March 18, 2007

A Portal For Kerala Recipes

Portal

How do you keep track of a recipe that you saw and liked? Long time after the recipe was posted, how do you locate it if you wanted to refer to it? I use Delicious but when I am in mallu cooking mode, I lose patience digging through all the recipes.

So, some time ago, RP of My Workshop and I started a time pass project of collecting all the Traditional Kerala recipes posted in all the blogs and then cataloging them. Kind of a one stop portal to all the different categories in Kerala cuisine.
We called it the Essence of Kerala Cuisine as it only deals with traditional recipes that are indigenous and essentially what Kerala food is all about. It would be great if we could do it for all the different regions but we just started with what we were familiar with.

It is just an index blog with links so you would not be able to leave comments or feedback on it. You could leave a message in our blogs or our email id if needed.
We made a simple logo (shown above) linking back to the site and it is available to all the bloggers who would like to add it to their blogs. Let us know if you need the code for it.

Additionally it would be so..oo..oo helpful if the mallu bloggers would send us a permalink of their post each time they post something belonging to tradional Kerala Cuisine, so that we can update the link list.
So let us know what you think of this index.... Essence of Kerala Cuisine.Is it Helpful or not?

27 comments:

Annita said...

It surely is very helpful,Shaheen...
Good job...I loved it..I'll surely be sending links to it...

Asha said...

Great idea Shaheen,I will check it out!:))

Anonymous said...

yea, its really helpful - thanks for working on it and putting it up! site looks easy on the eye, has a great collection of recipes too! you can almost feel the sunshine and green grass... - nitu

Gini said...

Yes,Yes!!!

Mishmash ! said...

Ohhh this is absolutely great idea..will surely send the links.

Bharathy. said...

Trying to comment here right from the morning..and I am going in the round about ways.At last I was able to view the wonderful portal too..I've got good personally tried out kerala recipes,but no photos as of now..
:(...if it's alright, I can send more.GREAT WORK,Three cheers to you and rp!!!

Mishmash ! said...

Shaheen, I dont have ur mail id, so placing a permalink of fish curry I posted. Hope u add this too.
http://kitchenmishmash.blogspot.com/2007/01/fish-curry-central-kerala-style.html

Will link this in my page too. Really a great idea!

Shn

Bharathy. said...

....oops!! mishmash commented in between...and guyssss pls keep away from Kottayam recipes....he he he its reserved by me...

bee (jugalbandi.info) said...

have added it to our blogroll.

Revathi said...

thats a fantastic idea.. Could I copy ur idea for indexing Tamil recipes ???

RP said...

revathi! the idea is copyrighted. hehehe...just kidding.

Inji Pennu said...

I think you would need to put my whole blog there. I havent made anything else other than Kerala:)

hm said...

Great job girls!! I just wanted to let you know that some of the links are no longer valid. ( The ones corresponding to http://injimanga.blogspot.com/ ) under vegetable thorans )

Priya Bhaskaran said...

Shaheen and RP, the website is simply supereb:) liked it a lot:) will contribute as I update...good job girlies:)

Mallugirl said...

Annita, u are one of the prominent contributers.:)

Asha, hope u will use it.

nitu,it makes life easier for me and my siblings too.

Gini,Mishamash, would u like to add a link to it from ur blog?

Bharathy, would galdly add ur link. mishash's too..:)

Inji, u are right and that is why there is a direct link to ur site.:)

Revathi, go ahead. would love to see tamil recipes categorised.

HM, thanks for letting me know abt the links. will correct it.

Manisha said...

This is a wonderful idea and is going to be a great resource! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Great Idea!! This totally beats browsing the net for hours on end looking for that ONE PERFECT RECIPE that you remember from your childhood :) Thanks to both of you for putting this together!
Uma

Coffee said...

WHOA!!!!! Struck a pot of gold!!!!!

Annita said...

Shaheen,
can u pls add my uppumaanga curry link to the Kerala essence..
Here's it..
http://deepann.wordpress.com/2007/03/22/uppumanga-currysalted-mangoes-in-coconut-gravy/

eljo said...

Hi Shaheen,

This is a really helpful link. Makes life easier searching for kerala recipes now :-)

Nandita said...

This is a wonderful idea and a novelty in the food blogging world! Full marks to you and RP for creating this resource...I have promptly sent think link to my cousin who has married a Tambram from Kerala so that she can make the chammundis and puttus without any sweat...great going my dear girl!

dhanya said...

Shaheen ...Thanx for including my recipes in kerala cuisine...Will surely try for some more & send the link!!

Heart Mates said...

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anils said...

great things. really helpful

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Maninas said...

I am really impressed! What a wonderful work!

Anonymous said...

HI

My name is Begum and I need the recipes for 1. NEYPATTIRI and 2. MADAKKAPPAM so that I can surprise my husband. Thanks.

My email ID is mdshah786@hotmail.com.

vibjyor said...

i know its too late to appreciate ur website...its more than two years old i guess..but then stil..couldnt close the page without doing this...its a beauiful site. ME married to a kannadiga who has the idea that their dishes are much better than ours..so ur site is the ideal site for me to make him turn his table. THANK U SO MUCH!!!