Wednesday 25 August 2021

Palakkad Fort.


An ancient fort,in Palakkad district, Kerala,India.

Recaptured and rebuilt by Sultan Hyder Ali in 1766 A D.

Currently under the preservation of the Archeological Survey of India.

Aviyal - Onam dish.



1. Elephant Yam                       100gm
2. Kumbala Fruit                                 100gm
3. Pumpkin                               50 gm
4. Banana                                              1
5. Snake guard                                     1 piece
6. Drumstick                                         1
7. Green gram                           50 gm
8.Carrot                                      1
9. Tamarind juice                                 2 tablespoons
10. Grated coconut                               1 cup
11. Green chilly                                     5
12. Salt                                                    1 spoon 
13. Coconut oil                                      2 Teaspoons
14. Curry leaves                                     some
15. Cumin seed                                      1 teaspoon
16. Chilly powder                                  1 Teaspoon
17. Turmeric powder                            ½ Teaspoon
Cut vegetables into 2-3 inch pieces. Heat oil in a pan. Add green chilly and cumin seed and fry. Add vegetable pieces, salt, chilly powder and turmeric powder. Stir well. After half cooked, add tamarind juice. Mash grated coconut with remaining cumin seed and add to the vegetables. Cook well. Remove from heat. Add 1 teaspoon coconut oil and curry leaves. Mix well and serve.    

Neelakurinji blooms in Idukki district, Kerala.