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Bottle gourd cooked in coconut milk… Bottle gourd is widely grown in Tropical places. It is used for making a variety of savoury or sweet dishes in India. In Kerala, thoran and pachadi are made using bottle gourd. This was the first time I made something out of bottle gourd and I made a stew out of it. The taste of bottle gourd is quite similar to cucumber...

  Shrimp and mango in coconut gravy: Kerala style and it’s delicious… This dish was on my top, ‘to cook in my kitchen list’. I’ve had this while in Kerala and once at a friends place in Chicago. Being a shrimp fan, I love all kind of shrimp dishes. This one being a Kerala style curry, I love it even more. Raw mango slices are added...

Coconut, yogurt and tomato combined together and made into a curry, poured over rice and enjoyed along with fish curry- now, that’s a typical South Indian style meal. We all know that Rice is a staple food in South India. In most South Indian houses, rice will be served for lunch along with fish or chicken or veg curries, veg stir fries etc. One of my favorite Kerala...

Fish cooked in curry leaves gravy, aromatic and green fish curry… Curry leaves are unavoidable in South Indian cooking, they impart an incredible aroma and taste to any dish. A sprig of curry leaves are added while cooking almost all veggie and fish dishes. It’s also added into the oil for tempering along with mustard seeds and dry red chilies, as it...

  Aromatic and absolutely delicious Indo-Thai style chicken and potato curry… I am literally obsessed with lemon grass and Kaffir lime leaves. Any dish will turn aromatic when these two ingredients are added while cooking. I always have these stored in my refrigerator or freezer. In fact, kaffir lime leaves can be stored in the freezer for several months. I...

Mung bean and cabbage kadhi or mung bean and cabbage in gram flour-yogurt sauce, a healthy and tasty North Indian dish… One of my favorite Rajasthani dishes is Kadhi, in which the gravy is made by combining gram flour and yogurt. To the cooked gravy, veggie fritters or beans or mixed vegetables can be added. I had once tried veggie fritters kadhi and loved...

    Shrimp and potato cooked together along with aromatic spices and made into a delicious curry… I hope you guys must have noticed the new theme, did you like it??? I had some issues with my old theme and my Man tried everything to fix it. But in vain. I got so used to that theme and it was quite dear to me. Saying goodbye to that one was not that easy....

Poached egg in roasted coconut gravy, one of my favorite egg curries… In Kerala cuisine, there are many dishes that can be made with eggs. One of the evening snacks loved by most people is Egg puffs, in which hard boiled egg roast is used to stuff the puff pastry. Egg curries can be made many ways, most delicious egg curries are made by adding coconut milk...

  Shrimp cooked in roasted coconut gravy or prawns theeyal, an authentic Kerala dish… Theeyal is a Kerala dish in which grated coconut is roasted till it’s browned and is pureed along with water. To the ground coconut, veggies like okra, small onions, eggplant, drumstick or even shrimp is added and cooked in the coconut gravy. The smokey roasted flavor...

Protein rich chicken and red lentil curry… While making a healthy chicken curry, I like to add either veggies or lentils which will also make it a nutritious dish. I always have a soft corner for chick peas and red lentils, I tend to add them to most of my non-veg and veg dishes. One of my favorite chicken curries is this one, red lentils are added along with...