Moru Curry (Yogurt curry)

Ingredients: Yogurt (32 oz) Onions (2 medium-sized thinly sliced) Ginger Garlic Paste (1 tbsp) Curry Leaves Dried Red Chilies (2-3) Mustard seeds (1 1/2 tsp) Red Chili Powder (1/2 tbsp) Turmeric Powder (1/2 tsp) Coriander Powder (1 tbsp) Asafoetida Powder (Hing) (1/4 tsp) Salt (To Taste) Directions: Add the yogurt into a blender and blend…

Kerala Fish Curry

Ingredients: Salmon (2 lbs) Malabar Tamarind (2-3 piece) Curry Leaves Mustard seeds (1 tsp) Onion (2-3 medium-sized sliced) Ginger Garlic Paste (1 tbsp) Red Chili Powder (3-4 tbsp) Corriander Powder (1 tbsp) Asafoetida Powder (Hing) (1/4 tsp) Turmeric Powder (2 tsp) Water (7-8 cups) Salt (To taste) Oil (Preferably vegetable oil/ sunflower oil) Coconut oil…

Rajma Chawal (Kidney beans curry with rice)

Ingredients: Kidney beans (350 gms / 12 oz) Onions (Sliced 3-4 medium sized) Ginger-garlic paste (2 tbsp) Tomato puree (4-5 medium sized) Turmeric powder (1/4 tsp) Coriander powder (1 tbsp) Red chili powder (1 tbsp) Garam Masala (1 tsp) Kasuri Methi (1 tsp) Fresh coriander (chopped 2-3 tsp) Directions: If you’re using the dried Kidney…

Parippu Curry

Ingredients: Moong Dal (Split Green Gram) (1 cup) Grated Coconut (3/4 cup) Chopped Onion Green Chilies (1-2) Turmeric Powder (1 tsp) Cumin seeds (1 1/2 tsp) Curry Leaves (1 spring) Ghee (1 tbsp) Red chilies (2-3) Coconut oil (1/2 tbsp) Directions: Roast the moong dal in a pan for about 5 minutes and let it…

Koombu Thoran

Living in Boston I would have never thought of finding Koombu (Banana flower or Banana blossoms ) to my good fortune I spotted these at an Asian Store (Super 88 Market). This is a dish that my mom has made for me so many times growing up; Koobu Thoran can be very well described as…

Ada Prathaman

Ingredients: Rice Ada Jaggery Coconut milk Milk Cashew nuts Raisins Coconut pieces Cardamom Ginger powder (or dried ginger) Ghee Directions: Add rice ada to boiling water and let it cook for 5 minutes and turn off the heat and set it aside for another 5 minutes. Now drain out the water and put the rice…

Shahi Paneer

Ingredients: Paneer cute into cubes Onions (diced) Tomatoes (diced) Cashew nuts Cinnamon Cardamom Ginger and garlic paste Peppercorns Cumin Turmeric powder Red chili powder Coriander powder Garam Masala Kasuri Methi Green chilies (slit into halves) Ginger (julienne) Heavy whipping cream / fresh cream Coriander Butter Olive oil Directions: In a pan add some olive oil…

Dal Khichadi

Ingredients: Rice (1 – 2 cups depending on how much you want to make; the quantity for the lentils/dal mentioned below is perfect for 1 cup of rice) Chana Dal (1/2 cup) Masoor Dal (1/4 cup) Toor Dal (1/4 cup) Cumin Chopped Ginger Chopped Onions (3 medium sized) Chopped Tomato (2 medium sized) Chopped Garlic…

Butter Chicken

Ingredients: Chicken (Boneless cut into cube size) Tomato (2 medium sized) Onions (2-3 medium sized) Turmeric powder (2 tsp) Red chili powder (3-4 tbsp) Ginger garlic paste (2 tbsp) Chicken Masala/Garam Masala (2-3 tbsp) Yoghurt Lemon juice (2-3 tbsp) Heavy Cream Cashew nuts (soaked) Kasoori methi (Dried Fenugreek leaves) Salt Directions: Marination: Put the chicken…