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Happy Vishu to all Keralites… Vishu is a celebration of Kerala, which represents the Malayalam New year. On Vishu day it is a custom to set up the “Vishukani” which in Malayalam means “the first thing to see after waking up on Vishu day”. Vishukani consists of ritual arrangements of auspicious things, and the people who celebrate this...

It was pure bliss devouring this phenomenal dumplings… I lack words when it comes to describe the taste of this dish, it’s truly an exquisite! Growing up in a family like mine where there is a blend of different South Indian cultures and cuisines, I always had a chance to taste different types of South Indian cuisine; for instance: Malabar, TamilNadu...

I get mesmerized by the aroma and flavor of this dish… I love anything that is deep fried in oil, but I don’t dare to make it and to have it all the time. So, to get the fried taste without adding much oil, I stir fry the meat till it turns brown in little oil. Especially with beef I do this. This time, I first cooked the beef with all the spices, then...

No Kidding! I love King fish biryani more than chicken or mutton biryani… First, let’s talk a bit about King fish as it is quite unheard of in North America. King fish is a sea fish that is found in the Indian ocean and is very popular in Southern India. I personally think it is the most tastiest fish. It is an expensive fish and is often served in many...

  It looks and feels like a lace with an incredibly soft texture… Palaada or Rice crepe is very famous in Kerala cuisine. It is prepared often in my parent’s house and a must served dish during special occasions. Not just adults, even the kids love it, as it has a really soft texture. When the adults enjoy palaada along with chicken or mutton curry,...

Have pickle and enjoy the kick… Pickles have been a staple delicacy for many centuries and each cuisine has its own speciality pickles. Pickling is a process of preserving food in salt water, some times vinegar and oil are also added. The concept of pickling started many centuries ago, obviously to preserve food to consume during off seasons and was eaten a...

It has been a while since I had sea food and so enjoyed Pan fried Pollock with mildly spicy veggie stir fry … Last night, I craved for a sea food dinner. Well, I wasn’t surprised when I couldn’t find any fish in my freezer, so I went fishing shopping despite the blizzard. I met a lot of fishes in the sea food isle that I hadn’t tried yet, among...

Crunchy outside, yummy inside, resembles to bird’s nest, makes a perfect appetizer; What more do you need??? After tasting Tuna cutlets, I seldom make chicken cutlets as tuna cutlets taste much better than chicken or any other meat. If you haven’t tried with tuna, I highly recommend you guys to give it a shot and you’ll be glad that you tried it....

One of the famous Malabar dishes is Adukku Pathiri. I have made this many times and not a single time was I able to beat the taste of my mom’s Adukku Pathiri… In the past, I had posted two Malabar dishes: Unnakaya (Stuffed plantain fry) and Kayi pola (Plantain cake). One of my wishes is to taste each and  every Malabar dishes. Malabar is a district in...

Tapioca and fish when combined makes the best Kerala dish loved by all Keralites… The mere thought of Tapioca and Fish together makes my mouth drool. A dish very close to almost all keralites and a dish which can bring back lots of good memories. Tapioca is widely available in Kerala and it has been the staple food of most of the people there. This dish gained...