Category Archives: Curry

Pepper chicken/Chicken masala

Hot hot chicken! This is a Kerala recipe and a special guest post. The preparation was entirely by my husband who has the right to declare himself as the meat chef at home. He inherited some culinary skills and has … Continue reading

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Cauliflower and peas curry

Spicy vegetable curry When everyday cooking takes a toll on my imagination, I go blank very often and look for some inspiration in my cook books. I wrote down this recipe from a woman’s magazine many years back. It is … Continue reading

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Sambar/Okra sambar/ Vendakka sambar

Super star of curries! If Sambar powder comes, can Sambar be far behind? Here it is! Sambar is next to rice, literally, in every household in South India. Many seasonal vegetables are used but drumstick, the long stick like vegetable … Continue reading

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Sambar powder/Curry powder

Sambar masala powder I made some sambar powder yesterday and was putting it in a jar. I thought aloud about posting it and my husband said…’This is too much…it is such a common recipe, why post it? Next you will … Continue reading

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Bittergourd curry/Pavakka theeyal

Kerala bitter gourd curry This a typical Kerala preparation and I was forced to eat it from early childhood with a listing of all the various health benefits of bitter gourd. I used to cringe at the sight of it. … Continue reading

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Spinach and cottage cheese curry/Simple Palak paneer

My food habits as a child were nasty. I never enjoyed veggies or greens and very picky with fruits. I was a vegetarian to top that, so one can imagine the nutritional imbalances. My husband is a health freak, so … Continue reading

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Malai kofta/Paneer and vegetable balls in spicy curry

Veggie cheese balls in a creamy gravy !I am so very predictable when I go to an Indian restaurant. Before I place my order, the whole family knows what I would look for and they will tell me Malai kofta … Continue reading

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Okra and potato stir fry/ Lady’s finger and potato dry fry/ Vendaikai curry

Slimy Okra and firm potato fry Hey, I am still around. I was caught in a web of activities. Our house was on sale and there were showing at all odd times. I had to do my best to make … Continue reading

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Egg curry/ Egg roast/Spicy egg masala

Egg Masala This is a ‘curry in a hurry’. On busy days, a simple egg masala helps me to ‘keep calm and carry on’. I do not have a story to accompany this posts. I breeze through the kitchen, cook … Continue reading

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Lentil curry/ Horse gram curry/ Kollu kadaiyal

Horse gram dhal curry for better grades!( just kidding!) My daughter was getting ready for her exam scheduled at 1.00 p.m. and I had to pack her lunch. She doesn’t like anything that involves her fingers getting messy while eating … Continue reading

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