Palak Roti

Ingredients: Spinach (2 cups) Wheat Flour (2 cups) Salt (to taste) Water (as required) Oil (as required) Directions: Rinse the spinach thoroughly. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil and add some salt. Add the spinach and cook for 2- 3 minutes and then strain out the spinach leaves and put it over an…

Sambar

Ingredients: Tamarind Water (2 cups; check notes) Potato (2 medium sized; diced) Onion (1-2 medium sized; diced) Drumsticks (2; sliced to 2 inch thinkness; check notes) Tomato (2-3 medium sized; diced) Carrot (1; diced) Beans (6; cut into 1 inch pieces) Ivy Gourd (aka. Tendli; 6-7 cut into halves; optional) Eggplant (1-2 small; diced; optional)…

Dosa

Ingredients: White Rice (2 cups) Urad Dal (1 1/2 cups) Sabudhana (Tapioca pearls; handful) Salt (to taste) Note: For every cup of rice you have to use 3/4 cup of urad dal. Directions: Rinse the rice and sabudhana a few times and then soak them both together in water for 6-8 hours. Do the same…

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Ingredients: Chicken Thighs (preferred, I fried the chicken for waffles so used 6 pieces of skinless and boneless) Buttermilk (2 cups) Dried Rosemary (1/2 teaspoon) Dried Thyeme (1/2 teaspoon) Garlic Powder (1/2 teaspoon) Chili Powder (2 teaspoons) Salt (1 teaspoon) Black Pepper (1 teaspoon) Vegetable Oil/Peanut Oil (2 litre or 1/2 gallon) Seasoned Flour: Flour…

Pineapple Pachadi

Ingredients: Pineapple (2 cups; finely chopped) Coconut (1 cup; shreded) Green Chilies (3-4; depending on spiciness) Cumin Seeds (1 tablespoon) Mustard Seeds (1/2 teaspoon) Curry Leaves (couple of leaves) Yogurt (1 1/2 cup) Turmeric Powder (1/2 teaspoon) Chili Powder (1 teaspoon) Salt (to taste) Sugar (optional; to taste) Water (1/2 cup) Coconut Oil (2 tablespoons)…

Kappa Kuzhachathu (Mashed Tapioca)

Ingredients: Tapioca (2-3 pounds; peeled and sliced into small pieces) Coconut (2 cups; shredded) Green Chili (3 chilies) Cumin seeds (2 teaspoons) Garlic cloves (3-4 cloves) Shallots (3; peeled and roughly chopped) Curry leaves (1 spring) Turmeric powder (1-2 tablespoons) Salt (to taste) For tempering: Coconut oil (2 tablespoons) Cumin seeds (1 tablespoon) Dried Red…

Chana Palak Masala

Ingredients: Chickpeas (16 oz, I used canned) Spinach (2 cups) Garlic (6-7, sliced) Black cardamom (1-2) Green cardamom (1-2) Cloves (3-4) Peppercorns (3-4) Bay leaf (2-3) Onion (2 medium finely chopped or you could use onion paste) Tomato paste (2 tablespoons) Green chilies (1-2; sliced into halves) Coriander powder (1 tablespoon) Chili powder (1 tablespoon)…

Pumpkin curry

Ingredients: Pumpkin (2 cups, cut into small cube size pieces) Shallots (10; thinly sliced) Tomato (1 small sized; finely chopped) Green chilies (1-2, slit into halves) Curry Leaves (2 springs) Turmeric Powder (1/2 teaspoon) Chili Powder (1 teaspoon) Nutmeg (grated, a pinch) Tamarind (Lime sized piece) Coriander Powder (2 teaspoons) Asafetida (hing; couple of pinches)…

Puttu & Kadala Curry

This is one of the most popular breakfast food in Kerala, the soft puttu made from rice flour and the spicy kadala curry is one of the most tasty & healthy breakfast food you could have. You can serve kadala curry with roti or rice but nothing beats the combination with puttu. Ingredients for Puttu:…

Gobi Paratha

Ingredients: Wheat Flour (2 cups) Cauliflower (1 large; grated) Garam Masala (1 teaspoon) Turmeric Powder (1/2 teaspoon) Red chili powder (1/2 tablespoon) Aamchur Masala (1 teaspoon) Lemon Juice (1/2 lemon) Coriander (chopped) Water (as required) Salt (to taste) Oil/Butter (as per preference) Directions: Mix wheat flour, salt and water and knead it to get a…