Kerala

Appetizers, Indian, Kerala, Main Course, Paleo, Seafood dishes, Whole30

Squid Stir fry with coconut || Koonthal thoran (Gluten Free, Paleo, Whole30)

As I have mentioned many times before, we are all seafood lovers in our family.  My son when he was younger, he loved to stick his nose inside the fresh seafood counter over at the Asian supermarket. He loves the smell of seafood so much 🙂 We usually get different varieties of fish and also shrimp. […]

Autoimmune Protocol(AIP), Dairy Free, Gluten Free Recipes, Indian, Kerala, Main Course, Nightshade free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian dishes, Whole30

Vegetable Korma with Cassava Parathas (Vegan, Paleo, Whole30)

    Mappas is a coconut milk based curry that is unique to Kerala and particularly among the Kerala Syrian Christian community.  Fish mappas, Chicken Mappas and also vegetable mappas. Last week I wanted to make some kind of vegetable korma since I was so excited that I was finally able to make grain free parathas using cassava flour. […]

Dairy Free, Indian, Kerala, Nightshade free, Paleo, Sadya recipes, Soups, Vegan, Vegetable dishes, Whole30

Okra Yoghurt Soup (Vendakka Pachadi)

In Kerala cuisine, Pachadi is a side dish which is made using yoghurt. I have posted recipe for ash gourd pachadi or kumabalanga pachadi and beetroot pachadi before.  Pachadi can be made using different vegetables and sometimes even fruits like pineapple  are used. Although I make okra coconut milk curry often, I had never tried […]

Autoimmune Protocol(AIP), Indian, Kerala, Main Course, Nightshade free, Paleo, Whole30

Spicy Baked Fish in banana leaves (Meen Pollichathu)

Fish roasted in banana leaves is a specialty of Kerala cuisine and if you have ever taken a houseboat tour in the backwaters of Kerala you would have most certainly been offered this culinary treat! Traditionally, ‘Kari meenu’ or pearl spot fish is used for this where an entire fish is marinated in spices, coated […]

Autoimmune Protocol(AIP), Breads, Gluten Free Recipes, Indian, Kerala, Main Course, Paleo, Vegan, Whole30

Cassava ‘Rice’ using fresh cassava || Kappa Puttu using grated kappa || (Vegan, Gluten free, Paleo, AIP)

If you have been following my blog, you might wonder why I am posting this kappa Puttu recipe again? Well guess what? This is a different way of making kappa puttu.  I guess this is the traditional way of making it.  What I had posted earlier was an easy or short cut version.  Actually speaking […]

Autoimmune Protocol(AIP), Indian, Kerala, Paleo, Vegetable dishes

Banana blossom and shrimp stir fry || Vazha Kodappan Thoran || (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

 When you are kids, you live in a blissful state…you take everything for granted.  Mom slogs in the kitchen and presents tasty dishes to you which you devour without even pausing to thank her for her hard work and talent. It’s not that you are a spoilt brat or anything …it just never occurs to […]

Anytime Snacks, Appetizers, Autoimmune Protocol(AIP), Gluten Free Recipes, Kerala, Paleo

Beef Cutlets with a crispy coconut crust (Paleo)

Beef Cutlets are a specialty of Kerala’s Christian community.  Growing up in Mumbai, we had ‘Mallu (short for malayalee which in turn means someone who belongs to Kerala 🙂 ) Christian’ neighbors.  Kunjimol aunty always hosted great parties – be it Christmas or Easter or her kids’ birthday parties! One of the appetizer dishes was […]