Shrimp Eggplant Curry

Shrimp and eggplant make a surprisingly good combination. The eggplant’s soft texture with the shrimp’s briny flavor work so well together. I recently ate eggplants stuffed with shrimp with a sweet chilli sauce poured over. I was hooked and wanted an Indian equivalent. So here is an Indian inspired eggplant shrimp curry 🙂 Time:  Prep…

Tawa Paneer

Tawa Paneer, a much-loved dish that is a perfect balance of paneer with bell peppers. I love bell peppers so I had to try! The bright colors make it all the more pleasing and are a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. Tawa meaning flat pan/gridle is the traditional way to cook tawa…

Spinach Parippu

Spinach Parippu a.k.a spinach dal is the most comforting gravy you can enjoy with rice. The fabulous flavors come together seamlessly to give you an ideal, homemade, wholesome meal. I love having this with a piece of fish fry on the side, plain yogurt, and some mango pickle! Ahhhhh! This recipe is from my mom,…

Broccoli Garlic Stir Fry

To all those who don’t enjoy broccoli, try this and let me know if you feel the same way. It’s a classic broccoli garlic stir fry recipe that’s going to convert you to a broccoli lover. I had this a few weeks back with steamed tilapia, crunchy green beans, and plain rice. It was fabulous!…

Sambar

I received a sambar recipe request recently, and it got me excited! This is one of those dishes you can be sure is nutritious and yummy at the same time. Nothing beats idly/dosa with sambar for many South Indians. It can be enjoyed for all meals but is mostly had for breakfast. I have family…

Drumstick and Potato Avial

Moringa a.k.a drumstick is considered a superfood and has been an important part of the cuisine in Southern India. Drumstick is one of those vegetables where every part can be put to good use. The bark, sap, roots, leaves, seeds, and flowers are used in traditional medicine. The leaves and drumsticks are a significant source…

Roti Jala

Roti Jala a.k.a Net bread is a Malaysian snack which is served with meat curries. I have grown up eating roti jala and it is an addiction. It not only tastes good but looks amazing with its lacy appearance. My favorite place to enjoy roti jala was at the night market (pasar malam) in Malaysia….

Coconut Fish Curry with Drumstick

A staple dish for lunch in Kerala is fish curry and rice. Some of my fondest memories have me and my cousins sitting around my aunt while she squished balls of rice, fish, and yogurt, together and fed us in rounds. Ever since, when I think of fish curry it brings back the warmth of…

Pathiri

Pathiri, a specialty of Kerala Muslims, is a rice flour roti. The name pathiri comes from the Arabic word ‘fateerah’, meaning pastry. My family would prepare pathiri for almost every party at home. It was always a hit with guests. They are so light and airy. It is usually had with chicken or mutton curry in the…

Beans Thoran

Recently, I was craving for some rice, beans thoran, fish fry, and moru curry. It’s a comfort meal for me and I love to have it for lunch. I tried my family beans thoran recipe which is so good that you end up eating a large bowl of beans in one sitting. Beans thoran is a…