Category Archives: Indian

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 […]

Leafy Paratha

I always try making a different type of paratha as making Rotis every-time sounds a little boring to me 😛  This time I tried creating a medley of my favorite greens in form of leafy paratha !!! Believe me, its aroma was so wonderful and taste… huh, simply superb 🙂 Leafy paratha is a balanced meal with […]

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 […]

Aloo Chaat

Aloo chaat (savory potato snack) is a popular street food item in North India. It is prepared by frying potatoes in oil and adding spices and with chutney. If you want to bring a quick variety of North-Indian street-food, try making this Aloo Chaat (Delhi Style) at home. Add a mouth-watering and simple to make chaat dish in your list!!! Aloo chaat preparation […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kumbalanga Moru Curry / Pulissery

Kumbalanga (Ash guard / Winter melon) Moru curry is a very popular and traditional Kerala curry. Keralites love to have this curry along with white rice. In some places its also known as “Kaalan”. Preparation of Kerala Moru curry In an earthen / clay pot cook the ripe plantain / banana / ethakka  in 2 […]

Chakka Varuthathu / Jackfruit Chips

Chakka Varuthathu / Deep fried jack fruit chips is a very popular Kerala snack / Nadan Palaharam prepared by deep frying  from the Chakka Chulas (the edible yellow part of jackfruit). Since jack fruit trees are available in the yards of all most all Kerala homes, this snack is very popular in Kerala. Besides that you can store this chips […]

Chakkakuru Manga Curry with Muringakka

Chakkakuru (Jackfruit seeds), Manga (Raw Mango) curry with Muringakka (Drumstick) is a seasonal dish in Kerala which needs no introduction to any Keralite. Its prepared usually in the pre monsoon period which is the jack fruit season in Kerala. This is one of the most popular dish in every Kerala kitchens and its an easy to prepare dish. […]

Paneer Tikka Masala

A ‘Paneer Delicacy’ that rules North-Indian cuisine for a long time – “Paneer Tikka Masala”! Soft paneer pieces, first marinated with Tandoori Spices and then served in a brown gravy, is definitely a great dhaba-style dish! 🙂 Preparation of Paneer Tikka Masala Cut paneer into square pieces as shown in image. Coat paneer cubes well with […]

Parotta recipe

Kerala Parotta / Malabar Parotta is a layered flat bread of Southern India, particularly in Kerala. It is  similar to north India’s Laccha Paratha. The only difference with the North Indian variant is that Kerala Parottaa is made of Maida (All purpose flour) and requires good kneading to prepare a very soft dough. Parotta can be […]

Home made tapioca chips / Kappa varuthath

Its raining outside and I am in need of some fried crispy snacks. Ah, there is the dried tapioca slices in the shelf. Let me have tapioca chips for this evening. You wanna join me? come on, lets make it together. Preparation of tapioca chips Peel off the outer brown covering  of tapioca (kappa) and […]

Cabbage thoran / Cabbage stir fry – Kerala style

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