If you have been to a traditional Kerala feast (Sadya), at a wedding, a ceremony, or a festival like Onam, you would have definitely come across and tasted Avial (Aviyal), served alongside twenty or more other vegetarian dishes, and felt amazed how elegantly it stood out as the hero on the plate (or the plantain leaf in truly traditional instances).
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.
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.
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!
This onion and pepper crab marries the delicate flavours of crab with the sweetness of caramelized onions and the punctuated fieriness of black pepper.
Summer is coming. Here is a refreshing drink from the coasts of Goa. Kokum juice is a popular drink from Goa. Kokum, also called Malabar Tamarind, is known for its digestive qualities and is a rich source of vitamins. It is an essential part of the Goan cuisine, and can be found across the recipes f