Ingredient: salt

Creamy Ginger Prawns (Shrimp) served with garden salad
easy, gluten free, Main Course, non vegetarian, seafood, Starters

Creamy Ginger Prawns (Shrimp)

Tasty prawns (shrimps) with warm aroma of ginger, with mellow richness of silky cream, mild fieriness from chilies and black pepper, all topped up with fresh coriander leaves – pure bliss!

What memories does a tasty plate of seafood evoke? Is it about seashores, or great beaches were you have been to, or fun times at some fantastic vacations, or a great restaurant you have visited?

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

Mushroom and Spinach with Burnt Garlic
easy, Main Course, ovo vegetarian, Starters, vegetarian

Mushroom and Spinach with Burnt Garlic

I have been asked why my posts are always about chicken, meat, fish or seafood. They ask “Do you not eat (or cook) any vegetables?”. The answer is “yes, I do.” In fact, while growing up, for every meal, my mom used to serve two vegetable based curries. Even now, we have at least one vegetable dish included in our lunch and dinner meals. But, for me, the “hero” in all those meals has been the protein, which is the aforesaid chicken, meat or fish. That’s why I almost, always, post these “hero” recipes.

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!

Erachi Choru (Meat Rice Kerala Style)
Main Course, medium, non vegetarian

Erachi Choru (Meat Rice Kerala Style)

Erachi Choru is a traditional meat and rice recipe from the Malabar region of Kerala. Made with all the great spices of Malabar, and flavorful coconut oil, it is the taste and love of Kerala in a plate. For me, this recipe started from an insatiable craving for Biriyani, my favourite rice dish on a Sunday afternoon. It was a lazy weekend, and I didn’t have the patience or time to cook a proper biriyani. Nevertheless, the craving to devour some rice and meat cooked with spices was not just going away. Just before I was about to order a…