Fresh scallops seared in butter, this is my most favorite way of  cooking scallops… I am a die hard fan of all kinds of shell fish, I would say shell fish meat tastes delicious than any other meat. The other day, my pick was fresh Scallops. When I dine out, if I see scallops on the menu I mostly end up ordering that. The key about cooking delicious scallops...

Ripe plantains roasted in ghee, mesmerizing aroma and delicious taste… Among all the plantain snacks, this is my most favorite. Growing up in Kerala, where plantains are abundantly available, many kinds of snacks are made with it and devoured. One of the easiest plantain snacks you can make is this ghee roasted plantain. You have to make sure that the plantain...

Panipuri, a popular street food in North India gobbled up by all with so much greed… Panipuris are also called Golgappas and are quite popular in North India, these are sold by street vendors and you will see a huge line up before the food carts. While growing up in Kerala, I didn’t get a chance to taste panipuri as it’s not popular over there....

Chicken and tomato cooked in chicken stock and beaten egg added towards the end, delicious Chinese egg drop soup… Ramadan Mubarak to all those who observe fasting. I wish everyone a blessed Ramadan. One of the dishes I look forward to while breaking the fast is soup. One bowl of soup and I am comforted. Today, I tried an easy to make egg drop soup. Egg drop...

Medjool Dates ice cream, one of the best tasting ice creams and will leave you speechless… The blessed month of Ramadan is around the corner and Muslims around the world are getting ready to fine tune their soul, to seek blessings and forgiveness from the Almighty God and to generously help the needy. In Ramadan, fasting is observed from dawn till sunset for...

Mung bean and cabbage kadhi or mung bean and cabbage in gram flour-yogurt sauce, a healthy and tasty North Indian dish… One of my favorite Rajasthani dishes is Kadhi, in which the gravy is made by combining gram flour and yogurt. To the cooked gravy, veggie fritters or beans or mixed vegetables can be added. I had once tried veggie fritters kadhi and loved...

Beef Masala and Basmati rice combined together into delicious Biryani… When it comes to biryani, I always go with chicken. Bone-in chicken pieces like drumstick or leg-thigh pieces make excellent biryanis. I seldom make mutton or goat biryani as I am not a fan of mutton. I love beef but haven’t tried making biryani with it. Last week, I had received an...

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...