Most of the time, I just blog on whatever is cooking in my house or whatever catches my fancy. It could be a new cookbook, a vegetable from the farmer's market, a grilled item, a style of cooking or something I ate and just want to replicate. If I like something at someone's house, I always ask for the recipe and most of them part with their trade secrets willingly (he he some unwillingly:)). So I have a collection of my favourite recipes now. Also, each time someone asks a question, I learn something new. So I am welcome to suggestions to make the blog more interactive than a monologue on my part.
If you are looking for a recipe for a favorite dish, mail me a request, or respond as a comment to this post. Time permitting and if I am familiar with the dish/recipe, I will definitely try to post the recipe for you. Please be warned though, that I may not be able to respond to your request right away.
malabar alisa recipe please
he he heeeeee.... hyderabadi biriyani pleasseeeee
Have heard a lot abt mutta maala... can u post the recipe and a picture of the dish?
Do you know the recipe for Unnakkayi and 'meen pidi'.This time I got the right textured pathiri because of your 'neriya pathiri' post.Thanks a lot shaheen.
All the biryanis you know pretty please ;-)
Mutta mala, please please please!!! Thank you.
hey shaheen, I am looking for more grilled vegetable recipes which are healthy. Not much oil. Vegetables that can be cooked in oven rather than stove top.
Moplah Biriyani and kerala porotta, Pleaaaseee !
another vote for muttamaala...
I have it in my recipe book and have attempted it once. Don't know it came out good...have never tasted the real thing! so I can't make a comparison.
I am sure I will get more inspiration when you blog about it..with your beautiful pictures.
Would love to see some spicy malabar recipe modified to use salmon!
guess what I did this evening(instead of studying ;))...well I browsed through all your archives, that's what! Loved it too! :)
i guess u'll be giving me priority, as i was the first one to request for recipes(of pasta' remember, i even bought olive oil in anticipation).
ha ha .
and i want the recipe for the lovely payasam, i had at ur place
hey shaheen, If time permits please post a few recipes for Non-veggie snacks. I am running out of recipes i have in my little note book. :) especially when the same ppl come over & over, its weird to have the same dish over & over. U know what i mean :)?
btw, you invited me over for tea..but where in randolphville? :) I live on Morris Ave. Oh god! I can't believe you live so close to me.
plz do post malai kofta,veg gravies using malai(whipping cream) plz dear......mmmm also rasmalai and then mmmmm grilled chicken recipe..thanks in adavnce
I would love to see more traditional food from you. Food you would love to pass on to your children and food that are slowly disappearing from the dinner tables back in Kerala.
I would also love to read some background information about the dishes and the ingredients. You already do that. This is just to tell you that, i really appreciate that and would love you to keep doing it. If that's alright with you, ie.
Will be back with more specific requests. :)
Am avid fan of ur blog & malabar food. Have tasted some exotic stuff like athishayapathiri, thurkipathiri, sweet & hot samoosa etc. Please post their recipes if you can.
Seems a long list already, hehee... You're so thoughtful!
I don't have a request for now... except I want to blog about your beautiful Kozhi Varatiyathu (after this weekend). Thank you! :D
I'm not picky Shaheen. I'll take anything and everything from God's Own Country!!
I would love to see the recipe for chicken version of your Calicut mutton biryani. You have a lovely, lovely blog!
Wow! I left the post on out of laziness and got so many ideas! Thanks a lot. All ur comments are saved and would be dealt with one by one.
Ashwini, I have already blogged about mutton and fish biryani .That leaves me with chicken, beef and shrimp!
Surya, unnakayi , definitely one of my favourites.meen pidi.. i make erachi pidi more often, but no problem.
Mytheree, U are on a healthy streak there..Sure.
Anon: coincidentally , i made fish red curry with salmon on the weekend!
Nabee, get back to ur books!
ki, u obviously get preference!ur pasta is ready! and the godambu
Babli, I know what u mean. when our circle gets together, we are always looking for something new to make!
