Add 4 tsp of corn flour syrup for making the payasam thick.

10)Add the powdered cardamom into the Payasam.

:- Do not allow it to boil.

11)Lower the flame and heat it through.

12)Fry the cashewnuts and raisins in the remaining ghee and add this to the payasam.

:- Serve it hot or either Chilled.

Recipes By
Kiran Mary.

Mathanga Errisery (Pumpkin Curry)

Author: admin  //  Category: kerala taste, Onam Taste's, Vegetarian

mathan erriserry

Pumpkin(Mathanga) – 1 cup
Coconut(grated) – 5 tbsp
Cumin seeds(Jeerakam) – 2 pinchs
Red chilly powder – 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder – a pinch

Coconut oil – 1 tbsp
Coconut (grated) – 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds – A pinch
Dry red chilly(Kollamulaku) – 1 no
Curry leaves – 1 stalk
Salt – To taste


1)Grind together grated coconut, cumin seeds and red chilly powder into a fine paste.Keep it aside.

2)Cook pumpkin along with salt, turmeric powder and water, until half done.

3)Add the ground paste and cook well and Remove from fire

4)Heat coconut oil in a kadai or a pan.

5) Add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chilly.

6) When it starts to splutter, add the grated coconut and fry it until it turns brown.
be carefull that the grated coconut is not over fried.

7) Add the seasoning to the cooked Curry and serve it hot.

:- Serve with hot rice and papadam.
:- Erissery can also be made with green bananas, bread fruit, green jack fruit etc.
:- You can even add Green chilly for improving the taste.

Recipe By
Kiran Mary

Chilly Chicken

Author: admin  //  Category: Chicken, Chinese Dishes, Non Vegetarian

chilly chicken

I got this recipe from Sanjay Thumma of “Vahrehvah” .
Cheers to Sanjay for sharing his wonderful recipes with us

checkout this recipe.

tuna sandwich

Tuna – 1 Pack/Tin
Tomato – 1/2 no:
Red Bell Pepper – 1/2 of a Big pepper or 1 medium size
Green Bell Pepper – 1/2 of a Big pepper or 1 medium size
Yellow Bell Pepper – 1/2 of a Big pepper or 1 medium size
Spinach – 1 or 2 leaves chopped (Optional)
Lettuce – cut in the shape & size of a bread
Onion – 1 medium size
Mayonnaise – 3 tbsp
Oil – 1 tsp

White Bread or Wheat Bread

For Seasoning

Salt & Pepper – to taste


1) Wash the tuna chunks and keep it aside to drain.
2) Chop all the vegetables other than leaves to small cube like pieces.
3) Heat the oil in a pan and add the chopped onion, saute it for few seconds in medium flame.Dont overcook the onion.
4) Add the diced bell peppers, tomatto and spinach. saute it slowly for a minute, dont overcook and spoil the fresh feel of the vegetables.
5) Add mayonnaise to the mixture and mix it well.
6) Add salt and pepper to taste . Saute it well for 1 minute and keep this mixture aside.

5) Take the toasted or normal bread slices and place a bread shaped lettuce and spread the mixture on it and place another bread slice on top of it and ur Tuna Sandwhich is ready to serve.

:- I used Wheat bread because its more healthy and have less calorie than normal white bread. But White Bread will be more tasty.
:- It will be tasty even if you dont use lettuce inbetween the bread slices.
:- You can add more mayonnaise if you like mayonnaise taste.

Recipe By
Kiran Mary