Breaded Chicken Cutlets

“Anyone can cook but only the fearless can be great.” – Chef Gusteau Chicken cutlets -everybody’s favourite. Chicken mince or Kheema that is cooked along with an eclectic mix of indian spices, so that the chicken mince absorbs all the different flavours. Mashed potato is added to the mixture, after which it is shaped into…

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…

Mushroom and Corn Biryani

I was trying to loose weight…. I saw Biryani…. Biryani saw me…. Biryani disappeared! -Ayaz Khan Who does not like Biryani? We love Biryani and I make it for Sunday lunch at least once a month if not twice. I love trying out different ways and methods to make biryani- whatever the end result may…

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…

Prawn Masala – Kerala style

  “If given a choice I can live on a deserted island sit under a coconut tree and eat prawns all day.” Black Phoenix   Prawn masala/roast/ ularthu – Kerala style , a spicy dish, filled with the flavour of cocum, spices added and of course the coconut oil, not to forget the fried, crunchy pieces…

Tandoori bites

“True happiness is whiskey and tandoori chicken.” Tandoori chicken – flavourful, spicy, smoky chicken loved by millions all over the world. It’s the perfect dish to introduce you to the world of Indian spices. When grilled, the chicken is soft, succulent and flavoursome. I make grilled chicken very often as all you need is some…

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…

Fish Biriyani

“The destiny of every Biriyani is to be eaten – eaten without guilt.” Biriyani is a true delicacy in every Indian household. It is a one- dish meal, it’s tasty and everyone loves it. Fish does not require too much of a marination so the whole cooking process could be over in about 45 minutes….

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…