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Pothichor (Rice, Veg thoran, Chammanthi, Omelette and Fried Fish wrapped in Banana Leaves) truly a Kerala delicacy… Keralites love any food wrapped in banana leaves, the wilted banana leaf enhances the taste of the food greatly. This is one such meal enjoyed by non-veg Keralites. Pothichor means Parcel/pack or wrapped rice, and the full meal is wrapped in banana...

15 minutes and you will enjoy hearty and healthy chicken and squash stew… This will be a great recipe if you want to clean up the veggies in your refrigerator. Meat lovers, can add chicken or beef along with the mixed veggies. I had to use up the butternut squash, so added squash as well. Spiced up the ingredients, added tomato paste that gave this stew a nice...

50 Healthy Ramadan recipes. Tips for making healthy snacks: Instead of frying pan fry with less oil. If you have air fryer use that for making snacks. Most snacks can be baked. There are also many snacks that can be made by steaming. Eating healthy doesn’t mean that you should avoid fat and carbs completely. Our body needs fat and carbs. Follow a balanced...

Weekend lunch or dinner recipe ideas… On weekends, I try to make a few dishes or the dishes that I crave for and serve on my favourite mini thali plate. For Saturday dinner, I made a couple of dishes in the Instant pot (that was effortless) and also made pepper mushroom stir fry and served with homemade chapati. Quite a hearty and delicious meal. Instant Pot...

Remember the saying: “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper.” On weekdays, while rushing to work I find it challenging to make a good healthy breakfast (I know, not a great excuse). I always end up packing instant oats with milk or cereal with milk or just fruits and have that while at work. Eating a good healthy breakfast...

Low oil, low calorie and healthy chicken pakoras or fritters made in the T-Fal Actifry… Crispy chicken fritters or pakoras made in the Actifry. I’m quite impressed at how crispy these fritters turned out when air fried. It’s prefectly healthy and guilt free snack, enjoy with a cup of cardamom tea. Cooking Video Save Print Air Fried Crispy...

Chicken legs cooked in the healthiest way possible in the ActiFry… Peri Peri seasoned chicken legs air fried in the TFal ActiFry Genius for just 30 minutes- perfectly cooked and slightly crispy chicken legs are ready. Save Print Healthy Air fried Chicken Drumsticks- Healthy Chicken Legs Author: Thasneen Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Fusion...

Healthy Air fried (low fat & low carb) Pesto Salmon & Broccoli made in the TFal Actifry… I’ve been using TFal Actifry for the past couple of months. Finally, I’m getting the hang of it and started making main dishes for lunch/dinner in it. As I had mentioned in my previous posts, Actifryer is a compact oven and cooks by circulating hot...

Refreshing chutney made with mint and cilantro… Chutney is a popular Indian sauce based dish served with dosa, idli, rice etc. In South India, chutneys are made with either grated coconut or tomatoes. Different kinds of spices and herbs are added to the grated coconut to make different kinds of chutneys. The most refreshing being the mint cilantro chutney. Mint...

    Kerala style lunch: rice, shrimp roast, beans thoran and yogurt/pickle Recipes: Sona Massori rice: can be cooked in the rice cooker or over stove top- rinse the rice under running water, add the rinsed rice to a large pot, add enough water to cover the rice and cook for 15 to 20 minutes till the rice has turned soft. Tomatoes in Coconut Yogurt Gravy Shrimp...