Burnt Garlic Chilly Fish

“In the hands of an able cook, fish can become an inexhaustible source of perpetual delight.” -Savarin Burnt garlic chilli fish is tasty, simple and just so delightfully addictive. It’s been a while since I posted, where have the days gone? During the Covid lockdown I took to learning an art online -mandala art. To…

Tawa Kulcha/ Indian bread

India with its rich heritage and diverse culture can boast of an array of Indian breads we are proud of and just cannot do without. Mostly made from Atta, Flour, Rice flour, lentils and pulses, on any special occasion, regardless of community and where we all live, an Indian bread will be noticeably present on…

Paneer Badami

“I just love to see you in my plate.” I love paneer, its high protein and a very versatile ingredient. You can make croquettes, a bake, tandoori tikka which is a hot favourite, a cheesy sandwich filling , a spicy wrap and of course a delicious curry, to name a few. Whenever I fall short…

Paneer Pulao

“Laughter is the brightest when food is the best.“ What’s the difference between a Pulao and a Biriyani? Pulao is definitely lighter, could be because of the limited use of ginger -garlic, spices, curd to name a few ingredients. This is a Pulao that’s light, pleasing to the eye with bursts of sunshine yellow paneer…

Kali Mirch Paneer

“There is no sincerer love, than the love for paneer.” Kali mirch paneer is mildly spiced, has lots of milk , a dash of cream and the goodness of pepper. All the ingredients are happily available in every kitchen and it takes hardly any time to put together this very tasty paneer/ cottage cheese dish….

Malabar Paratha

Malabar paratha – flaky, fluffy, crispy yet soft. An accompaniment to the world famous Syrian beef fry. An absolute favourite of the young and old, for the rich and the famous too. It’s a winning combination, most often at a thattukada, or even at a good mallu joint. The process is a wee bit tedious…

Kerala Chicken roast

“Food is the most primitive form of comfort.” -Shielah Graham Westbrook Chicken Roast down south specially Kerala – is succulent pieces of chicken marinated and cooked on a slow flame in its own juices. There is no additional water added and this dish requires a little patience. It is spicy, moist and well worth all…

Sannas

Sannas is a very popular dish among the Manglorian and Goan Catholic community. This is usually served with an authentic chicken or pork curry. Sannas are fluffy, white rice cakes which resemble idlis, the texture is soft and it’s flavour is very, very pleasant. I make sannas at home very often and I find all…

Paneer and Capsicum masala

Cottage cheese or Paneer as we call it is a mildly flavoured end product that remains after curdling the milk and throwing off most of the whey. Half a cup of paneer is a low calorie high protein snack. Since I have sisters in Delhi and Mumbai, whenever they come down to kochi, accompanying them…

Mushroom and Cucumber Pulao

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” – James Beard. When all you want to do is wind up cooking as fast as possible, the dish I go to and make is a simple pulao or biriyani – it’s quick , easy and tasty. All you need is Basmati rice and a peep into…