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Kerala style recipes that can be served for lunch… My weekend lunch included Rosematta rice, Ulli Theeyal, Okra or lady’s finger masala in yogurt and my most favorite prawns pickle. Here are the recipes: Rosematta Rice Ulli Theeyal- Small Onions cooked in Roasted Coconut Gravy Okra Masala in Yogurt Recipe Prawns Pickle- Kerala Chemmeen Achar More...

Pathiri, popular in Malabar cuisine-served for both breakfast and dinner… Pathiri is a traditional roti that’s popular in Malabar cuisine. These days, it is found on the menu of most South Indian restaurants. The texture of the pathiri is light and thin that almost everyone finds it hard to resist, especially when served with spicy chicken/mutton/beef...

Kothu Parotta is a popular South Indian street food delicacy. For making this, parotta (flatbread made with all purpose flour) is shredded into bite size pieces and stir fried with chicken along with other spices. It tastes delicious with raita… Kothu Parotta is mostly sold at small restaurants or by street vendors and is popular in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Pre...

Soft and fluffy ottappams made in a clay pan… I had waited so long to make this in my kitchen, finally my wait ended and I made the perfectly fluffy and soft ottappams. You have to have the clay pan to make this, it won’t turn out good when made in a non-stick pan. I am back to blogging after a 3 weeks vacation in India and Dubai. I had a wonderful vacation...

My Grandma’s speciality dish, one dish that I crave often and enjoy to the core… I had already posted the recipe for making chicken chakkoli, in which chicken is added along with the rice dumplings and then cooked with the coconut gravy. However, this dish tastes better and is traditionally made with shrimp. One of the dishes my grandma makes whenever...

This is my all time favorite vegetable biryani as it’s my mom’s recipe… I cannot think or not yet ready to try another vegetable biryani recipe as I cannot get over with the taste of this one. I seldom make veggie biryani as my man is a hard core non-veg 😛 To satisfy him I always have to make some non-veg dishes to accompany with the veggie dishes....

Kinnathappam with a twist, jaggery or brown cane sugar is added instead of granulated sugar… Remember my kinnathappam post? If you haven’t read that post yet, here you go. Kinnathappam is my mom’s speciality dessert, I continue to brag that my mom still prevails as the “queen of kinnathappam making”. It’s a South Indian delicacy,...

Crispiness, crunchiness and yumminess… Murukku is a popular snack in South India. This snack always came along with my grandma when she visited us. Without a doubt, grandmas fried murukku tastes delicious. This is also available at almost all snack stores in South India, however home made murukku tastes better than the store bought ones. This was the first...

A popular vegetarian curry delicacy in Kerala cuisine… This morning the Sun that had been hiding among the clouds has decided to come out and spread some of its magnificent shine and light upon us. It feels amazing to finally enjoy a sunny and warm day! Ask any Keralite about Puttu and Kadala curry and they would instantly go Mmmmm. One of the most common...

  The best chicken fry in the whole world… One of my fondest memories of Eid is waking up to the mesmerizing smell of fried chicken. My mom knows that nothing could possibly wake me up but the smell of fried chicken so she would always make that first thing in the morning. On the day before Eid, she would first make the marinade, spread it over the chicken...