Orotti or Nice Pathiri – How to make Orotti – Rice Flat Bread

Orotti is one of the (almost) gluten free flat breads of Kerala. We make orotti with roasted rice flour. It is a very simple recipe with minimum number of ingredients. Orotti when made correctly are ideally very light, thin and soft. Orotti tastes best when had together with coconut milk and spicy curries like chicken…

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…

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,…

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…

Meen Pathiri or Fish Dumplings – How to make meen pathiri

Meen pathiri is a very tasty snack, again, from Kerala, especially the Malabar region. If you are an avid follower of my blog, you would have noticed that many of my dishes are from the Malabar cuisine. And that is because, I belong to this wonderful land of foods, rich in flavors and tastes. So…

Kaai Curry – How to make Kaai Curry

Kaai Curry is a very popular dessert in the Malabar region of Kerala. This delicious and creamy dessert is usually prepared during the festive seasons, especially in the Muslim households. It tastes delicious and what is more appetizing is the divine aroma. You just can’t resist having another bowl of this sweet treat. Ripe plantains or…