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Thai Style Stuffed Squid

At times, watching certain cookery channels inspires me to try certain dishes. Stuffed Squid was one such dish. I have been thinking of preparing this for a while. Usually while buying squid, I get it cut. But this time, I specifically asked them to not to chop it up. I had already zeroed in on a recipe from Franglais Kitchen, as the ingredients were already in stock. I tweaked the recipe a bit to suit my palate. This was served with Thai Fried Rice. What a wonderful combination !!!

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Thai Prawn Noodle Soup

The rainy season is here. I love sitting in my balcony, watching the plants and trees swaying with happiness, while it rains. Sipping some hot tea takes the pleasure a notch higher. Once you are done with the tea, you start feeling a bit cold. Slowly, you curl up…lethargy creeps in…Now all you want to do is get inside that cosy blanket, neatly folded and placed on the bed. Sounds like a familiar scene ? That’s what happens with me most of the time. But then you can’t get the lethargy grow into you so much that you don’t have…

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Vendakka Mappas (Okra cooked in Coconut Milk)

Vendakka Mappas is a traditional Kerala gravy mainly consumed with Rice. You could use any vegetable of your choice to prepare this dish. Another variation to this curry is the Maangaa Mappas, a favourite of mine.

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Pesaha Paal

Pesaha Paal is a ‘must have’ accompaniment for Pesaha appam in traditional Kerala Christian household, on Maundy Thursday. One of the key ingredients of this recipe is coconut milk. If using fresh coconut, you should extract the milk of 1 big coconut. If using readymade coconut milk, use 2 cups of coconut milk with 1 cup water.

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Pina Colada Cake

Today is J’s birthday. With D’s board exams fast approaching, I had totally lost track of the dates. Thankfully better sense prevailed yesterday morning. Though my initial plans were to make a cake with fondant icing, I had to scrap the idea due to lack of time. The cake I made was Pina Colada cake

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Chemmeen/Prawn Pollichathu

Kerala is known for it’s seafood delicacies. Chemmeen Pollichathu is yet another delicacy of God’s Own Country. This dish is presented as a parcel of banana leaf. On opening the parcel, one can find layers of fried prawns and masala. A lipsmacking dish indeed. It’s been a while since I made this dis

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Paalaada (Fluffy Rice Crepes)

Last weekend, we had made a quick stop over at J’s cousin’s place while returning home from a wedding. We were served Paalaada, which I was tasting for the first time, even though I had heard about it. We took an instant liking for those fluffy crepes. Needless to say, I had already made up my mind

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Spicy Thai Chicken Soup

Thanks to the climate change, I had been down with a bout of cold, cough and fever for the past week. While sipping my evening tea and admiring my plants, I realised that I haven’t used the lemongrass from my garden yet. The first thought came into mind was Thai soup. Thankfully I had almost all the

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‘Otai (Coconut Watermelon Refresher)

Trying to keep up to D’s request for “refreshing drinks”, I have been on the lookout for a drink that was different. This landed me on ‘Otai, a Polynesian drink, from Tonga. The meaning of the word “Otai is “go-to-ocean”. For those who are looking for something different from the usual watermelon ju

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Idiyappam/ Noolputtu/ Sevai/ String Hoppers

Idiyappam also known as String hoppers, is a popular breakfast item in Kerala. While some people choose to have the sweetened version, some like it with spicy curries. Back in the old days, rice used to be soaked and dried and ground to a fine powder. It was then roasted and lightly and stored in bi

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Creamy Pasta- Desi Style

The best thing about packing lunch for D is the feedback I get once he returns from school. There are some days when he comes back home and says “Mama, please make this tomorrow. My friends were asking for it. ” One of the most frequent requests I get it that of Pasta. I try to infuse different flav

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Meen Molee / Fish Molee/ Moilee (Fish Stewed in Coconut Milk)

Fish molee is a popular Kerala style preparation. This gravy goes well with Rice, hoppers as well as string hoppers. Meen Molee / Fish Molee/ Moilee (Fish Stewed in Coconut Milk)

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Vegetable Makhanwala (No Onion- No Garlic)

Though I have heard a lot about Jain food, I never tried making them at home. The other day, when one of my readers requested for such recipes, I decided to give it a try. Needless to say, the recipe was great. Simple to make, different yet tasty. Yet another Tarla Dalal recipe . 🙂 Vegetable Makha

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Olan (Ash Gourd and Cow peas cooked in Coconut Milk)

Olan is one of the must have dishes in any Kerala sadya (feast). It is a side dish comprising of chunks of ash gourd and cow peas cooked in coconut milk. Not only is it tasty but also easy to prepare as well. Olan can be prepared using Pumpkin instead of ash gourd or a combination of both. I have us

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Poached Egg Curry

Here’s the recipe of Poached Egg curry, something you can whip up in a jiffy. This curry goes very well with Roti, bread, Appam etc

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Coconut Panna Cotta with Pineapple Jelly

The last few days had been a bit hectic for me. Every time I sit down to write down to write a post, something or the other would come up. A sincere apology is due to all my readers. So here’s presenting the recipe of Coconut Panna Cotta. The best thing about Panna Cotta is that it is very easy to m

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Coconut Cupcakes

Today, this blog completes one year. How time flies!!! My mind was preoccupied with the thoughts of my Dad’s surgery that I completely lost track of it. A reminder from wordpress put me back on track…Being the first anniversary, I had to make something special. The first thought was to make Pina C

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Ande Ka Salan or Egg Curry

Many a time, Eggs come to your rescue when you want to put something on the table really fast or when you are not in the mood for some elaborate cooking. Yesterday, I was racking my brain for making a side dish for Biryani and that was when I spotted the cookbook, Sainsbury’s Cooking of Southern Ind

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