South Indian

  • 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 into 1-1½” cubes ¾ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon turmeric Click here to buy our favourite…

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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 (250g), cut into 1.5” cubes salt – ¾ teaspoon or to taste ⅓ cup coconut,…

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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 – or a dry spiced vegetable made with a paste of coconut, chilies, and cumin.…

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  • Spicy Fried Coconut Prawns

    June 30, 2020peppercook

      These delicious fried prawns, marinated in pineapple juice with crunchy coconut crust make an impressive tropical starter or main course recipe! Ingredients: 12 large prawns, cleaned and deveined 100ml pineapple juice  2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice (optional) ½ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon red chili, ground 4 garlic cloves, chopped or pounded 1 2-3”…

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  • Kerala Pumpkin, Pineapple and Banana Curry

    January 9, 2019thepeppercook

      Chef Benny’s sweet, sour and spicy pumpkin, banana, and pineapple khichadi (curry) is an easy Kerala recipe – a curry of pumpkin, fruit, coconut, yogurt, and spices. Sweet, sour, salty, and spicy, this is the perfect side for a grilled piece of fish or a nice teriyaki chicken breast. It is also satisfying with…

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  • Prawn Curry with Kokum and Raw Mango

    January 30, 2018thepeppercook

      A delicious and easy Kerala prawn curry, creamy with coconut yet balanced by the tang of tomatoes, raw mango, and kokum. A favourite recipe for both for the family and guests. Ingredients: 350g-400g / about 20 pieces medium-large prawns, cleaned and deveined (without shell) 1 small onion (about 3” diameter), sliced thinly 1” piece…

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  • Dry Malabar Prawns

    June 20, 2017thepeppercook

      A quick, delicious Kerala recipe of juicy prawns fried until crispy in coconut oil, marinated in a fragrant blend of grated coconut, coriander leaves, cumin, Malabar peppercorns, and fiery red chilies, enhanced by tangy tamarind. Ingredients: 350g-400g / about 20 pieces medium-large prawns, cleaned deveined (without shell) a 1½ inch ball of tamarind pulp…

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  • Pumpkin in Spicy Mustard Yoghurt

    October 27, 2016thepeppercook

      Pungent mustard, chilies, and roasted coconut give this unique easy, healthy, vegetarian recipe an unusual but delicious combination of flavours. Ingredients: pumpkin cut into ½” dice, about 150g ¾ teaspoon salt – divided into 2 2 teaspoons grated ginger – divided into 2 1 cup plain, unflavoured yoghurt 2 tablespoons milk ½ teaspoon whole…

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  • Spicy Roasted Molasses Chicken

    October 12, 2016thepeppercook

      A deliciously spicy barbecue chicken roasted in South Indian flavours combined with molasses. Ingredients: 2 pieces skinless breast halves (on the bone), about 500g 1 teaspoon salt Marinade: 3 tablespoons molasses ½ teaspoon white vinegar ½ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon Kashmiri chili (or less!), ground ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 cloves garlic,…

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  • Kerala Spicy Mushrooms

    October 9, 2016thepeppercook

      A delicious vegetarian recipe for South Indian style mushrooms. Spicy, coconut-y with the licorice sweetness of fennel, and heat from green chilies, ground red chili, and black pepper, it has all the distinctive flavours of Kerala. Ingredients: 250g button mushrooms, cleaned and halved ¾ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon Kashmiri chili, ground ½…

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