Easter Recipes

Wishing all of you a very Happy Easter in advance!!! May the blessings of the risen Lord be with all of us.


Many Keralaites observe Lent from Ash Wednesday to Easter, abstaining from non vegetarian food and alcohol. After the Easter Vigil Mass or Sunday Morning Mass, it’s celebration time with lots of non-vegetarian food and wine.

Many of you would be contemplating what special dishes to prepare for Easter. Here are a few recipes from my collection. You will find recipes from different cuisines but most of these are traditional Kerala dishes. Whether you are celebrating Easter with family or inviting friends, you can select dishes of your choice for all the courses, and prepare a grand feast.

1. Appetizers

If you were observing Lent and abstaining from Meat and Alcohol, the very best way to open your Fast is with Home Made Wine and a non-veg appetizer like Fish or Chicken Cutlet. Onion Salad (Sarlas) is a great combo with most of the following appetizers.

  1. Home Made Grape Wine
  2. Hot and Sweet Fish Fingers
  3. Fried Shrimps
  4. Kerala Style Chicken Cutlets
  5. Kerala Fish Cutlets
  6. Spicy Boneless Chicken Bites
  7. Karimeen Varuthathu (Pearl Spot Fry)
  8. Grilled Chicken Kebabs
  9. Grilled Teriyaki Chicken
  10. Fried Masala Shrimps
  11. Kerala Chicken Fry
  12. Onion Salad (Ulli Sarlas)
  13. Spicy Fried Chicken
  14. Chicken Salad Sandwich
  15. Sweet and Spicy Baked Chicken

Colored Grape Wine Spicy Fish Fingers Fried Shrimps - Chemmeen Vada Kerala Chicken Cutlets Kerala Style Fish Cutlets Spicy Chicken Bites Karimeen Varuthathu (Pearl Spot Fry) Grilled Chicken Skewers Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Pan Fried Masala Shrimps Kerala Chicken Fry - Kozhi Porichathu Ulli Salad Spicy Fried Chicken Homemade Chicken Salad Appetizer Sweet & Spicy Baked Chicken

2. Appam and Curry

After the round of appetizers, you can either go for Palappam or Kallappam along with a Vegetarian or Non Vegetarian Gravy of your choice. Appam is also the most popular choice for Easter Breakfast. Another option is to serve Pidi (Rice dumplings) with Chicken Curry.

  1. Easy Appam
  2. Traditional Kerala Palappam
  3. Egg Roast
  4. Fish Molee
  5. Chicken Masala Gravy
  6. Kerala Chicken & Potato Curry
  7. Spicy Beef Tomato Curry
  8. Kerala Chicken Gravy
  9. Red Chilly & Tomato Chicken Curry
  10. Mutton Stew
  11. Pidi (Kerala Style Rice Dumplings)
  12. Kerala Style Chicken Curry for Pidi

am Traditional Palappam Kerala Egg Roast Fish Molee Chicken Masala Gravy Kerala Chicken Curry Indian Tomato Beef Curry Kerala Chicken Curry Red Chilly & Tomato Chicken

Kottayam Style Pidi Kerala Style Chicken Curry for Pidi

Vegetarian Curries for Appam

  1. Vegetable Stew
  2. Vegetable Khurma
  3. Cauliflower Green Peas Masala Curry

Mixed Vegetable Stew Vegetable Khurma Cauliflower Green Peas Masala

3. Bread and Curry

After Appam and Curry, the next course would be sliced Bread (usually fresh Bakery Rotti which we get in Kerala) or Dinner Roll served with another Non Vegetarian Dish. You may skip this course and go directly to the Main Course.

  1. Bakery Bread (Rotti)
  2. Fish Masala Curry
  3. Tomato Chicken Roast
  4. Kerala Chicken Gravy
  5. Kerala Chicken Roast
  6. Tomato Chicken Curry
  7. Kerala Pork Masala
  8. Beef Masala
  9. Butter Chicken
  10. Spicy Chilly Fish Masala
  11. Beef/Pork Chops

Indian Fish Masala Curry Spicy Tomato Chicken Roast Kerala Chicken Curry Kerala Chicken Roast Tomato Chicken Curry Kerala Pork Masala Kerala Beef Masala Butter Chicken Chilly Fish Masala

4. Main Course

You can prepare Fried Rice, Pulav, Ghee Rice or Biriyani for a contemporary main course.

