Varutharacha Sambar – Made With Fresh Roasted Coconut Spice Mix

Varutharacha Sambar

If you know  your  South Indian food, they you  are definitely familiar with sambar. Loosely speaking, it is  a  spicy and tangy  curry made  with vegetables and  lentils .  This is one description  that is  not  gong  to   sit  well  with Sambar  aficionados, and  I wont  argue  with them.  So I am  not  going  to Read more

Puliseeri – Yogurt Curry With Coconut

Pulisseri

Pulisseri or Pulissery  is  yogurt based  curry that  is  flavored  with  ground  coconut  and  a few  spices.  This  traditional Kerala dish is  made very often in  Kerala homes it  takes  very little  cooking  time and  umpteen  variations  are  possible. Unlike  many  other  curries, you don’t  need  to  rely on a  spice paste or  elaborate  cookingRead more

Nadan Meen Curry With Coconut Milk

Nadan Coconut Milk Fish Curry

This is  one of  the  most  common  fish  curries  made  in Kerala  homes.  Fresh caught fish ,  fresh coconut milk ,  green chilies  and  curry leaves  right  from the  backyard  or  fresh from the  market,  coconut  oil  and kokum ,   these are the  ingredients  that  make  this  dish  irresistible  to  sea food  lovers.  NotRead more

Curried Salmon With Spinach

Curried Salmon With Spinach

This  dish is  inspired  by my childhood.   No there  were no  Salmon in South India, but   fish was  plentiful, as were  Amaranth leaves.  Purple  amaranth was  our  favorite   Mom used  to  make “Cheera thoran” or  stir fried amaranth leaves with coconut .  Amaranth  leaves  are more  nutritious  than  spinach  and  a  mealRead more

Chapathi Kurma And A Few Fond Memories

This chapathy kurma   dinner  always  takes  me  back to the   road trips  and   the  roadside  dinners in   India.  Mix  vegetable kurma is  a  standard  fare in many South India restaurants .  Quite  rightly too ,  as these  go well with rice   dishes  like  Pulao, or Biryani  or  can  be  servedRead more

Olan – Spice it Up , Just A Little

Olan is  another essential part of  sadya  dishes. It is  quite  simple   to make   and  very mild in taste.  It  might  surprise  many to learn  that very many of  the  south Indian  dishes  are nothing  like what  the  rest  of  the  world  knows  as “Indian Food”. Olan  is  served as a  side dish for  the  carb ofRead more