Category Archives: Meat

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nadan Potti curry – Kerala special

Have you heard of potti curry? Probably not, if you are not from the Kottayam or Ernakulam district in Kerala. This curry is usually available only in these places. Its an authentic and tasty Kerala dish, but its not popular one probably because of the offensive smell of uncleaned potti. Oh, I forgot to tell […]

Spicy Beef Roast Recipe

Last Sunday the newly wedded couples gave us a visit at home and I was really worried on what to give them for their first visit. With my Husband, I decided to prepare the my mom’s special beef roast (beef ularthiyath). We quickly arranged all other dishes and started preparing the beef roast for them. […]

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 […]

Alfaham chicken preparation recipe

Another mind blowing recipe from our subscriber Sherly. She always envied us with her wide collection of recipes. Two days back she sent me this recipe. The photo she shared with the recipe, really thrilled me and we prepared it the very next day. The Alfaham was mind-blowing. The al faham we are getting in […]

Jackfruit meat mix / Chakkayum erachiyum – Kerala style

This is a recipe to prepare traditional Kerala jackfruit and beef mix. Jackfruit meat mix aka “chakayum erachiyum” is an old traditional Kerala food item. You will love it if you love spicy foods. Its a recipe I collected from my grand mother. This is an easy to prepare one and a typical nadan chakka recipe. […]

Mexican Paella

Mexican Paella is a rice dish just like Indian biriyani, but it is different from the original Spanish paella. Paella is now an international food. There are three types of paella, Valencian (Meat of land animals), Seafood (Only sea foods, no vegetables) and Mixed (Sea food, meat of land animals and vegetable). Here I will share with […]

Indian mutton curry

My grand mother prepares mutton curry in a different method using gambooge / Kudampuli / Vadakkan puli. During my childhood days on every visit there, I wondered how she prepares it differently. Recently only I learned that, its the gambooge tha’ts giving the different taste to her preparation. Try this spicy mutton curry recipe yourself […]

Chicken pepper fry

Here is another dish with chicken. Most of you may have taken this Chicken pepper fry from outside restaurants but wondered of how to prepare them at home. Then here it is. Next time when you have a guest at home try this and make them love your foods. 🙂 Directions for preparing chicken pepper fry Blend the […]

Arabian Mutton Kabab

Here is a recipe of Arabian mutton Kebab shared by our friend Shirly James. She has already contributed many recipes for us. All those recipes were excellent and received a great applauce by our subscribers. I hope Sherly, your first arabian recipe of mutton kabab also will be loved by our subscribers. Mutton Kebab preparation […]

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 […]

Special stuffed chicken buns recipe

Its long time since I posted a non veg snack. Sorry guys, I got trapped in the jackfruit mania. Here is a simple but tasty snack for your kids lunch box. At home sometimes we serves it for breakfast, as a lunch box snack or an after school snack for my brothers kids. They love it. Since chicken […]

Kappa Biriyani / Kappayum Ellum / Tapiocca & Meat

Kappa biriyani aka ellum kappayum is a mix of Kappa (tapioca) and beef (with bones). Some people call it kappayum erachiyum also. It is a food item common in middle Kerala mostly between the Christians and Muslims of Kottayam and Idukki. This is also a popular item in roadside shops (Thattukadas / Streetfood) in Kerala. In […]

Chicken korma

Chicken Korma is popular side dish (curry) in Kerala which can be served with with Appam / pathiri / bread. Chicken Korma Preparation Soak Cashew nut and KasKas (white poppy seeds) in 1 cup of water and make it into a paste after 15 minutes. Add coconut oil in a frying pan and add sliced onion, sliced green chillies, […]