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Mathanga Olan

This is a famous kerala dish made with sweet pumpkin. This can be prepared easily in less time and is considered as a compulsory side dish in Malayali “Sadya”.


1. Pumpkin – 250 gms.

2. Green chillies – 4.

3. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.

4. Coconut oil – 2 tsp.

5. Curry leaves – one strand.

6. Salt – as required.


1. Cut pumpkin into small pieces and cook it by adding turmeric powder, green chillies and required salt.

2. Once it is cooked add curry leaves.

3. Switch off the stove and add coconut oil to it.

This dish goes well with rice. The above dish serves 4 people easily.

Badanekayi Sasame

This is a delicious Havyaka dish made with buttermilk and brinjal as main ingredients. To make this dish more tasty, sour buttermilk is preferred. Using curd instead of buttermilk is not recommended.


1. Brinjal/Badanekayi – 1 (finely chopped)

2. Coconut grated – 2 tbsp.

3. Mustard seeds – 2 tsp.

4. Red chilli powder – 1 tsp.

5. Buttermilk – 1 cup (sour)

6. Salt – as required.


1. Cook finely chopped brinjal with little water by adding required amount of salt.

2. Once the brinjal is cooked, keep it aside and let it cool.

3. Grind the grated coconut and mustard seeds to a smooth paste.

4. Add the ground mixture to the cooked brinjal (cooled) along with the buttermilk and mix it.

This goes well with Rice. The above curry serves 4 people.