• Kerala Style Mixed Vegetable Curry with Spiced Coconut (Avial)

    Mixed vegetables cooked in spiced coconut and yogurt based gravy. Avial is easy to prepare and a yummy side dish that goes well with rice. This mixed vegetables curry with coconut is one of the must side dishes for Kerala Sadhya, which is popular during festivals Onam and Vishu. Check out more on Onam/God’s own […]

  • Easy South African Malva pudding

    An easy South African dessert with a cake base and a cream sauce poured over it. Cake base of Malva Pudding cake contains apricot jam and has a spongy caramelized texture. It is delicious and served with custard, ice cream, whipping cream, or caramel sauce. Decadence at it’s best! I had never tried this one […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ina Garten’s Chocolate Cake without Butter

    Incredibly moist and delicious chocolate cake without butter! This one is perfect for chocolate lovers. Another Ina Garten classic cake! The most intense chocolate cake I ever baked. Incredibly moist and delicious chocolate cake! This one is perfect for chocolate lovers. Another Ina Garten classic cake! The most intense chocolate cake I ever baked.

  • 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 […]