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On the Menu

Kerala Sadya Dishes

Maundy Thursday Dishes

Curd Dishes

Dals & Pulses

Paneer Dishes

Veggies & Fruit Dishes

Swiss Chad





Mango (Maanga)


















Koorkka (Chinese Potato)

Mixed Veggies

Non Veg Dishes





Breakfast Dishes

Main Course

Breads & Rotis

Rice & Noodles




Snacks & Appetizers

Veg & Fruits


Juices & Shakes

Soups & Salads

Jams ,Chutneys ,Chammanthis & Pickles


Desserts & Icecreams

Masala Powders


67 Responses to “On the Menu”

  1. Madhuri said

    Wow Annita! This page which lists all the items by vegetable-wise is too good. I had trouble in finding out the tomato in curd gravy which you published few months back. I tried it two days back and it came very well! I am planning to start trying all the vegetarian dishes you have posted as I am a veggy and got bored of the dishes I know :)

    Thanks a lot Madhuri.Try it out and let me know about it.
    Wishing you a happy New year

  2. Rg said

    Good idea!This makes it easy to find all your wonderful recipes. I didn’t see it until now. thanks.

    So u’ve browsed my entire blog ,huh?And i’m really happy to know that..Thanks again…


  3. joseph said

    Hi would be nice if u could devote a page dedicated to Glossary(Ingredient Transalations)as all these are in English..I am a bachelor from India and i find some eng terms confusing..thanks to all ur help..

  4. Biju said

    what is zacchuni in Malayalam. I too wanted to try for my kid.

    Ooh..i’m sorry,Biju..I donno the malayalamof Zucchini..Infact i haven’t seen this vegeatable in Kerala..

  5. Divya Bibin said

    Dear Anita,
    I saw your recipies all are very good . I have one request you can sent some recipies for me one chicken kadai &nadan chicken curries recipies

    yours faithfully

  6. Sudeesh Nellika said

    Well yummy yummy great feast

  7. Sandhya said

    Hi Anita,
    I am so excited to find this blog and extensive recipe list especially the malu dishes. I grew up in Bombay and can count all the malu dishes I know on the fingers of my hand!
    I live in CA and really wish I knew someone local who was a malu!

    But this is great start!
    Thanks so much,

  8. Girija said

    ഞാനും ഈ ബ്ലോഗിന്റെ സ്ഥിരം സന്ദര്‍ശകയാണ്‌

    എനിക്ക്‌ ഈ ബ്ലോഗ്‌ വളരെ ഇഷ്ടപ്പെട്ടതാണ്‌. വളരെയധികം രുചിയുള്ള പാചകക്കുറിപ്പുകല്‍ ഇവിടെയുണ്ട്‌.

    ഞങ്ങള്‍ ഈയിടെ ഒരു “മലയാളം പാചകക്കുറിപ്പുകളുടെ” ഒരു വെബ്‌ സൈറ്റ്‌ തുടങ്ങി.

    സൗകര്യം പോലെ അവിടം സന്ദര്‍ശിക്കുക.

    ഞങ്ങളുടെ വിലാസം

    നിങ്ങള്‍ക്കിഷ്ടപ്പെട്ട വിഭവങ്ങളുമായി ഞങ്ങള്‍ അവിടെ കാത്തിരിക്കുന്നുണ്ട്‌

    വരുമല്ലോ ??…. ഞങ്ങള്‍ കാത്തിരിക്കും

  9. Seema George said

    Hi Annita,
    It would be nice if you could tell me the ingredients of garam masala. Thanks in advance.

    Thanks so much for all the recipes

    Here i’m pasting a Garam Masala powder recipe which i’ve tried recently.I liked this,so i thought of sharing this with you…

    Indian Recipes – Garam Masala Powder by Mrs Annamma Philippose


    • 5 Cinnamon Sticks

    • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds

    • 1 Tsp Coriander Seeds

    • 7 Peppercorns

    • 1 Bayleaf

    • 4 Cloves


    • Roast all the Ingredients:.

