Egg Biriyani

Kerala Malabar Style Egg Biriyani

It's been sometime I've posted an egg recipe, right? So I'm making up for the lost time by posting a biriyani recipe. Honestly, I was a bit skeptical about it. I was worried whether it will end up like having ghee rice with omelete on the side. Well, it turned

Idiyappam / Nool Puttu / Sevai

Idiyappam recipe

What comes to your mind first, when you think of South Indian breakfast? Is it Idli, Dosa and the likes? I sometimes think Idli and Dosa enjoy a cult status. Btw, I do not have any problem with those items. In fact, when we go out for Indian breakfast we

Prawns Pasta

Prawns Pasta

I've been getting a lot of mails asking for pasta recipes. Here's a recipe which I tried recently. Got the outline of the recipe from my friend, Divya. She sent me the recipe 2 years ago! Yeah.. I know, I really need to work on my turn around time. Anyways,

Kappa Vevichathu

Kappa Vevichathu

Some of the ironies in life can be best explained in terms of food, dont you think so? I happened to read an article recently about how Mumbai has developed a mania for Sunday brunch. It seems people are spending around $ 40-80 per person for a Sunday brunch! According

Soya Chunks Pulao


Looks like it's your lucky day, you are saved from listening to my ramblings ;) Well, I'm feeling too lazy to type, so I'll go straight to the recipe. To be honest, both of us are not big soya fans, but this pulao was a welcome change from our usual

Nei Choru (Ghee Rice)

Ghee Rice

What's your favorite side dish for Nei Choru (Ghee rice)? Let me guess... it's a non veg dish, right?. Have you tried ghee rice with Parippu Curry (Dal Curry)? I've read in some books, that Dal and Ghee Rice combo is very common in Malabar side. That combo sounded a

Aloo Poha


What comes to your mind when you think of Indian breakfast items... steamy Puttu and fiery Kadala curry or fluffy Appams and warm Stew or crispy Dosas with garama garam Sambar? Did I make you hungry yet, if so, mission accomplished ;) Ok, now I'll tell you my choice... it

Masala Pulao

Masala Pulao

After two sweet posts in a row, I'm sure you must be waiting  to see something spicy cooking up here. Since I'm in no mood to be a spoilsport and disappoint you, spicy it is! I'm always on the lookout for some flavored rice recipes. The main reason for liking the flavored

Saffron Prawns Risotto (Indian Style)

Prawns Risotto

Are you a risk taker? I am, but… my risk taking is mostly limited to one thing, cooking! I should say, apart from making pretty basic stuff like tea, coffee, omelet etc; everything else was an adventure for me. When I try out something new and if it turns out

Paneer Biriyani

Veg Biriyani

Well, let me tell you about some ironies of life. Though this little space of mine is called MariasMenu, I'm terrible at deciding menus! Ohh yes... I've suggested many menus to you through posts, comments & emails. I've even helped a person decide a menu for his brother's wedding! But

Jaldi Tomato Rice

Jaldi Tomato Rice

What was your favorite part of the day during your school/college days? Was it by any chance the lunch time? For me it was. I always used to look forward to the lunch time & the period just before the lunch interval was the hardest to concentrate ;) Lunch interval

Chicken Pasta


Before giving you the recipe I gotta tell you... My Italian food experience is very much limited to Pizza Hut & pastas from some Italian restaurants here. I havent gone through any Italian cookbook yet. But I guess if reading Elizabeth Gilbert's Italian food experience in Eat, Pray, Love can be considered equivalent to

Chicken Biriyani…Finally!

chkn biriyani

If you are wondering why the word "finally" is there in title, here it goes. There are 2 reasons. First, if I make a list of recipe requests I get from readers of MariasMenu, Chicken Biriyani easily tops that list. You might ask, what took me so long to post