• Palada Payasam

    I have a sweet tooth and love all types of payasam/kheer. But my most favorite one is palada payasam / palada pradhaman. Palada payasam from Vinayaka, Cochin would be the best one I ever had. An easy and delicious palada payasam made in Instant Pot. In this recipe, Rice ada is roasted and cooked in […]

  • Indian Style Paneer Puff Pastry

    Paneer/Indian cottage cheese cooked in spicy masala gravy, and wrapped in flaky puff pastry. This Indian Paneer Puff Pastry is easy to make if you have store-bought Puff Pastry Sheets in hand. It’s always a big hit in the parties! You will definitely love this one. Here are other delicious paneer starters: Paneer Masala Fry […]

  • God’s Own Feast-ival!

      By Ramya Menon Illustrations by Sajeev Kumarapuram he pitter patter of a shyly receding monsoon, greeted me as I stepped out from the airport. Loud hoardings screamed the divinity of the state of Kerala, my homeland. Everywhere I looked people were scrambling about in distracted joy, for it was party time in the toddy […]

  • Indian Style Chicken Puff Pastry

    Chicken cooked in spicy masala gravy, and wrapped in flaky puff pastry. Meat puffs are one of my favorite bakery item in Kerala. It’s easy to make if you have store-bought Puff Pastry Sheets in hand. It’s always a big hit in the parties! You will definitely love this one. You can check out Paneer […]

  • Kerala Chicken Curry with Roasted Coconut (Varutharacha Chicken Curry)

    Chicken curry well flavored with roasted coconut and spices. This recipe is a Malabari delicacy. It goes well with pathiri, kerala porotta, any sort of rice variants (ghee rice, pulao, normal rice), chapathi, appam or any other Indian breads. For more Kerala chicken recipes, check out: Chicken curry without coconut Chicken curry with coconut milk […]

  • Instant Pot Indian Beef Fry

    Beef marinated in spice mix, pressure cooked in an Instant Pot and then stir-fried with coconut slices and curry leaves. Authentic Kerala style beef fry / Beef Ularthiyathu is an easy and delicious appetizer or a great side-dish with rice. Beef Varattiyathu is one of the favorite dishes of Malayalees. An excellent touching for alcohol […]

  • Kerala Style Red Cowpea and Pumpkin Curry with Coconut (Mathanga Erissery)

    Red Cowpea(payar), pumpkin and raw banana cooked in flavorful coconut gravy. This dish is called Mathanga Erisseri in Kerala and one of the popular recipe for Onam/Vishu Sadya. This is an easy and delicious Red Cowpea, and Pumpkin curry and goes well with rice. Check out more on Onam/God’s own festival. Here are other Onam/Vishu […]

  • Easy Brazilian Flan with Condensed Milk

    This Brazilian flan with condensed milk is one of the best desserts I have ever made. It has always been a hit with the guests. The highlight is, it’s so easy to make, and you get a delicious dessert as a result. A must try for dessert lovers! Flan is a popular dessert in Brazil. I […]

  • Potato Hash with Mushrooms, Chicken and Egg – Indian Style

    This is a very simple variation of the famous American Potato Hash. We’ve made it into an Indian style that all of our friends love. It is made of very simple ingredients that you likely have at home. The only thing you need in addition is a baking oven or a microwave that can do convection. […]

  • Kerala Style Beans Stir Fry (Beans Mezhukkupuratti)

    Kerala style beans stir fry with spices, ginger, and garlic. This Beans Mezhukkupuratti or Beans Olathiyathu is a quick and healthy side dish that goes well with rice. Mezhukkupuratti is made with different vegetables and is very common at a Kerala home. And it’s one of the side dishes for Kerala Onam Sadya. For more […]