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Chikoo or sapodilla pudding with caramel malty flavor, tastes divine… Chikoo or Sapodilla is an incredibly sweet fruit when it’s ripe and is commonly found in Tropical countries. There’s a huge tree on the front yard of my parents house in Kerala and they have the luxury of picking the chikoo from the tree and enjoying it. Since, birds are easily...

Chicken, mixed veggies and chicken cooked together to a delicious one pot dish… Cooking Video Chicken Vermicelli- Chicken Semiya   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Thasneen Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Indian Ingredients For marinating Chicken Chicken breasts, diced- 2 Kashmiri chili...

Turn beetroot into a delicious sweet… Burfi is a sugar based Indian sweet, there are different variations of burfi and can be made with several ingredients. I had made burfi with carrot before, so this time I went with beetroot. My man frowned when I told him this was made with beetroot, he took a tiny bite did a taste test and then he gobbled up. It was pretty...

Whole spices roasted and ground to a paste and cooked with beef, aromatic and delicious… Poori Recipe, click here Cooking Video Beef Roast Made with Roasted Whole Spices   Save Print Prep time 7 mins Cook time 50 mins Total time 57 mins   Author: Thasneen Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Indian Ingredients For cooking Beef Oil-...

  Pan fried tuna coated with an aromatic Asian glaze… My plan was to make seared tuna, last minute plan changes and I went ahead and pan fried it. I would order seared tuna in a good restaurant, however I seem to have trouble making seared tuna in my kitchen. The thought that it’s not well cooked kind of bothers me when I cook it by myself. So, I went...

Green tomatoes, lentil, eggplant and roasted ground coconut masala cooked together to make this finger licking sambar… Harvest season has come to an end and I had to pick all the unripe green tomatoes form my veggie garden. I got a lot of green tomatoes sitting on my counter top, thought of letting them ripen in my kitchen. However, it seems there a lot of...

Light and fluffy butter cake topped with fresh cranberries… It was Thanksgiving weekend in Canada, hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends. I always get fresh cranberries for making Thanksgiving dinner. This time, I did something different with cranberries and I’m so glad to have made this cranberry upside down cake. This is one...

Pesto Chicken Sandwich with Avocado spread, one of my favorite easy to make sandwiches… Being a basil pesto fanatic, I love anything that has pesto in it. This sandwich is one of my favorites, it’s easy to make and flavorful. I like to pack this if I’m going on a picnic. I also made an easy avocado spread, smeared the spread on the bread and topped...

Tea flavored with cardamom, flavorful and aromatic… I’m not a huge fan of tea, I’m a coffee person. However, I do enjoy tea once in a while and I need my tea to be flavored with cardamom. Cardamom tea is my mom’s speciality and she makes this tea quite often and whenever she has guests. Everyone loved this tea and would give special request...

Crispy Kale fritters or pakoras, perfect as an evening snack with a cup of cardamom tea… Kale has been one of my staple greens, I add them to my salads, curries, smoothies, couscous, Kerala style thoran or kale stir fry with grated coconut, scrambled eggs etc etc…The other day, I made fritters or pakoras out of kale and I loved how crispy and crunchy...