Featured Recipes

  • Fragrant Pineapple Rice

    November 7, 2022peppercook

      I had started posting my Mom’s recipes from what is now termed “Mom’s Golden Recipe Book.” It’s actually a notebook from her college days when she had taken home science classes at the age of 16. It’s fun because the terms are so outdated and lots of ingredients or steps are missing in recipes. Mom says the teacher worked too fast! Well here is one more of my favorites- fragrant pineapple rice. A bit sweet, but an aromatic, rich, and unusual rice dish for dinner. I like to caramelise my pineapple first for more flavour, and I personally love fruit in my savoury dishes!    Ingredients: 150g ripe pineapple (about ½ cup) 2 ½ teaspoons sugar, divided ½ cup rice 1 cassia leaf 1…

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  • Kerala-inspired Chicken with Coconut

    July 15, 2021peppercook

      A delicious, fragrant chicken peppered with aromatic South Indian spices and browned notes of roasted coconut. Easy to make, and impressive to serve, this is a must-try for lunch or dinner. Ingredients:  2 medium-sized chicken breast halves (300gm), cut…

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  • Prawns in Tamarind Coconut Curry

    June 23, 2021peppercook

      Cooking doesn’t get any easier. A simple, Goa-inspired prawn curry flavoured with garlic, onions and coriander. Prawns are easy and quick to make, and always impress guests. This curry, cooked with tamarind and coconut milk, is ready in a…

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  • Goan-Inspired Eggplant with Vinegar

    June 1, 2021peppercook

      A simple, yet delicious Indian eggplant recipe with Goan roots. This mildly spiced makes a great vegan lunch or dinner dish with rice. The cubes of eggplant readily soak up a spicy tomato paste marinade and soften, making them…

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  • Mangalorean Chicken with Coconut

    May 14, 2021peppercook

      Roasted coconut, roasted coriander, and roasted chilies are the triad that give this Mangalorean-inspired chicken its delicious smoky flavour. Simple and easy, this tropical dish is great for an Indian -themed brunch or dinner. Ingredients: 3 chicken breast halves…

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  • Indian Cauliflower with Five Spices (Panch Phoran)

    May 7, 2021peppercook

      An easy and tasty Bengali-inspired cauliflower that gets its flavour from the five unique spices and their aromas that make Panch Phoran. You don’t need a lot of this 5-mixed-spice to enhance the lovely taste of cauliflower! These motley…

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  • Long Beans with Coconut

    April 29, 2021peppercook

      I’m trying to add more greens to #hotnspicyhusband’s diet and mine as well. Whenever I write a recipe, I always try to make it easy so my adult children can make it too.  This is a typical Kerala Thoran…

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  • Minty Greek Tzatziki

    April 23, 2021peppercook

      A creamy, Greek version of the Indian raita, tzatziki is the perfect summer accompaniment to falafel and pita. Mint, pepper and garlic give this creamy side or sauce a great punch! Ingredients: 1 cucumber, peeled ½ teaspoon salt 4-6…

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  • Garlicky Green Rice

    February 18, 2021peppercook

      A healthy green addition to lunch or dinner, which is no effort at all! This rice is gently flavoured with garlic greens and spinach, and is a great way to get the family to eat more vegetable! Ingredients: ½…

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  • Green Pea Hummus

    February 1, 2021peppercook

    A delicious healthy yet easy green pea based dip – an alternative to making hummus with chickpeas, which are so much more work! Also serves as a nice sauce for roasted vegetables when thinned! Ingredients: 1 cup green peas (fresh…

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