Ishtu- Vegetable Stew with Coconut Milk (Kerala Style)
Amma's Recipes, Gravy Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian Recipes

Ishtu- Vegetable Stew with Coconut Milk (Kerala Style)

Its raining here in Palakkad. This time of the year is my favourite time in Palakkad. Constant rain, day and night, lush green where ever I look. I was hoping that Amma prepares one of favourites for breakfast. So, I was more than elated, when Amma said she was going to prepare Ishtu. Loved preparing… Continue reading Ishtu- Vegetable Stew with Coconut Milk (Kerala Style)

Pacha Payar Upperi
Amma's Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian Recipes

Pacha Payar Upperi / Long Beans Stir Fry (Palakkad Style)

Pacha Payar Upperi is one of my most favourite dishes in the entire world. Its incredible how tasty this dish is when you think about the number ingredients that goes into making this. This dish has the most fond memories of my childhood. Pacha Payar is  aplenty in my household during monsoon season; and hence… Continue reading Pacha Payar Upperi / Long Beans Stir Fry (Palakkad Style)

Vendakka Puli
Gravy Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian Recipes

Vendakka Puli / Ladies Finger – Okra Tamarind Curry (Palakkad style)

Hello Everyone... I have never been a fan of ladies finger, until I tasted this dish. I always had an aversion towards ladies finger since childhood, because its sticky and not appealing to eyes. As a child I loved eating from my Granny's plate, and once she convinced me to have ladies finger; and I… Continue reading Vendakka Puli / Ladies Finger – Okra Tamarind Curry (Palakkad style)

Vegetable Biriyani
Rice Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Vegetable Biriyani in Pressure Cooker

Hello everyone.. I did not actually plan on cooking this one as I was down with fever and cold. The winter is just picking up in Bangalore, and all I wanted as bowl of soup and a cozy sofa to curl in. But I thought I would prepare vegetable biriyani for lunch and dinner, so… Continue reading Vegetable Biriyani in Pressure Cooker

Easy Milk Toast
Bachelor Recipes, Snacks Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Easy Milk Toast

Other than just an easy recipe, this version of Milk Toast holds the pleasant aroma of my childhood with my Brother. This used to be our evening snack after school if Amma is unwell. In good health or not Amma is always up and running in kitchen. She is the most active person in our… Continue reading Easy Milk Toast

Fuss-free Pepper Rasam
Bachelor Recipes, Gravy Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Fuss-free Pepper Rasam

Rasam is one of those dishes that holds a very special place in every South Indian’s heart. A meal is not complete without Rasam. Hot, Spicy, aromatic rasam is an indispensable recipe in all the five states. Whether you have a plate full of biriyani at a wedding, or a heavy course of Chinese food,… Continue reading Fuss-free Pepper Rasam

Cauliflower Poriyal
Side Dishes, Vegetarian Recipes

Cauliflower Poriyal

Cauliflower in any form is delectable. Cauliflower poriyal is one of the easiest and healthy dish that you can prepare without any compromise on taste. Ingredients Cauliflower- 1 (Medium size) Tomato- 2 (Medium size finely chopped) Onion- 1 (Medium size finely chopped) Green chilli- 2 Coriander Leaves- Half a cup Curry leaves- 1 sprig Chilli… Continue reading Cauliflower Poriyal

Kerala Kadala Curry/ Bengal Gram Curry
Gravy Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Kerala Kadala Curry / Chickpea curry

Kadala Curry tastes THE BEST with Puttu. And all the mallus and many non-mallus enjoy it. Recently. Here, I am going to show you one of the easiest versions of kadala curry. Ingredients: Black Dry Kadala/ Chickpea- 1 cup Onion- 1 Medium size (finely chopped) Tomato- 3 small tomatos (finely chopped) Green chilli- 3 numbers… Continue reading Kerala Kadala Curry / Chickpea curry