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One of my favourite Thai dishes is Thai red curry chicken, it was made effortlessly in the Instant Pot… I don’t make my own Thai red curry paste- it’s on my to-do list. I always buy Thai Kitchen brand Thai red curry paste – it’s the best I’ve tried so far (not promoting the product, it’s my personal favorite). This is one...

Warning: it’s finger licking delicious… I’m on cloud nine right now after cooking the most delicious whole duck roast. This is the first time ever I’ve cooked duck in my kitchen. I’ve had duck a couple of times in restaurants- Chinese style and Italian style- honestly, I didn’t like that much it was too bland for me. Duck has a...

Tiger shrimp tastes like lobster and this Korma curry tasted heavenly… I am a huge shrimp fanatic and I love it made anyway…well, fried shrimp being the most delicious. The other day, I bought tiger shrimp and wanted to grill or fry them. However, I ended up making a delicious korma with them. Tiger shrimp is huge so I diced each shrimp into 3 pieces,...

Potato and cauliflower pressure cooked in the Instant Pot, turned out delish… This is a delicious korma made with potatoes and cauliflower, seasoned with aromatic Indian spices and finally added coconut milk. Easy to make yet rich korma that can be served with rice or roti. Cooking Video Save Print Instant Pot Potato and Cauliflower Korma Author: Thsneen...

Creamy coconut goodness filled pies, absolutely delicious… This was the dessert I made for Thanksgiving and it was a hit. It has the right amount of creaminess and sweetness and an enormous amount of coconut deliciousness. I’d posted the recipe for making vanilla custard or pudding, the recipe for making coconut cream is similar to vanilla custard with...

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 Save Print Beef Mappas- Beef cooked in coconut Milk Author: Thasneen...

Bottle gourd cooked in coconut milk… Bottle gourd is widely grown in Tropical places. It is used for making a variety of savoury or sweet dishes in India. In Kerala, thoran and pachadi are made using bottle gourd. This was the first time I made something out of bottle gourd and I made a stew out of it. The taste of bottle gourd is quite similar to cucumber...

  Shrimp and mango in coconut gravy: Kerala style and it’s delicious… This dish was on my top, ‘to cook in my kitchen list’. I’ve had this while in Kerala and once at a friends place in Chicago. Being a shrimp fan, I love all kind of shrimp dishes. This one being a Kerala style curry, I love it even more. Raw mango slices are added...

Pina Colada, my most favorite tropical Summer drink… When I go to a restaurant, I’m pretty sure about what drink I want. I always fall for Pina Colada, love it so much. Pineapple, coconut cream and ice when blended together, makes the most delicious drink. Making Pina Colada at home couldn’t get any easier. With very basic ingredients like pineapple...

Crispy and soft melt into your mouth Appams… Appam or Laced Rice crepe is a popular breakfast dish in Kerala. Soaked rice and coconut are ground into a smooth batter, allowed to ferment overnight and baking soda is added before making appams. You can also make appam by adding yeast. For making appams, you have to use the non-stick pan used for making appam,...