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

Instant Pot Indian Mashed Vegetables || Paav Bhaji (Paleo, AIP)

   Ever since I started doing Paleo and AIP, a lot of the Indian street foods went out of my kitchen window!  But slowly each one is making its way back … of course, with some make-overs 🙂 Ha Ha. That’s … Continue reading

Pumpkin Coconut Soup || Instant Pot Pumpkin Coconut Soup (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30, AIP)

  Fall always brings a sense of contentment in me. The vibrant colors makes you want to go for leisurely walks trying to soak in all that beauty. The change in weather makes me want to snuggle in blankets all day … 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

Kerala Style Vegetable Mappas || Vegetable coconut milk curry || Vegan Vegetable Korma (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 … Continue reading

Methi Aloo Paratha with south indian flavors (Potato and Fenugreek leaves stuffed flatbread)

Paratha is typical North indian food right? So why am I trying to ‘southernize’ it? He he…just happened like that one day by accident and a new ‘paratha’ was created in our household 🙂 So here is what happened. Once in … Continue reading

Caribbean Chow/Indian Chaat Style Salad

I think you can guess from the title of my post that I was struggling to come up with a proper name for this creation 🙂 It started with me coming across a caribbean mango cucumber chow recipe on a recipe forum. … Continue reading

Vegetable Korma – Navratan Style (Vegan, Paleo)

Navratan Korma is a rich, creamy and highly delectable dish of vegetables, fruit, nuts and paneer.  It is very rich since butter/ghee, heavy cream and cashew nut paste is used to make the gravy. A blend of different spices is … Continue reading

Steamed Swiss Chard Roll ups || Alu Wadi using Swiss Chard leaves/Colocasia leaves || (Paleo, Vegan)

One of the best things I love about food blogging is the chance to come across so many different food bloggers and their recipes. One such blogger, Archana (who blogs at Ministry of Curry )and her recipe attracted me a … Continue reading

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup (with Cranberries)

Winter is here after all. Sigh. The last few weeks I have been visiting all our local farms to try  and stock up on all the fresh apples of this season. Along with apples, there have been a good bounty of … Continue reading

Quinoa Masala Dosa (Rice and quinoa crepes with potato filling)

These dosas came out fabulous as good as the traditional ones with rice and urad dal. Necessity is indeed the mother of invention.  From Wells to Velcro and from tyres to test tube babies! Humans are a determined species indeed. … Continue reading

Tapioca(Cassava) with onion chutney – “Kappa and Ulli chamanthi”

Cassava or Yuca root , called as ‘Kappa’ in Malayalam, is widely grown in southern India especially in Kerala and thereby is a staple in Kerala cuisine.  Tapioca/Cassava is common in many other cuisines like South American and South Asian. … Continue reading