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Papada vada (batter fried papad/popadum/appalam)

Pappada Vada (batter fried papad)

Made with a handful of ingredients, pappada vada is a crispy snack ideal for your evening tea. Mix the ingredients, make a batter, dip, and fry the papadams – it takes only a few minutes. You’ll be surprised at how the papadam transforms into a signature snack.

Avial (Aviyal/Kerala Mixed Vegetable Curry)

Avial (Aviyal/Kerala Mixed Vegetable Curry)

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).

Burmese Khow Suey (Curried Noodle Soup)

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. ïżŒ

Mushroom and Spinach with Burnt Garlic

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

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)

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)

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…