Pulissery: A subtly spiced coconut-yoghurt curry.

Tomato Curry

ToMato Curry: A ‘naadan’ Kerala style recipe that makes for a good side-dish for rice. Another tangy coconut based curry to love.

Fried Yam Slices

Fried Yam Slices: Mildly spiced and easy to make. This fry goes well with Rice and yoghurt based curries.

Pumpkin & Red Cowpeas Erissery

Erissery: Mashed pumpkin and Red Beans cooked together in a mildly spiced, coconut based curry. Onam is almost upon us and I can’t help but recall all those delicious Sadhya meals I have had at some amazing friends’ homes on the festive day.  I vividly remember how they woke up in the wee hours of t

Mini Idlis in Sambar

Soft fluffy mini idlis dunked in ghee laden flavourful sambar. I was introduced to this dish at Saravana Bhavan when I came to Madras many years ago. It was so delicious that whenever I went back to the eatery, I would ask only for this. Thus this remains in my list of Chennai favourites apart from


A Keralan style of spicy and mildly tangy, roasted coconut curry with vegetables. Here, I have combined both my favourite Theeyals, namely Vendakka(okra) and cherulli(Shallots) in one pot.