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Kerala’s breakfast dish Puttu or steamed rice cakes stuffed with shrimp roast… Puttu or steamed rice funnel cakes are popular breakfast dish in Kerala. Over the years, Puttu got fancy makeovers by stuffing it with chicken, shrimp, beef, mussel, fish, etc. I’ve already tried making chicken stuffed puttu, mussel and squid stuffed puttu, tuna stuffed...

  Drunken noodles or Pad Kee Mao, an incredibly delicious Thai dish… Finally, I made the best tasting Thai drunken noodles or Pad Kee Mao in my kitchen. This is one of my favorite Thai dishes; it’s highly aromatic, flavorful and the taste lingers to your mouth for a long time. It has a bold flavor and the addition of basil leaves, Thai red chilies imparts...

15 minutes and you will have a delicious shrimp curry made in the Instant Pot… I’m obsessed with shrimp and this is one of the dishes I make often in the Instant Pot. Throw in all the ingredients and pressure cook for 3 minutes followed by a quick pressure release; delicious shrimp curry will be ready and made effortlessly. 5 minutes to saute all the...

Chettinad style shrimp curry- made with roasted coconut and whole spices, aromatic and flavorful… This is a Chettinad style curry as grated coconut along with other whole spices are roasted and made into a paste and added to the cooked lentil and mixed veggies; shrimp is cooked in this gravy. I’ve posted the recipe for making shrimp in roasted coconut...

  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...

One of my favorite fish is King fish or Neymeen (in Malayalam), shallow fried king fish combined with sautéed onions and tomatoes, a delicious King fish roast… King fish is definitely one of the favorite fish of most Keralites and is the preferred fish to be served during special occasions. It is really good for making fish biryanis. King fish biryani, king...

This is a Goan delicacy made with shrimp… I haven’t been to Goa yet, hopefully during my next India vacation I’ll have to plan a visit to Goa. Goan cuisine is very similar to Kerala cuisine as in both, the staple foods are rice and sea food. Also, the use of coconut is another similarity. One of the popular Non- Veg Goan dishes is Vindaloo, it’s...

  Pan fried tuna coated with an aromatic Asian glaze… My plan was to make seared tuna, last minute plan changes and I went ahead and pan fried it. I would order seared tuna in a good restaurant, however I seem to have trouble making seared tuna in my kitchen. The thought that it’s not well cooked kind of bothers me when I cook it by myself. So, I went...

Baked salmon along with roasted veggies, dinner rolls and easy beef soup, now that’s a complete meal… This is my kind of dinner, especially on a week day. After a tiring day at work, mostly I won’t have the energy to make a scrumptious dinner. On such days, I can only think of easy breezy cooking. I don’t do much batch cooking and freeze...

Shrimp cooked in Mint-Cilantro sauce, now that’s an aromatic and delicious dish… The other day while cooking with shrimp, I wanted to turn it into an aromatic and delicious dish. I’ve been harvesting  a lot of mint leaves from my veggie bed. Fresh Mint spreads a divine aroma and any dish will turn great if fresh mint is added. I made a sauce...