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Chicken Tikka Masala, a popular Indian dish that’s found on the menu of Indian restaurants… In North America, two popular Indian dishes that’s served in almost all Indian restaurants are butter chicken and chicken tikka masala. I’ve already posted the recipe for making Butter chicken and the recipe for making shrimp tikka masala. Blogging...

Chettinad style sambar, yet another South Indian vegetarian delicacy… Chettinad cuisine is popular in Tamil Nadu, they are known for using a variety of fresh and roasted spices along with coconut. Their dishes are aromatic, flavorful and finger licking delicious. I’ve tried a few Chettinad style dishes and I loved them so much. During my India visit...

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...

Crunchy South Indian snack made with rice flour and gram flour or besan… Yesterday, I had a craving for murukku, so I went ahead and made it. It turned crunchy and I felt really good. I’d tried making murukku twice before- once with rice flour and urad dal flour and the second time I added beetroot puree to the rice flour. Both kinds turned out great....

Easy to make and delicious Tomato Rice made in a pressure cooker… When it’s freezing cold outside and when you can only find tomatoes in your refrigerator, you gotta make Tomato rice. This is one of my favorite recipes, if you want to whip up something delicious with rice this is the one. Tastes delicious when served with raita, pappad and pickle. Cooking...

Chicken and cooked rice mixed together and made into a delicious one pot meal… On a lazy day or on a busy day, I only think about one pot meals. This is a delicious dish made with cooked chicken and rice. This recipe is similar to making express biryani without the garnishing and layering of chicken masala and rice. You don’t have time for that, so you...

Shrimp or Prawns Masala Chettinad style… This is an aromatic and flavorful dry dish, shrimp is roasted over high heat till it’s coated with the masala and turns light brown, tastes delicious and can be served with rotis or rice. Recipe adapted from here Chettinad Shrimp or Prawns Masala   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 25 mins...

Chikoo or sapodilla pudding with caramel malty flavor, tastes divine… Chikoo or Sapodilla is an incredibly sweet fruit when it’s ripe and is commonly found in Tropical countries. There’s a huge tree on the front yard of my parents house in Kerala and they have the luxury of picking the chikoo from the tree and enjoying it. Since, birds are easily...

  Chicken curry made by my mom and it’s the best tasting chicken curry… It’s so hard for me to replicate my mom’s taste, even if I follow her recipe the taste will be always different. Chicken curry is a common dish in India served along with roti, chapati, naan or rice. This is an easy to make chicken curry, by marinating the chicken with...