Roasted Squid / Koondal varattiyathu – How to make Roasted Squid

Here is another lip smacking dish made of squid – roasted squid or koondal varattiyathu. Usually when I get fresh squid, I make either Roasted Squid or Spicy Squid Fry. Both are equally delicious. While fried squid is a dry side dish, roasted squid has thick gravy, and is perfect to be had with hot appams,…

Fried Squid – An easy recipe

    Drooling by the name…?? Well fried squid is just delectable. You can’t resist gobbling bowls of steaming rice or rotis, if you have this side dish. The recipe is not so complicated, but you need to get the squid perfectly cooked. Cleaning the squid is also not that difficult. In fact, it is interesting…

Pepper Chicken With Naadan Kozhi (Country Chicken)

This recipe for pepper chicken is very easy and very special. Special in the sense that I have used naati (country) chicken or naadan kozhi to prepare this lip smacking curry. This adds more flavor and goodness to the dish. As we all know, naadan is always the best in any case 🙂 Less of…

Easy And Tasty Coconut Chutney

Here is an easy and tasty coconut chutney recipe. I learnt this delicious chutney recipe from my Ummachi (mother-in-law). There are N number of ways that you can prepare coconut chutney, coconut being the main ingredient. While some add green chili, some add red chili powder. Some add garlic, while other..ginger. A few may add…

Egg Coconut Curry

Coconut just goes well with almost anything, you know..may it be fish, chicken, or eggs… This special recipe using freshly grated coconut with some spices, is perfect to be had with appam, idiyappam or even rice. I’ve picked this recipe from my Aati who prepared it so deliciously that day. Being not so spicy, Tanu also loved the gravy. However, you could always adjust the spice levels. This is a very quick recipe that could be made in minutes, if you have fresh grated coconut. The eggs need no hard boiling, thus saving time. It is a very simple poached…

Coconut Pickle

Do you like coconut shavings in unniyappams? The fried ones…Yummmm.. It tastes super delish. I just love the flavor and crunch of the fried coconuts. So this recipe happened as a sudden intuition to me. I was wondering what to submit as an entry for one of the food contests happening in a food group. Saw a lot of entries on cakes and sweets made of coconut, so thought why not try a savoury dish and submit something different than the usual. So came up with this idea of a spicy coconut pickle. Added raisins too for that little tangy…

Fish Coconut Curry

Kerala is the land of coconuts. It is used every day, as part of almost every meal. Fish curries taste best when made using ground coconut mix. I learnt this tasty recipe from my mother-in-law. My husband and I come from two extreme regions of the state, and hence the tastes and methods of preparation are very different. Fish curry is one among the many dishes that was prepared differently from what I had known earlier. Here is how to make this spicy curry. Another specialty of this lip smacking curry is the use of malabar tamarind or pot tamarind…