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Fish cooked in curry leaves gravy, aromatic and green fish curry… Curry leaves are unavoidable in South Indian cooking, they impart an incredible aroma and taste to any dish. A sprig of curry leaves are added while cooking almost all veggie and fish dishes. It’s also added into the oil for tempering along with mustard seeds and dry red chilies, as it...

Kerala Parottas are chopped into small slices and stir fried with ground beef or beef Keema, a true South Indian delicacy… I have to admit that I am not an expert when it comes to making Kerala parottas. Making the perfect parottas require a lot of practice and it’s basically an art. The first time I’d made Kerala Parotta from scratch was 3 years...

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...

A Biryani that is dear to the people in Thalassery- a town in Kannur district… Hope everyone who celebrated Eid had a wonderful celebration with friends and family. Honestly, I cannot think of an Eid without Biryani. A plate of biryani can bring so much happiness and celebration to me and to anyone who loves biryani. Every Eid, I try to make a different kind...

Arikadukka or Fried Rice Dough stuffed mussels, a Malabar speciality snack… Yes, I am a huge fan of Malabar dishes and I am glad to have tasted some of the dishes cooked by my mom and my aunts while growing up. I have to tell you that all the dishes I have tried tasted so good that I would crave for those quite often. I have already shared the recipes for...

Coconut crepes stuffed with chicken and fried, crispy and delicious snack… When my hubby requested for samosa, I treated him with this fried chicken coconut crepes. I have posted the recipes for making most of the snacks that’s made by my mom, grandmom and my family favorite snacks. So now, I have to come up with something different to share it over...

Healthy curd oats, South Indian style… One of my favorite South Indian comfort foods is curd rice, a plate of curd rice along with pickle is just plain heaven. This dish is also popular among hard core vegetarians in South India. The other day, I first thought of making curd rice. Then I got really lazy to cook rice, I know I just have to put the rice in the...

Chicken and kale made into cutlets… I can enjoy chicken cutlets almost every day. I deep fry ‘em or pan fry ‘em, add different ingredients, coat with breadcrumbs or with panko crumbs; the options are endless. The other day, I added kale leaves to the chicken filling and made into patties. Coated with egg whites and then dipped in panko crumbs-...

Ripe plantains roasted in ghee, mesmerizing aroma and delicious taste… Among all the plantain snacks, this is my most favorite. Growing up in Kerala, where plantains are abundantly available, many kinds of snacks are made with it and devoured. One of the easiest plantain snacks you can make is this ghee roasted plantain. You have to make sure that the plantain...

Panipuri, a popular street food in North India gobbled up by all with so much greed… Panipuris are also called Golgappas and are quite popular in North India, these are sold by street vendors and you will see a huge line up before the food carts. While growing up in Kerala, I didn’t get a chance to taste panipuri as it’s not popular over there....