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Broccoli Paratha, a great way to include broccoli into your diet… My intention was to use up the broccoli that had been sitting in the refrigerator. I usually make soups, stir fries or grill broccolis. This time, I decided to make parathas with it. Tasted good and it’s a great way to sneak broccoli into your kids diet: Nutritious and healthy parathas. For...

Idlis made in a paniyaram pan, known as Paddus… I didn’t know the correct name of this dish, so I kept calling them mini Idlis. Basically, these are made with Idli batter after adding a few ingredients to the batter. Unlike the authentic idlis made by steaming, these paddus are made in a paniyaram pan or the pan used for making Kerala unniyappam. I’m...

  Mutta Surka- Fried savoury rice and egg snacks… In Spring and in Fall, most days can be gloomy and rainy. On rainy days, I get the craving to have fried snacks, especially Kerala snacks. In Kerala, it’s quite a normal routine to serve some kind of snacks along with tea in the evening. Yesterday, it had been drizzling the whole day. I worked from home...

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...