Author Archives: Jameela Beevi

Hi, I am Jameela Beevi from Kozhikkode Kerala, now living in Manama, Bahrain with my small family. I started cooking in 2008 after my marriage. I love to prepare and eat tasty foods. My favorites include French pastries, homemade ice creams, Indian food, and anything made with meat... :)

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 […]

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 […]

Mutta adukku

Mutta adukku is an exclusive Malabar cuisine served during the Ramadan iftaar or served as special dish for the newly wedded groom (one among the ammayi amma palaharams). In some place of Kerala, this is also known as Mutta pathiri. They prepare it as a single layer, instead of the multi stacked version. This dish is called […]

Beans biscuits

These beans biscuits (I am not sure about the name) are something that reminds me of my childhood days. Knowing my love for this, it was the most purchased bakery item for me by my father. Now also I purchase it for my kids when ever I visit a bakery and they loves it just like […]

Unniyappam

Unniyappam is a very popular Kerala snack prepared from rice, sugar, jaggery and ghee. Keralites prepare it mainly during some festivals like Vishu, or during family rituals and functions. If you start eating it, you feel like having more. Little about Kottarakkara unniyappam When writing a post about Uniyappam, it will always remain incomplete if I miss […]

Achappam / Rosette cookies

Achappam is a very popular and traditional Kerala / Tamil Nadu snack which is incredibly crunchy & delicious. It is called so because of the iron mold used for its preparation. “Achu” in Malayalam means mold and “Appam” means bread. These two words are combined together to form “Achappam” which means “Bread prepared using mold”. Achappam […]

Spiced butter milk / Sambaram recipe

Sambaram, morum vellum (in Malayalam) / Majjige (Telugu) / Majjige Huli (Kannada) / Mor (Tamil) are all the local names for Butter milk. Today I will share this Sambaram recipe to prepare salty, tangy and spicy, light-green drink which is an instant energy booster in an active afternoon.  Adding a little spice to sambaram will makes […]

Payar Kaya Thoran

Thoran is a very popular and common Kerala dry dish traditionally made of finely chopped vegetables (any vegetable  of choice) such as bitter-gourd,  unripe jack fruit, cabbage or leaves such as green or red cheera,  Moringa etc. These chopped vegetables are mixed with grated coconut, mustard seeds, curry leaves and turmeric powder and briefly stirred on a pan over a very hot fire. Thoran is usually served along […]

Kalathappam in Kannur style

Kalathappam is a Malabar (Indian / Kerala / Kannur) delicacy made from rice flour, jaggery sugar, fried onions and coconut flakes. Its more popular in Kannur. This snack is prepared in pressure cooker. I got this recipe from Shibin Dinesh. While I was in Kannur, he posted about this snack in facebook. Next day I purchased it from Sheen Bakery in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]