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Kerala cuisine refers to the diverse selection of food from the state of Kerala, India. Located in the south of Indian peninsula, the food specific to this region is predominantly governed by its geography and ... More »
Kerala-style Pan-fried Tilapia
The Indian Malabar coast is well known for its fish dishes and this one is probably one of the best it has to offer. This is a very simple and basic recipe of spicy fried fillets of Tilapia. The fish is marinated and coated in a flavorful and spicy paste... - 130.474
If you are looking for healthy and wholesome breakfast ideas, try making these aapams. Are they dosas? No, aapams are like dosas but are so light and spongy that you can eat a plate full of them. This video shows how to make appams from scratch. The most... - 126.005
Ada Pradhaman (onam Special Payasam / Kheer)
"Pradhaman" in Malayalam means number one, and it is so for a good reason ! Unlike its counterparts 'payasm' or 'kheer', ada pradhaman is made elaborately using a variety of ingredients on the occasion of Onam Sadhya , a banquet arranged for the celebration... - 122.973
Kerala Fish Curry With Cokum And Coconut Milk
Indian food has many loves, for all people, here is a nice fish curry with authentic South Indian flavors. Try this fish curry with rice or Indian bread. Watch the video for ingredients and directions. - 121.016
Indian Vegetable 65
Kids usually turn away from home cooked versions of vegetable, but this dish is sure to appeal to even the most fussy eaters. Chef Sanjay Thumma shows us the vegetarian version of the much loved chicken 65. Kids are surely going to love these crispy batter... - 114.098
Special Kerala-style Sambar
Someone who is not from Kerala is sure to ask “What is so special about Kerala Sambar?” The answer you are likely to get from someone who is from Kerala is “It’s different from the from the typical Sambars made in the other South Indian states.”... - 110.501
Spicy Malabar Chicken Biryani
If you love spice not just in your life but in food as well, try this Spicy Malabar chicken biryani. This Indian rice preparation takes a little longer to prepare but the end result is worth the wait. This goes best with an accompaniment like yoghurt or salad. - 110.025
Looking for an awesome and healthy dish which goes well with rice? Try this Aviyal. This is a traditional recipe from India and uses vegetables and coconut with Indian spices to prepare an interesting and tasty dish. It tastes best when served hot. - 109.94
How To Make Fish Moli
Fish moilee is a typical Syrian Christian delicacy with the distinction that it is subtly flavored to suit most palates. This fish curry recipe is a traditional one where the fish is marinated and fried before being added to a coconut milk infused with fresh... - 109.19
How To Make Duck Curry
Duck /Tharavu curry is definitely a much loved meat among the Syrian Christian community in Kerala. Watch this video to learn the authentic way of making this popular curry for those special occasions be it wedding, Christmas or Easter feasts. The aroma of... - 106.539
Bitter Gourd Sauce
Make the most of the healthy and nutritional properties of bitter gourd by trying out this bitter gourd sauce. This Indian flavored sauce is a spicy accompaniment to your meal. This is definitely one of the innovative ways to utilize bitter gourd in your meal. - 106.481
Cabbage Thoran For Sandya
Cabbage Thoran is a classic dish delicately spiced with the traditional Kerala flavors of coconut, garlic, chili and cumin seeds. There are many different ways of preparing a thoran. Some use onions while others use shallots. Watch this video to learn how to... - 105.403
Vendakka Thayir Pachadi
Pachadi, especially vendakka pachadi is a very common part of a sadya or wedding meal. Its simplicity balances out the heat of the other curries and side dishes that are seen as more important. This recipe has lightly fried lady’s finger (okra) added to a... - 105.253
Beetroot Thoran For Onam And Onasadya
No Onam or Onasadya menu is complete without this thoran. Though there are various kinds of thoran prepared and eaten in Kerala, Beetroot thoran is the most popular. Watch this video in Malayalam to learn how to prepare this delicious salad or side dish for... - 103.728
How To Make Prawns Fry
The Syrian Christians in Kerala love prawns and often make them to serve as an appetizer on festive occasions like Christmas. Watch this recipe to learn how to make authentic chemmeen ulathiyathu or Prawn masala fry. This dry curried prawn dish is flavored... - 99.3797
Kerala-style Whole Wheat Idiyappam
