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…

Nombu Kanji (Rice & Greengram porridge with Coconut Milk)

Ramadan Kareem everyone! May you all have the best one!Here its second day of Ramadan today….Alhamdulillah so far it went well!Nombu Kanji (‘Nombu’ means fasting and ‘Kanji’ means porridge, in my mother tongue – Malayalam) is one of the comforting and unavoidable dish to make during Ramadan. That aroma of roasting green gram itself is…

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…

Pumpkin Payasam Panna Cotta

Another really simple dessert – Pumpkin Payasam Panna Cotta, Indo-italian Fusion Dessert. Sounds interesting right?? Yes, fusion of two of my favorite desserts, Payasam (Kerala Special dessert) and Panna Cotta (Italian Dessert).  I love the veggy Pumpkin and it goes very well with both sweet and savory dishes. Very first post of my blog is…

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…

Savory Chatti Pathiri (Atti Pathiri/Atti Pathal)

Here is another famous and delicious Malabar snack – Chatti Pathiri/Atti pathal/Atti pathiri. This yummy snack hold its place on Iftar table and other festival parties or simply as evening snacks. This Malabar delicacy made in both Sweet  and savory versions.  By its look, chatti pathiri is very similar to Italian Lasagna. Crepes are  layered…

Baked Erachi Ada (Malabar style Meat Pockets)

Erachi ada/Irachi Ada is one of the popular and tasty crescent-shaped Malabar snack. Which is prepared during Iftar and also as evening snack. Without Erachi Ada and Kayi Ada/Unna Kaya (Stuffed Plantain-Fried) our snack platter won’t complete. Whether it is for Iftar or tea time party or anything. Traditionally beef is used to make Erachi…

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…

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…