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Potato Masala/ Sadhya Urulakizhangu Masala

Potato Masala/ Sadhya Urulakizhangu Masala
Today's recipe is a spicy potato masala/urulakizhangu masala that I often make as a side dish for chapathi. But this is also an integral part of Kerala Sadhya. This Sunday malayalees around the world will be celebrating Vishu/ Kerala New year. So this is the perfect time to share some Sadhya recipes. Check some of the Sadhya recipes I shared here.Sadhya is a hearty meal, a vegetarian feast with rice and curries ranging from mild and flavorful vegetable and lentils curries to more spicy vegetable curries like this potato masala.

Most of the recipes of Kerala Sadhya have been passed down generation after generation,but each region has their own specialties. This is a Trivandrum style sadhya potato curry and I learnt this recipe from my mom.Urulakizhangu masala is a blend of vegetables,fiery spices and roasted coconut adds great flavor and taste. You can use carrots, peas, cauliflower or mushrooms along with potatoes. Try this recipe,yo…

Kerala Spicy Mixture

Kerala Spicy Mixture
 Mixture is a crispy and crunchy snack popular in India.  It is a snack mix or a blend of crispy fries, nuts,chips,fried lentils and  tossed with a spice powder.This is a common snack eaten anytime and at all times. You can find this in every bakery you visit, so back in India, there was no need to make it at home. This always comes handy when you have guests at home or just as a tea time snack.My Mom always stock up on mixture and there is one more reason,it is her favorite snack to this day. Because of her I also became a great fan of spicy mixture.I had never thought that one day I'll make this at home. My mom will be so proud of me when she will see this post :). I am not going to say this is easy to make,but it is definitely worth the effort. Make sure to store in air tight containers,mixture can be made and stored for a long time.
There are lot of variations for this humble snack- Bombay mix, Madras mixture, chivada,chuda- different regions have their o…

Pepper Prawns Fry

Pepper Prawns Fry
Deep fried spicy and salty prawns is irresistible and one of my favorite ways to eat prawns. This crispy fry will be a perfect treat for your family. Pepper Prawns fry is crispy fried prawns with exciting flavors of garlic,butter,zesty lemon and kick of pepper.It is my take to butter garlic shrimp,but a little spicy.This recipe is so versatile and easy to prepare.

If you get fresh prawns try frying it head on, it has an irresistible delicate crispness to it, juicy and equally tasty.Thanks to hubby who convinced me that the head is the most flavorful part of prawns...so true.If you are not a fan of the head,no worries, it is still tasty and irresistible.

The spicy marinade has black pepper,roasted bell pepper and bird eye chili. Bird eye chili is  hot spicy one,if you cannot handle the heat you can skip it or substitute with a less spicy one.Roasting pepper enhances the flavor and bird eye chili and black pepper contributes a little heat which is the key to this reci…

Mexican Tuna Salad

Mexican Tuna Salad
Tuna salad can be served as an appetizer with crackers or spread on bread to make a terrific sandwich or wrap.If you like fish this salad with fresh and zesty flavors is a must try. Tuna salad is quick, protein rich and healthy salad that can also be served as a main dish salad.It is a simple salad with cooked or canned tuna, fresh greens,avocado and a zesty mayo dressing.Mix them all together and you whip up a quick and easy meal for your family.

I cook fish almost everyday,but mostly it is curried,fried or grilled fish.But fish in salad was something I did not want to try for a long time. But I was amazed when tried for the first time,now I make this at least once in a week.Tuna salad sandwich is one of my kids favorite sandwich.

Our local supermarket has frozen tuna,but you can make the easy way with canned tuna.You can add more veggies like cucumber,bell pepper,celery, carrot, peas etc. Since I am making for my kid who is a picky eater,keeping mine simple w…

Spicy Stuffed Eggplant

Spicy Stuffed Eggplant
Today's recipe is meat stuffed spicy eggplant inspired from Lebanese and Turkish Cuisine. Recently I am trying  lot of stuffed dishes with chicken,squid and fish. This stuffed eggplant is now one of my top favorites. Eggplant is a versatile veggie and cooked in the right way, you can create innumerable recipes with it.Fried or baked eggplant is tender and tasty and goes well with rice. If you are not a great fan of eggplant/aubergine, try this stuffed version.It is insanely good and I am sure will change the way you think about this humble veggie.

Stuffed eggplant is great as a main course dish. You can serve it with rice,bread or with fresh salad and you have a satisfying dinner. It is also perfect when you have guests as it is filling and makes a pretty presentation.In Turkish and Mediterranean region Karniyarik is an imperial dish fit for a King or chieftain.You can use lentils and mushroom for a vegetarian version.There is also a Thai version of stuffed…

Prawns and Vegetable Stew

Prawns and Vegetable Stew
Prawns and vegetable stew is quick and easy to make.It is made with generous amount of coconut milk, and has a delicate flavor and great taste. Spicy chills and earthy spices gives the right balance of sweet, spice and flavor. Stew made with coconut milk is one of the quintessential dishes of Kerala cuisine. Appam and stew is a  popular breakfast recipe. Appam and chicken stew is served as first course at wedding parties. This is a classic one you will never get tried of eating.


 Mild, creamy and flavorful stew eaten out of the bowl  with soft bread is an absolutely comforting meal. It is my go to especially on cold winter evenings.It is simple enough to make for a weekday dinner, this curry barely takes 10 minutes to make.You can use a combination of vegetables like potatoes, sweet potato,peas,beans, carrots or any vegetable of your choice.You can also experiment with different flavors like adding Thai curry paste for a different flavor and taste. You can…
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