• Kerala Netholi Fry (Anchovy Fry)

    Crispy and spicy Anchovy or Kozhuva or Netholi fry. Anchovies marinated with spices and then shallow fried. Anchovy is also called nethili or chooda or podimeen in different parts of Kerala. A quite easy and tasty appetizer.

  • Creamy Cajun Chicken And Shrimp Pasta

    Pasta loaded with Cajun spiced chicken, shrimp, veggies, cream, and parmesan. Cajun spice along with cheese and cream make the most delicious combo that’s to die for. This Creamy Cajun Chicken and Shrimp pasta recipe uses all the fresh ingredients. It’s an easy pasta dish to cook from scratch. We love Cajun spiced food and […]

  • Indo Chinese Dragon Chicken

    Chicken strips marinated, fried and sauteed in a spicy and tangy sauce. Serve dragon chicken as an appetizer or as a side dish with chicken fried rice or vegetable fried rice or Singaporean fried rice or any other Asian rice preparation.   One of my favorite appetizer in Indo-Chinese restaurants. Quick and delicious dish. You […]

  • Kerala chicken curry with coconut milk (Nadan chicken curry)

    Chicken curry with semi thick gravy well flavored with spices and coconut milk.It’s an easy and delicious nadan kozhi curry recipe.It goes well with pathiri, any sort of rice variants ( ghee rice, pulao, normal rice), chapati, parotta/paratha, appam or any other Indian breads. This recipe is our house favorite one and an evolved recipe over […]

  • The 18th Century Fried Chicken Nathan Bailey’s 1736 cookbook Dictionarium Domesticum

    Nathan Bailey’s fried Chicken from the 1736 cookbook Dictionarium Domesticum

  • Kerala Style Mussels Fry (Kallumakkaya Varattiyathu)

    Mussels sauteed with ginger-garlic and spices. A spicy dish, and very common in Northern Kerala (Malabar). It can be served as an appetizer or as a side dish with rice. It tastes the best with coconut oil.

  • Beef Kheema

    Easy and cheap sautéed ground beef side dish for roti, naan and pita bread.

  • Kerala Beef Cutlet / Croquette

    Beef cooked with spices, dipped in an egg mix and then in breadcrumbs and fried. An appetizer which is never missed out at parties especially in a Kerala Christian home.

  • Kerala Style Mutton Stew

    Mutton simmered in coconut milk with onion, ginger- garlic and spices. Appam with Mutton Stew is one of my favorite breakfast. Great combination with Idiyappam, puttu and bread also.

  • Kerala Style Fish Fry ( Meen varuthathu)

    Fish steaks marinated with spices and then shallow fried. It’s an easy and a great appetizer and also goes well with rice.