Kerala Recipes

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 »
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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... - 130.735

Celery Payaru Thoran

A authentic Kerala dish packed with protein and subtle flavor of green chili, cumin, coconut, and garlic. - 128.345

Ven Pongal

It’s a Traditional dish of South prepared to mark the festival of Pongal. In this video the recipe is prepared with a twist using green gram. - 127.874

Fish Molee

Authentic curry with south Indian flavor, best when served with rice! - 127.828

Kerala Appam

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... - 126.268

Avial - Kerala Mixed Vegetable Curry

Avial is a kerala’s special mixed vegetable curry recipe. It is power packed with various veggies and goodness of simple and subtle spices like cumin and coconut. Serve Avial with steamed rice or roti. - 126.183

Pineapple Pachadi

Flavorsome chutney cooked during Onam in Kerala. - 125.742

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... - 123.225

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. - 121.283

Malabari Paneer - Indian Cottage Cheese In Coconut Gravy

Paneer is cooked in a creamy coconut based gravy. - 120.933

Kerala (malayali) Special Dishes - Avial

Aviyal is a dish that has a unique place in a typical Kerala Cuisine. It is a thick mixture of a lot vegetables, curd and coconut. It is seasoned with coconut oil and curry leaves. Aviyal is considered an essential part of the Sadhya. Its surprisingly easy... - 117.247

Fish Curry

Learn how to make Meen Moilee (Fish In Coconut Sauce), a delicacy from Kerala with Saloni. It's a light and simple yet tasty Kerala fish curry recipe that goes best with steamed/boiled rice. - 115.769

Pan Asian: Sweet Potato With Fenugreek Leaves (kerala, India)

Kicking off the 4th season of Pan Asian, Skiz Fernando demonstrates this quick, easy and delicious vegetarian dish which is also very healthy. - 113.686

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... - 111.123

Malabar Meat Biryani

Delicious easy meat/chicken biriyani. - 110.922

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.”... - 110.766

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. - 110.272


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. - 110.207

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... - 108.477

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. - 108.412

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... - 107.192

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... - 106.286

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... - 105.672

How To Make Malabar Chicken Curry | Indian

Learn how to make delicious Malabar chicken curry using basic Indian spices. - 104.856

Mutton Curry / Attirachi Curry / Kerala Style Goat Curry

Learn how to make Kerala Style Goat curry or mutton curry using mutton meat, onions, tomatoes, coconut milk and various Indian spices. - 102.825

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... - 102.328

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... - 101.307

Fish Molee / Fish Stew

Common in Malaysia and southern coastal India, Fish Molee is a coconut based, spicy fish curry, also called fish stew. I used salmon, but you can use any of your favorite fleshy fish. This goes great with bread and white rice. - 100.364

Puli Inchi - Tamarind-ginger Pickle

Puli Inchi (Tamarind/Ginger Pickle) is a sweet dish served along sadhya(feast). The video is in Malayalam. - 99.6947

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... - 99.0244

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... - 98.6417

Onam Avial

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... - 98.3849

Traditional Chammandi

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. - 97.6078

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. - 96.7355

Tomato Rasam

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... - 95.7622

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... - 95.6184

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... - 93.0483

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... - 91.5222

Kadumanga Achar - Tender Mango Pickle

Tender Mango Pickle for Onam and Onasadya. The video is in Malayalam. - 89.1766

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... - 86.9348

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... - 83.0807

Malabar Unnakaya

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... - 80.0187

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... - 79.4372

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,... - 77.0729

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. - 75.7566

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... - 73.4956

Homemade Tangy Tomato Chutney


Kerala Sambar

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... - 54.6232

Masala Vermicelli

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.... - 52.5101

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. Visit my website for more recipes !!! - 51.8587

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 .... - 50.0599

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... - 49.8376

Meen Mulakittathu (kerala Style Fish In Red Gravy)

