Kerala style kadala curry

Kerala style kadala curry

Kerala style kadala curry is a common breakfast side dish of Kerala. It has the creaminess of coconut and tanginess of tomatoes which is a perfect combination with main dishes such as puttu, appam, idiyappam and pathiri. The method of preparation is very simple as…

Dal chutney powder

Dal chutney powder

Chana dal and urad dal are the main ingredients of this chutney powder. With a few ingredients and little time anyone can whip up this chutney podi/ chutney powder in 15 minutes. Store in an airtight container and use when needed. This is a best…

Chilli fried papad

Chilli fried papad

Chilly fried papad is a best accompaniment with plain rice, variety rice, puttu and upma. This can be fried in large quantities and stored in airtight jars for upto two weeks. Take the whole papads and cut into strips using scissors, two at a time…

Kappa Puzhukku/ Mashed Tapioca with Ground Coconut and Spices

Kappa Puzhukku/ Mashed Tapioca with Ground Coconut and Spices

Selecting good tapioca???? Only experts can do that!!! If you are lucky, you get good type of tapiocas get cooked to soft. But some kind of tapioca will not become soft even after cooking for a long time.  I buy from market, clean, chop and…

White coconut chutney

White coconut chutney

Coconut chutney is one of the common accompaniments of South Indian breakfast. It goes well with dosa, idly, uthappam, upma, pongal, vada, poha and many other main dishes. White coconut chutney is the basic kind of chutney, but there are variations of it with red…

Cabbage Thoran

Cabbage Thoran

Cabbage thoran is one of the popular side dishes in onam and Vishu sadhya. A sadhya is never complete without a cabbage thoran. Sometimes, mixed veg thoran with cabbage, carrot and beansa are also served in Sadhyas. But the all-time favorite thoran of Malayali is …

Bread Bajji

Bread Bajji

I grew up in Kochi snacking potato bajjis and Kashmiri chilly bajjis that we get from bakeries here. These used to be occasional evening snacks with tea and everybody loved it. When we moved to Chennai, in the institute canteen I saw two new varieties…

Oven Roasted Potatoes

Oven Roasted Potatoes

My twin kids love potatoes!!! Earlier I used to make French fries for them, but I was not happy about consuming deep fried snacks all the time. So my daughter started trying different potato recipes. This recipe of roasted potatoes with crispy outside and creamy…