'Karal' (കരള്) is the Malayalam term for 'Liver'. 'Karal Varattiyathu' is a dry dish where the liver (of Chicken, Beef or Mutton) is cooked with spices till all its moisture content has dried up. If you get a chance to visit a local toddy shop or Kallu Shaap in Kerala, try a plate of liver fry with … Continue reading Chicken Karal Varattiyathu (Chicken Liver Stir Fry)
As mentioned in a previous post, Beef dishes from Kerala is a real treat for a beef lover. You'll find many variations of beef based curries, fries and roast. All the recipes may use similar spices and ingredients. Yet, it is interesting to note that each variation will have its own uniqueness. This is a … Continue reading Spicy Kerala Style Beef Curry
Neychoru or Ghee Rice is a traditional rice dish of Kerala. 'Neyyu' means ghee and 'Choru' means cooked rice. Like the name indicates, Neychoru is prepared by cooking rice in ghee and other Kerala spices. This rice dish is more popular among the Muslim community in the state. Neychoru with Beef curry and a salad … Continue reading Neychoru (Ghee Rice) – A Malabar Delicacy
'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
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
'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
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' 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)