Fresh home made chicken stock

Homemade Chicken Stock | Instant Pot | Pressure Cooker

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

Boneless Fried chichen bites - chicken pakora

Irresistible Chicken Pakoras – And Rainy Day Blues

Chicken Pakora or pakoda is an often-requested snack or appetizer at our home. Bite-sized flavorful fried chicken – pakoras have a crispy thin outer coating with a perfectly cooked juicy chicken tucked inside.

Vattayappm - the soft and spongy sweet Rice Cake From Kerala

Vattayappam – Soft And Spongy Yeasted Steam Cakes

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.

Easy Peanut butter fudge from scratch

Easy 4 Ingredient Home Made Peanut Butter Fudge

This is one of the easiest fudge recipes. It takes only 4 ingredients and comes together in 15 minutes or less. The fudge has softe texture and is loaded with peanut flavors.

Pickled Beets – Right In Your Fridge

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.

Grilled Duck Breasts With Spiced Orange Sauce

Grilled Duck Breasts With Spicy Orange Sauce

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.

Coconut Based Shrimp Curry With Raw Mangoes

Chemmeen Manga Curry – Shrimp Curry With Raw Mangoes

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 Fried Thai Basil Chili Beef

Thai Inspired Stir Fried Basil Chili Beef

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.

Kicked Up Deviled Eggs

Kicked Up Deviled Eggs – Deviled Eggs With a Spicy Twist

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. 

Koova Kurukkiyathu - Arrowroot Halva

Koova Kurukkiyathu – Arrowroot Halva

Koova kurukku is a simple and easy sweet to make. It takes only 3 main ingredients – arrowroot powder, jaggery and water. In about 15 minutes you have a sweet with jelly like consistency. A little grated coconut is added for some texture.

Tharavu Mappas - Duck Curry From Kuttanad

Tharavu Mappas – Duck Curry From Kuttanad

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.

Ghee Rice - Delicately flavored aromatic rice

Mildly Spiced – Ghee Rice

Ghee rice is a mildly flavored fragrant rice usually made with Basmati or similar varieties. It is delicious on its own. It is a versatile dish that can be served with plain dal or with a spicy kurma. Aromatic spices are sauted in ghee and the rice is stir fried and cooked. Each grain in turn absorbs the flavors ..

Kalathappam - Sweet Rice cake made in the pressure cooker

Sweet Kalathappam – A Traditional Snack Cake From Malabar

Kalathappam is north Malabar sweet snack. It is stove top cake or cooker cake make usually in a pressure cooker. It is made with rice , coconut , jaggery and flavored with surprise – pearl onions ! Try it and I am sure you will fall in love with it too.

Nei Payasam From Kerala

Nei Payasam – Food For The Gods And Indulgance For The Mortals

Nei Payasam is a cherished offering of Kerala temples. The gods love Nei Paysasam , so do the  devotees, the  non religious folks  and  even  the atheists.  Rice, ghee, and jaggery are the three main ingredients. These 3 blend together to create such incredible flavors that often times no other flavoring are needed !

South Indian Style Tangy Lemon Rice

South Indian Style Tangy Lemon Rice Recipe

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.

Kerala style vegan stew mad e with potatoes

Ishtu – Kerala Style Potato Stew

This is a popular dish made with potatoes and usually served with Appam. The creamy potato Ishtu is flavored with coconut milk and spices.

Curried Salmon with Spinach

Curried Salmon With Spinach

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 !

Jowar Roti - Soft Flat bread made with Shorgum flour

Jowar Roti – Shorgum Flat Breads

Jowar or Sorghum is an nutritious , ancient grain. Soft and delicious flat breads can be made with jowar. These are preferred over wheat in many parts of South India.

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup- light and fragrant soup

Thai Style Chicken Noodle Soup – Diary Free, GF

The Thai inspired Chicken noodle soup is spicy, fragrant and light. Lemon grass and a dash of fish sauce flavor it ever so lightly while the chilies add some heat. It is diary free and gluten free and perfect when you are feeling under the weather .

Flax Seed Chutney Powder

Flaxseed Chutney Powder

Flax seed chutney powder  is  an easy way to  increase the nutritional  value  of  any , well  almost any, dish. Chutney powders are  used as an  accompaniment  to a  variety

Seven Cups Burfi - Indian fudge made with chickpea flour

Seven Cups Burfi – Simple No Fail Diwali Sweet

This fudge like dessert gets its name from the ingredients used – 7 cups in all. It is made with very common ingredients in the Indian pantry and requires no high level cooking skills. The burfi of fudge made is delicious and has a unique texture to it.

Palada - Rice Noodle Kheer

Palada – Not the Humble Rice Pudding

Palada is a milk based kheer made with fresh rice noodles or ada . This is a gluten free dessert that is in a semi liquid form. The noodles are prepackaged or sometimes freshly made. The sweetened thick with bits of soft melt in the mouth ada is the perfect end to a traditional Kerala feast. Drink up the liquid and savor the ada by itself or mix it all up and enjoy by the spoonfuls !

How To Make Rice Ada For Kerala style pradhamans and payasams

Easy Method To Make Rice Ada For Payasam

Ada is fresh rice noodles. These are usually used to make kheers like palada or ada pradhaman. traditionally a thin batter of rice four is steamed just set and broken into flat noodle bits. it is gluten free and nut free. Fresh ada adds texture and body to the kheers and has a melt in the mouth quality to it.