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A popular Indian sweet introduced by the Mugals more than 500 years ago… It’s a very common thing to see Jalebis piled up on a tray at any Indian sweet stores. There wouldn’t be a single sweet store without jalebis, it has been one of the best selling sweets. The perfectly coil shaped jalebis and the sugary coating over it which gives them the waxy...

Fish curry and Tapioca, without any doubt a true delicacy of Kerala cuisine… Since my last post was kerala style fish curry, this post gotta be Kappa Puzhukku or Tapioca in ground coconut. For the first time, I wasn’t perplexed about what to post next. One of the authentic Kerala dishes has been Kappa and Meen curry (Tapioca or yuca root and fish curry),...

Sweetheart sweet of India… I’ve come across a lot of Indians who just love this particular sweet. In fact almost all women in my family especially my mom, sis, aunt and my cousins are die hard fans of this sweet. They all are born with huge sweet tooth and when they see sweets they just want to finish up the whole thing. I was the only exception in my...

Chapati, the staple wheat bread of India… Chapati has been one of the famous and common wheat flatbreads made by almost everyone in India. In fact this is made for dinner, sometimes even for breakfast at many houses. In my hometown, rice and rice flat breads or rotis have been the staple food and the people there literally cannot think of a day without eating...

Mussel die hard fans, this is for you guys… Banging my head for not making this biryani all these years, at the same time dancing to glory after enjoying a whole plate of this biryani. Chicken and mutton biryani are the most famous biryani’s in India, but for me I have a soft corner towards shrimp and king fish biryani. Now, one more favorite I can add:...

Mushroom cutlets, a healthy meat alternative… Towards my strenuous effort to cut down on poultry consumption and including more veggies in my diet, I’v been experimenting with different veggies lately. I am glad that we have potatoes, cauliflower, mushrooms and lentils which make a good substitute for meat in many recipes. All of them are quite healthy...

Finally I made mani puttu, and I stuffed it with tuna roast… I’ve already blogged about Puttu, Kerala’s famous breakfast dish. Well, if you travel down south in Kerala to Malabar, you will come across mani puttu being served there. Mani puttu is often served in my dad’s family for breakfast or dinner, especially at my aunt’s house (dad’s...

I stuffed the whole plantain and pan fried it, felt so glad to have followed my mom’s idea… When I look at vegetables or meat, I ponder for a second if I could stuff something into it. Oh ya I love to stuff. Until now, I’ve successfully stuffed collard greens, red peppers, zucchini, banana peppers and whole chicken. If you can create a hollow in...

Are you trying to find rice in this dish? Well, you wouldn’t find it even if you dig in deep… Ironically this dish is called cauliflower rice or cauli rice, but there is no rice in it. It’s made using just cauliflower florets which has been smashed into tiny pieces which apparently gives the look of rice. Since it’s been already named as cauli...

A simple and humble snack when munched makes me feel content and homely… There are literally hundreds of snacks that are just dear to Kerala. In most of the homes (well in the olden days I must say) different types of snacks were made from scratch and are stored for a long time, so that it can be served to guests and to hosts in the evening along with a cup...