• 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 other Onam/Vishu recipes: Pineapple Pachadi Ladys finger kichadi Cabbage […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry with Eggs (Paleo, Keto, Gluten Free)

    Cauliflower rice cooked with onion, bell peppers, and eggs. Crumbled cauliflower is an excellent alternative to rice and suitable for a low carb diet. This cauliflower rice stir fry with eggs is an easy and healthy recipe without compromising the taste. One of the best ways to make cauliflower rice. This works out well for […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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

  • Onion Tomato Raita

    Yogurt combined with onion, tomato and chilli. An easy, simple and yummy side dish to go with any Indian rice preparations – chicken biriyani, beef biriyani, fish biriyani, vegetable pulao and ghee rice. It cannot be easier than this. Raita’s often called as an Indian condiment made with dahi or yogurt or curd together with […]

  • Kerala chicken curry 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.It goes well with pathiri, any sort of rice variants ( ghee rice, pulao, normal rice), chapati, parotta/paratha, appam or any other Indian breads. This recipe is our house favorite one and an evolved recipe over […]

  • Kerala Style Ladies Finger / Okra / Bhindi Curry with Spiced Yogurt and Coconut (Vendakka Kichadi) Recipe

    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. Lady’s Finger / Vendakka kichadi is one of the must side dishes for Kerala Sadhya which is popular during festivals Onam and Vishu.