Kerala Lunch Recipe Ideas Vegetarian

Lunch Recipes-Kerala Lunch Recipe Ideas 5

Kerala style vegetarian lunch: Okra or Lady’s finger Korma, Sweet and Sour Brinjal or Eggplant, Yogurt or Curd-Moru curry and Rice…This is truly a comfort food for South Indians.


Sona Massori Rice- Cook 2 to 3 cups Sona Massori rice in enough water taken in a huge saucepan over stove top for 20 minutes or till rice has cooked. Or cook in a rice cooker.

Okra Korma- okra cooked in coconut milk, click for the recipe

I didn’t add tomatoes for the okra korma that’s on the plate- I was out of tomatoes that day 🙁 with or without tomatoes, tasted delish.

Sweet and Sour eggplant, for recipe click here


Yogurt or Curd or Moru curry



To Grind

  • Yogurt- 1 cup
  • Small or Pearl onions- 2
  • Ginger, chopped small- 1 inch slice
  • Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp

For cooking

  • Oil- 1/2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Dried red chilies- 2
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig


  • In a blender, add all the above mentioned ingredients ‘to grind’ to a smooth paste.
  • Heat a saucepan over medium heat, add oil, let turn hot.
  • Add mustard seeds, let splutter.
  • Add dried red chilies and curry leaves, sauce for a few seconds.
  • Lower the heat, add the ground mixture and add around 1/2 to 1 cup water to thin it down.
  • Add salt to taste. Combine well and cook at low heat for a minute.
  • Don’t cook over high heat as the yogurt will curdle.
  • This is a simple curry, a side dish that is usually poured over the rice and enjoyed.


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