Category Archives: Condiments

How to prepare masala powders at home?

Whether its a vegetable curry, fish or meat curry spices are the must ingredients which will add the flavor and the uniqueness to the curries. The differences in the masala powders makes the curries different. In this post, I will tell you how to prepare healthy/adulterant free Indian curry masala powders at your kitchen. This […]

Avakaya pickle – Andhra style raw Mango Pickle

Avakaya / Aavakaaya / is mango pickle made by the Andhra people in South India.  Aavakaaya pickle has an important role in Andhra people’s culture. Infact Andhra culture may be thought to be incomplete without aavakaaya. The name avakkaya is derived from ava meaning mustard (kaduku) and kaya meaning mango – Thanks to our subscriber Rekha Pyaraka […]

Kerala Lemon pickle / Naranga achar

Ever worried on how to prepare lemon pickles (naranga achar / cheru naranga achar) with out the bitter taste? Then your search ends here 🙂 I know there are multiple ways to prepare lemon pickles. But this recipe helps you to make the naranga achar / lemon pickle in Kerala style without any bitterness. As usual […]

Beetroot Dip

I’m sure this is something that any girl would love to eat – ‘Beetroot Dip’ 🙂 Lovely pink color of beetroot and smooth silky texture of yogurt make a perfect combo for a healthy and delicious dip for any warm/hot appetizer 🙂 Beetroot Dip preparation Strain curd using muslin cloth to get silky texture. Add […]

Lebanese Garlic Sauce Recipe

Garlic sauce aka is garlic paste is a common dip served with many arabian or Lebanese chicken dishes. Its also served with chicken Shawarma, grilled chicken, shish tawooks,  barbq etc. Try this quick and easy to follow recipe of arabian garlic sauce. Preparation of Arabian Garlic Sauce Take out the cloves of garlic and peel off their skin. Wash […]

Beetroot Pachadi – Kerala style

Pachadi is a traditional South Indian side-dish similar to North Indian Raita made of fresh vegetables, Yogurt, coconut, green or red chillies sauted and garnished in oil with fried mustard seeds, ginger and curry leaves. It is usually served as an accompaniment for rice, snacks like idli, dosa etc. Pachadi can be prepared with many type of vegetables. This is a recipe for preparation of Beetroot […]

Easy made Mango pickle / Kerala Manga Achar

Its the summer season and the season of Mangoes. Let me give you an easy but tasty Kerala style instant mango pickle (Manga achar) recipe. Preparation of Mango pickle Peel the skin of mangoes and cut them into small pieces. In a bowl mix the sliced mangoes, salt and keep it overnight. On the next day, […]

Kerala Thenga chammanthi recipe / Coconut chutney

Let me share an easy but tasty exclusive Kerala cuisine – Thenga chammanthi recipe with you. I  am sure that this dish needs no introduction to a Keralite. Its such a popular dish in Kerala. Seeing the photo alone will fill a Keralite’s mouth with enough saliva. This is a nostalgic item for all Keralites. Though […]

Hot Unakka Mulaku Chammanthi / Red chilly chutney

I don’t think Mulaku Chammanthi needs any introduction to a Keralite. Its part of Kerala culture and its a nostalgia for all of us. I am sure that your mouth starts watering on seeing the above photo. Preparing Mulaku Chammanthi is nothing like rocket science. This is an easy to prepare dip which every Keralites know. For […]

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 […]

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).  […]

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. […]