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Chutney/ Chammanthi, Salads/ Condiments

Idli Podi / Chutney Powder

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup chana dal / kadala parippu1/2 cup urad dal / uzhunnu parippu20 dried red chillies10-12 garlic, chopped into twosmall gooseberry sized tamarind1/2 tsp asafoetida1 sprig curry leavessalt to taste1 tsp oil Preparation: In a pan, dry roast the chana dal till golden colour and transfer to a plate and allow it to […]

Beef, Kabsa /Majboos, Non Veg, Rice / Pasta

Beef Kabaliyath

Ingredients: For Cooking Beef: 1/2 kg beef1 1/2 tsp kabsa masala1 tsp pepper powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder1/2 maggi stock cube 4 garlic clovessmall piece ginger2 green chillies2 tbsp coriander leaves1 tbsp mint leavessalt to taste For the Masala: 2 big onions, sliced1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste4 green chillies, slit1/2 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tbsp coriander powder1 tbsp […]

Crunchy Snacks, Snacks

Badam Murukku / Almond Chakli

Ingredients: 1 cup rice flour10 almonds / badam1/2 tsp sesame seeds1/4 tsp cumin seeds1 tsp buttersalt to tastewater, as required to knead the doughoil for frying + 1 tsp hot oil Preparation: Soak the almonds in hot water for 15 minutes. Then remove its skin and grind into a smooth paste adding little water. In […]

Crab, Malabar Recipes, Non Veg, Seafood

Njandu Basale Curry / Crab Curry With Malabar Spinach

Ingredients: 3/4-1 kg crabs, cleaned1 bunch basale / malabar spinach 1 1/2 cup grated coconut5 green chillies1 tsp coriander powder1/2 tsp turmeric powdergooseberry sized tamarind5 garlic cloves1 sprig curry leavessalt to taste Preparation: Cut and clean the crabs and keep it aside. Separate the leaves and stems of basale/ malabar spinach and wash it properly. […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Pancakes

Red Velvet Pancakes

Ingredients: 1 cup plain flour1 tsp baking powder2 tbsp sugar2 tbsp cocoa powder1/4 tsp salt1 large egg1 cup of buttermilk2 tbsp unsalted butter, meltedred food colouring For the Cream Cheese Glaze: 85 gm of cream cheese, softened at room temperature1/2 cup icing sugar1/2 tsp vanilla essence2-3 tbsp of milk Preparation: In a large mixing bowl, […]

Chicken, Non Veg

Payyoli Chicken Fry

Ingredients: 1/2 kg chicken, cleaned10 dried kashmiri red chillies1/4 tsp turmeric powder1 tbsp ginger1 tbsp garliclemon juice of a lemon/ 2 tbsp vinegar1/4 tsp garam masala1/4 cup grated coconut2 tsp corn flour1 tsp rice flour3-4 green chillies2 sprig curry leaves1/4 cup coconut oil salt to taste Preparation: Wash and soak dried red chillies in hot […]

Cakes & Bakes, Muffins/ Cupcakes

Carrot Muffins

Ingredients: 1 1/3 cup plain flour1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp baking soda1/4 tsp salt2 carrots / 1 cup grated carrot2 large eggs3/4 cup sugar1/2 cup oil1/2 tsp vanilla essence Preparation: Preheat the oven to 180 degree celcius. Grease a 12- hole cupcake /muffin tin with baking spray or line the muffin tin with paper liners. In […]

Kerala Dishes, Thoran / Stir Fry- Veg, Veg - Stir Fry / Dry Curries, Vegetarian

Pavakka (Bitter Gourd) Thoran

Ingredients: 1 cup bitter gourd/ pavakka / kaipakka3/4 cup grated coconut1 onion, chopped1 tbsp ginger, chopped2 green chillies, choppedsalt to taste1 tsp mustard seeds2 shallots, chopped3 dry red chillies1 sprig curry leaves2 tbsp oil Preparation: Chop the bitter gourd into small pieces. In a manchatti / pan, add bitter gourd, grated coconut, salt and 1/4 […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Malabar Recipes, Other Malabar Breakfast Items..., Snacks, Sweet Snacks

Aval and Pori Kuzhachathu / Sweetened Rice Flakes – Puffed Rice with Jaggery

Ingredients: 3 cups aval / rice flakes / beaten rice1 cup pori / puffed rice2 cup grated coconut1 cup grated jaggery1/2 tsp cardamom powdera pinch of salt Preparation: In a pan, add jaggery and melt it adding 1/2 cup of water and then strain it. Then add the grated coconut to the strained jaggery, mix […]