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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...

Sweet and Tangy Eggplant made in the Instant Pot, ready in 15 minutes… Eggplant or brinjal is combined with aromatic spices and cooked with tamarind extract. To impart the sweetness, jaggery or palm sugar is added. If you don’t have jaggery, you could use brown sugar instead. This dish goes really well with rice or chapati. Cooking Video Save Print...

South Indian style lunch or breakfast: Dosa or Rice-lentil crepes with Mint cilantro chutney and tomato chutney… This is truly a comfort meal for any South Indian: Dosa along with chutneys taste delicious literally any day. Recipes Dosa batter and Dosa Recipe: Click here Mint Cilantro Chutney Recipe: Click here Tomato Chutney Recipe: Click here More Lunch...

Refreshing chutney made with mint and cilantro… Chutney is a popular Indian sauce based dish served with dosa, idli, rice etc. In South India, chutneys are made with either grated coconut or tomatoes. Different kinds of spices and herbs are added to the grated coconut to make different kinds of chutneys. The most refreshing being the mint cilantro chutney. Mint...

Kerala style vegetarian lunch: Okra or Lady’s finger Korma, Sweet and Sour Brinjal or Eggplant, Yogurt or Curd-Moru curry and Rice…This is truly a comfort food for South Indians.   Sona Massori Rice- Cook 2 to 3 cups Sona Massori rice in enough water taken in a huge saucepan over stove top for 20 minutes or till rice has cooked. Or cook in a rice...

Kerala style lunch: Coconut rice (Thengachor), Shrimp Curry, Cauliflower Masala stir fry and fried potatoes… Coconut Rice, for recipe click here   Shrimp Curry Cauliflower Masala Stir fry Fried Potato   More Lunch Recipe ideas, click here ...

    Kerala style lunch: rice, shrimp roast, beans thoran and yogurt/pickle Recipes: Sona Massori rice: can be cooked in the rice cooker or over stove top- rinse the rice under running water, add the rinsed rice to a large pot, add enough water to cover the rice and cook for 15 to 20 minutes till the rice has turned soft. Tomatoes in Coconut Yogurt Gravy Shrimp...

Tomatoes cooked in coconut and yogurt gravy… When tomatoes are freshly picked from my veggie garden, any dish will taste delicious. This is an easy to make gravy made with tomatoes, coconut and yogurt; a Kerala style dish served with rice. Cooking Video Save Print Tomatoes in Coconut Yogurt Gravy Author: Thasneen Recipe type: Side dish ...

Kerala style recipes that can be served for lunch… My weekend lunch included Rosematta rice, Ulli Theeyal, Okra or lady’s finger masala in yogurt and my most favorite prawns pickle. Here are the recipes: Rosematta Rice Ulli Theeyal- Small Onions cooked in Roasted Coconut Gravy Okra Masala in Yogurt Recipe Prawns Pickle- Kerala Chemmeen Achar More...

Warning: it’s finger licking delicious… I’m on cloud nine right now after cooking the most delicious whole duck roast. This is the first time ever I’ve cooked duck in my kitchen. I’ve had duck a couple of times in restaurants- Chinese style and Italian style- honestly, I didn’t like that much it was too bland for me. Duck has a...