Author Archives: Renoos

I'm Renoos, officially called as Dr Regina M, a doctor at profession, good wife at home and a budding cook in Kitchen. I'm completely in love with food and you'll most likely find me covered in flour, chocolate or both if I am not at the hospital :)

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 / […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Mussel’s stir fry / Kallumakkaya / Kadukka ularthiyathu

How to clean Mussel’s / Kallumakkaya? Wash and clean the mussels with shells. Soak them first in cold salted water for 30 minutes. This will expel the sand and other solid wastes inside it. Place them in pot with enough hot water. After some time the shells start splitting on one side. On the other […]

Chakkakuru thoran – Jackfruit seed stirfry

Thoran / mezhukkupuratti is a dry side dish in Kerala served along with steamed rice. It is traditionally made of finely chopped vegetables mixed together with grated coconut, turmeric powder, mustard seeds and curry leaves and briefly stirred on a pan / cheenachatti over a very hot fire. Jackfruit is a very popular fruit in Kerala and I am sure […]

Vendakka thoran / Okra stir fry

I was never an Okra lover, but as my hubby loves all preparations of Okra / Vedakka, I started including it in my menu. This is a simple everyday recipe (nothing of rocket science ;)) for preparing Vendakka thoran (stir fry) with grated coconut. Its my MIL’s recipe. She prepares it well and quickly in not […]

Meen Peera – Fish stir fry

Meen peera “Fish stir fry with coconut” is an exclusive Kerala fish curry. Its also an easy to prepare fish curry with minimum steps. Usually Keralites prepare Meen peera with the small fish Anchovy (locally called as Chooda or Natholi). Some time even small sardines are also used. Meen peera is usually served as a side […]

Thenga choru

Thenga choru / Coconut rice was a popular Malabar rice variant before Biriyani conquered the Muslim kitchens. Its still prepared in most of the Kerala Muslim houses. Its even considered as poor man’s Biriyani. Now a days people serve thenga choru for small events / functions and get together. Preparation of thenga choru Wash the […]