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For long I was thinking of consolidating a few recipes for postpartum (post-delivery) care dishes. Vazhakkai (Green banana) – Chena (elephant yam) Mezhukkupuratti is the first one to go in to this category. The blend of these vegetable with coconut pieces in the sauté style preparation make this dish a perfect accompaniment […]

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Chicken Mezhukkupuratty

On 15 February, 2017 By

Mezhukkupuratti is a delicious oily stir fry recipe from Kerala, typically prepared with vegetables such as Ladies Finger, Long Beans or Raw Banana. In this recipe I gave a non-vegetation touch to the Mezhukkupuratti preparation using chicken instead of vegetable, along with the traditional ingredients- spices, sliced onions and green chilies.

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On 19 November, 2016 By

Only recently realized that I am missing one of the most common side dish of South Indian Cuisines – The Sambar (സാമ്പാർ). This lentil-based vegetable stew is prepared as a semi-thick gravy dish with tamarind and a special masala mix. Sambar is popular in South Indian and Sri Lankan cuisines and […]

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Fish Thoran

On 24 October, 2016 By

A blend of grated coconut and minced fish as a perfect side dish to go with rice, for fish lovers. Though not a common preparation in Kerala cuisine, we do see some similar recipes prepared with tuna fish in some parts of the state. Fish with thick flesh is a perfect […]

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A spicy dish in authentic Kerala Style with  chemmen (prawns) in well balanced flavors,  Chemmen Roast (കൊഞ്ച് /ചെമ്മീൻ ഉലർത്തിയത് ) goes well with Kerala Boiled Rice and/or other main course dishes like chapattis or parotta. As like other roast recipes from Kerala cuisine, this can be served as a starter/touchings  on […]

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Beetroot Thoran

On 3 September, 2016 By

Another thoran (poriyal) recipe from Kerala cuisine. Thoran preparations – finely chopped vegitable, saute with gratted coconut masala- are very common for Malayalee cuisines for daily meal as well as an unavoidable as a side dish to go in to the Sadya Vattam (feast). Beatroot is very common vegitable used for […]

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Taste of Gods Own Country

The cuisine of Kerala is linked in all its richness to the land’s history, geography & culture. It has a multitude of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes prepared using fish, poultry and meat, which differentiate Kerala from rest of the main land.

Festival Dishes

Festival time is the time to simulate taste buds! It has no limitation on geographical or religious. Here is my recipe collection on the festival dishes. It’s a few now, but I will make sure to improve on the collections soon …..

Healthy Diet Kitchen

A healthy living starts from the Kitchen… For my kitchen I try to make my recipes suitable for a better diet way of eating, unless otherwise noted.

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