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October 25, 2014
Fish Molee

Both coconut and fish are abundantly available in Kerala and using these two ingredients I prepared my meal for today. Fish Molee is quite famous curry from Kerala and goes best with an appam or boiled rice. It is a stewed dish made with coconut milk and oil with fish giving its wonderful flavours to the curry. I just loved the taste and it was so easy to prepare that from now on this is going [...]Read More

October 16, 2014
Kerala Vegetable Stew - Key Ingredients

Kerala is famous for its beaches and backwaters, the beauty also gets accentuated with the coconut tress lining up the streets and back waters. It is but obvious that an abundance of coconut, it is also one of the most used ingredients in many local dishes. One such dish is Kerala Vegetable Stew, made mostly with coconut milk and mixed vegetables; it is a perfect accompaniment to another local delicacy, appam. For vegetarians this is [...]Read More

Kayi Chutney - Key Ingredients

Coconut is mostly used in south Indian cuisine. There, almost every dish has it. It is used as cooking oil; its shavings are an essential ingredient of curries; it is used to prepare chutney and even desserts. Every region has some special preparations. Let’s see today one such unique flavor from Karnataka in Kayi Chutney. This chutney is made using coconut, coriander, chana, green chilli, heeng, among other ingredients, and is a great accompaniment to most South Indian [...]Read More

Dharwad Peda - Key Ingredients

Dharwad, a small town in northern Karnataka is all too famous for its delicious sweet, Dharwad Peda. I’m all too blessed to have friends from this region who bring these mouth-watering peda every time they are travelling. The town hosts some of the old and traditional shops selling these peda. This light brown coloured peda is garnished with sugar giving its traditional appeal. Having had it so many times, I wanted to make them once myself [...]Read More

September 16, 2014
Chana Usli - Key Ingredients

As a food lover, I always look out for recipes for a healthy and filling breakfast. One such recipe I came across and I’m sharing with you is Chana Usli. This dish comes to you from the State of Karnataka, and would suit the palate of all Indians. It can be made quickly and is low in bad calories, while it tastes really good. I garnished it with ground coconut and some dhania leaves for a nice [...]Read More

September 14, 2014
Mysore Koli Saaru

Each region in India has some of their own dishes, using local ingredients. Coconut, for example, is widely used in preparations in South India; Mysore being one of the most well-known cities in the South also uses it in many preparations. Mysore Koli Saaru is one such dish, a preparation of chicken (koli referring to this in the local language). A dish high on spices and chilly with some coconut and poppy seeds, tastes really [...]Read More

September 7, 2014
Bisi Bele Bhaat

Bisi Bele Bhaat is a common dish made extensively in the State of Karnataka served either as the breakfast or any of the main meals. This dish made primarily with rice, dal and mixed vegetables is sold in all the small and big restaurants, it is also a great dish to be packed for school or office lunch. It gives a mixed bag of nutrition and carbohydrates. When you make it at home, you can select, add [...]Read More

August 8, 2014
Masala Dosa - Key Ingredients

There are certain time-tested dishes and everyone loves to have them. One among these is masala dosa, one of my favourites as well. Growing up in North India, we used to look forward to days when we could lay our hands on these yummy dosas made by our South Indian neighbours or sometimes go out for a family dinner to have them in the restaurant. These are available ubiquitously and made just perfect in darshini restaurants. [...]Read More

June 30, 2014
Adai Dosa

Rice and dal are staples throughout India, they are used in different forms and often served together. One such recipe from the South of India is Adai Dosa. It is slightly different from the regular dosa as the batter is made with rice and various kinds of dal mixed together. It tastes different and goes well with sambhar or coconut chutney. The rice and dal are soaked together for few hours before being ground to [...]Read More

June 21, 2014
Raw Mango Rice

How many different dishes have you prepared with raw mangoes? I’m sure many, like aam panna, kaache aam ka raita, aam ka achaar, kacche aam ki chutney and others. However have you ever prepared rice with raw mangoes? This is a recipe from my South Indian friends and goes well in any of the meals, be it breakfast or dinner. Raw Mango Rice can be served with some raita or any curry and brings out a [...]Read More

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