Kerala food recipes

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Squid Coconut Roast ( Squid Thoran )

  When i write about fish recipes. Its  difficult not to mention that we keralities are die -hard carnivores and fish is a staple among non vegetarian population. There are serveral different  ways of  making fish, most common ways are making curries, frying the fish and stir fries. Squid( kanava, koonthal) is popular among the sea food lovers of kerala. Calamari fries is popular receipe in restaurants. This is not

Creamy Chicken Stew With Vegetables

  A few years ago i came across this and now it is dinner rotation once a week . I like simple and easy receipes that seem like they took alot of effort to make .This is one of those receipes. My husband loves this and whenever i make it, he used to tell how great it is. This is a receipe for  a chicken stew with multi colour vegetables

Chicken Mandi ( An Arabian Dish)

Mandi, a traditional dish of Yemen made either with chicken or lamb. Mandi is now popular among other Arab countries as well. Traditionally, the meat is slow cooked in a tandoor which makes the meat extremely tender and delicious, and served over aromatic rice.The spice rub used to marinate the chicken is called Hawaij– coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, whole black peppercorns are roasted till aromatic and made into a powder.

Dry Fish Curry With Raw Plantains ( Onakka meen curry with vazhakka)

Raw Banana is known as Kaya in Malayalam. Unripe Bananas are used for making different side dishes in Kerala. Raw Plantains (Vazhakka) are mostly used for making Thoran, Mezhkkupuratti, Erisheri and so on. A friend told me that they cook Raw Plantains with Tapioca/Yuca and it tastes excellent. Vazhakka is also cooked with different kinds. Here am using this raw banana to make a dry fish curry and its really

Tuna Fish Theeyal  ( chura meen theeyal )

Theeyal which means ‘burnt dish’ is a typical kerala dish featuring burnt coconut,and is usually dark brown in color.It gets its color from browning of coconut and also from another ingredient, tamarind.In some parts of kerala,theeyal is included in a traditional sadya menu. I’ve already blogged about Eggplant Theeyal,but this one is my favorite among all Theeyals.But cleaning baby onions is very difficult and it is something which stops me

CHICKEN MILK CURRY (CHICKEN KORMA)

There are so many variations to a coconut milk chicken curry and this is my own. There’s nothing special or majorly different in this recipe than the base of most Indian curries but I do like my chicken curry in a particular way, and this is it. While generally my Indian non-vegetarian recipes are on the spicier side, both heat-wise and spice-wise, I like to keep coconut based curries on

Chicken Thoran (Kozhi Thoran)

I am Swapna from thiruvananthapuram. Kozhithoran or chicken fried in crushed coconut is very tasty and popular in Kerala. Today I cooked kozhithoran and it came out so yummy and wonderful. So I am sharing the recipe here. If you like my recipe please share it in facebook time line or in facebook groups you love to add. Kozhi thoran is very yummy and it is a very good combination

Healthy Orange Juice( Feel Refresh )

Sweet, juicy oranges make a delicious and healthy snack or addition to a meal. A whole orange contains only about 85 calories and has no fat, cholesterol or sodium. And, of course, “oranges are well known for their vitamin C content,” said Laura Flores, a San Diego-based nutritionist. Oranges may boost your immune system and improve your skin; they also aid with heart health, cholesterol levels and other issues. Oranges

Tuna fish fry Chura Fish Fry nadan rethiyil varuthathu

An Amazing Tuna Fish Fry That Can Be Served As A Snack Or Side Dish With Rice. This Is Easy To Prepare And Tastes Yummy. Most Americans can benefit from eating more fish, and tuna fish makes increasing your intake easy. The omega-3 fats in tuna may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. A 3-ounce portion of fresh yellowfin tuna provides 89 milligrams docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, and 13 milligrams

