• Soya Chunks Manchurian Dry

    Crispy Fried Soya chunks cooked with spring onion and bell peppers in a spicy and tangy sauce. When you want to cook a quick and delicious appetizer/snack, try out this Soya Chunks Manchurian recipe. Impress your family and guests 🙂 The spicy and tangy flavor combination makes it delicious. Soya chunks makes a great addition to the […]

  • Indian Mixed Vegetable Curry with Coconut Milk

    Mixed vegetables (Potato, Carrot, Green Peas, Brocooli, and Spinach) cooked in spiced coconut milk gravy. When you want to cook a delicious and healthy vegetable curry to go with your chapati, kerala porotta, appam (rice pancake), noolappam (string hoppers), puttu(steamed rice cake) and any Indian breads, try out this vegetable curry with coconut milk. Check […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Kerala Style Cabbage Stir Fry with Coconut (Cabbage Thoran)

    Kerala style cabbage stir fry with coconut, ginger-garlic and green chilly. Cabbage thoran is one of the side dishes for Kerala Onam Sadya and very common at a Kerala home. A simple and healthy side dish that goes well with rice.  It’s also called as “cabbage upperi” in the central part of Kerala. If you […]

  • Mixed Vegetable Soup for Babies

    An easy and healthy mixed vegetable soup for babies, both infants, and toddlers. I introduced this cream of vegetable soup to my daughter Eva, when she said goodbye to regular baby vegetable purees and started craving for more flavored food. You can start feeding this soup from 8 months onwards. From 6 months, when we […]

  • 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 […]

  • Homemade Pumpkin Puree

    Simple, quick and easy homemade roasted pumpkin puree. A great alternative to store-bought canned pumpkin puree. With this homemade pumpkin puree in hand, you can whip up smoothies, pancakes, pie, muffins, cakes and other desserts quickly during the fall and early winter.

  • Soya Chunks Masala Fry

    Soya chunks deep fried with the ginger-garlic, spices and curry leaves. This soya chunks masala fry is a quick, tasty and healthy appetizer that can be made easily at home. Here are other soya chunks recipes: Soya Chunks Dry/Stir Fry Soya Chunks Curry

  • Caramelized Cashew Nuts

    Crunchy cashew nut sprinkle. Toasted cashew nuts, mixed with caramel and then crumbled. These Caramelized cashew nuts are great as topping on desserts like puddings, custards and ice creams. You can also have it with yogurt and berries as a granola for breakfast. My favorite topping on Pineapple Pudding.

  • Indo Chinese Honey Chilli Potato

    Crispy Fried Potatoes cooked with spring onion and bell peppers in a sweet and spicy sauce. Honey Chilli Potato is a popular Indo-Chinese appetizer. Sweet and spicy flavor combination makes it awfully delicious.

  • Soya Chunks Masala Curry

    Soya chunks cooked in rich onion tomato masala gravy with spices, cashew, and cream. A simple, healthy and tasty Indian style soya chunks curry that goes well with ghee rice, pulao, chapathi and other Indian breads. For more soya chunks recipes, check out Soya Chunks Manchurian Dry Soya Chunks Dry Soya Chunks Deep Fry One […]

  • Mushroom Masala Curry with Coconut (Indian Style) Recipe

    Mushroom cooked in spicy coconut gravy. An improvised version of Kerala theeyal preparation with mushrooms. This quick, delicious Mushroom masala curry /Mushroom Theeyal goes well with rice, chapathi, and any Indian breads. Check out Mushroom masala stir fry, for mushroom stir fry preparation. Shallot/Ulli theeyal is a traditional Kerala dish. I’m neither a mushroom nor a […]

  • Bread Upma – Bread and Vegetables masala Stir Fry

    Bread cubes stir fried with vegetables and spices. An easy, healthy and tasty breakfast option using leftover bread.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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 and any Indian bread.

  • Jackfruit seeds and Raw mango curry (chakkakuru manga curry)

    Jackfruit seeds cooked with raw mango and coconut mix. This curry has a sour and lightly spicy flavor. One of the traditional Kerala delicacy! A great side dish to go with rice.It is a summertime favourite at my home.Recipe credits to my mom 🙂

  • 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 🙂

  • Roasted Spicy Garlic Cashew nuts

    Sometime back when I was roomates with Deepthi, she used to treat us with Delinut Cashews. It was downright amazing. Think about it like the different pringles flavors, but for cashews. We’d finish half a kilo in a night trading office stories. These cashews were hard to get by. Deepthi got it from her hometown during her occasional visits. Fast forward 10 years and getting back home from a long day at work and then munching on something became a thing for us. Usually its Pringles and or some Indian snack like “mixture” that goes with tea. We binge on it catching up on the day. And as expected this got too unhealthy. That when I became nostalgic about the Delinut cashews. So I got me myself two pound of cashews. Roasted and sautéed the heaven out of it. All complete with the right amount of spices and garlic. You’ll love this recipe. We have it right on top of our refrigerator and they run out in a night. Thank me later.

  • 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

    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. There’s also a story why I love this dish Puttu is a staple breakfast in my family. And as it goes, plantain is the “side dish”. It was so easy a breakfas

  • 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.