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Darn Delicious Beef Fry, Kerala Style Irachi Ularthiyathu

Spicy beef fry or beef roast is a traditional dish from the South Indian state of Kerala. Cubed meat is cooked with spices till tender and roasted in a mix of onions, spices, and herbs till each morsel gets a caramelized coating of the spice mix. This dish is usually served with flatbreads and a …

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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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Thiruvathira Puzhukku – Root Vegetable Medley

Puzhukku is a  dish made   of  boiled/steamed  root vegetables mixed  with  seasoned  coconut paste. These are  served   either by itself  or  with  Kanji (rice) and a spiced chutney.  Thiruvathira  Puzhukku is made with a mix of  seasonal root  vegetables and beans.  The tubers  are nutritious  and  filling  while the beans are a source of protein making  it  ideal for ladies  who forgo rice  based meals as part of  the  Thiruvathira  rituals.Read More about Thiruvathira Puzhukku – Root Vegetable Medley

Home Made Grape Wine – A Treat For X’mas And Other Times

This homebrew with grapes locally known as Munthiri wine is brewed with care at homes in the western ghats of India. Homebrewing has been part of human culture from the time we started wondering about what to do with the excess harvest. This grape wine is the result of such attempts by generations. Contents Homebrewing …

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Weeknight Dinners – Curry In A Hurry With Sardines And Green Tomatoes

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.

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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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Spiced Egg in Pastry Shells – The South Indian Egg Puffs

Hard boiled eggs with a spicy mix of onions encased in a pastry shell or what we called egg puffs is a favorite tea time snack. These are not just tea time snack, pack a couple in the lunch box along with some fruit and it turns into a hearty lunch . This is easy to prepare , especially when you have pre-made puff pastry sheets.

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