Kaalan/Kalan

This is an important dish in traditional sadya. It is a yogurt based curry with thick consistency and the yogurt must be sour. Raw plantain and yam are the vegetables used here. Because of its thick consistency it is also called ‘Kurukku Kalan‘. Today is November 1st and it is the day in which Kerala state…

Rava Laddu/Ladoo

Diwali is the festival of lights. No festival is complete without sweets. So I would like to present an easy and tasty sweet made of semolina/sooji. It is a quick recipe with less ingredients. You can use ghee/milk/ water for binding. Those who don’t like ghee smell can do it  with warm milk or water. If…

Dragon Chicken

This is an Indo- Chinese fusion chicken dish with vibrant colour. Here chicken pieces are cut into strips and  fried cashew nuts also added. These are the differences I noticed about this recipe, otherwise it is almost  similar to chilly chicken. It is very delicious and can be served as a side dish with any…

Pazham Pradhaman/Banana Payasam

Happy Onam to all Keralites!! Onam is a state festival of Kerala.Today is Thiruvonam, the main day of the festival.There are lot of things associated with Onam. Among them Onasadya (feast) has an important role. Sadya will serve in banana leaf  and consists of around 26 dishes. Payasam is one among them. It can be any type of…

Erachi Choru / Meat Rice

Erachi choru is a combination of  rice, spices and meat. It looks like biriyani but this is an easy recipe than biriyani. It is a popular authentic rice recipe of Malabar region of Kerala. It is prepared with both normal boiled rice and biriyani rice. You can use either beef or mutton for this preparation….

Kerala Sadya Recipes

Happy Onam to all!! Onam is the state festival of  Kerala. It is the festival celebrated with most number of cultural elements such as Vallam Kali, Pulikali, Pookkalam, Thumbi Thullal, Atthachamayam etc. The celebrations begin within a fortnight of the Malayalam New Year and go on for ten days. Thiruonam day is the most important day…

Kaipola / Plantain Cake

It is one of the authentic Malabar dish which is very easy to make and require very few items. It is known to be made during Iftar parties.  This is made of ripe plantain and it is very tasty and delicious. Ingredients Ripe Plantain – 2 Egg – 2 Sugar – 2 tbsp. Cardamom powder…

Chocolate Biscuit Pudding

This is a simple pudding with biscuits. You can use any tea biscuits like Marie, Britannia etc. Preparation is very simple compared to the regular pudding recipes. Kids will like this since they always like biscuits to crunch. Ingredients Tea biscuits – 15 Unsalted butter – 50 grams Sugar – 1/2 cup Cocoa powder –…