Thakkali Muringakka (Tomato Drumstick ) Curry

Charu Curry (gravy) aka Ozhichu Curry / Kootan is an integral part of Kerala lunch. There has to be some sort of gravy and usually, it’s a coconut-based gravy. Well, no surprises there, right?  That reminds me… the other day I was watching a stand-up comedy on Youtube by a Malayali comedian, Kenny Sebastian. It’s […]

Chettinad Tomato Chutney

Idli / Dosa for breakfast is a regular fare for us. Though Jose loves both Sambar and chutney with Idli/dosa, I don’t make Sambar often. Sometime ago I posted on insta about how sambar tends to overstay it’s welcome. I got response from many of you sharing the same sentiments. So to keep things exciting […]

Thalapakatti Mutton Biryani

There was a time when “Friday Biryani” was a thing. Every Friday without fail, I used to make biryani. Then it got changed to “fortnightly biryani”, then “monthly biryani”, then “quarterly biryani”, then “special occasion biryani” and finally “no biryani” at all! It’s been ages since I cooked biryani at home. I’m not sure how […]

Vazhachundu / Vazhakoombu Payar Thoran (Banana Flower And Lentil Stir Fry)

Here is the recipe for one of my favorite Thoran (stir fry with coconut). Vazhachundu / Koombu (banana flower) thoran is a popular veg side dish. I guess the meaty texture of chundu makes it appealing to the non vegetarians 😉 Koombu and payar is the standard combination, however you can use it on it’s […]

Kerala Style Pork Peralan

157 Shares Christmas is almost here. I knew I wanted to share a Pork recipe for Christmas. Though I don’t eat Pork, I do like cooking Pork 😉 The reason is, it’s comparatively easy to cook and the end result looks so appetizing, that I almost feel like kicking myself for not eating pork. It […]