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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...

Making parotta is a pure art and this flatbread has been reigning the South Indian food world for many centuries… When I think of parotta my mind will instantly dress up to attend a muslim wedding in South India. A mandatory flat bread served at every muslim wedding and other special occasions. I don’t think there would have been or would be any muslim...

A stranger for so long and now turned into an intimate… A new leafy vegetable visited my kitchen a few weeks ago, after a few rounds of tasting, it got two thumps up from me. Red swiss chard, with green ribbed leaves and red stems often used to flirt with me when I walked past it in the produce aisle. Here is exactly how it used to flirt with me: Hey sexy!...

Idiyappam, a common breakfast dish served both in Kerala and Tamil Nadu… This dish is served at least once or more in a week for breakfast or dinner at my parent’s house. In fact, I don’t think if there would be any house in Kerala where they don’t serve this dish at least once in a while. To make this you need to have a idiyappam maker or...

Presenting a popular evening snack of my hometown, Kerala… Pazham pori with a cup of hot cardamom tea, even the thought of this makes me nostalgic and cozy. Pazham pori (in malayalam) or Plantain fritter is one of the most famous evening snacks in Kerala. It’s one of the simplest and the humblest snacks as well. As Kerala is the land of plantain, you...

A traditional recipe which hasn’t yet lost it’s identity, one of my family favorites… A dish very close to my taste buds as I grew up having this on every special occasions and during all family gatherings. This is often made by my grandma, my mom and my aunts, surprisingly all of them make this particular dish so perfectly. This recipe has been...

Hands down, the best whole chicken recipe I’ve ever tasted and I am proud to say that this is my dear grandma’s recipe… I had tasted this whole chicken twice, once cooked by my grandma and another time which was 2 months ago when I was in India by my mom. Since then this dish had been on my top lists and it was yesterday I finally gave it a shot...

“WoW” was the first word that came out of my husband’s and my mouth after tasting this biryani… There was no special occasion nor any particular reason for me to make biryani, yet I made biryani and made an ordinary day very special. When I was with my mom I got to eat biryani almost every week, each time she made it in a totally different...