• 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.

  • Indo Chinese Honey Chilli Potato

    Crispy Fried Potatoes cooked with spring onion and bell peppers in a sweet and spicy sauce. Honey Chilli Potato is a popular Indo-Chinese appetizer. Sweet and spicy flavor combination makes it awfully delicious.

  • 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 […]

  • Omelette roll stuffed with cashew cilantro paste (Egg pinwheels)

    Omelet roll stuffed with the cashew, coriander and coconut paste. An easy snack that you can whip up and serve guest quickly.

  • 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 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.

  • Kerala Style Chicken Fry (Nadan Kozhi Varuthathu)

    A quite simple chicken shallow fry with dried red chilli, ginger-garlic and vinegar. Inspired from Ammu’s Chicken fry. Thanks Ammu for introducing it to us 🙂

  • Sticky Baked Chicken Wings

    Chicken wings baked and sauteed in a flavored sauce combo. An easy and yummy appetizer for parties or occasions. I promise it vanishes in no time 🙂 Recipe credits to my dear hubby 🙂

  • Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) Cutlet

    A crispy snack and a wonderful starter for any special occasion!!

  • Fresh Corn Soup.

    It was corn season time in Bangalore and I so badly wanted to get this right. My previous attempts with corn weren’t that great, especially the sweet corn chicken soup. Almost all the corn based recipes used canned, pre cooked corns and that’s so much a deterrent for me. I wanted to use the fresh corn you get roadside. And then I came across David Lebovitz’s adaptation to this soup. This is pretty easy to make and once done stays for 4-5 days building up the flavor. My adaption was sweeter than I anticipated but I used a bit of soy sauce with every serving to get around it. If corn’s cheap in you area, this serves well! Some day I’ll add bacon to this 🙂