Gobi Manchurian

Everybody would have their own recipe for making gobi manchurian. So here is mine. The dry version of gobi manchurian. I love the gravy too, but the majority prefers dry bites. It’s quite easy and interesting to just pick up and gobble those little florets covered in spice and flavors. Who would not like to have some of these with hot hot naan or kulcha. The combination is just yummmm. So the next time you get some fresh cauliflower, instead of making the same old veg korma or curries, do try this easy and delicious dish. Serve hot with roti,…

Brinjal Fry

One of the most delicious recipes using brinjals is here!! Whenever I think brinjal, I think brinjal fry. It is totally tasty that no one could say no to it. If you have kids at home that turn faces on seeing this nutritious vegetable, or you yourself ain’t a big fan of brinjal, then this dish is for you. Ty this out once, and you’ll start liking it. Spice levels could be adjusted. But what I feel is that, the more spicy it is , the tastier it will be. Cut thin brinjal slices to get crispier fries. You can…

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…

Masala Oats

This is my first try on savory oats. Usually I prepare the sweet porridge and have made payasam too (will post the recipe soon). I was quite unsure of how it would turn out, but then, decided to give it a try. And.. yes, it was a hit. The crunchy veggies in the soft and soggy oats were interesting. And the thought that we were having something absolutely healthy and nutritious added to the joy 🙂 Oats was accompanied with boiled eggs. All four of us enjoyed and were happy. Do you know what Tanu had to say, “ It…

Fried Mushroom Rice

Mushroom falls under vegetarian chicken category for me.. together with soya, gobi etc. The rich taste of marinated and fried mushrooms are just awesome. I use to make fried rice with normal blanched and stir fried mushrooms. But frying well marinated mushrooms and then preparing the rice, takes it to another level. It turns out to be truly delicious and full of flavor. The more time you give the mushrooms to rest in the marinade, the more juice and flavor it would release when you take a bite. Serve hot.

Malai Soya

I love soya chunks and so does my daughter. I keep trying new recipes and different methods of preparation of this ingredient, which is absolutely healthy and tasty. Malai soya is a rich creamy gravy perfect to be had with phulka, or naan. It even tastes delicious with ghee rice. When guests arrive this could be a quick and easy curry to think of. So here is how to make this interesting dish without much hassle. You may also fry few cashew in ghee and garnish to give an even more royal look and taste to this dish.

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…

Chicken Samosa

This is one of my all time favorite snacks. It is quite easy to prepare and super delicious too. Perfect to be had with a cup of hot tea. My mother is an expert in making samosas, and I learnt to make this scrumptious snack from her. It is a very common snack enjoyed throughout the country. But is prepared in different methods and with different flavors. Here is how it is most popularly prepared in the Malabar side of Kerala. The same procedure could be followed for making mutton samosas or vegetable samosas, by replacing chicken with mutton, or…

Spicy Prawn Fry

Prawns hold a special place in any non-veg lovers heart. Yes?? Who would not love those flavorful, crunchy fried prawns with some steaming rice? They are one of the favorite sea foods at my home too, especially the fried ones. This special prawn dry fry is my Mom’s super recipe. It has a distinct and delicious aroma and flavor. The prawns are just perfectly cooked. Below is how to prepare this interesting dish. This dish is quite easy to prepare. Many people I know are a bit reluctant to cook prawns at home, worrying about how to clean it. Well,…