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Kara Sev

On 16 October, 2017 By

Kara Sev (Kara Seva) is a spicy-hot variant of the kerala snack dish, madhura seva (മധുര സേവ). Kara Sev, where “Kara” denotes “heat /spicy” in Tamil and “Sev” is referres to fried noodles made from flour. The spice-heat in this dish comes from Pepper which is the key ingredient, along with besan and rice flours. Kara Seva is […]

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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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Senai Masiyal

On 30 March, 2015 By

Masiyal in Tamil- means Cooked and Smashed. This recipe here of a traditional Tamil cuisine preparation with Senai (Yam/ Karanai Kizhangu/ ചേന), a common root vegetable.  Yams in general are a good source of minerals and fiber and known to be a balanced nutrient with multiple health benefits. It can go […]

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On 16 March, 2015 By

Jigarthanda (meaning “cool heart” in Hindi) is a Tamil beverage specifically to Madurai region. It is very commonly served by roadside shops as chilling refreshment during summer season. The traditional recipe uses jelly made out of agar-agar (also known as china grass) in cold syrup prepared out of milk, rose water, sugar. […]

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Veg Kuruma

On 5 February, 2015 By

Vegetable Kuruma ( Korma) is the typical accompaniment with Chapati and sometimes even with Poori or Idiappam. Multiple variants of this side dish are common in south Indian cuisines, from state-to-state. The recipe I share here is of a customized healthy version of the Veg- Kuruma, using less oil and coconut. One can […]

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Iru Puli Kuzhambu

On 26 July, 2014 By

“Iru Puli Kizhambu” is a typical Tamil Brahmin Recipe, using both butter milk and tamarind. The mix of these two sour (puli) tasting ingredients in this recipe gets its name.  It’s tangy gravy with a mix of spice goes very well with rice, especially for sour loving people. There are many […]

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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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