Category Archives: Non Veg

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 […]

Thikidi / Pidi Recipe – Kerala style rice dumplings

Thinking about pidi will bring a lot of childhood memories for me, especially those days I spend at my mom’s house. My granny loves this dish so much, so that she makes it most of times when we have a family get together or on special days like Eid etc. I remember helping her in […]

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 […]

Meen Mulakittath / Kottayam style spicy red fish curry

Hi friends, After a long time I am back. Got busy with my studies and family. Let me share a traditional Kerala style fish curry. People from northern Kerala calls it Malabar fish curry / Kozhikodan fish curry, while those towards the Travancore region, calls it Kottayam style fish curry and some calls it simply Meen […]

Kerala style fish molly recipe

Fish molly aka fish mollee is a traditional dish from the Kerala Suriyani Christian Kitchen. Its fish curry (fish stew) prepared in coconut milk with a little difference. Fish molly preparation Prepare the marination mix by mixing together all the ingredients. Apply them very well and evenly on the cleaned fish slices. Keep it aside for […]

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 […]

Beef varattiyathu

Its a long time since I shared a recipe on cheenachatti. Here I am back with the traditional recipe of Kerala style Beef Varattiyathu / Beef Ularthiyathu recipe, a signature dish of Kerala Christians, where red-meat is pressure cooked and sauteed with spices and herbs. Beef Varattiyath preparation Wash and clean the beef. Mix all the ingredients in list 1 and keep […]

Chicken Biryani Kerala style

Chicken biryani – thats our recipe for this Eid. This delightful and quick recipe for preparing Kerala style chicken biryani will make your Eid festival rich. – Eid Mubarak to all our friends. I am sure that biriyani / biryani needs no introduction to Indians or south Asians. For others, its one of the most flavorful, spicy and aromatic rice dish […]

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 […]

Mutton Curry Kerala style

Its more than 2 months, this post was in draft format. Unfortunately I completely forgot to finish this post. Today I received a request from a subscriber of our’s for a mutton curry, and then only I remembered about it. Kerala style mutton curry preparation Wash the mutton pieces well and cut it into small […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chicken filled Caterpillar Buns – Stuffed Croissant

Eid Mubarak to all my friends. Hope you all enjoyed Eid well. I was planning to share this recipe of Chicken filled Caterpillar buns or stuffed Croissant in Ramadan, but I couldn’t share it with you. Anyway here it is. Try it at home and let me know your thoughts on it. Preparation of Chicken […]

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 […]