Make colorful idiyappams or string hoppers, by adding spices to the dough… Idiyappam or string hopper is a  popular South Indian & Srilankan breakfast dish made with rice dough. Idiyappam making is an interesting and fun process, please watch the below video for making the perfect idiyappams. How to make Idiyappam, detailed cooking video How to cook Idiyappam...

Kinnathappam or steamed rice cake in a pan, a South Indian specialty dessert… Kinnathappam is a family favorite sweet or dessert that’s made during Ramadan, Eid, and on special occasions. My mom makes the best tasting and melt into the mouth kinnathappam. I don’t make this quite often, but whenever I make it I get the feeling that my family is with...

Chatti Pathiri or layered crepes stuffed with shrimp masala… This is a Malabar specialty dish that’s enjoyed by everyone. In my family, this is made quite often especially during Ramadan. Chicken stuffed chatti pathiri is the most popular one. I’ve already posted the recipe on my blog & cooking video on my YouTube channel, check that out; links...

Homemade Kabsa Masala, Saudi Arabian spice mix… Aromatic & flavorful kabsa masala can be made with just 5 ingredients. Kabsa spice mix is a popular spice used in Arabian & Middle Eastern cuisine. Used in making kabsa chicken and rice and in many other chicken & meat-based dishes. Making homemade kabsa masala is pretty easy, you just have to grind...

Rice & Coconut Kanji or Porridge made in the Instant Pot… During Ramadan, one of the dishes that I look forward to while breaking the fast is this Creamy Rice porridge or kanji. This is a very comforting and nutritious Kanji. Coconut milk added will make this kanji creamy and delicious. Creamy Rice Soup or Ramadan Kanji or Nombu Kanji Making Ramadan Kanji...

Kabaliyath rice, a delicious Arabian rice-based dish made in the Instant Pot… An Arabian or Middle Eastern chicken and rice delicacy, a perfect one-pot meal. I made this in the Instant Pot, hence it was effortless to make this. Chicken and Basmati rice were cooked separately. While making chicken masala, Kabsa spice mix was added. Kabsa spice mix is a popular...

Turn the apples into a delicious pudding… A for Apple and P for Pudding! When you crave for pudding and you find apples in the refrigerator, you make apple pudding as simple as that. Turned out delicious. I can literally make anything into a pudding and for that reason, I’ve many pudding recipes on my blog. The base for most of my pudding is milk and...

Refreshing watermelon mocktail… In Ramadan, I love to make different kinds of juice. I mix and match different kinds of fruits. So far, this is one of my favorites. Mocktail out of watermelon, pomegranate, and orange. The addition of freshly squeezed orange juice made this mocktail refreshing. I just adored the vibrant pink color of this juice. Give this mocktail...

Mashed bananas and lime juice combined to make this delicious drink… Banana smoothies and bananas blended with milk, these are the usual smoothies that I make often for my breakfast. Mixing bananas with lime juice never crossed my mind until I saw the mashed banana lime juice recipe on Fadwas Kitchen. I was intrigued and tried it. Tasted good and it’s...

Toddy Palm seeds or Nongu Smoothie… Toddy palm seeds or Nongu is a delicacy, the tender seeds can be enjoyed as it is or can be made into a juice or smoothie. Whenever I visit India, I do a road trip from Trivandrum to Nagercoil to visit my family, it’s only a 2 hrs road trip. On the way to Nagercoil, the sight of Nongu is a delight and the street vendors...