Thoran (Stir fry with coconut) is something that I make very often. I’m sure it’s a staple in most Kerala homes. Can you imagine a Kerala lunch without thoran? I think it’s kinda blasphemous thing to do, a kerala lunch without thoran ;) Payar thoran is a comfort food for me. Though am not a […]
Dal - the ultimate comfort food for Indians?
Though Dal and Rice is the ultimate comfort food for most of the Indians, it wasn't the case with me till a few years ago. I blame the way too watery dal curry (calling it a curry would be a crime) served in my hostel for the same.
For me, Dal was always synonymous with the “Parippu chaaru” (Dal gravy) that we make at home. I love that curry. That Parippu chaaru with some rice, drizzled ghee and fried pappadoms on the side, is guaranteed to make you a happy soul.
It’s been only a few years that I’ve discovered the versatility of dal, you can use it to make curries, burgers, dips, koftas, the list is endless! These days, I make sure to stock up at least 3-4 different types of dals at home.
I do hope you get to try out different types of dal recipes. Hope you find this section helpful.
Since the recipe is a really short one, I decided to make up for it in the write up ;) Have I told you about my very first air travel? I was 4 year old when it happened. It was a very short flight, Cochin – Trivandrum. (If you are not familiar with the route, […]
So, we went to Kerala for a short trip. Apart from the change of scene from our usual routine, my favourite part of any trip is I’m not in charge of menu! If you are the person in charge of daily cooking at your place, I’m sure you’ll agree with me, when I say handing […]
So, now that I have to make somewhat an elaborate lunch everyday, I’m always on the lookout for “chaaru curry” or “ozhichu kootan” gravy recipes. Though Kachimoru remains as my-go-to “chaaru curry” recipe, I want to try new recipes every now and then for a change. It’s kinda difficult to keep the everyday meals interesting. […]