Parippu Pradhaman / Parippu payasam

Its our second Onam after the launching of cheenachatti.com. We are so happy to see the immense support we received from you people. Thank you all for your  support, suggestions and comments. You can find a lot of Onam recipes from our site and we have even a post on how to serve onasadhya. Last week we […]

Aval Payasam – Rice flakes Kheer

Aval payasam is a quick and easy to make dessert / pudding. Its made using Aval aka poha which is said to be the favorite of Lord Krishna. So South Indians, usually prepare this during the gokulaashtami festival. This recipe is really simple one. I hope you all will try it and let me know […]

Indian Naan

On the way to Pondichery, we landed up in the Chennai International Airport. After the hectic journey, we were tired and hungry to search for an eatery. Moreover, It was late in the evening and Chennai looked totally unfamiliar and crowded. I called up my friend who is working in an IT company in the […]

Marble cake

Marble cake is a cake made by very lightly blending light and dark batter together to get a streaked or mottled appearance (like marble). Usually Vanilla and Chocolates are used as the blending mixtures. Here is a quick recipe for preparing marble cake from scratch. Try it and let us know your comments. Marble cake preparation Sieve flour along with […]

Sharjah Shake Recipe

Sharjah Shake  / Banana Milkshake – A very common milk shake recipe available in Kerala Bakeries / Juice shops or ice-cream parlors. This is popular in Kerala even from the early 90’s. If you ask me about the story behind the name or its connection with UAE – the answer is just three words – I don’t […]

Fruit salad | Fruit salad with Custard recipe

Fruit salad aka fruit cocktail or fruit cup is a dish made with various kinds of fruits and served as a dessert, a side-salad or an appetizer. The commonly used fruits are strawberry, water melon, pomegranate, apple, grapes etc. You can find a lot of recipes for fruit salads throughout the net. In some regions, people try adding […]

Double Chocolate Mocha Brownies Recipe

Cakey on the outside and fudgey in the middle, here is the best recipe for a perfect double chocolate mocha brownie. These are very rich, very chocolatey, and very good in taste. Try it and share your results as comments below. Double Chocolate Mocha Brownies preparation In a large bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt very […]

Perfect Hard boil Eggs

I know hard boiling egg is a simple / basic thing in culinary. But for the budding cooks in the kitchen, here is the method on how to hard boil eggs perfectly. Boiling eggs for too long can result in cracked shells, tough whites, and green-gray, sulfuric-smelling yolks while cooking for short time makes it soft boiled one […]

Arabian Falafel Recipe

Falafel, the lebanese deep fried balls or patties is a snack / fast food very popular in the Middle East which is now available world wide, each with its own special version. It is very popular among the vegans.  As a main dish, falafel is served as a sandwich, stuffed in pita bread / Khubboos / Turkish bread with vegetables […]

Summer Ragi Shots

Beat the summer heat with this cool summer ragi shots recipes. An easy summer drink recipe that is prepared with ragi, nuttella, honey and mango crush. I am sure your Kids will enjoy this. Try it and send your comments. Summer Ragi Shots preparation Mix 1 table spoon of Nutella in 1 cup milk and […]

Avakaya pickle – Andhra style raw Mango Pickle

Avakaya / Aavakaaya / is mango pickle made by the Andhra people in South India.  Aavakaaya pickle has an important role in Andhra people’s culture. Infact Andhra culture may be thought to be incomplete without aavakaaya. The name avakkaya is derived from ava meaning mustard (kaduku) and kaya meaning mango – Thanks to our subscriber Rekha Pyaraka […]

Apple judy

Apples have long been a favorite cocktail flavor.  Its because apple mixes well with a variety of flavors. Here is a delicious and mind blowing recipe for Apple Judy prepared from apple juice mixed with vodka and orange juice. This combination of Vodka, with apple juice is a lesser known one.  But this is a very […]

Rich Milk Peda recipe

Milk peda aka Doodh peda / palkova / Paal peda is one of the simple but most delicious and tastiest milk product. This traditional Indian sweet is made with condensed milk and milk powder and flavored with cardamom and pistachios. Milk pedas are prepared mainly during the festival season like Diwali, Poojas etc. In North India, milk pedas are distributed […]

Kulukki Sarbath – Shaken lemonade

Seems summer is getting very hot in Kerala this time. Its hard to adapt with the high temperatures even at the small village of mine. Drinks like Sambaram (Butter milk), lemonades and juices will help to stay healthy and cool in this climate. Here is a recipe of a drink popular in Kerala since last summer, […]

Kerala Lemon pickle / Naranga achar

Ever worried on how to prepare lemon pickles (naranga achar / cheru naranga achar) with out the bitter taste? Then your search ends here 🙂 I know there are multiple ways to prepare lemon pickles. But this recipe helps you to make the naranga achar / lemon pickle in Kerala style without any bitterness. As usual […]

Mutton Curry Kerala style

Its more than 2 months, this post was in draft format. Unfortunately I completely forgot to finish this post. Today I received a request from a subscriber of our’s for a mutton curry, and then only I remembered about it. Kerala style mutton curry preparation Wash the mutton pieces well and cut it into small […]

Wheat Banana Bread

After a short gap ( Sorry friends I was busy with my cake baking classes, Athen’s Oven and with my fondant cake experiments 🙂 ), here comes my new baking experiment. Try this mouth watering whole wheat banana bread recipe which tastes great with a cup of coffee! Wheat Banana Bread preparation Grease a 9″ pan or […]

Kerala special Pepper Chicken

Pepper Chicken is a very popular side dish in Kerala restaurants. Its one of the dish we frequently order from our nearby hotel. Though I tried a lot of pepper chicken recipes in the past, none of them were successful. Recently I came across another recipe of pepper chicken, in a local food magazine and […]

Kuzhalappam / Rice flour cannoli

Kuzhalappam aka rice flour cannoli is tube shaped snack popular among the Christians in Kerala. It is prepared by deep frying roasted rice flour along with onion, garlic, sesame seeds and cumin. Try this preparation of Kuzhalappam following this easy recipe and let me know your comments. Kuzhalappam Preparation In a pan roast the rice flour […]

Christmas plum cake recipe

Plum cake preparation Soaking of Fruits: Wash and Soak all the dry fruits properly and leave in sunlight a whole day to dry up. Chop washed and dried fruits and nuts and fill in a glass jar. Add brandy/rum in this and keep for 3 weeks. Try to soak it for a minimum of 1 […]