vegetarian

Moringa (drumstick) leaves stir-fry with grated coconut
beginner, dairy free, Main Course, medium, vegetarian

Moringa Leaves Stir-Fry

Long before it came to be recognised as a “super food”, my grandparents’ generation knew about the benefits of moringa (drumstick) tree. In this recipe, we’ll make a moringa leaves stir-fry, or thoran, just the way my granma used to make it. Mustard seeds, shallots, curry leaves, and crushed dry chillies tempered in oil, and stir fried with another super food – (grated) coconut!

Pavakka Theeyal (Karela/Bitter Gourd/ Bitter Melon cooked with roasted coconut)
dairy free, easy, gluten free, Main Course, ovo vegetarian, vegan, vegetarian

Pavakka Theeyal (Karela/Bitter Gourd/ Bitter Melon cooked with roasted coconut)

Theeyal is a traditional Kerala delicacy made with roasted coconut, spices and tamarind. When made with bitter gourd, this becomes a treat for your taste buds. The mellow, yet distinct bitterness adds depth to the tangy spice flavours. Let me share an easy-to-make take on the traditional Pavakka Theeyal recipe that’ll help you cook a healthy, yet tasty dish with bitter gourd (Karela).