Category Archives: Ramadan / Eid / Iftaar

Malabar style Alsa / Aleesa / Harees recipe

North Kerala (Malabar) got influenced by many Arabic dishes and Alsa / Aleesa is one of the main examples for such a dish. In Middle East it is calling as Harees (slight variation in method and ingredients) and is served mainly during Iftar time. Alsa is the most common recipe of north Kerala Muslims. It […]

North Kerala’s Mophla Chicken Biriyani – Malabar style

This is the second contestant entry we received for our “Malabar food fest 2018” organized to collect and share the traditional recipes of Malabar. If you haven’t submitted your recipe yet, please visit our food fest page to win an amazon gift voucher of 2,000INR. Moplahs are Muslims from North Kerala who trace their ancestral […]

Kallumakkaya Nirachathu / Spicy stuffed, Steamed & fried Mussels

This is the first entry we received for our “Malabar food fest 2018“. This event is organized by cheenachatti to collect and share the traditional recipes of Malabar, the food heaven of Kerala. If you are a Malabar food fan, and haven’t submitted your recipe yet, please visit our food fest page to win an […]

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 […]

Chicken pockets recipe with leftover Chicken

Pocket chicken is an easy to make snack. It can be made from leftover chicken. Great snack for kids as it has vegetables & chicken combo. Can add any vegetables of your choice. Its quick to make. Chicken pockets preparation Roll bread to flatten it. Now cut it in round shape with help of a […]

Beef varattiyathu

Its a long time since I shared a recipe on cheenachatti. Here I am back with the traditional recipe of Kerala style Beef Varattiyathu / Beef Ularthiyathu recipe, a signature dish of Kerala Christians, where red-meat is pressure cooked and sauteed with spices and herbs. Beef Varattiyath preparation Wash and clean the beef. Mix all the ingredients in list 1 and keep […]

Chicken Biryani Kerala style

Chicken biryani – thats our recipe for this Eid. This delightful and quick recipe for preparing Kerala style chicken biryani will make your Eid festival rich. – Eid Mubarak to all our friends. I am sure that biriyani / biryani needs no introduction to Indians or south Asians. For others, its one of the most flavorful, spicy and aromatic rice dish […]

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 […]

Fruit salad | Fruit salad with Custard recipe

Fruit salad aka fruit cocktail or fruit cup is a dish made with various kinds of fruits and served as a dessert, a side-salad or an appetizer. The commonly used fruits are strawberry, water melon, pomegranate, apple, grapes etc. You can find a lot of recipes for fruit salads throughout the net. In some regions, people try adding […]

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 […]