Priya, moplah mutton biryani is already there. kerala porotta is coming!
MAthy, thanks a lot for ur kind words and I am glad to draw u out of the anonymous world.
Do write in any requests u have.
Anon, thanks and though I haven't tasted Athishayapathiri, I can ask my mom.
GAttina, u can blog abt the chicken any time.I want to see how u would add ur spin to it.
Anita, u are so thotful!
LAtha, surely chicken biryani will be written upon!
I love your blog and I am a big fan of yours. I would like to request recipes for arikadukka, kallummakka and prawn achar, muringaila recipes, idiyanchakka recipes, puffs crust if you can.
I would also like to request some dishes with radish and thalolikka/peechinga(thekkan name). I have requested too many oops i will stop for now. Thanks!
hi shaheen,could you please post the recipe of chicken puffs also our calicut chicken biriyani...
could you post the recipe for butter and ginger chicken and also recipe meen mulakilittathu...and vartharacha meen curry and pacha aracha meen curry....i am from calicut..try zanes next time you go to calicut..it is near the beach...u will have to get food from there as it is not a fun place to sit and eat..but the food is just tooo good....i love our malabar food....
I guess you have too much to work on, I have been happily reading through the recipes, now I realized I am late to request a recipe(is it too late?). Please post a recipe for a good soup, thats the first thing coming to my mind in this cold weather.
...and heyy..I am going to Calicut next week. :) Will defenitely talk abt u to my mom and grandmom.
Anon, I surely will post all ur request..Phew!! just be patient.
Femitha, Have a fun trip and hope to hear from u soon.
I dont know if you are totally swamped under requests but I would love to have a recipe for 'Palak Paneer'. I have seen a lot of recipes online but the gravy doesnt turn out thick like we get it in restaurants. what do they add to the gravy to make it that consistency?
Would be great to hear from you. Thanks in advance! my email id, if u need it, is firstname.lastname@example.org
can u post me trecipe of muttapaalappam? it is a sweet dish, delicate roll of aapam..and stuffed with some coconut...but t aapam itself is made of egg n sth..i had it sometime back in ramadhan at a fren's home. cud u pls post it?
I intend to make Kerala Lamb. I have a recipe on hand but not sure how it turns out. May I email you the recipe so you can gve me some advice on it?
could you post a recipe of erachi pathiri.would love to make it..!!!
Me from Cochin. Tho I haven't cooked a single dish yet i do visit ur blog often. Thanx for the lovely recipes and pictures.
Recently I asked a friend of mine for the recipe of a way too sinful chocolate cake that she'd made, n she refused politely. Ever since I've been on the hunt for a super soft, dark borwn, melt in ur mouth n stay on ur midriff choc cake recipe. Hope u can help.
N hey thanx a lot for sharing it means a lot in this world filled with animosity.
super soft, super dark, melt in ur mouth, stay on ur midriff chocolate cake.
Btw: thanx 4 sharing ur recipes (tho i haven't tried out a single one!!!)
P.s: In ur own wway ur helping dispel the animosity created in this world by selfish ppl who simply do not share what they know.
Are you on Ammas.com? If so what is your URL?
Hi Anon, I am not on ammas.com.
recipe for mutta mala pls..
and wat do u use to make those 'malas'?
i've tried one time, but it dint cme out good.. It dint cme out as long 'malas' ...
hey saw ur recipe for jhiva...do u live in kottaram road nadakkav....ur neighbours home looks familiar...
a very happy new year to you and your family....nava vatsara aashamsakal :)
i keep planing to start a blog but with 2 little kids i never get the time ....I have some good recipes but i never measure..i guess that is the main reason for not posting anything....so kudos to you guys...i never take recipies from anywhere else on the net...tried and tested recipes from blogs are my favourite.....i am waiting for my koyibiriyani recipe and varth aracha (roasting coconut) and pacha aracha(without roasting) mean curry recipes..also butter chicken please.....
