Category Archives: Festivals

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 […]

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 […]

Chocolate Almond Pinwheel Cookies

Pinwheel cookies are always a visual treat to eyes with their tempting swirly layers of vanilla and chocolates. These chocolate almond pinwheel cookies are perfect for a party evening or for Christmas. Preparation of pinwheel cookies In a large bowl, beat softened butter and sugar until it become light and fluffy. Add one egg and mix […]

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 […]

Pal Payasam

Pal payasam (paal payasam) aka rice milk pudding is a very classic Kerala dessert prepared during celebrations and festival seasons.  Onasadhya / Kerala feast is never complete without serving paal payasam at the end. This is an easy to prepare pal payasam recipe with just three ingredients. I hope, you all will try this and let me […]

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 […]

Malabar special – Pazham Nirachathu / Stuffed Banana

Pazham nirachathu is a very tasty and inevitable snack in the Malabar iftar cuisine. Its prepared by stuffing ripe plantain with coconut – nut mixtures and then dipped in a Maida batter and fried. I can assure you that your family and Kids will love this snack. Sweet Pazham Nirachathu Preparation Warm a non stick pan […]

Vegetable cutlet – Kerala style

Looking for a vegetable snack for your  iftaar/Ramadan? Then try this vegetable cutlet recipe. These vegetable cutlets are very popular snack items ideal for tea time or as an appetizers. Try this step by step veg cutlet recipe and let me know your comments or thoughts. Preparation of Vegetable cutlet Pressure cook the potatoes, carrot and […]

Fried Meat Roll Recipe

Its the 2nd day of Holy Ramadan and we prepared this meat rolls for our iftar. Its really easy to prepare and tasty meat rolls even without baking. 😀 Meat roll preparation Pressure cook the boneless chicken pieces with red chilly powder, pepper powder, salt and ½ cups of water up to 4 whistles. Allow it […]

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 […]

Cabbage thoran / Cabbage stir fry – Kerala style

Thoran is a popular and common dry Kerala dish traditionally made of finely chopped vegetable (any vegetable  of choice) such as, unripe jack fruit, bitter-gourd, cabbage or of leaves such as green or red cheera,  Moringa etc. The chopped vegetable is mixed together 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 with […]

Beetroot Pachadi – Kerala style

Pachadi is a traditional South Indian side-dish similar to North Indian Raita made of fresh vegetables, Yogurt, coconut, green or red chillies sauted and garnished in oil with fried mustard seeds, ginger and curry leaves. It is usually served as an accompaniment for rice, snacks like idli, dosa etc. Pachadi can be prepared with many type of vegetables. This is a recipe for preparation of Beetroot […]

Rice pathiri, Ari pathiri, Kerala Malabar pathiri

Pathiri is a traditional and authentic food item of Kerala muslims. Its a pancake made of rice flour. Its known in a wide range of names like Ari pathiri / nice pathiri / pathil etc. Pathiri is usually served along with meat or fish curries for breakfast, dinner, Iftaar etc. Its an inevitable part of Malabar Muslim […]

Arabian Majboos – Hot & Spicy

Chicken Majboos is an Arabian rice dish similar to Kerala Biriyani. Some people also call it as Arabic chicken Biriyani. This is a popular dish in northern Kerala. I learned this recipe from my sister in Dubai. She used to prepare it at home occasionally and we all love it. I am sure you will enjoy this Arabic Cuisine and  will make spicy […]

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 […]

Mambazha kalan / mambazha pulissery

One of the traditional curry dishes in Kerala is mambazha kalan / mambazha pulissery. Its an easy to prepare side dish with minimum requirements which our grand mothers prepare in olden days. In those days mangoes very easily available in the backyard of every houses in Kerala. The dish is very sweet one. Its better if […]

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. […]