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Making creamy mashed potatoes couldn’t get any easier in the Instant Pot. Throw in the potatoes (I prefer peeled potatoes) and pressure cook for 15 minutes. Do a quick pressure release, drain the liquid and add butter, milk/cream, and cheese and mash, mash, mash. It’s that easy to make and tastes delicious. Makes a perfect side dish along with seafood,...

Tomatoes cooked in coconut and yogurt gravy… When tomatoes are freshly picked from my veggie garden, any dish will taste delicious. This is an easy to make gravy made with tomatoes, coconut and yogurt; a Kerala style dish served with rice. Cooking Video Tomatoes in Coconut Yogurt Gravy   Print Prep time 3 mins Cook time 15 mins Total...

Carrots glazed with brown sugar, butter and honey. Fresh Rosemary leaves impart nice aroma and flavor. This makes a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving dinner or any kinds of dinner. Glazed Carrots   Print Prep time 2 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 22 mins   Author: Thasneen Recipe type: side Cuisine: American Ingredients Carrots-...

Dried shrimp masala, Kerala style… One of the delicacies made with dried shrimp in Kerala is dried shrimp chammanthi or dried shrimp combined with freshly grated coconut. It’s served along with rice or rice porridge. There are also other dishes made with dried shrimp like dried shrimp masala, dried shrimp curry, dried shrimp combined with veggies etc. On...

Potatoes marinated in Indian spices and grilled to perfection… Summer is fading away and Fall is around the corner. I am turning a bit greedy these day and grilling away as I would put my grill to rest in Winter. Enjoying grilling while it lasts! Grilled Chicken drumsticks and corn are my favorites and I often throw these onto the grill. The other day, I grilled...

Cluster beans or Guar combined with coconut and made into a stir fry, healthy and nutritious vegetarian side dish… Cluster beans are legumes widely grown in India, they are made into thorans or stir fries, added to many vegetarian dishes like Sambar, Avial, Sindhi Kadhi etc etc. In South India, while shopping for Sambar veggies, the vegetable vendor will throw...

Eggplant or Brinjal cooked in tamarind gravy, one of my favorite veggie side dishes… In my family, this vegetarian side dish is served along with ghee rice or coconut rice along with chicken or mutton curry. Eggplant cooked with spices and freshly squeezed tamarind. This dish is spicy, tangy and delicious. This eggplant side dish can be served along with the...

Okra or Lady’s finger masala combined with beaten yogurt, a delicious vegetarian side dish… I like all kinds of veggies, does this sound weird??? Most people I have met have a list of veggies that they dislike. I tend to appreciate and like the different flavor and taste each veggies have. However, I am partial towards some veggies, Okra is one among...

An easy to make yet delicious green pepper and tomato chutney… My most favorite chutney is tomato chutney and I first tried that at my Aunt’s house. That tomato chutney along with dosa, I literally licked my finger and had way too many dosas that day. Of course, I have already shared that recipe with you all and many of my readers have tried it and loved...

Broccoli thoran or stir fry, a perfect vegetarian side dish… Thoran (in Malayalam) is a vegetarian side dish that’s popular in Kerala cuisine. Literally, any kind of veggies can be used for making thoran. It is served as a side dish along with rice for lunch. In my parents house, thorans are served almost everyday for lunch along with veg and non-veg...