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Chikoo or Sapota or Sapodilla is a tropical fruit that has an amazing caramel flavor, turn them into a delicious smoothie… One of my favorite tropical fruits is chikoo or sapodilla. There is a huge chikoo tree on my parents front yard in Kerala, when I visit them I have got the joy of picking ripe chikoo right from the tree and enjoying them. The fruit by itself...

Healthy and filling breakfast… One of my favorite weekday breakfast is made with plantains and eggs. Plantains are rich in fiber and instant energy boosters. Whenever I find plantains at the grocery store I get them. Even if it’s not ripe, buy them and keep them on the kitchen counter top. In a few days, they will ripen. This is one of the easiest dishes...

South Indian style Rasam, perfect to pour over rice… Rice when served along with rasam and pickle, truly a South Indian comfort food. In some of the South Indian houses, rasam is made and served with rice almost every day for lunch and dinner. Rasam can be also enjoyed as a soup, it helps in digestion and helps to relieve stomach aches. Try this easy to make...

Refreshing fresh rolls for Summer… An appetizer that can be made without frying or baking. Easy to make and will make you feel refreshed. This is a great appetizer to serve during Summer, perfect for a backyard party as you don’t have to do any cooking. Have the filling ready, just wrap them up in a rice paper, dip them in a dipping sauce and enjoy. Shrimp...

Perfect weekend breakfast: ghee roasted plantains, and eggs wrapped in coconut crepes… One of my favorite breakfast is ripe plantains roasted in ghee and beaten eggs scrambled with them. A bowl of this makes a healthy breakfast and is filling. For Saturday breakfast, I made a twist and wrapped the ghee roasted plantains in coconut crepes. Tasted delish. This...

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...