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

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

    I saw this recipe on Reddit and it struck a note. The end result came out expected but is certainly was a lot different from our experience of fried chicken. Tasted a bit sour with the vinegar and white wine but over all a good change. All credits to this ...

  • 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 ...

  • Kerala Style Mutton Stew

    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.

  • 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 Style Chicken Fry (Nadan Kozhi Varuthathu)

    Kerala Style Chicken Fry (Nadan Kozhi Varuthathu)

    A quite simple chicken shallow fry with dried red chilli, ginger-garlic and vinegar. I prepared it on Super Bowl Day! Inspired from Ammu's Chicken fry. Thanks Ammu for introducing it to us :) I used boneless chicken for this recipe. It should also work out with chicken with bone.

  • 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 Beans stir fry with coconut (Beans Thoran)

    Kerala Style Beans stir fry with coconut (Beans Thoran)

    Kerala style beans stir fry with coconut, garlic and green chilly. A simple and healthy dish that can be served with rice. It's also called as "beans upperi" in the central part of Kerala. One of the side dishes for Kerala Onam Sadya :) Coconut is the key ingredient in ...

  • Kerala Style Chickpea / Kadala curry

    Kerala Style Chickpea / Kadala curry

    Chickpea simmered in coconut milk with ginger-garlic and spices. Brown Chickpea is mostly preferred for this recipe. Puttu with kadala curry is a comfort breakfast for any Malayalee. It can also be served with Idiyappam, Appam, Porotta and any Indian bread.

  • The Valentines Day dinner: Steak, wine and a little bit of love.

    The Valentines Day dinner: Steak, wine and a little bit of love.

    Valentine’s Day is always a fine dining restaurant for us. There’s a certain appeal about restaurant food that you can’t argue. The plating, the ambience, the cut of meat, the rich sauces; it’s the whole package. Replicating this restaurant quality food at home is something I obsess. I go great ...

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