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  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...

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,...

Typical Kerala lunch that includes matta rice, fish curry, kappa, thoran and fish fry… This is one of my favourite Kerala style meals. While living in Kerala, we used to have catch of the day fish almost everyday and this is the kind of dishes I used to devour for lunch. When it’s made by mom, everything tastes delish. There are different ways of making...

Kerala style fish curry made in the claypot… Fish curry made in the claypot or manchatti tastes better and in Kerala that’s how it’s made. A few years ago, I’ve bought a couple of manchatti or claypot from Kerala and they tagged along with me to Canada. In Summer, whenever I make fish curry I try to cook in the claypot. Claypot has to placed...

One of my favorite fish is King fish or Neymeen (in Malayalam), shallow fried king fish combined with sautéed onions and tomatoes, a delicious King fish roast… King fish is definitely one of the favorite fish of most Keralites and is the preferred fish to be served during special occasions. It is really good for making fish biryanis. King fish biryani, king...

  Pan fried tuna coated with an aromatic Asian glaze… My plan was to make seared tuna, last minute plan changes and I went ahead and pan fried it. I would order seared tuna in a good restaurant, however I seem to have trouble making seared tuna in my kitchen. The thought that it’s not well cooked kind of bothers me when I cook it by myself. So, I went...

Kerala style King fish curry made with Kodampuli or Gambodge or Malabar Tamarind. I’m enjoying this Summer with my parents and making every moment memorable. The best part is that when I’m back from work, dinner will be ready on the dining table: this happens only if my mom is with me. Today, she made this finger licking Kerala style fish curry along...

Fish cooked in curry leaves gravy, aromatic and green fish curry… Curry leaves are unavoidable in South Indian cooking, they impart an incredible aroma and taste to any dish. A sprig of curry leaves are added while cooking almost all veggie and fish dishes. It’s also added into the oil for tempering along with mustard seeds and dry red chilies, as it...

Ground fish made into cutlets or patties, great for making sandwich or burger or top your salads or wrap in a tortilla or pita… I have a soft corner towards patties or cutlets, for that reason I often tend to turn any meat into patties. Add some seasonings to the ground meat or fish along with veggies, make into patties and pan fry or bake them. The patties...