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 →

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 →

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 →


Adai is a dosa like dish prepared from a combination of lentils and rice. It is much healthier than dosa as it contains more protein. It goes well with coconut chutney or onion chutney. Ingredients Raw rice - 1/2 cup Par Boiled rice - 1/2 cup Tur dal - 1/2 cup Channa dal - 1/4 cup Urad... Continue Reading →

Malai paneer tikka

An Indian starter made from cottage cheese (paneer) cubes marinated with yogurt, cream, and spices, then grilled or baked. Ingredients Paneer – 500 gms (  cut into thin rectangles – depends on the skewer ) Capsicum cubed – 1 large Onion cubed – 1 large Tomato cubed – 2 large ( remove the soft inside... Continue Reading →

Aloo Paratha ( Bread stuffed with potato)

Aloo paratha is a Whole wheat bread stuffed with spicy potato mixture. It is a  regular breakfast in north India. We can make different varieties of paratha like gobi (cauliflower)paratha,  Spinach paratha,  paneer paratha Kheema paratha etc. Ingredients: For aloo (potato) stuffing Potato – ½ kg Green chilies – 3- 4 Garlic – 5-6 Cumin ( jeera) – ½ tsp Asafoetida... Continue Reading →

Vellayappam (Paalappam)

Kerala breakfast delicacy, It is a soft and fluffy pancake with crispy lace edges, made with ground rice/ rice powder. Ingredients: Raw rice ( Basmati rice) – 2 cups Cooked rice – 1 cup Grated coconut – ½ cup Dry yeast – ½ tsp Sugar – 2tsp Salt – to taste Warm water – to... Continue Reading →

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