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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 Tomatoes in Coconut Yogurt Gravy   Save Print Prep time 3 mins Cook time 15 mins Total...

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...

Beetroot cooked in coconut and yogurt gravy… This is a Kerala style vegetarian dish, one of the dishes served along with Sadya. The earthy taste of beetroot, nutty coconut and slightly tangy yogurt together makes this dish tastes delish. This can be served as a side dish along with rice. Cooking Video Beetroot Pachadi   Save Print Prep time 5...

Tomato Sambar made in the Instant Pot… Sambar is a popular South Indian vegetarian gravy based dish that’s served along with dosa, idli, rice etc. The authentic sambar is made with mixed veggies and toor or tuvar dal. There are literally n number of variations for making sambar. Grated coconut is roasted along with whole spices and made into a paste and...

  Kerala’s very own sweet dishes… Here is a collection of Payasams that I’ve made over the years. Payasams are essentially sweetened milk cooked along with vermicelli, ripe fruits, dried fruits, nuts etc. Vermicelli or Semiya payasam is the most popular; a must have along with Kerala Sadya. I’ve also made payasams with dates, ripe mangoes,...