Kerala Chicken Stew

Keralan cuisine has adopted colonial British stew recipes, adding spices to make them their own. In southern India, stew is made with coconut milk and Malabar Coast spices. Serves 4 4 green chillies, roughly chopped, plus 2 more, slit lengthways, to garnish 1/4 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp ground coriander 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon  1 tsp…

Savoury Steamed Gram Flour Patties - Dhokla

Savoury Steamed Gram Flour Patties - Dhokla

Dhoklas are steamed savoury snacks from Gujarat in western India. They are made from fermented gram flour or besan which is available these days from most supermarkets.   Serves 2-3 350g gram flour (besan) 250g yogurt, whipped 1 tsp salt 1 tsp peeled and grated root ginger or ginger paste 2 green chillies, very finely…

South Indian Style Fish Curry

South Indian Style Fish Curry

Although the food of southern India is predominantly vegetarian, the coast line is teeming with seafood which is transformed into delicious coconut and fresh green chilli based curries such as this one which uses two kinds of chilli. Serves 4 1 tsp ground turmeric 3-4 garlic cloves, crushed  500g firm white fish, such as cod…