കടയ്ക്കാവൂർ കാവടി / Kadakkaavur Kavadi

Try this variety and traditional homemade snack that originates from the town of Kadakkavoor, located in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) District of Kerala. The uniqueness is the shape & design of the snack which represents “kavadi” – cowrie shells used by astrologers of Kerala.    Ingredients: Rice powder – 1/2 cup Egg-1 Sugar- 2-3 tbsp Coconut milk –

പഴം പൊരി കടികൾ / Fried Plantain Bites

Give a twist to the regular naadan palaharam (snack) and enjoy these golden beauties with hot tea or a “full cup of memories”!   Ingredients: Ripe plantain /ethapazham / nendrapazham- 3 All purpose flour / maida – 1 cup Rice flour – 3 tbsp Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp Sugar – 3 tsp Black sesame seeds

മലബാർ പത്തിരി / Malabar Pathiri / Rice Flour Flatbreads

A popular part of the Malabar cuisine among the Mappilas. These soft & light rotis are perfect to be served for breakfast or to break your fast during Ramadan time!    Ingredients: Rice flour-1 cup Water- 1 cup + 2 tbsp Salt- To taste Oil- 1 tsp Method: Boil water in a saucepan. Add salt

Chakka Erissery / Kerala Style Raw Tender Jackfruit With Roasted Coconut

A mildly tempered dish with the light sweetness of tender jackfruit blended in roasted coconut & spices!   Ingredients: Raw jackfruit flesh /chakka- 1/2 kg Shallots/pearl onions- 3-4, thinly sliced Garlic pods-2 Green chilies- 2, slit lengthwise Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp Red chili powder – 1 tsp Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp Freshly grated coconut –

വാഴയിലയിൽ മുങ്ങി അവിയലിൽ പൊങ്ങിയ മൊഞ്ചത്തി മത്തി / Kerala Style Peppery Sardines Steamed in Banana Wrap

A flavorful & delicious seafood recipe to please all fish lovers where sardines are wrapped in banana leaf and cooked with spicy masala!   Ingredients: Mathi/chaala/sardines- 1/2 kg Tomato- 1, Pepper powder- 2 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Shallots – 10 Ginger- 1″ stick Garlic- 4 pods Coconut milk – 5-6 tbsp Coconut oil-

Mathi Nirachathu / Kerala Style Stuffed Sardines

Pan-fried sardines stuffed with aromatic spices, canned fish, & coconut, this dish is an interpretation inspired by some of the predominant flavors of Kerala!   Ingredients: Sardines/mackerels – 1/2 kg Tin fish-1 can Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp Onion-2, (1 finely chopped and the other thinly sliced) Green chilies -2, finely chopped Turmeric powder –

കുട്ടനാടൻ ഞണ്ടു കാവാലം തേങ്ങാപാലിൽ / Kerala Style Crab Curry in Coconut Gravy

An awesome & exceptional seafood delicacy from the backwaters of Kuttanad-Kerala that tastes heavenly!   Ingredients: Crabs-4, cleaned and cut into halves Onion- 1, thinly sliced Shallots/pearl onions- 5, thinly sliced Ginger- 1 inch piece, finely minced Garlic pods- 5, finely minced Kanthari/bird’s eye chilies- 8-10 Freshly grated coconut -1/2 cup Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp

Tindora Chilli Fry / Kovakka Chilli Fry

An easy and simple side dish that goes really well with rice!   Ingredients: Tindora /kovakka /ivy gourd – 1/2 kg, cut lengthwise into 4 Onion – 1, thinly sliced Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp Whole dry chilies- 4, coarsely crushed Curry leaves – A sprig Salt – To taste Oil- As needed   Method:

ചിക്കൻ കറിക്കു മിട്ടായി തെരുവിന്റെ രുചിക്കൂട്ട് / Calicut Style Chicken Curry With Coconut Milk

Authentic Malabari chicken curry cooked with aromatic spices & simmered in sumptuous coconut milk!   Ingredients: Chicken – 1/2 kg, cut into medium size pieces Onions- 2, thinly sliced Shallots – 8 to 10, thinly sliced Potatoes-2, cut into medium cubes Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp Kashmiri chili powder – 2 tbsp