How you doing? i was trying out ur meen chaar today.. will let u know once it's cooked.. hehe...
could you please post the recipe of muliyaar for me..
need indianized pizza recipes
shaheen, have you tried to make diamond cuts(aaran number)...do u remember what was the black thing they put in the dough which is made using maida...oops..posted this in ur sago kheer recipe...
nandu, the black thing was probably black sesame seeds or cardamom seeds. i am not sure. if i find out otherwise. i will let u know.
It is not sesame seeds or cardamom seeds..its some kind of jeerakam..perumjeerakam,karinjeerakam..sthing....and i have no idea what the diff is....between the jeeras....and what they are called in hindi and english..or if that black thing is kalonji....i bought kala jeera thinking it was the black thing..and god..it was so bitter....there are way too many diff kinds of jeeras and people call it diff things... :)
DO we have to remove both viens on shrimp...the one on top and bottom?
Your blog looks awesome! Am a regular visitor here..
The recipes are very enticing and so are the pictures.
I am looking for sambhar and rasam recipe. Hope you can post them soon.
Do you have the receipe for Chatipatiri (the sweet one)
i need to know how to make chati patiri (the sweet one)
Shaheen, I would like to know how you make paneer at home? (Including, all the tips and tricks to drain the curdled milk and how to get the firm texture)
hey can u tell me the difference between kaalan and avial.
Y'day I made Kaalan and my husband told me that he did not find any differce except for the seasoning:(
I'm ur the right one to answer, so the I can post it in my blog:D
If can email me that will be gr8!
Great to see the logo of the blog essence of K.Cuisine..Happy to note its YOURS!!!No comment link underneath ,so posting here...I would be happy to help you out with kerala recipes,pictures...for those recipes may take some time coz i am waiting for my camera to get fixed.Cudn't get into the K.Cuisine blog as well:(..
do u know of a recipe called "Kothiporichathu" made with rice, onions, salt & red chilli pwd? it is a breakfast dish. pls if u know can u include it in u r blog? i have heard it is from trishur side of kerala.
The comments are not enabled for the kurma recipe! Those Kallappams are looking so soft and delicious!
ever heard of gobi tikka? i had it at a restaurant here and loved it but cant get hte receipe, can you help?
I've one more request. Please, post some non-coconut based vegetable,fish and meat curries when you've time. Thanks.
I need to stop looking at soo many tasty recipes or i'll get fat! Lol!
can u showcase " achappams " or "rose cookies" in u r blog? pls........
awesome recipes! I am looking for a good tasty chicken biryani recipe. My biryani turns out to be too dry and the rice is stiff. Thanks a million
anon, will be posting a chicken biryani shortly. did make it for posting but the photos didn't meet my family's approval!
do you have any recipes for a good and spicy liver fry?
I am looking for lunch box ideas for my puny 5 year old.
Would you participate in the please gau's palette challenge?
Thanks so much!
Hey I need this recipe or the right name for this snack...Hmm this is how it looks like...A fried poori but Its stuffed with Chichen Inside and is a malabari Muslim dish..Tastes so yum...Can you help with the recipe PlZZZ?
anon, the one u mentioned.. fried puri.. its erachi pathiri.. i have been thinking of posting it, but haven't got around to it. will do it asap.:)
am not sure whether it is already in this blog..would love to see somethin for bachelors.who need a quick bite..some recipies which can be made exclusively in a microwave oven...Most of the dishes i know need lot of slicing..and sauting..
Cleaned pre-cleaned chicken/fish/meat or ready to cook spinach/and easy to cut vegetable are available..
Cooking process should leave bare mininum cleaning process..
and I am tired of eating bread omlette and noodles for breakfast..can u suggest some naadan quick fixes..
sorry for being too demanding..laziness has no limits!! ;-P
Could you please give me recipe for kumbalanga (Ashgourd)pachadi.
Please provide the recipe for Kerala recipes for 1. NEYPATTIRI and 2. Madakkappam.I want to surprise my Keralite Husband.
