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Applauding myself for coming up with the idea for making South Indian breakfast speciality Idiyappam in less than 15 minutes without any hand work… I have already blogged about making Idiyappam in the traditional way using an Idiyappam maker. I love this dish, it’s soft, easy to digest and makes a good breakfast or dinner. But I never ever liked the fact...

This traditional South Indian Fried Snack with a cup of hot tea in the evening is a pure bliss for South Indians… Nowadays weekends are all about playing with my niece via video chat. It’s a great feeling to watch her grow up so fast and she has turned into a great entertainer. Every weekend, I am amazed to see how she plays new tricks to entertain me....

My favorite part of the chicken has always been the legs… I remember the days growing up how I used to fight with my sister over chicken legs. I still love chicken legs better than the other parts of the chicken. My preferred way of devouring chicken legs has always been when it is fried, especially Kerala style chicken leg fry marinated with aromatic spices...

Hearty Soup loaded with chunks of beef and veggies, so comforting… I had beef in my freezer and all kinds of veggies stacked in my refrigerator. And I had only one intention, to make a dish combining the beef and the veggies in the most easiest way, yet it should open up my senses. Well, I did succeed in it. A hearty irresistible soup loaded with chunks of...

Insanely delicious sweet of Karnataka, India… When I get the craving I make sure to succumb to it. I’ve been craving for Mysore pak for many days and it was on sunday evening I finally decided to give it a shot in my kitchen. Making Mysore pak is not a completely new thing to me, I had witnessed my mom make this quite a few times in her kitchen. That...

Snacking and listening to music… Today has been a bitter cold day. It was all bright and sunny in the morning, all of a sudden it turned windy and started snowing real bad. Reaching home, first thing I wanted was to sip something hot to keep me cozy. After drinking a cup of coffee, I had the craving for having some fried snack. Felt very lazy to cook at first,...

Eggplant Rice with toasted sesame seeds… Eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables. I love how it gets mushy and tender when cooked. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with grilling eggplants. So this time I wanted to try something different and I made eggplant rice. To make it little more flavorful I added toasted sesame seeds. Eggplant rice tasted delicious...

I can eat couscous everyday when it has two of my favorite shell fish in it: Shrimp and Mussel… Couscous has been always my favorite quick fix meals. Each time I make couscous, I throw different ingredients to it like chicken, veggies, dates, nuts and sea food. Among them, couscous combined with shell fish is my most preferred way of devouring it. I added two...

Eid is just around the corner and I wanted to share this special biryani of Kashmir… Eid celebration is literally incomplete without biryani. Biryani has always been the main attraction of Eid in my family. When I was with my mom, on almost all Eid I used to wake up to the aroma of Biryani. Now, this is the one thing that I miss terribly: waking up to the pleasant...

Celebrating this year’s Diwali with this homemade easy dessert… Diwali, “the festival of lights” is one of the famous Indian festivals. To me when I think of Diwali, two things come to my mind – firecrackers and sweets! I cannot explain how nostalgic I feel right now. I have so many good memories associated with Diwali, especially when...