Mathanga-Vanpayar Erissery(Instant Pot method)

A delicious Kerala sadya dish made with pumpkin(mathanga) and red cow peas(vanpayar) with a coconut gravy. This is a perfect dish to enjoy with hot rice. Erissery is a very common Onam/Vishu sadya special. Dishes with pumpkin(mathanga) is very much loved by all of us. I make our naadan sadya dishes like pachadi, erissery, aviyal…

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Shrimp Scampi Naan Pizza

Who don’t love a quick easy pizza for dinner? If you have shrimp, a packet of frozen naan, butter and a few other basic pantry staples, then get ready to make this easy pizza. You can have a quick snack or a pizza dinner in no time… If you are planning a party, this is…

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Beef Ularthiyathu/ Kerala Style Beef fry

I am an ardent fan of beef recipes. I have already shared my beef cutlet and beef puffs recipes. Of all the beef recipes that I tried, this is the one which is very close to my heart. I learned to prepare this dish from my mother. This was one of her staple dish which…

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Kottayam Style Red Fish Curry

Being a Kottayamkaari, I wanted the first seafood recipe entry in my blog to be our family favorite Kottayam style red fish curry:) I am a great admirer of fish recipes and this is a dish I grew up eating and is my all time favorite to go with rice. My mother used to cook…

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Beetroot Pachadi

This is the season of Onam, the main festive holiday season of Kerala and I am back with an Onam sadya(feast) recipe this time. My childhood memories of Onam sadya were always three or four vegetarian dishes along with a non veg presence served on a banana leaf. Frankly speaking I was more curious about…

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Chicken Pepper Roast

Hailing from the land of spices, we have a strong liking for spices in our food. Our favorite is black pepper and we make a variety of pepper based dishes. My husband loves recipes with a dominant pepper flavor and if I borrow his words, this is our favorite “Nalla kurumulakitt varattiyedutha chicken roast” which…

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Ground Beef Tacos

I tasted tacos for the first time when I visited a friend. She served me ground beef tacos and on my first bite, I fell in love. I loved the combination of crispy corn tortillas with a juicy beef filling topped with sour cream and veggies. If you can load your needed proteins, veggies and…

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Butternut Squash and Drumsticks in Coconut gravy

Coconut based gravies are a regular part of our lunch menu when it’s a kerala style oonu. We enjoy other cuisines and try recipes from other cuisines at home. But when the lunch is a naadan oonu with moru curry and coconut based side dishes, it is full on nostalgia. Even when we are away…

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