Tag Archives: kerala snacks

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 […]

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 […]

Kerala Pakkavada / Ribbon pakkoda

Pakkavada is a very popular Kerala snack item prepared from rice flour and besan. Its also known as ribbon pakoda due to its peculiar shape. Its most commonly served at tea time. Preparation of Kerala pakkavada Sift together the roasted rice flour, besan into a bowl. Add the ghee / melted butter, salt, chilly powder […]

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 […]

Uzhunnu Vada / Medu Vada / Urad Dal Fritters

Uzhunnu Vada aka Medu Vada or Urad Dal Fritters is a popular south Indian snack usually served with Masala Dosa or taken as a breakfast itself. Uzhunnu Vada Preparation Clean and soak the Urad dal for up to 3-4 hours. Drain it completely. Grind it to a smooth paste without adding water. If its hard to […]

Ney pathiri / Neypathal / Deep fried rice rotti

The holy month of Ramzan is coming and I think I should share some Malabar recipes / Iftaar recipes this week. Ney pathiri aka Ney pathal or deep fried rice rotti is a very common breakfast / dinner dish in northern Kerala especially in Kozhikkode and Malabar. Ney pathiri Preparation In a pan warm 1 tsp […]

Chakka Varuthathu / Jackfruit Chips

Chakka Varuthathu / Deep fried jack fruit chips is a very popular Kerala snack / Nadan Palaharam prepared by deep frying  from the Chakka Chulas (the edible yellow part of jackfruit). Since jack fruit trees are available in the yards of all most all Kerala homes, this snack is very popular in Kerala. Besides that you can store this chips […]

Home made tapioca chips / Kappa varuthath

Its raining outside and I am in need of some fried crispy snacks. Ah, there is the dried tapioca slices in the shelf. Let me have tapioca chips for this evening. You wanna join me? come on, lets make it together. Preparation of tapioca chips Peel off the outer brown covering  of tapioca (kappa) and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Sukhiyan preparation – Kerala style

Sukhiyan is a deep fried traditional Kerala tea time snack made from Green gram / Mung bean, coconut  and jaggery filling. This is a highly nutritious food because the mung bean is a rich source of low-fat protein and fiber. One cup of mature, boiled beans contains around 14 g of protein and 15 g of fiber. This recipe is […]

Ari unda recipe – Traditional Kerala method

Want to try a traditional Kerala sweet? Here it is. Ari unda / Rice balls /Rice laddu is a traditional snack of Kerala which is easy to prepare, light on the stomach and nutritious as well. It can be prepared in less than one hour time. Preparation of Kerala Ari unda Wash the rice well and remove stones […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]