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Angamaly Manga Curry- Raw Mango Coconut Milk Curry

Angamaly Manga Curry- Raw Mango Coconut Milk Curry  Today's recipe is an everyday curry for lunch in Kerala and reminds you of its regional flavors and taste. Widely referred to as charu curry, this old fashioned mango gravy is served in many homes in Kerala and relished with steamed rice. Back home, in Kerala,  whenever mango was in season, mom makes this type of coconut-based mango curries. It's something we always cherished at home- good food that makes you nostalgic and is filling and comforting.

Regular charu curries are usually made, with coconut, lentils, or yogurt. In this recipe, raw mango gets stewed in spiced coconut milk, and the curry is zesty and tangy. There is a right balance of heat and flavor, and the coconut milk adds a touch of sweetness. While making this mango curry, I had to suppress the temptation of adding prawns.  It is an old habit of mine, adding prawns to charu curries and stir fry. My grandmother, mom does the same thing. But even without prawns, t…
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Kunafa Sweet Recipe/ Sweet Cheese Pastry

Kunafa Sweet Recipe/ Sweet Cheese PastryKunafa or Kanafeh/Kunafeh is a sweet cheese-filled, pastry popular in the Middle East and Arabic cuisine. It is one of the most popular  Middle Eastern desserts and is specially made during the Ramadan feast and for special occasions. If you have a sweet tooth like me, this appealing dessert with its deliciously sweet and cheesy center and is perfect for you. This decadent sweet is a scrumptious royal dessert. But the best part is that it is a no-fuss and easy to put together sweet dessert.

Kunafa's cheesy center is complemented with its signature buttery crunchy crust. The intense flavor comes from clarified butter or ghee. You can substitute ghee with melted butter, but ghee has an intense nutty flavor that is irresistible. Kunafa is served warm drenched with a sugar syrup that has a floral scent to it and sometimes topped with crushed pistachio nuts. To make the scented sugar syrup, you can mix sugar syrup with rose water, orange blossom w…

10 Quick and Easy Kerala Snacks/ Tea time snacks

Do you often look for snack ideas? I like to try new snack recipes. Freshly homemade, tea time snacks appeals to all ages. There are comfort and joy in munching a delicious sweet or savory deep-fried snack with hot piping tea. Some recipes make you nostalgic, and we keep coming back to it time and again. Kerala has an exhaustive list of traditional tea-time snacks. You never get tired of eating them! So here is a list of family favorites. Today I am sharing a collection of 10 easy to make snacks that you can make under 20 minutes. Do you have any favorite snack that is simple and easy to make? Please share your ideas, leave me a comment below
 Pazham Pori- Crispy Fried Sweet Plantain

Pazham pori is a quick and easy tea time snack. It is made with ripe sweet plantains dipped in a batter and then deep-fried in coconut oil to crispy golden.

Ripe plantains - 3 medium
Maida-1 1/2 cup
Rice flour-2 tbs
Sugar- 2 tbs ( depending on the sweetness of plantain)
salt- a pinch
Baking powder- a p…

Spicy Prawns Fry Recipe/Nadan Chemmeen Varuthathu

Spicy Prawns Fry/Nadan Chemmeen Varuthathu
Today's recipe is a spicy, succulent, and delicious prawns fry. Spicy flavored jumbo prawns/shrimp are fried to crispy golden perfection. Do you love prawns? Prawns are popular among seafood lovers and are my absolute favorite. This simple and flavorful fried prawns is an addictive snack and is a pure joy to indulge with.This Kerala style prawns fry has intense flavor from the masala paste made of garlic, ginger, shallots, coconut, and chilly powder. Now we all know, certain flavors have an affinity for each other. There can be no doubt that garlic, ginger, black pepper, and coconut oil complement the flavor of prawns. Throw in some curry leaves, and the flavor will be divine. There is a little tang from the vinegar and makes it even more delicious. If you do not want to use vinegar, try squeezing fresh lemon juice just before serving. This crispy prawns ready under 15 minutes and will be the star of any meal. This one I called nadan styl…