    • Grind them into a fine powder in a mixer.


  10. Shella said

    Dear Anita

    I have accidently come across this web. I loved your recipes. They look absolutely amazing.

    You seem to be a hardcore mallu, though very far away.

    I am the same, though not very far away, but my circumstances dont allow me to visit the beautiful Kerala as often as I would wish to.

    Can you help me with a recipe of Chettinad Chicken n some good dry fish recipes.

    Thanks you

    I’ll surely try to post some dry fish recipes soon,Shella

  11. Jubi said

    Thanks Anita…
    The list is very helpful… I have been trying your one of your recipes almost everyday. The Urnu Vaada and sambar was yummy.. my daughter ate so many… Today i am going to try the Inji Curry… Wish me luck…
    I have been looking for the kids list too… is it in this list itself…

    Thank you so much..

    Kids menu is not in the list,Jubi..But its there in the category section under title ‘Lil Milan’s Choice’..
    Otherwise you can found it in the link below :

  12. Jubi said

    Hi Annita..

    I couldnt try the Inji Curry… however today i tried the Fried Brinjal… I did not get such good pieces as shown in your photo.. but it tastes awesome…
    Thank you so much…

    Thanks for letting me know abt it,Jubi..Try it out again and i’m sure you’ll get such good loking pieces too..:))

  13. Jubi Thomas said

    Hi Annita

    How are you doing?? First of all i need to thank you… THANK YOU SO MUCH.. I have been trying your recipes almost everyday and it tastes really cool….

    Two days ago i also tried Fish Pickle… i never expected it to be so tasty.. i remember my mom used to make delicious fish pickles.. and here even i have tried it.. must say its a tedious process..

    Yesterday i tried Fish Manchurian.. and it was very good…
    However, lateron the gravy thickened a lot.. is this cuz of cornflour..

    I need your help on how to prepare Chole… i have tried it however did not like it… i know there is some process to follow.. need your help plss… could you post this menu for me…

    Thanks once again

  14. jasmine said

    hai Annita,
    i came thru ur site accidently. u have done a great job. can u pls give me a simple recipe for veg hot and sour soup.

  15. Shella said

    Hi Anita

    I have been following your blog for sometime now & I must commend you on the receipes you’ve put up n the photographs taken are excellent. I have also followed the links to your blog to other foodies. I was so excited about finding this Blog community coz it made me feel so close to Kerala, though most of the fellow bloggers are not actually in Kerala, but seems like they are hardcore mallus or S. Indians & love to keep up the tradition. You all have really inspired me to do the same, & taking lead from you all I have opened a blog called

    I have posted two blogs on it, but I am confused about how to go about inviting people to be part of my blog & make new friends…I would like to be an active part of this online Mallu foodie community.

    Can you please help ?? I would be really obliged.

    Hi Shella,
    i’ll surely add your link to my blog…I think that might help..

  16. Shella said

    Thanks Anita. I love you for this help. Pls note a change – I have changed the Blog address to

    Once again thanks n a big “umma” for this.

  17. jayadeep said

    wonderfully simple recipes
    my love of cooking has been reinstated by ur site
    loads of love

    Thats really a compliment Jaya,Thanks

  18. Twinky said

    Hi Annita,

    I have tried a number of ur dishes. It has really come out well especially the fruit cake receipe.. just as christmas is nearing can u come up with grape wine receipe they do in kerala household.. if possible.. thank u and cheers for ur site..

  19. Nithya said

    Hey Annita,

    Really a good site, helpful and interesting. I have tried few dishes, it came out well n tasty….
    I’m in Michigan and didnt find any Kerala Grocery here, can u pls help me if u know any?

    Enjoy ur vacation!!!

