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Idiyappam, a common breakfast dish served both in Kerala and Tamil Nadu… This dish is served at least once or more in a week for breakfast or dinner at my parent’s house. In fact, I don’t think if there would be any house in Kerala where they don’t serve this dish at least once in a while. To make this you need to have a idiyappam maker or...

Presenting a popular evening snack of my hometown, Kerala… Pazham pori with a cup of hot cardamom tea, even the thought of this makes me nostalgic and cozy. Pazham pori (in malayalam) or Plantain fritter is one of the most famous evening snacks in Kerala. It’s one of the simplest and the humblest snacks as well. As Kerala is the land of plantain, you will...

A quick stir fry and a great side dish for rice or roti… It’s hard to find long beans in regular grocery stores, you can find them in either Indian stores which has vegetables or at some Asian markets. I get hold of long beans very rarely and I usually make this stir fry. This makes a great dish for rice or roti. If you don’t have long beans, you...

A traditional recipe which hasn’t yet lost it’s identity, one of my family favorites… A dish very close to my taste buds as I grew up having this on every special occasions and during all family gatherings. This is often made by my grandma, my mom and my aunts, surprisingly all of them make this particular dish so perfectly. This recipe has been...

Hands down, the best whole chicken recipe I’ve ever tasted and I am proud to say that this is my dear grandma’s recipe… I had tasted this whole chicken twice, once cooked by my grandma and another time which was 2 months ago when I was in India by my mom. Since then this dish had been on my top lists and it was yesterday I finally gave it a shot...

An easy yet delicious chicken curry which has the creamy texture from the coconut milk and mild spiciness from the ground pepper. If you are tired of having your regular chicken curry over and over and looking for something different to treat your taste buds and your family, here is a recipe you could try with almost minimal effort. You don’t have to have a...

Tender Coconut Pudding, an authentic Kerala dessert… One of the desserts I had been wanting to try for the past 5 years was tender coconut pudding. For making this I needed fresh tender coconut, which was not available in the US. However, in kerala tender coconut is found in abundance. Tender coconut water has several health benefits. In fact it is an instant...

With just 2 ingredients and zero cooking you’ll have heaven in your mouth, No kidding! As you all know I am always in search of easy, breezy recipes which gives amazing outcome. If I happen to meet such recipes I would never let go, will try in my kitchen no matter what. This is one such recipe, by just looking at the ingredients you’ll never think this...

Even the hardcore non-vegetarians will plead for more of this vegetarian delicacy, it’s Yummalicious! This vegetable ooops I just found that eggplant is actually a fruit but treated as a vegetable. Yay, I learned something new today. This fruit is known in different names: Eggplant in Europe and the US, Brinjal in India, Aubergine or Melangene. It’s...

When it comes to milkshake, I know what exactly I want, my all time favorite: Chickoo shake… Sapodilla or sapota or chickoo, is a fruit with exceptionally sweet malty flavor, its flavor closely resembles to that of caramel. This is widely found in India, Mexico and Central America. In India, Chickoo shake is commonly found on the milkshake menu. With this one...