Sardine fish roast cooked in a clay pan… Seafood is a staple food for most non-vegetarian Keralites. Most people have fish on a daily basis & fresh catch of the day is available in fish markets or fishmongers will home deliver the fish. In Kerala, there are many kinds of fish curries & fish dishes. In fact, every district in Kerala has its own special...

Kerala-style chicken curry cooked in the clay pot… Cooking in clay pots is very common in South India, it’s the traditional & the most healthy cooking style. Literally, any kind of dish can be cooked in a clay pot & the dishes will have a better taste & flavor. Sharing the recipe for making a delicious chicken curry in the clay pot. Every...

Kerala style sardines fish curry with roasted coconut gravy cooked in the clay pot… Fish curry & seafood dishes are popular in Kerala and are enjoyed on a daily basis for lunch & dinner. There are many kinds of fish curries, this is one of the ways made in my family. Fish cooked with roasted & ground coconut. Any kind of fish like pomfret, kingfish,...

Kerala style fish curry made in the claypot… Fish curry made in the claypot or manchatti tastes better and in Kerala that’s how it’s made. A few years ago, I’ve bought a couple of manchatti or claypot from Kerala and they tagged along with me to Canada. In Summer, whenever I make fish curry I try to cook in the claypot. Claypot has to placed...

Delicious chicken biryani cooked in a claypan… Clay Pot cooking is a traditional style of cooking. In South India, clay pots are widely available & are used for cooking on a daily basis. Some of the benefits of clay pot cooking are food tastes better, no chemical leaching into the food, retains the nutritive value of the food, etc. Clay Pots have to be...

Chicken biryani dum cooked in a clay pot… For Eid, I made this exciting chicken biryani that was dum cooked in a clay pot. I enjoy clay pot cooking, it’s a traditional & popular way of cooking in South India & Srilanka. The food cooked in the clay pot has a unique flavor & aroma & is healthy cooking style. I tweaked my biryani recipe by...

Pothichor, lunch wrapped in banana leaf is truly a Kerala delicacy… Keralites love any food wrapped in banana leaves, the wilted banana leaf enhances the taste of the food greatly. This is one such meal enjoyed by non-veg Keralites. Pothichor means parcel/pack or wrapped rice, and the full meal is wrapped in banana leaves. There are a few versions, this one...

Typical Kerala lunch that includes matta rice, fish curry, kappa, thoran and fish fry… This is one of my favourite Kerala style meals. While living in Kerala, we used to have catch of the day fish almost everyday and this is the kind of dishes I used to devour for lunch. When it’s made by mom, everything tastes delish. There are different ways of making...

Kerala style King fish curry made with Kodampuli or Gambodge or Malabar Tamarind. I’m enjoying this Summer with my parents and making every moment memorable. The best part is that when I’m back from work, dinner will be ready on the dining table: this happens only if my mom is with me. Today, she made this finger licking Kerala style fish curry along...

  One of the main attractions of Eid is Biryani, well at least for me 🙂 In biryani, meat and flavourful rice are combined together and served with raita, salad, pickle, etc. For me, Eid is incomplete without biryani, it’s the ultimate food for the celebration. For making biryani, chicken, mutton (goat), lamb, etc can be used. Fish and beef are not commonly...