Holiday post – Mangalore

Mangalore is home and whenever I am here my brains don’t function. It is so relaxing here and so silent, you really want to shut down. What I normally do when at home, is that I sleep, read and eat. Speaking of eating it actually took me to eat some amazing food today to wake…

Chashu Ramen @ Fatty Bao

Chashu ramen. Pork stock in bacon with braised pork belly, marinated soft boiled egg and scallion. This sounds and tastes like heaven. This is half a portion enough to feel happy and satiated. This had a generous portion of corn, sprouts, long green onions which are typically Japanese in origin Chashu is actually pork belly that…

Nothing is better than home cooked food…

When there are times you want to eat some home cooked food, but dont have the heart or the strength to cook that’s when Ma’Swad comes to the rescue.  The brainchild of Dinesh Kamath, this eatery looks quite non-descript on the outside and you can easily miss it amongst the long line of eateries in…

Minty Chicken (First appeared in the iDiva.com)

Minty Chicken (First appeared in the iDiva.com) Minty chicken curry is a quick and easy dish to prepare when you have very little time to spare.  I had no idea a mint curry would taste so amazing until I tried it this Sunday. This is something you can whip up when you have an unexpected…

Desi Style chicken stew (first appeared in iDiva.com)

Desi Style chicken stew (first appeared in iDiva.com) Desi-style chicken stew is an easy dish suitable for days when you cannot spare more than 30 – 45 minutes in the kitchen slogging in the sweltering heat. All you got to do is grind the masala, boil the chicken and veggies, mix the two and allow…

Chicken Ghee Roast (First appeared in iDiva.com)

Chicken Ghee Roast (First appeared in iDiva.com) Since chicken is the choice of meat for many, we have discovered various ways to enjoy this staple. Chicken ghee roast involves a bundle of spices that add a tinge of Indianess to this otherwise westernised dish. The recipe uses traditional signature Mangalorean spices. It is popular at weddings in…

My Mangalorean feast

My Mangalorean feast We Mangaloreans don’t need a reason to feast. Any occasion is a reason for us to cook an elaborate meal and eat it with gusto. This time when I went to Mangalore, my mum went a little overboard cooking an elaborate meal for me on one particular day. What was the occasion?…

Homestyle chicken soup (first appeared in iDiva.com)

  Homestyle chicken soup (first appeared in iDiva.com) Feeding a cold is what the doctors suggest when you are down with the sniffles. My mum’s chicken soup was the answer to all colds and coughs in our home. The hearty chicken soup not only took care of the cold but also lifted my spirits. I…

A Mangalorean feast

A spread consisting of pork, chicken curry, fish curry, crabs, prawn masala, clams masala, rice and idlis. The salad is the only excuse for a vegetable in the menu.

Kori Rotty (article that first appeared on iDiva.com)

Kori Rotty (article that first appeared on iDiva.com) In traditional Mangalorean cuisine, coconut is almost always the main ingredient and is used even more for festivals and special celebrations. Coconut gives any food a distinct coastal feel, a kind of sweetness that brings out the flavour of the region and a reminder of the sea….