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Meen-Maanga Thenga Arachu Vachathu(Fish cooked with Mango in a Coconut Gravy)

?Since my childhood, the most common preparation of fish, was either Fish Fry or Meen Pattichathu. During the Mango season, the Meen Pattichathu, gives way to another style, which is Meen-Maanga Thenga Arachu Vachathu. In this dish, raw mango is used as the souring agent.

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Kovakka Unakka Chemmeen Ularthiyathu (Ivy Gourd-Dried shrimp Stir fry)

This dish always reminds me of my childhood. My mom used to prepare this dish especially when fresh seafood was not available. Cooking the ivy gourd with gambooge gives a tangy taste to the dish.

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Crab Risotto

The dilemma I face when it comes to cooking food, is to strike a balance between the liking of my boys. While J is fond of Indian food, preferably authentic Kerala cuisine, D is a stark contrast. So the deal I struck between them is to cook the food of their choice on alternate days 🙂 Lately as J has to do a lot of travelling, I try my experiments with other cuisine while he’s away. My latest experiment was making Risotto. Risotto is an Italian dish in which rice is cooked in stock to a creamy consistency. After going…

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Fish Pickle- Kerala Style

When it comes to non-veg pickles, I prefer homemade ones to store bought. Whenever I make them, it doesn’t go past a week. Well, it so happens that the moment we lay eyes on Non-veg pickle, we go crazy. So instead of taking a spoonful, we end up having generous servings. Tuna is the ideal fish for pickling. One could use any other firm fleshed fish as well. If you plan to prepare fish pickle, it would be better if you get the fish cut into bite-sized cubes. If not, you could buy fish steaks, fry them and then break…

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Thai Style Stuffed Squid

At times, watching certain cookery channels inspires me to try certain dishes. Stuffed Squid was one such dish. I have been thinking of preparing this for a while. Usually while buying squid, I get it cut. But this time, I specifically asked them to not to chop it up. I had already zeroed in on a recipe from Franglais Kitchen, as the ingredients were already in stock. I tweaked the recipe a bit to suit my palate. This was served with Thai Fried Rice. What a wonderful combination !!!

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Goan Recheado Fish Fry

The aroma of the Recheado Masala that wafts in the air is so enticing ! It gets even better when you fry the fish with this Masala. J just couldn’t wait any longer for dinner as his hunger was increasing multi folds 😛 Can’t blame him. Such is the effect of the aroma of Goan Recheado Fish Fry. Ideally the fish to be used for this is Mackerel, as the Goans swear by it. Well, I trusted their judgement and indeed it was awesome. I would suggest marinating the fish overnight so that the fish absorbs all the flavours.

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Ikan Pari Bakar (Malaysian Style Baked Sting Ray)

D is not particularly fond of fish. So, the other day when he started pestering me to buy Sting Ray, I was a bit surprised. As soon as the fish was brought home, he searched and gave me the recipe of Ikan Pari Bakar, from Tasty Kitchen. On reading the recipe, I figured that it was similar to the sti

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Singapore Chilli Crab

Singapore Chilli Crab. The mere mention of it takes me back to 2007, where I got to taste it for the first time. While doing my research before the travel, I had read the Singapore Chill Crab is a must-try. Being a foodie that definitely topped my to-do list. After placing the order, we sat there, e

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Karimeen Pollichathu – Easy Method

A couple of days back while chatting with my cousin Rini, our conversation veered towards food. That’s when she asked if I knew the recipe of Karimeen Pollichathu that our grandmom used to make. To my relief, she said that had it and would share with me. Today I bought some Pearlspot fish and just a

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Chemmeen/Prawn Pollichathu

Kerala is known for it’s seafood delicacies. Chemmeen Pollichathu is yet another delicacy of God’s Own Country. This dish is presented as a parcel of banana leaf. On opening the parcel, one can find layers of fried prawns and masala. A lipsmacking dish indeed. It’s been a while since I made this dis

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Fish Roe Cutlets

Fish Roe Cutlets can be served as a starter, a side dish to your meal or as an evening snack. We, at home love to have it with onion-vinegar salad. I am yet to find a combination to beat this one.

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Chemmeenum Mangayum Thenga Arachu Vachathu (Prawns and Raw Mango with ground Coconut )

Chemmeenum Mangayum Thenga Arachu Vachathu always make me feel nostalgic. My maternal grandmother used to make it often. The combination of shrimps with the sourness of the mango and mild sweetness of the ground coconut takes it to a whole new level. A curry that goes very well with rice. Make sure

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Meen Peera Pattichathu (Fish Cooked with Grated Coconut)

Meen Peera Pattichathu is a popular dish in Kerala. The fish that is commonly used for the dish is either sardines, cut into small pieces or small anchovies. Ideally this dish should be prepared a couple of hours in advance so that the fish pieces absorb all flavours by the time it is served.

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Szechwan Prawns

J is not a big fan of Chinese cuisine. Hence, I usually avoid preparing them when he is around. Today was one of those days. J had mentioned that he won’t be joining us for lunch or dinner. So I went ahead and prepared fried rice and Szechwan Prawns, after a long gap. We had just finished our lunch

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Chettinad Saiva Meen Kulambu – A Vegetarian version of Fish Curry

Saiva Meen Kulambu is a Chettinad gravy, where in cow peas is ground and steamed and cut into pieces, which resembles fish slices.Contradictory to its name meen, which means fish, this dish doesn’t have any fish at all. I was intrigued by this dish when I came across the recipe some time back in a f

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Spicy Crab Roast

Eating crab is always a messy affair and hence we hesitate to help ourselves with the same while eating out. That’s not the case at home. One can get as messy as one likes. January- February is the ideal time to buy crabs as they have more flesh in it as compared to rest of the year. I got some 3 sp

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Butter Prawns

The other day I bought some prawns and was in an experimental mood. The first thought that crossed my mind was Malay cusine. The only hitch was to search for a recipe that didn’t require lime leaves or lemon grass or shrimp paste. Thankfully, I didn’t have to look for long. Found an ideal recipe but

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Kolmi No Patio- Parsi Style Prawn Curry

The other day, I was flipping through the book by Jiggs Kalra, looking for some Prawn recipe. I was intrigued by the name Kolmi No Patio, a Parsi prawn dish, which is a blend of tangy, sweet and spicy flavours. Somehow I felt that I need to look for more recipes on the net and found something I felt

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