Chicken · Indian · Kerala · Main Course · Non Vegetarian · Sides · South Indian · Starters

Chicken Thoran.. from the yummy state of Kerala.. ;)


Chicken has been playing on my mind since a few days. K’s cousin also has been craving for some home cooked chicken. Unfortunately when K went to pick some chicken at the butchers, he gave him a very old chicken whose meat was very thready. I was so disappointed that I did not cook that… Continue reading Chicken Thoran.. from the yummy state of Kerala.. 😉

Curry · Fish · Indian · Main Course · Non Vegetarian · South Indian · Tamil Nadu

From the villages of Tamil Nadu, a yummy Fish curry – Makerel curry…


I’m sure you are surprised to see my post today.. been ages isn’t it? I’m not going to apologise this time.. because it looks like I have been doing the disappearing act too often. Whats kept me busy was shifting.. Can you believe it???@!!! Gosh yes,!! you read it right.. In the last 2 years… Continue reading From the villages of Tamil Nadu, a yummy Fish curry – Makerel curry…

Indian · Sides · South Indian · Vegetarian

Taro/Arbi/Alva Manda Masala Stir Fry


Arbi is a root vegetable eaten in many states of India.. Each state has different ways in which they prepare this vegetable. My MIL loved Arbi… K is not a big fan of it though. She would have loved this recipe..!! This is my moms way of preparing Taro. It is super easy, crispy &… Continue reading Taro/Arbi/Alva Manda Masala Stir Fry

Bread · Breakfast · Comfort Food · Fusion · Herbs · Indian · Quick Bites · Snack · South Indian · Vegetarian

Breadata Upkari – a Breadda upkari with a twist of mashed potato


As kids when mum ran out of ideas or when we were bored with the conventional South Indian breakfast ideas, mum would ask my lil bro or me to walk up to the corner shop & get a loaf of bread. You may think it’s for a bread butter/jam breakfast or bread omelette breakfast.. Naa..… Continue reading Breadata Upkari – a Breadda upkari with a twist of mashed potato

Chutney/Relish/Dip · Comfort Food · Herbs · Indian · Sides · South Indian · Tamil Nadu · Vegetarian

Takkali/Tomato Thokku…


Tomatoes available in abundance in the market???? or have the prices of tomatoes dropped?? or do you have loads of ripe tomatoes, wondering what to do & how to use them?? or are you are a dip/chutney lover???  look no further!!! You will enjoy both the preparation bit & the eating bit of this thokku.… Continue reading Takkali/Tomato Thokku…

Curry · Indian · Main Course · Non Vegetarian · Red Meat · Sides · South Indian · Starters

Mutton Chilli Masala……..


Mutton on your mind? No bother if it’s not, it has been on my mind for a while now.. !A few of my friends have been waiting for me to post some Mutton recipes. Back in Glasgow I was unable to do so.I’m not a huge fan of lamb ;), hence you don’t see any… Continue reading Mutton Chilli Masala……..

Comfort Food · Herbs · Indian · Sides · South Indian · Vegetarian

Alsande/Cowpea beans stir fry…


I’m a bean lover… love french beans, runner beans, Alsande or cowpea beans… etc. I have an aunt who eats stir fry’s as a snack once she is done cooking… Until I started cooking, I always wondered how she does it.. ??!!? Now, I do this myself.. 🙂 I always prepare about 50-100 gms more… Continue reading Alsande/Cowpea beans stir fry…

Chicken · Curry · Main Course · Non Vegetarian · Sides · South Indian · Starters · Tamil Nadu

Karuveppilai/kadipatta/curry leaves chicken……


I’m visiting Mangalore after about 2 years. Feels awesome being home. All the lazing around, the silence (hate the traffic noise all over Bangalore, you rarely find a place where it is quiet unless you have noise eliminating windows fitted), all yummy food you get at home & small quaint places around. My little brother… Continue reading Karuveppilai/kadipatta/curry leaves chicken……

Comfort Food · Curry · Herbs · Indian · Main Course · Mangalorean · Non Vegetarian · Red Meat · South Indian

Dukra Maas – as they call it in Mangalore; the best Pork curry ever!!!


Anyone born or brought up or who has something to do with Mangalore would have definitely heard about the famous Dukra Maas.. If you have not,then its a shame.. go bury your head somewhere !! I’m kidding, of course. If you have not heard of it, well then there is always a first time.. &… Continue reading Dukra Maas – as they call it in Mangalore; the best Pork curry ever!!!

Comfort Food · Curry · Fish · Indian · Konkani · Main Course · Mangalorean · Non Vegetarian

Quick fish curry – Salmon Phanna Upkari


I was meaning to have this This typical Konkani post done once I was back in India & when in Mangalore; with the traditional varieties of fish generally used to prepare this dish like Sardines/mackerel, but damn I missed this curry so much that I had to post this. Another reason being I love Salmon.… Continue reading Quick fish curry – Salmon Phanna Upkari