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Whole chicken biryani made in the Instant Pot; incredibly delicious… Made this delicious whole chicken biryani for my Man’s birthday. After owning an Instant Pot, I always make biryani in the Instant Pot. After cooking the chicken and masala, basmati rice is cooked in the chicken stock; this will make the rice taste extremely flavorful. This time, I’ve...

South Indian style Rasam, perfect to pour over rice… Rice when served along with rasam and pickle, truly a South Indian comfort food. In some of the South Indian houses, rasam is made and served with rice almost every day for lunch and dinner. Rasam can be also enjoyed as a soup, it helps in digestion and helps to relieve stomach aches. Try this easy to make...

South Indian style chutney made with carrots and tomatoes, perfect for uthappam, dosa, idli or rice… My most favorite chutney is Tomato chutney, and I need this along with dosa, idli or uthappam. I tweaked tomato chutney recipe and added carrot along with tomatoes. Turned out delicious. Tomato Chutney Recipe, click here¬† Oats Semolina Uthappam Recipe, click...

Fuljar Soda, Kerala’s trending summer drink of 2019… Kerala, India has tropical weather and summer can get very hot. Every year, a new summer drink will be introduced in the juice bars and will capture everyone’s attention. The much talked about and tried summer drink of 2019 has been fuljar soda, it is a frothy drink. After watching a few videos...

Chicken curry and Kappa made in the Instant Pot… One of the Kerala specialty dishes is chicken and Kappa or Tapioca cooked together. This is one of my favorite one-pot dishes. I make the chicken curry in the Instant Pot, made effortlessly and then combine cooked tapioca or yuca root along with it. It’s that simple and tastes delicious. Cooking Video ...

Pothichor (Rice, Veg thoran, Chammanthi, Omelette and Fried Fish wrapped in Banana Leaves) truly a Kerala delicacy… Keralites love any food wrapped in banana leaves, the wilted banana leaf enhances the taste of the food greatly. This is one such meal enjoyed by non-veg Keralites. Pothichor means Parcel/pack or wrapped rice, and the full meal is wrapped in banana...

Sharjah Shake, popular milkshake in Kerala… This is not the popular milkshake of Sharjah, instead, it’s Kerala’s favorite milkshake. Sharjah shake was founded in Calicut in the 80’s, since then this has been the most favorite milkshake of Keralites. Teenagers favorite, in fact, loved by both kids and adults. During my college days, I’ve...

Turn beets into a delicious fried snack, beets cutlet or fritters… Lately, I’ve been obsessed with beet juice and even made my Man drink it. He frowned and then gulped it down. For that, he deserved a delicious snack out of beets. Made this beetroot cutlet on a Sunday evening and we both enjoyed it. You wouldn’t feel the earthy beet taste in this...

Typical Kerala lunch that includes matta rice, fish curry, kappa, thoran and fish fry… This is one of my favourite Kerala style meals. While living in Kerala, we used to have catch of the day fish almost everyday and this is the kind of dishes I used to devour for lunch. When it’s made by mom, everything tastes delish. There are different ways of making...

Rasam, a spicy and tangy curry popular in South India… There are several ways of making rasam; with crushed spices, with tomatoes, with dal etc. Rasam is a thin watery gravy poured over rice and enjoyed with it. It is packed with flavors; spicy and tangy. I made the rasam in the Instant pot and added chana dal to it. This is a thicker version due to the addition...