Category Archives: Kerala

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 […]

Kuzhalappam / Rice flour cannoli

Kuzhalappam aka rice flour cannoli is tube shaped snack popular among the Christians in Kerala. It is prepared by deep frying roasted rice flour along with onion, garlic, sesame seeds and cumin. Try this preparation of Kuzhalappam following this easy recipe and let me know your comments. Kuzhalappam Preparation In a pan roast the rice flour […]

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 […]

Chakkakuru thoran – Jackfruit seed stirfry

Thoran / mezhukkupuratti is a dry side dish in Kerala served along with steamed rice. It is traditionally made of finely chopped vegetables mixed together with grated coconut, turmeric powder, mustard seeds and curry leaves and briefly stirred on a pan / cheenachatti over a very hot fire. Jackfruit is a very popular fruit in Kerala and I am sure […]

Kerala Pakkavada / Ribbon pakkoda

Pakkavada is a very popular Kerala snack item prepared from rice flour and besan. Its also known as ribbon pakoda due to its peculiar shape. Its most commonly served at tea time. Preparation of Kerala pakkavada Sift together the roasted rice flour, besan into a bowl. Add the ghee / melted butter, salt, chilly powder […]

Unniyappam

Unniyappam is a very popular Kerala snack prepared from rice, sugar, jaggery and ghee. Keralites prepare it mainly during some festivals like Vishu, or during family rituals and functions. If you start eating it, you feel like having more. Little about Kottarakkara unniyappam When writing a post about Uniyappam, it will always remain incomplete if I miss […]

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 […]

Achappam / Rosette cookies

Achappam is a very popular and traditional Kerala / Tamil Nadu snack which is incredibly crunchy & delicious. It is called so because of the iron mold used for its preparation. “Achu” in Malayalam means mold and “Appam” means bread. These two words are combined together to form “Achappam” which means “Bread prepared using mold”. Achappam […]

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 […]

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 […]

Payar Kaya Thoran

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

Aloo bonda / Masala Bonda / Urulakizhangu bonda

Aloo bonda (Potato / Urulakizhangu masala bondas) are very common and yummy evening snack in India. This snack can be easily prepared at home by following these step wise instructions. Don’t forget to share your outcome or different variants of this recipe you tried with us. Preparation of Aloo bonda / Urulakizhangu Masala Bonda In a Kadai / Pan, heat […]

Kerala Kadala Curry – Chickpeas curry

Kadala curry served with Puttu is the most common breakfast food in Kerala. Almost all Keralites love this classic breakfast dish. Preparation of Kadala curry Soak black gram  in water for 8 hours and drain the water completely. Pressure cook the drained Kadala (Chickpeas) along with salt, turmeric powder, coconut pieces, green chillies, shallots, chopped ginger […]

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 […]

Mulaku Bajji

Ramadan Kareem to all our followers. Its the first day of the Holy month. For the evening snack today, myself and my sister prepared Mulaku Bajji along with red coconut chutney. Mulaku Bajji aka as Banana pepper fritters is a popular road side tea stall snack in South India. Its prepared by deep frying the […]

Uzhunnu Vada / Medu Vada / Urad Dal Fritters

Uzhunnu Vada aka Medu Vada or Urad Dal Fritters is a popular south Indian snack usually served with Masala Dosa or taken as a breakfast itself. Uzhunnu Vada Preparation Clean and soak the Urad dal for up to 3-4 hours. Drain it completely. Grind it to a smooth paste without adding water. If its hard to […]

Carrot and Potato Vegetable Masala Curry

Here is a recipe for that South Indian vegetable masala curry prepared from a mixture of mashed vegetables like potatoes, carrots, beans etc. You can serve this with Masala Dosa / Ghee roast / Poori / Idiyappam / Kerala Appam etc. Preparation of Vegetable Masala Clean the vegetables properly. Peel the skin of potatoes and carrot and cut them into medium sized […]