Sharkara payasam

Hope you all had a memorable Vishu today. Let the peace and prosperity of Vishu be with you and your family through out the year. We also had a great vishu (off course feast too) today. As you all know payasam is a must for any Kerala functions. We had two payasams for the sadhya, sharkara payasam […]

Palada payasam / palada pradhaman – Kerala method

Another post in the Vishu sadhya series. This is palada pradhaman aka palada payasam which is a delicious dessert prepared using rice and milk. It is served usually in the end of Kerala sadhya (grand feast) along with pappadam and banana. It is an easy to prepare pradhaman with little effort. This dessert will give […]

Aviyal recipe Kerala style

Friends, here is another dish in our Vishu Sadhya series. Aviyal / Mixed vegetable Kerala dish. It is prepared with as many vegetables as one can get. Although its an essential dish of Kerala vegetable feast, it is also popular in other south Indian states like Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Aviyal is a thick mixture of vegetables, curd and coconut, seasoned with coconut […]

Pachadi

Vishu is approaching fast and I am not sure whether we will be able to cover all the dishes needed for sadhya before it due to lack of time. But we will try to give you some of the best side dishes for Kerala sadhya before Vishu. Pachadi is our third dish for your Vishu Sadhya. […]

Olan with Pumpkin / Kumpalanga / Mathanga – Kerala style

Here is the second side dish for your Vishu Sadhya. You can find other sadhya recipes in my previous posts. Olan is a traditional Kerala side dish which is regular at every Onasadya. Kerala Olan is made with red gram and  vegetables (pumpkins) cooked in coconut milk, which gives it a rich and creamy texture. Kerala Olan […]

Sarkara varatti recipe / Banana chips with jaggery

Vishu is coming and for the sadhya sarkara varatty or banana chips are a must. These days because of the unawareness of how to prepare it, people just buy it from the shop. This time have some difference and prepare it at home. This way you will get good quality sharkara varatty for sadhya. Here is the method […]

Indian mutton curry

My grand mother prepares mutton curry in a different method using gambooge / Kudampuli / Vadakkan puli. During my childhood days on every visit there, I wondered how she prepares it differently. Recently only I learned that, its the gambooge tha’ts giving the different taste to her preparation. Try this spicy mutton curry recipe yourself […]

Chicken pepper fry

Here is another dish with chicken. Most of you may have taken this Chicken pepper fry from outside restaurants but wondered of how to prepare them at home. Then here it is. Next time when you have a guest at home try this and make them love your foods. 🙂 Directions for preparing chicken pepper fry Blend the […]

Arabian Mutton Kabab

Here is a recipe of Arabian mutton Kebab shared by our friend Shirly James. She has already contributed many recipes for us. All those recipes were excellent and received a great applauce by our subscribers. I hope Sherly, your first arabian recipe of mutton kabab also will be loved by our subscribers. Mutton Kebab preparation […]

Karimeen Pollichathu

Karimeen (Pearl spot fish) Pollichathu is a typical and unique Kuttanadan (Allepey) fish preparation. It is marinated with a rich blend of hot spices and then baked in a banana leaf. If you take it once, you will always carve for it again. Here is the recipe for making Karimeen pollichathu at your home. Preparation of […]

Chambanga (Rose apple) wine

This is the season of rose apples aka chambanga. We have a lot of them in our yard. Last month, seeing a lot of them getting fallen down and wasted, I thought of trying something with it. The first idea that came into my mind was making wine using these rose apples and here is […]

Ripe Mango curry / Pazham manga curry

Mango mania is back again! Today I will share with you a great recipe which is a combo of sweet and sour, the ripe mango curry (pazham manga curry). This is an authentic and traditional Kerala dish. Mambazha pulissery is a part of Grand Kerala Sadya (the feast) cuisine also. This is an easy to prepare dish which goes […]

Kaju Barfi

Kaju barfi is a mouth watering Indian delicious sweets for all occasions usually in the form of lozenge. The main ingredients in Kaju Barfi is Cashew nut. This is one of the most expensive Indian Sweets when compared to other Barfis. Kaju barfi preparation In a bowl with three fourth cup of water dissolve sugar and bring […]

Kerala style Vattayappam

Vattayappam is an easy to prepare, a traditional 4’O clock snack food. This recipe is contributed by our subscriber Shirly. We made some slight modifications to it and used smashed bananas also as an ingredient. That’s the main difference from the usual vattayappam recipes. Try this recipe at home and let us know your feed backs. Vattayappam is a typical Kerala […]

Idiyappam Upma

In our previous post we gave you the recipe on how to prepare tasty kerala idiyappams. Now with that idiyappams we will make a different dish – Idiyappam Upma. Try this different recipe at home and let me know your feedback’s. Preparation You need to prepare Idiyappams at first, cut them into small pieces and keep aside. […]

Idiyappam (String Hoppers) recipe

Iddiyappam aka “Noolappam / Sevai / String Hoppers”  made by steaming process is a common breakfast food item in Kerala, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Lakshadweep and Sri Lankan Tamil people. Idiyappam can be served with vegetable curries, Korma, pepper chicken, egg curry etc. Its an extremely easy to prepare breakfast dish, if you have an easy to handle idiyappam […]

Kozhukattai

Kozhukkatai is a traditional Kerala Christian recipe (particularly among the Syrian Christians) which were made during the time of Easter. Kozhukkatai is also one among the most popular Kerala sweet which is prepared from rice flour, grated coconut and  jaggery. The dough for Kozhukkatai is made similar to that of Idiyappam. This is a special recipe for Palm Sunday (In […]

Indian Poori

Poori (Indian fried Flat bread) is a popular Indian break fast food item. Poori can be served with korma, chana masala, dal, potato based curries etc. Poori is enjoyed at all meal times by all age groups equally. Poori is an easy to prepare breakfast item. There are a lot of variants to poori like paani poori, bhatura etc.. The crispinnes […]

Malabar Unnakkaya

Unnakkaya is delicious, sweet and traditional Kerala snack prepared mainly in the Northern Kerala (in Malabar, Kannur, Thalassery etc) during the Ramzan days. Its very popular in other parts of Kerala also during the Ramadan (Ramazan) fasting time. It is prepared by filling smashed bananas stuffed with cashew nuts, raisins and rice flakes. Unnakkaya is a good snack item […]

Erachi pathiri recipe (Meat pathiri)

Erachi pathiri (fried bread stuffed with Chicken masala) is a traditional Muslim food item, which is very delicious, rich meat-filled pastry. Erachi pathiri is very popular in Malabar and through out Kerala during the period of Ramadan. We usually prepares it in all iftars. It is a meal by itself. You can use Mutton, Beef or […]