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Duck Curry From Kuttanad – Tharavu Mappas

Tharavu Mappas is a traditional duck curry from the Kuttanad. It is a fragrant, rich dish in which pieces of duck are cooked in a sauce of coconut milk and spices. For many this is a must-have dish on the Christmas dinner menu. Kuttanad is the waterlogged region in the south Indian state of Kerala where boats and canoes were the main mode of transportation up …

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Varutharacha Sambar – Made With Fresh Roasted Coconut Spice Mix

Sambar is a spicy and tangy South Indian dish made with lentils and vegetables. This version of sambar is popular in Kerala and is usually made for special occasion meals like sadya. The mix of lentils and vegetables make it very nutritious and when paired with rice it becomes a complete meal.

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Pulisseri – Yogurt Curry With Coconut And Spices

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  cooking …

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Nadan Meen Curry With Coconut Milk

This is a delicious fish curry to make. Slices of fresh fish are simmered in spiced coconut milk sauce. It is flavored with kudampuli or kerala kokum for a mild sourness and chilies for heat , while the creamy coconut milk binds it all together. This dish is usually mad e with bone in fish making the curry thick and flavorful.

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Chole – Curried Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)

Chole or  Chana  Masala is a  popular North India dish made  with  chickpeas/ Garbanzo Beans.  Chickpeas are  a good  source of  lean protein.  Garbano beans  and  flour is  used in soups, stews , curries , breads  and  deserts.  It is perfect to be  scooped  up with  any bread or  served over rice.   This dish is …

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Chapathi Kurma And A Few Fond Memories

This is  the  a popular mix  vegetable  curry  from South India.   A  variety of  vegetables  are  cooked   with  whole/powdered  garam  masala  in a  rich  creamy gravy.  It is an  easy one  pan  dish   that goes  well  with  mildly spiced  rice   preparations  or  any flat  bread.

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