Coconut gravies for some reason have a very comforting aspect – in flavors and in presentation. This wonderful and comforting Chicken Ishtew dish from Kerala, the land of the Gods, is just that. It is great when served with rice or with Appams. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 30 min Serves: 4 Ingredients: Boneless, Skinless Chicken thighs – 1 lb, cut to bite size pieces Medium Potato – 1, pealed, cut and rinsed White…"Chicken Ishtew (Chicken Stew) Kerala Recipe"
Fish, when delicately cooked with exotic flavors, makes the heart and the mind sing beautiful songs. In this recipe, the fish is steamed in a banana leaf, takes the dish to another level. The banana leaf flavors the fish ever so beautifully and delicately, making the taste buds very happy. Prep time: 15 min Marinating Time: 30 min Cook Time: 15-18 min Serves: 2-4 Ingredients: Fish Fillets (tilapia, salmon, flounder, halibut) – 1 lb For…"Coconut Fish (Steamed)"
Kottayam is a region in State of Kerala, land of the Gods! And this dish is a very fine example of that wonderful cuisine that we hear so much of. The flavorful fish with coconut and tamarind gravy is perfect with some white rice and is sure to transport you to the place. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 15 min Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: Tilapia or any Firm Fish – 1 lb, cut to bite…"Kottayam Fish Curry"
On the road trip in Kerala, we stopped at a small cluster of shops and treated our stomachs to some hot banana chips and some yummy authentic chai-a! The awesome display of mastery at making the chips looked so easy and had me try my hand at it and all I can say is “Thank God there is no record of what happened next….” Enjoy the hot Banana Chips with some chai-a 🙂"Glimpses of India – Banana Chips and Tea"
Puli Inji is a sweet and sour pickle made with tamarind and ginger. In the southern Indian state of Kerala, it is a delightful part of an Onam or Vishu sadhya meal. Try this pickle (chutney) recipe with rice, as it is traditionally served, or experiment with a piece of toast or as sandwich spread…delicious!"Puli Inji (Tamarind Ginger Pickle)"
Mango season is here and we wanted to share some of the beautiful dishes that can be created with this King of Fruits! This Pulissery (Puliserri) recipe is from Kerala and is great as a part of the traditional Sadhya meal for Vishu or Onam. The combination of flavors in this dish are mind blowing – it’s sweet from the Mango, sourness from the Yogurt and the spice kick from the Chilies. It is also…"Mango Pulissery (Sweet Mango Curry)"
Maria from MariasMenu.com was kind enough to share her knowledge of cooking from the Malabar region of the State of Kerala. This awesome Malabar Chicken Dish is a sure hit in every sense – the eye-appeal, the aroma, the texture, the taste and the sound (yup, you get to hear all the praises 😉 )! I first tried Malabar Chicken at a resort in Kerala and over the years tried to recreate the dish and…"Malabar Chicken Curry"
This fantastic nutritious packed Dosa made with majority Oats and lesser Rice is a perfect start (breakfast) or end (dinner) for the day. More of the Oats and less of the Rice makes this a lot easier to grind, a task that can become cumbersome at time. The flavor of the Oats in the Dosa is a great plus and makes us wonder why it was not like this to start with. Oats are known…"Oats Dosa – Healthy Dosa"
Kothu Parotta just means it’s ‘minced’ or ‘beaten-up’ Parotta…and there are a lot of variations to this wonderful dish that you can just whip up and impress everyone. The first time I had this dish was at a small little road-side shop in Trivandrum (aka Thiruvananthapuram), though origianally from Tamil Nadu! Enjoy this wonderful dish from my past:) Perfect for breakfast, brunch or just a snack."Kothu Parotta How-to Video"