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FRESH PRAWNS & GREEN MANGO CURRY

FRESH PRAWNS and GREEN MANGO CURRY  ചെമ്മീനും മാങ്ങയും This is an authentic mouthwatering Prawn recipe from South India, cooked in a spicy ground fresh coconut paste with raw mangoes. INGREDIENTS : Fresh Prawns, cleaned – 500 gm Raw Mango – 1 no, small size Grated Coconut – ¼th of a coconut Coconut Milk – ¼ cup, thick Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp Red Chilli Powder – 1½ tsp Coriander Powder

Dhaba Style Dal Makhani Recipe

  Hello foodie buddies! I hope you had a great Sunday and enjoyed delicious food. Sundays are always special. I have a lot of free time and hence I always make it a point to cook something nice, and kind of comforting. This Sunday I prepared Dal Makhani, and that too dhaba style. I served it with Jeera Rice. That’s how they prefer it at my place. Dal Makhani pairs

vegetable biryani

At home, all of us are biryani lovers.  More over it is easy to prepare especially when you make biryani in pressure cooker with some ready made biryani masala, I think, it is most easiest one pot meal which everyone will love to have.  You can serve it with raita, or curd or with any other side dish.  Here I have made biryani with home made biryani masala.  You can

vendakka mezhukkupuratti

Vendakka mezhukkupuratti is an easy to make and tasty side dish for rice.  This can be served with rice and any curry of your choice.  It is very easy to prepare and requires very few ingredients mainly, okra, onion, green chilli.  Now to the recipe.. Ingredients required Vendakka / lady’s finger  – 1/2 kg Green chillies  – 2 shallots  – 10 – 15 (chopped) Turmeric powder  – 1/4 teaspoon Red

Kerala fish fry

Today’s recipe is Kerala style fish fry.  It is very easy to make and tasty too. You can make use of any kind of fish to make this tasty fish fry but I normally prepare this with king fish as my family love it. Now take a look at the recipe.. Ingredients required fish pieces  – 5 – 6 (I used king fish) ginger garlic paste – 2 tablespoon red

peas pulao

Peas pulao is a very popular recipe which is liked by people of all ages.  This is a mild dish made with green peas and basmati rice seasoned with few whole spices and no masala added to it.  This rice dish can be served with any spicy gravy or with raita.  Due to the usage of green peas which is rich in proteins, this rice dish can be thought of

Aloo methi - potato with fenugreek leaves stir fry

Methi seeds are widely made used in Indian kitchen and also the leaves of fenugreek.  Fenugreek leaves are very well known for their anti diabetic properties but due to its bitter taste, it is mostly avoided by children and even by grown ups. But when mixed with some other vegetable like potato, the taste becomes wonderful.  So today, I have made aloo methi which is a dry vegetarian side dish

vendakka theeyal

Theeyal is a traditional dish of Kerala.  Theeyal can be prepared using various vegetables like shallots, lady’s finger, bitter gourd and so on.  There are two main steps of making this curry.  First one, is fry okra with very little oil, till the slimness goes off.  Be careful not to add too much of oil while frying okra otherwise it will be very difficult to remove slimness. The second step

laccha paratha

Lachha paratha is a type of Indian flat bread with its origins from Punjab and is popular throughout India.  Here I have made laccha paratha with whole wheat flour.  This can also be made with half wheat and half maida.  Now to the recipe.. Ingredients required Wheat flour  – 2 cups Oil  – 3 tablespoon Chaat masala – 1 teaspoon salt  – to taste Technique For dough 1.  To the

snakegourd with lentils

Snakegourd is a creeper belonging to cucumber family.  It is widely grown in many parts of the world and has got high medicinal properties.  It is rich in water contents and provides cooling effect to our body.  It is a low calorie vegetable and is rich in calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. This is a recipe snakegourd curry native to Palakkad.  The preparation is very simple and tastes great with chapati

curd rice

Curd rice is a very popular South Indian meal.  It is a very easy to make rice recipe which can be made even by a layman.  The method of making curd rice is very simple – cook the rice, mash it, mix it with milk, curd, butter and salt.  Finally temper the ingredients and add it to the rice mixture.  Ready.  Tasty curd rice is ready to be served.  Apart from

