Sardines – now here is a fish that makes no apologies about being one. This tiny flavorful fish, for many, is an acquired taste – you either love them or can’t stand them. This recipe is for those in the first category. Once you fall in love with these there is no going back, notRead more
This is Ari Pathiri – the soft as feather rice flatbread. This gluten free bread goes by a few other names as well – nice pathiri , neriya pathiri and malabar pathiri , to name a few. As the last name on the list suggests it is very popular in the Malabar region of India. Read more
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
How do I describe Avial? A mix of vegetables in a tangy coconut sauce ? This could describe a number of things. This is a dish popular in Kerala and neighboring regions. Different variations of this recipe exist in other parts of south India – those I would refer to as “vegetables with inRead more
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
Happy Onam !!! So today is the first day of Onam – Onnam Onam or Utradam – the start day of 4 days of festivities. Clean up and get ready for the main festivities the next day – the Thiruvonam. No major sadya today, just a couple traditional dishes and of course the desertRead more
A few spices make the simple rice the center of the meal, inviting you to to reach for the fork.. that is ghee rice for me! Nei Choru or Ghee Rice used to be the staple of our mini household celebrations. Mom used to serve these with hearty sides like roasted coconut vegetablesRead more
Here is another coconut chutney – Fresh and Creamy Coconut Chutney. Of the many variations of coconut chutney this one screams “fresh and creamy”! The creaminess comes entirely from fresh ground coconut. Coconut is definitely the star here!