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  • Oats Pancake with Dates & Almonds

    Oats Pancake with Dates & Almonds

    There are some recipes that you want to try as soon as you hear about them. Last weekend, a cousin who was visiting us, told us about this amazing pancake recipe of hers. It's easy to make, delicious, and promises a healthy start to your day! This is an easy, ...

  • Kerala Fish Curry

    Kerala Fish Curry

    Recently I wrote about kappa (tapioca/cassava), and it's significance in the culinary culture of Kerala. This post is about the perfect companion - the Kerala fish curry (Naadan Mulakkita Meen Curry). Kerala's vast coastline, backwaters, and numerous rivers provide a plethora of fish and other seafood. Access to all this ...

  • Mushy Tapioca (Cassava/Kappa)

    Mushy Tapioca (Cassava/Kappa)

    What's common between the people of the South Indian state of Kerala and the South American country of Brazil? There is the obvious answer - "football", but I am fishing for something else here! Other than football, it's the love for cassava, aka tapioca, that brings them together! This tuber, ...

  • Egg Bhurji

    Egg Bhurji

    Egg bhurji, to me, is like an Indian version of scrambled eggs. It's not that a traditional scrambled eggs is not sufficient. It's just that we love our spices, and we love to show them off! Breakfast, on a weekday, is a two-minute business for us. I love to start ...

  • Raw Papaya Stir-Fry

    Raw Papaya Stir-Fry

    This recipe is from my granma's kitchen. Made with ingredients commonly found in the family kitchens of rural Kerala, this lovely dish showcases some great local produce the tropical climate has to offer. Freshly grated raw papaya, and freshly grated coconut form the heart and soul of this dish. These ...

  • Vangi Bath (Eggplant Rice)

    Vangi Bath (Eggplant Rice)

    Eggplant - the vegetable that goes by several names, Aubergine, Brinjal, and Baigan to name a few, is not your definite crowd-pleaser. While there are a lot of people who love this humble, unassuming vegetable, there is also a significant group who have their reservations about it. I was one ...

  • Mutton Curry - Kerala Style

    Mutton Curry - Kerala Style

    Mutton, a distinctly-flavoured meat, is a favourite red meat in Indian cuisines. Marinate, and slow cook with spices, and you bring out all the great flavours into a delicious dish. This mutton (lamb) recipe, slow-cooked in authentic Kerala style is mildly hot, and spicy, and has many great ingredients that ...

  • Chettinad Chicken Curry

    Chettinad Chicken Curry

    This recipe is from one of the most aromatic and spiciest cuisines of India - Chettinad! Chettinad cuisine, from the Chettinad region of the South Indian state Tamil Nadu, is known for it's distinctly aromatic and spicy style. Chettinad cuisine is distinctly aromatic, spicy, and fiery. It has a lot ...

  • Chicken and Mushroom Soup

    Chicken and Mushroom Soup

    I don't remember the first soup that I ate. It must have been a hot and sour soup, or a cream of chicken soup, or even a tomato soup. It was much later that I came across clear soup options like Thai Tom Yums and other Asian noodle soups. Now ...

  • Chicken and Almond Salad with Mint-Cilantro Dressing

    Chicken and Almond Salad with Mint-Cilantro Dressing

    Here is an easy-to-make, fresh, and healthy salad recipe. This salad is ideal for a quick, weeknight dinner, and makes it a tasty, satisfying meal. This recipe is gluten-free, and paleo friendly. Sliced cucumber, carrots, cherry tomatoes, and shredded lettuce provides a fresh, nutritious base. Almonds add an element of ...