Nadan Potti curry – Kerala special

Have you heard of potti curry? Probably not, if you are not from the Kottayam or Ernakulam district in Kerala. This curry is usually available only in these places. Its an authentic and tasty Kerala dish, but its not popular one probably because of the offensive smell of uncleaned potti. Oh, I forgot to tell […]

Vettu cake – Kerala Teastall snack

Vettu cake aka Fried Sweetened Dough is a popular tea stall snack, available only in rural Kerala. Its hard to find this snack in the urban towns. But with this recipe you can prepare vettu cake in your kitchen easily. Preparation of  Vettu cake In a bowl beat the eggs along with sugar until it dissolves […]

Breadfruit / SheemaChakka / Kadachakka curry

Breadfruit popularly known as Kadachakka or Sheema chakka is a popular fruit in south India. Its even a staple food in many tropical countries. In Indonesia and Malaysia, it is called sukun while in the South Indian state like  Kerala and coastal Karnataka, it is known as kada chakka and deegujje, respectively. Breadfruit has roughly 25% carbohydrates and 70% water with an average amount of vitamin C (20 mg/100 g) […]

Chakka Kumbilappam / Edannayappam / Steamed Jackfruit Dumplings

Kumbilappam aka Chakka Kumbulappam, Chakka Appam, Vazhanayappam,  Theraliyappam is an authentic snack food of Kerala.  Its prepared by cooking jackfruit bulb with rice flour, grated coconut and jaggery. This mixture is then wrapped and steamed in fresh green Edanailla /Bay Leaves /Vazhanayilas shaped into cones (Kumbils). These leaves have a special fragrance which when mixed with […]

Easy made Mango pickle / Kerala Manga Achar

Its the summer season and the season of Mangoes. Let me give you an easy but tasty Kerala style instant mango pickle (Manga achar) recipe. Preparation of Mango pickle Peel the skin of mangoes and cut them into small pieces. In a bowl mix the sliced mangoes, salt and keep it overnight. On the next day, […]

Sassy water

In a post on foods for a flat tummy, we have mentioned about sassy water. If you are not familiar with sassy water – it is flavored water named by Prevention magazine in honor of its inventor Cynthia Sass. She created it for the “Flat Belly Diet”. This water tastes greater than ordinary water. With almost no calories, the ginger […]

Pappada Vada / Pappad Fritters

Pappada vada is a traditional Kerala evening snack food. You will find this snack item in the local hotels or tea stalls through out Kerala. Its a tasty and easy to prepare one. Pappada vadas are prepared by deep frying the pappads (Kerala papadam) dipped in the rice batter. I remember those good old days, […]

Spicy Beef Roast Recipe

Last Sunday the newly wedded couples gave us a visit at home and I was really worried on what to give them for their first visit. With my Husband, I decided to prepare the my mom’s special beef roast (beef ularthiyath). We quickly arranged all other dishes and started preparing the beef roast for them. […]

Koonthal / Calamari / Kanava / Squid roast

Hi there, let me share an interesting recipe of Squid/ Kanava / Koonthal / Calamari fry with you, which is a very easy to prepare tasty one. Surely you all will like this awesome squid fry. Earlier when I prepares, squid it wasn’t cooked well. So I usually avoid this sea food from my menu. […]

Neymeen fry Kerala style

I love to have Neymeen curry or neymeen fry, which we prepares at my home in Karunagapilly. This has an amazing taste because its prepared by my Mom and we are using fresh neymeen which we get from the Neendakara Harbor. Neymeen is a tasty fish available through out South India. This fish is also called […]

Kerala Thenga chammanthi recipe / Coconut chutney

Let me share an easy but tasty exclusive Kerala cuisine – Thenga chammanthi recipe with you. I  am sure that this dish needs no introduction to a Keralite. Its such a popular dish in Kerala. Seeing the photo alone will fill a Keralite’s mouth with enough saliva. This is a nostalgic item for all Keralites. Though […]

Kerala Vegetable Stew

Vegetable stew is a global dish made from a mixture of vegetables like Carrot, potatoes, green peas etc which goes well with pathiri, puri, appam, bread or rice. These ingredients can include any combination of vegetables. The usage of coconut milk as an ingredient gives it a typical Kerala flavor. Vegetable stew preparation Slice the vegetables into cubes of 1/2 […]

Spicy Kerala mathi fry / mathi varuthath / sardine fry

Sardine ( locally known as Mathi or Chaala in Kerala), is one the cheapest and tastiest fish available in South India. Sardines are one of the best sources of omega 3 fatty acids, which reduces your triglycerides and cholesterol. The small bones of Sardine is good resource of calcium. Keralites usually make sardine curry, mathi vattichatu or […]

Kerala Prawn Roast

Prawn roast is one of my favorite sea food dish. Fortunately my mother cooks it very well. She prepares all sea food items very well. When ever I am going back to Kerala, I inform my mother in advance to collect some prawns. It is easily available in our place because of the proximity to the Neendakara […]

Pazham pori / Kerala Plantain (Banana) fritters

Pazham pori aka Ethakka appam or banana (Kerala Plantain) fritters is a traditional evening snack item in Kerala. Its available throughout Kerala and all most all Keralites prepares it the same way. Its simply ripe banana’s coated with flour and deep fried in oil. Pazham pori Preparation Mix the all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and water […]

Hot Unakka Mulaku Chammanthi / Red chilly chutney

I don’t think Mulaku Chammanthi needs any introduction to a Keralite. Its part of Kerala culture and its a nostalgia for all of us. I am sure that your mouth starts watering on seeing the above photo. Preparing Mulaku Chammanthi is nothing like rocket science. This is an easy to prepare dip which every Keralites know. For […]

Rice pathiri, Ari pathiri, Kerala Malabar pathiri

Pathiri is a traditional and authentic food item of Kerala muslims. Its a pancake made of rice flour. Its known in a wide range of names like Ari pathiri / nice pathiri / pathil etc. Pathiri is usually served along with meat or fish curries for breakfast, dinner, Iftaar etc. Its an inevitable part of Malabar Muslim […]

Bravas Potatoes / Spanish Potatoes

Spanish potatoes / Bravas potatoes / Patatas Bravas simply means angry potatoes ( Not angry birds. 🙂 ). They are actually soft potatoes cooked in a spicy sauce , with a paste of garlic, chilies, cumin, paprika and vinegar and served as an appetizer, or tapas. There are variations in preparation like  fried, boiled or roasted potatoes. Spanish potatoes preparation […]

Parippu vada – Kerala style

Parripu vada / Dal Vada / Lentil or Dal fritters  is a nadan / traditional evening snack food in Kerala. It is prepared from Toor dal. Parippu vada along with black tea is the combination and its the official food of a Kerala communist 😉 . For every Keralite, parippu vada is a nostalgia. You will […]

Arabian Majboos – Hot & Spicy

Chicken Majboos is an Arabian rice dish similar to Kerala Biriyani. Some people also call it as Arabic chicken Biriyani. This is a popular dish in northern Kerala. I learned this recipe from my sister in Dubai. She used to prepare it at home occasionally and we all love it. I am sure you will enjoy this Arabic Cuisine and  will make spicy […]