Vazhaipoo Rasam | Banana Blossom Rasam | Rasam without Dal | Simple Rasam Recipe

Rasam is an authentic south Indian Recipe. Rasam, the most delicious appetizer drink is light on stomach and high on taste. This flavourful dish is ideally served before after the main course. Rasam doesn’t appear in my daily kitchen menu. But recently I am addicted to different kind of rasams. One such is the Vazhaipoo… Continue reading Vazhaipoo Rasam | Banana Blossom Rasam | Rasam without Dal | Simple Rasam Recipe

Fisherman’s Crab Curry/ Crab cooked in Coconut Milk/ Kerala Njandu Curry

This is a beautiful, delicious coastal style Crab curry, called as “Fisherman’s Crab Curry”. True to its seaside orientation, Kerala cuisine is almost primarily made up of seafood, particularly fish and prawn dishes. The people here in Kerala and borderline of Kanyakumari eat seafood multiple times a day pairing it with the coconut which is… Continue reading Fisherman’s Crab Curry/ Crab cooked in Coconut Milk/ Kerala Njandu Curry

Mutton Stew/ Mutton Vellai Kuruma/ Mutton cooked in a coconut based gravy

Most of the Keralites include appam and stew predominantly in their breakfast menu. This South Indian recipe, Mutton Stew is full of aromatic flavours as is made with a melange of subtle spices and flavoured with coconut. When you want to indulge in a light yet healthy mutton dish, then you must try out this… Continue reading Mutton Stew/ Mutton Vellai Kuruma/ Mutton cooked in a coconut based gravy

MEEN VEVICHATHU/ Kottayam Style Fish Curry/ Meen Mulakittathu

Kottayam fish curry or Meen vevichathu can be prepared in many ways. Here you can try a traditional fish curry recipe which even the amateurs can cook at home easily. This dish is also called as toddy shop fish curry. It can be prepared with or without coconut. Usually, Kerala fish curry (meen curry) is… Continue reading MEEN VEVICHATHU/ Kottayam Style Fish Curry/ Meen Mulakittathu

Kanava Kuzhambu/ Squid in a Roasted Coconut Sauce/ Nadan Koonthal Curry

Tender pieces of squid with a spicy coconut sauce makes it an enduringly popular dish.  This curry, as prepared with a paste of coconut gives a familiar aroma as the coconut based curry is more of a comfort dish to all Malayalis and Nagercoilians ofcourse. Squid is quite easily available here in Japan and I… Continue reading Kanava Kuzhambu/ Squid in a Roasted Coconut Sauce/ Nadan Koonthal Curry

Kerala style Kadala Theeyal Recipe / Chickpeas Curry / Chickpeas in a roasted coconut sauce

Somedays based on the season or the festivities around the corner, you may get to cook so early or go on a trip and so you compromise on the food. But with the best choice being a dish that doesn’t gets spoiled easily tops the list is roasted coconut gravy. And that’s my amma’s/ grandma’s… Continue reading Kerala style Kadala Theeyal Recipe / Chickpeas Curry / Chickpeas in a roasted coconut sauce

Fish Dum Biriyani/ Malabar Fish Biriyani

Northern Kerala, the malabar region has many wonderful cuisines. One such authentic dish is Biriyani. Biriyani is always there to make us happy. Be it a lazy weekend or family get-together or any functions, it never fails to impress us. So for all the Biriyani lovers here, Come let me introduce you to the Malabar… Continue reading Fish Dum Biriyani/ Malabar Fish Biriyani

Kerala Chicken Curry/Nadan Kozhi Curry

An authentic kerala style chicken curry. This curry embraces the rustic style of chicken simmered in coconut milk and Indian spices. While it have variations in the level of spices and ingredients used across regions, it never fails to find its way in weekend lunch menu. It goes well with the Malabar Nei Choru (Ghee… Continue reading Kerala Chicken Curry/Nadan Kozhi Curry

Pumpkin Erissery/ Mathanga Erissery/ Pumpkin in Spiced Coconut (Sadya Special)

Vishu/ Tamil New Year is near and these days people (newbie chefs like me….) go crazy searching for vegetarian recipes recalling their mom’s signature dishes over the phone or online. Sadya is the only time where we get to eat 15-16 types of curries with yummiest Payasams.. For me, grating coconut is the most difficult as well as kadupethifying… Continue reading Pumpkin Erissery/ Mathanga Erissery/ Pumpkin in Spiced Coconut (Sadya Special)

Moru Curry/ Pineapple Pulisseri/ Moru Kachiyathu

Pineapple cooked with spices and simmered in a yogurt and coconut sauce is a tangy accompaniment to matta rice

Moru Curry, otherwise named Pulisseri or Kachiya Moru, is a Kerala style seasoned yoghurt which is served as a part of Onam sadya. Pulisseri is a favorite summer curry in every Malayalee’s house. A variety of vegetables can be used to make this curry, including mangoes, plantains, cucumber, tomato, pineapple, and ashgourd making it such a versatile… Continue reading Moru Curry/ Pineapple Pulisseri/ Moru Kachiyathu