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Malabar Coast

, Malabar
a region along the SW coast of India, extending from Goa to Cape Comorin: includes most of Kerala state



historic region in South India between the coast of the Arabian Sea (Malabar Coast) and the mountains of the Western Ghats.

In ancient times and during the Middle Ages numerous principalities of Malabar were essentially independent, although from time to time they were associated with various unstable state formations (usually they paid tribute). The state of Chera, or Kerala (c. third century B.C. to c. ninth century A.D.) existed in the southern part of Malabar. The most important principalities of Malabar were Calicut (15th-16th centuries) and Travancore and Cochin (18th century). Malabar was the first region in India subjected to colonial plunder by the European states. In the 16th century Portuguese bases were established in Malabar. In the 17th century trading stations of the Dutch, English, and French were established there. The British-owned East India Company seized Malabar toward the end of the 18th century. The people of Malabar time and again rose up against the colonialists (the Malabar revolt of 1793-1806, the revolt of the Moplahs in 1921-22). In independent India the territory of Malabar has been a part of the states of Karnataka and Kerala since 1956.


Alaev, L. B. luzhnaia Indiia: Sotsial’no-ekonomicheskaia istoriia XIV-XVIII vv. Moscow, 1964.
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The kneeling Malabari cherubs metamorphose into artists; the goddess into a fakir; the rake and pruning knife into palm-leaf manuscripts; the pergola into an arch formed by flowering trees; and the ornamental summerhouse into a Greco-Roman ruin.
Malabaris were prohibited from entering the Kandyan provinces without obtaining prior permission, but when a pretender to the throne, Wilbawe, emerged, Sylvester Wilson, the Government Agent of Badulla, immediately sent the recently elevated Haji Mohandiram with a detachment to investigate.
They can be in an office discussion, if there are two Malabaris (as they are often referred to) in the room, they invariably start talking with each other in their own language.
The Whisky Dinner is a three/four course banquet on Sunday, May 29 featuring such treats as Crab Malabari (crab meat with coconut, chopped curry leaves, mustard seeds, tomatoes and onions), Simla Mirch Chicken, Tandoori mixed grill or lamb chops.
From acharyan mutton ularthiyathu, kurmarkom fish curry, prawn varattiyathu, to Kerala biryani, and naadan chicken curry along with the regulars like appam; pancake made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk, puttu; steam cake made from rice flour and steamed in long hollow metal cylinders, boiled rice, and Malabari parotta, the al la carte menu is available both for lunch and dinner.
The Malabari potli is what stole the show featuring tender lamb baked in a banana leaf wrap with pomegranate raita, jelly and banana chips.
(2010) reported that genetic distance tended to be least (0.22) between Ganjam and Malabari goat breeds and the widest (0.83) between Kanniadu and Malabari breeds.
Malabari, The Indian Eye on English Life; or, Ramblings of a Pilgrim Reformer (Bombay, 1895), 29, 30.
The 'evolved' Indian menu includes starters, such as sundried tomato chicken tikka, tandoori prawn, Malabari lamb baked in banana leaf wrap, and their celebrated almond tikki, which left our taste buds tingling.
Slightly pricier than in some Indian restaurants, they started at PS10.95 for Zeera Chicken, a medium spiced dish that was reputed to be an all time favourite of Emperor Akbar, to PS15.95 for King Prawn Malabari jumbo king prawns marinated in a sauce of fresh coconut milk with ground mustard, fennel seeds and spices.
Abdul Azeaz Bin Hassan Moulavi Malabari, Islamic Religious Advisor at Heddem Arts, told XPRESS that the unique herbal Holy Quran was created by Hamdi Taher, a Turkish Unani doctor over 23 years from 1957 to 1979.