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Pachadi (white pumpkin in coconut)

My dad who is passionate about cooking, in this video shows one of the authentic Kerala recipe Pachadi.
Pacha’ in malayalam means ‘raw’. Here, except for white pumpkin, which is boiled and cooked, rest of the ingredients are raw. It way yummy! Hope you will like it. Learn and Enjoy!
  • white pumpkin (fine chopped)
  • 1/2 coconut ( grated)
  • green chillies (7)
  • curry leaves (3 stems)
  • cumin seeds/jeera (1 tbsp)
  • salt (as per taste)
  • mustard (2 tbsp)
  • coconut oil (4 tbsp)
  • dried red chillies (3)
  • curd (1 medium bowl)
  1. Grind coconut grated,  cumin seeds (1 tbsp), mustard seeds (2 tbsp), green chilles (7), water (2 cups) and make it a paste.
  2. Churn the curd to make it thin.
  3. Boil and cook chopped white pumpkin.
  4. Switch off the flame, add the churned curd and mix it well.
  5. Add the coconut paste and mix again.
  6. Heat coconut oil in a pan, add mustard seeds (1 tbsp), after it splutters, add dried red chilly pieces and curry leaves. Saute.
  7. Add this seasoning into the gravy and mix well.
Delicious Pachadi is ready to be served as a side dish with steamed rice.

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Chicken Home Cooking Indian cuisine Meals Non vegetarian South Indian Food

Mom style chicken curry

I am very excited about this post. I am currently at Mumbai on a vacation and visiting my family. This is the only time in the last 6 months that i have come to Mumbai and i plan to spend the time watching my mother in law and mom cook food for me. This weekend my Mother in law cooked a special treat for us. Her famous chicken curry. She is a great cook and the recipe that she showed me is very simple to make. I am sure that i will treasure this recipe with me and I hope you will enjoy it as well


  • Chicken cut into pieces
  • Onion
  • Green chillies
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Coriander leaves
  • Turmeric powder
  • Coriander seeds
  • Red chillies
  • Pepper
  • Cloves
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Curry leaves


  1. Make a green paste of ginger, garlic, coriander leaves, onion and green chillies and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in pan, add coriander seeds, chopped onion and red chillies. Make it into a brown paste by adding some water to it, and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onions and salt. Saute till the onion turns slightly brown.
  4. Add the green paste and saute. Add turmeric powder and cook.
  5. Add chicken pieces and saute. Add the brown paste and mix well.
  6. Add some water and cook till the chicken pieces are cooked.
  7. Add curry leaves to finish.

Delicious chicken curry is ready to be served with flat Indian bread (chapati, roti, naan) or steam rice.

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Fish Indian cuisine Meals Non vegetarian North Indian Food

Fish Amritsari


  • boneless slice fish
  • chilly powder
  • oil
  • turmeric powder
  • channa dal flour/bengal gram flour
  • rice flour
  • egg
  • chopped ginger
  • coriander leaves
  • ajwine/ Carom seed
  • green chillies
  • lemon juice.
  • salt
  • chat masala


  1. Add chilly powder, turmeric powder, channal dal flour/bengal gram, rice flour, egg, coriander leaves, chopped ginger crushed ajwine, chopped green chillies, lemon juice, salt in bowl and mix it with water.
  2. Add boneless fish slice into the bowl and marinate.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add the marinated fish slice. Medium fry the fish, and take it in a plate.
  4. Garnish it with chat masala and coriander leaves.

Delicious Fish Amritsari is ready.

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Chicken Indian cuisine Meals Non vegetarian South Indian Food

Chicken vepudu/ Chicken Masala


  • boneless Chicken
  • red chilly powder
  • roasted channa powder
  • rice flour
  • salt
  • egg
  • lemon (1 and 1/2)
  • coriander leaves
  • oil
  • fennel/badi-sauf
  • red chillies
  • curry leaves
  • onion
  • turmeric powder
  • black pepper powder.
  • lemon juice


  1. In a bowl mix Red chilly powder, Roasted channa powder, Rice flour, salt, 1 egg, water, lemon juice and coriander leaves. Mix well to form thick batter.
  2. Add boneless chicken cubes and marinate it.
  3. In a pan, heat oil and fry the chicken pieces till it is cooked.
  4. Once the chicken is fried, take it in a plate and keep it aside.
  5. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds splutter, add fennel/badi-sauf, red chillies, curry leaves, chopped onion, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, salt and water. Saute.
  6. Add the fired chicken, salt curry leaves, chopped green chillies, black pepper powder and lemon juice. Saute.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves

Delicious chicken dry is ready.

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