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Boiled and pan fried potatoes cooked in a flavorful yogurt gravy, vegetarian delicacy… Every time I try new vegetarian dishes, I fall more in love with the vegetarian food world. Even though, I make non-vegetarian dishes on a daily basis, I do appreciate and enjoy most of the vegetarian dishes, especially Kerala dishes. For the last few days, I’d been...

Mango Phirni- an incredible chilled dessert made with ripe mangoes… When mangoes are in season, you gotta make mango phirni- it’s an easy to make dessert, rich, creamy and tastes delicious. For me, any dessert that has ripe mangoes in it are delicious. Here is yet another easy mango dessert that you can try: mango pudding. This is an Indian dessert-...

Bottle gourd cooked in coconut milk… Bottle gourd is widely grown in Tropical places. It is used for making a variety of savoury or sweet dishes in India. In Kerala, thoran and pachadi are made using bottle gourd. This was the first time I made something out of bottle gourd and I made a stew out of it. The taste of bottle gourd is quite similar to cucumber...

Quesadilla- Indian style and made with homemade wheat crepes… One of my favorite Mexican dishes is Quesadilla- the crunchy and grilled tortilla along with cheese and the chicken filling, together it’s a delicious dish. I made Indian style Quesadilla by making chicken filling seasoned with Indian spices and stuffed the filling between wheat crepes and...

Ghee roasted plantain, vermicelli, coconut, egg and cashew nuts, combined together to make this incredibly delicious cutlets… I’ve posted many recipes using plantain as I’m a die hard fan of plantain. So glad that plantains are always available at the Canadian grocery store that I shop every week. I try to make something different out of plantains...

  Shrimp and mango in coconut gravy: Kerala style and it’s delicious… This dish was on my top, ‘to cook in my kitchen list’. I’ve had this while in Kerala and once at a friends place in Chicago. Being a shrimp fan, I love all kind of shrimp dishes. This one being a Kerala style curry, I love it even more. Raw mango slices are added...

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...

Cauliflower Dal or Cauliflower and lentil cooked together to make a nutritious curry… The other day when I had made broccoli parathas, I wanted some kind of gravy to go with it. I had cauliflower sitting in the cauliflower that has to be used up. I combined cauliflower and moong dal and made a nutritious and healthy curry. This curry can be served along with...

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...