Author Archives: Renoos

I'm Renoos, officially called as Dr Regina M, a doctor at profession, good wife at home and a budding cook in Kitchen. I'm completely in love with food and you'll most likely find me covered in flour, chocolate or both if I am not at the hospital :)

Parippu vada – Kerala style

Parripu vada / Dal Vada / Lentil or Dal fritters  is a nadan / traditional evening snack food in Kerala. It is prepared from Toor dal. Parippu vada along with black tea is the combination and its the official food of a Kerala communist 😉 . For every Keralite, parippu vada is a nostalgia. You will […]

Kerala style Chicken Cutlets recipe

Chicken cutlets are an easy to prepare evening snack food which I am sure your Kids and other relatives will love. It is prepared from minced boneless chicken and mashed potatoes. This recipe will give you an awesome chicken cutlet. Don’t forget to send us your photos or comments after you try this. This is […]

Sweet Banana Fritters

Banana fritters is a deep fried snack food, prepared from an easy to make batter. The batter is prepared with mashed bananas, milk and all purpose flour. This is an easy to prepare 4’O clock snack for your kids. I hope you all will try this is easy to prepare sweet banana fritters recipe  and will […]

Colorful Beet Pickled Eggs

Have you ever wondered on how to make the beet colored eggs which you got on your visit to a friends house? then its quiet easy. These pickled eggs are simply hard boiled eggs that are cured in vinegar. This is a really simple recipe and your kids get a kick out of the pinkish-purple eggs. Pickled eggs preparation Hard-boil the eggs (Add […]

Sweet carrot cake recipe

This is the recipe for a yummy and nutritional carrot cake which you can serve in all occasions. This is probably the best carrot cake We’ve ever had. My husband loves it… Carrot cake preparation Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C. Oil and line the base and sides of an 8 inch square cake tin with […]

Hummus recipe – Arabian method

Here is another arabian recipe from our subscriber Saumya. Hummus  is an Arabic food made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. Its popular through out the Middle east and globally. Use this recipe to prepare home made Hummus instead of purchasing unhealthy ones from the shops (You can save your health and a few bucks).  […]

Alfaham chicken preparation recipe

Another mind blowing recipe from our subscriber Sherly. She always envied us with her wide collection of recipes. Two days back she sent me this recipe. The photo she shared with the recipe, really thrilled me and we prepared it the very next day. The Alfaham was mind-blowing. The al faham we are getting in […]

Ginger lemonade juice recipe

Looking for a good juice recipe to welcome your guests? Then definitely you should try this ginger lemonade juice. This is an easy to prepare recipe for ginger lemonade. I got this recipe from my brother who is in North India. He learned it from a local shop there. This is a refreshing, fat-free drink perfect for […]

Jackfruit meat mix / Chakkayum erachiyum – Kerala style

This is a recipe to prepare traditional Kerala jackfruit and beef mix. Jackfruit meat mix aka “chakayum erachiyum” is an old traditional Kerala food item. You will love it if you love spicy foods. Its a recipe I collected from my grand mother. This is an easy to prepare one and a typical nadan chakka recipe. […]

Ari unda recipe – Traditional Kerala method

Want to try a traditional Kerala sweet? Here it is. Ari unda / Rice balls /Rice laddu is a traditional snack of Kerala which is easy to prepare, light on the stomach and nutritious as well. It can be prepared in less than one hour time. Preparation of Kerala Ari unda Wash the rice well and remove stones […]

Minted lemon juice / Mint Lemonade

It’s summer time and the temperature in Kerala is higher than the usual limits. Keralites finds it very hard to thrive in this temperature. Hope we will get the monsoon soon. Here is a recipe of refreshing mint lemonade drink to keep you cool in this hot climate 🙂 . The mint ingredient is also good for […]

Kappa udachath / Smashed tapioca recipe in Kerala style

Today, I will give you an awesome Tapioca recipe which can be served as the main dish. This is an easy to prepare, tasty and cheap food. Hopefully most of you have taken it at your home at least in your childhood days. Even looking at the photo itself makes me remembering about my child […]

Dates almond milk recipe

Dates Almond Milk Shake – A healthy and mind cooling drink! Dates are rich in Iron and they also provide a wide range of essential nutrients to body. Dates are also a very good source of dietary potassium. Almonds are rich in carbohydrates, Vitamin E, protein, dietary fiber and monounsaturated fat. Almonds also improves complexion and possibly a lower risk of cancer. Consumption […]

Kakka irachi ularthiyath / clam stir fry

Just had an outing yesterday at Cherai beach, Paravoor. The beach is so amazing and romantic. You can occasionally spot Dolphins here. From the road side sellers there, we purchased around 1 kg of Kakka / clams. Though I have taken Kakka irachi fry from hotels, and my home I haven’t prepared it myself before. Here is my mothers recipe […]

Mexican Paella

Mexican Paella is a rice dish just like Indian biriyani, but it is different from the original Spanish paella. Paella is now an international food. There are three types of paella, Valencian (Meat of land animals), Seafood (Only sea foods, no vegetables) and Mixed (Sea food, meat of land animals and vegetable). Here I will share with […]

Squid soup

We are excited in introducing our first soup recipe. For a difference, we are sharing you with the exclusive squid soup recipe shared by our subscriber Shirly James. I am sure you all will love this sea food soup. Though it’s a very easy to make soup, it smells and tastes great. This is also great […]

Sharkara payasam

Hope you all had a memorable Vishu today. Let the peace and prosperity of Vishu be with you and your family through out the year. We also had a great vishu (off course feast too) today. As you all know payasam is a must for any Kerala functions. We had two payasams for the sadhya, sharkara payasam […]

Pachadi

Vishu is approaching fast and I am not sure whether we will be able to cover all the dishes needed for sadhya before it due to lack of time. But we will try to give you some of the best side dishes for Kerala sadhya before Vishu. Pachadi is our third dish for your Vishu Sadhya. […]

Olan with Pumpkin / Kumpalanga / Mathanga – Kerala style

Here is the second side dish for your Vishu Sadhya. You can find other sadhya recipes in my previous posts. Olan is a traditional Kerala side dish which is regular at every Onasadya. Kerala Olan is made with red gram and  vegetables (pumpkins) cooked in coconut milk, which gives it a rich and creamy texture. Kerala Olan […]

Indian mutton curry

My grand mother prepares mutton curry in a different method using gambooge / Kudampuli / Vadakkan puli. During my childhood days on every visit there, I wondered how she prepares it differently. Recently only I learned that, its the gambooge tha’ts giving the different taste to her preparation. Try this spicy mutton curry recipe yourself […]