Tag Archives: Indian curry

Kadai paneer/A spicy cottage cheese dish

Kadai Paneer is a dish made in a particular pan called Kadai/Karahi. Kadai is an Indian wok, circular, deep iron pan with handles. It retains heat and that imparts a signature taste to this dish. Cubed Paneer (cottage cheese) is … Continue reading

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Steamed rice cake and chickpeas curry/Puttu and kadala curry

It is a shame if I don’t write about Puttu and Kadala. It is like bread and butter in Kerala. I have eaten it all throughout my life and can connect it with many stories, old sayings, humorous and real … Continue reading

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Olan/Ash gourd curry in coconut milk

Creamy coconut Kumbalanga curry! Olan is a very simple Kerala curry with less cooking and a great, fresh taste. It has few ingredients and has a crunch very close to a salad. Ash gourd and cow peas are the main … Continue reading

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Moru kootan/Yogurt curry

Yam curd curry This is an authentic Kerala curry most favoured in homes and restaurants. No meal is complete without a last course of plain curd or a curd curry added to rice. This is my mother’s recipe and tastes … Continue reading

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Eggplant curry/ Baingan Bartha

¬†Brinjal curry I have a love-hate relationship with brinjal/eggplant. I like it in tomato chutney, stir fried and fried whole with spices stuffed as in eggplant-masala . I hate it floating as big chunks in curries. But when it is … Continue reading

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Vegetarian version of Mathi mulakittathu /Spicy hot curry with fried bitter gourd

Dried bitter gourd curry (Vegetarian version) Mathi Mulakittathu is a very spicy curry which is a signature Kerala dish to accompany Tapioca or cooked rice. Mathi is Sardine, a very nutritious oily fish with a distinct fishy smell and high … Continue reading

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Mixed Vegetable Kurma (Coimbatore style)/Spicy veggie curry

Restaurant style vegetable Kuruma Hi guys…I am in India right now, enjoying the lovely weather, hanging out with relatives and gobbling amazing food in different places. If I am not able to post regularly, please excuse me! Right now I … Continue reading

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Grandma’s curry/Nadan curry

Garden fresh vegetable curry! My grandmother was a very thrifty woman and made food for an army with ingredients mainly from her garden. She raised 8 kids and had to feed the helpers who worked in our farm. She was … Continue reading

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