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Ghee roasted plantain, vermicelli, coconut, egg and cashew nuts, combined together to make this incredibly delicious cutlets… I’ve posted many recipes using plantain as I’m a die hard fan of plantain. So glad that plantains are always available at the Canadian grocery store that I shop every week. I try to make something different out of plantains...

Dried shrimp masala, Kerala style… One of the delicacies made with dried shrimp in Kerala is dried shrimp chammanthi or dried shrimp combined with freshly grated coconut. It’s served along with rice or rice porridge. There are also other dishes made with dried shrimp like dried shrimp masala, dried shrimp curry, dried shrimp combined with veggies etc. On...

Moist, refreshing, sublime and an incredible cake… The first word that came out of me after taking the first bite is Refreshing. Obviously, key lime will make anything refreshing to the core. I came across this recipe on fine cooking magazine, as I read the ingredients I had the feeling this recipe is meant for me. I get instantly connected to some of the ingredients...

Chettinad style sambar, yet another South Indian vegetarian delicacy… Chettinad cuisine is popular in Tamil Nadu, they are known for using a variety of fresh and roasted spices along with coconut. Their dishes are aromatic, flavorful and finger licking delicious. I’ve tried a few Chettinad style dishes and I loved them so much. During my India visit...

Aromatic and delicious vegetable stew or salna that can be served with parotta, poori or rotis… One of the dishes I love to order at South Indian vegetarian restaurant besides my most favorite paper dosa is Poori and vegetable stew or salna. The vegetable stew tastes so delicious that I will be seen drinking it. Yes, I do express my love for food in weird ways....

Green tomatoes, lentil, eggplant and roasted ground coconut masala cooked together to make this finger licking sambar… Harvest season has come to an end and I had to pick all the unripe green tomatoes form my veggie garden. I got a lot of green tomatoes sitting on my counter top, thought of letting them ripen in my kitchen. However, it seems there a lot of...

Crispy and soft melt into your mouth Appams… Appam or Laced Rice crepe is a popular breakfast dish in Kerala. Soaked rice and coconut are ground into a smooth batter, allowed to ferment overnight and baking soda is added before making appams. You can also make appam by adding yeast. For making appams, you have to use the non-stick pan used for making appam,...

Coconut, yogurt and tomato combined together and made into a curry, poured over rice and enjoyed along with fish curry- now, that’s a typical South Indian style meal. We all know that Rice is a staple food in South India. In most South Indian houses, rice will be served for lunch along with fish or chicken or veg curries, veg stir fries etc. One of my favorite Kerala...

Instant Oats turned into ladoos or rolls, delicious sweet rolls with heart healthy oats… Recipes that I create instantly are usually the best. This is one such recipe that I made without much thought and effort. I browsed through the sweets that can be made for Diwali on my blog and shared the post on my FB cooking page. After a few minutes, I was struck with...

Arikadukka or Fried Rice Dough stuffed mussels, a Malabar speciality snack… Yes, I am a huge fan of Malabar dishes and I am glad to have tasted some of the dishes cooked by my mom and my aunts while growing up. I have to tell you that all the dishes I have tried tasted so good that I would crave for those quite often. I have already shared the recipes for...