  1. Indian Fish Pulav
  2. Shrimp/Prawns Fried Rice
  3. Nasi Goreng (Malaysian Fried Rice)
  4. Simple Fish Biriyani
  5. Chicken Fried Rice
  6. Beef/Pork Fried Rice
  7. Egg Biriyani
  8. Egg Fried Rice
  9. Vegetable Fried Rice
  10. Kerala Fish Biriyani
  11. Vegetable Biriyani
  12. Chicken Pulav
  13. Ghee Rice (Neychoru)
  14. Chicken Biryani
  15. Asian Style Veg Fried Rice
  16. Shrimp/Prawn Biriyani
  17. Thai Yellow Curry Pulav

Simple Fish Pulav Shrimp Fried Rice Nasi Goreng Kerala Fish Biriyani Chicken Fried Rice Beef/Pork Fried Rice Egg Biriyani Egg Fried Rice Vegetable Fried Rice Kerala Fish Biriyani Vegetable Biriyani Chicken Pulav Ghee Rice Chicken Biryani Asian Style Veg Fried Rice Shrimp Biryani Thai Style Yellow Curry Pulav

Sides for Fried Rice

Here are a few Indo Chinese Sides for Fried Rice.

  1. Chilly Chicken
  2. Chilly Prawns
  3. Chilly Gobi
  4. Chilly Fish
  5. Asian Chicken Curry in Peanut Sauce
  6. Asian Style Pork Curry
  7. Butter Chicken

Chilly Chicken Chilli Shrimp Spicy Cauliflower Fry Indo Chinese Chilli Fish Asian Chicken Curry in Peanut Sauce Asian Pork Curry Butter Chicken

Side dish for Biryani

If you are making Chicken Biriyani, then you can chose a dry side dish like Fish Fry or Prawns Roast. If your making Fish Biriyani or Egg Biriyani, then Chicken Fry will be a  good choice.

  1. Kerala Fish Fry
  2. Kerala Beef Fry
  3. Spicy Beef/Pork Fry (Irachi Varuthathu)
  4. Kerala Chicken Stir Fry (Kozhi Varattiyathu)
  5. Kerala Chicken Fry
  6. Prawns Tomato Roast
  7. Kerala Chicken Roast
  8. Tomato Chicken Roast
  9. Pork Ularthiyathu (Kerala Pork Stir Fry)
  10. Spicy Fried Chicken

Kerala Fish fry Kerala Beef Fry (Ulathiyathu) Spicy Beef/Pork Fry Kozhi Varattiyathu - Chicken Stir Fry Kerala Chicken Fry - Kozhi Porichathu Prawns Tomato Fry Kerala Chicken Roast Spicy Tomato Chicken Roast Pork Ularthiyathu Spicy Fried Chicken

Side dish for Ghee Rice/Pulav

Since Ghee Rice is a simple flavored Rice, it is served with a spicy Non vegetarian Gravy like Mutton Curry, Chicken Curry or Beef Curry.

  1. Kerala Chicken and Potato Curry
  2. Kerala Chicken Gravy
  3. Beef Masala
  4. Chicken Masala Gravy
  5. Spicy Beef Tomato Curry
  6. Onion Chicken Curry
  7. Tomato Chicken Curry
  8. Kerala Style Chicken Curry
  9. Paneer Butter Masala
  10. Butter Chicken

Kerala Chicken Curry Kerala Chicken Curry Kerala Beef Masala Chicken Masala Gravy Indian Tomato Beef Curry Onion Chicken Curry Tomato Chicken Curry Kerala Style Chicken Curry for Pidi Paneer Makahani Butter Chicken

Accompaniments for Ghee Rice and Biriyani

For Biriyani and Ghee Rice,  you can prepare any Raitha (Salad with Yogurt) and Pappad as an accompaniment.

  1. Mint Cilantro Chutney
  2. Raitha – Onion Tomato Raitha
  3. Salad – Onion Salad
  4. Plain Yogurt
  5. Pickle
  6. Pappad

Mint Cilantro Chutney Onion Tomato Raitha Ulli Salad

5. Kerala Style Main Course – Rice with Curries

You can also go for Kerala Style Main Course instead of a contemporary main course like Biriyani and Fried Rice. Rice is served with one main Curry/Gravy, one or more Vegetarian Sides and one or more Non Vegetarian Sides.

Gravies or Curries for Rice

  1. Dried Prawns Mango Curry (Chemeenum Mangaayum)
  2. Seasoned ButterMilk (Moru Kachiyathu)
  3. Pulishery
  4. Spinach Lentil Curry (Cheerayum Parippum)
  5. Kerala Sambar
  6. Tomato Rasam
  7. Thakkali Curry (Tomato Curry)
  8. Parippu Curry (Red Lentil Curry)

Dried Prawns Mango Curry Moru Kachiyathu Ethapazham Pulissery Cheerayum Parippum Mixed vegetable Sambar Tomato Rasam Kerala Thakkali Curry Masoor Dal Curry

