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Homemade and baked beef patties and burgers… Summer backyard parties are incomplete without burgers. It gets thrilling when you have the burgers with homemade and baked beef patties. I often bake beef balls or patties and have that along with a salad- for me, this makes the best weekday lunch. The other day, baked beef patties and turned that into a burger....

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...

Aromatic and Flavourful Beef and veggies stir fry… Beef coated with a flavorful homemade marinade, cooked and stir-fried; added mixed veggies and stir-fried. This can be served along with rice, noodles or pasta. Cooking Video Easy Beef and Veggies Stir Fry   Save Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 35 mins Total time 1 hour 5 mins  ...

Shrimp biryani made in the Instant Pot… In just 20 minutes, you will devour the most delicious shrimp biryani. Many have tried my express chicken biryani and have received rave feedback. It’s a winning recipe. If you are a shrimp fanatic like me, you have to try this shrimp biryani in the Instant pot. ¬†Turned out super flavourful and delicious. You will...

Beef Rogan Josh, a signature dish in Kashmiri Cuisine… One of the the favourite Indian dishes of my Man and I is Rogan josh. While I order beef rogan josh, my Man will go with lamb rogan josh and we will be seen enjoying it with naan. Making homemade rogan josh that tastes like restaurant style is not that hard- just follow this recipe and your taste buds will...

    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...

Tomatoes freshly picked from my garden and turned into a delicious curry… This summer, I had the joy of picking so many tomatoes from my veggie garden and almost all of ’em turned out plum and great. My veggie garden is 100% organic and I was awed by the natural shine the tomatoes had. After the summer is over, it’s gonna get super hard for me to...

Yet another easy breezy recipe made in the Instant Pot- Tandoori chicken and it’s healthy… If not for Instant Pot, in Winter I would have baked the tandoori chicken in the oven. In Summer, it’s all about outdoor grilling. In the Instant Pot, chicken is cooked in a few minutes and effortlessly. Chicken legs smeared with an aromatic spice mix are...

Honey sesame chicken made in the Instant Pot, ready in just 15 minutes… Yet another delicious Instant Pot chicken recipe, Chinese dish honey sesame chicken served with basmati rice. The chicken was combined with sauces and cooked at high pressure for 3 minutes. After that, mixed veggies are added and cooked along with the sauces in saute mode for 5 minutes....

Leftover turkey got a fancy makeover: stuffed the crepes with turkey and fried… After Thanksgiving, we obviously serve turkey for the next few days. I’ve been having turkey for the last 3 days and my Man has started to frown. I had some more leftover turkey that I wanted to serve for tonight’s dinner. I had to turn that into something fancy and...