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  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...

Rich & delicious savory cake with bread, beef & eggs… This is a popular Malabar recipe. The beef filling can be replaced with chicken or mutton/lamb. This will make a great dish for Eid & special occasions. Cooking Video   Irachi Pola | 3 Layered Savoury Bread Beef Egg Cake | Popular Malabar Recipe   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook...

Rich, moist & delicious Plum cake or Fruit cake… This is a popular cake baked for Christmas & enjoyed by everyone. This cake is loaded with candied dried fruits & nuts. The dried fruits & nuts are soaked in orange juice for an hour. Orange juice will make this cake refreshing. The aromatic spices added to the flour will impart a nice fragrance....

  Aromatic & Delectable Ghee rice made in the Instant Pot, ready in just 10 minutes… Ghee rice is popular rice served in Malabar, Kerala. It’s made during special occasions or when served on a regular day will turn that day into a special one. White basmati rice and other ingredients are roasted in ghee or clarified butter and cooked along with water....

Marinated beef, pressure cooked in the Instant Pot & stir-fried with onions & tomatoes till browned… One of my favorite beef dishes and this is a Kerala specialty dish. I used Instant Pot to pressure cook the marinated beef and stir-fried the pressure cooked beef in a separate saucepan along with onions & tomatoes. I wanted the beef & onions...