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Chicken and almond salad with mint-cilantro dressing
beginner, dairy free, gluten free, non vegetarian, Salads, Starters

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.
Sliced cucumber, carrots, cherry tomatoes, and shredded lettuce provides a fresh, nutritious base. Almonds add an element of crunch to the salad, and the pepper-flavoured chicken completes the healthy protein option. The mint-cilantro dressing with a hint of lime juice brings a fresh, tangy twist, and holds this salad together.

Pavakka Theeyal (Karela/Bitter Gourd/ Bitter Melon cooked with roasted coconut)
dairy free, easy, gluten free, Main Course, ovo vegetarian, vegan, vegetarian

Pavakka Theeyal (Karela/Bitter Gourd/ Bitter Melon cooked with roasted coconut)

Theeyal is a traditional Kerala delicacy made with roasted coconut, spices and tamarind. When made with bitter gourd, this becomes a treat for your taste buds. The mellow, yet distinct bitterness adds depth to the tangy spice flavours. Let me share an easy-to-make take on the traditional Pavakka Theeyal recipe that’ll help you cook a healthy, yet tasty dish with bitter gourd (Karela).

Homemade Fish Cutlet/Croquette
dairy free, easy, non vegetarian, seafood, Snacks, Starters

Homemade Fish Cutlet/Croquette

While we were growing up (and even now), my parents were always against junk (fast) food. They firmly believed, rightfully so, in the importance of having tasty, healthy, home-cooked food. My mom was a stay-at-home mom, and she used to cook all these great snacks that we gorged on after coming back from school in the evening. These fish cutlets were one such home-made snack that we looked forward to. Made fresh with fish, potatoes, spices, and filling up the kitchen with the delicious smell of fried breadcrumbs, this is definitely one of the chart toppers if I have to pick my favourites.

Burmese Khow Suey (Curried Noodle Soup)
dairy free, Main Course, medium, non vegetarian, Salads, Soups, Soups

Burmese Khow Suey (Curried Noodle Soup)

If something can be called a bowl of happiness, this could well be it. Khow Suey is a delicious noodle dish from Burma made with egg noodles, curried chicken and coconut milk. Served with a variety of condiments, each spoon full of soup you eat will be bursting with flavours! Khow Suey is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Burmese cuisine. ÔŅľ

Coriander Fried Chicken
dairy free, easy, non vegetarian, Starters

Coriander Fried Chicken

This is not a typical batter fried chicken. This is not a typical Indian chicken fry either! Enough of all the negativity. It takes less than 45 minutes from reading this recipe to serving some great food – try this recipe, and cook some amazing fried chicken. Crispy on the outside, tender and juicy inside – this fried chicken ticks all the boxes! By the way, the name comes from the coriander powder used in the marinade.

Kerala Mixture (Chivda)
dairy free, medium, ovo vegetarian, Snacks, vegan, vegetarian

Kerala Mixture (Chivda)

Spicy Mixture – This humble snack, in its various avatars, is a popular, omnipresent item in all bakeries and hot chips shops across Kerala. When you have guests at home for tea, the spread is not complete without a serving of mixture. Despite being a big fan of the mixture, I had never thought that one day I’ll make this at home.

You can also make this at home. No additives, no preservatives, and no reused oil! Just a tasty, crispy snack!