South Indian

  • Kerala Masala Calamari

    October 8, 2016thepeppercook

      Masala Calamari is a favourite South Indian seafood recipe, loaded with flavour from fennel, coriander, and other spices. Once you’ve prepped, the calamari is quick to cook, and a popular starter for company! Ingredients: 500g squid, cleaned and cut into rings 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon Kashmiri chili, ground 3 cloves…

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  • Pineapple Coconut Curry

    October 2, 2016thepeppercook

      This simple, delicious, recipe for a tropical fruit curry can be created with just a few spices and coconut milk. Great with rice or perfect as a side with grilled chicken or meat. Ingredients: 250 grams of diced pineapple (about half a small ripe pineapple, peel cut and core into half-inch cubes. If using…

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  • Banana in Yoghurt with Roasted Coconut (Raita)

    August 21, 2016thepeppercook

      A sweet and savoury tropical yogurt delicious with the flavours of banana and roasted coconut. A great side dish that goes well with any meal, and makes a great breakfast as well! Ingredients: 1 cup plain, unflavoured yogurt 2 ripe green bananas, about 200 grams 2 tablespoons milk ½ teaspoon rock salt or regular…

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  • Ripe Mango Pachadi

    August 12, 2016thepeppercook

      A sweet, spicy, tangy side dish or condiment made with mangoes and coconut. Ingredients: 2 medium-sized ripe mangoes, about 400g before cutting 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon red chili, ground ½ cup water, just enough to cover mangoes in saucepan or pot ½ cup fresh plain yogurt ¼ cup grated fresh…

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  • Quick Kerala Calamari (Squid)

    May 31, 2016thepeppercook

      An easy Kerala recipe that involves no cutting and chopping, just the addition of southern spices to curry leaves and coconut oil. Ingredients: 500g squid, cleaned and cut into rings 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon (or less!) red chilies, ground 8-10 curry leaves 1 whole green chili (optional) ½ teaspoon black…

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  • Simple Kerala Prawn Curry

    April 27, 2016thepeppercook

    An Indian lunch recipe for a quick, spicy curry with the delicious flavours of Kerala spices and coconut oil Ingredients: 250g / about 30 pieces medium prawns, cleaned and deveined ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon turmeric ¼ teaspoon chili, ground 1” piece of ginger, chopped 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 1 small onion (about 2”…

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  • Green Mango and Fresh Peas

    April 26, 2016thepeppercook

      Green peas with tangy raw mango and crunchy roasted lentils is a typical South Indian vegetarian recipe, perfect for breakfast or an anytime snack. Ingredients: 250g fresh peas or frozen peas (about 2 cups) 1 small raw mango, peeled and chopped fine (about 40g) ½ a green chili 1 teaspoon whole cumin ½ teaspoon…

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  • Pumpkin and Black-Eyed Peas Coconut Curry

    April 26, 2016thepeppercook

    A delicious Kerala curry flavoured with both fresh shredded coconut and browned coconut. Ingredients: ½ cup black-eyed peas 4 cups water 2 cups diced pumpkin (about ½ a small orange pumpkin) 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon turmeric ¼ teaspoon red chili, ground ½ cup fresh grated coconut 1 small green chili 1 teaspoon cumin 3…

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  • Cornflakes and Spice Encrusted Prawns

    March 7, 2016thepeppercook

      Delicious crunchy prawns coated in a spicy cornflakes mixture. Tempered with coconut oil flavoured with curry leaves and green chilies, they are crusty on the outside, and soft and juicy on the inside, fragrant with the roasted aromas of Kerala spices. Easy to make for a quick seafood starter or meal. Serve with a…

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  • Raw Mango Rice

    February 8, 2016thepeppercook

      A bowl of flavourful, aromatic rice made of raw mangoes and peanuts, which is a south Indian vegetarian recipe. Ingredients: 2 cups cooked rice/ leftover rice 1 raw mango (about 150g), peeled and grated (about ¼ cup) 1 teaspoon mustard seeds ½ teaspoon fenugreek seeds (optional) 1 dried red chili, whole 4-5 curry leaves…

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