Sweet Kalathappam – A Traditional Snack Cake From Malabar

Kalathappam

Kalathappam is a traditional  sweet snack from the Malabar  region.   This traditional recipe seems  ridiculously simple, and  tastes delicious.  It is  also  known  as  “Cooker Cake”  as pressure cookers are the  utensil of choice to bake  this cake in.   Rice and  jaggery   makes  up the  body of  this  cake    with  onions,Read more

Red Coconut Chutney – From Kerala

Red Coconut Chutney

  This is a  typical  Coconut  Chutney prepared  in Kerala homes.  This creamy,  red  coconut chutney  has  smokey undertones and  a  tinge of tang. I have  had it umpteen times – mom,  granny,   countless aunt’s  and  a  few  friends are   all  experts   when it  comes  to  making  Coconut  Chutney.   The  taste isRead more

Nadan Meen Curry With Coconut Milk

Nadan Coconut Milk Fish Curry

This is  one of  the  most  common  fish  curries  made  in Kerala  homes.  Fresh caught fish ,  fresh coconut milk ,  green chilies  and  curry leaves  right  from the  backyard  or  fresh from the  market,  coconut  oil  and kokum ,   these are the  ingredients  that  make  this  dish  irresistible  to  sea food  lovers.  NotRead more

Nei Payasam – Food For The Gods And Indulgance For The Mortals

Nei Payasam Sharkkara Payasam

  Wondering  what  is up with  that title,  well let  me  explain.   Nei Payasam is a cherished offering of Kerala temples. The gods love Nei Paysasam , so do the  devotees, the  non religious folks  and  even  the atheists.  Nei  in Malayalam means ghee or  clarified  butter, and  Nei payasam is  a sweet desert  made  withRead more

Tuna Cutlets – Seafood Recipes From The Kerala Coast

Tuna Cutlet Kerala Style

If you love  seafood, these  Tuna Cutlets are just  ones  to  try!   The  best  part is  that  these can  be  made  with canned  Tuna ,  and  has  the  crunchy  satisfying   feel of   fried  fish.  Serve  them on their own as a snack or  appetizer, or  wrap  along  with a  few  salad  greensRead more

Palappam or Hoppers – Fermented Rice and Coconut Pancakes

If  you never had Palappam, you are in for for a treat.  Imagine  crepe like  bowls, crispy and  lacy  on the  sides  and  a  bit  spongy  towards  the  middle.  These  are  known as Palappam in Kerala  while  across  the   ocean in Sri Lanka a  similar recipe  is  used  to  make Hoppers.  Whereas  Hoppers are usuallyRead more