Toddy shops in Kerala serve the best seafood delicacies and this recipe is a sure shot way to recreate one such fish curries! Spicy and in semi-gravy consistency, this dish is traditionally prepared in earthenware cooking pots for perfect blending of flavor... - 49.4368

Cheru Payar Curry (green Moong Curry)

Green Moong is very healthy addition to any diet. It is rich in proteins and fiber. This dish can be a good accompaniment for rotis as well. It is so easy to make that it hardly requires any skills. - 49.016

Kerala Chicken Curry

This classic chicken curry is high in Protein and low in Fat. While trying it out without clarified butter for the first time, I found that using coconut oil retains as much of it's yummy authenticity. Try it for yourself and see if you can resist licking... - 48.9149

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. - 48.4557

The Healthy Avial

Avial is a very healthy dish that has the goodness of many vegetables and yogurt. It is a traditional Keralite dish. The vegetables being added is at the discretion of the one making it. - 48.4177

Tasty Healthy Olan (assorted Vegetables In Coconut Milk)

This dish is very creamy and delicious. It is savory and full of vegetables. It compliments the spicy curries very well and can be served with steamed rice. - 48.3787

Raw Banana Kaalan (a Traditional Kerala Curry)

This is a traditional Kerala delicacy that is made during throughout the year. There are two variations that are popular in Kerala- one with raw banana and the other with ripe mangoes. In this version, learn how to make the yummy curry with raw bananas. - 48.2112

Chemmen Pollichathu (kerala Style Foil Baked Prawns Masala)

Another proof why I feel nothing can beat Kerala seafood delicacies! Easy and comparatively lighter, this is simple marinated prawns pan cooked with spices and masala and later foil baked to perfection. Traditionally, the prawn masala is wrapped in banana... - 48.0694

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. Visit my website for more such recipes! - 48.0342

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. - 47.6425

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,... - 47.5545

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... - 47.535

Cabbage Thoran

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... - 47.5087

Onam Special Kootucurry!

This is a very traditional dish from the heart of Malabar. It is part of the sadya or Feast along with avial and sambar and the rest. It has the goodness of yam, raw plantain and chickpeas. - 47.4418

Carrot Pachadi

This pachadi is sweet sour in taste. Carrot gives the sweetness and yogurt the sour taste. This combination has always been a hit. It is very easy to make and its addition to the menu can perk up even a simple dal. - 47.3458

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... - 47.1541

Kerala Style Plain Dal Curry (lentil Curry In Coconut Gravy)

Dal is one of the favorite side dishes in Indian cuisine. This dish is made in typical Kerala style with coconut. It is mildly sweet and spicy and best served steaming hot with rice. - 47.1016

Kapakka Parippu Pulincurry (pappaya And Dal In Tamarind Coconut Gravy)

This recipe is a twist from the usual daal. It is mildly sour and goes well with rice. - 47.0615

Parippu Pradhaman

This is another classic from the Kerala cuisine. It is a kheer made from split moon dal, jaggery and coconut milk. It gives a very different flavor and at the same time is very traditional. - 47.0163

Naadan Kadala Curry (traditional Chickpea Curry)

This is a spicy chickpeas curry which is made in a traditional way in coconut gravy. It is very good to be served with puttu. Also it tastes good with dosa and chapathi. - 46.988

Sweet Snack Sukiyan!

A very famous Kerala style sweet snack that has the peculiar combination of green gram, coconut and jaggery deep fried in flour batter! Though it has jaggery it is mildly sweet without the overwhelming taste of coconut. - 46.7725

Tomato Yogurt Curry

This recipe has tomato and yogurt. With use of coconut the sourness is complemented. This is a very easy recipe to make and is good to be served with steamed rice. - 46.5365

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... - 46.4991

Vellarikka Moru Curry (cucumber In Yogurt And Coconut Gravy)

This curry is sour and spicy with yogurt gravy. It is served hot with steaming rice and any other side dish usually fish. - 46.2068

