I love Yard long beans (Achinga payar) just like any other Keralite and I'm sure you must have come across the recipe I posted earlier with this yummy veggie. If not, you can find it here in Achinga Payar Mezhukuperatti/Yard Long Beans Stir Fry. I did promise you all that I would show you different

Yard long Bean Stir Fried with Crushed Red Chilli

I love Yard long beans (Achinga payar) just like any other Keralite and I'm sure you must have come across the recipe I posted earlier with this yummy veggie. If not, you can find it here in Achinga Payar Mezhukuperatti/Yard Long Beans Stir Fry. I did promise you all that I would show you different

Winter is definitely making it's presence felt in Bangalore this time, haven't taken off my sweater for the past few days! Holiday Season (December) is one of my favourite times of the year. Not withstanding all the shopping and good cheer and general upliftment of spirits, it is a time for unrestri

Kerala Chicken Roast

Kerala Chicken Roast A yummy Chicken Roast recipe with the unique flavors of Kerala.

Kerala is a southern state in India bound by the Arabian Sea on it's west. This coastline is a beautiful state filled with lush greenery on all sides mainly comprising of tall coconut trees and the clear blue waters that add to our culture and unique cuisine. The variety of fish we enjoy from the sea our diverse and obviously holds an important part in Kerala cuisine. And thus that is why we see that a large population in Kerala are non-vegetarian, unlike most other states in India

Kerala Style Tomato Fish Curry

Kerala is a southern state in India bound by the Arabian Sea on it's west. This coastline is a beautiful state filled with lush greenery on all sides mainly comprising of tall coconut trees and the clear blue waters that add to our culture and unique cuisine. The variety of fish we enjoy from the sea our diverse and obviously holds an important part in Kerala cuisine. And thus that is why we see that a large population in Kerala are non-vegetarian, unlike most other states in India

Howdy folks! So how is the New Year coming along? For me, it has been an interesting start to the year and I must say time definitely flies really fast! It’s February already and Bangalore is getting less cold but yet very pleasant I love my legumes especially chickpeas. Only Indians have such a lar

Kerala Calling - Kadala Curry aka Chickpea curry

Culinary Experiments of an Amateur: Kerala Calling - Kadala Curry aka Chickpea curry

I'm sure most of you have already started preparations for a grand Onasadya and the celebration as a whole. Mums must be busy-bees entertaining the little kiddos at home who are having an absolute bash with Onam holidays going on. Well for us in Bangalore, the home-made Onasadya session is already o

"Thithai Thaka Thaitho" - Bitter Gourd/Paavakka Theeyal

Pavakkai Theeyal Recipe (Bitter Gourd In A Roasted Coconut Gravy)

With just two more days to go for the special festival of Onam, most of you must be busy with Onam celebrations at your apartment complexes, clubs, schools and colleges. I love all the colour that Onam has to offer in every way, be it magnificent floral carpets, (pookalam) colourful Onam games such

"Onathumbikal Paadum Puzhayoram..." - Masala Kootu Curry

With just two more days to go for the special festival of Onam, most of you must be busy with Onam celebrations at your apartment complexes, clubs, schools and colleges. I love all the colour that Onam has to offer in every way, be it magnificent floral carpets, (pookalam) colourful Onam games such

Hope everything is going great with you. My refrigerator is stuffed with so many things. Oh no, no not stuffed with food, stuffed with a little food and a lot of veggies. I'm sure you are surprised but well for me this is an everyday issue. We only have space in the kitchen for a small refrigerator and so when the veggie tray gets packed I am forced to stack my veggies along with food in the food compartments :( And so I ultimately end up with a very cramped and constipated refrigerator…

Cabbage Mezhukuperatti

Hope everything is going great with you. My refrigerator is stuffed with so many things. Oh no, no not stuffed with food, stuffed with a little food and a lot of veggies. I'm sure you are surprised but well for me this is an everyday issue. We only have space in the kitchen for a small refrigerator and so when the veggie tray gets packed I am forced to stack my veggies along with food in the food compartments :( And so I ultimately end up with a very cramped and constipated refrigerator…

My hubby's cousin had a sweet lil daughter few months ago and now she is back home with the sweetheart and is busy settling down. Poor thing, she has been away for a few months and so it must be extremely difficult getting things in order. So I thought why not cook up a few goodies for her so she doesn't have to do much cooking next week And so I thought cutlets would be a good idea. Cutlet is such a common snack in India that almost anybody would know how to make it. But beef and mutton…

