Category Archives: Tamilnadu

Palakkad Elai Adai / Plantain Leaf Adai recipe

Elai Adai aka Vazhai elai Adai or Elai Kozhukattai is a speciality in “Palakkad Iyer” homes. This is typically made during this season when jackfruits are abundant! Rice flour batter layered with jackfruit, coconut jaggery compote smeared on a wilted banana leaf, folded and steamed to perfection! Elai Adai preparation Soak the rice for about 4 hours […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beetroot Pachadi – Kerala style

Pachadi is a traditional South Indian side-dish similar to North Indian Raita made of fresh vegetables, Yogurt, coconut, green or red chillies sauted and garnished in oil with fried mustard seeds, ginger and curry leaves. It is usually served as an accompaniment for rice, snacks like idli, dosa etc. Pachadi can be prepared with many type of vegetables. This is a recipe for preparation of Beetroot […]

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. […]

Kerala Thenga chammanthi recipe / Coconut chutney

Let me share an easy but tasty exclusive Kerala cuisine – Thenga chammanthi recipe with you. I  am sure that this dish needs no introduction to a Keralite. Its such a popular dish in Kerala. Seeing the photo alone will fill a Keralite’s mouth with enough saliva. This is a nostalgic item for all Keralites. Though […]

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 […]

Mambazha kalan / mambazha pulissery

One of the traditional curry dishes in Kerala is mambazha kalan / mambazha pulissery. Its an easy to prepare side dish with minimum requirements which our grand mothers prepare in olden days. In those days mangoes very easily available in the backyard of every houses in Kerala. The dish is very sweet one. Its better if […]

Aviyal recipe Kerala style

Friends, here is another dish in our Vishu Sadhya series. Aviyal / Mixed vegetable Kerala dish. It is prepared with as many vegetables as one can get. Although its an essential dish of Kerala vegetable feast, it is also popular in other south Indian states like Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Aviyal is a thick mixture of vegetables, curd and coconut, seasoned with coconut […]

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 […]

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. […]