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Prawn Baffad

The other day while I was scanning through a lifestyle magazine I came across the name Prawn Baffad. The name itself sounds from outer space. A quick search and my thoughts were transferred to this coastal Indian city of Goa. You guessed it right!!! Its a Goan dish. Goa is famous,amongother things,

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Fish Pulao

Fish Pulao is a very simple preparation. I had taken down this recipe from a cookery show some years back. Use any fresh firm-fleshed fish like pomfret, seer fish etc to prepare this Pulao. Frozen fish can also be used but wont be as tasty. Fish Pulao

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Meen Varutharachathu (Fish in roasted and ground Coconut gravy)

Meen varutharachathu is a fish curry that has a nutty as well as a tangy flavour. I have to confess that this was the first time I was preparing this and we all LOVED it. I got the recipe from the book Malabar Muslim Cookery by Ummi Abdulla. Meen Varutharachathu (Fish in roasted and ground Coconut

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Chemmeen Ularthiyathu (Stir fried Prawns with Coconut slices)

The mere mention of the word “Chemmeen Ularthiyathu” would make any seafood crazy Keralite like me, drool. This has been one of my all time favourites since childhood. I vividly remember asking my Mom, from my boarding school before each vacation, for the Chemmeen Ularthiyathu to be prepared the day

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Fish Kababs

One can find a lot of varieties of kabab, fish kabab being one of them. I am sure that all the seafood lovers like me, would love to get their hands on a plate of hot kababs. The fish kababs are pretty easy to make once they are deboned. Deboning fish for kababs is simple. All you have to do is dump

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Simple Fried Fish- Kerala Style

One can find a lot of varieties of fried fish as we move from one country to another. The fish fry I grew up eating was very simple to make. Take any fish of your choice. Marinate them in a chilli-turmeric-salt mixture and fry them up. As simple as that.. 🙂 This is a typical Kerala style preparati

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Njandu Ularthiyathu (Stir fried Crab)

I have professed our love for seafood in my earlier post. During our recent trip to Kerala, we managed to get hold of some Crabs as well. Two things were on my mind at that time. One, our growling tummies and the second, you, my readers. Well..I had to put up one crab recipe at least. Had we not bee

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Kakka Irachi Thoran (Stir fried Clam meat with Coconut)

Our family is crazy about seafood in all forms. Whenever we go to Kerala, D has a long list of Seafood dishes he wishes to have.Amongthem Kakka Irachi or Clam Meat is one of his all time favourites. The best part is that once it is made, none of us have the patience to wait till meal time. At least

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Kerala Style Prawn Cutlet aka Chemmeen Vada

One of the must-do items during our trip home (Kerala) was to try out as many seafood dishes as possible. Though the list was exhaustive, we did manage to strike off quite a few from it. Topmost on the list was Prawn Cutlets aka Chemmeen Vada, an all time favourite of ours. No matter how much we hav

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Meen Pattichathu/Vattichathu (Spicy Kerala Fish Curry)

Meen Pattichathu/Vattichathu is a spicy fish curry, a traditional Syrian Christian dish. This is fiery red curry which is hot as well as tangy. The trick involved in this dish is using Kashmiri red chilli powder, which is mild in heat but gives a bright red colour.

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Masamman Curry..Bring home a piece of Thailand.. :-)

Masamman Curry is a typical Southern Thai dish, which can be prepared with any meat or Tofu. Ever since I saw this dish being made in an episode of Masterchef Australia, I decided to make it myself. I don’t know how authentic it tastes. We had it with rice and loved it. I got the recipe from Real Th

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Panang Curry…A Thai preparation

As I have mentioned earlier, I love to try out new cuisines. The first time I tasted Thai food was during our Thailand trip a few years back. Their food preparations are very similar to the Kerala style of cooking, using coconut milk, chillies, shallots etc. The difference is that they use Kaffir li

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Coconut based Tomato Curry

Way back in my school days, we boarders, used to get tomato curry along with rice for lunch. I used to despise it and that aversion carried on for years. I am not sure how the curry we got at school was prepared. All I remember is a yellow curry with some ground coconut and tomatoes in it. Luckily w

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