This Idiyappam recipe is not only healthy but also doubles as a sweet and savory version. This is one of the easiest and quickest recipes I have come across for authentic Kerala style idiyappam, which evoke childhood memories. - 98.1357
This is such a ridiculously easy recipe with delicious results. Avial or Aviyal the traditional stew of Kerala is a coconut lover’s delight. Rich, creamy vegetable stew with aromatics, coconut and curd. The garnish of curry leaves in coconut oil gives it... - 98.1123
Tomato rasam is an integral part of a south Indian meal. In fact no South Indian meal is complete without this spicy, watery soup that could be eaten at the beginning of the meal as an appetizer, with rice as a side dish or at the end of the meal as a... - 97.1746
Pressure Cooker Kerala Paal Payasam
If you don’t have the time or inclination to make this delicious Kerala dessert in the traditional way but still want to treat your family to their favorite payasam on festive days try this recipe. Instead of slow cooking the rice in the milk on a low... - 97.0885
How To Make Kerala Fish Curry
Ask a mallu what is the most loved dish that can be eaten on any day and the answer is surely going to me “Fish Curry.” This recipe is an easy version of the traditional red fish curry from Kerala. It is great when you want to eat fish curry and have... - 96.7016
Your search for a great accompaniment to your meal ends with this Traditional chammandi. It is an Indian onion sauce or chutney as it is more popularly known. It goes well with any Indian meal whether rice or chapati and can also be had with the Indian dosa. - 95.668
How To Make Malabar Ghee Rice
This traditional Malabar Rice dish, is often considered as a vegetarian substitute for biryani and always features on festive occasions in Kerala. It’s rich with hydrogenated vegetable fat, fragrant with spices and sweet with fruits. This recipe is a vegan... - 93.6799
Kerala Spicy Parippu Vada
Ask any Keralite what is the most popular and loved fried snack, and the answer is sure to be Parippu vada. If you walk into a chaayakkada (teashop) in Kerala, you are sure to find freshly fried Parippu vada, to go with your tea in the evening. Watch this... - 92.7761
Aapam ( Dosa ) Making Made Easier
If you are looking for healthy and wholesome breakfast ideas, try making these aapams. Are they dosas? No, these Kerala style aapams are like dosas but are so light and fluffy that you can eat a plate full of them. This video shows how to make authentic... - 89.5938
Traditional Kerala Kappa Puttu
Tapioca is called kappa in Malayalam and is very popular and an all time favorite of Keralites. This recipe of Kappa Puttu is a traditional Kerala breakfast item and a rather unique recipe of cooking Tapioca. Kappa Puttu is made by adding grated coconut to... - 84.9958
Kerala-style Beef Cutlet
Cutlets make great Indian party appetizers and are quite popular among the Christian community in Kerala. This is a Kerala-style beef cutlet recipe but you can substitute it with lamb or chicken if you like. Serve it with mint chutney or a spicy tomato... - 82.8073
Want to try a royal Malabar treat? Unnakaya is one a popular sweet fried snack made of plantains, that grown in abundance on the Malabar coast. It’s crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside and tastes absolutely delicious. If you can find some ripe... - 79.7474
Malabar Erachi Pathiri
The Malabari Muslims prepare several different kinds of snack during the month of Ramadan and Erachi pathiri is one of them. Watch this video to learn the traditional way of making these fried chicken stuffed puris. There are several ways of making these but... - 79.17
Kerala Style Masala Egg Fry
The chilly wintry days instantly makes you crave for something hot and spicy. Comfort your craving with something spicy and healthy like Spicy Masala Egg Fry. This recipe is in Malayalam but is easy to follow. The masala is made with ginger, garlic, onions,... - 76.8111
Kerala-style Coriander Chutney
Spice up the basic coriander chutney with a tempering of mustard seeds and urad dal. Watch the video to learn how to make this delicious coriander chutney at home, to serve with fried snacks or as a condiment during festive meals. - 75.485
String Beans Thoran For Onam
Achinga payar or Kerala-style string bean sauté (Thoran) is a traditional favorite. Ask a hundred malayalees about their most favorite and nostalgic pick of dishes and this bean thoran is sure to be on the list. This recipe is probably like the one prepared... - 73.2283
Kerala Sambar is different from the typical Sambars made in the other South Indian states. Kerala Sambar is made using a mixture of different vegetables whereas the other sambhar is made using a single vegetable.
