Red Coconut Chutney – From Kerala

Red Coconut Chutney

  This is a  typical  Coconut  Chutney prepared  in Kerala homes.  This creamy,  red  coconut chutney  has  smokey undertones and  a  tinge of tang. I have  had it umpteen times – mom,  granny,   countless aunt’s  and  a  few  friends are   all  experts   when it  comes  to  making  Coconut  Chutney.   The  taste isRead more

How To Make Fresh Coconut Milk At Home

Coconut Milk

Let me be  honest, I am not  above using  canned  coconut  milk. With every passing year  the canned milk seems  to  get  better  with less and less additives  and  more  creamy coconut  taste.  But  nothing  compares  to  the  taste of freshly extracted   coconut  milk.   Food  tastes  heavenly when  slow  cooked  in  thin  coconutRead more

Sirke Wale Pyaz – Recipe For Pickled Onions

Sirke Wale Pyaz - Vinegar Onions

Red onions  soaked  in vinegar  turn  beautiful shade of  pink. We  love  these  pickled  onions  or  Sirke Wale Pyaz.   The  only thing I  remember from my first  ever Punjabi  thali  are  these  beautiful  pink  onions.  Wonder  how  many years (decades!) ago was  that ?  I am  glad  that I could  remember  anything   atRead more

Jowar Roti – Shorgum Flat Breads

Jowar Roti

Jowar or  Sorghum  rotis , flat breads, are  popular in many parts of  South India. In fact  we had our  first taste of taste of  Jowar Roti  at Hampi in Karnataka.  These  Jolada Roties, as  they were  called  locally, are  soft and  extremely delicious.  They have  more of  a  melt in the  mouth  quality comparedRead more

Ube (Purple Yam) Bread – Color Me Purple !!!

Isn’t this beautiful ! This loaf is  made  with ube  commonly known as the is  purple  yam or  purple  sweet potato.  In fact Ube should be  for  uber beautiful and  Uber  healthy too.These   are   loaded  with vitamin  A & C,  potassium and  Anthocyanin.  Suffice  to  say   that if  you don’t  want to drinkRead more

Chapathi Kurma And A Few Fond Memories

This chapathy kurma   dinner  always  takes  me  back to the   road trips  and   the  roadside  dinners in   India.  Mix  vegetable kurma is  a  standard  fare in many South India restaurants .  Quite  rightly too ,  as these  go well with rice   dishes  like  Pulao, or Biryani  or  can  be  servedRead more