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

    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. I always get good quality organic dal and pulses from Bigbasket's organic section, when I ...

  • Kerala Style Mussels Fry (Kallumakkaya Varattiyathu)

    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. Cherian and his colleague at Cookpad, Ryan went down to Half Moon Bay foraging for mussels. They came back with ...

  • Mushroom masala stir fry (Indian Style)

    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.

  • Beef Kheema

    Beef Kheema

    When I came over to the States, among the most surprising part was the grocery prices. In India, vegetables cost 1/5 or less than the price of meat and poultry but in the US you can get a pound of ground beef for $4 and a pound of tomatoes will ...

  • Indo Chinese Style Chilli chicken gravy

    Indo Chinese Style Chilli chicken gravy

    Chicken cubes marinated, fried and sauteed in a spicy and tangy sauce. This is one of the most popular Indian Chinese style preparation. Best served with Vegetable/Chicken Fried Rice. Notes - I used Maggie tomato ketchup, Chings Green Chilli sauce and regular soy sauce. If you are using Dark Soy ...

  • Pineapple Pachadi - Kerala Style

    Pineapple Pachadi - Kerala Style

    Pineapple cooked in coconut and yogurt based gravy. It's a yummy sweet and sour side dish with rice. One of the must side dishes for Kerala Onam Sadya. Notes: I made it with slightly thick consistency. Based on the consistency you need, you can add more water while grinding the ...

  • Kerala Prawns/Shrimp masala (Chemmeen/Konchu masala)

    Kerala Prawns/Shrimp masala (Chemmeen/Konchu masala)

    Prawns cooked and roasted in spicy onion tomato gravy, flavored with cocum. Prawns is my favorite among the seafood. A yummy side dish for rice, pulao, ghee rice, Chapati or any Indian bread. Enjoy :) Notes - Use coconut oil for authentic flavor.

  • Moru Kachiyathu / Kachiya Moru / Seasoned Buttermilk without coconut

    Moru Kachiyathu / Kachiya Moru / Seasoned Buttermilk without coconut

    Buttermilk seasoned with shallots, ginger and spices. This is a very easy and yummy curry which can be made in no time. It is a must side dish with rice at any house in Kerala :) Notes - Incase, if buttermilk is cold, switch off the pan after preparing the ...

  • Kerala Style Mutton Pepper Fry

    Kerala Style Mutton Pepper Fry

    Spicy Nadan Pepper Roast recipe!! Mutton pieces cooked and roasted with pepper and spices. It tastes great along with porotta, any sort of rice variants ( ghee rice, pulao, normal rice) and any Indian bread Never replace whole black pepper with pepper powder in this recipe.

  • Kerala Style Sambar

    Kerala Style Sambar

    A lentil based vegetable stew cooked with spices and tamarind pulp. A South Indian delicacy. It tastes so good with dosa, idli and rice. This is my own evolved kinda sambar recipe with tips taken from my mom and my friends :)

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