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Onions and coconut cooked together and pureed into a chutney, perfect with Dosa and Idli… Chutneys are usually served with Dosa or Idli and a wide variety of chutney recipes are prepared in India. Tomato chutney, coconut chutney, mango chutney, eggplant chutney, the list just goes on… Last weekend, I had the craving for having dosa. I used store bought...

Shrimp roast and boiled tapioca (cassava) combined together and made into an incredible dish… Tapioca (Cassava) or Kappa (in Malayalam) is a staple food in South India, especially Kerala. In fact, Tapioca is a common root vegetable in many Asian countries and South America. It’s a starchy root vegetable quite similar to potato but the raw tapioca is much...

Poached egg in roasted coconut gravy, one of my favorite egg curries… In Kerala cuisine, there are many dishes that can be made with eggs. One of the evening snacks loved by most people is Egg puffs, in which hard boiled egg roast is used to stuff the puff pastry. Egg curries can be made many ways, most delicious egg curries are made by adding coconut milk...

Ghee roasted plantains are layered with egg, roasted apples and coconut and then baked; tasted delicious… I am a huge plantain lover, may be because I grew up in Kerala where plantains are abundantly available. And, we make so many different snacks using plantains. One of the famous evening snacks in Kerala is Pazhampori or plantain fritters. Most of the snacks...

  Shrimp cooked in roasted coconut gravy or prawns theeyal, an authentic Kerala dish… Theeyal is a Kerala dish in which grated coconut is roasted till it’s browned and is pureed along with water. To the ground coconut, veggies like okra, small onions, eggplant, drumstick or even shrimp is added and cooked in the coconut gravy. The smokey roasted flavor...

Tomato and eggplant cooked in roasted coconut gravy, delicious vegetarian curry… Lately, I’ve been making a lot of vegetarian curries (Yes, using homegrown veggies) and having them with homemade chapati or rotis. I don’t seem to get bored of South Indian style vegetarian dishes. But my Man tend to always go behind non-vegetarian dishes and for that...

Fresh green beans picked from my garden, turned them into poriyal by stir frying with coconut; simple yet comforting veggie side dish… Cooking with the freshly picked veggies is beyond amazing and the food tastes even more delicious. This year, I sowed some dried beans in my veggie bed, I got excited seeing the seedlings sprout out of the seeds. Then the flowers...

Tomatoes cooked in coconut and yogurt gravy, simple and comforting Kerala veggie dish… I’d already posted the recipes for making 4 types of pulissery: Pumpkin, Cucumber, Mango and Pineapple. Now, it’s obvious that pulissery can be made with so many ingredients. My most favorite among these is Mango pulissery, the sweetness from the ripe mangoes...

Fish cooked in tomato and coconut gravy, mint leaves made this fish curry aromatic… I stepped out a bit from my comfort zone and made this fish curry. Whenever I make fish curry, I follow the usual Kerala style fish curry preparation methods. It gets hard for me to try a different kind of fish curry. So, this time I tried making the fish curry a little differently....

Young jackfruit when stir fried with coconut tasted delicious, this makes a perfect vegetarian side dish… Jackfruit is widely available in Kerala. Jackfruit season in India is during March to June. Since, I’d visited India in November I missed having ripe jackfruits that’s plucked right from the tree and also my grand mother’s jackfruit chips....