Pan Fried Meat Cutlets

My hubby's cousin had a sweet lil daughter few months ago and now she is back home with the sweetheart and is busy settling down. Poor thing, she has been away for a few months and so it must be extremely difficult getting things in order. So I thought why not cook up a few goodies for her so she doesn't have to do much cooking next week And so I thought cutlets would be a good idea. Cutlet is such a common snack in India that almost anybody would know how to make it. But beef and mutton…

I still have such fond memories of my holidays I used to spend at my grand parent's home. The man on a black ferry (vanji/vallom) would paddle by the small river at the backside of our home selling fish and other goodies. We even used to travel by these ferries to homes on the other side of the river bank. I still remember running out of bed with tousled hair and a puffy morning face with other children to catch fish from this little river. They had a very fascinating method of fishing. It…

Meen Vevichathu/Fish Curry - Kottayam Style

Here is a simple yet delicious fish curry my family makes often.

Saute'ed veggies are always an important part of a Kerala meal, it's safe to say it's universally preferred and today I have prepared the same using Achinga Payar. Famously known as Yard long beans, this veggie is a hot hot favourite in Kerala. The flavours incorporated into this dish are green chillies, onions, coconut pieces and coconut oil. Of course, you can play with the flavours as you like, some use different varieties of chillies either green or dry red chillies which alters the…

Achinga Payar Mezhukuperatti/Yard Long Beans Stir Fry

Saute'ed veggies are always an important part of a Kerala meal, it's safe to say it's universally preferred and today I have prepared the same using Achinga Payar. Famously known as Yard long beans, this veggie is a hot hot favourite in Kerala. The flavours incorporated into this dish are green chillies, onions, coconut pieces and coconut oil. Of course, you can play with the flavours as you like, some use different varieties of chillies either green or dry red chillies which alters the…

The most common vegetable to make erissery is pumpkin and it is a well known and loved curry all over Kerala. And I (read it, my family) love this dish too and end up making it very often. Back home sometimes my mum cooks the pumpkin along with other legumes to produce the same curry. The pleasant sweetness of the pumpkin combined with the freshly grated coconut is definitely a treat to one's palate

Mathanga Erissery/Pumpkin Curry with Grated Coconut

The most common vegetable to make erissery is pumpkin and it is a well known and loved curry all over Kerala. And I (read it, my family) love this dish too and end up making it very often. Back home sometimes my mum cooks the pumpkin along with other legumes to produce the same curry. The pleasant sweetness of the pumpkin combined with the freshly grated coconut is definitely a treat to one's palate

Popularly known as Pear Squash or Chow Chow in India, this veggie belongs to the gourd family Cucurbitaceae, along with melons, cucumbers and squash. This veggie is used in both raw and cooked forms. When cooked, pear squash is generally lightly cooked to retain the crisp flavour. Raw pear squash may be added to salads or salsas and is often marinated with lemon or lime juice In this recipe I have cooked the pear squash lightly and stir fried it with grated coconut and subtle aromatics…

Pear Squash Thoran/Chow Chow Stir Fried with Grated Coconut

Popularly known as Pear Squash or Chow Chow in India, this veggie belongs to the gourd family Cucurbitaceae, along with melons, cucumbers and squash. This veggie is used in both raw and cooked forms. When cooked, pear squash is generally lightly cooked to retain the crisp flavour. Raw pear squash may be added to salads or salsas and is often marinated with lemon or lime juice In this recipe I have cooked the pear squash lightly and stir fried it with grated coconut and subtle aromatics…

Dear Reju, I wish for you to have people to love, people in your life who will care about you as much as I do. Happy Birthday dear! Dear Readers, My spirits are quite high today, it's my dearest hubby boy, Reju's birthday. I wanted to make something special for Reju to wish him on his Birthday and t

Chilli Beef to say "Happy B'day Reju"

Roast as you know is any meat/chicken or fish in a semi-thick gravy. And chicken roast can be made with different gravies. The difference between the gravies are the ingredients used to make them. I would call the most basic one to be of onion and tomato. The variations from the basic is when consistency and richness is changed by addition to the basic. Fresh cream, coconut milk, cashewnuts or poppy seeds ground to a paste etc are to name a few. I will continue to update my blog with the…

Chicken Roast

Roast as you know is any meat/chicken or fish in a semi-thick gravy. And chicken roast can be made with different gravies. The difference between the gravies are the ingredients used to make them. I would call the most basic one to be of onion and tomato. The variations from the basic is when consistency and richness is changed by addition to the basic. Fresh cream, coconut milk, cashewnuts or poppy seeds ground to a paste etc are to name a few. I will continue to update my blog with the…

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