• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Tandoori Chicken In Oven

    Chicken marinated in yogurt and spices and then baked in an oven. This Indian Tandoori Chicken In Oven recipe is straightforward to make at home with minimal ingredients. One of my favorite appetizer! Tandoori chicken has its origin from Peshawar which was part of pre-partitioned India, and now in Pakistan. This dish is well known […]

  • Kerala Prawns/Shrimp Fry

    An easy and mouthwatering Prawns/Shrimp shallow fry which you can prepare in 30 minutes. This Chemmeen/Konchu fry is great as an appetizer, and also goes as a side-dish with rice. The best part is, you need just five ingredients! The recipe inspired by our uncle’s prawns fry preparation for our family get-together. Here are other kerala […]

  • Bitter Gourd Fry (Paavakka / Kakarakaya / Karela Fry)

    Bitter gourd stir-fried with onion, thin coconut pieces, and spices. In Kerala, this dish is popular as Pavakka Mezhukkupuratti. This Bitter Gourd Fry / Karela Fry is a quick and healthy side dish that goes along with rice. This recipe is adapted from my mother-in-law. I never liked bitter gourd until I tried out this […]

  • Instant Pot Indian Beef Curry

    An easy peasy Instant Pot Indian beef curry recipe, well flavored with spices. An authentic Kerala style beef curry pressure cooked in an Instant Pot. It goes well with chapati, parotta/paratha, pathiri (rice bread), any rice variants ( pulao, ghee rice, regular rice), appam (rice pancake) or any other Indian breads. This curry works out well […]

  • Instant Pot Indian Chicken Curry

    Chicken curry well flavored with spices and coconut milk. An easy and delicious Instant Pot Indian chicken curry recipe that you can quickly make even on a weekday. An authentic Kerala style chicken curry pressure cooked in an Instant Pot. It goes well with chapati, parotta/paratha, pathiri (rice bread), any rice variants ( pulao, ghee […]

  • Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry with Eggs (Paleo, Keto, Gluten Free)

    Cauliflower rice cooked with onion, bell peppers, and eggs. Crumbled cauliflower is an excellent alternative to rice and suitable for a low carb diet. This cauliflower rice stir fry with eggs is an easy and healthy recipe without compromising the taste. One of the best ways to make cauliflower rice. This works out well for […]

  • Indo Chinese Dragon Chicken

    Chicken strips marinated, fried and sauteed in a spicy and tangy sauce. Serve dragon chicken as an appetizer or as a side dish with chicken fried rice or vegetable fried rice or Singaporean fried rice or any other Asian rice preparation.   One of my favorite appetizer in Indo-Chinese restaurants. Quick and delicious dish. You […]

  • 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. It tastes the best with coconut oil.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Prawns/Konchu cooked and roasted in spicy onion tomato gravy, flavored with cocum. A yummy side dish for rice, pulao, ghee rice, Chapati/Indian bread.

  • Kerala Style Mutton Pepper Fry

    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

  • Kerala Style Mutton Curry – without coconut (Nadan Mutton Curry)

    Easy, spicy Kerala mutton curry that can be prepared in no time. It goes well with porotta, any sort of rice variants ( ghee rice, pulao, normal rice) and any Indian bread.

  • 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. One of the side dishes for Kerala Onam Sadya 🙂

  • Kerala Style Long Beans Stir Fry (Achinga Payar Mezhukkupuratti)

    Kerala style long beans stir fry with spices, ginger and garlic. A quick and healthy dish that can be served with rice. One of the side dishes for Kerala Onam Sadya 🙂

  • Cauliflower / Gobi masala

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

  • Fish Molly / Molee (Fish Stew – Kerala Style)

    Appam with fish molee is a favorite of every malayalee. An all time dream breakfast!! Fish simmered in coconut milk with onion, ginger- garlic, pepper and tomatoes. It goes well with Idiyappam and bread also. This recipe is adapted from my mom-in-law. One of my favorite recipe from her collection. P

  • Kerala Style Kappa (Tapioca) Biriyani

    Quite easy and delicious authentic Kerala dish! Tapioca cooked, mashed and combined with beef, meat masala and fried coconut. Adapted from mariasmenu.com.

  • Beef/Mutton Biriyani (Kerala Style)

    An Indian one pot meal. Beef cooked in spicy masala gravy and layeredwith cooked rice. A very tasty and delicious biriyani. Eventhough it takes time, definitely worth the effort!