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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...

Chettinad style shrimp Sambar- made with roasted coconut and whole spices, aromatic and flavorful… I had shrimp and all the ingredients to make sambar. Hence, I combined both and made shrimp sambar. This is more like Chettinad style as grated coconut along with other whole spices are roasted and made into a paste and added to the cooked lentil and mixed veggies;...

Boneless chicken marinated in a flavorful and aromatic marinade and is pan fried…deliciousness overloaded and very healthy… I did facetime with my sister and niece in the afternoon and she told me that she had made green chicken for lunch. Perfect timing, as I was quite confused about what to make for my lunch. I didn’t think twice, went ahead and...

A delicious sweet made with besan (gram flour/chickpea flour) and khoya (dried evaporated milk solids)… Wish I can have this sweet every singly day. An easy to make and extremely delicious Indian sweet. Burfi can be made with different kinds of ingredients like besan, ground cashew nuts, ground almonds, coconut, Khoya, condensed milk, beetroot etc etc. Here...

A healthy snack using chickpeas that’s rich in protein and fiber made in the Instant Pot… Yes, I’m still obsessed with Instant Pot and have been making a lot of dishes in it. The other day, I cooked chick peas in the Instant Pot. I didn’t even soak the chickpeas in water, I put the dried chickpeas in the instant pot along with water and cooked...

Pan fried vegetable cutlets dipped in tomato-spinach gravy, couldn’t get any better… If you feel vegetarian food is boring, you are definitely missing out on some of the cool ways to make vegetarian food fancy and delicious. Honestly, my Man does think vegetarian food is boring. On the other hand, I love veggie food especially vegetarian Kerala dishes. The...

Crispy and crunchy fried tuna balls, perfect appetizer… This is an easy to make appetizer with tuna. Canned tuna is combined with onion, potatoes and seasonings, made into balls and first dipped in corn starch mix and then coated with bread crumbs and fried till golden and crispy. Absolutely delicious. Cooking Video Crispy Fried Tuna Balls   Save...

  Dates and vermicelli cooked in sweetened milk…delicious dessert. This is one of the easiest and healthiest dessert made with dates. Dates impart the required sweetness, hence less condensed milk is added. The caramelized flavor of the dates and the roasted vermicelli makes this a splendid dessert. Best part is that this can be made in just 15 minutes. ...

Bread stir fry, an easy to make breakfast dish or have as an evening snack… Bread is always found sitting on our kitchen counter top, and has rescued us countless times when we need to whip up something real quick. This is one such dish that can be made for weekend breakfast or as an evening snack. Bread stir fried along with peppers and some seasonings. Easy...

Beef cooked in a rich and delicious coconut milk gravy… This is a Kerala speciality dish, beef cooked in coconut milk and served with Appam. Beef stew cut marinated in spices and cooked in a rich coconut gravy- makes your taste buds dance with joy. For making Appam, recipe click here Beef Mappas- Beef cooked in coconut Milk   Save Print Prep time...