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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 Save Print Beetroot Pachadi Author: Thasneen...

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,...

Kerala’s very own dessert: Semiya payasam or Vermicelli cooked in sweetened milk… Semiya or vermicelli payasam is the most popular dessert in Kerala and it’s a must have for Sadya. Though, there are a several variations of payasam evolved over the years, traditional semiya payasam still holds a special place in every Keralities heart. Back in the...

Beetroot leaves picked from my organic veggie garden and turned into a Kerala style Thoran- beetroot leaves stir fried with grated coconut… It’s a pure joy when I harvest veggies from my garden and cook with it. Today, I decided to pick some of the beetroot leaves and make a simple Kerala style Thoran with it. Beet leaves resemble to swiss chard. This...

South Indian Coconut chutney with a healthy twist by adding oats. Chutney is a sauce served along with Dosa, Appam, Rice etc. There are different kinds of chutney made with different ingredients and can be made sweet, tangy, spicy etc. One of the popular chutney in South India is Coconut chutney served along with dosa. How about adding instant oats to the coconut...

Pathiri, popular in Malabar cuisine-served for both breakfast and dinner… Pathiri is a traditional roti that’s popular in¬†Malabar cuisine. These days, it is found on the menu of most South Indian restaurants. The texture of the pathiri is light and thin that almost everyone finds it hard to resist, especially when served with spicy chicken/mutton/beef...