Category Archives: Indian

Indian Naan

On the way to Pondichery, we landed up in the Chennai International Airport. After the hectic journey, we were tired and hungry to search for an eatery. Moreover, It was late in the evening and Chennai looked totally unfamiliar and crowded. I called up my friend who is working in an IT company in the […]

Sharjah Shake Recipe

Sharjah Shake  / Banana Milkshake – A very common milk shake recipe available in Kerala Bakeries / Juice shops or ice-cream parlors. This is popular in Kerala even from the early 90’s. If you ask me about the story behind the name or its connection with UAE – the answer is just three words – I don’t […]

Avakaya pickle – Andhra style raw Mango Pickle

Avakaya / Aavakaaya / is mango pickle made by the Andhra people in South India.  Aavakaaya pickle has an important role in Andhra people’s culture. Infact Andhra culture may be thought to be incomplete without aavakaaya. The name avakkaya is derived from ava meaning mustard (kaduku) and kaya meaning mango – Thanks to our subscriber Rekha Pyaraka […]

Rich Milk Peda recipe

Milk peda aka Doodh peda / palkova / Paal peda is one of the simple but most delicious and tastiest milk product. This traditional Indian sweet is made with condensed milk and milk powder and flavored with cardamom and pistachios. Milk pedas are prepared mainly during the festival season like Diwali, Poojas etc. In North India, milk pedas are distributed […]

Kerala Lemon pickle / Naranga achar

Ever worried on how to prepare lemon pickles (naranga achar / cheru naranga achar) with out the bitter taste? Then your search ends here 🙂 I know there are multiple ways to prepare lemon pickles. But this recipe helps you to make the naranga achar / lemon pickle in Kerala style without any bitterness. As usual […]

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 […]

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 […]

Malai Rajma

How much I love North-Indian gravies!!! I have tasted at many restaurants, specifically dhabas before and then tried making them at home. You can mark Rajma or Chhole to be their staple-food forever, but making 10 different finger-licking good dishes using Rajma is an art in itself 🙂 . I’m on a marathon to try […]

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 […]

Moong Dal Pancakes

Who says pancakes are major entity on breakfast platter only? Have you ever tried making this protein-rich ‘Moong Dal Pancakes’ for an evening snack to make your tea-time wonderful??!!! If not, try it out now… Preparation Soak moong dal and urad dal together in plenty of water for 4-5 hours. Drain excess water out of […]

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 […]

Paneer Subz Bahar

A colorful looking, quick-to-make dish with medley of all seasonal vegetables n kids-friendly paneer!!! ‘Paneer Subz Bahar’ is something I always make when I’m tired to cook anything else on lazy weekday nights.  Higher in nutritional value and super-delicious North-Indian delicacy is always on top of my list of favorites 🙂 Paneer Subz Bahar preparation […]

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 […]