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It’s Kerala style chutney made with green pepper… At times, I wish if my mind went blank for a few minutes without any kind of thoughts popping up now and then. This reminds me of how once my mind had actually gone blank for sometime when I had a concussion from skiing. I didn’t even get comfortable skiing in the beginner ski slopes that time....

Delicious shrimp and mushroom stir fry in peanut butter… Snow has started to melt and greenery has started to emerge, hence we thought of embracing the winter one more time before it’s all gone. On Sunday afternoon we headed for a snow hike on a trial near to our house. It was such a beautiful sunny day, it wasn’t cold and  we enjoyed every bit...

Tangy vegetarian side dish… Kohlrabi is a common vegetable in Germany, it’s also served commonly in Kashmir. It belongs to the cabbage family, hence it tastes similar to cabbage hearts, however the taste is much milder and sweeter. I knew it kohlrabi would make an excellent vegetarian dish. I made a tangy curry with it, even the leaves can be used for...

Two of my staple foods: pesto and couscous… Pesto has been one of my most favorite ingredients and I dare to add it to most of the dishes I make. Pesto never fails to enhance the flavor and the taste of any dish, such a phenomenal sauce made with aromatic and healthy ingredients like basil, pine nuts and parmesan cheese. Pesto is always seen in my refrigerator...

Polenta with veggies and feta cheese… Hope everyone had a merry christmas and gearing up to welcome the new year. I’d been so unhappy about not having much snow showers in my place. Well, last night my unhappiness turned into happiness, there was a blizzard and this morning I woke up to a beautiful white land. So much of snow everywhere and that view...

A simple aromatic chicken stir fry… Today, two of my recipes got published in London link magazine’s december issue. It felt so amazing to see my recipes on the magazine. Here is the snapshot of the page: I believe in simple cooking and using ingredients that are always found in my pantry and refrigerator. Many times, dishes that are made with simple...

One of my childhood specialities… I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of dishes I’ve made when I was young. As I’ve already mentioned flan is one of my childhood specialities. In addition to flan, I’ve also made meat cutlets, chili chicken and this spicy fried potatoes. During weekends or on holidays, when I needed an extra...

One of the most delicious chutneys I had in a while… I am so much in love with this chutney. This was one of the side dishes that I served for yesterday’s thanksgiving dinner and was a big hit. I would say this is a complete chutney as it had the sweetness from the peaches, sourness from the dried cranberries and cider vinegar and the spiciness from the...

Wishing all Canadians a Happy Thanksgiving! In Canada Thanksgiving is celebrated in October and in the US it’s in September. What matters the most for me is the “celebration”. Every year, I try to whip up a few thanksgiving special dishes but haven’t tried roasting turkey from scratch. I am not a huge turkey fan so I always end up buying whole...

A Kerala speciality mixed veggie side dish… What’s the talk of the day? iPhone 5. Being an apple fanatic, (well, I love both apples; apple the fruit as well as apple gadgets) I always look forward to new apple gadget launches and when it hits the stores I stop by to take a peek, to touch it, pat it and then will end up buying it. It’s irresistible!...