• 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 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.