Spicy Masala Fish Eggs

Although I come from a coastal area, seafood was never a favorite for me. But, this spicy masala fish eggs recipe is one that I absolutely love gorging on. Fish eggs are healthy and you will not have to deal with any stinky mess while preparing this easy dish. - 45.9953

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... - 45.938

Cheera And Cheru Payar Thoran (green Amaranth And Moong Fry)

Amaranth or cheera or Keerai is very nutritious as it is loaded with iron and vitamins. Green gram has lots of fiber and protein along with many other minerals. This dish is super delicious and a good accompaniment with rice. - 45.6356

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. - 45.4254

Fish Curry Malabar Style

Fish is a staple in Kerala Cuisine. Every region in Kerala shows a different style of cooking fish. This recipe is made in Malabar style with minor changes to suit my style of cooking. - 45.3827

Pachakkaya Thoran (stir Fried Raw Plantain)

Thoran is any vegetables that is stir fried and garnished with coconut. Raw Plantain is another delicacy used in Kerala cuisine. It is used in many recipes and is a very rich source of minerals like potassium and fiber. - 45.333

Kokum Coconut Squid Fry

Here is yet another proof that seafood tastes finger licking good with Kokum (fish tamarind or kudampuli, as we call it in Kerala). If you are looking for quick and tangy side dish to spice up your otherwise bland lunch or dinner, this is a must try. - 45.2421

Ethakka Appam/pazham Pori (sweet Banana Fritter)

Ethakka appam or Pazham pori as it is commonly called is a very common evening snack in Kerala. It is very tasty as it includes the sweetness of banana as well as the sugar. It is serve hot with tea. This is one of the best snack that can be enjoyed during... - 45.2405

Chemeen Curry (prawns Curry)

Seafood is a staple in Kerala cuisine. Apart from being tasty it is very healthy as well. It is rich in minerals and proteins. - 44.7233

Parippu Vada

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. - 44.6925

Crispy Parippu Vada (lentil Fritters)

Paripu vada ia a typical South Indian snack. This is a very filling snack. It is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. - 44.6721

Cucumber Pachadi

Kerala cuisine boasts of liberal use of coconut in its curries, desserts, etc. This Pachadi also is an easy way to make the traditional pachadi without any cooking involved. - 44.583

Kerala Pineapple Beef Curry With Cucumber Raita

MAKING 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... - 44.4607

Capsicum Tomato Stir Fry

Capsicum and Tomato Stir Fry is an excellent side dish for lunch or dinner. Visit my website for more recipes !!! - 44.4029

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... - 44.3531

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. Set aside. Again, in a blender or food processor, chop cashew nuts and coconut together. Set... - 43.6833


This is a sweet deep fried rice flour dumpling. It is full of flavor as banana, sesame seeds and coconut are used in it. It can be served as a sweet snack or dessert. - 43.4949

Chicken Curry With Coconut Milk

This dish is from the region of Malabar in South India. - 43.4733

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... - 43.4038

Manga Pachadi (mango In Yogurt Gravy)

Pachadi is a Kerala delight that is made with curd or yogurt and coconut as a gravy. You can make a Pachadi for a variety of vegetables and fruits. This recipe is a Mango version of the same. It is very delicious and is a perfect side dish to any spicy curry.... - 43.3056

Chemeen Thoran (sour And Spicy Prawns Stir Fry)

Prawns, a rich source of minerals and protein, made in this way is a delicacy. The aroma of the ginger and the sourness of the tamarind, give it an extra zing. - 43.1308

Unakku Chemmeen Thoran (dried Prawns Stir Fry)

Another form of thoran that is made from dried prawns. It is rich minerals and low on calories and carbs. It can be served with rice and curry. - 42.8887

Kerala Fish Curry

MAKING 1. In a pan on medium heat, add the onions, green chili, chopped ginger, curry leaves, tomato, tumeric powder, chili powder, tamarind pulp and salt and combine well together. 2. Add the fish to the pan and gently coat with the mix. 3. Add water and... - 42.7495

Malabar Parathas

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. - 42.7311

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