Cluster beans or Guar combined with coconut and made into a stir fry, healthy and nutritious vegetarian side dish… Cluster beans are legumes widely grown in India, they are made into thorans or stir fries, added to many vegetarian dishes like Sambar, Avial, Sindhi Kadhi etc etc. In South India, while shopping for Sambar veggies, the vegetable vendor will throw...

Coconut water and pureed strawberry mixed with lemon soda, refreshing summer drink… Finally, I can say that Spring has started to fade and Summer has started to bloom. After the freezing winter, we enjoy the warm weather to the fullest and want to be outdoors all the time. However, my Man dreads the month of May as he will be down with hay fever and will be...

Onions and coconut cooked together and pureed into a chutney, perfect with Dosa and Idli… Chutneys are usually served with Dosa or Idli and a wide variety of chutney recipes are prepared in India. Tomato chutney, coconut chutney, mango chutney, eggplant chutney, the list just goes on… Last weekend, I had the craving for having dosa. I used store bought...

Carrot pola or pureed carrot and eggs slowly cooked in a saucepan that resembles to a cake, a Malabar Speciality dessert… I was starting to worry if the creative cooking part of my brain has gone into slumber mode. For the past couple of months, I had not been that enthusiastic about cooking. I did cook easy one-pot meals or to be specific “lazy meals”...

Eggplant or Brinjal cooked in tamarind gravy, one of my favorite veggie side dishes… In my family, this vegetarian side dish is served along with ghee rice or coconut rice along with chicken or mutton curry. Eggplant cooked with spices and freshly squeezed tamarind. This dish is spicy, tangy and delicious. This eggplant side dish can be served along with the...

Ground beef and cracked wheat or bulgur wheat combined together in the form of biryani, delicious… As you all know that I love one pot dishes. Especially, these days after I get back from work I only feel like making one pot dishes. I just have to mix everything together and a delicious dish will be ready in not time. The other day, I tried making cracked...

Chicken wings marinated in cilantro-mint marinade and baked to perfection, the best tasting chicken wings I’ve ever made… Who can possibly resist chicken wings??? The wings are not fleshy, very less meat is attached to the bones yet it tastes delicious. That’s the reason why we need a bucket full of chicken wings. Occasionally, my Man and I make...

Pesto and cucumber sandwich, quick fix evening snack or breakfast… Basil pesto smeared on bread, topped with cucumber and spinach, topped with another bread and cut diagonally. Now, that’s an easy breezy sandwich you could make for breakfast or go ahead and serve as an evening snack. Making Pesto Cucumber Sandwich Recipe for making Basil Pesto, click...

Okra or Lady’s finger masala combined with beaten yogurt, a delicious vegetarian side dish… I like all kinds of veggies, does this sound weird??? Most people I have met have a list of veggies that they dislike. I tend to appreciate and like the different flavor and taste each veggies have. However, I am partial towards some veggies, Okra is one among...

Murthaba is basically meat stuffed paratha, the meat stuffing along with the paratha tastes delicious… Honestly, I haven’t tasted murthaba before nor have I seen this dish being served any where in my hometown-Trivandrum. However, this dish is popular in some places in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and also in Malaysia and Singapore. I came to know about this...