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….

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…

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….

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…