    Take Care…

    With Love,

  20. Deepa said

    Hi Annita,
    thks for all the wonderfull recipes,i tried most of the items all turned out gud,now iam trying the plum cake recipe will let u know how it was.
    Enjoy ur vacation,happy x’mas and a wonderfull newyear.


  21. Vineeta said

    Hi Annita…..

    Came across your blog today… Excellent… Keep up your great work going…..

    if it is possible do include some soya and soya beans recps…

  22. Divya B said

    Hi ann !!
    Wish u a very fantastic and prosperous New Year !!
    Hope you are having a wonderful vacation..

    Your site is not only ur treasure and pleasure but mine too :-) !!
    I tried quite a few of ur recipes all this month- kerala parotta, palappam and ur fav veg stew, chena- vazhakka erisseri, parippu curry, onion chutney and ulli theeyal..All of them were delicious and amazingly perfect (except onion chutney which was extremely hot though i put lesser no. of chillies)..
    Ur recipes are the ones which i can follow without any modification .. And the pictures are really helpful.
    My husband is crazy about food and fortunately i m very passionate about cooking..
    Now in US, i cant go for a job and i get good time to try out a variety of dishes..

    Thank you very much and keep up the remarkable work !!

    Divya B

  23. Maya said

    HI Annnita

    I have become a instatnt fan of your recipes.I would want to know how to make rice halwa a kerala speciality

  24. Arun said

    Thanf for all the recepies. I am going to try the courgette thoran and chilli mushrooms today. Will let you know how it went later today.

  25. ajoji said

    Hi Annita,

    I want to learn how to make fish/chicken cutlets..the problem with me that the cutlet used to brake while puting into please post the recipe of that.

  26. jennifer said

    I just wanted to take a moment to appreciate all the work you do in putting all of the information together on this website…………The recipes are great and useful to people of all ages and regions especially for those living away from home.

    This website is like an ‘Internet-Mamma’ to turn to for recipes.

    Also I have to say you pay attention to detail
    when you write down your recipes which is so important.


    Thank You so much once again


    Happy to know that u appreciate my work,jennifer…

  27. shamna said

    ഹായ് അനിത
    ആരാംനംബര് എങനെ ഉന്ദാക്കും

  28. Deepu said

    Hi Anitta
    Thanks a lot for this wonderful blog. I have been using it for while and in my opinion it is the best out there for kerala food. Your recipes actually work :)I guess that is because you yourself have tried all of them. They are all well written with fine details. So thanks.
    I have a small question too- in many of your recipes you talk about griding dry and often small quantites of ingradients. What do you use for that? I don’t think i can get a traditional stone grinder here in US :(

    Thank you and Welcome to my blog Deepu…
    And about the grinder,I’m using an Indian style 3 jar Preeti mixie which i bought online.It has a little jar that helps me to grind in small quantities.

  29. Mili said

    Hi annita…ur site is too good…i enjoyed reading all ur recipes and more of all trying soo many dishes,all r gud….i would like to have any pumpkin dishes if u have ,i cant find any in ur site….thanks in advance..

    I have only Olan with pumpkin i suppose…will post more for sure..Thanks for visiting..

  30. seena said

    Hi Annita, very good attempt, heard abt ur website from my friend…..u r really an inspiration. we r from kottayam too. where r u from kottayam?

    Thank you,Seena…
    I’m not from Kottayam..My amma is from kanjirappally…

  31. Seema said

    Hi Annita,
    where did you buy preeti mixie? Is it good for making chutney( like mango chammanthy that was posted in your site?

    Yes…Seema…its good for making chutneys like that..I use that mixie only to prepare everything..And I bought it through internet.Here’s the link

  32. roopa said

    Hi Annita

    please mail me Gajar Ka Halawa receipe.


  33. manjushree(cincinnati) said

    hi annita
    recently i was browsing for kerala puffs when i came across your site, i was very much impressed.iam now trying the dishes from your site.keep it up.i also wanted to know whether you make chinesse sauces.i mean the one which we get with spring rolls and one more soya coloured liquid chutney we get.if so i would like to know the recipe.

    thank you

  34. Shiny said

    Hello Anita,

    I started cooking with ur recipes. Most of them came out very well. You are really great by helping us.

