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…

Kallumakkaya Varuthad (Kerala Style Stir Fried Mussels)

Ingredients: Mussel Meat (16 ounces/ 1 pound) Shallots (5-6 shallots; thinly sliced; if not available use onions) Tomatoes (2 medium-sized; finely chopped) Tamarind (1-2 tablespoons) Turmeric Powder (2 teaspoons) Chili Powder (1 1/2 tablespoons) Coriander Powder (1 tablespoon) Asafoetida Powder (Hing) (a pinch; optional) Curry Leaves (3-4 springs) Green Chilies (3-4 chilies; chopped) Garlic (1/2…

Meen Pollichathu

Ingredients: Fish (Cleaned; Golden Pomfret) Turmeric Powder Chili Powder Coriander Powder Asafoetida Powder Ginger-Garlic Paste Vinegar Shallots (6-8 finely sliced) Onion (1 large finely sliced) Tomato (2 finely chopped) Curry Leaves Green Chilies (1-2 finely sliced) Mustard seeds (1/2 teaspoon) Banana Leaf Salt (to taste) Direction: Marinate the fish with salt, 1/2 tablespoon chili powder,…

Kerala Halwa

Ingredients: Wheat flour (1 1/2 cup) Corn flour (2 1/2 tbsp) Jaggery (400 grams/ 1 lb) Coconut milk (2 1/2 cups) Cashew nuts Cardamom powder (1 tbsp or as per taste) Ghee (3 tbsp) (You can substitute ghee with coconut oil or use both as per your preference) Direction: In a bowl add the wheat…

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…

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…