Today’s special is a simple and easy Kerala style chicken saute.Boiled and shredded chicken roasted in Kerala spices.really easy to prepare, need only few easily available ingredients,perfect as a starter or side dish.I like to have this with pathiri or tapioca….
Chakkara Kadu Manga (sweet and sour mango)
(Malabar style sweet and sour mango recipe)
Mangoes are my favorite,I love mangoes,and this yummy recipe is a typical Malabar mophla recipe.Malabar cuisine is famous for snacks and non veg dishes.But we have variety of vegetarian dishes too,This is my favorite mango preparation,and I learned this recipe from my dearest Bushara thatha and sofi thatha….
Vazha koombu thoran
(Kerala style Stir fried banana blossom)
I am really lucky I never missed my favorite Kerala foods,Most of the fruits and vegetables are available here in all seasons.But I never get fresh banana blossoms and my favorite raw jack fruit.Here most of the supermarkets are selling all edible parts of plantain but the blossoms always have a bitter taste.But this time I got really fresh homely banana blossom not from local market it is from my home.Amma is really interested in planting vegetables and flowers. we have a very good backyard garden….
Malabar prawn curry or chemmeen mulakitathu
(Prawns in red chili and tamarind based red curry sauce)
I am here with another prawns recipe,The delicious and famous Malabar prawns curry or prawns mulakitathu.Prawns cooked in a spicy red chili and tamarind based gravy.A very common and every day fish preparation.You can use any other fish for making this curry.this curry goes well with rice,tapioca or chapati….
Banana Fritters (pazham pori or Ethakka appam)
Pazham pori is a very popular,common and all time favorite snack of Malayalees.Its a very simple snack made with ripe plantain (nenthrapazham/ettapazham).This is a simple home made version,so the size is small and it is not like the restaurant style pazham pori….
Beetroot Thoran recipe
(Kerala style stir fried or sauteed beetroot)
This colorful and healthy veggie is a part of my everyday meal. Thoran means stir fried veggie seasoned with coconut, mustard and curry leaves.its a dry vegetable preparation and a part of everyday Kerala meal….
Kerala fish fry (meen varuthathu) recipe
Today i am here with a simple fish fry. King fish(ayakoora )is my all time favorite fish,this simple spicy fish fry goes well with rice or you can have this as an appetizer or starter….
( Fried Karimeen/pearl spot/green chromide in coconut milk and red curry sauce)
karimeen or pearl spot is a favorite fish of Keralites and it is the official state fish.This fleshy and oval shaped fish is a fresh water fish and it is found in through out Kerala especially back waters of Kottayam and Alapuzha.This oval shaped fish got its name because of the white shiny diamond like spots over its body….
Kerala style Nadan kozhi curry
This home raised/Nadan chicken curry is one of the traditional mouth watering recipes from my “ammas” collections.Its very simple and a healthy recipe.its a curry made from fresh home made ingredients like home raised chicken,fresh home made coconut oil,fresh curry leaves and fresh spices….
Unniyappam (Sweet rice fritters)
Unniyappam is the traditional snack of Kerala.It’s an unavoidable item in special occasions like Vishu and Onam and unniyappam has been the offering in many temples in Kerala as prasadam(food that has been offered to god)….