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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 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...

“WoW” was the first word that came out of my husband’s and my mouth after tasting this biryani… There was no special occasion nor any particular reason for me to make biryani, yet I made biryani and made an ordinary day very special. When I was with my mom I got to eat biryani almost every week, each time she made it in a totally different...

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...

One of the finest traditional delicacies of Kerala is the spicy fish curry that’s made in the clay pot… When you are in Kerala you are guaranteed to find spicy fish curries on the menu of any fine or local restaurants. Most of the curries are prepared in clay pots and are served in clay pots as well. Making fish curries in the clay pot has been the traditional...

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...

From my mom’s kitchen, a bizarre food: Goat Brain Roast… I am blogging from my hometown Trivandrum, Kerala. It’s been 17 days and I am having a blast spending time with my family. Honestly, there is no place on earth like home. Here is a picture from my hometown. This time it’s more exciting as I’ve my niece in my home. I can’t...

I do have a few strange taste buds which happen to love bitter gourd… The name of this vegetable says it all, it’s terribly bitter. Don’t even think of eating this vegetable raw. However, this bitter vegetable is packed with amazing nutrients and is excellent for those with diabetic. Juice of bitter gourd has been used as a home remedy for many...

Don’t even think of eating this head-on shrimp fry with a fork, let your hands swing into action… Yes, I am a die-hard fan of shrimp. If you are a constant visitor of my blog you might know this better than anyone else. May be because I grew up eating a hell a lot of shrimp, that too catch of the day shrimps. I love shrimp cooked any way, however my most...