Sweet Plantain Fritters (Paleo, AIP, Vegan)

Plantain fritters are a traditional snack of Kerala and I have posted the traditional version of Pazham Pori (as it is called in malayalam) earlier.  Now of course I make the gluten free and grain free version using cassava flour.  I actually … Continue reading

Instant Pot Kappa Puttu || Cassava ‘Rice’ (Paleo, AIP)

   Puttu is a breakfast food that originates from the southern Indian state of Kerala. It is usually made from rice flour. But a variation of that is using kappa (which is the malayalam word for cassava) and kappa puttu is … Continue reading

Jackfruit 101 and a recipe for ‘Kerala Style Jackfruit Stir fry’ (Paleo, AIP, Vegan)

 Not many folks are familiar with Jackfruit. Is it a fruit or a vegetable some will ask! And even fewer folks are aware that the ripe jackfruit is very different from the raw aka green or tender jackfruit.  Well if … Continue reading

Chicken Liver Masala || Kerala Style Chicken Liver (Paleo, Whole30, AIP, Keto)

Our ancestors did not just eat the meat of animals. They also ate the organs like liver, heart, brains and even testicles! Organ meat are one of the most nutrient dense foods and can be a great addition to your … Continue reading

Chicken Curry Dumpling Soup (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

Chicken curry and dumpling soup (paleo, AIP)

   Doesn’t the title make you drool?  I don’t know how I got this idea but one day I was sitting eat my lunch browsing through a recipe magazine, the kind that you get at the grocers these days and I … Continue reading

Pork Vindaloo Kerala Style || Instant Pot Pork Vindaloo

Kerala Pork Vindaloo

    I don’t eat pork that often but this curry is the only way I like to eat it! Growing up, my parents never cooked pork at home and we had it occasionally only at our friends’ homes or when … Continue reading

Kerala Style Colocasia Stem Curry (Chembu Thaal Curry)

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Traditional recipes like these are what make me feel good about blogging my recipes. Until last year, I did not know that we could cook colocasia stems!  Having been raised in Bombay instead of Kerala where my parents are from, … Continue reading

Beef in toasted coconut curry || Kerala Varatharacha Beef Curry (Paleo, AIP Adaptable)

Kerala Beef Curry(Varatharacha Beef Curry)

Beef and Potatoes anyone? And what if the beef is cooked in a sauce/curry made from toasted coconut and curry spices like fennel and coriander? Hmm…can you imagine the aromas! This traditional Keralan(Kerala is a coastal state in southern India) … Continue reading

Cranberry Coconut Chutney (Paleo, Vegan, AIP)

One of the wonderful elements of Indian cuisine is the presence of pickles, relishes and chutneys! Having any of these on your plate can elevate even the simplest of all meals into something extraordinary! Indian pickles are quite different from … Continue reading

Spiced Cashew Nuts || Masala Cashew Nuts || Homemade Holiday Gifts (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan)

  Happy Holidays to all! With Christmas just being around the corner, sweet treats begin to surface everywhere. You see them at holiday parties, on food network, on instagram and also in all newspapers and magazines!  There is no harm … Continue reading

Instant Lemon Pickle/Relish (Vadukkapuli Achar)

Over the past 18 years since I got married, I have cooked and baked like crazy.  Curries, Stews, Chutneys, Breads, Cakes, Desserts.  Indian, American, South Asian, Mexican, Italian – you name it, I have tried it!  You just have to … Continue reading

Happy Onam: Green Mango Relish (Manga Curry)

 Happy Onam to Malayalis all over the world who celebrate this auspicious harvest festival. This year I thought I will share the legend behind Onam as told to me by my dad when we were kids. Maybe you can share … Continue reading