Category Archive: Curry


Hot and humid summer months are mango season in Kerala and mangoes invariably appear in every meal of the day, in various forms. It takes the role of sour tamarind in the curries… Continue reading

Green Mango Curry – Keralan style

When it is mango season, green mangoes rule the daily menu in most Keralan homes.  They are used in many ways, made into chutneys, picked, salted, added to curries, (which I have a… Continue reading

Olan – Marrows and Cowpeas in Coconut milk

Olan is a Keralan vegetarian dish traditionally made with South Indian ash gourd or golden Indian cucumbers. English marrows work perfectly well in this recipe and they are in prime season during this… Continue reading

Beetroot curry with coconut milk

    Beetroots are in season and this stunning beetroot curry is a family favourite!  It  is a simple home cooked dish and takes less then 30 minutes to make, but just make sure… Continue reading

Keralan Chicken Stew (Ishtoo)

    I was at a British food writers gathering a while ago and the topic of colonial influence on Indian cuisine was raised. There were many opinions and some writers who specialise… Continue reading

Kerala Prawn Curry with Jackfruit seeds (Chemmeenum chakka kkuru curry).

Jackfruits are grown all around South East Asia and South Asia. Most of the people around the world know jackfruit as a delicious fruit, but traditionally it is used as a vegetable when… Continue reading

Kerala fish curry with green mangoes

I am in Kerala for the past two weeks taking care of my father.  Here mango trees are loaded with flowers and green mangoes everywhere. The fish curry with green mangoes is made… Continue reading

Sambar- The south Indian vegetable stew.

If any one asks me which the most popular dish from South India is, without a doubt I would say Sambar. You can get it in any South Indian restaurant, and people make… Continue reading