It is an excellent curry with rice or with... - 56.0353
Kerala Beans Stir Fry
Thoran or Thokaran is a typical Kerala recipe which is made of vegetables and coconut. It is very nourishing and tasty. It is used as a side dish for rice.
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Finely chop the onions, chillies, ginger, tomatoes , potatoes, carrots into small pieces and keep aside.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds once it splutters add channa dal, urad dal, and curry leaves. When they start to crackle , add peanuts or/and cashewnuts.... - 52.2632
Malabar Prawn Curry
My friend, who is a professional chef at Oberoi Hotel, gave me this Malabar Prawn Curry recipe. Malabar Prawn Curry is a delicious Indian seafood curry .It is very popular dish in Goa. It is included as a main dish in South Indian lunch and dinner menu .... - 49.8064
Spicy Fish Curry
Fish Curry is a very popular side dish in Kerala. It is served with rice or steamed tapioca (yuca). The combination of tapioca and fish curry is called 'Kappayum meenum' in malayalam. This curry tastes best the next day after it is made.
The ingredient which... - 49.5743
Pavakka Puli Inji
The striking feature of this dish is that it blends or assimilates all the taste flavours in it like bitterness through bitter gourd, sweetness through jaggery and the spiciness through green chillies…all the three in the tangy sauce of tamarind. - 49.0407
Malabar Mutton Curry
1. Clean and cut meat. Peel and cut potatoes.
2. Slice ginger and half the onion; slit green chillies.
3. Roast and grind coriander, red chillies, turmeric and garlic.
4. Grate coconut and make.
3 extractions of coconut milk. The first extract must be thick,... - 49.0156
Fried Fish Curry Malabar
1. Clean and slice fish. Gash slices.
2. Grind together salt and red chillies.
3. Smear over fish. Set aside for half an hour.
4. Heat oil in a shallow fry pan. Fry fish.
5. Peel and slice onions and ginger and slit green chillies.
6. Grate coconut and make... - 48.9961
Malabar Chemmeen Curry
Malabar Chemmeen Curry has a great taste. Malabar Chemmeen Curry gets its taste from prawns mixed with chili powder and tomatoes. Malabar Chemmeen Curry is inspired by many food joints worldwide. - 48.2313
Kerala Style Fish Curry
A kerala style fish curry is very very hot and spicy with lot of herbs and it just tickles a person's taste buds. This is a normal fish curry which will be hot and spicey. This recipe can be served with lunch or dinner and is mostly used as a side dish. It is... - 47.9115
Beans Potato Stir Fry
Here’s the recipe for a simple and tasty side dish for lunch.
Simple Stir Fry is known as mezhukkupuratti in Malayalam. It is the most common side dish for lunch in Kerala.
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Chicken Curry Malabar
1. Clean and joint chicken.
2. Roast coriander, red chillies, peppercorns, turmeric, cinnamon, cloves and cardamoms.
3. Powder fine and grind to a smooth paste with fennel.
4. Peel and slice onions. Peel and quarter potatoes. Peel and slice ginger.
5. Grate... - 47.3766
1. Wash and shred cabbage fine, like grated coconut.
2. Grate coconut fine.
3. Crush well green chillies, onion and garlic.
4. Add coconut and turmeric and mix while grinding till well blended.
5. Cook cabbage with salt and water if desired to cook it dry but... - 47.3027
Onam Special - Pesarattu
Pesarattu is like a dosa, but not a dosa!!
