Thani Naadan Mutton Mappas or Mutton Pappas

This mutton mappas or mutton pappas is one of the traditional dishes of Kerala. Mappas is a gravy made out of thick and creamy coconut milk. You can make fish mappas, chicken mappas, vegetable mappas or even egg mappas. Mappas goes well with appam (flat bread made of rice), idiyappam (string hoppers), rice and roti….

Rogan Josh – Learn how to make Rogan Josh

I have come across many inviting pictures and recipes of the very popular Rogan Josh. But never tried my hands on it. But now I am totally in love with this book called ‘50 Great Curries Of India‘ by Camellia Panjabi. I had won this book for a contest organized by BetterButter. And I must…

Pomegranate Cooler – How to make Pomegranate Cooler

Pomegranate cooler is a very easy and simple drink to keep you nourished during hot summer days. Summers are getting really hot day by day, here in India. In this scorching heat, it is very important to keep ourselves hydrated right? This tasty pomegranate chiller will really soothe you and it is quite easy to make. It is…

Kashmiri Pulao with Coconut Milk – A tasty treat

Kashmiri Pulao is a very special rice recipe. This traditional dish from Kashmir bursts with flavors and is packed with the goodness of dry fruits and fresh ones too. The original recipe calls for cooking rice in milk. But in this version of mine, the rice is cooked in rich coconut milk and flavored with rose essence. The subtle sweetness…

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…

Chicken Wontons in Spicy Red Chili Sauce

Have a look at how to make chicken wontons in spicy red chili sauce. Chinese cuisine is all about flavor, aroma and texture. When you think Chinese you think about the rich flavored sauces and the Chinese aroma, right? So here I have made an attempt to make Sichuan style wontons in rich and spicy…

Tomato Dhokla

Your imagination runs wild when you have loads of hand plucked, farm fresh tomatoes lying on the counter, staring at you to be picked up. Yes, the other day we got ample fresh red tomatoes from the organic farm. One by one, we were trying out the recipes using tomatoes as the main ingredient. So this dhokla is a tweak into the traditional dhokla recipe by adding in tomatoes, not as puree, but as home-made ketchup. But puree could also be used by adding few ingredients for flavor. Do try out the recipe below to enjoy the khatta meetha bites….

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…