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Poduthol is a South India
South India
South India is the area encompassing India's states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu as well as the union territories of Lakshadweep and Pondicherry, occupying 19.31% of India's area...

n North Malabar
North Malabar
North Malabar , is a historic as well as geographic distinction in India used to refer the area covering; present Kasaragod and Kannur Districts, Mananthavady taluk of Wayanad District and Koyilandy & Vatakara taluks of Kozhikode District in modern Kerala and the entire Mahé sub-Division of...

 side dish. This is avery famous and used on daily basis in all the families irrespective of religion in this region. This is generally cooked to have with cooked rice during lunch and dinner. This is an unavoidable part of the feast during wedding and other ceremonies.

Method of Cooking


Poduthol is bit dry item generally cooked after finely chopping vegetable viz. Cabbage
Cabbage
Cabbage is a popular cultivar of the species Brassica oleracea Linne of the Family Brassicaceae and is a leafy green vegetable...

, beans, unripe jackfruit
Jackfruit
The jackfruit is a species of tree in the Artocarpus genus of the mulberry family . It is native to parts of Southern and Southeast Asia. It is the national fruit of Bangladesh, . The jackfruit tree is believed to be indigenous to the southwestern rain forests of India...

, carrot
Carrot
The carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour, though purple, red, white, and yellow varieties exist. It has a crisp texture when fresh...

, unripe banana
Banana
Banana is the common name for herbaceous plants of the genus Musa and for the fruit they produce. Bananas come in a variety of sizes and colors when ripe, including yellow, purple, and red....

, yardlong bean
Yardlong bean
Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis, the yardlong bean, is also known as bora, the long-podded cowpea, asparagus bean, snake bean, or Chinese long bean...

, bittergourd (കയ്‌പക്ക), whitespot giant arum
Amorphophallus paeoniifolius
Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, the Elephant foot yam or Whitespot giant arum or Stink lily, is a tropical tuber crop that offers excellent scope for adoption in the tropical countries as a cash crop due to its production potential and popularity as a vegetable in various delicious cuisines.Elephant...

, leaves such as green or red cheera (ചീര), Moringa oleifera
Moringa oleifera
Moringa oleifera, the word Moringa probably came from dravidian language Tamil and commonly referred to as "Shojne" in Bengali, "Munagakaya" in Telugu,"Shenano" in Rajasthani,...

, Ipomoea aquatica
Ipomoea aquatica
Ipomoea aquatica is a semi-aquatic tropical plant grown as a leaf vegetable. It is known in English as Water Spinach, Water Morning Glory, Water Convolvulus, or by the more ambiguous names "Chinese spinach" and "swamp cabbage". It has many other names in other languages, such as "Phak bung" in Thai...

, Sesbania grandiflora
Sesbania grandiflora
Sesbania grandiflora or hummingbird tree/scarlet wisteria is a small tree in the genus Sesbania.-Description:...

etc. These finely chopped leaves or vegetable can be mixed-up with turmeric powder, Chilly powder, sliced onion
Onion
The onion , also known as the bulb onion, common onion and garden onion, is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. The genus Allium also contains a number of other species variously referred to as onions and cultivated for food, such as the Japanese bunching onion The onion...

 and grated coconut
Coconut
The coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, is a member of the family Arecaceae . It is the only accepted species in the genus Cocos. The term coconut can refer to the entire coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit, which is not a botanical nut. The spelling cocoanut is an old-fashioned form of the word...

. All this to be put in a hot pan and stirred until get fully cooked.. After cooking until required level, curry leaves and mustard fried in coconut oil to be poured over it along with 4-5 cloves of garlic.

See also

  • Kalathappam
    Kalathappam
    Kalathappam is a North Malabar delicacy made of rice flour, jaggery, fried onions or shallots and coconut flakes and either cooked in a pan like a pancake or baked in a traditional oven.-External links:...

  • Uruttu Chammanthi
  • Kinnathappam
    Kinnathappam
    Kinnathappam is a very popular traditional sweet cake widely used in North Malabar. Its process of cooking is quite long..-External links:...

  • North Malabar
    North Malabar
    North Malabar , is a historic as well as geographic distinction in India used to refer the area covering; present Kasaragod and Kannur Districts, Mananthavady taluk of Wayanad District and Koyilandy & Vatakara taluks of Kozhikode District in modern Kerala and the entire Mahé sub-Division of...

  • Kalaripayattu

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