Category Archives: Bakery

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 […]

Kerala style Chicken Cutlets recipe

Chicken cutlets are an easy to prepare evening snack food which I am sure your Kids and other relatives will love. It is prepared from minced boneless chicken and mashed potatoes. This recipe will give you an awesome chicken cutlet. Don’t forget to send us your photos or comments after you try this. This is […]

Sweet Banana Fritters

Banana fritters is a deep fried snack food, prepared from an easy to make batter. The batter is prepared with mashed bananas, milk and all purpose flour. This is an easy to prepare 4’O clock snack for your kids. I hope you all will try this is easy to prepare sweet banana fritters recipe  and 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 […]

Sweet carrot cake recipe

This is the recipe for a yummy and nutritional carrot cake which you can serve in all occasions. This is probably the best carrot cake We’ve ever had. My husband loves it… Carrot cake preparation Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C. Oil and line the base and sides of an 8 inch square cake tin with […]

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 […]

Sweet Mango burfi

Its the season of mangoes and you can prepare many mango recipes at home. This is a recipe shared by our subscriber Reshmi Anand. We tried it last week and it was an awesome recipe which every one of us enjoyed. You can also make the same mouth watering burfi at home, just follow the […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to make Khova at home from milk?

Khova / Khoa is an integral ingredient  in many of the home made sweets like sweet laddu, milk peda etc. This is a quick recipe to prepare Khova at home. Khova Preparation Bring the milk to boil in a deep non-stick pan. Reduce the flame to low and continue heating the milk. Keep stirring occasionally at regular intervals until […]