Ayala Varuthathu (Indian Mackerel Fry) – A Kerala coastal delicacy

Kerala offers a wide variety of seafood delicacies. Fish is mostly prepared as curry or it is marinated with spices and then fried. There are wide varieties of fish recipes available across Kerala. Indian Mackerel, known as Ayala or Aiyla in Malayalam, is one of the most common fish available in the state, harvested from … Continue reading Ayala Varuthathu (Indian Mackerel Fry) – A Kerala coastal delicacy

Puttu / Ari Puttu (Steamed Rice Cake) – Healthy Kerala Breakfast

'Puttu' (Malayalam: പുട്ട്) is a healthy breakfast specialty of Kerala. It is so popular that you can find it in any Kerala tea shops, hotels and also, there will be no families who don't prepare 'Puttu' for their breakfast in every week. The easiness of its preparation makes it a hit breakfast for the busy mornings. … Continue reading Puttu / Ari Puttu (Steamed Rice Cake) – Healthy Kerala Breakfast

Chakka Varuthathu (Jackfruit Chips) – Crispy and Tasty

Jackfruit (Known as 'Chakka' in Malayalam ) is one of the most abundant fruit in Kerala. When Jackfruits are in season, one cannot ignore the wide varieties of Jackfruit products available in the market. Out of this vast selection, crispy Jackfruit chips (Chakka Varuthathu) turn out to be the people's all time favorite. Unripe Jackfruits … Continue reading Chakka Varuthathu (Jackfruit Chips) – Crispy and Tasty

Chakka Puzhukku (Unripe Jackfruit cooked with coconut and other spices) – Traditional Kerala Recipe

'Puzhukku' is a traditional dish prepared by boiling tuberous vegetables like tapioca, yam, purple yam, colocasia or unripe fruits like jackfruit or banana along with coconut and other spices. In some preparations, legumes are also added. "Chakka" is the Malayalam word for Jackfruit. And, "Chakka Puzhukk" is common puzhukku preparation using unripe jackfruit during its season. … Continue reading Chakka Puzhukku (Unripe Jackfruit cooked with coconut and other spices) – Traditional Kerala Recipe

Mutta Chikkiyathu (Spicy Scrambled Egg) – Simple Kerala Style

When it comes to quick and easy cooking, eggs make a good ingredient to experiment with. This is a simple method to make scrambled eggs in Kerala style. It won't take more than 10 minutes to prepare this dish. It goes well with rice, bread or roti. Continue reading...

Kadachakka Mezhukkuperutti (Breadfruit Stir Fry)

'Kadachakka' or 'Sheema Chakka', also known as 'Breadfruit' in English, is commonly found in Kerala. This seasonal fruit is healthy as it is very rich in carbohydrate, dietary fibre, minerals and vitamins. In Kerala, people make stir fry, curry or even chips before the fruit has ripened, when it's mature and still firm. This stir … Continue reading Kadachakka Mezhukkuperutti (Breadfruit Stir Fry)

Varutharacha Mathanga Pulinkari (Pumpkin Curry with Roasted Coconut and Tamarind)

In Kerala, Pumpkin or Mathanga (as in Malayalam language) is prepared in many ways to make curries like Erissery, Thoran, Mezhukkuperutti, Pulinkari and sweets like Payasam, Halwa or Pudding. This video shows how to make a delicious, slightly tangy and not so common Pumpkin curry. This recipe uses roasted coconut which gives the curry a … Continue reading Varutharacha Mathanga Pulinkari (Pumpkin Curry with Roasted Coconut and Tamarind)

Sukhiyan (Sweet Green Gram Snack) – Popular Kerala Tea Time Snack

  If you visit any tea shops in Kerala, you will find a delightful sight of tasty snacks arranged in a glass shelf. There you will see this beautiful yellow colored sweet snack which gives you an irresistible feeling to have one. Sukhiyan or Suhiyan is a tea time snack made using green gram. A … Continue reading Sukhiyan (Sweet Green Gram Snack) – Popular Kerala Tea Time Snack

കേരളവും സ്വാദും

നമ്മള്‍ മലയാളികളെ സംബന്ധിച്ച് എന്ത് ഭക്ഷണം വിളംബുമ്പോഴും കഴിക്കുമ്പോഴും അതിനോടൊപ്പം തന്നെ നമ്മൾ അറിയാതെ കുറച്ചു ഓർമകളും ഗൃഹാതുരതയും കടന്നു വരും. അതിന്റെ കാരണം ചികഞ്ഞാൽ അറിയാം വളരെ ആഴത്തിൽ വേരോടിയ ഒരു ഭക്ഷണ സംസ്കാരം അവകാശപ്പെടാൻ കഴിയുന്നവരാണ് നമ്മൾ. വിഭവസമൃദ്ധമായ ഇലയിലെ ഊണും, കപ്പയും ബീഫും, കരിമീൻ പൊള്ളിച്ചതും, താറാവ് മപ്പാസും എല്ലാം അടക്കം അതിവിപുലമായ തനതായ ഒരുപാടു വിഭവങ്ങൾ നമ്മുടേതായുണ്ട്. ഇതിനെല്ലാം പുറകിൽ ഒരു ചരിത്രവും, ധാരാളം കഥകളും ഉണ്ട്. കേരളത്തിന്റെ ഭൂപ്രകൃതി നോക്കിയാൽ … Continue reading കേരളവും സ്വാദും