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Breadfruit/Kadachakka Puzhukku

Breadfruit/Kadachakka Puzhukku
Kadachakka Puzhukku is cooked and mashed breadfruit with coconut and spices. This recipe is very similar to the kappa/tapioca puzhukku. In my home town, jack fruit and bread fruit are available seasonally. Sometimes they are made like tapioca and served along with rice and fish curry. It is a yummy combo. Try this, you will surely love it.

Bread fruit/kadachakka- 1/2 kg
Turmeric- 1/2 tsp
Grated coconut- 1 cup
Cumin- 1/2 tsp
Garlic-2 pods
Green Chilly- 4-5
Curry leaves-  3-4
Salt to taste

For Tempering
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Whole red chilly- 1
Curry leaves- a few
Coconut oil- 2 tsp

Peel the skin off the bread fruit and cut into cubes. Transfer this into a heavy bottom vessel. Add salt  turmeric powder and 2 cups of water. Cook till it is soft and mash with the back of a spoon.

Make a course paste of coconut and cumin.Crush chilly,garlic shallot and curry leaves and mix to the paste.

Add this coconut mixture into the cooked mashed b…

Cherry Sorbet

Cherry Sorbet
Sorbet is a delicious frozen dessert perfect for summer parties. It is very simple and yet refreshing.The chilled  fresh fruit juice with a melt in mouth texture makes it really unique. In this recipe I have used pitted fresh cherries, strawberries and fresh ginger. Try this you will surely love it.

Cherries- 2 1/2 cup
Strawberry- 1 cup
Sugar- 1 cup
Water- 1 1/2 cup
Ginger - 2 thin slice
Mint- 5-6 leaves
Juice of one lemon
Rum extract- a few drops (optional)

Remove the seeds from the cherries and the top stem of the strawberry.
In a medium sauce pan add half of the pitted cherries, one cup strawberry, sugar, sliced ginger, mint leaves and water. Bring this to a boil. Simmer in low flames for 6-8 minutes till the fruit is soft and the syrup thickens. Switch off the flame and strain and allow the syrup to cool down.

Add the rest of the cherries, rum extract, lemon juice and the syrup into a mixer and blend into a smooth puree. Pour into a container and refriger…

Goan Shrimp Curry

Goan Shrimp Curry
This is a simple Goan style shrimp coconut curry. The gravy is mildly spicy and the key ingredient is ground coconut paste. It is yummy and goes well with rice or chapati.

Shrimp- 1 lb
 Kashmiri red chilly- 5-7
Grated coconut- 1 cup
Coconut milk -1 cup
Onion finely chopped- 1
Ginger- 1 inch
Garlic- 4-5
Tomatoes- 1
Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp(optional)
Coriander  powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Tamarind - small ball
Vinegar- 1 tbs
Whole spices- 2 clove, 1 stick cinnamon and 2 cardamom 

Coriander leaves- 2 tbs chopped
Salt to taste

Clean and de vein the shrimp.Soak Kashmiri red chilly,mustard seeds and cumin seeds in vinegar and warm water and set aside for half and hour.
Chop onions and tomatoes and keep aside.
In a blender make a smooth paste of the soaked red chilies,mustard,cumin, ginger and garlic,grated coconut,pepper and coriander powder.
Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan and the whole spic…

Goan Fish Fry

Goan Fish Fry
Fish fry is my all time favorite comfort food and we make them often for lunch and dinners. For all those lazy days, I usually stick to a simple and basic marinade for fish fry. But sometimes experimenting with different regional flavors is good to take simple fish fry, to the new level.This recipe is inspired from Mye's Kitchen and from a tv show. The marinade has an enticing flavor similar to the Vindaloo marinade.This is a tasty and tempting fish fr. Try this you will surely love it.

King Fish- 4 slices
Kashmiri chilly powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Ginger- 1 inch piece
Garlic- 5-6 pods
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Whole black pepper- 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds- 1/4 tsp
Clove- 2
Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds-1/ 2 tsp
Roasted fenugreek seeds- a few
Rice flour or semolina- 1tbs(optional)
salt to taste
Vinegar- 1 1/2 tbs
oil for frying

Clean fish and squeeze some lemon juice,rub on the fish and then give a final rinse.

