Category Archives: Indian

Idiyappam Upma

In our previous post we gave you the recipe on how to prepare tasty kerala idiyappams. Now with that idiyappams we will make a different dish – Idiyappam Upma. Try this different recipe at home and let me know your feedback’s. Preparation You need to prepare Idiyappams at first, cut them into small pieces and keep aside. […]

Idiyappam (String Hoppers) recipe

Iddiyappam aka “Noolappam / Sevai / String Hoppers”  made by steaming process is a common breakfast food item in Kerala, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Lakshadweep and Sri Lankan Tamil people. Idiyappam can be served with vegetable curries, Korma, pepper chicken, egg curry etc. Its an extremely easy to prepare breakfast dish, if you have an easy to handle idiyappam […]

Kozhukattai

Kozhukkatai is a traditional Kerala Christian recipe (particularly among the Syrian Christians) which were made during the time of Easter. Kozhukkatai is also one among the most popular Kerala sweet which is prepared from rice flour, grated coconut and  jaggery. The dough for Kozhukkatai is made similar to that of Idiyappam. This is a special recipe for Palm Sunday (In […]

Malabar Unnakkaya

Unnakkaya is delicious, sweet and traditional Kerala snack prepared mainly in the Northern Kerala (in Malabar, Kannur, Thalassery etc) during the Ramzan days. Its very popular in other parts of Kerala also during the Ramadan (Ramazan) fasting time. It is prepared by filling smashed bananas stuffed with cashew nuts, raisins and rice flakes. Unnakkaya is a good snack item […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to make Khova at home from milk?

Khova / Khoa is an integral ingredient  in many of the home made sweets like sweet laddu, milk peda etc. This is a quick recipe to prepare Khova at home. Khova Preparation Bring the milk to boil in a deep non-stick pan. Reduce the flame to low and continue heating the milk. Keep stirring occasionally at regular intervals until […]

Sweet dates laddu

Looking to make some tasty foods using dates?, then you should try this. Dates are rich in Iron and they also provide a wide range of essential nutrients, and are a very good source of dietary potassium. The sugar content of ripe dates is about 80% and the remainder consists of protein, fiber, and trace elements. […]

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 […]

Moong dal (Cheru parippu) curry kerala style

Today I will give you a recipe of making tasty traditional Kerala style parippu curry (parippu koottan / Moong dal curry). This Moong dal recipe is really an easy one to prepare one. Parippu curry can be served with Appam, Steamed rice, Thenga choru etc. Moong dal curry is an inevitable side dish in the traditional Kerala sadhya / […]

Puttu recipe / Steam cake – Kerala style

Puttu aka “rice steamed cake” is one of Kerala’s traditional breakfast item. Kerala Puttu is usually served with Banana, pappadam or Kadala curry. Puttu is one of the favorite breakfast in Kerala which is also very easy to make. Now a days you can even buy ready to use puttu powder (flour) in all the stores. There are […]

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 […]

Pavakka / Kaypakka / Bitter gourd pulicurry

Today I will give you a Pavakkai recipe for preparing a dish with bitter and sour taste. Its a typical Kerala dish which our old grandmothers used to prepare and serve with boiled rice. The new generation may not have tasted this. Mothers are also hesitant to prepare this kaypakka curry because of the bitter taste. But if you prepare […]

Upmav

Upmav is a healthy and delicious breakfast recipe and is very popular in south India. It is also one of the easy to prepare breakfast item. It does not take much time and upma preparation can be done in 15-20 minutes, if you have the roasted semolina ready. With the following upma recipe, you can create tasty and healthy upmav. Try it […]

Idli – Kerala style

Idlis is traditionally a wonderful south Indian breakfast. When they are served with Sambar and Chutney, they make a full meal and can be enjoyed at any time of the day! Idlis are steamed food making them very healthy and very light. Making Iddli is a process that takes a couple of days, but at the end of it, it’s absolutely worth […]