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Mango and vermicelli cooked in sweetened milk, delicious dessert… Hope everyone had a great Onam celebration. Onam is one of the biggest festivals in Kerala, India celebrated by all Keralites. Sadya, a grant vegetarian feast is served for Onam. Sadya comprises of many vegetarian dishes, so making Sadya is definitely time consuming. I was not planning to make...

Red Velvet cake frosted with delicious mascarpone, cream cheese and whipped cream frosting…A vibrant cake for any special occasions. I baked this cake for my Man’s birthday a couple of days ago. I always bake a cake from scratch for all special occasions, and I try different cakes every time. Making red velvet cake had been on my top to bake list for...

  Easy to make and delicious chocolate swiss roll that will brighten up anyone… I am enjoying my long weekend. Yesterday after I got back from work, I felt like doing something special with my Man. Nothing fancy, I took my Man to one of our favorite beaches in the city. My plan was to have dinner at the beach and then enjoy the Sunset. To make it more personal,...

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...

Graham cracker crust filled with cream cheese filling and topped with sweet and tangy cranberry sauce… This is absolutely my kind of dessert, not too sweet yet creamy and delicious. This no bake tart can be made in just a matter of minutes. I used the store bought crust hence making the filling and the sauce was pretty easy. For making the filling you...

Ripe bananas are transformed into delicious fritters… I had a couple of over-ripe bananas that had developed black spots on the skin. I don’t like to eat the over ripe bananas, I usually turn them into smoothies or milkshakes. It is said that over-ripe bananas that have black spots on the skin helps to fight cancer. So, don’t throw the over ripe...

The best tasting Guava pudding and it’s easy to make… I’ve been trying to finish up Guavas that I’d bought last week. We ate some, made milkshakes out of it and was thinking what should I make next, that’s when the idea of making pudding hit me hard. I’m so glad that I made this pudding, tasted absolutely delicious and loved the...

Ghee roasted plantains are layered with egg, roasted apples and coconut and then baked; tasted delicious… I am a huge plantain lover, may be because I grew up in Kerala where plantains are abundantly available. And, we make so many different snacks using plantains. One of the famous evening snacks in Kerala is Pazhampori or plantain fritters. Most of the snacks...

  The most delicious Gulab jamuns made with khoya/mawa or solidified milk… Hope everyone had a wonderful Eid al-Adha celebration with family and friends. For me Eid is all about connecting and reconnecting with people. On Eid day, I make sure to call most of my family members and chat with them. Being a huge chatter box I can just go on and on till the phone...

Chana dal and banana mashed together, combined with coconut milk and sweetened with jaggery, one of the desserts served with Sadya… Wishing all Keralites a Happy and Prosperous Onam. Onam is a harvest festival and is the biggest celebration of my beautiful home state Kerala. It’s actually a 10 day celebration, so while in school/college we had 10 days...