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“WoW” was the first word that came out of my husband’s and my mouth after tasting this biryani… There was no special occasion nor any particular reason for me to make biryani, yet I made biryani and made an ordinary day very special. When I was with my mom I got to eat biryani almost every week, each time she made it in a totally different...

An easy yet delicious chicken curry which has the creamy texture from the coconut milk and mild spiciness from the ground pepper. If you are tired of having your regular chicken curry over and over and looking for something different to treat your taste buds and your family, here is a recipe you could try with almost minimal effort. You don’t have to have a...

One of the finest traditional delicacies of Kerala is the spicy fish curry that’s made in the clay pot… When you are in Kerala you are guaranteed to find spicy fish curries on the menu of any fine or local restaurants. Most of the curries are prepared in clay pots and are served in clay pots as well. Making fish curries in the clay pot has been the traditional...

Tender Coconut Pudding, an authentic Kerala dessert… One of the desserts I had been wanting to try for the past 5 years was tender coconut pudding. For making this I needed fresh tender coconut, which was not available in the US. However, in kerala tender coconut is found in abundance. Tender coconut water has several health benefits. In fact it is an instant...

From my mom’s kitchen, a bizarre food: Goat Brain Roast… I am blogging from my hometown Trivandrum, Kerala. It’s been 17 days and I am having a blast spending time with my family. Honestly, there is no place on earth like home. Here is a picture from my hometown. This time it’s more exciting as I’ve my niece in my home. I can’t...

I do have a few strange taste buds which happen to love bitter gourd, but only when made the way my mom makes it… The name of this vegetable says it all, it’s terribly bitter. Don’t even think of eating this vegetable raw, you will need lots of sugar than you think to have your mouth back to normal. However, this bitter vegetable is packed with amazing...

Don’t even think of eating this head-on shrimp fry with a fork, let your hands swing into action… Yes, I am a die-hard fan of shrimp. If you are a constant visitor of my blog you might know this better than anyone else. May be because I grew up eating a hell a lot of shrimp, that too catch of the day shrimps. I love shrimp cooked any way, however my most...

  Even the hard core non-veggie falls for this veggie delicacy of south India… If you are in south India and if you haven’t tried Dosa, you sure is missing the most popular veggie delight. I don’t think anyone can ever miss this as this is seen on the menu of almost all South Indian restaurants. They even have a separate menu for dosas and when...

Plantain flowers, a Kerala veggie delicacy that I used to devour while growing up, that too plucked right from the plantain plant grown in the backyard of my house in kerala… The scene of plantain flowers or blossoms hanging from the plantain plant is quite common to those living in Kerala. If you are in Kerala, you just have to look around to spot a plantain...

Live Blue crabs freaked me out but I turned them into a delicious dinner and I ate them in a messy style… Yesterday, I met with a few live blue crabs in a fish market. I am a die hard crab fan and while eating them, I never seem to get tired of cracking the crabs and will never let go even the tiniest hidden meat from it. But, I wouldn’t dare to catch...