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Onions and coconut cooked together and pureed into a chutney, perfect with Dosa and Idli… Chutneys are usually served with Dosa or Idli and a wide variety of chutney recipes are prepared in India. Tomato chutney, coconut chutney, mango chutney, eggplant chutney, the list just goes on… Last weekend, I had the craving for having dosa. I used store bought...

Carrot pola or pureed carrot and eggs slowly cooked in a saucepan that resembles to a cake, a Malabar Speciality dessert… I was starting to worry if the creative cooking part of my brain has gone into slumber mode. For the past couple of months, I had not been that enthusiastic about cooking. I did cook easy one-pot meals or to be specific “lazy meals”...

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...

Ground beef and cracked wheat or bulgur wheat combined together in the form of biryani, delicious… As you all know that I love one pot dishes. Especially, these days after I get back from work I only feel like making one pot dishes. I just have to mix everything together and a delicious dish will be ready in not time. The other day, I tried making cracked...

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...

Murthaba is basically meat stuffed paratha, the meat stuffing along with the paratha tastes delicious… Honestly, I haven’t tasted murthaba before nor have I seen this dish being served any where in my hometown-Trivandrum. However, this dish is popular in some places in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and also in Malaysia and Singapore. I came to know about this...

Chicken pieces marinated in an aromatic and flavorful marinade and fried to perfection…Totally my way! If people in N.America go crazy for chicken wings, hard core non-vegetarians in Kerala go crazy for chicken fry. And, I proudly belong to the chicken fry fanatic group. May be I can become the captain of that group. I can resist a lot of food but chicken...

Bread made into an Upma, perfect for breakfast or as an evening snack… Upma is a South Indian breakfast dish traditionally made with semolina and it resembles to a thick porridge. Nowadays, you could see upma being made with so many other ingredients like oats, bread, rice flakes, cracked wheat, quinoa, mixed veggies, grated cauliflower, corn meal etc. The...

A popular and delicious Sindhi vegetarian dish… Sindh is a province in Pakistan and their cuisine is called Sindhi cuisine. I have seen and read a lot of Sindhi recipes posted by some of my fellow bloggers and have been thinking of making some of the dishes in my kitchen. Finally, I made this Sindhi Kadhi. It’s basically a delicious vegetarian curry and...

Chicken cooked with ground pepper and coconut milk, finger licking delicious… One of my favorite chicken dishes is Chicken Korma. Kormas are creamy, rich, flavorful and delicious. I’ve tried many kinds of kormas over the years, coconut milk is the key ingredient for making kormas and that’s what makes it creamy and rich. To make the kormas even...