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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...

  Whole fish cooked in banana leaf is one of the delicacies of Kerala… I love cooking with whole fish; when the fish is wrapped in banana leaf and cooked, it gets even more exciting. One of the delicious ways of cooking fish in Kerala is by slightly pan-frying the whole fish and then wrapping the fish covered with masala in banana leaf. This dish is called...

  Fish curry with roasted coconut & pomfret cooked in a cast-iron skillet… Totally my way. Hailing from Kerala, I love seafood. In Canada, I mostly cook fish during summer. Whenever I make fish curries, I’ll end up making Kerala-style fish curries. In Kerala, there are many ways of making fish curries, with or without coconut. This time, I made the...

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 yeah… I love to make stuffed food. Until now, I’ve successfully stuffed collard greens, red peppers, zucchini, banana peppers, and whole chicken. If you...

Kerala-style delicious beef tapioca or kappa biryani… This is an authentic & traditional Kerala-style one-pot meal with beef masala & tapioca. I’ve pressure-cooked the beef masala in the Instant Pot. Combined the beef masala & tapioca together. I took this biryani to the next level by wrapping the biryani in a banana leaf & steam cooking...

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,...

Kinnathappam or steamed rice coconut milk cake, an authentic South Indian dessert made in the Instant Pot… This is a family favorite dessert and is made on special occasions in my mom’s family. The beauty about this dessert is it’s so simple & humble, made with easy ingredients yet tastes incredible. It’s soft & melts into the mouth....

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...