• 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 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 […]

  • Onion Tomato Raita

    Yogurt combined with onion, tomato and chilli. An easy, simple and yummy side dish to go with any Indian rice preparations – chicken biriyani, beef biriyani, fish biriyani, vegetable pulao and ghee rice. It cannot be easier than this. Raita’s often called as an Indian condiment made with dahi or yogurt or curd together with […]

  • Soya Chunks Masala Curry

    Soya chunks cooked in rich onion tomato masala gravy with spices, cashew, and cream. A simple, healthy and tasty Indian style soya chunks curry that goes well with ghee rice, pulao, chapathi and other Indian breads. One of my favorite veg recipe. Soy makes a great addition to the protein component of a balanced vegetarian […]

  • Mushroom Masala Curry with Coconut (Indian Style) Recipe

    Mushroom cooked in spicy coconut gravy. An improvised version of Kerala theeyal preparation with mushrooms. This quick, delicious Mushroom masala curry /Mushroom Theeyal goes well with rice, chapathi, and any Indian breads. Shallot/Ulli theeyal is a traditional Kerala dish. I’m neither a mushroom nor a theeyal fan but this preparation of mushroom curry is awesome and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Kerala Style Ladies Finger / Okra / Bhindi Curry with Spiced Yogurt and Coconut (Vendakka Kichadi) Recipe

      Lady’s finger fried and cooked in spicy coconut and yogurt based gravy. It’s an easy to prepare and a yummy side dish which goes well with rice. Lady’s Finger / Vendakka kichadi is one of the must side dishes for Kerala Sadhya which is popular during festivals Onam and Vishu.

  • Moong Bean / Green gram stir fry with coconut (Cherupayar Thoran – Kerala Style)

     Mung bean stir fry with coconut, garlic and green chilly. A relatively simple Kerala side dish – prepared together with rice/rice porridge/kanji for lunch. A comfort food and a very common dish at Kerala homes.

  • 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.

  • Mushroom masala stir fry (Indian Style)

     Mushrooms cooked and sauteed in ginger garlic, pepper, and spices. A healthy and tasty side-dish. Goes well with rice, roti, and any Indian breads.