Kerala, all-time famous coconut and rice soup, Kuzhi Pachadi is a recipe that has been made in the state since ancient times. The unique flavor of the soup is created by combining coconut, paddy, rice, and fried fish or chicken to form a delicious curd-like soup. This soup is a famous breakfast flavor and is loved by all. Even non-vegetarian customers love this delicious soup with its spicy taste. Kuzhi Pachadi is a must-try delicious coconut soup in summers.
In Kerala the famous and traditional side dish is Rasam. Rasam is a curry made with onions, garlic, spices, and coconut. Rasam is usually of two types one is chicken ram and another is beef rasam. The meat is cooked in coconut oil and fried very well.
Rasam can be had with any pickle
Vegetables or rice. Rasam is a tangy and spicy dish, which adds more flavor to your food. This delicious curry is made from finely chopped coconut meat, onion, garlic, chilies, rock salt and black pepper powder. Some people add a bit of coconut oil while preparing this curry. To prepare Rasam a clay pail is used, which is then filled with water so that the ingredients are completely covered and kept in the pail.
Another mouth-watering curd dish in Kerala is Cucumber Pachadi
Cucumber pachadi is also known as Coconut flavored curd. Coconut flavored curd is prepared using ripe coconuts. Ripe coconuts are best, while for those who prefer the canned ones it is best to make it fresh. Cook the coconut in the canning process for few minutes to extract the flavor.
To prepare a Kerala cucumber raita
All you have to do is soak a piece of flatbread in clarified butter and spread a layer of cream on it. The cream acts as a base for the curry. Add a sliced radish on the top and wrap it tightly with the cooked basmati in a serving dish. Serve hot.
Apart from the typical curd and rice combination of Kerala pachadi and sadly, there are many other delicacies available in the state that you can enjoy. Kaju Katli is a famous side dish, which is very popular in south India. It is a sweet curd dish, which is cooked in a spicy kale cashew sauce. As a side, you can also try a mildly spiced spicy mango chutney that goes very well with the kanji atlas.
Another favorite of the people in south India is Sadhyaanchal
This delicious curd dish originated from Kerala and is similar to the raita. It is made by blending coconut milk and mustard seeds with pungent spices like cardamom, cumin, and fennel. The taste of the Kerala Sadhyaanchal is bitter and when mixed with coconut milk, it makes a tangy and slightly spicy coconut drink.
To make a small pan
You can add 2 tablespoons of oil and place the radish, cut into little cubes, along with chopped or peeled vegetables like onions and tomatoes. Add a small amount of salt to the mix and heat the mixture over a low flame until the radishes are soft. Then, add the coconut milk and stir well. Serve this delicious and refreshing drink while bathing in the warm rays of the sun.
Rasagullas are very popular in south Indian cuisine
In this recipe, the radish is grated and fried to create a light snack or medium curry. Rasagullas are best eaten with plain rice or even just with steamed green vegetables. To make a Rasagulla, you need to first boil water to which 2 tablespoons of dry mustard seeds have been added. Then, place the radish, cut into little cubes, into the boiling water, and let the mixture boil for around five minutes so that all the seeds are cooked completely.
If you are looking to serve an icy cold dessert, try out some chilled mint coconut ice cream. This is another recipe of Kerala pachadi that uses a small pan and a blender. You need to first prepare the mint yogurt and cream, and then put all the ingredients in a small pan and cover for at least an hour to come up with the perfect ice cream. You can garnish it with some sesame seeds, grated coconut, and chopped coriander leaves.
A delicious dessert called tadka is made by using cucumber, mint, and coconut milk, or even milk and yogurt. First, you need to soften the coconut milk by adding a teaspoon of mustard seeds and lemon juice. Then, put the cucumber, washed, and finely chopped into a small pan. Finally, add the coconut milk and allow it to come to a boil, then carefully cover the mixture and simmer for about 25 minutes so that all the ingredients get soft. Once done, garnish with yogurt and mint leaves, and enjoy.