Upma

Ingredients Semolina/Rava (2 cups; dry roasted) Carrot (2; diced) Green Beans (6-7; cut into small pieces) Peas (1/2 cup; if using frozen soak it in warm water for 5-10 minutes) Water (4 cups, for every cup of semolina 2 cups of water) Onion (1 medium-sized, finely chopped) Mustard Seeds (1 teaspoon) Green Chilies (2-3, cut…

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)…

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:…

Palak Paneer

Ingredients: Spinach (10 oz) Paneer (1 lb, cut into 1/2 inch cubes) Onion (1 medium sized diced) Garlic (3-4 cloves finely sliced) Ginger (1/2 inch finely chopped) Turmeric Powder (1/4 teaspoon) Chili Powder (1/2 tablespoon) Garam Masala (1/2 tablespoon) Kasuri Methi (1/2 tablespoon) Lemon Juice (1/2 lemon) Ghee Heavy Cream (for serving) Salt (to taste)…

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Ingredients: Butternut Squash (1/2 cut into 1/2 inch cubes) Onion (Diced) Garlic (4 cloves) Brown sugar (1 tablespoon) Ricotta Cheese (1/4 cup) Flour (2 cups) Eggs (4) Sage (10 leaves) Butter (3 tablespoons) Lemon juice (1 tablespoon) Parmesan Cheese Olive oil Direction: In a baking sheet, place the butternut squash, onion and garlic. Drizzle olive…

Baba Ghanoush

Ingredients: Eggplants (2 -3) Tahini (2-3 tablespoons) Garlic (1 crushed) Lemon Juice (1 1/2 lemon) Cayenne Pepper (1 teaspoon) Yogurt (2 tablespoons) Mint leaf (2 leaves shredded) Parsley (chopped) Aleppo pepper (to taste; or use red pepper flakes) Olive Oil Salt Direction: Wash your eggplants and poke it several times with a knife so that…

Fondant Potatoes

Ingredients: Russet Potatoes (3-4 large) Thyme Butter (2-3 tablespoon) White wine (1/2 cup) Chicken stock or broth (1/2 cup) Salt & Pepper Oil Directions: Preheat the oven to 400oF. Cut off ends of russet potatoes, stand potatoes on end, and peel potatoes from top to bottom with a sharp knife to make each potato into…

Aloo Paratha

Ingredients: Wheat Flour (2 cups) Potatoes (4) Garlic (2 cloves) Green chilies (2 finely chopped) Garam Masala (1/2 tsp) Red chili powder (1 tsp) Chaat Masala (1/2 tsp) 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…

Onion Bhajia

Ingredients: Onion (3 Large thinly sliced) Gram flour (1 1/2 cup) Green Chilies (4-5 thinly sliced) Turmeric Powder (1/2 tsp) Chili Powder (1 tsp) Cumin seeds (1 tsp) Salt (to taste) Oil (Sunflower/ Vegetable/ Canola) Mint leaves (optional) (2 tbsp finely chopped) Directions: In a deep pan add oil and let it heat. In a…