Meal from God's Own Country

by Sanjeev Kapoor

The fabulous food is one of the reasons that make Kerala such a hotspot for tourists. Take a look at these simple everyday recipes from Gods own country which you can make in your home kitchen – that too within 30 minutes.


Menu: Soji Appam


             Pomfret Mappas


Shopping list

500 grams refined flour

1 small bottle of seasame oil

300 grams of semolina

100 grams of jaggery

4 medium raw bananas

2 fresh coconut

400 grams yogurt

1 small packet of methi seeds

4 medium pomfrets

1 small bottle of coconut toddy vinegar

1 small packet of coriander seeds

1 small packet of fennel seeds

1 small packet of kodumpuli

100 ml of coconut oil


For faster preparation

Make the dough and filling of appam and set aside. Scrap and grind the coconut and cumin together for kaalan. For appams clean, wash and cut the fish. Marinate the fish with salt and vinegar. Grind ginger and garlic. Dry roast the spices and blend to a fine powder. Soak the kodumpuli. Extract coconut milk.


How to go about it

Start with the appams by dividing the dough and filling in equal portions and stuffing it. Then roll each portion lightly and deep fry them. Peel the bananas, cut them lengthwise and cut into small pieces cook the bananas in water with chillies, chilli powder, turmeric and salt. Add the coconut paste and yogurt, cook till the bananas are tender. Add tempering and serve hot. Then finish cooking mappas.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.