Jackfruit (chakka) ada

Jackfruit (chakka) is commonly used in Southeast Asian cuisines. This fruit is very sweet, tasty and has a distinctive fruity aroma.  Chakka ada is a seasonal snack in Kerala, because Chakka is available in plenty during summer season. It is made with paste of Jackfruit, mixed with rice flour and jaggery.  In Kerala, a sweet... Continue Reading →


Kadala curry ( Black chick pea curry)

Puttu with Kadala curry is one of the ever favorite Kerala breakfast goodies. Kadala curry is made with roasted coconut gravy. This curry goes well with appam also. I have shared the recipes of both puttu and appam. Ingredients Brown Kadala / Kala chana – 1 cup Shallots thinly sliced – 15 ( you may use onion... Continue Reading →

Kolambi Bhaat (Prawn rice)

A rice preparation from Maharashtra. Rice within the Maharashtrian communities is known as ‘bhaat’. ‘Kolambi Bhaat’ is similar to pulao, where, prawns are cooked in  ground spice and the rice is added at a later stage. You may make this Pulao with any fish fillet. Ingredients Basmati Rice  - 1 cup Prawn deshelled & deveined... Continue Reading →

Mutton Ghee roast

It is a delicious recipe modified from the mangalorean Cuisine. It goes well with roti / rice or even as a snack. Ingredients Mutton – 1 kg Shallots split – ½ kg  ( you may use chopped onion even) Dry Kashmiri red chili ( broken) - 20 nos ( you may add less/ more) Garlic crushed... Continue Reading →

Chicken Shami Kabab

This is my personal Chicken Shami Kabab Recipe. These kababs are a delicious combination of minced meat, gram flour and spices. It is a perfect evening snack or a side dish. You can also use this as a burger. Instead of chicken you may use mutton or other meat also to make these kababs. Ingredients: Minced chicken... Continue Reading →

Prawn in roasted coconut gravy

Kerala Chemmeen Varutharacha Curry, also known as Chemmeen Theeyal  ( Chemmeen – prawn) is a very tasty traditional recipe. My recipe is a slightly easy version of that. Prawn - 250g Shallots split – 1 cup ( you may use onion chopped) Tomato chopped – 1 Kokum ( Garcinia) split – 3-4 ( you may use tamarind paste... Continue Reading →

Garlic veg cheese toast

Ingredients Garlic bread sliced / brown bread– 10 pieces Garlic paste – 2 tsp Butter -1tbsp Salt – ¼ tsp Tomato chopped – 1 Lettuce chopped – 3tbsp Jalapeno chopped – 1tbsp Spring rolls chopped (green)- 1tbsp Cream cheese – 2tbsp Grated cheese – 200gms Instructions Heat a pan on stove top or preheat the... Continue Reading →

Baked Fish fillets

Fish fillet marinated with spicy mix and lemon baked in white sauce. Ingredients Fish fillet – 250 gms Red chili powder – ½ tsp Garlic – 3 Ginger – a small piece Lemon juice – ½ lemon Salt – to taste Capsicum – 1 small Onion chopped – 1 small Jalapeno chopped – 2 tsp... Continue Reading →

Puliyinji ( Ginger, Tamarind dip)

It is  sweet and sour,  a special traditional Kerala pickle prepared during sadyas.  Ingredients Fresh ginger chopped finely – 100 gms Tamarind pulp – 100gms Green chilly chopped – 3 nos Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp Red chili powder – ½ tsp Jiggery – 100 gms Salt – as required Cumin – a pinch Mustard... Continue Reading →

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