Kappa Vevichathu/ Mashed Tapioca

Tapioca or Kappa is the most favourite and popular food in Kerala. If you ask any Keralite about their favourite food, it would be Mashed tapioca and fish curry. Tapioca can be stored for longer periods by parboiling and drying called unakka kappa (dried tapioca). It is  is one of the purest forms of starch…

White Chick Peas/Vella Kadala Curry

In north India it is called Kabuli Chana and the Chana Masala is a popular dish there. This is a Kerala style preparation of white chick peas. Puttu and Kadala is an awesome combination of breakfast in Kerala. Usually black chick peas are used for this. Today we can see the preparation of white chick peas….

Fish Roast

A popular and tasty  fish delicacy  from Kerala. It is a simple dish in which fish is fried and then cooked in a medium spicy masala. You can serve it with rice,roti and Indian breads. Here I have used king fish for the preparation,but you can use tuna,salmon for the same. For extra taste you…

Churakka Parippu Curry / Bottle gourd Lentil Curry

Bottle gourd is a healthy vegetable that has low fat and cholesterol and helps in reducing weight. The fiber and minerals in the bottle gourd supports healthy digestion. You can prepare juice out of it, it is suggested that you  can consume it at noon for weight loss purpose. This juice can be applied externally for…

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…

Fish Molee / Molly

A popular Kerala fish stew that’s cooked in coconut milk. You can use Kingfish, Pomfret, Pearl Spot to make this. The blend of coconut milk and spices makes it flavourful and delicious.It is a mild, delicate dish best served with Appam / Idiyappam /Rice / Roti. Ingredients Fish – 500 gram Onion – 1 Ginger…

Kerala Fish Curry

This curry is also known as Red Fish Curry or Meen Mulakittathu or Kottayam Fish Curry. It looks very bright , you can adjust the spiciness according to your tolerance level. This is the perfect combination with mashed tapioca or kappa vevichathu. The fish curry tastes better the next day it is prepared. By that time it…

Vettu Cake / Fried Cake

It is a popular tea time snack in Kerala, especially in small tea shops. It is a deep fried sweetened dough made of egg,flour and sugar.This is a perfect snack to serve with tea or black coffee.These local food items, greenery,water falls are always a nostalgia for me. I think it is not only for…