• Kerala Style Appam (Rice and coconut pancake)

    Easy, soft and fluffy Appam made with fermented rice and coconut batter. It’s the best served with chicken/mutton/vegetable stew or fish molly.

  • Kerala Style Fish Fry ( Meen varuthathu)

    Fish steaks marinated with spices and then shallow fried. It’s an easy and a great appetizer and also goes well with rice.

  • Pineapple Pachadi – Kerala Style

    Pineapple cooked in coconut and yogurt based gravy. It’s a yummy sweet and sour side dish with rice. One of the must side dishes for Kerala Onam Sadya.

  • 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.

  • Moru Kachiyathu / Kachiya Moru / Seasoned Buttermilk without coconut

    Buttermilk seasoned with shallots, ginger and spices. This is a very easy and yummy curry which can be made in no time.  It is a must side dish with rice at any house in Kerala.

  • Fish Biriyani (Kerala Style)

    An Indian one pot meal. Fish marinated, fried, cooked in spicy masala gravy and then layered with rice. A really delicious one 🙂 I used pomfret which turned out awesome. You can also try seer fish or king fish.

  • 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 Sambar

    A lentil based vegetable stew cooked with spices and tamarind pulp. A South Indian delicacy. It tastes so good with dosa, idli and rice. This is my own evolved kinda sambar recipe with tips taken from my mom and my friends 🙂

  • 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 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 🙂

  • 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

  • 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 […]

  • Kerala Style Chicken Curry – without coconut (Nadan kozhi curry)

    Chicken curry well flavored with spices. It goes well with pathiri, any sort of rice variants ( ghee rice, pulao, normal rice) and any Indian bread. It is an easy peasy recipe for kerala chicken curry which suits for a weekday menu. Good one for bachelor’s and newbies to cooking also.

  • 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.

  • Pork Fry (Nadan Pork Ularthiyathu – Kerala Style)

    Pork varattiyathu!! Pork cooked and roasted with chilli and spices. This Pork masala Fry recipe is a “must” dish at a Kerala Christian home for any special occasion. This goes well with rice.

  • 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.

  • Puttu – Rice Steamed Cakes the Hipster Style

    I like seeing people eat what I cook. Somehow that’s more relishing to me than just gulping my own stuff. But this thing called Puttu – till sometime back, was probably my oxymoron equivalent for cooking. Easy but difficult. No two attempts get you the same result. A rice cake that’s supposed to be easy […]

  • Kerala Style Fish curry with coconut milk (Meen vevichathu)

    Fish cooked in chilly, coconut milk and cocum. A great combination with rice 🙂 Recipe adapted from my mom.

  • Beef/Mutton Biriyani (Kerala Style)

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

  • Kerala Style Pepper Chicken  (Nadan Kurumulaku Kozhi)

    Chicken pieces cooked and roasted with pepper and spices. It is a perfect preparation to serve to your guests along with rice or chapati (Indian bread). Never replace whole black pepper with pepper powder in this recipe.

  • Banana Fritters ( Pazham Pori )

    This is a traditional Kerala snack. Bananas coated with flour and fried. It won’t taste the same with any banana other than Kerala banana / Nenthram pazham.