• 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.

  • 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 South Indian style chicken curry pressure cooked in an Instant Pot.

  • 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.

  • Kerala Netholi Fry (Anchovy Fry)

    Crispy and spicy Anchovy or Netholi or Kozhuva 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.

  • 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 curry goes well with rice, chapathi, and any Indian breads.

  • Kerala chicken curry recipe with coconut milk (Nadan chicken curry)

    Chicken curry with semi thick gravy well flavored with spices and coconut milk. It’s an easy and delicious nadan kozhi curry recipe. This recipe is our house favorite one and an evolved recipe over the time. It goes well with pathiri, any sort of rice variants ( ghee rice, pulao), chapati, parotta/paratha, appam or any […]

  • Kerala Style Lady’s Finger / Okra / Bhindi Curry with spiced yogurt and coconut (Vendakka Kichadi)

    Lady’s finger fried and cooked in spicy coconut and yogurt based gravy. It’s an easy to prepare and a yummy side dish which goes well with rice. One of the must side dishes for Kerala Sadhya which is popular during festivals Onam and Vishu.

  • Kerala Egg Curry With Coconut Milk (Nadan Mutta Curry)

    Boiled eggs simmered in coconut milk with onion, ginger- garlic and spices. One of the easy and tasty side dish that you can prepare very quickly. Mostly served for breakfast with Appam(Rice and Coconut pancake) or Noolappam (String Hoppers) or Puttu (Rice Steamed Cake) or Roti.

  • 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.