malabar snack

“Kinnathappam” means a sweet rice cake that is steamed in a pan(kinnam). Malayalis use it as a sweet snack or a dessert.For me, it was one of the best afterschool snacks…ummmm… just like neyyappam or unniyappam. The choice is yours whether to have a fried snack or a steamed one.


Raw Rice – 1cup
Egg white -1 No
Sugar- 1/2cup
Coconut grated -1 cup
Cardamom whole -3
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Shallot- 1 N0
Ghee- 1 tbsp

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Bird’s nest is one of my  favorite appetizers. I don’t need any special occasions to make this; it’s often served as an appetizer or as an entree for dinner. The final touch differentiates it from the ordinary cutlets. I got this idea  from cookery show that is broadcasted on Asianet.



Onion finely chopped- 3

Ginger/Garlic paste-2 tsp

Green chillies, finely chopped- 2

Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp

Garam masala-1 tsp

Cooked/Shredded meat or chicken 1 pound

Cilantro/Curry leaves chopped-1 handful

Potatoes boiled and mashed -2

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A nice snack to simply munch on or to go with tea. This sizzler which may be called ‘the relative of Samosa’, is a celebrity in ifthars and family gatherings… Yes! you can make the bet! You wouldn’t stop with one.. :)


All-purpose flour/Maida  1 cup

Salt 1/2 tsp

Water as needed

For the chicken filling

Chicken-cooked & shredded 1 cup

Coconut grated  1/4 cup

Garlic crushed 1 tsp

Ginger crushed 1 tsp

Onion chopped 1/2 cup

Green chillies chopped  2 No

Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp

Garam masala 1/2 tsp

Chicken curry masala 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves chopped 8 N0

Salt, as needed

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