Kerala

Indian, Kerala, Paleo, Seafood dishes

Shrimp in toasted coconut masala || Chemeen Varutharacha curry || Shrimp and green papaya curry

  Just like the eskimos supposedly have more than 100 names for ‘snow’, I am pretty sure that the ‘Kochi-ites'(Kochi is a coastal town in Kerala) have about the same number of names for shrimp! 🙂  And then they also know how to cook it in 100 different ways!  Shrimp Curries, shrimp sautés , shrimp pickles, […]

Desserts, Indian, Kerala

Red Beans and Coconut Pudding || Vishu Kanji || (Dairy free, Refined sugar free)

A Happy Vishu to all Malayalees who celebrate this festival.! This auspicious day is considered as a symbol of hope, luck and prosperity. Vishu is celebrated in Kerala as the New Year. People celebrate the occasion by makinga  ‘Vishu kani’, which is a special colorful setting made for Lord Krishna using vegetables,rice and jewelry.  Special dishes like payasam (lentil […]

Indian, Kerala, Main Course, Sadya recipes, Soups, Vegan, Vegetarian dishes

South Indian Lentil and vegetable curry || Kerala Sambhaar || South Indian Tangy Vegetable Stew

    Sambhaar is a spicy and tangy curry (soup) made of lentils and vegetables.  This is a curry that is typical ‘South Indian’ cuisine and each of the four southern states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala have their slightly different versions of sambhaar. Sambhaar is eaten with rice but most commonly […]