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Cauliflower florets stir fried in Chinese sauces like Soy sauce and hoisin sauce…it’s a healthy version without frying cauliflower. I wasn’t quite sure what I was making, was it Schezwan or Manchurian??? Though, initially I called this recipe Schezwan, I realized that schezwan sauce is made of dry red chilies, garlic and a few other ingredients...

Easy to make and delicious Tomato Rice made in a pressure cooker… When it’s freezing cold outside and when you can only find tomatoes in your refrigerator, you gotta make Tomato rice. This is one of my favorite recipes, if you want to whip up something delicious with rice this is the one. Tastes delicious when served with raita, pappad and pickle. Cooking...

Finger licking appetizer with Asian seasonings: Asian style chicken poppers… I’ve had chicken poppers as an appetizer at a few restaurants and the flavor I like the most is with Asian seasonings. The other day, I tried making chicken poppers in my kitchen and I used soy sauce as the base for the sauce. In fact, you could add any kind of sauce to coat...

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...