It can be eaten both as a snack and at breakfast. Pesarattu is a crepe-like bread made with green grams, typically eaten with various chutneys, which south India has to offer. Pesarattu is not just a keralite delight... - 46.8909
Malabar Prawn Biryani
The yummy Malabar Prawn Biriyani is perfect for parties at home. I prepared it for my dad's birthday party and it was quiet a success. I am sure you will love the Malabar Prawn Biriyani too. - 45.1718
Meatball Curry Malabar
1. Mince meat with first lot of ingredients. Add salt and form into 8 (or 200) balls.
2. Roast red chillies and coriander. Grind together with remaining spices.
3. Grate coconut and extract milk, first thick, second after grinding, thinner.
4. Heat oil and... - 44.8493
Parippu Vada has a great taste. Parippu Vada gets its taste from gram mixed with chili powder and onion. Parippu Vada is inspired by many food joints around the world. - 44.4866
Kerala Pineapple Beef Curry With Cucumber Raita
1) In a mixing bowl, mix the grated cucumber, salt, pepper and coriander together and refrigerate until chilled.
2) Soak the rice in cold water for 10 minutes, then drain and rinse under cold running water.
3) In a saucepan, add the rice, 4 cups cold... - 44.2351
Kerala Chicken Curry
Brown chicken, part at a time, in vegetable oil in a large frying pan; remove and set aside.
Stir onion, apple, and garlic into drippings in frying pan; saute until soft.
Sprinkle flour over top, then blend in with curry powder, ginger, and salt; cook 2... - 44.1682
Capsicum Tomato Stir Fry
Capsicum and Tomato Stir Fry is an excellent side dish for lunch or dinner.
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Fry whole spices till they splutter.
Add onion and fry till light brown.
Add rice, turmeric and salt.
Fry for 3-5 mins.
Add in water and boil briskly till water is absorbed.
Cover and keep on a low fire till rice is nearly cooked.
Remove from heat... - 44.1074
Kerala Lamb Fry
Place ginger root and garlic in a blender or food processor and process until well combined.
Add a little water if this is necessary to facilitate the process.
Again, in a blender or food processor, chop cashew nuts and coconut together.
Set... - 43.4704
Mixed Vegetables Kerala Style
Trim French beans and peel gourds and carrots.
Chop vegetables into 1/2" pieces.
Combine all ingredients except curd and oil in a pan.
Add a little water and boil over high heat till vegetables are just tender.
Stir in curd.
Just before serving pour hot oil... - 43.0984
Malabar Parathas has a grand taste. Malabar Parathas gets its taste from maida mixed with Luke warm water. Malabar Parathas is inspired by many food restaurants around the world. - 42.5303
Keralan Parathas With Tiger Prawns In Coconut
1. For the parathas, fit the food processor with a dough blade. Blend the flour, eggs, sugar, condensed milk and 1 tsp salt until well combined. Gradually add the full-fat milk in a thin stream, blending continuously, until the mixture comes together as a... - 41.8639
Jackfruit Seed Aviyal
This recipe is a healthy recipe as Jackfruit seeds being a main ingredient in it. Jackfruit seeds would give you around 135 kcal/100 gms. It is a rich source of complex carbohydrate, dietary fiber, vitamins like vitamin A, C and certain B vitamins, and... - 41.7731
Malabar Mutton Biryani
1)Grind together ginger, garlic and green chillies into a coarse paste.
2)Clean and soak rice for 30 mins. Keep aside.
3)Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan or a kadai.
4)Add 1/2 of the sliced onions and fry, till golden brown. Keep aside.