    Thanks for building an interest for cooking.


  35. Rekha Philip said

    Hi Annita,
    I just came across your blog looking for Kakka thoran(baby clams)recipe. Was wondering whether you have tried anytime. If so, can you please post it, I am in need of a foolproof recipe, as its my hubby’s fav. Whenevr I tried, something is missing, I use canned baby clams.

  36. chinnu shyju said

    thanks a lot annita//…i have been using net much long and nevr bothered to check recipes till my servant took a long leave…i had spend much of the time in hostels and nevr got chance to be wit ma mum..aftr marriage i found that i m a big zero in cooking …then it cliked …i checked the net for tomato fry…i made it and my hubby had it…though the garlic was more…
    im happy to see al the menu and intersted to try them out…
    once again thank u…and keep rocking…

  37. Linet said

    Hi Anita,

    Being a “displaced malayalee” myself, I was indeed delighted to come across your blog site. Years of living in the US(CA)has taken a toll on the authencity of my Indian cooking. Browsing through your recipes brought back that old familiar sense of nostalgia. Long forgotton recipes have awakened the taste buds and has me rearing to go and try out some of my favorites; which I am happy to see have been posted! Finally, I have found a place to go to when I want to cook like a Keralite.

    Excellent job on the presentation of the site. The easy to follow and detailed intructions are just great. Enjoyed your photographic skills too! Keep up the good work.


  38. Reena said

    Hi Anita,

    Your website is awesome! I got married ‘n knew very little about cooking. My poor husband had to live with whatever I could cook up (which wasn’t much)… Now that I’ve come across your site, he enjoys my cooking a lot more! Thank you so much for putting all these recipes together and sharing it with all of us.

    Do you have any recipes for red kidney beans (rajma)?

    Once again, thank you!!

    ~ ReeNa

  39. MEENAKSHI said

    dear anita
    i like ur teddy bear
    its great
    hum be kuch recipeces sika do dear

  40. MEENAKSHI said

    plz tell the rec.. of teddy cake

  41. Kasturi said

    Ur dishes r too good&i wil definitely try it

  42. Nimmy Seesan said

    It will be helpful if you can list additional items under Masala/powerder:
    such as Sambar powder, gharm masala, thandoori chicken masala


  43. Merlyn said

    Hi Annita,

    Im based in UAE. This is an Amazing site alwayz wondered hv well u write the recipes n it tastes even better im new to this site hv tried some of ur recipes all turned out well. Im not a person whos interested in cooking but believe me ur recipes are so mouth watering n my husband likes all nadan food. jus wondered if u hv any good choices for babies after 6 months ive a baby boy whose completing his 6months now. once again thanks for posting such wonderful recipes.


  44. mahesh said

    I visited this site and found to be very useful and informative for biggeners in cooking. The effor taken by the authors should be appreciated. The detailed explanation with pictures is very very nice.I am sure that this kind of site is extremly busy for the young ladies who has no experiance in cooking (Becasuse all are busy with studies or job, and they can lean cooking and easlily.

  45. cinderella pereira said

    hi annita
    i m not a mallu but married a mallu…i dont know how to cook mallu food at all as i m a goan n born n brought up in mumbai…. your site is really helpfull….i made patotha the yeaterday but didnt get the layers and ended up with maida chappati but even then it tasted very good my hubby loved it…. thanks a lot for ue recipies …love u


  46. George said

    What is a Mallu?

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    What are you saying Gardner? Gardner Soto is not a Malayali name but you are writing like Malayalam.

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    wow…this is sooo cool..i love indian food and i really wanted to learn how to make these yummy dishes..
    one question though..i can’t find a bread catagory…can u post some recipes or direct me under which catgory you posted them if u already did…plzzzzz?
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