My Id is email@example.com.
I want to prepare appam and would like to know it from you. Could you please give the recipe of appam. I have prepared fish fry and pathiri, taking recipes from your site... and it came out very well and it was my first attempt. Thanks a lot.
Big thank you for wonderful biryani recipe. Please do post your grandmother's exact traditional recipe when you have time, because these old traditions are so much in danger of disappearing. Once posted, they become sort of immortalized!
Also, in the traditional biryani, is the meat used somewhat fatty or lean, and what cuts are best? Ribs,neck, front shoulders? Your grandmother will surely have advice about this also. Thank you very much. Be well.
your blog receipes r really yummy!!!
i try them all on my friends n everything comes out real good..
winter coming !!! need some really good crunchy kerala snack receipes !!!
do post some when u get time...
can u pls post some mutton curries.love all your recipes
Pacha aracha meen curry.... the one with fresh coconut... Please
Could u pls tell me, corn upma recipe that v used to get from school days..
Hai Shaheen Ur blog is awsome....
been looking for mutta mala.....could u help with the recipe please
hai, if u get some time then can you please post the recipee for egg biriyani.thank you.please dont neglect this request
I love your page and I tried out your Calicut mutton biriyani and it was delicious! Thank you so much for posting these great recipes. Could you plz post a recipe, i don't remember the name, but it is made with ethakkapayam (plantain), cocnut milk and some rice dumplings..i think my amma calls it pidi? Thank you again :)
Hi there Shaheen,
Could you blog Channa Bhattura ? Even if i try many,didnt turn as what i expect.Since you are my buddy,(whatever you give here,till date for me it was success)I thought of requesting you.Thanks in advance.
makaale, chakka thoran recipe kandillalo...
hi Can anyone plz tel me how to make nandu rasam and fish fingers should be made in wat variety of fishes. plz help
tins, i will post ur pidi recipe when i get back.
ann, chole bature..i have sent u an email
uma,nandu rasam..are u talking abt crab rasam..or u mean crab in red spicy curry? fish fingers works well with any firm 1/2 inch thick/ white fishes..cod, king fish, flounder etc
Hai.... Can u post malabar meen pathiri recipe?? pleeezzz..
I've tasted that once or twice... its really great... I know its a difficult recipe...
please try to post it if u can...!!!
hai.....can you post ,nadan varutharacha kozhi curry.I tried out ur pathiri,it was very nice.thank you sooo much for sharing the recipe.
can you please teach how cook mutton dum briyani from
I saw your recipie for samosa( both veg and onion) this was exactly like the ones i remember from school. Do you know how to make the choley, not the north indian one, but the southie kind. Please post recipie if you know.
Could you please post some healthy lunch recipes for small kids to take to school? Getting bored with quaesadillas, raviolies, all kinds of pastas, mac & cheese, sandwiches etc etc... Need help with some easy and healthy recipes, please.
Hey, came here accidently, while searching for nadan kozhi curry...and after that I never left....hehhee...:) Now, when I need to make something special, I always come here to search...Most often I will find them here..Thanks a lot for that... hmm, if I have to request something I think, it will be a long list...but for now, my hubbys birthday is coming soon... and I wanna make him his favorite Cheesecake...Could you please post a recipe...will be very grateful.... Thank you..
And rock on..!!
NADAN CHICKEN FRY:There are a lot of items called as Chicken Fry , some are tender, some deep fried, some bioled and then fried, some marinated and then fires with little oil.
Can some one help in explaining how to make a tasty Nadan Chicken Fry, succulent with garlic & ginger.
NADAN CHICKEN FRY:There are a lot of items called as Chicken Fry , some are tender, some deep fried, some boIled and then fried, some marinated and then fried with little oil.
Can some one help in explaining how to make a tasty Nadan Chicken Fry, succulent with garlic & ginger with a tandoor touch.
