Sweet plantain fritters are known as pazham pori or ethakka appam in Kerala. These are made with ripe plantain slices.. The slices are batter fried to perfection resulting in a fritter with light crispy coating and sweet and soft fruit filling.
Here is a traopical flavored stew inspired by the Brazilian dish Moqueca de Camarones. Serve with rice or your favorite crunchy bread for a refreshing meal.
This no knead challah is a beginer friendly loaf. The bread is soft, eggy and delicious. It is easier than you imagine…
Homemade chicken stock is easy to make using a pressure cooker. High-pressure cooking extracts more flavors from the ingredients making the stock richer in nutrients and flavor. Try these in your favorite soups, stews or sauces
Thukpa is the Tibetan spicy noodle soup. This delicious soup combines Himalayan flavors with chicken, veggies, and noodles into one bowl. It is an easy one pot dish to prepare and serve.
Instant Pot/ Pressure cooker makes fresh and flavorful meals in very little time. This chicken and vegetables curry is easy to make and serve. it is flavored with a few aromatic spices , a touch of classic curry spices and coconut milk. Fresh flavors and curry spices blend beautifully in this dish.
Vattayappam is a soft and spongy rice cake popular in Kerala and neighboring regions. It is made with fermented rice batter. Coconut, sugar and cardamom are the other ingredients that add to its appeal. This cake takes very little hands on time to make.
This dish is inspired by chicken Alfredo pasta. It is creamy but dairy free and what is more – it is loaded with vegetables and spices. All these make
it the perfect one dish meal that is easy to make and serve on a busy evening.
Broken Wheat Payasam is a traditional Kerala dessert made with coconut milk, jaggery , broken wheat and spices. It is a delicious sweet treat that is served on special occasions.
This Korean inspired beef bowl creates that all day cooked taste in a fraction of the time. The meat is melt in the mouth tender and the sauce has a delicious mix of sweet , tangy and spicy flavors. Cooking and cleanup are a snap in this Instant pot version.
Pickled beets are a good addition to the pantry. These are easy to make and pickled in a lightly sweet and sour vinaigrette. The flavors of these pickled beets perfectly complements many dishes – like salads , sandwiches and can even be served as a side of roasts.
This is an easy one pot meal made in the Instant Pot. Basmati rice is cooked with spices, shrimp and vegetables in the pressure cooker (Instant Pot) to make this one pot meal with a good mix of carbs, protein and vitamins.
These brownies are made with everyday ingredients found in most kitchen – oil , eggs, cocoa, sugar, butter and flour ! It is seriously moist and chocolaty. Give it a try to find out how coconut oil makes taste way better!
Grilled duck pairs well with orange sauce. This version has a spiced orange sauce adding an extra zing to this delicious recipe. Duck breasts are easy to grill and do not require long marination or cooking . I have used Maple Leaf Farms Duck breasts here and flavors are clean and fresh.
These are Goan Style dry clams. Fresh clams are sauteed with a mix of coconut onion and spices. This dish captures the abundant bright
flavors of the coast. Serve it rice or just as an appetizer by itself .
Shrimp curry with raw mangoes is a popular seafood dish in Kerala. The raw mangoes add delicious tangy flavors to the dish while adding to the creaminess of the curry. This is an easy curry to make for a weeknight dinner.
Stir fries are easy to make and can be served along with a bowl of rice making it a satisfying and filling meal. This is such a dish that take just a few ingredients and in very little time makes a delicious meal. Basil and chilies coupled with fish sauce makes a delicious and aromatic dish.
Shaksuka is a popular comfort food in the middle east and north Africa. This easy dish is made by poaching eggs in a seasoned tomato based sauce. It is easy to make and when served with few slices of bread make for a crowd pleasing quick meal.
Wattalappam is creamy dairy free custard from Sri Lanka. It is made with egg, kithul jaggery , coconut milk and a dash of spices. Similar to flan or cream caramel it very earthy and divine at the same time.
Here is a vegan version of the cream of tomato soup. It comes together fast and is fresh, light, healthy and delicious ! You will not miss the extra calories or the creaminess !
The classic deviled eggs are an easy appetizer to make. Here is a spiced up version that is hot, tangy with a bit of sweet undertones. There are so many ways of flavoring deviled eggs that I guarantee you that you will never get tired of it.
Appam and Ishtu is a popular breakfast/dinner dish from Kerala. Here is the popular chicken Ishtu that is creamy, aromatic and with a hit of
heat ! It is an easy dish to make and when served with lacy appams is a dream come true !
This is a popular beef dish from Kerala. bite sized pieces of meat is cooked to tenderness and coated with a mouthwatering mix of spices. Copious amount of sliced coconut and curry leaves accompany these tiny morsels — Finger licking deliciousness !
Tharavu Mappas is a a traditional duck curry from the Kuttanad. Traditionally duck is cooked in a gravy of fragrant spices and coconut milk for long . This is a lighter and quicker version but still very creamy and fragrant.
If you are a sardine lover this is will make you very happy ! It is an easy fish curry The green tomatoes adds fresh tart flavors perfectly complementing the fish. Canned sardines takes only a few minutes to absorb the flavors and you have a bright and creamy creamy curry in under 30 minutes.
I love this rustic loaf ! Sun-dried tomatoes bring intense sweet and tangy flavors to the bread and add beautiful specs of color. This is perfect to make a simple sandwich or to have with a bowl of soup !
A quick and easy recipe for backyard grilling. Chicken breast strips marinated in a cilantro lemon sauce is tender and juicy , not to mention that it takes only a few minutes of grilling to cook through.
Dosa is by far the most popular South Indian Dish. This is a healthy crepe made with a naturally fermented rice and lentil batter. These are so popular that, many
A classic marble cake . The swirl patterns are only limited by one’s imagination. Vanilla and chocolate cake batter alternate and swirl together to form a lovely design that is treat for the eyes and the taste buds.
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.
Lemon rice is an easy snack or a quick lunch item. It is a tangy flavorful recipe where cooked rice is flavored with lemon and seasoned with spices. This popular south Indian version is served with a few chips and may be a side of pickle.
Fish cooked with spices and flaked and mixed with grated coconut makes for a simple and satisfying meal! This coastal dish is brimming with fresh flavors and best made with mild fish , or tiny fish !
Goji berry Orange Cake takes the regular yellow cake into another level. The flavors are bright and the cake is moist . Serve on its own or with orange icing drizzle o r light chocolate drizzle.
Parippu Vada is a popular snack in kerala. These are made with split peas or chana dal and are perfect tea time snack for a rainy day !
This is a quick and nutritious dinner idea. Spinach and salmon cook together with spices and coconut milk and in less than 30 minutes a delicious curry is ready to be served !
This is a quick and light recipe for an easy weeknight meal or for a quick lunch . Pair these shrimps with a quick salad
The other day I got to pick a bag of oranges from a friend’s backyard. Fresh sweet oranges are always a treat, especially when handpicked and had fresh. I
This is a healthy and delicious cake . Carrots and beets give it its wonderful color and keeps it moist. Use part whole wheat flour for added nutritional value. The spices blend beautifully with the sweetness of the vegetables.