Beef Fry ( Kerala style)

When I think of my hometown Kerala, I think of its natural scenic beauty, it’s greenery, the backwaters and of course the food. The ultimate dish is Syrian beef fry loved by Malayalees and Non- Malayalees around the world. Beef fry and a Malayalee go hand in hand. Not surprising! Kerala is one state where…

Chicken and sweet potato roast

Cook, eat and be happy…….. I’m always happy when I cook chicken. The options are plenty and we love chicken. In fact, most of us do. Chicken can be grilled, tava fried, a nice curry, fried and even roasted. This particular roast with sweet potatoes is tasty, easy to make and doubles up as a…

Spicy Crab Masala Roast

“The crab that walks too far falls into the pot.” Crab is a seafood we really do not buy often as my daughter is allergic. But with Rhea away for her studies, and my Fishman at the back of me to pick up some fresh crabs, I finally gave in. We just loved the crab…

Prawn Malai Curry

” I’m on a seafood diet, when i see food, I eat it.” -Anonymous Prawn Malai curry- smooth, lightly spiced and full of flavour. The ideal curry in a jiffy, be it for steamed rice, sticky jasmine rice, could be even for something as simple as hot dosas. All of us at home love our…

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…

Prawns and Chinese Potato Kerala Fry

In Kerala, we call this dish Chemeen and khoorka olathu. This is a versatile dish you can have this with either Puttu or flaky parathas or just even plain rice. All you need is fresh prawns and cooked Chinese potato. It is spicy, full of flavour and is really the taste of Kerala -God’s own…

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….

Creamy Fish Bake

Cooking well doesn’t mean cooking fancy. – Julia Child I have this mindset when I come across a recipe, it should be short, all the ingredients should be freely available and in my mind, when I go through the recipe, I should get a feeling the end product is going to be good. Good food…

Spicy chicken (Dry)

“Follow your bliss especially when it leads you to the smell of a well – cooked chicken curry.” Chicken is such a versatile protein, there is so much you can do. We, as a family love chicken and let me tell you there are so many lip- smacking options . This spicy chicken is a…

Keema Masala

For most foodies, Food is life, the next best thing we foodies do after eating good food is talk about it and that too elaborately. The flavour, the taste and above all, how perfectly cooked! Good food brings us alive and there’s no denying it. Keema, be it mutton, chicken, beef is so versatile. Keema…