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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...

Appams or laced rice crepes, Kerala & Srilankan breakfast dish… Making appam is an art & is very interesting. It’s basically rice coconut crepes, popular in Kerala & Srilanka. For making appam, first, we have to make the batter and the batter has to be fermented. I use my Instant Pot yogurt setting for fermenting the appam batter. For making...

Finger licking delish chicken & kappa or tapioca cooked in the Instant Pot… Kappa or tapioca is a staple food in Kerala and is widely grown in tropical places. Over the years this simple & humble root vegetable has been curated & now it can be found on the menu of most fine dining restaurants in Kerala. Kappa can be paired with literally any kind of...

Finger licking delish shrimp & kappa or tapioca cooked in the Instant Pot… Kappa or tapioca is a staple food in Kerala. Over the years this simple & humble root vegetable has been curated & now it can be found on the menu of most fine dining restaurants in Kerala. Kappa can be paired with literally any kind of meat & seafood. However, Kappa...

Puttu or steamed rice flour cakes with chickpea or kadala curry, a Kerala specialty breakfast… Puttu or steamed rice flour cakes/funnel cakes are Kerala’s own breakfast dish. Puttu can be served with literally any kind of curry. However, puttu with chickpea or kadala curry tastes absolutely delish. In Kerala, black chickpea will be used for making curries....

Cucamelon turned into a healthy & tasty Kerala style thoran or stir fry with coconut… One of the best harvests I had this year was cucamelon. Cucamelons resemble ivy gourd or tindora or kovakka, also looks like a miniature watermelon. However, it’s a totally different species. Cucamelon is neither melon nor cucumber & not a hybrid either. It’s...

Fresh-picked green apples turned into a delicious pulissery, Kerala specialty vegetarian dish… One of the fun activities I look forward to in September is apple picking. There are many apple orchards close to my house. It’s pure bliss picking the fresh apples right from the trees, enjoying the fresh apples & cooking with them. The apples taste incredibly...

Raw jackfruit & seeds cooked with ground coconut, a Kerala specialty vegetarian dish… This dish is called Puzhukku in Kerala. When it’s jackfruit season, Keralites make many sweet & savory dishes with it. Even the jackfruit seeds are edible, I love the fried jackfruit seeds. Cooked seeds can be also turned into a delicious smoothie or milkshake. One...

Ripe plantains cooked in an amazing coconut yogurt gravy… This is one of the side dishes served in Kerala Sadya. Ripe plantains turned into a delicious savory dish. The sweetness from the plantains, nutty coconut & the slight sourness from the yogurt will make this dish lip-smackingly delicious. Enjoy as a side dish along with rice. Kerala Sadya Recipes,...

Hands down, this is the best-tasting fish biryani made in the Instant Pot… Kingfish is my favorite fish, I would say the tastiest fish. Whenever I get hold of kingfish, I make biryani out of it. It’s my mom’s recipe & the best. This time, I made the biryani in the Instant Pot. Turned out delish. Instant Pot Best Tasting King Fish Biryani Recipe...