Make a paste of ginger, garlic,black pepper,cumin s…

Guava and Lychee Cooler

Guava and Lychee Cooler
Guava and lychee cooler is delicate and refreshing summer drinks. Both guava and lychee are in peak season and so here is a yummy summer drink. You can also use this combo to make cocktail drink or add fruit punch take this juice to the next level. Try this,you will surely love it.
Guava- 4 small
Sugar- 2 tbs
Ginger- 1 thin slice
Lemon juice- 1/2 lemon
Mint leaves- 2-3
Ice crushed- 1 cup
water or fruit punch-2 1/2 cup

Cut guava into small pieces. Peel lychee skin and remove seeds.
 Add the lychee flesh,chopped guava, sliced ginger, mint leaves and water. Blend in a mixture till it is pulpy.Strain the juice and remove the seeds of the guava.
Stir in sugar and lemon juice and crushed ice.
Serve with mint leaves or lemon wedges.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!


Neyyappam is a traditional sweet/snack of Kerala. It is deep fried fitters made with rice and jaggery and with the enticing flavor of ghee and cardamom.You can use karupatti/palm jaggery or regular jaggery. Batter is mixed into a smooth thick paste and fermented overnight. But you can add baking soda if you want to make it the same day itself.  The proportion of rice and jaggery/karupatti is 3:2 ratio,adjust according to the sweetness you prefer.This ever popular delicacy is soft in the inside and crispy in the out side.

Raw rice- 2  cup
Karupatti- 1 1/3 cup
(adjust according to taste)
Cardamon crushed- 5-6 pods
Chopped coconut slices- 3 tbs

Dry ginger/chukku - a pinch
Cumin powder- a pinch
Black sesame seeds- 1/2 tsp
Baking soda- a pinch
Salt- a pinch
Ghee- 2 tbs
Oil for frying

Wash and soak rice for 4-5 hour. Drain and spread the rice on kitchen towel and allow to air dry till it is almost dry. Make a fine powder of the rice and sieve. The rice flour need not…

Chocolate Waffles

Chocolate Waffles
Chocolate waffles is chocolaty goodness and is perfect dessert for breakfast recipe. It is for special occasions or for those days, when you want to make your loved ones feel extra special.These easy to fix waffles can be served with whip cream, ice cream or fudge sauce. This recipe is inspired from Alton Browns chocolate waffles. The original recipe also had chocolate chips,but since I was planning to serve with ice cream, I made it rather simple. Try this,you will surely love it.

All purpose flour- 2 cup
Baking powder- 1 tsp
Baking soda- 1/4 tsp
salt-1/4 tsp
Sugar- 3 tbs
Cocoa powder-2 tbs
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Egg- 3
Butter- 3 tsp
Butter milk- 1/2 cup
Milk- 1 cup

In a bowl mix the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder and set aside.
In another bowl whisk eggs till light and fluffy. Add milk,melted butter, butter milk and vanilla essence and mix lightly.
Pour this into the flour and gently fold in into a smooth batter.It should have the consisten…

Mathi Puliyum Mulakum/Sardine Fish Curry

Mathi Puliyum Mulakum/Sardine Fish Curry
Mathi puliyum mulakum/sardine fish curry is a regional specialty. Kerala is a paradise for seafood lovers with so many drool-worthy fish and seafood recipes. Now let's be honest, the real joy of Kerala is its food. If you are feeling adventurous, try what the locals eat. This is one such curry, simple and straight forward with distinctive regional flavors. Mathi mulakum puli means sardine cooked in chilly tamarind paste. It is a spicy seafood delicacy with a bold and assertive taste. If you like to indulge in spicy food this is a perfect dish.

Sardine is a small oily fish found plenty in Kerala coast. Curried or fried sardine fish taste delicious. It is healthy and rich in protein, calcium and omega fatty acids. It boosts the immune system and helps maintain healthy skin. Spicy sardine curry is an absolute comfort homey food and goes well with kappa puzhukku/boiled mashed tapioca or with rice. Don't forget fried curry leaves and coconut…

Roti Jala/ Net Pancake

Roti Jala/ Net Pancake
Roti Jala/Roti kirai is a traditional Malayan snack .Roti Jala literally means net bread and it has a pretty net/ lacy pattern. It is served as a tea time snack with chicken or beef curry. It is considered as a traditional dish of the coastal community and the crepes are inspired from the fishermen net and hence made like a net.To make the roti jala there is a special cup with holes,but if you do not have it you can use a squeeze bottle instead. Try this ,you will surely love it.

All purpose flour- 1 cup
Coconut milk- 1 cup
Water- 1 cup
Turmeric powder- 1/3tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Sugar- 1tsp

In a large bowl add flour, turmeric powder and salt and mix well.
Whisk egg and sugar till light and frothy. Add this into the flour along with coconut milk and water and whisk to make a smooth runny batter (like crepe batter). Strain the batter to make sure there is no lumps.
Pour this batter into a squeeze bottle. You can also take a regular plastic bott…
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