Soft, spongy appams are a love anyone who has tasted them can’t deny. Paired with stew or beef or green peas curry, they are just the absolutely most delicious breakfasts out there. This easy recipe makes 8 appams. Ingredients 3/4 cup Jeera rice 1/4 cup Water (for grinding) 2-3 tbsp Cooked Rice 3/4 cup Coconut … More Appam

Sharkara upperi / sharkara varatti (Spiced Jaggery coated plantain chips)

Onam’s coming up, which means I need the customary chips for the sadhya. This time around I have run into a problem. I cannot find Sharkara varatti in any Indian store 😭. And being the stickler for certain things, it meant that I now need to make something I have always just bought in a … More Sharkara upperi / sharkara varatti (Spiced Jaggery coated plantain chips)

Kerala Vattayappam

Ingredients 1 cup Raw rice1 cup Cooked rice1 cup Grated coconut1/2 cup Coconut milk (thick)1/2 cup Sugar1 tbsp Water1 tsp Sugar1 tsp Yeast Recipe 1. Soak the uncooked rice for 6 hours2. Drain and set aside after soaking3. In a grinder or a blender, grind the soaked rice, cooked rice, coconut and sugar along with … More Kerala Vattayappam

Tamarind Fish curry

  Ingredients 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil 1 tsp Black Mustard seeds 10-15 Curry leaves 3 Green Chillies (slit lengthwise) 1 tsp Turmeric powder 1 tbsp Coriander powder 1/4 tsp Cumin (Jeera) powder 1/2 tbsp Red chilli powder 2 tbsp Ginger (finely minced) 8 cloves Garlic (finely sliced) 1 cup Onion (chopped) 1/2 cup Tomato (diced) … More Tamarind Fish curry

Vegetable rice

  Ingredients 2 tbsp Vegetable oil 3 Cloves 3 Cardamom pods (lightly crushed) 1 Cinnamon stick 1 Bay leaf 2-3 Green Chillies (slit lengthwise) 1 tsp Cumin (Jeera) powder 1 tbsp Coriander powder 1/2 tbsp Red Chilli powder 1 cup Onion (sliced long and thin) 1.5 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste 1/4 cup Tomato slices 1 … More Vegetable rice

Spicy Fish Soup

Ingredients 1 tbsp Vegetable oil or sesame oil 5-6 Dry red chillies 1/2 tbsp Cayenne pepper powder 1 tsp Turmeric powder 1.5 tbsp Sichuan peppers (dry) 2 Star Anise (whole) 250 ml Broth (Fish/Vegetable/Chicken) 750 ml Water 2 tbsp Fish sauce 1 tbsp Soy sauce 1/2 cup Sliced Bamboo shoots 1 cup Celery stem and … More Spicy Fish Soup