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…

Mutton Kofta curry ( Kerala style )

‘When you finally go back to your old hometown, you will realise it is not the home that you missed but your childhood.’ The summer of 2020 is different. I do not get to go back home to be with my parents nor do I get a chance to catch up with family and nieces…

Kerala Chicken Curry

Kerala cuisine – Abundant use of coconut oil, spices, grated coconut, crispy curry leaves, broken red chillies and thinly sliced shallots, not to forget coconut milk- the true essence of every traditional Kerala dish. Kerala cuisine just draws foodies from all over the world. You have to taste it to feel it. It’s overpowering! Unforgettable,…

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…