5)Heat up the... - 40.6957
Malabar Cheese And Bread Bake
1. Grease well a baking dish and place 4 slices of bread on it. Cover with cheese slices.
2. Mix well in a bowl/ tomato sauce, salt, pepper, mustard, chilli powder and nutmeg.
3. Pour half the sauce mixture over the bread slices spread well, sprinkle 1/3... - 39.8629
Cabbage Thoran (Sautéed Cabbage) is a very popular side dish in Kerala. It is served with rice during lunch or dinner. Its a very healthy and easy-to-make dish. - 39.4362
Mathanga Erissery, also known as Pumpkin Erissery or Yellow pumpkin curry is a very popular side dish from Kerala. It is prepared and served during Sadhya and other regular times too. This dish can be prepared easily with pumpkin and coconut. Pumpkin is known... - 39.4033
One of my all time favourite snack and something I often crave for when away from home! This is basically batter fried ripe Kerala plantains. Open to experimentation, you can add flavors to match your taste. These variety plantains are hard to find outside... - 38.5902
Naranga curry, a typical lemon pickle from Kerala is an integral part of Onam feast. This pickle is prepared using a special kind of lemon called vadukapuli naranga /kari naranga or a wild lemon. This lemon is known to possess immense health benefits and is... - 38.4013
Unakka Munthiri Pachadi
Unakka munthiri pachadi is a very special kind of pachadi prepared and served during sadhyas. This pachdi is not regularly prepared in homes and is very specific to certain regions in Kerala. This pachadi tastes sweeter than other variants prepared using... - 37.799
Idiyappam String Hoppers
1. Bring water to boil. Add oil and salt. Remove from fire.
2. Pour the boiling water slowly into the rice flour, stirring all the time to prevent lumps.
3. Knead well to form a soft dough.
4. Divide the dough into small portions and press each portion... - 37.1169
1. Soak the pigeon peas in water for one hour. Drain and grind to a coarse paste.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
3. Shape into rounds, each the size of a large lime.
4. Flatten slightly, and deep fry in hot oil till golden brown.
5. Drain and... - 37.0735
1. Soak rice for 1/2 an hour. Drain the water.
2. Heat ghee in a pan and add all the spices. Saute till nice aroma comes out (About 10 seconds).
3. Add chopped onions and fry till translucent.
4. add 3 cups of water and salt.
5. When it comes to a boil... - 37.0514
Ethapazham pachadi or nenthrapazham pachadi is a side dish prepared and served during regular meals and special occasions. Ethapazham or nenthrapazham or banana is a very typical ingredient in many curries and is also used for making dessert - 36.9127
Kerala Fish Fry
Fish is considered to be another secondary food item of the Kerala Cuisine.
Kerala is well known for its Spicy Red Fish Curry, KariMeen Fry, Prawn Stir Fry etc.
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1. Wash and soak rice.
2. Cook rice in water with half the milk. Cook till soft.
3. Add remaining milk and sugar and cook till it becomes thick. Mix well.
4. Fry nuts and sultanas and add to payasam.
5. Powder cardamoms and sprinkle over. - 36.4172
Kalan is a very tasty vegetable dish served during Onam feast and it is prepared using some of the most commonly available seasonal vegetables. - 36.0011
Kannimanga achar is especially prepared in summers, when the mangoes come in abundance. This pickle has big shelf life in comparison to others due to its integral method of preparation. In many Keralite homes, kannimanga curry is an integral part of their... - 35.9458
Carrot thoran is a very simple vegetable thoran served as a side dish. This thoran has become a staple in many Kerala homes because it is easier to make. Carrot is enriched with vitamins and minerals necessary for the well being of the body. - 35.7858
This is a traditional kerala dish, mostly eaten for breakfast or as tea time snack (I prefer it as a snack). Ideally made with rice flour and with grated coconut and jaggery filling, there are many interesting variations to this dish. My version of ela ada... - 35.1385
Vellarika pachadi is a very popular cucumber raitha prepared and served in many Keralite homes on regular basis. This dish is easy to prepare and it requires fewer ingredients too. - 35.1326
Pineapple pulissery is prepared using ripe pineapple and it is served as a side dish with rice during sadhyas. This pulissery is prepared on all special occasions and is integral part of a traditional Kerala meal. - 35.096
