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Desserts & Sweets

Apple Peda / Apple Shaped Milk Peda

Ingredients: 1 cup milk powder1/2 cup condensed milk4 tbsp warm milk3 tbsp unsalted butter, meltedred food colour ( a pinch / less than a drop mixed with a tsp of water)cloves, for decoration Preparation: In a pan, add milk powder, condensed milk and warm milk and whisk well without any lumps. Now switch on the […]

Chicken, Kerala Dishes, Malabar Recipes, Non Veg

Chakkayum Kozhiyum / Jackfruit With Chicken

Ingredients: 1/2 kg chicken, cleaned400-500 gm pacha chakka / raw jackfruit, cut into pieces1 cup chakkakuru / jackfruit seeds1 1/2-2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder1 1/2 tbsp coriander powder1/2 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp pepper powder1 tsp ginger-garlic paste2 green chillies, chopped2 sprig curry leavessalt to taste3 shallots, sliced1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: In a pressure […]

Drinks, Ramadan/ Iftar Recipes, Summer Specials

Watermelon Cool Drink

Ingredients: 2 cup watermelon, chopped2-3 tbsp sugar1 tsp ginger, choppedwatermelon piecesice cubes, as required2 tsp lemon juice3-4 mint leaves, chopped Preparation: In a blender, add chopped watermelon, sugar, ginger and 1/2 cup chilled water and blend well. Strain it to a bowl/ jug and add lemon juice and chopped mint leaves. In a serving glass, […]

Kerala Dishes, Non Veg, Prawns, Seafood

Peechinga Chemmeen Thoran / Ridge Gourd – Prawns Thoran

Ingredients: 1 peechinga/ ridge gourd, 3/4-1 cup small prawns, cleaned1 small onion, sliced3 garlic cloves, crushed2 green chillies, slit1 sprig curry leaves1/2 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp chilli powder1/2 cup grated coconutsalt to taste1 tsp mustard seeds1 1/2 tbsp oil Preparation: Peel and chop ridge gourd into small pieces. Heat oil in a pan and splutter […]

Non Veg, Prawns, Seafood

Beetroot Prawns / Beetroot Prawn Roast

Ingredients: 1/2 kg prawns, cleaned1 medium beetroot, grated1 big onion, thinly sliced1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste5 green chillies, chopped1 sprig curry leaves1 big tomato, chopped1 1/2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder1/2 tsp pepper powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp garam masala1 tbsp tomato saucesalt to taste2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped2 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Heat oil in a […]

Desserts & Sweets

Mango Halwa

Ingredients: 1 cup thick mango pulp/ puree1 cup sugar1/2 cup custard powder ( vanilla flavour)2 cups water1/2 tsp cardamom powder1/2 pinch of salt2-3 tbsp cashew nuts, chopped3-4 tbsp ghee Preparation: In a bowl, add custard powder and water and mix well. In a thick bottomed pan, add mango puree, sugar and custard powder mixture and […]

Veg - Gravy Side Dish, Vegetarian

Chilli Gobi / Cauliflower

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup gobi / cauliflower florets1/2 cup plain flour1/4 cup + 1 tsp cornflour1 tsp ginger-garlic paste1/2 tsp chilli powder2 garlic cloves, finely chopped1 green chilli, chopped1 inch ginger, finely chopped3 tbsp spring onion, chopped2 onions, cubed1 capsicum, cubed2 tbsp tomato sauce1 tbsp red chilli sauce1/2 tbsp green chilli sauce1 tbsp soy sauce1/4 […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Idiyappam, Kerala Dishes

Banana Idiyappam

Ingredients: 2 big ripe plantains/ kerala banana / nendrapazham1 cup rice flour (idiyappam flour)1 tsp ghee1/4 tsp salt1/2 cup grated coconut Preparation: Steam the bananas. Peel and then grind them into a smooth paste. In a bowl, add rice flour, ghee and a pinch of salt. Add banana paste little by little and mix well. […]

Bread / Loaf / Buns/ Rolls, Cakes & Bakes

Marble Loaf

Ingredients: 2 cup + 2 tbsp plain flour1 1/4 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt170 gm unsalted butter, at room temperature1 cup caster sugar4 eggs1 tsp vanilla essence1/2 cup milk, at room temperature120 gm dark chocolate Preparation: Preheat the oven to 180 degree celcius. Grease a loaf pan with butter or spray with cooking spray and […]

Chicken, Non Veg

Capsicum Chicken Roast

Ingredients: 1/2 kg chicken, cut into small pieces1 1/2 tsp + 1 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder1/4 tsp + 1/4 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp pepper powder1 tsp ginger-garlic paste1 tsp lemon juice1/2 tsp coriander powder1 tbsp chicken masala powder3 onions, sliced1 tbsp ginger-garlic-green chillies, crushed1 sprig curry leaves1 tomato, finely chopped1 capsicum, sliced […]

Drinks, Summer Specials

Chikku / Sapota Juice

Ingredients: 3 ripe chikku/ sapota/ chikoo1 cup watersugar as required1 tsp lemon juice Preparation: Peel, deseed and chop chikoos into small pieces. In a blender, add chopped chikoos, water, lemon juice and sugar and blend well until smooth. Pour into serving glasses and serve …

Kerala Dishes, Non Veg, Prawns, Seafood

Prawn / Chemmeen Peera Pattichathu

Ingredients: 350 gm prawns / chemmeen, cleaned1 1/2 – 2 cup grated coconut1 tsp chilli powder1/2 tsp turmeric powder6 shallots, sliced2 tsp ginger, sliced1 tsp garlic, chopped4 green chillies, slit2 sprig curry leaves2 kudampuli / gambooge, cut into pieces1 tbsp coconut oilsalt to taste Preparation: Soak kudampuli in enough water for 15 minutes. In a […]