Category Archives: Sea foods

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tasty Kollam fish curry

Have you ever tried Kollam fish curry? If not, definitely you should try this at least once. I love the fish curry prepared by mother for the breakfast dishes like Kerala Appam, Idiyappam, Pathiri etc. This is an entirely different preparation from the usual fish curries which we serve with lunch / rice. Kollam Fish curry preparation Clean and […]

Koonthal / Calamari / Kanava / Squid roast

Hi there, let me share an interesting recipe of Squid/ Kanava / Koonthal / Calamari fry with you, which is a very easy to prepare tasty one. Surely you all will like this awesome squid fry. Earlier when I prepares, squid it wasn’t cooked well. So I usually avoid this sea food from my menu. […]

Neymeen fry Kerala style

I love to have Neymeen curry or neymeen fry, which we prepares at my home in Karunagapilly. This has an amazing taste because its prepared by my Mom and we are using fresh neymeen which we get from the Neendakara Harbor. Neymeen is a tasty fish available through out South India. This fish is also called […]

Spicy Kerala mathi fry / mathi varuthath / sardine fry

Sardine ( locally known as Mathi or Chaala in Kerala), is one the cheapest and tastiest fish available in South India. Sardines are one of the best sources of omega 3 fatty acids, which reduces your triglycerides and cholesterol. The small bones of Sardine is good resource of calcium. Keralites usually make sardine curry, mathi vattichatu or […]

Kerala Prawn Roast

Prawn roast is one of my favorite sea food dish. Fortunately my mother cooks it very well. She prepares all sea food items very well. When ever I am going back to Kerala, I inform my mother in advance to collect some prawns. It is easily available in our place because of the proximity to the Neendakara […]

Kakka irachi ularthiyath / clam stir fry

Just had an outing yesterday at Cherai beach, Paravoor. The beach is so amazing and romantic. You can occasionally spot Dolphins here. From the road side sellers there, we purchased around 1 kg of Kakka / clams. Though I have taken Kakka irachi fry from hotels, and my home I haven’t prepared it myself before. Here is my mothers 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 […]

Squid soup

We are excited in introducing our first soup recipe. For a difference, we are sharing you with the exclusive squid soup recipe shared by our subscriber Shirly James. I am sure you all will love this sea food soup. Though it’s a very easy to make soup, it smells and tastes great. This is also great […]

Karimeen Pollichathu

Karimeen (Pearl spot fish) Pollichathu is a typical and unique Kuttanadan (Allepey) fish preparation. It is marinated with a rich blend of hot spices and then baked in a banana leaf. If you take it once, you will always carve for it again. Here is the recipe for making Karimeen pollichathu at your home. Preparation of […]

Mathi Vattichathu – Kottayam style

Mathi (Sardine) vattichathu is a traditional Kottayam fish curry.  There is a saying in Kerala that, if you are trying any fish curry recipes from Kerala,  then it should be from Kottayam. That’s true, Kottayam people cook the best fish curries especially when it comes to sardine recipes. Try this mathi vattichatu as a side dish with […]

Salmon Roe Stir fry (Caviar / Mananjil / Paringil thoran)

The roe (Mananjil / Paringil) of marine animals, such as the roe of sardine, lumpsucker, hake and salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. This food is a good source of Vitamin C, Thiamin, Folate and a very good source of Protein, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Riboflavin, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus and Selenium etc. Unfortunately as its the egg […]

Sardine fish curry – Kerala style

This is an easy recipe to prepare authentic and traditional Kerala style sardine fish curry recipe.  You can take it as a side dish with Kappa (Tapioca) / hot Kerala rice / Pathiri / Porotta / Appams.  Sardine, (popularly known as Mathi, Chaala in Kerala), is one the cheapest, popular and the tastiest fish available in South India. Health Benefits […]