Mathi (മത്തി)Varuthathu/ Spicy Sardine Fry Kerala (Indian) Style

Sardine is tasty, rich and healthy sea fish. In north Kerala or Malabar it is called Mathi (മത്തി) and in south Malabar it is called Chaala (ചാള). Sardines are rich in vitamins, minerals and natural source of Omegaa-3 fatty acids. Sardines/ Chala/ Mathi fish is a popular among most Keralites and it is available there […]

Ulliyum Mullakum Pulliyum Etta Ayala Curry/Mackerel Fish in Smashed Shallot(Pearl Onion), Chili and Tamarind Gravy/ Kerala Fishing Village (Coastal) Style Spicy Fish Curry

Mackerel Fish in smashed Shallot/Pearl Onion, chili and tamarind gravy (Ulliyum Mullakum Pulliyum Etta Ayala Curry) is a tasty and spicy recipe from Kerala coastal or fishing village areas. Normally the fishermen’s wives prepare this recipe from their husband’s fresh catch fish like small mackerel(Ayala), sardine (mathi/chaalla), anchovies(netholi), small pomfret etc. Also they prepare the […]

Beetroot Pachadi (Kerala Style Mild Spicy Beetroot Curry / Beetroot in Coconut Yogurt Gravy/ Beetroot Recipe For Kerala Onam/ Vishu Sadya)

Pachadi/Pachady is a traditional Kerala side dish. In Kerala this dish can be made with different vegetables and fruits like winter melon/ ash gourd, cucumber, bitter gourd, beetroot, pineapple, mango, apple etc. and I have Kumbalanga Pachadi (Winter Melon Curry) recipe in my blog. Beetroot Pachadi is a beetroot preparation in mild spiced coconut and […]

Restaurant style Chicken Curry /Creamy Chicken Curry with Coconut and Cashew Nut Paste)/Chicken Kuruma

“Just living is not enough…one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower” Hans Christian Andersen. Yeah 😀 Just came back from an awesome seaside vacation in Malaysia and obtained handful precious gems to add in my memory chest 🙂 the place was very nice and peaceful. We family enjoyed the salty breeze, swaying trees […]

Spicy Fish head and Tail Curry (with Cambogia/ Malabar Tamarind) Kerala Style ( Kudampulli ettu Meen Thalayum Vaalum Mullaku Curry vechathu)

I know that fish head curry is an essential dish in Singapore, Malaysia, India and Chinese cuisines and they are varied from its taste, ingredients and cooking method. Spicy Fish head curry (with Cambogia/Malabar Tamarind) is a famous and traditional recipe from Kerala, India. Also it is an eye catching item for me from Kerala […]

Kannava/Koonthal Varuthathu (Squid/Calamari Fry Kerala Style)

Kannava/Koonthal Varuthathu (Squid/Calamari Fry) is a tasty and tempting recipe from Kerala, India. It is an easy and tasty starter/ appetizer/ finger food, well goes with hot drinks/ beverages 🙂 that feedback and appreciation I got from my Hubby 😉 😀 also a great side dish with meals, Yeah! My kids love this aromatic fried […]

Simple and Tasty Kerala Mutton Stew (Pressure Cooker Mutton Stew With Fresh Milk)

Mutton Stew is a mild spicy and aromatic Indian curry/Stew with fresh and tender meat, some Kerala spices and milk. In Kerala it is very popular among Kerala Christians. Appam (Rice Pancake) and Mutton Stew is an indispensable pair of dishes for them in their weddings, Christmas and Easter celebrations. Even at my wedding in Kerala, […]

Madakkappam/ Kerala Style Pan cake with coconut Jaggery filling

Madakkappam or madakku San is a tasty tea snack or breakfast from Kerala, India. It is a thin and soft crepes filled with sweet jaggery coconut mixture. It also called love letter and Mutta Maida Appam. Back home, my school and college days this is one of my favourite nalumanni palahaaram (evening snack) with tea […]

Beetroot Thoran/Upperi (Beetroot Stir Fry with Coconut and Spices, Kerala Style)

Thoran is a coconut based recipe from Kerala, South India. Normally keralites prepare variety of Thoran with fresh and crunchy vegetables like cabbage, carrot, beans, beetroot, green plantain etc. It is a great side dish for Onam/Vishu sadya, Keralites Feasts. Beet Thoran is a great combo with steamed rice and I love that combo from […]

Kerala Village Style Chicken Curry/ Chicken Ozhichu Curry/ Chicken Curry For Kerala Porotta or Prata

Kerala Village Style Chicken Curry is a spicy and aromatic recipe. The highlight of this typical recipe is its ground paste and preparation. Back home my grandmother used to prepare this dish with the original ingredients and she grind whole spices with the help of arakallu/traditional grinding stone. After the grinding process, she makes this […]