Scrambled Fish with Mustard

Scrambled Fish with Mustard

Learning the ropes of a new cuisine can be a slightly daunting task! It is not enough to try and follow a recipe to the exact but it is highly important that you try and have a brief understanding of the ingredients, flavour combinations and food culture of the region in general. This is how [...]

Potato Bell-Pepper Sabzi – an Indian Stir-Fry

It is the last day of 2013 and by this time tomorrow, we will all have entered a new year – one that all of us want to be filled with peace, love and happiness. And as always, we hope and look forward to a year of goodness not just for our families but for [...]

Cashewnut Pachadi (Spiced Cashewnut Yoghurt Dip)

Cashewnut Pachadi (Spiced Cashewnut Yoghurt Dip)

Every cuisine of the world has its own unique style of making yoghurt dips. And this holds true for Kerala cuisine too. The pachadi or spiced yoghurt dip of Kerala is quite popular and a regular accompaniment to most meals. Just like any other Mallu (an affectionate name for Keralites, as I would like to [...]

Manga Saadam / Raw Mango Rice / Mamidikaya Annam

Manga Saadam / Raw Mango Rice / Mamidikaya Annam

Having lived almost a decade in Tamil Nadu, I thought I had tasted almost all different types of variety rice preparations. But this recipe caught me totally by surprise, and I eventually learnt that this is a very traditional preparation of Andhra Pradesh with a good fan following in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. I got [...]