• Mashed Potatoes Restaurant Style – The dead-arm technique

    Mashed Potatoes Restaurant Style – The dead-arm technique

    This is the restaurant way of making mashed potatoes at scale. All credits to Ryan Goodwin. The technique is colloquially referred to as "dead arm" in the restaurant circles.

  • 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 ...

  • Kerala Style Fish Fry ( Meen varuthathu)

    Kerala Style Fish Fry ( Meen varuthathu)

    Fish steaks marinated with spices and then shallow fried. A very common dish at a South Indian home. It's an easy and a great appetizer and also goes well with rice. I used pomfret for the fish fry. You can also use king fish, seer fish, salmon, tilapia and other ...

  • 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 ...

  • Cauliflower / Gobi masala

    Cauliflower / Gobi masala

    Cauliflower fried and sauted in spicy masala gravy!! It goes well with Roti or any other Indian bread or Pulao.

  • The South Indian green peas masala stew of your dreams

    The South Indian green peas masala stew of your dreams

    You’ve seen ratatouille. That scene when Anton Ego takes that bite, only to be reminded of him mom’s cooking. Everyone has one. And this is mine. Puttu is a staple breakfast in my family. And as it goes, plantain is the “side dish”. It was so easy a breakfast when ...

  • No Bake Mango Pudding

    No Bake Mango Pudding

    This is an easy and delicious pudding. Perfect for summer! It can be prepared in no time.

  • Ripe mango curry (Without coconut)

    Ripe mango curry (Without coconut)

    Quite simple recipe and a yummy side dish with rice!! It is the best if mango is ripe and bit sour. Recipe adapted from my friend Ammu. Ripe and bit sour mango gives best results.

  • Pork Fry (Nadan Pork Ularthiyathu - Kerala Style)

    Pork Fry (Nadan Pork Ularthiyathu - Kerala Style)

    Pork varattiyathu!! Pork cooked and roasted with chilli and spices. One of my favorite dish since my childhood days. I adapted this recipe from my grand mother. This Pork masala Fry recipe is a "must" dish at a Kerala Christian home for any special occasion. This goes well with rice.

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