Category Archives: Kerala

Chicken Stew, Kerala recipe

It was my Husband’s friend, who introduced chicken stew to my house. Every sunday morning it was a routine for my husband and his friend to have appam and chicken stew from a hotel nearby to their hospital. When my husband finished his training and was back at home, he was missing his chicken stews very much. […]

Kannoorappam / Pancharayappam / Panchara Neyyappam / White Unniyappam

When you think about Kannur (a place in northern Kerala, also known as Cannanor), the first few things that comes to your mind will be the  authentic thalassery biriyani, theyyam, home of red flag/ Communism, beaches and historical monuments etc. For the outsiders, Kannur is famous for its wide variety of food delicacies like biriyani, pathiri, […]

Palakkadan style Keerai Molagootal / Spinach – Lentil curry

Molagootal is a mildly spiced dish made of a combination of vegetables or greens, lentils and coconut. It is part of the traditional style of cooking by the Palakkad Iyers. Keerai Molagootal is a very simple and easy to make recipe which is full of nutrients. For those who don’t know what the word Keerai […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kerala Style Cherupayar Curry / Green Gram Curry

Hi all, it’s a long time I wrote a post in cheenachatti. Sorry, I was busy with my post graduation, exams, family and profession. After a long time, here I am back with a lip smacking recipe of Kerala style green gram curry (Cherupayar curry). The curry pairs perfectly with Chiratta Puttu / Puttu( Kerala steam […]

How to prepare masala powders at home?

Whether its a vegetable curry, fish or meat curry spices are the must ingredients which will add the flavor and the uniqueness to the curries. The differences in the masala powders makes the curries different. In this post, I will tell you how to prepare healthy/adulterant free Indian curry masala powders at your kitchen. This […]