Kannoorappam / Pancharayappam / Panchara Neyyappam / White Unniyappam

When you think about Kannur (a place in northern Kerala, also known as Cannanor), the first few things that comes to your mind will be the  authentic thalassery biriyani, theyyam, home of red flag/ Communism, beaches and historical monuments etc. For the outsiders, Kannur is famous for its wide variety of food delicacies like biriyani, pathiri, […]

Palakkadan style Keerai Molagootal / Spinach – Lentil curry

Molagootal is a mildly spiced dish made of a combination of vegetables or greens, lentils and coconut. It is part of the traditional style of cooking by the Palakkad Iyers. Keerai Molagootal is a very simple and easy to make recipe which is full of nutrients. For those who don’t know what the word Keerai […]

Palakkad Elai Adai / Plantain Leaf Adai recipe

Elai Adai aka Vazhai elai Adai or Elai Kozhukattai is a speciality in “Palakkad Iyer” homes. This is typically made during this season when jackfruits are abundant! Rice flour batter layered with jackfruit, coconut jaggery compote smeared on a wilted banana leaf, folded and steamed to perfection! Elai Adai preparation Soak the rice for about 4 hours […]

Malabar style Alsa / Aleesa / Harees recipe

North Kerala (Malabar) got influenced by many Arabic dishes and Alsa / Aleesa is one of the main examples for such a dish. In Middle East it is calling as Harees (slight variation in method and ingredients) and is served mainly during Iftar time. Alsa is the most common recipe of north Kerala Muslims. It […]

North Kerala’s Mophla Chicken Biriyani – Malabar style

This is the second contestant entry we received for our “Malabar food fest 2018” organized to collect and share the traditional recipes of Malabar. If you haven’t submitted your recipe yet, please visit our food fest page to win an amazon gift voucher of 2,000INR. Moplahs are Muslims from North Kerala who trace their ancestral […]

Kallumakkaya Nirachathu / Spicy stuffed, Steamed & fried Mussels

This is the first entry we received for our “Malabar food fest 2018“. This event is organized by cheenachatti to collect and share the traditional recipes of Malabar, the food heaven of Kerala. If you are a Malabar food fan, and haven’t submitted your recipe yet, please visit our food fest page to win an […]

Thikidi / Pidi Recipe – Kerala style rice dumplings

Thinking about pidi will bring a lot of childhood memories for me, especially those days I spend at my mom’s house. My granny loves this dish so much, so that she makes it most of times when we have a family get together or on special days like Eid etc. I remember helping her in […]

Kerala Style Cherupayar Curry / Green Gram Curry

Hi all, it’s a long time I wrote a post in cheenachatti. Sorry, I was busy with my post graduation, exams, family and profession. After a long time, here I am back with a lip smacking recipe of Kerala style green gram curry (Cherupayar curry). The curry pairs perfectly with Chiratta Puttu / Puttu( Kerala steam […]

How to prepare masala powders at home?

Whether its a vegetable curry, fish or meat curry spices are the must ingredients which will add the flavor and the uniqueness to the curries. The differences in the masala powders makes the curries different. In this post, I will tell you how to prepare healthy/adulterant free Indian curry masala powders at your kitchen. This […]

Coconut Stuffed Egg Omlette

There are unlimited ways for making omelets. You can use any ingredient for the fillings and varities of omlettes are endless. Some classic omelette fillings include bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, left over of dinners etc.. Some people even use, finely chopped toasted nuts or berries as fillines; dusted with powdered sugar. Here in this post, we are sharing an […]

Broccoli stir fry

Hi Friends, here we have our first Thai recipe (Broccoli stir fry) from our subscriber Dr. Suman Sulthana. I got this recipe from my  roommate (basically Tamilian but settled in Bangkok ). Believe me this is one of the easiest recipe to have broccoli with delicious taste. And about Veg/Non Veg? Sorry we add fish […]

Meen Mulakittath / Kottayam style spicy red fish curry

Hi friends, After a long time I am back. Got busy with my studies and family. Let me share a traditional Kerala style fish curry. People from northern Kerala calls it Malabar fish curry / Kozhikodan fish curry, while those towards the Travancore region, calls it Kottayam style fish curry and some calls it simply Meen […]

Assorted Chocolate truffles

Season’s greeting friends. Wish you all a blessed X’mas and a grace filled new year! Here I am sharing two methods of preparing Assorted Chocolate truffles – the best way of celebrating the joy of season. Try these truffle recipes, using milk, white, dark chocolates and dry fruits variants which will bring out the kid in everyone.. Chocolate truffles […]

Kerala style fish molly recipe

Fish molly aka fish mollee is a traditional dish from the Kerala Suriyani Christian Kitchen. Its fish curry (fish stew) prepared in coconut milk with a little difference. Fish molly preparation Prepare the marination mix by mixing together all the ingredients. Apply them very well and evenly on the cleaned fish slices. Keep it aside for […]

Aloo fry / Aloo roast – Easy potato fry recipe

Preparing aloo fry is the easiest thing any amateur cook can do. You can serve this as an evening snack along with a little ketchup. PS : It will be better if you use fresh potatoes for this. Step by Step Aloo fry preparation Prepare a solution of cornflour with a pinch of salt and water. The […]

Chicken pockets recipe with leftover Chicken

Pocket chicken is an easy to make snack. It can be made from leftover chicken. Great snack for kids as it has vegetables & chicken combo. Can add any vegetables of your choice. Its quick to make. Chicken pockets preparation Roll bread to flatten it. Now cut it in round shape with help of a […]

Beef varattiyathu

Its a long time since I shared a recipe on cheenachatti. Here I am back with the traditional recipe of Kerala style Beef Varattiyathu / Beef Ularthiyathu recipe, a signature dish of Kerala Christians, where red-meat is pressure cooked and sauteed with spices and herbs. Beef Varattiyath preparation Wash and clean the beef. Mix all the ingredients in list 1 and keep […]

Kadala parippu payasam / Chana dal kheer

Payasam / Pradhaman / Kheer? Don’t ask me how much I love them. 🙂 Very often I make them at home. I have to admit that, among the different kheer preparations I have some special love to Parippu pradhaman / Kadala parippu payasam. But I don’t know why its so, it was always like so since my childhood. […]

Koorka thoran | Mezhukkupuratti | Chinese Potato Stir Fry

Hi friends, its a long time since I posted a recipe here. Sorry for the delay. Got busy with my studies 🙂 Koorka season is back in Kerala now. I am sure, Koorka (Chinese potato) needs no introduction to any Keralite. Here I will serve a simple, but traditional Kerala recipe for Koorka thoran / […]

Whole Wheat Oil free Banana loaf

Looking for a fat free, Oil free Banana loaf recipe? Then try this. This tested and tasted recipe of banana loaf recipe is our of our simplest and healthiest bakes. With only a few ingredients, which you will have mostly at home you can prepare this loaf easily Oil free Banana Loaf preparation In a […]