Thakkali Mezhukkupuratti is one of the simple dish from Kerala which is a tomato stir-fry, made from slices of fresh and tender tomatoes cooked with slices of red onions, green chili (Koda Mulaku) and spices such as Kadugu (black mustard seeds) and the Curry Leaves .
Thakkali is the Malayalam word for Tomato
Mezukkupuratti refers to stir-fry dishes/foods in Kerala. Mezhukkupuratti is a curry made up of stir-fried vegetables . It is best served with rice and curd or any chutney.
This is one of the super delicious dishes which my family friend in Allepey in Kerala, India cooks when budget for meat and other vegetables are already not enough. Tomatoes are cheap and yet she can make it a tasty dish for her family.
Thenga Chammanthi is Coconut Chutney and also refers to one of the many kinds of Chutneys in Kerala which is made from fresh grated Thenga (Coconut meat) grinded with other ingredients, such as Inji (ginger), Tamarind , Chumannulli (shallots/pearl onions), Kanthari Mulaku (bird’s eye chillies), salt until it turns into a paste, then Kadugu (black mustard seeds) and Curry leaves are added.
Thenga Chammanthi is often served with with Idli, Chappati/Roti and Dosa in Kerala.
Here is my "adopted Mom" in Allepey, Kerala, India grinding Thenga and spices in the traditional grinders used to make Chammathi called Ammikallu (Please see related article on Ammikallu)
Below are pictures of Thenga Chammanthi served with Dosa and Chappati
Thenga Chammanthi after its formed into a ball
Thenga Unda refers to coconut ball fritters from Kerala, India. It is made from freshly grated coconut, mixed with jaggery, ghee and cardamom powder then form into balls then deep-fried in Coconut Oil until golden brown.
I really do not know if Thenga Unda is traditionally a Keralan teatime snacks, but this was was bought by my friend in a Chaya Kada (Teashop) in Allepey, a district of Kerala.
Thenga and Unda , is the Malayalam words for Coconut and Balls, respectively.
Talbos is the Filipino generic name for "young tips of edible leaves", such as Talbos ng Kamote young leaves of sweet potato), Talbos ng Ampalaya (young leaves of bitter gourd), Kangkong (leaves of swamp cabbage), Talbos ng Sayote. Most of these young edible tips are used in making salads.
Deutsch: Tamarindenbaum / Indian: Puli, Valanpuli
Tamarind refers to the pod of the tree Tamarindus indica, the pulp of which is sweet and sour in taste and used in preparing food and drinks. Personal Note: In the Philippines, it is candied or the pulp is made into sweets.
Deutsch: Tomate / Indian: Thakkali
The tomato is the edible, often red fruit of the plant Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant. Both the species and its use as a food originated in Mexico, and spread throughout the world following the Spanish colonization of the Americas. Its many varieties are now widely grown, sometimes in greenhouses in cooler climates. The tomato is consumed in diverse ways, including raw, as an ingredient in many dishes, sauces, salads, and drinks.
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