Curry · Fish · Indian · Kerala · Main Course · Non Vegetarian · Sides · South Indian

Meen Varatharachathu… another fish delicacy from Kerala..!


From the very first time I tasted Basa, I just fell in love with it. The meat was so juicy & it just melted in my mouth. I had, had a basa sizzler when I was out with a friend. The meat does not smell at all, unlike most other fish. If you like haddock,… Continue reading Meen Varatharachathu… another fish delicacy from Kerala..!

Chicken · Indian · Kerala · Main Course · Non Vegetarian · Sides · South Indian · Starters

Chicken Thoran.. from the yummy state of Kerala.. ;)


Chicken has been playing on my mind since a few days. K’s cousin also has been craving for some home cooked chicken. Unfortunately when K went to pick some chicken at the butchers, he gave him a very old chicken whose meat was very thready. I was so disappointed that I did not cook that… Continue reading Chicken Thoran.. from the yummy state of Kerala.. 😉

Andhra Pradesh · Bread & Savoury Bakes · Comfort Food · Herbs · Indian · Karnataka · Kerala · Quick Bites · Snack · South Indian · Tamil Nadu

Egg Puffs – A Savoury, South Indian Bakery treat


Is there anyone who has not had puffs for a snack? I guess there won’t be anyone I know of, unless of course you don’t like it.. Bakery products are quite famous in the Southern States of India… Apart from Bread, you get cream rolls, jam rolls, apple cakes, their basic cupcakes, different kinds of… Continue reading Egg Puffs – A Savoury, South Indian Bakery treat

Andhra Pradesh · Breakfast · Herbs · Indian · Karnataka · Kerala · Quick Bites · Sides · Snack · South Indian · Tamil Nadu · To Go · Vegetarian

The Versatile Aloo/Potato Bhaji – South Indian style


Who doesn’t love a good Masala Dosa.. what makes a Masala Dosa really special? Of course the bhaji added in between the dosa. This bhaji is so simple to prepare that if you’re a dosa lover, you will instantly stop going to restaurants once you learn to prepare this bhaji at home… This recipe is… Continue reading The Versatile Aloo/Potato Bhaji – South Indian style

Andhra Pradesh · Breakfast · Comfort Food · Fusion · Indian · Karnataka · Kerala · Konkani · Mangalorean · Quick Bites · Snack · South Indian · Tamil Nadu · Vegetarian

Mix-Veg Couscous Upma….


To begin with.. I’ll mention a few facts about Couscous… for the benefit of those who don’t know what couscous is all about… 🙂 they are tiny granules of Durum wheat which are cooking by steaming. It is traditionally served with a meat or vegetable stew spooned over it. Couscous is a staple food throughput… Continue reading Mix-Veg Couscous Upma….

Curry · Indian · Kerala · Main Course · South Indian · Vegetarian

Butternut Squash Olan…..


Olan is a popular dish from Kerala, usually prepared in Kerala during the harvest festival called Onam. Onam is a festival which commemorates the Vamana Avatar of Vishnu & the subsequent homecoming of the legendary emperor Mahabali. According to the legend, Kerala witnessed it golden era during the reign of Mahabali. It is the visit… Continue reading Butternut Squash Olan…..

Breakfast · Chutney/Relish/Dip · Comfort Food · Herbs · Indian · Kerala · Konkani · Mangalorean · South Indian · Tamil Nadu · Vegetarian

Alle Chutney/ Ginger Chutney


When you think of Pongal/Dosa/Idli/Vada/Akki Rotti/Rice Bhath/Ade/Semiya Upma… or any other South Indian breakfast dishes, the first accompaniment any South Indian will come up with would be this chutney. Very simple. Requires very basic ingredients & voila there you are this finger licking good chutney is ready.. Alle is what ginger is called in Konkani.… Continue reading Alle Chutney/ Ginger Chutney

Bread · Breakfast · Chicken · Comfort Food · Curry · Indian · Kerala · Main Course · Non Vegetarian · Nuts

Chicken Stew – Kerala Style


Food from the coastal region & me have always shared a bond… makes me feel at home instantly… food from Kerala is even more special as it brings back fond memories… I had an awesome bunch of roommates/flatmates from Kerala back in Bangalore when I was unmarried. We used to have crazy girl parties.. sometimes… Continue reading Chicken Stew – Kerala Style

Curry · Fish · Indian · Kerala · Main Course · Non Vegetarian · Rice · South Indian

Meen Molee/Boneless fish pieces in a fragrant Kerala style coconut curry


Hope each & everyone of you have kick started your weekend just the way you planned it.. For all those who are planning to fix a homemade meal for lunch or dinner here is a yummy fish curry from gorgeous Kerala.. Fish in Malayalam (the language spoken in Kerala) is called Meen. This curry is… Continue reading Meen Molee/Boneless fish pieces in a fragrant Kerala style coconut curry

Herbs · Indian · Kerala · Non Vegetarian · South Indian · Starters

Prawn Pepper Fry – Kerala style


Been a nice sunny day here in Glasgow today. Woke up with an awesome amount of sunlight filling my bedroom. I was so happy to wake up this way. 🙂 A song by the Beatles – “Here comes the Sun” came to my mind, been humming this song since the time I woke up.. 🙂… Continue reading Prawn Pepper Fry – Kerala style