Broccoli stirfry

Broccoli is a fantastic vegetable which is highly rich in vitamins and minerals and its a favorite vegetable in my home. I cook broccoli at least once a week. I steam it, saute it, and mash it too but I love to spice it up with some of my homemade spice mix to enhance the…

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Green Lentil Crepe

Lentils are a staple ingredient in my household. I cook with it to make stews, soups, simple lentil salads, traditional kerala curries like Sambhar, coconut lentil curry and much more. I sometimes crave dosa ( its a rice+lentil crepe). It’s one of my favorite thing to eat any time during the day. Since I’d like…

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Black pepper chicken

Black pepper is one of the key spices in Kerala cooking and I love the flavor it brings to any dish. It is cultivated in abundance in Kerala, South India and I had the opportunity to visit one of the pepper plantations as well. It was amazing to see vines of pepper being grown. So…

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Korean Beef Bulgogi

Korean cuisine is spicy, fragrant and very flavorful. Love the flavor of the cute little side dishes that are served in Korean cuisine as well. I fell in love with Korean food when I went to an amazing restaurant in NYC years back. Had a variety of dishes but a couple of dishes stayed in…

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Pepperred Seabass

I love fish especially Halibut and Seabass. I grill it, bake it, mash it, panfry it as well as make a curry out of it. In my latest recipe, I have used very flavorful Green peppercorns among other spices as a marinade for Seabass and cooked it on a nonstick pan. This is my recipe…

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My Plantain Truffles

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I love the super-soft and overly ripe sweet plantains. I’ve grown up eating plantains in Kerala. It is cooked in a variety of ways but I love to experiment with the food. Hence I came up with this-Plantain truffles with absolutely no chocolate. This is plantains saute’d with very flavorful ghee and cardamom and rolled…

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Kerala Chilli Chicken

Its the Chinese new year on Feb 5th, celebrating the year of the pig. On this special day, I dedicate my artwork and a special Indian-Chinese dish to all my Chinese friends. Here’s my rough sketch of an artistic pig and my dish is the Kerala Chilli chicken. HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Wishing you all peace…

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Avil milk (Rice flakes Milkshake)

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Avil milk is the Kerala milkshake and it is my favorite. Avil or flattened rice flakes are very popular in Kerala dishes.  It can be used in sweet or savory dishes. Here, I have used it in a sweet preparation. The sweetness of the ice-cream mixed with the various nuts is heavenly. The fact I…

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