Starters & Snacks

General, Starters & Snacks

Punjabi Samosa

A samosa (/səˈmoʊsə/), samoosa, sambusa, or samboksa is a fried or baked dish with a savoury filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils, macaroni, noodles, minced lamb or minced beef. Pine nuts can also be added. Its size and consistency may vary, but typically it is distinctly triangular or […]

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Unnakai (also called Unnakaya, Kai Ada, Unnakka, and Kai Porichathu) is a spindle-shaped sweet dessert made chiefly of Kerala Banana (Plantain). It originated from the Malabar region of India, and is often eaten at weddings, Iftar and other festivities. The main ingredient of this dish is steamed and mashed plantain, […]

Starters & Snacks, Vegetarian

Kappa Puzhukku

Kappa Puzhukku or Kappa or Tapioca is a staple food, any Keralite would reach for.Grown easily in his soil, a Keralite never feels tired of trying out the various authentic dishes. Kappa puzhukku is one among them, where coconut and other spices blend along with the cooked tuber in a […]

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Pazham Nirachathu

Pazham Nirachathu Or Stuffed Banana is a very popular Malabar Snack. Pazham Nirachathu is the malayalam word for Stufffed Banana. This is a sweet and simple snack; like all other Malabar snacks this snack can be made with some easily available ingredients,ripe banana,coconut, sugar, raisins and ghee. Pazham nirachathu is […]

Starters & Snacks, Vegetarian


Rasam, chaaru, saaru or kabir is a South Indian soup, traditionally prepared using tamarind juice as a base, with the addition of tomato, chili pepper, pepper, cumin and other spices as seasonings. Steamed lentils can be added along with any preferred vegetables. Nowadays, all the seasonings required are combined and ground […]

Non Vegetarian, Starters & Snacks

Irachi Pathal

Irachi Pathal or Erachi pathiri (fried bread stuffed with Chicken masala) is a traditional Malabari food item, which is very delicious, rich meat-filled pastry. Erachi pathiri is very popular in Malabar and through out Kerala during the period of Ramadan. This usually prepares it in all iftars. It is a meal […]

Starters & Snacks, Vegetarian

Paal Kozhukatta

Paal Kozhukatta or Kozhukatta (Malayalam: കൊഴുക്കട്ട) or Kozhukkattai or Mani Puttu (as my Hubby call it) is a popular South Indian sweet dumpling made from rice flour, with a filling of grated coconut and jaggery. It is similar to modak made in other parts of India. Kozhukatta is usually eaten […]

Starters & Snacks

Pazham Pori

Pazham Pori (പഴംപൊരി) or Banana Fritters is a fritter food made by pulses with ripened banana or plantain and maida flour. A popular food item in South Indian cuisines, it is generally eaten as a breakfast or a snack. Fritters are extremely popular roadside snacks all over South Asia and […]