Cabbage Thoran / Cabbage Stir Fry

Cabbage thoran is a very healthy, simple and tasty side dish for rice.  This is a Kerala special recipe.  Thoran is a dish which hails from Kerala and is dry vegearian dish where the vegetables are cooked and mixed with coconut, cumin, green chilli and shallot mixture. Thoran can be made with any kind of vegetables and you will find thoran as an indispensable part of Kerala sadya / Onam

How to Make Peanut Sesame Ladoo

Today’s recipe is a very healthy, tasty and easy to make ladoo.  This recipe makes use of very few ingredients namely – peanuts, sesame seeds and jaggery.  In this recipe, I have finely powdered peanuts and sesame seeds, but if you want it to be crunchy, then grind all the ingredients coarsely.  This will give you a nutty taste of sesame and peanuts.  There is no need of any oil

How to Make Beetroot Pachadi

Beetroot pachadi is an integral part of Kerala sadya.  It is a very easy to prepare and tasty  dish.  It is a yogurt based dish and takes approximately 10 – 15 minutes to prepare this wonderful dish.  There are two ways in which you can prepare this pachadi.  One is without coconut which I have shared here and the other is with coconut.  Though this is prepared mainly during Sadya,

Arrowroot Halwa

I am sharing an easy and healthy recipe made with arrowroot – arrowroot halwa.  This is a dish which is made during Thiruvathira.  Thiruvathira is a Hindu festival which is celebrated in South Indian states Kerala and Tamilnadu.  This festival falls in the month of Dhanu (Dec 15 – Jan 15) on full moon day and is celebrated as birthday of Lord Shiva.  In Kerala, thiruvathira is a very famous festivals

Cheera Thoran / Spinach Stir Fry

  This is another healthy and tasty side dish prepared in Kerala as a side dish for rice.  It is a dry coconut based recipe where spinach is cooked and mixed with crushed coconuts, green chillies and shallots.  This is very easy to make except for the cleaning part.  Cleaning spinach takes a lot of time as it has a lot of mud which has to be removed completely.  The

Mooli Paratha / Radish Paratha

Today’s post is a healthy paratha, which is made with radish.  I used to make this paratha few years back (though not in the same way), but stopped making it when aloo paratha started taking preference over other parathas.  Recently, I got a request from a reader asking for recipes with radish.  Though I gave the suggestion as radish paratha, but she was worried about the raw smell of radish. 

carrot rice

Rice dishes are very popular and loved equally by everyone in India, though the name and style changes from place to place.  Whether it be dal rice, or variety rice or pulao, what ever be the name, everyone loves it.  And in South India, it is a custom to have rice in the afternoon for lunch.  Rice with sambar, upperi or poriyal, pappad, pickle, curd and rasam is considered to

Avial / Mixed Vegetable Curry

Avial is a dish prepared with as many vegetables as one can get.  It is a classic Kerala recipe.  It is a mix of all kind of vegetables in yogurt and grated coconut .  It makes use of vegetables like Ash gourd, pumpkin, raw banana, beans, yam, carrot, snake gourd, mango, long beans.  You can also add brinjals.  My grandmother adds bitter gourd along with that.  But I don’t add bitter

How To Make Kolhapuri Chicken Curry

Hello buddies. I am back again; this time with a scrumptious chicken curry recipe. Kolhapuri dishes are known for setting your tongue on fire and then may be making your eyes water. But you just cannot help eating them because they are so luscious and irresistibly delectable. Kolhapuri chicken curry is one such delicacy that is hugely popular at the restaurants in Maharashtra. My family just loves spicy food and