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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

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Yard long Bean Stir Fried with Crushed Red Chilli

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Kerala Calling - Kadala Curry aka Chickpea curry

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

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Kerala Calling - Kadala Curry aka Chickpea curry

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"Thithai Thaka Thaitho" - Bitter Gourd/Paavakka Theeyal

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

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"Thithai Thaka Thaitho" - Bitter Gourd/Paavakka Theeyal

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Spicy Mutton Roast

It has been a while since I made mutton at home. As you already might know, lamb or mutton is a very famous meat in Kerala. Most people are very enthusiastic about dishes involving lamb. It is rich, soothing and just makes you happy at the end of the meal. Christmas is a season to be jolly, and also

Spicy Mutton Roast

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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

Mathanga Erissery/Pumpkin Curry with Grated Coconut

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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…

Pear Squash Thoran/Chow Chow Stir Fried with Grated Coconut

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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

Kerala Style Tomato Fish Curry

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Chilli Beef to say "Happy B'day Reju"

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" !

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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…

Cabbage Mezhukuperatti

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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…

Chicken Roast

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