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

Kerala Fish fry

Ingredients 1 lb Fish slices- cleaned and patted dry (I used Salmon here) 1 tbsp Turmeric powder 1 tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder 1 tbsp Coriander powder 1/2 tbsp Jeera (cumin) powder 1 tbsp Salt Oil to fry Recipe 1. Mix all the masala powders in a bowl along with salt and set aside 2. Pour … More Kerala Fish fry

Moru Kaachiyathu (spiced buttermilk curry)

Ingredients 1 tbsp Vegetable oil1 tsp Black mustard seeds6-8 Curry leaves1/2 tsp Turmeric powder3 Green chillies (slit lengthwise)2 tbsp Ginger (finely minced)50 gm Okra (1/2 inch slices)2 cups India yoghurt3 cups WaterSalt to taste Recipe 1. In a pan, heat the oil. Add the mustard seeds and let it splutter 2. Add the curry leaves, … More Moru Kaachiyathu (spiced buttermilk curry)