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  Fresh basil leaves combined with ground chicken, made into patties and pan fried, stir fried with rice noodles in a sauce, aromatic and delicious Thai style dish… I’m a sucker for basil leaves, it makes any dish taste aromatic and delicious. Fresh basil leaves are my true companion in winter- they opens up my senses and cures my head ache, cold and...

Chicken, mixed veggies and chicken cooked together to a delicious one pot dish… Cooking Video Chicken Vermicelli- Chicken Semiya   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Thasneen Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Indian Ingredients For marinating Chicken Chicken breasts, diced- 2 Kashmiri chili...

Green tomatoes, lentil, eggplant and roasted ground coconut masala cooked together to make this finger licking sambar… Harvest season has come to an end and I had to pick all the unripe green tomatoes form my veggie garden. I got a lot of green tomatoes sitting on my counter top, thought of letting them ripen in my kitchen. However, it seems there a lot of...

Peppers stuffed with ground beef, rice, cheese and baked…yummylicious! I kicked off my weekend with this delicious ground beef stuffed peppers. I’m glad that I finally tried this and my Man loved this so much. Stuffing was made by cooking ground beef, combined with brown rice and then stuffed the peppers with this mix, topped with cheese and baked. For...

Dry beef stir fry or beef chukka- Kerala style… This is my most favorite dish made with beef, totally Kerala style dry beef stir fry. Marinated beef is cooked in a pressure cooker and then fried in oil till it turns brown. Fried beef is then stir fried with mustard seeds, ginger, garlic, green chilies, lots of curry leaves and onion. I use coconut oil to stir...

Macaroni stir fried with peppers and asian sauces and seasonings, quick fix lunch or dinner… On week days, it’s all about quick fix meals. Some turns out really good and obviously the recipe gets into my blog. Others are not really a recipe, I throw whatever that’s in my pantry and fridge and turns out to be a meal that can fill my stomach. The...

Ground beef biryani that can be made ahead of time and tastes delicious… Here’s a  perfect one pot meal and it’s biryani made with ground beef. Give it a try!   Preparation Pictures Cooking onion Cooking ground beef After adding basmati rice Cooked ground beef biryani After garnishing Ground Beef Biryani   Save Print Prep time 20...

Chicken stir fry with carrot and green pepper added to it, cooked till golden brown, tasted delicious… Nothing fancy, a simple yet delicious chicken stir fry recipe with the addition of shredded carrot and green pepper.  Shredded carrot and green pepper made this stir fry taste really good and I cooked till chicken and veggies turned golden brown. I served...

Chicken salad drizzled with zesty Asian peanut butter dressing… It’s been a few weeks since I’m out of the blogging world. I even started to think if I have lost interest in cooking and blogging. To blog, I need to cook something interesting and different. Well, the creative part of my brain was literally dead for a few weeks. I so needed a break! Yup,...

Easy to make and tastes awesome- Sesame Soy chicken… I made this awesome dish last Saturday for lunch, it tasted so good that I wanted to post the recipe right away. It didn’t happen though. Finally, after a week long break from blogging, I am back. This is a Chinese style dish that can be made with very less ingredients and effortlessly. This can be...