Sweet chatti pathiri with Apple and cheese filling (Atti pathil/Atti pathiri)

This is my first ever post for MFB monthly challenge and the theme is “Ramadan memories”. Thank you so much Rafeeda letting me know about this group and events!! I would have chosen something with plantain as ramadan’s most memorable snack, but unfortunately I can only dream of preparing plantain snacks here 😦 , plantain not available…

Rajma Masala (Kidney bean in coconut cream)

Kidney beans in aromatic indian spices and coconut cream is one of our way to enjoy vegetarian dish which appear on our dinner table at least once in a week. I make sure those beans/lentils are included in the menu while I am planning for the week. This creamy kidney bean curry we loves to…

Chicken Korma/Kurma with Almonds & Sesame

Chicken Kurma/korma is one of the famous and widely prepared Indian side dish, thick gravy based curry…..loaded with aromatic Indian spices. Style of preparation varies from region to region. Which is usually served with any Indian Bread or white rice. Whenever we prepare kurma, we will end up by licking fingers. They are soo delicious. This version…

Indian Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani)

Butter Chicken  is most of us favorite side dish order when we visit restaurants. But how about someone like me who stays abroad and limited options of Indian restaurants!? Yes, home cooking is the only option. And getting restaurant like food at home it self make our loved one so happy. So here is a…

Kayi Ada/Unna Kaya (Stuffed Plantain-Fried)

Here is one of my all time favorite recipe for you. I love love and love anything with plantain. Kayi Ada/Unna kaya is one of the most popular snacks of Malabar. This delicious snack will be there on all occasions. Without Kayi ada and Erachi Ada (Malabar style Meat Pockets) no snack platters of Malabarians especially…

Kheema Dhal (Minced Meat with Lentil – Indian Style)

Kheema with Dhal(Lentil) is a beautiful combination goes very well with roti,chapathi, rice,Layered Paratha,any bread,Unsweetened Kalathappam(Rice cake) etc.I made it with Indian masala and this is little more on spicier side. You can use any dhal(lentil) and I used Chana Dhal (Splitted chick pea). I also  tried with Masoor Dhal (Red lentil) and both came out…

Besan Naan Khatai (Traditional Indian Cookies with gram flour)

This melt in your mouth, eggless Indian cookies are really easy to put together! One and only cookie which used to bake at home when I was a kid. My sister used to make Naan Khatai with all-purpose flour. In this I made a slight change with besan (gram flour). Aroma of ghee (clarified butter)…

Spicy Mutton Chops Masala

We Indians always prefer to go with spicy dishes and here is another spicy side dish for you. I cooked this mutton chops without adding a single drop of water! Yes…you heard it right! No water has been added to cook the mutton. Only moisture from onion and tomato helped to cook the meat. Quite…

Layered Paratha/Lacha Paratha (Multi Layered Indian Flat Bread)

Parathas are a traditional staple food of Southern Asia. There are different varieties of parathas across the region. One of the most popular parathas is Potato stuffed Indian flat bread (Aloo paratha) which I have posted already. The main ingredients of any parathas are whole wheat powder, water,salt and ghee or oil, with this we can…

Rava Laddu/Thari Unda (Semolina balls)

Rava laddu/Thari unda is a evening tea time snack made with Rava/semolina or can have as a dessert after a heavy meal. This laddu is prepared with very little ingredients and can put together easily within no time. You can get different varieties of laddu in Indian markets. Ghee roasted semolina gives this sweet balls…

Kheema/Minced meat Biriyani (Kannur style)

Biriyani is the most famous festive dish in India, especially amongst muslim society. And biriyani varies in its tasts, texture and the method of cooking from region to region. Malabar style biriyani is one of the famous biriyani and its taste and method also differ slightly from different disctricts of malabar. Its a most aromatic rice…