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Crispiness, crunchiness and yumminess… Murukku is a popular snack in South India. This snack always came along with my grandma when she visited us. Without a doubt, grandmas fried murukku tastes delicious. This is also available at almost all snack stores in South India, however home made murukku tastes better than the store bought ones. This was the first...

Is there any celebration without sweets??? Diwali, the festival of lights is around the corner, this festival is celebrated by almost everyone in India. However, it is celebrated in its full spirit and full extend in North India. While thinking about diwali so many good memories flashes through my mind: non-stop fireworks, lights, lots of sweets and joy. I am a huge...

Boli and payasam, a match made in heaven!!! Wishing all Keralites a Happy and Prosperous Onam… People in Kerala and all the keralities around the world are in festive mood, it’s Onam. Onam is the most popular festival in Kerala which represents the joy of harvest, prosperity and harmony. While thinking about Onam, so many good childhood memories rushes...

Spicy, tangy and aromatic soup… Yesterday, after a long wait I harvested tomatoes. This year, tomato plants in my veggie garden are making me really happy as they are flowering, blooming and making tomatoes enthusiastically. There is nothing more exciting than making a dish with the homegrown veggies. When I harvested the tomatoes, I was quite clear about the...

Homemade pickle to add a little kick to your meal… Hwz everyone doing? I am having a relaxing weekend and hubby is having a painting weekend, I am assisting him a bit too. Well, it’s not oil painting or glass painting…it’s painting the stairway spindles. They had light wood color and now getting changed to black. We have been doing a lot...

This makes a healthy evening snack… Rice flakes or flattened rice can be used for making snacks and is very popular in India. Many kinds of snacks can be prepared using rice flakes, the simplest one is made by wetting rice flakes with water which is then combined with coconut, banana and jaggery. Another variation is rice flakes stir fry, which is made by combining...

When Idli got a makeover… Just like pancakes, idlis are served often for breakfast in most South Indian houses. Idlis are steamed fermented rice cake and is served with sambar or chutneys. It’s so soft and fluffy that even kids can digest it easily. Having idlis with sambar along with a hot cup of filter coffee is pure bliss. Those who have had this combination...

Sambar, a true South Indian delicacy… Onam is around the corner and it is the biggest festival of Kerala. While thinking about Onam too many good memories rushes into my mind. You have to be in Kerala to celebrate and enjoy Onam to the fullest. Though I couldn’t be in Kerala for Onam for the past few years, every year I make sure to celebrate it with Sadya...

Parippu Vada or Lentil Fritters along with a cup of tea on a rainy day, I would call this nothing but utter joy… Why do I always get the craving for fried snacks the moment I see rain drizzling down? Sipping hot coffee or tea, crunching into the fried snacks and gazing at the rain;  I love to multi task when it rains. The warmth of summer is fading away...

Have pickle and enjoy the kick… Pickles have been a staple delicacy for many centuries and each cuisine has its own speciality pickles. Pickling is a process of preserving food in salt water, some times vinegar and oil are also added. The concept of pickling started many centuries ago, obviously to preserve food to consume during off seasons and was eaten a...