MEEN VEVICHATHU/ Kottayam Style Fish Curry/ Meen Mulakittathu

Kottayam fish curry or Meen vevichathu can be prepared in many ways. Here you can try a traditional fish curry recipe which even the amateurs can cook at home easily. This dish is also called as toddy shop fish curry. It can be prepared with or without coconut. Usually, Kerala fish curry (meen curry) is… Continue reading MEEN VEVICHATHU/ Kottayam Style Fish Curry/ Meen Mulakittathu

Kanava Kuzhambu/ Squid in a Roasted Coconut Sauce/ Nadan Koonthal Curry

Tender pieces of squid with a spicy coconut sauce makes it an enduringly popular dish.  This curry, as prepared with a paste of coconut gives a familiar aroma as the coconut based curry is more of a comfort dish to all Malayalis and Nagercoilians ofcourse. Squid is quite easily available here in Japan and I… Continue reading Kanava Kuzhambu/ Squid in a Roasted Coconut Sauce/ Nadan Koonthal Curry

Kerala style Kadala Theeyal Recipe / Chickpeas Curry / Chickpeas in a roasted coconut sauce

Somedays based on the season or the festivities around the corner, you may get to cook so early or go on a trip and so you compromise on the food. But with the best choice being a dish that doesn’t gets spoiled easily tops the list is roasted coconut gravy. And that’s my amma’s/ grandma’s… Continue reading Kerala style Kadala Theeyal Recipe / Chickpeas Curry / Chickpeas in a roasted coconut sauce

Fish Dum Biriyani/ Malabar Fish Biriyani

Northern Kerala, the malabar region has many wonderful cuisines. One such authentic dish is Biriyani. Biriyani is always there to make us happy. Be it a lazy weekend or family get-together or any functions, it never fails to impress us. So for all the Biriyani lovers here, Come let me introduce you to the Malabar… Continue reading Fish Dum Biriyani/ Malabar Fish Biriyani

Pumpkin Erissery/ Mathanga Erissery/ Pumpkin in Spiced Coconut (Sadya Special)

Vishu/ Tamil New Year is near and these days people (newbie chefs like me….) go crazy searching for vegetarian recipes recalling their mom’s signature dishes over the phone or online. Sadya is the only time where we get to eat 15-16 types of curries with yummiest Payasams.. For me, grating coconut is the most difficult as well as kadupethifying… Continue reading Pumpkin Erissery/ Mathanga Erissery/ Pumpkin in Spiced Coconut (Sadya Special)

Moru Curry/ Pineapple Pulisseri/ Moru Kachiyathu

Pineapple cooked with spices and simmered in a yogurt and coconut sauce is a tangy accompaniment to matta rice

Moru Curry, otherwise named Pulisseri or Kachiya Moru, is a Kerala style seasoned yoghurt which is served as a part of Onam sadya. Pulisseri is a favorite summer curry in every Malayalee’s house. A variety of vegetables can be used to make this curry, including mangoes, plantains, cucumber, tomato, pineapple, and ashgourd making it such a versatile… Continue reading Moru Curry/ Pineapple Pulisseri/ Moru Kachiyathu

Prawns Masala/ Chemmeen Mulakittathu

This is comfort food to me, well!!! People, being grown up in the coastal regions are big fish eaters. Seafood, whether it is prawns or fish or squid, has always been special to me,  because it was made very often during my younger days at home. Chemmeen/Prawns is regular in my kitchen but for the past… Continue reading Prawns Masala/ Chemmeen Mulakittathu