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Breakfast/ Dinner, Idli, Snacks, Spicy/Savory Snacks

Idli 65

Ingredients: 6 leftover idli4 tbsp rice flour2 tbsp plain flour1 tsp ginger-garlic paste1 tsp + 1 tsp soy sauce1 tsp ginger, chopped1 tsp garlic, chopped2 green chillies, chopped2 whole green chillies1 sprig curry leaves1 tsp chilli powder3 tbsp tomato saucesalt to taste1 tbsp coriander leaves, choppedoil, as required Preparation: Cut idlis into cubes and keep […]

Cakes & Bakes, Cookies

Vanilla and Chocolate Button Cookies

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cup plain flour2 tbsp cornflour1/4 tsp salt115 gm butter, at room temperature3/4 cup granulated sugar2 large eggs, at room temperature1 tsp vanilla essence2 tbsp cocoa powder Preparation: In a bowl, add plain flour, corn flour and salt and mix well and keep it aside. In a large mixing bowl or in the […]

Snacks, Spicy/Savory Snacks

Spicy Rice Balls

Ingredients: 1 cup cooked rice1/2 tsp ginger paste1/2 tsp garlic paste1/4-1/2 tsp garam masala1/2 tsp cumin seeds1/2 cup yogurt1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped1 sprig curry leaves, chopped1/4 tsp baking soda1 cup rice flour (as required)salt to tasteoil, for frying Preparation: Grind cooked rice adding 1/4-1/2 cup of water till smooth paste. […]

Breakfast/ Dinner

Lotus Biscoff Waffles

Ingredients: 2 cups plain flour1 tbsp baking powder3/4 tsp salt1/3 cup sugar1 1/2 cup milk2 large eggs1 tsp vanilla essence1/3 cup (75 gm) butter, melted1/4 cup (63 gm) lotus biscoff spread, melted melted biscoff spread, for garnishingcrushed lotus biscoff biscuits Preparation: Preheat the waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instruction. In a large bowl, add the […]

Snacks, Spicy/Savory Snacks

Corn Cheese / Cheesy Corn

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup sweetcorn kernels ( I used canned sweetcorn, drained)1 small onion, finely chopped1 small capsicum, chopped (I used mix of red, yellow and green capsicum)1 tsp garlic, finely chopped3 tbsp mayonnaisea pinch of pepper powder1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp chat masala/ garam masala (optional)1/2-1 tsp chilli flakes1 tbsp butter1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese […]

Kerala Dishes, Thoran / Stir Fry- Veg, Veg - Stir Fry / Dry Curries, Vegetarian

Choko / Chow Chow Thoran

Ingredients: 1 choko / chayote / chow chow3 big garlic cloves, crushed2 green chillies1/2 cup grated coconut3/4 tsp kashmiri chilli powder1/2 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp cumin seeds1/2 tsp mustard seeds1 tbsp urad dal1 sprig curry leavessalt to taste1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Peel and chop choko into small pieces and keep it aside. Heat […]

Kerala Dishes, Pulissery, Sadhya Recipes, Veg - Curries & Gravies, Vegetarian

Chena (Yam) Pulissery / Moru Curry

Ingredients: 1 cup yam/ chena, chopped1 1/4-1 1/2 cup grated coconut1 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp cumin seeds3 green chillies1/2 tsp pepper corns1 1/2 cup yoghurt, beaten1 tsp mustard seeds1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds2-3 dry red chillies1 sprig curry leavessalt to taste1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Peel and chop yam into small pieces and keep it […]

Drinks, Summer Specials

Watermelon – Orange Juice

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup watermelon, chopped2 orangessugar, as requiredfew ice cubes Preparation: Peel oranges and remove its seeds.  In a blender, add chopped watermelon, peeled orange, ice cubes and sugar and blend well. Pour into the serving glasses and serve immediately…

Kerala Dishes, Non Veg, Seafood, Squid

Squid Roast With Shallots / Koonthal Cheriya Ulli Roast

Ingredients: 1/2 kg squid/ koonthal, cut into pieces22-25 shallots, sliced3 green chillies, slit6 big garlic cloves, crushed1″ piece ginger, crushed1 tomato, chopped4 tsp kashmiri chilli powder1 tsp coriander powder1/2 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp crushed pepper1/4 tsp garam masala2 sprigs curry leavessalt to taste4-5 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Cut and clean the squid and pressure cook […]

Kerala Dishes, Ramadan/ Iftar Recipes, Snacks, Spicy/Savory Snacks

Broccoli Pakoda

Ingredients: 1 broccoli, cut into floretssmall piece ginger3 garlic cloves2 green chillies1 sprig curry leaves2 tbsp coriander leaves1/2 cup gram flour1 tbsp rice flour3/4 tsp chilli powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder1/4 tsp garam masala1/4 tsp asafoetidasalt to tasteoil, for frying Preparation: Boil water in a pan adding a pinch of turmeric powder and little salt. Add broccoli […]

Egg, Non Veg

White Peas – Egg Curry

Ingredients: 200 gm dried white peas4 hardboiled eggs, cut each into two pieces1 onion, chopped3 green chillies, chopped1 tomato, chopped1 tsp ginger-garlic paste1/2 tsp turmeric powder2 tsp coriander powder1 tsp chilli powder1/2 tsp garam masala1/2 tsp pepper powder3-4 tbsp thick coconut milksalt to taste1 tbsp coriander leaves, choppedoil, as required Preparation: Wash and soak dried […]