There is a dish made with kappa(tapioca) and mathi(sardine)..mathi and kappa is mashed together like porridge, we usually call it "mathium pulayum ita udacha curry"..its a typical malabar dish....i just love that dish ..if u know the recipe cud plz post it ...thnks
pls give me a typical meen pathiri receipe
Am new here but i loved going thru your posts. i was searching for biryani chamanthi but didnt find it anywhere in ur blog. COuld you please post that.
Afrin,the biryani chammandi is already htere..its under condiments and chutneys..
Could you pls post a crab recipe, naadan style? i have some here and was looking for a recipe like amma used to make. Thank you in advance :)
please can u post the recipe for cheesecake
Do u guys make Nombu Kanji? Its made of rice, ashali, coconut and jeera i think. am not 100% sure. Am sure of the ashali part though. If u make it can u post the recipie and tell me where i can find ashali
Afrin, i had posted a recipe for jeera kanji. that's what we make. i don't know what is ashali though. some one else also commented on the kanji that they use ashali and coriander powder, but we use it this way. just search for jeera kanji under malabar recipes on my side bar.
I've been looking for Palaada(appam) recipe for a very long time - given up now :(
Its yet another pancake, we eat with non-veg curries. Its very thin, light and melts in your mouth and totally yummy !!
Whenever i type in Palaada, all i get is the payasam recipes, not wat i am looking for.
So u r my only hope !! Must add - i'm an avid follower and you have helped me a lot in my early days and still do (not that u require verbal-bribing ;))....
sonya, i think u are looking for palappam from your descibtion. If u just search for palappam + blogs, u will get a lot of recipes. "mishmash" has a good recipe for it too.
i want a snack whoch can be made by kids because my kids want to make something by their own post something
please post a macaroni/pasta/spaghetti recipe using indian masala and cheese.
I want your post on Malabar Fish Biryani.. currently the link is not working. I have committed to prepare this to friends 2mrw. Please upload it !!!! :)
kalpana, the link has been fixed. enjoy!!!:)
Thanks a Ton..!!!! :)
Do you have any recipe with Rhubarb? As it is slightly sour, I was thinking either chutney or pickle. Thanks in advance.
anon, here is a rhubarb chutney that i found., try this..http://delectable-victuals.blogspot.com/2007/03/cranberry-rhubarb-chutney.html
Can you please give me the recipe for Malabar Chemeen Muliyaru? I had it once when I was visiting Kerala and have been looking out for the recipe. It had prawns and drumsticks in a red spicy gravy.
Reena, if u send me ur id, i can email u the moliyar recipe.
Mathi Mulakittathu is my favorite recipe on your blog .. I would love to win the stand mixer ..
I made some spaghetti with tomato sauce the other day, but it felt like it was missing something. I did not add any spices to the pasta, and I was wondering what kind of spices you would recommend to give the spaghetti a distinctive flavor?
Thanks a bunch,
thanks a lot for putting up a lovely blog. i am not a passionate cook, but love to cook for my hub. and my 5 year old sweetie.i blindly follow your recipes and measurements.love all your recipes. esp. the non veg. ones.btw, i am also a calicuttian.keep the good work goin.
Stumbled upon your blog last week and I am so impressed like everyone else!good job!I tried your chicken tikka for diwali dinner and all the guests kept asking its recipe..it was so tasty that my main course sort of got wasted as guests were full eating starters!THANK YOU!
Noticed that you have used garam masala in most of the meat dishes..can you please post a home made masala proportion?
Am a great fan of ur blog, especialy the malabar dishes, as i too hail from malabar. i dont know if u have heard about this dish, its called chilly beef fry(usually get in kerala bars, and has the name beef double fry there). its not a indo-chinese dish,beef strips deep fried and decorated with fried green chillies. its an awesom dish.i have been searching for the recipe forever. please please tell me that u know the dish am talking about..
I am a frequent visitor to your bog and some time back I saw recipe for chicken breast stuffing with eggs. I couldn't find it any more, have you deleted the recipe? Can you please repost it ? Thanks
looking for the malabar style vegetable biryani.
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