Kerala style recipes that can be served for lunch… My weekend lunch included Rosematta rice, Ulli Theeyal, Okra or lady’s finger masala in yogurt and my most favorite prawns pickle. Here are the recipes: Rosematta Rice Ulli Theeyal- Small Onions cooked in Roasted Coconut Gravy Okra Masala in Yogurt Recipe Prawns Pickle- Kerala Chemmeen Achar   ...

Warning: it’s finger licking delicious… I’m on cloud nine right now after cooking the most delicious whole duck roast. This is the first time ever I’ve cooked duck in my kitchen. I’ve had duck a couple of times in restaurants- Chinese style and Italian style- honestly, I didn’t like that much it was too bland for me. Duck has a...

Kerala style Ulli Theeyal or small/pearl onions cooked in roasted coconut gravy… Theeyal is a Kerala dish, grated coconut is roasted till golden brown and seasoned with aromatic spices, pureed till smooth. Different kinds of ingredients can be used for making Theeyal: okra, eggplant or brinjal, small onions, mixed veggies, shrimp etc. This time, I made Theeyal...

Kerala style prawns pickle or Chemmeen Achar… Making prawns pickle had been on my ‘to cook’ list for so long, finally I struck it off. I literally did a happy dance after making this pickle and a crazy dance after tasting the pickle. It turned out awesome and yes better than the store bought ones. I don’t think there will be even a single...

  Lunch recipes that are healthy and easy to make… With a full time job that I enjoy a lot, on week days I will be seen enjoying one pot meals that are cooked the previous night. To compensate that, on weekends I try to cook a few dishes that I crave for- mostly Kerala or Indian dishes. I’ll be posting all those lunch recipes on my blog. I hope it...

Tomatoes freshly picked from my garden and turned into a delicious curry… This summer, I had the joy of picking so many tomatoes from my veggie garden and almost all of ’em turned out plum and great. My veggie garden is 100% organic and I was awed by the natural shine the tomatoes had. After the summer is over, it’s gonna get super hard for me to...

Cauliflower stir fried in onion-tomato masala, delicious vegetarian dish… Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable, it can be turned into several delicious dishes. It can be baked, fried, stir fried, steamed or just enjoy as it is and I love it made literally anyway. Many Indo-Chinese dishes can be made with cauliflower. This is any easy to make stir fry;...

  Refreshing lemon loaf cake and is addictive… This is such a simple loaf cake yet tastes delicious and the best part is this cake refreshes you to the core. I warn you it’s truly addictive. I baked this last Sunday to wrap up the weekend with a delicious treat and of course baked exclusively for my Man. I love baking and I’m always up for a simple...

Chicken, veggies and noodles stir fried together, makes a perfect dish for lunch or dinner… This is one of my favorite noodle recipes and I make this quite often. I’ve only used a couple of sauces like soy sauce and hoisin sauce; these are always found in my refrigerator. These sauces add so much flavor to the chicken and the noodles. The key ingredient...

Beetroot cooked in coconut and yogurt gravy… This is a Kerala style vegetarian dish, one of the dishes served along with Sadya. The earthy taste of beetroot, nutty coconut and slightly tangy yogurt together makes this dish tastes delish. This can be served as a side dish along with rice. Cooking Video   ...