Category: Malabar Recipes

Kerala Dishes, Malabar Recipes, Non Veg, Prawns, Seafood

Unakka Chemmeen – Parippu Curry / Dried Prawns – Dal Curry

Ingredients: 1/2 cup toor dal / thuvara parippu1/2 cup unakka chemmeen / dried prawns1 tomato, chopped1 onion, chopped4 green chillies, slit1 tsp garlic, chopped1 sprig curry leaves1/2 tsp turmeric powder1 1/2 tsp chilli powdersalt to taste1 tsp mustard seeds1 tsp cumin seeds1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped1 1/2 tbsp oil Preparation: In a pressure cooker, add […]

Kerala Dishes, Malabar Recipes, Veg - Curries & Gravies, Veg - Gravy Side Dish, Vegetarian

Kumbalanga – Vellapayar Curry / Ash Gourd – Black Eyed Beans Curry

Ingredients: 1 cup vellapayar / black eyed beans2 cups ash gourd / kumbalanga, peeled and cubed1 1/2-2 tsp chilli powder1 tsp coriander powder1/2 tsp turmeric powder2 garlic cloves, crushed2 green chillies, slit1 onion, sliced1 tomato, chopped1 cup grated coconut1 tsp fennel seeds3-4 shallots1 tsp mustard seeds2 dry red chillies1 sprig curry leavessalt to taste1 tbsp […]

Kerala Dishes, Malabar Recipes, Non Veg, Prawns, Seafood

Chemmeen – Kovakka Curry / Prawns – Ivy Gourd Curry

Ingredients: 1/2 kg prawns, cleaned10-12 kovakka / ivy gourd, sliced1 small onion, choppedsmall piece ginger, chopped4 green chillies, slit1 small tomato, chopped3/4 tsp turmeric powder3 tsp + 1/2 tsp chilli powder1 small piece kudampuli / gambooje2 sprig curry leaves1 cup grated coconut2+2 shallots2 dry red chillies1 tsp mustard seeds1/4 tsp fenugreek seedssalt to taste1 tbsp […]

Crab, Kerala Dishes, Malabar Recipes, Non Veg, Seafood

Crab Mango Curry / Njandu Manga Curry

Ingredients: 1/2 kg crab, cleaned1 drumstick, cut into pieces1 medium raw mango, peeled & chopped ( add according to sourness)4 green chillies, slitsmall piece ginger, chopped2 garlic cloves, chopped2 sprig curry leaves1 1/2 cup grated coconut2 1/2 tsp chilli powder3/4 tsp turmeric powder2 + 4 shallots, sliced1 tsp mustard seedssalt to taste1 1/2 tbsp coconut […]

Malabar Recipes, Snacks, Sweet Snacks

Mango Pori / Mango Fritters

Ingredients: 1 ripe thick fleshed mango1/2 cup plain flour / maida2 tbsp corn flour1 1/2 tbsp sugara pinch of salta pinch of turmeric powderoil for frying Preparation: Peel and cut the mango into medium sized cubes. In a bowl, add plain flour, corn flour, a pinch of salt, sugar and a pinch of turmeric powder […]

Clams, Kerala Dishes, Malabar Recipes, Non Veg, Seafood

Kappa-Kakka Irachi Kuzhachathu / Tapioca With Clams

Ingredients: 1/2 kg clams / kakka irachi / elambakka , cleaned1/2 kg tapioca / kappa1 1/2 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp ginger, crushed1 tsp garlic, crushed1 cup grated coconut2 green chillies1/2 tsp chilli powder1/4 tsp garam masala1/2 tsp fennel powder6 shallots1/2 tsp crushed peppersalt to taste1 tbsp oil1 tsp mustard seeds1 sprig curry leaves3 dry red […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Malabar Recipes, Ramadan/ Iftar Recipes


1 cups wheat, skinless (kuthiya gothambu)1 litre water1 medium onion2 garlic cloves4-5 chicken pieces3 piece cinnamon4 cloves2 tbsp gheesalt to taste1 cup coconut milk2 tbsp ghee For Garnishing: 3 tbsp ghee1 medium onion, thinly sliced10-12 cashew nuts, split10-12 raisinssugar, as required Preparation: Soak wheat in water for 6 hours or overnight. In a pressure cooker, […]

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. […]