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Kerala Paal Payasam Recipe

Kerala paal payasam recipe -Paal payasam is a must have for Onam sadya and tastes just like the famous Ambalapuzha paal payasam. Paal or ari payasam is made with chemba pachari and not with basmati rice or white rice unlike Kheer.

Making paal payasam in the pressure cooker gives it a pale color and the rice will be cooked perfectly. I like a slightly thicker paal payasam, but if you prefer thinner payasam either reduce the rice by 2 tbsp or add about half cup milk towards the end of the cooking.

Wanted to show, how chemba pachari looks in case you are not familiar with it.



I hope your Onam will be special with my paal payasam. Check out semiya payasam made in pressure cooker and Pazham pradhaman (banana payasam)


Kerala Paal Payasam Recipe
PREP TIME: 05 mins    |  COOK TIME: 40 mins    |  AUTHOR:: NISA HOMEY   INGREDIENTSChemba pachari: 1/2 cupMilk: 1 1/2 litersSugar: 1 cupGhee: 1 tbsp Cardamon: 3-4Cashewnuts and raisins: 1 tbsp each

  METHOD:Add milk, sugar, and chemba pachari in …

Kerala Fish Curry With Coconut Milk

Kerala fish curry with coconut milk is a simple and easy Kerala delicacy and is best served with hot steaming rice. Malabar fish curry is made without coriander powder unlike the meen mappas (fish mappas) from my hometown Kottayam.

Fish curry with coconut milk has a slightly thicker and creamy gravy and the chilli powder is mellowed down by the coconut milk. I have been making this fish curry which is so popular here in Kozhikode and wanted to share this with you.

Learn to make Kerala fish curry with my video tutorial.

More Fish Recipes:
Spicy Red Kerala Fish Curry
Malabar Fish Curry
Malabar Fish Biriyani
Fish Molly Recipe Kerala Fish Curry With Coconut Milk
PREP TIME: 5 mins    |  COOK TIME: 20 mins    |  AUTHOR:: NISA HOMEY   INGREDIENTSFish: 500 gms, cleanedOnions: 2, slicedMustard seeds: 3/4 tspGreen Chilies: 2, slitGinger: 1 inch, thinly slicedGarlic: 6 cloves, thinly slicedTomatoes: 2, slicedKashmiri chilli powder: 1 tbspTurmeric powder: 1/2 tspCurshed pepper: 1/2 tspThick cocon…

Thattukada Style Beef Curry Recipe

Thattukada style beef curry - A delicious Malabar style beef curry flavorful with the spices of Kerala

Kerala is blessed with thattukadas (road side eataries), in my last post I mentioned that we had been to Ali bhai's thattukada here in Calicut and it was from there I lasted this amazing thattukada style beef curry along with kannu pathiri.

Malabar style beef curry or beef varatti as they called in their thattukada tops the most sought after dish there. Homey and kids simply loved it and I had a chance to take a peek-a-boo while the chef was making this beef curry.

I noticed that he did not use any chilli powder and all the ingredients he used where easily available ones and I took a mental note of the ingredients and re-tried the same curry at home and the rest is history.

I know what you are thinking, Kerala beef curry without chilli powder?? yucks! I am out of here!! I cant blame you, because that is what I thought too when I saw the chef making this...NO! Chilli Powder! Period…

Kannu Vacha Pathiri | Malabar Kannu Pathiri Recipe

Kannu pathiri or kannu vacha pathiri or kannu vecha pathiri is a traditional Malabar fried bread which is also known as poo pathiri or madakku pathiri (madakki pathiri). It all happened, when we dined at a small restaurant known as Ali Bhai's thattukada in Calicut; it serves mostly Malabar traditional food and after having this my kids were totally in love with kannu vacha pathiri and I had to find out more about this delicious Malabar fried bread.

So, I asked around a few Muslim friends to get the root of this amazing bread and came to know that this one got its name from the four corners of the bread, it seems, it look like "eyes" ie the four corner of the bread has each eyes but in some place this is also known as "poo pathiri" which means "flower pathiri" as it does resemble a flower and in some places it is known as "madakku pathiri" madakku means folded. This can be made with maida (flour) or half and half with wheat flour.

About the t…

Steamed Chocolate Cake - Easy Cake Recipes

Steamed chocolate cake recipe, how to make chocolate cake without OTG oven, step by step pictures.

Steamed chocolate cake is a boon to those who does not have an oven or for those of you living alone. Imagine that even if you do not have an oven; you can bake a cake in your idli steamer or appachembu (steamer), how cool is that??

 At the beginning of monsoon; we had our share of power failures and on one such day; my kids wanted a cake and this steamed chocolate cake was born. The steamer/appachembu became a lifesaver for me ...baking/steaming my cake to perfection. Last year when one such power failure happened; I got the chance to bake cake in my pressure cookerand take pics for you...well, I do believe everything happens for a reason.

Remember my last post, the best chocolate buttercream recipe, I actually made that frosting to frost the steamed chocolate cake and let me tell you; my kids devoured it.

Amma used to make cakes in the appachembu (traditional Kerala steamer) and when I …