Banana cake recipe

Kerala Banana cake commonly known as pazham pori is a delicious dish. Here I am writing an easy pazham pori recipe, so that you cam cook this in your homeSweet, ripe bananas are the key to making a great banana cake.Coming to this recipe, it’s my all time favorite “nalumani palaharam” (tea time snack) and I can see many of you saying, mine too 🙂 I think, pazham pori is a

Bread Fruit Masala Recipe

Bread fruit is a flowering tree in the mulbery family. It contains protein,dietary fibre,vitamin B12,B6, and vitamin C. It has starchy flesh that makes it perfect for this curry. It can be roasted or baked other than this masala. This is little sweety ,so i like to make it spicy. Breadfruit masala goes well with rice. This is my mother’s recipe. Ingredients Breadfruit-200gm Green chilly-3 Shallots-10 nos Grated coconut-1 cup

kerala-style-fish-curry

Meen mulakittathu is a tasty Kerala style fish curry also called as nadan fish curry which can be served with rice.  Meen is a general Malayalam word for all kinds of fish.  But it tastes great when served with kappa puzhungiyathu or Kerala style mashed tapioca.  It is also called as meen mulagu curry.  It is very easy to make and makes use of very few ingredients. Nowadays, cleaned and cut

Sugiyan Recipe

Sugiyan is a delicious tea time snack in Kerala. It was usually available in local tea shops. Now a days we will get it from bakeries. It is really simple and easy to make snack. Whoever likes green gram, can try this to make. This is my all time favorite sweet snack with richness of protein. It has a crunchy outer covering and a sweet filling of green gram inside. My

Ottada Recipe

  Ottada is a special snack of Keralites. The meaning is rice cakes made in clay pot. People in different places making it differently. Some use jaggery, others make it with white sugar. My mother used to make this as an evening snack. It gives me such nostalgia. The smell of the banana  leaves itself is mouthwatering. This is a very easy to make recipe. Whenever I go to Kerala I

kerala-prawns-recipe

Kerala is very famous for their prawns dishes.  This is a dry prawns roast recipe.  It is very easy to make and uses very few ingredients which are readily available in almost all houses.  When you are in a hurry and want to make some non vegetarian dish, then, this is the right one you can go for.  Apart from the marination process, it takes hardly 20 – 25 minutes

side-dish-recipes

Tomato curry is a tasty side dish which can be served along with rice or with chapathi. Tomato curry with appam is also very popular combination.  As I have told you before, we usually make chapathi for dinner and hence I prepare different curries to go with it.  So few days back I made this simple tomato curry which was a tasty combination with chapathi.  I served it for next

How to Make Vattayappam

Vattayappam  is a traditional dish of Kerala. It can be used as  a snack and as a  meal. It is a fermented steamed pan cake. It makes  in special occasions. This is soft and fluffy. We can make it in different  shapes . If we don’t have round vessel to fit correctly in the steamer .We can use idly pan. According to our preference  we  can  use  jaggery  or  white

pazham-pori

Today’s recipe is pazham pori / banana fritters.  This is a special Kerala dish made with banana. In Malayalam,  pazham means “banana”.  Long sized bananas called as nendran pazham is made use of for making this dish.   Banana is cut into long size pieces and dipped in maida batter.  Then it is deep fried.  This is one of the favorite dish of all Keralites.  Pazham pori with a cup

kerala-prawns-curry

Prawns mango curry is a tasty Kerala based dish where prawns and mangoes are cooked in coconut milk.  It is not necessary that it should be cooked only in coconut milk, you can also grind coconut with onion, ginger, garlic and the other spice powders and make this tasty curry.  Apart from the process of taking coconut milk and de-veining the prawns, this curry can be made very easily.  Usually I

kerala-style-mutton-pepper-fry

Mutton pepper fry – a tasty recipe for mutton lovers.  My husband is hard core mutton fan and loves this pepper fry.  So I made this today.  This can be served with dosa, chapathi, or with rice.  I made this for lunch today.  Usually I serve this with plain rice and rasam, but today my daughter wanted peas pulao and hubby wanted mutton.  So I made this mutton pepper fry