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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     ...

    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   ...

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...

Kerala style Ulli Theeyal or small/pearl onions cooked in roasted coconut gravy… Theeyal is a Kerala dish, grated coconut is roasted till golden brown and seasoned with aromatic spices, pureed till smooth. Different kinds of ingredients can be used for making Theeyal: okra, eggplant or brinjal, small onions, mixed veggies, shrimp etc. This time, I made Theeyal...

Kerala style prawns pickle or Chemmeen Achar… Making prawns pickle had been on my ‘to cook’ list for so long, finally I struck it off. I literally did a happy dance after making this pickle and a crazy dance after tasting the pickle. It turned out awesome and yes better than the store bought ones. I don’t think there will be even a single...

  Lunch recipes that are healthy and easy to make… With a full time job that I enjoy a lot, on week days I will be seen enjoying one pot meals that are cooked the previous night. To compensate that, on weekends I try to cook a few dishes that I crave for- mostly Kerala or Indian dishes. I’ll be posting all those lunch recipes on my blog. I hope it...

Tomatoes freshly picked from my garden and turned into a delicious curry… This summer, I had the joy of picking so many tomatoes from my veggie garden and almost all of ’em turned out plum and great. My veggie garden is 100% organic and I was awed by the natural shine the tomatoes had. After the summer is over, it’s gonna get super hard for me to...