Non Vegetarian Sides for Rice

  1. Kerala Fish Fry
  2. Fried Anchovies (Netholi/Kozhuva)
  3. Kerala Beef Fry
  4. Spicy Beef/Pork Fry (Irachi Varuthathu)
  5. Pork Ularthiyathu (Kerala Pork Stir Fry)
  6. Kerala Chicken Stir Fry (Kozhi Varattiyathu)
  7. Kerala Chicken Roast
  8. Prawns Tomato Roast
  9. Dried Prawns Stir Fry
  10. Spicy Kerala Chicken Masala
  11. Beef Masala
  12. Kerala Chicken Fry
  13. Chemmeen Ularthiyathu (Kerala Style Sauteed Prawns)
  14. Kakka Irachi Ularthiyathu (Stir Fried Clam Meat)
  15. Kozhuva Peera Vechathu (Anchovies Simmered in Coconut Paste)

Kerala Fish fry Kerala Netholi Fry Kerala Beef Fry (Ulathiyathu) Spicy Beef/Pork Fry Pork Ularthiyathu Kozhi Varattiyathu - Chicken Stir Fry Kerala Chicken Roast Prawns Tomato Fry Unakka Chemmeen Varuthathu - Spicy Dried Prawns Stir Fry Spicy Kerala Chicken Masala Kerala Beef Masala Kerala Chicken Fry - Kozhi Porichathu Naadan Chemmeen Ularthiyathu/Olathiyathu Kakka Irachi Ularthiyathu Kozhuva Peera Vechathu

Non Vegetarian Gravies for Rice

  1. Fish Curry
  2. Simple Prawns Curry
  3. Spicy Pork Curry
  4. Red Chilly Tomato Chicken Curry
  5. Kerala Chicken and Potato Curry
  6. Kerala Chicken Gravy
  7. Chicken Masala Gravy
  8. Netholi Fish Curry (Kozhuva/Anchovy Curry)
  9. Spicy Chilly Fish Masala
  10. Varutharacha Meen Curry (Fish in Roasted Coconut Gravy)
  11. Kerala Style Tomato Fish Curry
  12. Thenga Aracha Meen Curry
  13. Fish Curry with Raw Mango in Coconut Milk

Kerala Meen Curry with Kudam Puli Prawns Curry Spicy Pork Curry Red Chilly & Tomato Chicken Kerala Chicken Curry Kerala Chicken Curry Chicken Masala Gravy Anchovy (Netholi) Fish Curry Chilly Fish Masala Varutharacha Meen Curry (Fish in Roasted Coconut Gravy) Kerala Style Tomato Fish Curry Thenga Aracha Meen Curry (Kerala Fish Curry in Coconut Paste) Fish Curry with Raw Mangoes

Vegetarian Side Dish for Rice

  1. Cabbage Thoran
  2. Beans Thoran
  3. Cabbage Carrot Thoran
  4. Ivy Gourd Thoran
  5. Aviyal
  6. Beans Mezhkkupuratti
  7. Spinach Thoran
  8. Achinga Mezhkkuperatti
  9. Mushroom Theeyal
  10. Mushroom Thoran
  11. Peechinga Thoran

Cabbage Thoran Beans Cabbage Carrot Thoran Kovakka Thoran Aviyal Beans Mezhkkupuratti Cheera Thoran - Sauteed Spinach Long Bean Stir Fry - Achinga Mezhkkuperatti Mushroom Theeyal Mushroom Thoran Peechinga Thoran (Stir fried Ridge Gourd)

6. Desserts

  1. Cake with Ice Cream/Whipped Cream
  2. Fruit Salad
  3. Gulab Jamun with Ice Cream
  4. Creamy Mango Almond Sherbet
  5. Simple Mango Pudding
  6. Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Creamy Mango Almond Sherbet Simple Mango Pudding Pumpkin Pie Pudding

7. Touchings for Alcoholic Drinks

For those of you want a few touchings for Alcoholic drinks, you can choose any of the following:-

  1. Kerala Beef Fry
  2. Spicy Beef/Pork Fry (Irachi Varuthathu)
  3. Pork Ularthiyathu (Kerala Pork Stir Fry)
  4. Prawns Tomato Roast
  5. Fried Chicken Sausages
  6. Sausage Crumble Stir Fry
  7. Kerala Chicken Fry
  8. Fried Anchovies (Netholi/Kozhuva)

Kerala Beef Fry (Ulathiyathu) Spicy Beef/Pork Fry Pork Ularthiyathu Prawns Tomato Fry Chicken Sausage Fry Sausage Crumble Stir Fry Kerala Chicken Fry - Kozhi Porichathu Kerala Netholi Fry

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6 comments to Easter Recipes

  • teena anish

    i came across your site in search of good mutton recipes but i was dissapointed.please upload some mutton recipes too for people like us.


  • Jessy

    What a beautiful collection of recipes… Keep up the good work!

  • saiju

    very lovely recipes

  • saiju

    very beautiful menu

  • Hi! I came across your website looking for Easter celebration in India and found this wonderful collection of recipes! I will do a special post about Easter around the world and would like to link to your website, specifically to this page: is it ok for you?
    Thanks a lot and great menu 😉
    Ciao from Luxembourg

  • smitha


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