Category Archives: Breakfasts and Dinners

Thikidi / Pidi Recipe – Kerala style rice dumplings

Thinking about pidi will bring a lot of childhood memories for me, especially those days I spend at my mom’s house. My granny loves this dish so much, so that she makes it most of times when we have a family get together or on special days like Eid etc. I remember helping her in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oven Roasted Vegetables

Colorful veggies with very mild spices, awesome aroma and that too with smoky flavors!!! Nothing can beat this slow-oven-roasted dish… Include it in your breakfast plate or have it as a side or munch it as appetizer!!! It will make you oven-roast pretty often… 🙂 Preparation Parboil (75%-80% boiled) broccoli florets,carrots, potatoes and green beans […]

Italian Garlic Pasta

Anything that comes with garlicky flavor works great to me. Here is a very famous, easy and authentic Italian dish – “Garlic Pasta” for all those who love garlic and pasta separately, but haven’t tried them in a combo. There are many ways to prepare this pasta sauce, but it is kept simple to be […]

Rice pathiri, Ari pathiri, Kerala Malabar pathiri

Pathiri is a traditional and authentic food item of Kerala muslims. Its a pancake made of rice flour. Its known in a wide range of names like Ari pathiri / nice pathiri / pathil etc. Pathiri is usually served along with meat or fish curries for breakfast, dinner, Iftaar etc. Its an inevitable part of Malabar Muslim […]

Kerala Chiratta puttu

Chiratta Puttu is a variant of the Kerala Puttu. Puttu (Steamed Rice Cake) is a traditional and important recipe in the Kerala breakfast menu. Directions Soak the rice for about 2 hours (If you are having rice flour / puttu podi, skip directly to step 4). Drain the water from the rice completely and dry […]

Kappa udachath / Smashed tapioca recipe in Kerala style

Today, I will give you an awesome Tapioca recipe which can be served as the main dish. This is an easy to prepare, tasty and cheap food. Hopefully most of you have taken it at your home at least in your childhood days. Even looking at the photo itself makes me remembering about my child […]

Chakka ularthiyath (Jackfruit curry) recipe – Kerala style

Though I live in a village area, I haven’t tasted Chakka thoran / chakka ularthiyath till yesterday. Yesterday, my grandma, came home and she prepared this awesome dish for us. After tasting it, I feel sad for not trying it so far. Friends, this is a native Kerala dish you should try at least once. Here goes […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to prepare soft Kerala Appam (pancakes) without yeast

Today I will share one of the best traditional breakfast recipe of Kerala – “appam / Velleappam”. This is basically steam cakes made from raw rice. This batter is prepared without using any yeast for fermentation. If you are looking for palappam recipe with yeast, you can read our other post on making of palappam. […]

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 […]