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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...

Applauding myself for coming up with the idea for making South Indian breakfast speciality Idiyappam in less than 15 minutes without any hand work… I have already blogged about making Idiyappam in the traditional way using an Idiyappam maker. I love this dish, it’s soft, easy to digest and makes a good breakfast or dinner. But I never ever liked the fact...

This traditional South Indian Fried Snack with a cup of hot tea in the evening is a pure bliss for South Indians… Nowadays weekends are all about playing with my niece via video chat. It’s a great feeling to watch her grow up so fast and she has turned into a great entertainer. Every weekend, I am amazed to see how she plays new tricks to entertain me....

My favorite part of the chicken has always been the legs… I remember the days growing up how I used to fight with my sister over chicken legs. I still love chicken legs better than the other parts of the chicken. My preferred way of devouring chicken legs has always been when it is fried, especially Kerala style chicken leg fry marinated with aromatic spices...

Making parotta is a pure art and this flatbread has been reigning the South Indian food world for many centuries… When I think of parotta my mind will instantly dress up to attend a muslim wedding in South India. A mandatory flat bread served at every muslim wedding and other special occasions. I don’t think there would have been or would be any muslim...

A stranger for so long and now turned into an intimate… A new leafy vegetable visited my kitchen a few weeks ago, after a few rounds of tasting, it got two thumps up from me. Red swiss chard, with green ribbed leaves and red stems often used to flirt with me when I walked past it in the produce aisle. Here is exactly how it used to flirt with me: Hey sexy!...