Often called as doshas, these crispy, wafer thin golden beauties are as much a treat to eyes as they are for palate! Easy to make and less guilty to binge, dosa is one of the most loved breakfast items at my home. Have it with coconut or onion chutneys,... - 35.0308
Plain idli is the most common and the easiest of the breakfast items served in Kerala, especially on working days and if you have to feed a large group. The batter is often made the previous night and left for fermentation and in the morning all you are left... - 34.8873
Pulissery is served as a side dish for rice during lunch or dinner. It is prepared savory or sweet depending on the taste preferences of an individual. Pineapple, ripe mango, cucumber are some of the main ingredients used in the preparation of pulissery. In... - 34.7476
Chakka pradhaman or Jack fruit pudding is a traditional pudding prepared using ripened jack fruit. This pudding is especially served during special occasions such as Onam and Vishu sadhyas. - 34.7147
Ragi puttu is a very healthy variation of the puttu (steamed cake as non keralities call it). Ragi is a cereal, which offers immense health benefits over other known fast breakfast cereals available in the market. This puttu makes a good breakfast and snack... - 34.7044
Rasam is an appetizing soup served during sadhyas. This is sometimes offered as an appetizer towards the end of sadhya or as a side dish. - 34.3344
Uniyappam is a sweet rice cake prepared and served as a tea snack. It is also served as a sweet during some special occasions. This rice cake is deep fried in ghee or oil and is cooked in special pan called uniyappa chatti or uniyapam pan. - 34.1909
Paalappam is fermented bread prepared using coconut milk and rice. It is usually served as a breakfast item with beef, chicken, or fish curry. - 34.0798
Nellika is a Malayalam term for amla or gooseberry and it is combined with various earthy spices to make a tasty pickle. This pickle will be real treat for kids and grownups who don’t like eating raw gooseberries. - 33.611
Kerala Style Tender Mango Pickle
In Kerala this type of pickle is often prepared in the wake of summers, when the mangoes are still in raw state. This pickle has big shelf life in comparison to others due to its integral method of preparation. In many Keralite homes, kannimanga curry is an... - 33.4042
Malabar Spice Crusted Hanger Steaks
1. In a small bowl, combine the coconut, cinnamon, cloves, 1 tablespoon of the coriander, the pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of salt and blend well. Set the steaks on a platter and sprinkle with the spice mixture. Gently coat the steaks with the vegetable oil. Cover... - 33.3056
Pavakka kichadi or bitter gourd kichadi is a healthy side dish prepared using bitter gourd and curd-coconut paste. It can be served during regular meals or during special occasions. - 32.936
Palakkadan Style Sambar
1. To save cooking time, soak dal in water for about ½ an hour and then pressure cook it for about 3 whistles, along with chopped onions, potatoes and turmeric powder. Once done, let it cool naturally.
2. Heat a pan and put about 2-3 tbsp. of... - 32.7488
Beet Root Pachadi
Beet root pachadi is a colorful side dish, which is served during sadhyas. This simple pachadi can be easily prepared using beetroot and curd. - 32.5188
Chakka ada is a summer favorite of Malayalis because chakka fruit/jack fruit comes in abundance. This dish is mostly served as an evening snack. - 32.4976
Meen Achar/ fish pickle is a very pricy dish on palette of Keralite non-vegetarian food lovers. Fishes such as seer fish, sardine, prawns, butter fish, pomphret, anchovies, are some of the popular kinds of fish used for making this pickle. - 32.0637
Pavakka/ Bitter Gourd thoran is a very popular vegetable dish served as a side dish with rice. Bitter gourd is considered as a very good stomach cleanser and it is also a well-known appetite booster. Pavakka thoran is often included in the diabetic diet. The... - 31.8188
Kerala ada is a sweet breakfast dish from Kerala and it is made on all special occasions and for regular breakfast too. Jaggery, sugar, ripened chakka fruit (jackfruit) are some of the sweet fillings used for stuffing this ada. Rice flour, water, coconut are... - 31.6055
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