• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Indian Healthy Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

    Chicken and broccoli cooked and sauteed in ginger garlic, pepper, and spices. This Indian Healthy Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry is an easy and tasty side-dish with rice, roti, and any Indian bread. A quick recipe which you can make for a weekday dinner. Broccoli is an excellent source of many vitamins, minerals, and dietary […]

  • 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 […]

  • Kerala Style Prawns/Shrimp Curry with Roasted Coconut

    Varutharacha chemmeen/konchu curry – A spicy dish, made with roasted coconut and spices, flavored with cocum. It is a simple and quick Kerala style prawns/shrimp curry preparation. It goes well with pathiri, any sort of rice variants ( ghee rice, pulao, normal rice), chapathi, appam or any other Indian breads. Curries with roasted coconut base […]

  • Kerala Netholi Fry (Anchovy Fry)

    Crispy and spicy Anchovy or Kozhuva or Netholi fry. Anchovies marinated with spices and then shallow fried. Anchovy is also called nethili or chooda or podimeen in different parts of Kerala. A quite easy and tasty appetizer.

  • 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 […]